26 Sept 2022

Funeral arrangements confirmed for Carlow teacher who died in tragic accident

Funeral arrangements confirmed for young teacher who died in horrific, freak accident in Donegal

The late Amanda Kinsella

Details of the funeral arrangements have been released for the young Carlow woman who died following a freak, tragic  accident in Donegal on Friday evening.

The funeral mass for Amanda Kinsella, 27,  from Bennekerry, Co. Carlow, will take place on Thursday at 2.00 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, Bennekerry, (with a maximum of 50 people permitted in the church) followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. 

The funeral cortège will leave Amanda's home on Thursday at 1.40 pm en route to the church; those who wish to line the route may do so in a safe and socially distanced manner.

The funeral mass at 2.00p.m. may be viewed on the following link:

In the funeral notice, the family has expressed its thanks to everyone for their support and understanding at this most difficult time.

Amanda was the daughter of Michael and Patricia and loving sister of David and Aishling. She will be sadly missed by her heartbroken parents, sister, brother, partner Brendan Galvin and the Galvin family, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, neighbours, friends, work colleagues in Bahrain and all her friends in the GAA Community, to whom deepest sympathy is extended.

She had been home on holidays from the Middle East where she had been teaching for several years.

She died following what has been described by witnesses as a tragic, freak accident that occurred on the main Donegal Town to Ballybofey N15 road at Ardnawark, Barnesmore Gap, at  around 3.45 pm on Friday. She fell out of a moving bus and then hit a van that was passing by. She was airlifted to hospital in Dublin but passed away on Friday evening.

She had been in Donegal for a wedding the previous day.

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