Dungloe leading the way with ‘Going Green’ initiative

DUNGLOE is once again leading the way with its bid to go green just days before the town’s most famous festival kicks off. This is a joint initiative between Donegal County Council and Dungloe Tidy Towns Committee who have been working with businesses, schools and community groups to encourage them to sign up to the […]

LEADER funding for two Donegal projects

Donegal Minister Joe McHugh has announced funding under the Leader programme for work on Bád Gráinne Rose at Dhún Lúiche.
“This is a brilliant investment to help with the tourism offering in one of the most scenic spots in our county,” Minister McHugh said.

Donegal IFA launch major fund-raising initiative

DONEGAL IFA have this week announced plans for a major fund-raising initiative in aid of Cancer Care West which provides support services for cancer patients and their families throughout Donegal .

Gardai investigating armed robbery

GARDAI in Letterkenny are investigating an armed robbery that took place on Lower Main Street last night. The incident occurred at Kernan’s Spar on Lower Main Street at 10.30pm on Monday night. A male entered the shop and stole an undisclosed amount of cash as well as a quantity of cigarettes. The area was sealed […]

Funeral of popular priest to take place on Wednesday

THERE was great sadness throughout Donegal following the death of popular priest Fr Joseph O’Donnell on Sunday morning. The funeral mass for Fr Joe, as he was affectionately known, will take place in St Eunan’s Cathedral on Wednesday morning followed by his burial in Conwal Cemetery. Fr Joe spent 24 years in Letterkenny. He served […]

‘The garden is part of you and you’re part of it’

THEY say flowers make people better, happier and more helpful. Nowhere does that apply more than in the green-fingered world of Andy Donnell. For almost a century the Donnell family has been sculpting Dunmore Gardens, regarded as one of the finest walled gardens in Ireland. For the last 65 of those years, Andy Donnell has […]

Owner of ‘Ireland’s best curiosity shop’ laid to rest

TRIBUTES have been paid following the passing of one of Rathmullan’s best known characters, Alfie McCollum. Mr McCollum ran the Old Courthouse curiosity shop in the town for over 40 years. The shop’s eclectic nature made it a magnet for tourists and, on occasion, television crews. Advertisement Following a visit in 2014, Joe Mahon of […]

Alert over non-native salmon in Donegal’s rivers

INLAND Fisheries Ireland (IFI) have made an appeal to the public to be vigilant over the presence of non-native pink salmon in Donegal rivers. In 2017 the non-native fish species unexpectedly appeared in unprecedented numbers with at least eight confirmed sightings in Donegal over a four week period. IFI is now again making an appeal […]