Five confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal

  There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has now been a total of 1,763 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Tuesday 4th August, the HPSC has been notified of 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 26,303 confirmed cases of […]

Latest: 45 confirmed cases of Covid-19, no deaths

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has now been a total of 1,763 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. Advertisement As of midnight Monday 3rd August, the HPSC has been notified of 45 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 26,253 confirmed cases of […]

Council opens online book of condolence for John Hume

AN online book of condolence has been opened in Donegal for John Hume. Signing the book earlier today, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Rena Donaghey said she wished to express sympathy to the Hume family. “He was a man who gave his life to social justice and the pursuit of peace on our island,” said […]

Donegal apartments sparked online bidding war

TWO Donegal apartments sparked a bidding war at an online auction on Tuesday as six properties in the county going under the hammer all sold. Apartment 69, Atlantic Point Apartments, Atlantic Way, Bundoran, eventually sold for almost double its guide price at the BidX1 auction. The third floor two bedroom apartment came with a guide […]

Hume family thanks people of Donegal for their support

THE family of John Hume has thanked the people of Donegal for the care shown to him prior to his death this morning. Mr Hume, one of the key architects of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, passed away peacefully at the age of 83. Announcing the SDLP founder and Nobel Peace Prize winner’s death, […]

Catching the Wild Atlantic Way’s beauty from a bicycle

A DONEGAL student is nearing the end of a month-long solo charity cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way. Saoirse MacCárthaigh left the Old Head of Kinsale in Cork on Monday, July 6, and since then he’s visited many hidden inlets, sandy beaches, tiny harbours, tranquil bays and everything else a coastline can offer. This week […]

School work helping keep tradesmen ‘flat out’

TRADESMEN across Donegal are working flat out to ensure that schools are ready for reopening next month. On Monday, the government announced its roadmap to enable the safe return of schools and local primary and post-primary institutions are now doing their best to put relevant protocols in place before they welcome students back in a […]

Notes from a talented Letterkenny luthier

FROM the workshop behind his Letterkenny home, a talented and highly reputable luthier named Fitz Howard is busy hand-crafting another of his guitars. Howard’s signature sound has led to him working closely with Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s while the late Henry McCullough, the only Irishman to play Woodstock, and who joined Paul McCartney in Wings […]

Croke Park groundsman goes back to school in Donegal

ONE of the groundsmen who helped look after the Croke Park pitch ahead of recent All-Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championship finals is working on a project much closer to home these days. Hughie O’Donnell, who operates his own Groundwork and Landscaping Service in Annagry, is developing a new playing field and running track at […]

Bus Éireann issues advice ahead of bank holiday weekend

BUS Éireann is advising people intending to travel this weekend on its intercity Expressway routes to avoid peak times, as currently some services are unable to satisfy passenger demand. “While only seven per cent of our services overall have demand that exceeds capacity, the issue is more acute on certain routes,” said Eleanor Farrell, Chief […]