Win a field in the Donegal Gaeltacht for £1

A FIELD is to be raffled on St Patrick’s Day to provide funds to build hurling and camogie facilities in Derry. Na Magha CLG have acquired the two-acre field outside Doochary and  is selling tickets to win the ‘pound field’. Club officials are asking gaels to support the only surviving hurling club in Derry city […]

Challenge looming for church as priest numbers dwindle

 A Donegal priest says a major challenge is looming for the Catholic church as the number of people turning to the priesthood continues to dwindle. Fr John Joe Duffy revealed that when he signed up for the National Seminary at Maynooth in 1995 there were close to 200 students. Today that figure stands at just […]

Brothers seriously injured in workplace accident

TWO Gortahork brothers were seriously injured in a workplace accident in Burtonport on Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened at around 3.30pm on the site of the new €4 million Burtonport Harbour Redevelopment project. It is understood both men fell from a height. Emergency services were quickly on the scene and the brothers were taken by […]

Gardaí investigating woman’s death in Kilmacrennan

GARDAI are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in Kilmacrennan. Gardaí were alerted to the incident outside a private residence at approximately 8.20pm last night. The body of the woman has been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post-mortem will be conducted. The Garda Press Office advised that no foul play […]

Diffing track owner backs calls for greater regulation

THE owner of a legal ‘diffing’ track says he fully supports calls for stricter regulations. Diffing, a form of drifting where cars perform manoeuvres such as donuts, was brought into sharp focus during the summer when hundreds of modified vehicles gathered in Letterkenny during what traditionally would have been Rally Weekend. Their well-publicised antics, which […]

New Principal named at Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair

SEOIRSE Ó Dochartaigh has been appointed as the new Principal of Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair. A native of Ardara, Seoirse has spent nineteen years as a staff member teaching Geography. He will succeed the current principal, Seamus Ó Briain, who has spent over seventeen years teaching in Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, a dozen of whom as Deputy […]

‘The younger lads in their forties fly about the place’

A LETTERKENNY football legend continues to show the youngsters how it is done on the playing field. Brian Ferry, who celebrates his sixtieth birthday this weekend, played for Letterkenny Rovers for more than a decade before giving younger players a chance. Ferry – dubbed ‘Letterkenny’s Glenn Hoddle’ – was part of the Rovers team that […]

Worries grow as rental market gets smaller

A MICA campaigner has carried out research analysing the rental market in Donegal and as of last week, only 33 rental properties were available for rent in Donegal on Majority of these properties were in the Letterkenny area (26) while two were available in Ballybofey, one in Dungloe, two in Dunfanaghy, one in Glenties […]

Heart-wrenching new play to air at An Grianán

I look out the windscreen. I mind being a wain – pretending my fingers were a man skating along the telephone wires, or a wee motorbike racing against the moon. I turn to face them. ‘Here I…I can’t find my license. A thrilling, funny and ultimately heart-wrenching play by Donegal man Patrick Quinn makes its […]

Friends hoping new business takes flight

TWO friends are hoping their new venture converting aeroplane components into office and living pods takes off in west Donegal. Aeropods is the brainchild of Kevin Regan and Shane Thornton, owners of leak detection company NW Water Services. They began making glamping-style units from discontinued jet parts last year after being alerted to the idea […]