The funeral of Patsy Dan Rodgers, the King of Toraigh, will take place on the island on Thursday.

Mr Rodgers, 74, died in hospital in Dublin on Friday night and his remains will leave the city this morning to return to Donegal.

Following prayers in Gort a' Choirce at 3pm his body will be flown to Toraigh from Donegal Airport in Carrickfinn.

His funeral mass will take place at 12.30pm on Thursday.