Snooker legend Higgins drops in to Donegal bar

SNOOKER star John Higgins took a break from the baize to spend a few days in Donegal this week. The four-time world champion dropped in at The Alt Bar in Killea where he enjoyed a coffee with family members before taking a stroll around the village. Higgins then travelled on to Ballybofey where he visited […]

Tragic drowning in west Donegal recalled by sister

A woman whose sister drowned in west Donegal 50 years ago says her heart never fully mended after the tragedy. Máire Grae was one of four Irish language students who lost their lives when a freak wave engulfed them on Mullaghderg beach on July 13 1972. Máire, who was 14 and from Sutton in Co Dublin, perished alongside […]

Poignant beach tribute for Harry the dog

A rescue dog who became a much loved member of a community in west Donegal has been immortalised in stone. Harry was a well known fixture in Gaoth Dobhair for 15 years after being adopted by the Nic Niallais family. They brought him from Wicklow where, along with his brothers and sisters, he had been dumped in a […]

Gardaí called following council meeting discord

GARDAÍ had to be called to a meeting of Donegal County Council on Wednesday following a complaint made against Cllr Frank McBrearty. Elected members gathered in Lifford for what was supposed to be a workshop followed by a meeting of Lifford and Stranorlar Municipal District. Municipal chairman, Councillor Patsy McGowan, said he had no option […]

First tickets announced for Sea Sessions 2023

HARDLY have the Bundoran decibels returned to normal but the first tickets for Sea Sessions 2023 are to be released. Organisers of the Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival have just announced that it will return from June 16 to 18 June 2023 with an extremely limited amount of Super Early Bird Tickets on sale […]

Jessica hoping to make a splash on cruise ship

CONVOY’S Jessica Harkin, better known to many by her alter-ego Kazoo the clown, is embarking on a cruise ship career. The 26-year-old has just joined the 1,200 strong crew of the Ruby Princess. Jessica, who as well as a clown is a talented magician, has spent the last few years touring with Circus Corvenieo. A staple of […]

Carter teeing up performance at Downings golf festival

COUNTRY music star Nathan Carter has been unveiled as the headline act for this year’s Donegal Festival of Golf. The concert will take place on Saturday August 20 in Downings. The festival is being hosted by Donegal County Council as part of prestigious Irish Legends Golf Tournament and in association with the McGinley Foundation on […]

Ever fancied giving sailing a try? Here you go…

RATHMULLAN Sailing and Watersports Club is to host a session on the water for those who might like to try out sailing. The event takes place this Sunday, July 3, from noon until 2pm however things are dependent on the weather. A club spokesperson said, “Please watch our Facebook page for further information. Start time […]

Funeral details announced for Fr Brian Quinn

Fr Brian Quinn will be laid to rest on Wednesday. The Very Rev Brian Quinn, PP, Parish of Aughaninshin (Irish Martyrs), passed away yesterday at Letterkenny University Hospital. He was 64. Fr Quinn’s remains will repose at the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny, today from 6pm to 9pm and from 11am to 9pm tomorrow.  […]