Missing teen found safe

A Donegal teenager missing since last Friday has been found safe and well. 16-year-old Patrick Potter was reported missing from Burnfoot on Friday, 5th January 2024. A garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.”  

Huge demand for support as cost of living crisis bites this Christmas

By Dionne Meehan THE rising cost of electricity, fuel and rent are just a few reasons why local community organisations are feeling the pressure as Christmas approaches. With Trojan work underway on the run up to the festive season, many are seeing a rise in the demand for their services compared to recent years. Advertisement […]

Brave Setanta well beaten in All-Ireland semi-final

Setanta 1-8 Thomastown 6-26 Setanta were outclassed and outgunned by an impressive Kilkenny and Leinster winning side in Thomastown at Páirc Esler. The Cross/Killygordon men were hit for 5-14 in the first half, while Gerard Gilmore hit 1-2 and Josh Cronolly McGee, Ruairi Campbell, Declan Coulter and Danny Cullen each got a point in the […]


Gaoth Dobhair come back to make it two-in-a-row in U21A

Gaoth Dobhair 0-11 Glenswilly 0-9 Gaoth Dobhair snatched victory in added time to beat Glenswilly and win the U21-A Championship in O’Donnell Park. Glenswilly got off to a flying start with Kealan Dunleavy and Eoghan Scott pointing in the first two minutes while Johnny McBride’s free got Gaoth Dobhair off the mark. Advertisement Emmet O’Boyle […]

Five Donegal schools to join Arts Council’s Creative Schools initiative

Five schools in Donegal will join The Arts Council’s Creative Schools initiative which gives opportunities for children and young people to build their artistic and creative skills. Gartan National School, Letterkenny Youthreach, St. Mura’s National School Buncrana, Woodland Ns and Youthreach Ballyshannon will receive a grant and work with a professional Creative Associate who will […]

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, […]