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Tragic loss Tributes paid to Amanda Kinsella who 'changed the lives of every single person she met'

Amanda's Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday in St Mary's Church, Bennekerry, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery


RIP: Amanda Kinsella

RIP: Amanda Kinsella

RIP: Amanda Kinsella

Numerous heartfelt tributes have been paid to Amanda Kinsella “a friend that changed the lives of every single person she met” ahead of her funeral later this week. 

Amanda, of Bennekerry, Carlow, died in a freak accident in Co Donegal after returning from the Middle East for a friend’s wedding.

Ms Kinsella, who was aged 27, fell from a bus at Ardnawark, Barnesmore Gap, outside Donegal Town at approximately 3.45pm on Friday, August 13.

She was struck by a passing car after the fall.

She was along with a number of people on the private bus understood to be traveling to an after-wedding party.

Ms Kinsella was airlifted by helicopter to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, but passed away that evening.

Her death notice on RIP.ie states that Amanda (died) suddenly, following an accident.

“Beloved daughter of Michael and Patricia and loving sister of David and Aishling. Amanda will be sadly missed by her heartbroken parents, sister, brother, partner Brendan Galvin and the Galvin Family, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, neighbours, friends, work colleagues in Bahrain and all her friends in the GAA Community,” it reads.

Amanda's Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday at 2pm in St Mary's Church, Bennekerry, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

It adds that “the family would like to thank you for your support and understanding at this most difficult time”.

The funeral cortège will leave Amanda's home on Thursday at 1.40pm en route to the church, and those who wish to line the route have been invited to do so in a safe and socially distanced manner.

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Those who would have liked to attend but who cannot due to the current restrictions have left numerous messages for the family in the condolence section.

One reads: “To Amanda's family, partner, friends worldwide, I offer my heartfelt love and prayers on the sad passing of your beautiful Amanda.

“I hope the treasured memories, stories, and love you shared together will help in the coming days and months. By all accounts Amanda made her stamp on everyone she met in life, and enriched their lives. I will pray for you."

Another adds: “Mono and Patricia, sincere condolences on your indescribable loss. Amanda's beautiful spirit was taken from you all too soon. May her wonderful soul rest in peace. "

One other states that: “The thoughts and prayers of the GAA community in Riyadh and Saudi Arabia are with Aisling and Amanda's family, and Brendan and the Galvin family at this sad time. Amanda's vibrant soul will continue to inspire those of us who were privileged to know her.”

One other person has written: “My sincere condolences to Amanda’s Mum and Dad, Aisling, David, Brendan, her extended family and her never ending circle of friends all over the world. Amanda Kinsella was a friend that changed the lives of every single person she met, she entered each room with a smile and left each individual better than how she found them.

"I don’t think there are the words available to explain what Amanda meant to us all, we’ve reminisced over the last few days and each and every story that was shared was followed by both laughter and tears, she was such a source of positivity, laughter, devilment and never ending support.

“Our Muscat family will never be the same, but the memories and stories will last us a lifetime. Sleep well my fellow Burj Khalifa, continue to shine bright, we love and miss you more than you will ever know.”

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