Young woman killed after falling from bus was returning home for a wedding 

Young woman killed after falling from bus was returning home for a wedding 

Amanda Kinsella died tragically on Friday. Picture: Palatine GAA

A young woman who was killed in a freak accident in Co Donegal had returned home from the Middle East to attend a friend’s wedding.

Amanda Kinsella fell from a bus at Ardnawark, Barnesmore Gap, outside Donegal Town at about 3.45pm on Friday afternoon last.

It is understood she was with a number of people on a private bus traveling to an after-wedding party when the tragedy occured. 

Ms Kinsella, 27, was airlifted by helicopter to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, but passed away on Friday evening.

Originally from Co Carlow, she had travelled home for a holiday which included a trip to Donegal for a friend's wedding.

Her local GAA club in Carlow Bennekerry/Tinryland Ladies Football Club shared a moving tribute to Ms Kinsella on their Facebook page. 

"Our Bennekerry Tinryland family and community are deeply saddened and devastated to hear the news of the utterly tragic passing of club mate Amanda Kinsella.

“Our hearts are broken. We can’t begin to describe how beautiful, talented and truly amazing she was. 

"We offer our deepest sympathies to her parents Mono and Patricia and siblings Aisling and David. A super star 100 times over, we will never ever forget her. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.” 

Palatine GAA club also paid tribute to the young woman saying she will be "an immense loss to our club and community."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kinsella family on the passing of Amanda. She was a superstar and our hearts are broken."

Members of a number of Middle Eastern clubs including the Arabian Celts and Clan an Oman also paid tribute.

A spokesperson for the Arabian Celts said “Amanda was just a fantastic person, on and off the pitch. Kind, funny and full of fun and adventure.

“She will be sadly missed by all in Bahrain who were lucky enough to know her.” 

Gardai are continuing their investigations into the cause of the tragic incident.

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