Daniel O’Donnell will sing at the last Novena of Masses for the Deceased in Creeslough tonight (Fri).
The mass takes place at 7.30pm in St Michael’s Church and all are welcome.
A number of other well-known people including singer Dana and GAA manager Mickey Harte have also taken part in the recent Novena of Masses for the Deceased.
At the time of the tragedy in which ten people lost their lives at the Applegreen Service Station, Daniel paid his own tribute.
Singer Daniel O’Donnell paid an emotional tribute to the people of Creeslough on The Late Late Show on Friday night.
Daniel told Late Late Show Ryan Tubridy “All I can hope is that somehow these people can get some joy in life. I don’t know how, but I hope that God will grant them the ability to be able to have joy sometime because I can’t imagine where they are today or tonight.”
He said he initially thought that no one lost their lives but when he learned the grim news of the ten fatalities, he said: “It’s beyond belief. I watched all the funerals and I know this town. I know Creeslough.”
Daniel told how he was in the service station last August while on a golfing trip and bought diesel at the petrol station and other items in the same shop.
“I thought to myself, there were people that did that on that Friday the same as I did. They walked in and, you know what happened,” O’Donnell said.
“It’s beyond belief for a small community. I don’t know honestly how people step forward. I do not know. All I can say is that I looked at Hamish – the little boy who spoke at his father’s funeral – and I thought the strength that he and his mother got up and did it.”
O’Donnell added: “I thought to myself – those people are being carried today [by Jesus]. To have that strength, at that time, I was amazed. I saw the nicest quote in the media, that ‘Donegal is carrying Creeslough and Ireland is carrying Donegal’.”
Daniel is expected to sing a number of hymns at tonight’s mass.