Celtic Park car park opened for mourners at funeral of Bishop Daly

21 June 2015; General view of Celtic Park. Ulster GAA Hurling Senior Championship, Quarter-Final, Donegal v Derry, Celtic Park, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
21 June 2015; General view of Celtic Park. Ulster GAA Hurling Senior Championship, Quarter-Final, Donegal v Derry, Celtic Park, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Derry GAA Club have opened up their car park in Celtic Park for people attending the Funeral Mass for Bishop Edward Daly.

The College Field car park has the capacity to accommodate hundreds of people and is just a short journey from St Eugene’s Cathedral, where the service will take place at 3.30pm.

Thousands are expected at the Funeral Mass to say farewell to the man many have referred to as ‘The People’s Bishop’.

Many were already gathering at the Cathedral this morning.

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, is expected to be among those attending the service this afternoon, as well as a representative from Pope Francis.