Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has expressed his profound sympathy following the tragic death of local teacher Dawn Croke following the heart-breaking accident in Dungloe.
Deputy Gallagher said: “Dawn Croke was an exceptionally gifted individual with a massive personality and warmth that radiated from her on each occasion you met her.
“I knew Dawn well, she is a member of a well-known and much respected Dungloe family. Just last month in December she visited me in Dáil Eireann with a class from Rosses Community School.
“She later brought the class to meet Brother Kevin Crowley and visit the homeless centre in Dublin to present a cheque of €1,000, which she and the class had successfully raised for the charity,” Gallagher said.
“I have spoken earlier today to brother, Kevin to convey news of the tragedy; he recalled her visit and was greatly saddened by the tragic news.
“Dawn worked in the Rosses Community School, like her father before her who taught in the same school for many years. She was employed as a PE and Recourse teacher within the school,” he added.
“She was dearly loved by her students and her work colleagues all of whom are devastated at the news of her untimely death.
The Donegal T.D. also offered his deepest sympathies to Dawn’s family and friends.
“I wish to express my deepest sympathies and my profound personal sadness to her parents, her sons, her siblings, to her work colleagues in the Rosses Community School and her wider circle of family and friends.”
“There is a deep sense of shock and disbelief within our community that such a freak and tragic accident occurred, and the cloud of sadness is even greater when it has taken the life of one that had contributed so much to our community and that was so widely loved and respected by all those who knew her and worked with her.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those that are grieving from this tragic accident.”Tags: