Preparations underway for first Letterkenny Pride to be held this August

PREPARATIONS are underway for the first ever Letterkenny Pride. The major event will be held in Letterkenny on August 19 with a parade and entertainment planned for throughout the town. Pride is a celebration of diversity, it is a time to bring people together, and of course, a big day of fun. Advertisement But beyond that, […]

THE THIRD DEGREE: ‘You reach a goal but there’s always another one that quickly follows’

In this week’s Third Degree Paul Bradley catches up with Letterkenny athlete Nakita Burke who recently won the VHI Women’s Half Marathon, about training, goals and what motivates her. Hi Nakita, congratulations on winning the VHI Women’s Half Marathon. How are you feeling now (presumably people have been very supportive)? Thanks, I’m feeling very grateful […]

Donegal beach among ‘Ireland’s Most Instagrammable beaches’

SILVER STRAND Beach in Malin Beg is the country’s second most Instragammable beach.  The Social media team at Digital Funnel have today just released a list of Irelands Most Instagrammable Beaches. By examining hashtag mentions on the Instagram platform, Digital Funnel have found that Inch Beach, Dingle comes out on top with 28,324 Instagram mentions, […]

Days of broadband outages reported in the Lifford area

CONCERNS have been raised about broadband quality in Lifford following days of ‘significant outages’. The issue was raised at the recent meeting of the Lifford Stranorlar Municipal District on Monday. Cllr Gary Doherty questioned if the Council was able to report the issues to the provider as the outages ‘are unacceptable.’ He said: “There have been significant […]

Musical Theatre set up to inspire young people

A NEW musical theatre group called Northwest Musical Theatre was set up by Andrea Emmet and Andrew Tinney, two performers who wanted to use their skills to inspire young people to work in the creative industry. Andrea, who is a trained primary school teacher from Letterkenny, found herself questioning what she really wanted to do […]

Major progress for Laura after groundbreaking obesity surgery

THREE years ago during the Covid-19 pandemic Laura Pettit began a life-changing journey. Having battled obesity all her life, Laura was the first patient in the country to undergo groundbreaking surgery in Letterkenny University Hospital in August 2020. The Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass conversion to Duodenal Switch was carried out under the expert care of […]

Letterkenny school crowned group winners of This Is Art

COLÁISTE Ailigh, Letterkenny has been announced the group winners of the third This Is Art! national competition which celebrates young artists of all abilities. The schools ‘Monster Mess’ by An Chéad Bhliain (Rang Ealaín) was selected by judges as the Grand Prix winners in the group category. Judges hailed the piece as a ‘really fun […]