‘Young people become more Irish when they are away’

EMIGRATION has ignited a fierce pride in Donegal among the thousands of young people from the county now scattered across the globe. That is the view of Altan’s Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh ahead of the ten-day Donegal Connect project, a celebration aimed at engaging with the Diaspora and encouraging them home. From September 27 to October […]

KFO warns of port blockades and widespread chaos

The Chief Executive of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation has issued a stark warning that failure to achieve an orderly Brexit will precipitate “chaos and conflict at sea” with port blockades across Europe being a very real prospect. Seán O’Donoghue also stated that should Irish and other EU fleets be denied access to UK waters after […]

Still no sign of missing Donegal man Matthew Lafferty

THE family of a Letterkenny man who has not been seen since yesterday say they are becoming increasingly concerned for his wellbeing. Matthew Lafferty (27) was last seen leaving a hotel in Sligo yesterday evening. Gardai are examining CCTV for traces of the Letterkenny man after he left the Clayton Hotel at around 8.30pm. Advertisement […]

Joe hoping to see silverware with his seafood chowder

DUNGLE-BASED chef Joe Clinton will be hoping his famous seafood chowder can land a national crown for Donegal again next year when he heads to Kinsale to represent the county in the All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off. Joe, who is head chef at the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe, won the Donegal Chowder competition at the Hooked Festival […]

Letterkenny artist gets nod from Royal Ulster Academy

A painting by Letterkenny artist Philip Mackey has been chosen as part of the Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition. Regarded as one of the finest displays of art in Ireland, this year’s competition attracted upwards of 1,300 submissions. Made up of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other forms of artwork, the submissions were whittled down by […]

‘Stop insulting people’s intelligence’ over border post

A Donegal councillor says the OPW needs to “stop insulting the intelligence of people” over its plans for a site on the Lifford/Strabane border. Sinn Féin’s Gary Doherty made his remarks as the Office of Public Works reiterated its position that it has no plans to develop the land it cleared last year. The reassertion […]

Three Donegal projects secure Leader funding

THREE projects in Donegal will benefit from a funding allocation of almost €75,000 through the Leader programme. Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh made the announcement this morning revealing that Red Hugh’s CLG, Downstrands Family Resource Centre and Drumhome Heritage Society have secured about €25,000 each in the latest round of the scheme. Minister […]

Donegal preparing to wrap up in Culture Night

ON Friday September 20 hundreds of thousands of people across Ireland are invited to experience an explosion of creativity as the country comes alive for Culture Night, Ireland’s annual nocturnal cultural extravaganza. Donegal County Council Cultural Services is proud to present another packed programme for this major national celebration with over 50 diverse events in […]

Stole €1,450 from vulnerable nursing home residents

A Letterkenny care worker who admitted stealing €1,450 from vulnerable occupants of a residential home in Kilmacrenan has had her case adjourned for a Probation Report. At Dungloe District Court Kathleen Frize of Trentagh in Letterkenny admitted making a gain by false accounting to the total amount of €1,450 from the home two years ago. The […]