Festival planned for Downings during golf tournament


A WEEK long festival of events is set to held in Downings this summer to coincide with the return of the Irish Legends Golf Tournament. The Irish Legends Golf Tournament presented by The Paul McGinley Foundation is being held in the Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort from August 16 to 20 with a major festival planned to coincide […]


Donegal’s rents rising faster than Dublin


DONEGAL’S rents are rising at a rate far beyond any of Ireland’s major cities. The latest report from property website Daft.ie shows that rents here rose by 23 per-cent in the first three months of 2022 compared to the same period last year. That is a considerably higher percentage increase than Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford […]


Donegal LGBTQ+ to hold vigil in Letterkenny


A VIGIL will be held in Market Square in Letterkenny this evening to mark the one month anniversary of the brutal murders of Michael Snee and Aidan Moffitt in Sligo. The candle-lit event is being organised by the Donegal LGBTQ+ Committee to remember both men. Speaking to the Donegal News, organiser Shauna Devenney, said it […]


Varadkar slams Sinn Féin ‘strut’


LEO Varadkar has accused Sinn Féin of acting like they have already won the next election in the Republic. The Tánaiste made his comments on the same day the party topped the polls in the North, putting Michelle O’Neill on course to become the first nationalist first minister. On a momentous weekend for Irish politics […]


Major sports fun event organised for women only


A WOMEN’S only multi-sport fun event will take place at Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre later this year. The event, organised by Donegal Sports Partnership along with Team Donegal Oil and which takes place on October 9 was launched on Thursday at the offices of Donegal Oil Company. Managing Director of Donegal Oil Company, Arthur McMahon, set up […]


Bear Run claws in over £10,000 for charity


A charity car run organised by Lifford man Keith ‘Bear’ Gamble has netted over £10,000 for charity. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Graham Warke received the cheque which will go towards his nominated charity, Foyle Down Syndrome Trust. The cash was raised through the hugely successful Bear Run 74 which saw a […]


Teen dies following collision at Glen


A young woman critically injured in a crash near Carrigart has lost her fight for life. The 17-year-old’s car crashed at Meenformal at around 9.15pm on May 1. No other vehicle was involved. She was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with serious injuries before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital. Advertisement Gardaí have confirmed that the […]


Nationwide takes a stroll around Ardara this evening


ARDARA features in tonight’s Nationwide on RTÉ One (7pm) with Senator Eileen Flynn showing Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh around the village she now calls home. Senator Flynn talks about family, her husband Liam Whyte and their two children and about the community spirit in Donegal. She also reveals what inspires her in her activism. Advertisement Eileen Flynn […]


One-bed cottage in Downings on market for €450,000


A one-bed coastal cottage in Downings is drawing interest from international buyers. Estate agent Savills is asking €450,000 for the property at Glenoory which it describes as being “in one of the most scenic positions on the north west coastline”. The house, which looks out over Tra Na Rossan Bay, consists of one bedroom, a kitchen, a sitting room […]


Letterkenny couple facing crippling medical bills


A cancer diagnosis in America has left a Letterkenny couple facing medical bills of over $100,000. Karen McDermott and husband Jason McGroarty were told in October that Karen had colon cancer. Since then Karen, from Letterkenny’s Golf Course Road, has undergone 12 chemotherapy sessions and continues to require constant medical attention. And while they do have some […]