I awoke this morning to hear the tragic news that eight more lives had been lost on the roads in Donegal.
Like everyone around the whole country I was horrified at the number of lives that were lost needlessly.
Unfortunately, up here in Donegal- losing young men to a car crash is the norm.
Today, the whole county was in mourning with everyone talking about the tragic accident everywhere you went.
My first response was obviously sadness, that then changed to ‘not again’ and ‘when will they ever learn’.
But today is not about discussing the whys and the hows- it’s about grieving for the needless loss of life.
This tragic event has not only touched the families and friends of those involved, but has impacted on those in emergency services, the people of Donegal, and the whole of Ireland.
The Health Service Executive has set up a 24-hour telephone information service for members of the community affected by the tragedy at: 087 2798412.
If this tragic accident has left you feeling vulnerable or in need of some support- please check out our Support Services Directory.
©Marie Duffy for Unwind Your Mind