A number of the families of those who perished in the Creeslough tragedy have reached out to the Lafferty family who run the Applegreen Service Station at the centre of the incident.
Two of the families have remembered the family during the funerals of two of the victims of the tragedy.
The family of Martin McGill, the Scottish native who moved to Creeslough to be a carer for his mother Mary asked the Lafferty family to be part of their mass.
Danny ‘Martin’ Lafferty, who operates the service station, brought up an offertory gift during Martin’s mass at St Michael’s Church on Tuesday.
The family of the late James O’Flaherty have also reached out to the Lafferty family following the tragedy.
James’ wife Tracey was one of two people who said prayers of the faithful at the Australian man’s funeral at St Mary’s Church in Derrybeg, Gaoth Dobhair.
She offered one of her prayers to the Lafferty family and the other to the emergency services.
She said “Lord, we remember sin our prayers at this time the Lafferty family. We hold them in our hearts and hope they find strength and comfort during this very difficult time.
“We are grateful for the immense work of all the emergency services the staff of Letterkenny University Hospital and all those who helped us during that difficult day and continue to help us now. May God bless them and protect them
The Lafferty family was also invited to attend the wakes of other victims of the tragedy.
The family have been a central part of everyday life in Creeslough for many years.