The haunted hills of Donegal

Happy Halloween from all of us here at the Donegal News. In the run up to all Hallow’s eve, we have been investigating the county’s scariest stories and it’s most haunted places. Whether you believe in ghosts and ghouls or not, there has been many a story told over the years about things that go […]

Strike at Donegal Oil Company deferred

SIPTU members have deferred a planned strike at Inishowen Oil Company Ltd following an agreement by the company to enter into talks with the workers’ union concerning an outstanding pay claim. The workers had planned to strike on Wednesday at the company’s premises in Carndonagh. SIPTU Sector Organiser, Teresa Hannick, said the Union was contacted […]


Free blood pressure checks in Letterkenny this weekend

RTÉ broadcaster Marty Morrissey will be in Letterkenny this weekend with the Irish Heart Health Clinic to promote their free blood pressure check service. The unit will be at Letterkenny Shopping Centre on Friday from 10am to 6pm and at the Enterprise Town event in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. […]


Letterkenny swimming club needs €20,000

A LETTERKENNY swimming club that has been in existence for more than 30 years may be forced to close if it doesn’t raise vital funds. Swilly Seals, based in Aura Leisure Centre, need to raise €20,000 or they fear they will have to close in June 2018. More than 140 local children aged between six […]


Treatment abroad could be lifechanging

A FAMILY from Convoy are embarking on a fundraising campaign to raise money for treatment in the US for their seven year old daughter with Spina Bifida. Sinead and Chris Breen are hoping to raise €35,000 for their daughter Mikaela to undergo treatment in Boston which is unavailable in Ireland. Explaining the operation her mother […]


It’s official! Donegal is now the Media’s Favourite Place in Ireland …

It’s official! Donegal is now the ‘Media’s Favourite Place in Ireland’ and we even have the certificate to prove it. Michael Collins, founder and Managing Director of presented this prestigious award to Donegal County Council Chief Executive Seamus Neely and Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle at yesterday’s Donegal Tourism Seminar in Harvey’s Point Hotel. “This […]

First Dates comes to Donegal

CUPID has his work cut out for him next month as a crowd of singletons flock to Dunfanaghy on the hunt for love. Arnold’s Hotel is hosting a ‘First Dates’ weekend long event in the hope of match-making people who so far have been unluckly in love. Cathy Cowan, Sales and Marketing Manager of the […]

Arrest over crash that claimed lives of Donegal women

A MAN in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the crash in Louth in July which claimed the lives of three Donegal women. Margaret McGonigle, her daughter Mairead Mundy and friend Rachael Battles from Bruckless lost their lives in the collision on N2 Dublin to Monaghan Road at Aclint. The arrest was made […]