Renewed warning to businesses after spate of break ins

GARDAI have renewed their warning to retail business owners after a spate of break ins around the county. The latest incident occurred overnight in the early hours of Thursday morning when SuperValu in Dungloe was targeted,  the fifth incident within three weeks. Businesses in Laghey, Letterkenny and Killygordon have also been targeted by criminals who […]


Talented young jockey is punching above is weight

DONEGAL NEWS SPORTS PERSONALITY – AUGUST THE horse and pony racing season comes to an end in Athea, Co Limerick, this weekend for talented young Letterkenny jockey Dylan Browne-McMonagle. A third year student at Errigal College, Dylan (14) from the Mountain Top is the new champion horse and pony rider for the Northern region. It’s […]

Buncrana pier pre inquest

  The family who lost their lives in the Buncrana pier tragedy last year could not open the doors of their car, an pre-inquest hearing heard yesterday. The first responders to the vehicle couldn’t open the submerged Audi Q7 jeep’s door when they reached the scene. Advertisement Sean McGrotty, 46, sons Mark, 11 and eight […]

Dublin Fringe Festival appoints Donegal woman as new festival director

  Dublin Fringe Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of Ruth McGowan as its new Festival Director. Following a sensational edition of Ireland’s leading multi-disciplinary arts festival this year, McGowan, a Ballybofey woman, will take on the role on 27 November 2017. Ruth McGowan has been Programme Manager with Dublin Fringe Festival since 2015, […]

Weather warning for Donegal

  Strong gales are expected this evening for parts of West Donegal as Met Eireann issue a yellow weather warning.  Southerly winds are expected to reach 55-65 km/hr with gusts up to 90 to 100km/hr to affect Atlantic coastal fringes of the West and North West.  Advertisement The warning has been put in place until […]

Mayor congratulates Tidy Towns participants

Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Gerry McMonagle has congratulated all the towns and villages in the county who participated in this year’s SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition. 41 towns and villages across Donegal entered this year’s competition. “In 2017 Donegal County Council increased our commitment to Tidy Town committees and initiatives threefold to €75,000 when […]


Woman in her 20s knocked down in Letterkenny

A WOMAN in her 20s was knocked down this morning on Pearse Road in Letterkenny.  The incident occurred at approximately 9am when the pedestrian was approaching the Station Roundabout.  The woman was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital. Gardai described the incident as a “minor collision” and said the woman was taken to hospital “as a […]