High fire risk warning in place until Monday

THE Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a notice of high fire risk (Condition Orange) effective for all areas where hazardous fuels such as gorse, heather, dried grasses and other dead vegetation exist. The risk is compounded by moderate easterly wind speeds in excess of 20kph in some areas. The risk will […]


Glenswilly falls silent in memory of Manus Kelly

‘A man who left a smile wherever he went’. That is how Manus Kelly was described by Fr Paddy Dunne at his funeral Mass in Glenswilly this afternoon. Hundreds of people packed into St Columba’s church while many more gathered on the lawn outside to say a final farewell to the father-of-five. Advertisement It is […]

Bluegrass legends Sideline set to rock An Grianán

SIX piece bluegrass powerhouse Sideline, who between them boast multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, are set to light up Letterkenny’s An Grianán Theatre next month. Although having recently celebrated five years as the pedigree outfit they are, Sideline founders Steve Dilling (banjo), Skip Cherryholmes (guitar) and Jason Moore (bass) can all claim their […]

Public Services Centre to close for Manus Kelly funeral

DONEGAL County Council has confirmed Letterkenny’s Public Services Centre will close tomorrow as a mark of respect to Manus Kelly. Mr Kelly died on Sunday while participating in the Donegal Rally, weeks after he was elected on a Fianna Fail ticket to Donegal County Council. In a short statement, Donegal County Council announced this morning, […]

Contingency plans in place ahead of hospital strike

SAOLTA Healthcare Group has issued a statement in relation to the planned strike of support staff at Letterkenny University Hospital tomorrow. The said they are continuing to put contingency plans in place in advance of the industrial action which affects up to 425 SIPTU members at LUH. A Spokesperson said: “Across each of the hospitals, […]

Book of condolence to be opened for Manus Kelly

DONEGAL County Council is to open a book of condolence following the death of Manus Kelly. The racing legend was killed following a crash during the Donegal International Rally on Sunday. The father-of-five’s funeral will be held on Thursday at noon in St Columba’s Church, Glenswilly, followed by burial in Conwal Cemetery.  Advertisement Donegal council […]

Tributes to Manus Kelly pour in

Tributes are being paid to Manus Kelly, the Joule Donegal International three-in-a-row champion who was killed while competing in this year’s event at