Letterkenny woman has key role in Olympics challenge

A LETTERKENNY woman is finalising plans for the Tokyo Olympics. Dr Sharon Madigan is Head of Performance Nutrition at Sport Ireland and she works with the Irish Olympic Team. The eldest daughter of Jim and Mary Madigan, Ramelton Road, Dr Madigan’s sister Bronagh works in Letterkenny University Hospital while her brother Paul is employed at […]

‘Middling’ job on the Arranmore ferry is a great job

ARRANMORE’S largest ferry has been lengthened by three metres. The specialist work was undertaken on the MV Rhum by engineers at Mevagh Boatyard in Downings over recent months. The vessel is now back in the water ahead of the busy summer season between Burtonport and the island. The yard is operated by Dominic Sweeney, a […]

What happened after two Donegal lads left secure jobs?

FIFTEEN years ago two Donegal friends took a leap of faith and left secure, stable jobs to set up their own recruitment company. Today, 3D Personnel is a leading name in construction recruitment for the UK, Ireland and Europe with a turnover in excess of £50 million (Stg) last year. The company employs more than […]

100 year old spirit discovered in Donegal distillery

A story of a 100 year-old spirit living on the site of a new distillery in West Donegal was revived earlier this week. The ‘Ghost Whiskey’ appeared at the historic Crolly Whiskey Company building just months after it became the first to successfully distil whiskey in Donegal for more than 180 years. Spirits were first […]

1,000 a day now getting vaccinated in Donegal

AN acceleration of the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out in Donegal has resulted in 1,000 people getting their first dose each day this week. It is expected that all people aged between 50-59 in Donegal, who have registered for the vaccine online, will have been offered their first dose of the vaccine in the vaccination centre at […]

Letterkenny hospital disruption set to continue

DISRUPTION to services at Letterkenny University Hospital as a result of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems is expected to continue for the rest of this week. CANCELLATIONS · All outpatient clinics are cancelled. · All diagnostics including x-ray, CT scans, MRI appointments and cardiac investigations are cancelled. · Endoscopy services are cancelled. […]

Inishowen musician pens anthem for Mica campaign

SINGER David Craig has used his considerable music talents to support the Mica crumbling block campaign. The Inishowen songwriter put pen to paper and came up with the (Crumbling) Homes of Donegal – a take on the classic Irish folk tune ‘The Homes of Donegal’. In it David highlights the plight of those living in […]

Charity for ex-military celebrating 70th anniversary

A charity set up to support Ireland’s military veterans is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel – Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann (ONE) – was founded in 1951 to assist members of the Defence Forces in the aftermath of the Emergency. Since then it has grown to 37 branches with 1,000 members […]

Album features songs handed down through generations

LETTERKENNY native John Tunney recently released an album – The Immigrant: A Stone on the Cairn of Tradition. As well as some classic traditional songs, handed down from his father and others, there are some wonderful original songs, including one of his own which won the All-Ireland Fleadh competition. He is joined on various tracks […]

Packaging firm seals multi-million euro deal

A Donegal packaging company has signed a multi-million euro contract with one of Europe’s leading food group processors. ProAmpac – formerly Rapid Action Packaging – has operated out of Gaoth Dobhair Business Park since 1997 and currently employs 200 people there. The firm has signed a contract with C&D Foods, the pet food division of […]