Man dies after fall while hiking in Co Donegal

Gardaí treating incident as a tragic accident

A man in his 50s has died after sustaining fatal injuries in a fall while hiking in Dunlewey, Co Donegal.

On Saturday, around 1pm, gardaí and rescue services were called to an incident involving two hikers – including the deceased – at Cró Nimhe, a valley close to Dunlewey.

The deceased man was recovered and transported from the mountain to the mortuary at University Hospital Letterkenny. Gardaí are treating the incident as a tragic accident.

The second hiker, a man in his late 50s, also suffered injuries in the incident, and was airlifted from the valley to the hospital in Letterkenny. His injuries are described as non-life-threatening.


“The local coroner has been informed, and preparations are being made for a postmortem examination,” a Garda spokesman said.

Fiachra Gallagher

Fiachra Gallagher

Fiachra Gallagher is an Irish Times journalist