Arrest over attempted robbery of Clonmany Post Office

GARDAÍ have arrested a man in his early 60s in connection with the attempted armed robbery of a post office in Clonmany. Shortly after 5pm on Wednesday November 11 a man entered Clonmany Post Office and produced what was believed to be a handgun and demanded money. A Post office worker retreated to a back […]

Donegal ETB shelves plans for fence at Gartan Estate

DONEGAL ETB has this morning confirmed that it will not now push ahead with plans for a new access control fence at Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre. The Education and Training Board said the fence would have improved overall public safety within the Gartan Estate and enhanced child protection measures for children partaking in courses […]

Donegal funeral following sudden death of man in China

THE funeral will take place in Letterkenny on Monday of Joe Kelly, the Donegal businessman who passed away suddenly in China on Sunday, November 1. Joe (55) was the global Vice-President of corporate communications at Chinese technology giant Huawei and had been living in Shenzhen since December 2012. The son of Frank and Ann Kelly, […]

Almost €30,000 worth of drugs seized in Letterkenny

Almost €30,000 worth of drugs have been seized in Letterkenny. Four people have been arrested following the seizures totalling €28,000 in the Letterkenny area in recent days. The Divisional Drugs Unit uncovered a major haul of cannabis with an estimated street value of €21,000. They also uncovered cocaine with an estimated street value of €7,000. […]

Councillor gets cooking on ‘food destination’ plans

A councillor has gone back to school in a bid to enhance west Donegal’s fortunes in the food industry. Councillor Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig vowed to take up culinary classes following discussions with Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Caisleáin Óir Hotel in Annagry about developing the west of the county as a ‘food destination’. […]

Donegal teen takes to virtual stage in Child Talks 2020

    INDIA Kennedy (17) from Laghey took to the virtual stage last Friday as a participant in the third annual Child Talks event. Advertisement Child Talks is an annual Ted Talks style event, organised by the Office of the Ombudsman for Children (OCO) that aims to elevate the voices of children and young people […]

Death of one of the last veterans of the ‘Emergency’

ONE of the last veterans of the ‘Emergency’ has died. James Callan from Rooskey near Convoy passed away on Wednesday. He was 94. Mr Callan was a former member of the Local Defence Force (LDF), a military organisation that existed from 1939 until 1946. Advertisement The LDF was a volunteer branch set up to support […]

Local school receives message from David Attenborough

  GEOGRAPHY students at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School in Raphoe received a letter in the post this week from broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough. The 94-year-old documentarian, whose work includes: Life on Earth, Planet Earth and his most recent documentary, A Life on Our Planet, wrote to the students as part […]

Death of John Joe Doherty in Sydney

THE death occurred after a short illness on Sunday evening of John Joe Doherty, Sydney, Australia and formerly from Ray, Manorcunningham. John Joe (84) spent his early days as a butcher in Patterson’s Butcher’s Shop in Main Street, Letterkenny, before travelling with his girl-friend Rose McGarvey from Termon to Australia in 1958. The couple married […]