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 […]

Suspected drugs haul found washed up in Donegal

GARDAÍ in Donegal are investigating a suspected drugs haul which was found washed up along the North Donegal Coastline.  A number of packages, believed to contain a controlled drug, are believed to have been found washed up in the areas of Dunfanaghy and Fanad. A full investigation has been launched. Advertisement A spokesperson for the […]

Na Casaidigh return to their Donegal roots

IRISH folk group Na Casaidigh pay tribute to a treasure of Irish songs this weekend as part of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival. The legendary family group will celebrate the source of much of their repertoire, Abair Amhrán, at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, on Sunday July 16 at 1pm. Na Casaidigh are renowned for their […]

New Enhanced Grant Scheme: Council issues important information for homeowners 

DONEGAL County Council is advising homeowners that the council will be in a position to receive applications online under the Enhanced Grant Scheme for the Remediation of Dwellings damaged by Defective Concrete Blocks from Monday, July 10. The Council say they have undertaken significant work preparing for the implementation of the new scheme which was […]

Appeal after ‘Feel Good Fortnight’ artwork vandalised

GARDAÍ are appealing for information after a piece of artwork in Buncrana was vandalised.  Each year artwork is erected for the ‘Feel Good Fortnight’ (yarn bombing) around the town of Buncrana. This is a much loved annual event within Buncrana Town and a massive amount of time and effort goes into making the event a […]

Date and time confirmed for Donegal’s last eight clash

The Donegal ladies will play Dublin on Sunday, July 16 at 2pm in their All-Ireland quarter-final. Maxi Curran’s side topped Group 2 with their 1-10 to 0-12 win over Meath in Navan on Saturday, having beat Waterford 2-10 to 1-8 two weeks previous in Lifford. The draw for the semi-final was done after the game […]


Consultation on Letterkenny transport project extended

PUBLIC consultation on a project that will look at the transport network around the south of Letterkenny has been extended. Donegal County Council is set to host a second public drop-in session to get feedback on the Letterkenny Southern Network Project which aims to provide connectivity from Letterkenny to West Donegal, reduce traffic congestion, support […]

Almost half of all septic tanks failed inspections last year

ALMOST half of septic tanks in Donegal failed inspections last year, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report on Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems released this week found 44 per cent of septic tanks failed inspections in Donegal in 2022 with 83 per cent of them fixed by the end […]


Kilmacrennan says farewell to ‘dream school secretary’, Anne O’Donnell

By Diarmaid Doherty THERE were tears, tributes, smiles and some wonderful stories as the school community at Scoil Cholmcille National School in Kilmacrennan gathered to say farewell to their retiring school secretary, Anne O’Donnell. Anne, who retires after 24 years of service, was joined by family members and friends as the school staff and pupils […]