Donegal Connect launches programme of events

A MAJOR programme of events to engage with the Donegal Diaspora across the world and bring them back home in the hope of creating new opportunities for the county has been launched.

A look back on the Ardara Show since 1904

A look back on the Ardara Show since 1904 As one approaches the show grounds at Sandfield, Ardara the stomach tightens with anticipation: the marquee resplendent in white against the stunning backdrop of this unique landscape. The second Saturday in August is a special day in the “Town of Festivals” as the annual Ardara Agricultural […]

Council adjourns as mark of respect for Manus Kelly

DONEGAL County Council has adjourned its July meeting in Lifford this morning  as a tribute to the late Manus Kelly. Yesterday marked one month since Mr Kelly lost his life while participating in the Donegal International Rally. Sympathies were paid from across the political spectrum this morning and announcing his intention to adjourn until this […]

The Donegal doctor who helped put man on the moon

‘I am rather proud of being a small detail in what was a really huge machine’ FIFTY years ago today the world held its breath as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin prepared to step on to the surface of the moon. In one Donegal household the knuckles were whiter than most though as the two […]

Late Donegal man gives three people the gift of life

A Dungloe man who died suddenly in Scotland has given three people the gift of life by donating his organs. Connell Boyle passed away last Friday following an accident at his home in Stepps on the outskirts of Glasgow. His brother Hugh said yesterday that Connell was a deeply generous man in life and that […]

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.