Maggie’s birthday bash raises over €5,000 for charity 

Letterkenny woman Maggie McDaid recently turned her 60th birthday into a special charity event. She hosted a birthday bash in the Station House Hotel and told guests that instead of birthday cards and presents, they could instead make a donation to her fundraising efforts. All money raised on the night was going to Donegal Hospice […]

Well-being with weeds! – Donegal event hears how weeds can manage arthritis, stress and heart problems

ICE-cream with elderflowers and meadowsweet, butter with thyme and calendula flowers and pesto with dandelions and sorrel – such creative foods were presented this week at an event highlighting health benefits from plants growing throughout Donegal. Organised at Anamcara Healing Herbs Garden ( in Brinlack, developed by Transylvanian-born herbalist Columbia Hillen, the event focused on how […]

Large numbers from Donegal attend pro-life rally in Dublin

Donegal was well represented as thousands attended a pro-life rally in Dublin city centre today which heard calls for the government to establish a special task force to tackle the “spiralling abortion rate”. Speakers said politicians must “wake up” to the fact that abortion numbers have more than tripled since 2018. Large numbers of participants […]

Croithlí Distillery celebrating two years in business

CROITHLÍ Distillery is enjoying two prominent accolades amid its second birthday celebrations. It has had one of its whiskeys ranked as a top Irish single malt. The New York International Spirits Competition has announced the top-ranked Irish whiskeys from its 2024 judging. Advertisement Four whiskeys won Double Gold medals, with Irish single malt expressions dominating […]

Pupils meet up again fifty years after their Leaving Certificate

by Eoin McGarvey OVER 20 pupils from the first year class of 1969 at Dungloe High School came together in the Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe on Saturday evening to go down memory lane about their good times at school. Some past pupils travelled from abroad and others from down the country, while many living locally made […]