‘Those first minutes are forever with me’

A DONEGAL priest who provided round-the-clock pastoral care to the families of those killed in the Creeslough tragedy has said those who died will never be forgotten. Fr John Joe Duffy was speaking at Knock National Novena on Monday, where he was given the honour of leading the Knock National Novena. He was the first guest […]

Rory’s wish to climb ‘the big mountain’ to come true at the weekend

By Róise Collins A Gaoth Dobhair family are preparing to climb Errigal Mountain this weekend to make their son Rory’s very special dream come true. Six year old Rory McDevitt has Cerebral Palsy, a physical disability, as well as a number of other medical issues, so this weekend’s climb will be no small feat. Advertisement […]

A little bit of history in newly installed ramp at St Eunan’s Cathedral

By Diarmaid Doherty THE design team behind a new wheelchair accessible ramp at St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny have dipped into a little bit of the cathedral’s history for the new project. The stone used on the new ramp came from McMonagle Stone in Mountcharles. The Cathedral itself – which opened back in 1901 – […]

Families and businesses living in misery because of crater

FAMILIES and business owners in Raphoe are living in misery after flash flooding left a huge crater on their road which they say is obstructing their lives. Residents of the Tops are being forced to take alternative routes in and out of their homes while farmers are enduring a 10km round trip to get silage because of the crater, […]

Martin looking forward to a busy year as cathaoirleach

The Donegal News visited the Twin Towns last week where we sat down with the newly elected Cathaoirleach of the Donegal County Council, Martin Harley, to talk about settling into his new role and his aspirations for the year ahead. Cllr Harley is a business man based at the heart of Ballybofey. Through the stain […]

Sisters celebrate start of sustainable fashion venture

COUNTRY music singer Sinead Black is celebrating the start of an exciting new adventure with the opening of a new boutique store in the Twin Towns. Cherry Blossom Boutique which is located in College Court, Main Street, Ballybofey officially opened on Wednesday afternoon with a champagne reception. The boutique is really unique as their focus […]

Farmers’ Alliance to bring rural voices back into Irish politics

By Dionne Meehan A DONEGAL farmer has set up a new political party in a bid to bring rural voices back into Irish politics. Redcastle man Liam McLaughlin established the Farmers’ Alliance Group earlier this year as a result of fertiliser costs sky rocketing. Advertisement His aim was to import fertiliser from mainland Europe where […]

Communities demand action after floods

By Róise Collins AS heavy rain battered down across the county on Saturday evening many homes and businesses held their breath and braced for what they feared was history repeating itself. Castlefinn, Raphoe and the surrounding area yet again felt the brunt of the unforgiving showers. In Raphoe alone it was reported that close to […]

Flash flooding reported across Donegal

Flash flooding was reported across Donegal last night following torrential rain yesterday afternoon. Raphoe, Castlefinn and surrounding areas were the  worst hit, with many homes and businesses impacted by the heavy rainfall. Video footage captured Raphoe and Catlefinn shows emergency services responding to the flooding in both towns. Locals have also been highly praised by […]

Cullen hoping for some luck in FAI Cup battle

COCKHILL Celtic boss Gavin Cullen knows his side are up against it in the FAI Cup First Round but he is hoping with a bit of luck they can prevail. Cockhill were paired with First Division side Bray Wanderers in the first round of the cup but they have home advantage as they welcome the […]