Meet the team behind Donegal’s first board game

THE young team behind Donegal’s first board game will be in Letterkenny Shopping Centre tomorrow (Friday).   Hotspots is the brainchild of Loreto Convent students Emma Howard, Alannah Sweeney, Aifric Ní Fhearraigh and Jade McCollum.   A Monopoly-style game, Hotspots takes the player on a journey across the county, passing landmarks like Fanad Lighthouse, the […]

Celebrating the women of The Rosses

  THE priceless contribution of women to community life in The Rosses area will be celebrated this week with a special day of events.   With International Womens Day, March 8, falling during Seachtain na Gaeilge the community around CDP Na Rosann in Dungloe decided it appropriate to pay tribute to the area’s female population. […]

Retired teacher killed in house fire

A RETIRED teacher was killed in a house fire in Inishowen over the weekend and Gardai say they are not treating the incident as suspicious. Gerry McCabe, a former teacher at Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana, was found at his home in Iskaheen on Saturday. A Garda spokesperson said Gardai in Buncrana launched an investigation after […]


Water restrictions in the Rosses tonight from 11pm

  Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council would like to advise customers supplied by the Rosses Regional Water Supply that there will be restrictions imposed on the scheme tonight from 11pm until 7am. This is because demand on the scheme is outstripping supply.   The townlands which will be affected by the […]

Letterkenny man arrested over alleged abuse charges

WELL known Letterkenny man Michael (Mickey) Murray has appeared in court in Ibiza charged with alleged physical and sexual abuse. Mr Murray, who has previously written a book on spiritual enlightenment, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting his partner who was allegedly held against her will for three days. The 54-year old was arrested […]


Fisherman vows to bounce back after devastating fire

  HUNDREDS of crab cages and more than 20 miles of rope were destroyed in a fire that almost took out a trawler on a pier at Kerrykeel.   Pat Friel’s boat, the Sanmar, sustained considerable damage in the blaze that broke out at Ballywhoriskey last Thursday. The fisherman estimates it will cost him more […]

Recruitment drive launched in Donegal to save curlew

  A last ditch attempt to save the curlew from extinction in Donegal has been launched by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.   The wildlife authority has just begun a recruitment drive for ‘Curlew Advisory Officers’ to work with communities and landowners.   The move follows the launch in 2017 of the Curlew Conservation […]