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Donegal woman Louise Furey killed while on holiday in Thailand

A young Co Donegal woman has been killed following a tragic accident in Thailand.

The woman, named locally as Louise Furey from Glenties, had only arrived in the country last Wednesday on holiday with her long-term boyfriend Sam Bulmer.

Ms Furey (27) was based in Guernsey in the Channel Islands where she worked with children's services.

Just a few days ago she posted a photo on social media of herself and Mr Bulmer relaxing at their resort, Replay Residence and Pool Villa, in Koh Samui.

Her poignant last Facebook post shows a picture of herself and Mr Bulmer having a drink beside the beach and reads: "Long flight... relaxation time."

It is understood that Ms Furey died after a fall from a balcony at the resort.

A full investigation has been launched by local police into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

Tragically, her dad Patsy, a well-known Donegal GAA fan, passed away less than two years ago following an illness.

Her mum Breege is a well-known school teacher in the Scoil Mhuire National School in the close-knit town of Glenties.

Ms Furey is also survived by her brother Daniel and three sisters, Celine, Annie and Rosaleen.

Daniel Furey and one of her sisters are understood to have travelled to Thailand to make arrangements for the return of their sister's remains.

Ms Furey was born and grew up on the Ard Patrick estate in Glenties where former Donegal GAA manager and Celtic coach Jim McGuinness was a close neighbour.

Chairman of the Glenties Community Group, Brian Carr, said the entire town is numb following news of the tragedy.

"Louise moved to Guernsey a few years ago but was a frequent visitor home.

"Louise went on what would be called the trip of a lifetime just last Wednesday with her boyfriend Sam to Thailand, unfortunately a holiday that had such a tragic ending. The town is numb and in total shock with such terrible news."

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