Playwright Brian Friel will be buried today in Glenties, the town he chose as the setting for his best known and most loved works.
The 86-year-old highly acclaimed writer died on Friday aged 86.
His funeral, which will not include a church service, will take place from his home in Greencastle at 12.30 pm for burial in Glenties cemetery at 3 pm.
Friel’s three best known works, “Dancing at Lughnasa,” “Philadelphia, Here I Come” and “Translations” were all set in a fictional town called Ballybeg.
However, Ballybeg was in reality the town of Glenties, his mother’s hometown.
Friel’s mother, Mary McLoone was a native of Glenties where she worked in the town’s Post Office.
RTE showed the film ‘Dancing At Lughnasa’ as a tribute to the writer on Friday night.