Tina’s inspirational Errigal climb


AN INSPIATIONAL woman, who marked one year since the completion of her radiotherapy by climbing Errigal Mountain at the weekend, is on a mission to raise funds to help cancer patients on both sides of the border. Tina Gallen, who is still recovering from her treatment, undertook the formidable challenge along with 12 of her friends. […]


Letterkenny soldier’s grave found 100 years on


THE grave of a Letterkenny born soldier who fought in the first World War has been found and rededicated 100 years after his death. The grave of Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS) John Doherty MM (Military Medal), who went missing in France on 22 March 1918, has finally been identified following a search instigated by his […]


Arranmore native among Tip O’Neill awardees


AN Arranmore native and a US based businessman are among the recipients of this year’s Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards. Caroleann Gallagher grew up on Arranmore Island and is now based in Chicago. She launched The Coogan Gallagher Scholarship in recent years for Leaving Cert students from the Gairmscoil, Arranmore. Advertisement Billy Higgins, born and raised […]


Success for Donegal businesses in Irish Hospitality Awards


DONEGAL enjoyed much success in the 6th Irish Hospitality Awards, scooping awards in various categories. The Silver Tassie Hotel was awarded Hotel of the Year, while the Shandon Hotel and Spa won Spa Hotel of the Year. John’s Ireland and Walking Ireland scooped the ‘Best Day Out’ award, while Travers Holiday Park in Bundoran won ‘Best Entertaining […]


Donegal students urged to consider their options


STUDENTS in Donegal are being urged to ‘consider their options’ following the closure of the CAO deadline. Dr Fiona Maloney, Director of the National Tertiary Office, is reminding school leavers that they can still begin degree studies in September via the alternative route of the tertiary degree programme. A first-of-its-kind initiative across Europe, there are […]


Donegal man replaces Eileen Magnier as new North West Correspondent


DONEGAL man Shane Ó Curraighín is set to replace Eileen Magnier as RTÉ’s Northwest Correspondent. Shane will be reporting and providing analysis across RTÉ News platforms on social, economic, cultural and political developments on all aspects of life in the Northwest region including all of Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. Shane Ó Curraighín joined RTÉ as a […]


Cloughaneely Junior Band performs in Disneyland Paris


LAST week Banna Ceoil Chloich Fhaola went on a trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris. After submitting a video of one of their performances, they received the good news at Christmas that they were selected to experience life as a Disney performer for a day. On the lead up to last week’s big performance, […]


Eric Roberts goes puppy crazy for charity


Maxol was joined by social media star Eric Roberts for the launch of a fundraising campaign inviting the public to turn scents into cents to raise funds for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. With each guide and assistance dog costing €53,000 during its training and working lifetime, Maxol’s PAWsome Fresheners will raise funds […]


Picture Special: Snapped out and about at the Lennon Festival


The Lennon Festival continues this week with a host of great events and something for all the family. Over the coming days you can enjoy the usual festival favourites including the Car Treasure Hunt, Multi-colour Fun Run and the Kayak Fun event. Friday, July 12 is Big Band Night with entertaintment from Robert Mizzell at […]