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 […]

‘One for the Road’ is travelling well

by Paddy Walsh If you’re going to name your book ‘One for the Road’ then it’s highly likely it will travel well. And so at a book signing in Letterkenny Shopping Centre for his latest venture into the publishing (pub for short) world, Kieran Kelly’s first customer on Saturday as he sat at the table […]

Father of Creeslough victim ‘infuriated’ by Irish Red Cross

BY JEROME HUGHES THE father of Creeslough tragedy victim Leona Harper has said he has been left “infuriated” by the Red Cross over the charity’s handling of remaining funds raised in the wake of the 2022 tragedy. Hugh Harper claims he has made efforts to contact the Red Cross to find out precisely how €144,000 is […]

Developer to reapply for planning permission for housing project

by Louise Doyle A PROMINENT developer is to re-lodge plans for planning permission for a major housing development in Letterkenny turned down by An Bord Pleanála. Applicant PJ McDermott lodged plans to build almost 300 houses and apartments at Glencar Irish and Glencar Scotch in Letterkenny. Advertisement The proposed development comprised two phases, with the first phase […]

Overwhelming response to ‘Mummy Meet Ups’ group

By Dionne Meehan KILLEA’S Sinead Feeney is on a mission to combat postpartum depression by hosting mummy meet ups around the county. Last September, Sinead gave birth to her little bundle of joy Abbie-Leigh. Advertisement Once describing herself as outgoing and bubbly, Sinead found that her moods began changing soon after her daughter arrived. Urged […]

Women’s only multi-sport fun event raises €5,000

AN annual women’s only multi-sport fun event has raised €5,000 for local women’s charities. Taking place on April 27, Donegal Sports Partnership, with sponsorship from Arthur McMahon of Donegal Oil Company, hosted the second Women’s Only Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge at Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre. The event aimed to promote outdoor activity among women […]

Donegal SPAR stores receive top accolade

FOUR Donegal SPAR stores were honoured at the recent SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme for achieving exceptional standards in retailing. The Donegal stores who received a SPAR 365 Retailing Standards Award are Carl McDaid’s, McDaid’s SPAR Buncrana, Tom Dunleavy, Dunleavy’s SPAR Drimark, Paddy Dorrian, Dorrian’s SPAR Glencar, Letterkenny and Joe and Marie McGonigle, McGonigle’s SPAR Muff. This […]

Man jailed for indecently assaulting male relation over 40 years ago

A MAN who carried out indecent assaults on a young relation of his over 40 years ago has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years imprisonment at Letterkenny Circuit Court. The accused had pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault on dates between September 1, 1982, and December 31, 1982. The court heard of the severe impact the incidents […]

Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant Scheme payments exceed €1.3m

Donegal County Council has confirmed that grant payments of the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant Scheme have now exceeded €1.3m, which represents 28 homes being brought back into use. Since the scheme opened in July 2022, 772 applications have been received to refurbish vacant properties. To date, 500 of these have been approved for grant support, […]