Sadness over the death of talented musician Ted Ponsonby

THERE is a sense of sadness in Letterkenny following the death of talented musician Ted Ponsonby. Ted passed away yesterday (Wednesday). A son of Molly and Terry, he was a member of the Ponsonby family from Old Town, Letterkenny who are well known for their musical talents. Advertisement Ted was married to Marylin and was […]

Motorists urged to be mindful during busy school run

GARDAÍ in Donegal are urging motorists to be mindful on the roads during the busy school run.  A Garda spokesperson said, “Please be mindful of this fact when travelling and slow down in the area of bus collection/drop off points and also in the general area of the schools themselves. “Always expect the unexpected and […]

Road closed in Bridgend following collision

Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a road traffic collision at Carrowreagh, Bridge End this morning, Tuesday August 29. The road is currently closed and local diversions have been put in place. No further information is available at this time, a Garda spokesperson told the Donegal News.

Motorist caught travelling at 123kph in Donegal

GARDAÍ in Donegal arrested a motorist who was subject to a bench warrant after they were caught speeding.  Gardaí from Donegal Town Roads Policing Unit detected a vehicle being driven at 123KPH in a 100KPH speed zone yesterday, Tuesday August 22. The vehicle was stopped and through the use of the active mobility device it […]

Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church hosts summer barbecue

It was celebration time for Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church last Saturday when a summer barbecue was held in a marquee tent in the grounds of the church manse. The special occasion was organised by the Kirk Session to recognise the contribution of three key individuals to the life and work of the congregation. The Rev Jim […]

New lights at Polestar divides opinion

By Dionne Meehan OPINIONS were divided this week following the erection of a new traffic light gantry near Letterkenny’s iconic Polestar sculpture. As work nears completion, the Donegal News took to Facebook to ask the locals what their thoughts were on the new system. Advertisement Not holding back on their opinions, some locals feel the […]

‘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 – […]