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 […]

World famous trad musicians to perform in Letterkenny

THE Regional Cultural Centre presents a rare opportunity to see three of the UK and Ireland’s finest traditional folk musicians on stage together this weekend. On Sunday night the RCC is delighted to present Gino Lupari, Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’Connor and Tim Edey at the Letterkenny venue. This exhilarating Irish music trio brings together the virtuosity […]

Emergency department at hospital extremely busy

MANAGEMENT at Letterkenny University Hospital have warned that the emergency department is extremely busy with a significant number of ill patients admitted in the last number of days. In a statement issued today the hospital said many of the patients are currently in the emergency department awaiting a bed. A Spokesperson said: “Hospital management regrets […]

Glencar burglary

A LARGE sum of cash was taken from a home in Letterkenny yesterday evening and gardai are investigating.