Hundreds expected at Donegal shorefront vigil for drowned family

The vigil will take place next Sunday

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Buncrana pier, Co Donegal on Monday morning. Photo: Kieran Cuddihy via Twitter

Hundreds of people are to attend a special vigil next Sunday in Donegal, in memory of those who drown last weekend in Lough Swilly.

The vigil, on a green area on the shore-front in Buncrana, will take place at 7pm in the evening, to coincide with the exact time of the tragedy.

Five members of the one extended family died when their jeep slipped off the pier in Buncrana and entered the water last Sunday.

Their funeral masses are due to take place in Derry tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s meeting of Derry City Council - where the victims are from - has been cancelled as a mark of respect.