The young woman who was killed in a freak road accident outside Donegal town yesterday has been named as Amanda Kinsella (27) from County Carlow.
Gardaí are continuing to investigate the incident that occurred at Ardnawark, Barnesmore Gap, at approximately 3.45p.m.
Ms. Kinsella, who was a passenger on a private bus, was seriously injured when she fell from the moving vehicle and was struck by a passing car
She was airlifted by helicopter to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, but passed away yesterday evening.
She had been home on holidays from the Middle East where she was working.
Tributes have been paid to her today by her many friends and colleagues.
She was particularly well known in GAA circles and her local club in Carlow Bennekerry/Tinryland Ladies Football Club has been among the many to express condolences and support for her family.
In a post on its facebook page, it said: “Our Bennekerry Tinryland family and community are deeply saddened and devastated to hear the news of the utterly tragic passing of club mate Amanda Kinsella. Our hearts are broken. We can’t begin to describe how beautiful, talented and truly amazing she was. We offer our deepest sympathies to her parents Mono and Patricia and siblings Aisling and David. A super star 100 times over, we will never ever forget her. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.”
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling in the townland of Ardnawark, Barnesmore Gap, Donegal Town on Friday afternoon and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardaí.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Donegal Town Garda Station on (074) 9740190, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.