The woman in her 60s killed when she was struck by a van in Killybegs last night was a well-known local woman who had recently retired from her job.
She has been named locally as retired post-mistress Eileen Kennedy from The Glebe in the fishing town.
The coastal town is coming to terms with the tragedy today.
Mrs Kennedy is mourned by her loving husband Frankie, sons Colin, Ronan and Aidan, daughters in law Clare and Laura, grandchildren Róisín and Ciara, sister Mary, sisters in law, relatives and friends.
The road were the collision occurred has reopened the lunchtime as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators have completed their work. Gardai are appealing for anybody who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.
The victim was struck by a silver Ford van on the Donegal Road in close proximity to the local community hospital at around 5pm.
The well-known lady was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-mortem is due to be carried out on her remains.
She is the first person to lose her life on Donegal’s roads this year.
Head of the Garda Traffic Corps in Donegal, Inspector Seamus McGonagle said a number of witnesses have already come forward.
However, he appealed to anybody who may have been in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage to come forward.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family of this woman at this time.
“We have received assistance from a number of witnesses but we would like to ask if there is anybody else out there who may have witnessed the accident to get in touch.
“We would also like to hear from anybody who may have dashcam footage either before or after the incident from the area to make it available to us,” he said.
Donegal County Council Road Safety Officer Brian O’Donnell said his sympathy was with the woman’s family.
He noted that road fatalities in Donegal increased in both early and late months of the year.
In a general appeal to motorists and pedestrians he asked people to be extra vigilant during the darker months.
“We are experiencing very dark and damp nights and I would appeal to all road-users to be extra vigilant when driving or people out walking,” he said.