Niamh Shevlin to represent Donegal in Rose of Tralee

By Dionne Meehan  CONGRATULATIONS to Niamh Shevlin who was selected to represent Donegal in this year’s Rose of Tralee. Niamh was chosen to represent the county at the Donegal Rose Selection in the Central Hotel Donegal Town last night. Advertisement Taking to social media today, Niamh said this is something she has dreamed of doing […]

Startling figures reveal high levels of injury at work among Gardaí

by Louise Doyle THE chairman of Donegal Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Councillor Gerry McMonagle has called for a zero approach to assaults on gardaí, as stark figures reveal worrying levels of injury at work. Figures obtained by the Donegal News under the Freedom of Information Act reveal 26 gardaí were absent from work over an […]

Book launch celebrates ‘Donegal island’ in US

A REMARKABLE book which celebrates the ‘twin islands’ of Arranmore in Donegal and Beaver Island in the US was launched on Arranmore yesterday. Fiddler and former Donegal Person of the Year Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh launched ‘Islands of Fiddlers / Oileáin na bhFidiléirí’ in the island’s Community Hall. The book tells of how emigrants from the […]

Bon Appetit! – Eugene is cooking up a storm with ‘food without the fuss’

By Dionne Meehan DONEGAL-based ready meal company Bon Appetit has taken the county by storm following the opening of their new factory in Letterkenny. Now based on the Thorn Road, Eugene Gallen’s creative juices began flowing while operating his street food van during the pandemic. Advertisement Then catering for the Lifford area, Tyrone and East […]

Redmond Herrity’s stunning sculpture for Moya

By Kate Heaney LETTERKENNY based sculptor Redmond Herrity was so delighted to see his friend Moya Brennan being awarded the Donegal Person of the Year accolade that he asked the association members if he could create the actual award for her. The beautifully sculpted fabric draped harp in Italian marble is Redmond’s own tribute to […]

Uisce Éireann could face ‘corporate manslaughter’ charge – council told

UISCE ÉIREANN could be held responsible for “corporate manslaughter” if they fail to keep the country’s fire hydrants in proper working order. That was the warning from Sinn Fein councillor Gerry McMonagle when he spoke on the issue during a debate at the  Letterkenny/Milford Municipal District meeting. The council had received a long-awaited reply from […]

Convoy of brand new McGinley coaches arriving in Donegal today

A fleet of brand new buses will arrive in Donegal later this afternoon – and it promises to be a sight to be seen. The ten brand new Volvo 9700 coaches are being added to McGinley Coach Travel fleet and the company announced their acquisition today. In a post on social media, McGinley Coach Travel […]

Funding announced for Bluestacks Way hiking trail

The Bluestacks Way in Donegal is to benefit from €10,000 in funding announced today as part of the upgrade of a host of walking and hiking trails across rural Ireland. Under the Government’s Walks Scheme, over €408,000 will be provided to resurface, re-route and improve outdoor trails around Ireland to benefit local communities, tourists, walkers […]

Make a bid for a great cause at Anonymous Art Auction

The Ardara Anonymous Art Auction is being held in Nancy’s Bar, Ardara this evening (Saturday) starting at 8.30pm. It will feature up to 60 pieces of beautiful artwork, in different mediums and sizes both in portrait and landscape forms, by both known artists and local people. Artwork has travelled from as far as the US […]