New vaccination centre to open in west Donegal


PLANS are underway to open a new satellite vaccination centre in West Donegal. The news comes as the first walk-in vaccination centres prepare to open in the county over the bank holiday weekend. People without an appointment will be able to get a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in the Letterkenny IT vaccination centre on Saturday […]


Bishop apologises to victims as former priest jailed


IN Letterkenny Criminal Circuit Court today, Con Cunningham was sentenced to prison for abusing two minors while in active ministry as a priest in the Diocese of Raphoe between the years 1972 and 1975. The Bishop of Raphoe has apologised unreservedly to the two victims. “I am deeply sorry that as innocent children they had […]


Windfarm fund generates boost for local students


LOCAL students will benefit from the latest round of funding through the Energia Meenadreen Windfarm Community Benefit Fund. The fund has already allocated almost €40,000 to five students through specialised bursaries, supporting them in further education over the next three years. The scheme is now open for new applications from students living beside the wind […]


First ever Carrickfinn 10k on Bank Holiday Monday


RUNNERS and walkers are being invited to take part in arguably the most scenic 10k on earth. Taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 2, the Carrickfinn 10k Coastal Run is part of a drive to further enhance sporting facilities in the area and to assist local clubs such as Tír Chonaill Rugby Club and […]


Long waits for patients attending Letterkenny hospital


The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital has been extremely busy this week with higher than average numbers of people attending. There is ongoing pressure on bed availability in the hospital with many patients currently experiencing long waiting times to be admitted from the ED to an acute bed in the hospital. Hospital management are […]


Funeral details of crash victim Alan Devenney


THE funeral will take place on Thursday of Alan Devenney, the motorcyclist killed in a crash in Letterkenny on Sunday. Mr Devenney, of Dooish in Newtowncunningham, died in a collision involving a Jeep. Among those paying tribute following the tragedy has been the Facebook page ‘Maidencity Regalia’. Advertisement They wrote, “Could everyone please keep the […]


Funding sought for new ferries


FUNDING has been sought to provide a new ferry service between two more Donegal islands and the mainland. It is hoped that Inis Meáin and its nearest neighbour, Inishsirrer, will join Tory, Arranmore, Gola and Inishboffin in being linked to a regular ferry service next summer. The issue was raised at the latest meeting of […]


Did Taylor pay a Swift visit to Donegal?


WAS Taylor Swift really in Donegal at the weekend? Known for hits such as ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and Shake It Off’, the 31-year-old is more used to Los Angeles than Letterkenny. But social media has been raging with speculation the multi-award winning artist visited Portsalon on Saturday. Swift, who is said […]


Death of former Letterkenny Rovers player Cathal James


  THE sudden death of Cathal James, 5 West Hill, Letterkenny, has been learned of with great sadness in the locality. A well known and respected member of the local community, Cathal was a former player, coach and manager of Letterkenny Rovers FC. Advertisement A long serving club man, Cathal was a hard tackling right […]