A priest at the funeral of a young Co Fermanagh mother who died in a car accident has said she will never be forgotten.
Shiva Devine (20), who lived in Belleek, died after the Peugeot 306 car in which she was driving against a wall in the Eastend area of Bundoran, Co. Donegal, struck in the early hours of Sunday.
Conall McAleer, older in his early years & # 39; 20 and from Boa Island, Co Fermanagh, also died in the crash.
Yesterday Shiva's broken family and friends gathered at St Brigid's Church in Ballintra, Co. Donegal, to pay their last obeisances.
They heard how the young woman loved life, her friends and family, especially her little boy Kyle.
Ballintra pastor Joe O & D; Donnell told the crowd of several hundreds that "we will never see Shiva's smile again, or the funny, carefree person she was".
Fr O & # 39; Donnell also warned young people that they are "not indestructible" and deal with their lives carefully.
Referring to the sense of shock felt by the whole community, the priest described the death of Shiva and Conall as a kind of blackout – sudden and making people difficult to understand.
He added: "The only thing we can do when a blackout takes place is to run to a light, even that of a small candle.
"We only have Christ our Lord now to help us break this terrible darkness."
Fr O & # 39; Donnell continued: "We thank God for the life and memories of your dear friend Shiva Devine.
Donegal and Fermanagh will never forget you. & # 39;
Shiva came from Donegal but lived in Belleek.
The priest told mourners how the accident during the weekend brought gripping memories to the horrific car accident at Clonmany in Co Donegal on Sunday, July 11, 2010, in which eight people lost their lives.
He added: "At nine o'clock that Sunday evening I was called to the Letterkenny General Hospital and told me to be prepared for many victims who ended up losing eight lives.
"I spent that Sunday evening and most Monday morning comforting parents and their friends and leading them downstairs to identify their children.
"I had hoped that I would never have experienced anything like this before, and it took me two years to recover.
"Although the circumstances and details of the Sunday morning crash in Bundoran can be completely different, the only real fact is that young lives have been lost.
"Shiva Devine and Conall McAleer have been taken away from us."
A friend of Shiva also paid a moving tribute and said, "As Oscar Wilde said, we are all in the gutter but Shiva is laughing at the top of a bright blue star."
After the service Shiva was laid on the adjacent cemetery to rest. She is survived by her partner Brian, son Kyle (3), parents Nicola and Julian and brothers and sisters Odin, Che, Freya and Eris Daisy and family.
Shiva and Conall were one of six people traveling in the car after a night out in the popular seaside resort of Co-Donegal of Bundoran when the accident happened.
Three other occupants of the vehicle are still undergoing hospital treatment for their injuries.
Hundreds of mourners are expected to step in at St. Joseph's Church in Ederney today to say goodbye to Fermanagh man Conall McAleer.
Conall died of Boa Island Road in Kesh in the same traffic accident that claimed the life of Shiva Devine.
He was a former pupil of the primary school of St. Joseph in Ederney and St Michael's College in Enniskillen.
St Michael's most important Mark Henry told the Belfast Telegraph yesterday: "Conall left the school in 2014 after completing his GSCE's.
"He was a very capable student, but he never made a secret that his career would relate to agriculture and machines that he loved.
"He was always very clear that he did not take an academic route and would not stay to complete his A-levels.
"He was a hugely popular young man among his peers, both with students and staff, with a broad circle of friends."
"Conall represented St Michael in Gaelic football and I coached him myself on some school teams.
"He was a traditional corner back that no prisoners would have taken on the field."
Ederney pastor, Father Frank McManus, added: "The events of Sunday evening have shocked everyone in this close-knit rural community."