Priest in appeal to teens at Donal Walsh funeral

The priest at the funeral mass of Donal Walsh has urged young people to remember the the message of the 16-year-old.

The Kerry teenager has been laid to rest this afternoon after losing his four year battle with cancer earlier this week.

Hundreds of people attended his funeral mass at St. John's Church in Tralee earlier.

During his illness he had appealed to his peers contemplating suicide to think twice and to ask for help.

His friend Eoin Walsh read these words penned by Donal at today's mass.

"I've climbed God's mountains, faced many struggles for my life, and dealt with so much loss" he said.

"And as much as I'd love to go around to every fool on this planet and open their eyes to the mountains that surround them in life, I can't".

"But maybe if I shout from mine they'll pay attention