Donegal County Council is making plans to present books of condolence from the Creeslough tragedy to the community.
Books of condolence were opened in Creeslough and in public services centres across Donegal and other counties in the aftermath of the tragic explosion on Friday 7th October, in which 10 people lost their lives.
Donegal County Council also received a large number of letters from other councils and individuals expressing messages of sympathy and support to families affected by the explosion.
Chief Executive of the Donegal County Council, John McLaughlin, said the hope is give the books a long-term place in Creeslough.
“We want to acknowledge and thank the many people who signed the books of condolences , we had many letters in as well for the council from right around the world from other councils and individuals,” Mr McLaughlin told councillors at Monday’s plenary meeting.
“We hope to put them in Creeslough long term after deciding how best respect Creeslough in the project we are working on as a council.”
Mr McLaughlin said a list of the individuals who expressed condolences will be provided to elected members.
“We are holding them (books and letters) and thank the people for that. Rather than keep them to ourselves long-term, we will put them into Creeslough.”
The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Liam Blaney, who opened the books in Donegal, said all messages and letters that came to the council will be shared among members. Councillors have also been asked to forward messages they received from other groups to the Chief Executive.