& # 39; Devastating couple of days & # 39; – Young mother clings to life because two brothers remain in hospital after a fatal crash

Shiva Devine
Shiva Devine

Allison Bray

A young mother keeps fighting for her life after a horrendous car accident that claimed the lives of two of her friends.

Rachel Elliott (25), of Ballinamallad, Co Fermanagh, was in a critical but stable condition last night at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Two other occupants of the car, the brothers Conor Brennan (26) and Tristian Brennan (19), of Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, were also recovering at Sligo University Hospital.

Their injuries are serious but according to gardaí are not considered life-threatening.

Elliott, a mother of someone who attended St Mary's College in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, was initially treated at Sligo University Hospital but later transferred to Beaumont.

They were among a group of six friends who enjoyed a night out in the popular resort of Bundoran, Co. Donegal, when the blue Peugeot 306 in which they traveled hit a wall around 3.25am on Sunday.

Conall McAleer

Conall McAleer

Mother-of-one Shiva Devine, who lived in Belleek, Co Fermanagh, but originally from Donegal, died during the accident together with Conall McAleer, from Pettigo, Co Fermanagh.

Both victims were older at the age of 20.


Ms. Devine's funeral will take place this morning in the St Brigid Church in her homeland Ballintra at 11 o'clock in the morning.

Mr. McAleer will be buried tomorrow after his funeral in St. Joseph's Church in Ederney.

A man who reportedly was a sixth occupant of the car, yesterday morning handed in gardaí in Bundoran, where he was interrogated. He was released without charge when a file was sent to the DPP.

Meanwhile, local councilor Michéal Naughton said that after the tragedy a shroud had been thrown over the local community and across the border.

"It has been a devastating few days here in Donegal," he said.

Floral tributes and cards were placed in honor of the victims of the accident yesterday.

Local residents – some of whom saw the young victims on the road – were still in shock yesterday, he said.

Irish Independent

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