Hundeds of people are expected to attend the funeral of west Donegal woman Gracie Bonner today.

Aged 90, she passed away at Dungloe District Hospital after a short period of illness.

From Mullaghduff orginially, she was very well known in the area and hugely popular.

She was the mother of former Republic of Ireland and Celtic star Packie Bonner, his brother Dennis, and sisters Ann, Maimie, Cathy, Margaret and Bee.

Funeral Mass will be at 11.00 am in St. Columba's Church, Acres, with burial afterwards in Belcruit cemetery.

Her passing has evoked a sense of great sadness in the local community.

Photo: Eoin McGarvey.

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