The eighth person killed in the Creeslough tragedy in Donegal will be laid to rest this morning.
The funeral of Hugh 'Hughie' Kelly takes place one week on from the day the explosion claimed the lives of ten people.
The 59-year old is the oldest person who was tragically killed in last week’s explosion at Lafferty’s service station in the village.
The Creeslough native who farmed and worked in construction, has been described as a ‘cheery’ man.
His funeral mass takes place this morning at 11am in St. Michael’s Church in Creeslough.
His funeral will be attended by President Michael D Higgins, who arrived in the village on Wednesday.
Yesterday, President Higgins met those involved in the recovery operation including cocker spaniel Tess, and Labrador Brodhe, from the Search and Rescue Dog Association of Ireland.
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Applegreen will hold a minute's silence across it's locations today in honour of the ten people killed in an explosion in Creeslough last week.
It will take place at 3:15pm today, exactly one week after the tragic incident.
Applegreen continues to raise funds for the local community of Creeslough in association with the Irish Red Cross.