St Eunan’s GAA Club hoping to corner campervan market

ST Eunan’s GAA Cub in Letterkenny is sectioning of part of its car park to accommodate campervan and motorhomes as the delayed holiday season gets underway. In the latest fundraising initiative, the club is designating a block of spaces next to the clubhouse to create a designated area for visitors and tourists to stay overnight. […]

Gweedore man conned Department out of €134,000

A Gweedore man who conned the Department of Social Protection out of €134,000 would need to win the lottery to pay back the State, a court has heard. Judge Paul Kelly made the remark as he heard that Micheal O’Donnell, Lower Brinaleck, was paying back €30 per week to the Department. The judge said he […]

Relay for Life Donegal: We want to see your photos!

The ninth Relay for Life Donegal is currently taking place around the county. A change to the usual format, all events have been taking place virtually. Have you climbed Errigal, completed some walks or held your own fundraiser to help raise funds for Relay for Life Donegal? If so, we would  love to feature your […]

Gaoth Dobhair’s Men’s Shed look to the bigger picture

THE Gaoth Dobhair Men’s Shed is collecting donations to buy coronavirus vaccines for people in countries that cannot afford them. The ‘Give the World a Shot’ campaign – set up by An Scioból in conjunction with UNICEF – aims to help low and middle-income countries access vaccines against Covid-19. The fundraising campaign, which is being […]

Six Donegal farmers paid over €100,000 last year

OVER 8,000 farmers in Donegal received €60million in direct payments under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy last year, with one farmer receiving almost €158,000. New figures published by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine this week show direct payments to farmers rose by over €1m to €1.19bn in 2020, although there were almost […]

Limited resumption of services at Letterkenny hospital

INITIAL progress has been made to restore some services at Letterkenny University Hospital following the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems. Seán Murphy, General Manager at Letterkenny University Hospital said, “Work is ongoing to get essential systems such as radiology, diagnostic/laboratory and patient information back functioning fully. “Even though we do not have all […]

Raffling a house – How difficult can it be?

WE’VE all encountered raffle fundraisers – good-hearted members of the community going door-to-door to raise funds for charity. But what about raffling your home? For some who have struggled to sell their house on the conventional property market, online sites such as have become the avenue of choice. A UK platform, is the […]

‘Smart technology’ needed to monitor life buoys

COUNCILLOR Jimmy Kavanagh has asked Donegal County Council to consider the use of ‘smart technology’ to monitor the county’s life buoy rings. This would enable them to be alerted immediately to any life rings that are removed so they can act immediately to replace them, he said. “I have had reports from members of the […]

New online booking system for Covid-19 tests in Donegal

The HSE has started the roll-out of a new online booking system for Covid-19 tests. From today, Tuesday 1st June 2021, people living in the vicinity of the Letterkenny test centre will be able to log on to the online system and book their Covid-19 test up to 24 hours in advance. Work is currently […]