Donegal carpet up for auction

A 19th Century mirror from Lissadell House in Sligo and a Donegal woven carpet are coming up for auction later this month. The Rose carpet, woven in Killybegs is to be offered for sale by Sotheby’s in London with an estimate of up to €35,000. The carpet, designed by influential arts and crafts architect CFA […]

From Transylvania to Gaoth Dobhair

In this week’s edition of The Third Degree, Paul Bradley chats to Columbia Hillen, writer, photographer, and herbalist about her interesting career and making Gaoth Dobhair her home. Columbia, you’ve led an interesting life. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself please? Transylvania was where I grew up and my parents being geologists, […]


Focus On: Chefs – Dillon’s Hotel

Name: Malachy O’Hara Business: Dillon’s Hotel Advertisement Why did you become a chef? I’d say I became a chef because I had a keen interest in it from a young age and always enjoyed watching my father and grandmother cook a lot also maybe pushed me in that direction as a career What is your […]

Care workers strike set to start this morning suspended

A proposed strike involving close to 5,000 workers from organisations funded by the Health Service Executive and other State agencies due to take place this morning,  has been suspended following agreement between all parties at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). The talks concluded in the early hours of the morning. Speaking to the Donegal News […]

Ryan Flood hat-trick sinks stuttering Athlone

FINN HARPS . . . 4 ATHLONE TOWN . . . .1 By Diarmaid Doherty Advertisement Finn Harps rounded off their home campaign with a surprisingly comfortable win over play-off chasing Athlone Town at Finn Park on Saturday. It’s only a fourth league win in Ballybofey for Harps who produced a brilliant second half display […]

Donegal’s food scene ‘creeping beyond the county’s borders’

POPULAR Donegal products have comfortably nestled themselves on supermarket shelves across the county, and in recent years it has become more common to see Donegal based businesses appearing on shelves beyond our hallowed hills. This significant increase in product development coming out of Donegal is because of important investment within the food and drink sector […]