Here's how to support those affected by the tragedy in Creeslough 11 months ago

Here's how to support those affected by the tragedy in Creeslough

An Post is among those accepting donations from the public from Monday.

Fundraisers have been set up to support those affected by the petrol station explosion in Creeslough on Friday, 7 October.


A Donegal man living in Australia has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help the families of the deceased as well as the injured.

Gerard McFadden explained that he wanted to help support his community after learning about the tragic news.

McFadden confirmed that all funds raised will be donated to the victims' families as well as the injured. Over €245,000 has been raised as of Monday morning.

You can donate here.


An Post is also accepting donations from the public from Monday. A Creeslough Community Support Fund has been set up at all 920 post offices across Ireland, with donations going towards the Irish Red Cross.

"The An Post board, management, and staff across Ireland send their deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers to all those who have lost loved ones in the Cresslough tragedy, to those who are injured, to the Postmistress and Post Office staff and all the Creeslough community," noted a spokesperson.


With consent of the families, An Garda Síochána confirmed the identities of the deceased during a press conference on Sunday afternoon.

James O Flaherty, 48 years

Jessica Gallagher, 24 years

Martin McGill, 49 years


Catherine O Donnell, 39 years and her son, James Monaghan, 13 years

Hugh Kelly, 59 years

Martina Martin, 49 years

Robert Garwe, 50 years and his daughter

Shauna Flanagan Garwe, 5 years


Leona Harper, 14 years.

Garda Family Liaison Officers have been appointed to the families and are continuing to provide support and information.

The remains of the deceased are at Letterkenny University Hospital where State Post Mortems have commenced under the direction of Dr. Heidi Okkers, Assistant State Pathologist.

These post mortems will continue over the next few days. Results will not be released for operational reasons.

A man in his 20s remains in a critical condition in St. James Hospital, Dublin.

The seven other surviving casualties continue to receive treatment in Letterkenny University Hospital and remain in stable condition.