Mickey Joe, Rory and Peadar team up for charity single


THREE well known Donegal singers have teamed up to record a Christmas single in aid of homeless charity the Peter McVerry Trust. Mickey Joe Harte and Rory Gallagher have just released their version of the Yazoo classic ‘Only You’. The stripped back rendition of the 1982 hit also features Peadar Coll on fiddle and was […]


Dry Arch to host razor sharp fundraiser this weekend


THE Dry Arch Complex in Letterkenny will hold its final fundraiser of 2019 when it stages a sponsored shave tomorrow night (Friday). So far this year, the Dry Arch Complex has raised €10,000 for local charities and groups. “Through our last head shave which raised €6,000 we purchased a defibrillator for the local community. The […]


Raphoe play park facing closure as budget runs dry


A Raphoe play park is facing closure because the local community can no longer afford to fund it. The popular playground was opened five years ago following a titanic fundraising effort within the town. A committee was established and an understanding reached that if they looked after and maintained the park for five years, Donegal […]


‘I’m not f****** frightened of the gardai’ – Councillor


COUNCILLOR Frank McBrearty has launched an explosive tirade after a motion he tabled was withdrawn without him being officially notified. The Raphoe independent rose to his feet during a council meeting this week to loudly berate Cathaoirleach Nicholas Crossan and Director of Services Joe Peoples. In a diatribe that lasted several minutes, Councillor McBrearty used […]


Tyrone bacon firm announces expansion into Donegal


A Tyrone businessman is creating jobs in West Donegal through the expansion of his bacon company. Mervyn Kennedy, whose father William was from Kilmacrennan, owns Kennedy Bacon, an Omagh-based firm that supplies cooked and streaky rashers to retailers including Spar and Musgrave. Kennedy Bacon also make ‘bacon bits’ – the little chunks of meat used […]


Donal Kelly takes late son’s seat on Donegal Council


DONAL Kelly has officially taken his late son Manus’s seat on Donegal County Council. Mr Kelly momentarily struggled for words this morning as he spoke of his pride at being able to take up the role his son was elected to in May. Father-of-five Manus was killed when his car left the road on the […]


‘Perth is great but Donegal will always be home’


IRELAND’S love affair with Down Under may be on the wane but for some Australia continues to be the land of opportunity. Firmly in that category is Donegal man James Anthony O’Donnell. The 34-year-old traded Manorcunningham for Perth in 2011 – at the second time of asking – and has carved himself out a career […]