Elaine completes her 250th consecutive day of sea swimming

By Eoin McGarvey A well-known Rosses woman entered the water at the Boatstrand, Carrickfin on Sunday afternoon for the 250th consecutive day of sea swimming. Pharmacy manager Elaine Boyle O’Donnell, a Mullaghduff native but Ranafast resident, has been involved in sea water swimming for a few years now, having taken it up during the covid […]

Inspirational Sarah Doherty celebrates her 106th birthday

CELEBRATIONS took place in Lake House Nursing Home, Portnablagh on Saturday last when Sarah Doherty from Kinnelargey in Downings celebrated her 106th birthday. Sarah was joined for her birthday celebrations by her two daughters Nuala and Mary Josephine, family and friends, as well as the staff from Lake House Nursing Home to celebrate this momentous milestone.   Advertisement […]

Letterkenny houses undergo defective concrete block testing

NINE houses in a Letterkenny estate are currently undergoing ‘rigorous block testing’ ahead of a proposed sale to Donegal County Council. The houses are situated in the Ballymacool area of the town, where last October residents received eviction notices from management company Twin Estates due to a planned sale of homes in the estate. Landlord, Phil Boyle […]

Senior clinician at Letterkenny hospital witnessed ‘subtle bullying’

A SENIOR clinician at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) told an internal meeting he had witnessed ‘subtle bullying” at the hospital. Consultant General Surgeon Mr Kenneth Oaikhinan, Associate Clinical Director of the Perioperative Directorate, made his comments at a meeting of the hospital executive board last July, the Medical Independent (Mindo), Ireland’s only investigative medical news website […]

Charity Car Show organised in memory of Leona Harper

A special car showwill take place in Letterkenny later this month in memory of Leona Harper. The 14-year-old school girl was one of the ten people who died in the Creeslough explosion on October 7, 2022. Taking place on Sunday, July 28 at Snugborough in Bonagee, the Etheral Charity Car Show aims to raise funds […]

Power outage hits ESB customers in Gaoth Dobhair

Up to thirty ESB customers remain without power in the Gaoth Dobhair area this morning following a fault. The ESB say they hope to have power restored by later this morning. At one stage, 90 homes and businesses were without power after a fault was reported just before 8am.

Fascinating exhibition by former Donegal News photographer to open

by Louise Doyle FOR 44 years, former Donegal News photographer Declan Doherty has been behind the lens bringing to life stories of happiness, tragedy and the very ordinary. An exhibition of the award-winning press photographer’s work previewing tonight in Donegal County Museum will be nostalgic for many people, allowing them to walk down memory lane of yesteryear in Donegal. Advertisement ‘Life […]

Helpful Ukrainians give Dunfanaghy Square a facelift

THE square in Dunfanaghy has been receiving a facelift courtesy of a group of Ukrainians who are resident in the area. The team were busy on Tuesday repainting the metalwork on the railings, benches, bollards, and signboards, which had been badly tarnished. The operation was organised by Dunfanaghy Tidy Towns, which provided tins of black […]

Organisers of Sult Music Festival hoping music fans support event

By Sabrina Sweeney The Chairman of Sult Music Festival, Pearse Doherty, is hoping the music lovers of Gaoth Dobhair and throughout Donegal show their support for this year’s Sultfeile, otherwise it might be the last. The not-for-profit festival takes place in Magheragallon from tomorrow, Friday until Sunday with a range of acts across Friday and […]