CLAY, James

CLAY, James – peacefully in Letterkenny University Hospital. Devoted husband and father to wife Margaret (née McCarron), sons James (Woodhill) and Patrick (Derry), daughters-in-law Caitrina, and Caroline. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Megan, Sarah, John and Patrick Pio. Deeply regretted by his extended family members, neighbours and friends. May eternal peace be granted on his […]



CRAWFORD, William – Ballykerran, Kilmacrenan, Co. Donegal, November 24th, 2021 in St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Stranorlar. Deeply regretted by his sister Ruby, nephew Damien, nieces Linda, Anna, Maura and Gretta, extended family and friends. Remains reposing at his home from 8 pm this evening, Wednesday, November 24th. Funeral service on Friday, November 26th at 1 […]


Registration opens for ‘Bundoran 10’

RUNNERS and walkers are being urged to get training for a ten mile event taking place in Bundoran on Saturday March 5. The run/walk will take advantage of the stunning coastal views offered along the southwest Donegal coastline as well as crossing the county boundary into Leitrim for part of the route, finishing via the […]

Mother’s plea for care on roads after son’s death

A mother who lost her teenage son in a car accident has made a heartfelt plea to the public to be respectful and mindful of the road. Carmel Bonner from Dungloe, lost her 19-year-old son Jamie last September when he was killed in a two car collision on the N56 near Creeslough. To mark World […]

LYIT to host Ireland’s first hangover research seminar

IRELAND’S first Alcohol Hangover Research Seminar will take place in Letterkenny Institute of Technology this Friday. The event will bring together a panel of international experts to explore the behavioural, physiological, and psychological effects arising from an alcohol related hangover including the renowned Dr Joris Verster who is founder of the Alcohol Hangover Research Group. […]

A week of firsts and lasts at The Balor

IT is a week of firsts and lasts at The Balor as bawdy comedy The Star Of Chester’s Lane (Thursday November 18) marks the return of professional touring theatre to the Ballybofey venue. Saturday then sees the last outing of the year for The Ghostlight Sessions – the Balor’s acclaimed live monthly original music night. […]

Battle of the ‘string-pullers’ could prove decisive

By Frank Craig Goalkeepers aren’t completely mad, they’re just different. Being the most vulnerable member of a team, the only ones we ever really remember with egg on their faces, they have to be. Advertisement The eccentricity gene commonly shared means they are risk-takers. Traditional Gaelic football stoppers, those from a different time and place, […]

Family very disappointed following HIQA gynae review

A WOMAN whose mother had a delayed cancer diagnosis at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) says she is very disappointed that further improvements are still needed at the gynaecology service to safeguard women. Sinéad Ní Bhaoill was speaking to the Donegal News following the publication of the Health and Information Authority, HIQA’s review of the service […]

Nothing but big gigs at The Balor Theatre

“IT’S just like old times” says Conor Malone, manager of The Balor Arts Centre, as the Ballybofey venue hosts its busiest week of music gigs since re-opening after lockdown. Tonight (Friday) sees vocalist Edel Murphy (Celtic Woman & Riverdance) front a four-piece band to perform iconic songs of struggle and celebration from songwriting greats such […]

Tent protest to highlight mica homeless risk

A PROTEST to highlight the risk of homelessness faced by mica families will be held in Donegal next month. The ‘pitch on the pitch’ demonstration will see over 100 tents set up on Buncrana GAA pitch on November 6 to highlight the risk of mica-affected families ending up living in tents if 100 per cent […]