Book of condolence to be opened for Manus Kelly

DONEGAL County Council is to open a book of condolence following the death of Manus Kelly. The racing legend was killed following a crash during the Donegal International Rally on Sunday. The father-of-five’s funeral will be held on Thursday at noon in St Columba’s Church, Glenswilly, followed by burial in Conwal Cemetery.  Advertisement Donegal council […]

Packed programme for 31st Earagail Arts Festival

DONEGAL’S premier summer event on the Wild Atlantic Way, Earagail Arts Festival, makes a welcome return for the 31st time this July. From July 10 to 28 the festival will host 100 events featuring over 300 artists from across the globe during 19 magical Donegal days and nights. The Donegal International Folk and Roots Weekend, […]

Border hotels to be asked to house asylum seekers

THE Department of Justice is to launch an appeal to hotels along the border willing to provide emergency accommodation for asylum seekers. The call will go out in early September to hotels, hostels and guesthouses in the border region, Minister Charlie Flanagan’s department has confirmed. Details of how many buildings or rooms are needed are […]

In Their Thousands to play German world music festival

DONEGAL band In Their Thousands’ big year just got bigger following an invite to Europe’s largest world music festival. Between July 4 and July 7 over 100,000 people will descend on Letterkenny’s twin town of Rudolstadt in East Germany. Almost 100 acts from across a range of genres will take to the stage with all […]

€260,000 sports boost for Coláiste na Carrige

MINISTER for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has said a €260,000 investment in sports facilities at Coláiste na Carrige will be a game-changer for the school, local communities, clubs and organisations. “Almost €260,000 is to be invested in our school children, clubs and communities by creating a top class athletics centre in Coláiste na Carraige. […]

Man dies following quad accident in Mountcharles

GARDAI have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a man’s death in South Donegal. The victim, named locally as Patrick McGinty, died following an incident involving a quad bike. The crash occurred on the Sunday when Mr McGinty, who was in his 40s, came off the bike while travelling on a local road at […]