Film shot in Donegal now available to rent

SPEARS, the movie thriller from Donegal director Gerard Lough, is now available to rent for the first time in Ireland. Packed with twists and turns, the plot kicks off with a private investigator is sent from Donegal to Italy to track down a woman who mysteriously vanished there. Meanwhile in London a dissident republican does an arms […]

Date confirmed for Strabane Lifford Half Marathon

THE 2023 Strabane Lifford Half Marathon has been confirmed for Sunday June 11 with registration now open. Elected members of Derry City and Strabane District Council ratified the decision during the latest meeting of its Business and Culture Committee. The eighth staging of one of the most popular events on the north west’s athletics calendar […]

The Vengaboys are coming…to Gaoth Dobhair

AS unusual as it sounds, The Vengaboys are coming…to west Donegal. The Europop dance outfit enjoyed huge commercial success in the late 1990s with hits including Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!, We’re Going to Ibiza and We Like to Party. The passing of time has done little to dampen the appetite for the colourful Dutch quartet […]

Donegal house prices rise by 3 per cent

A shortage of properties is continuing to push Donegal’s house prices upwards. The latest survey by the Real Estate Alliance (REA) shows that the cost of a second-hand, three-bed semi rose by 3.4 per-cent in the first three months of the year. The average price of a three-bed home now stands at €150,000 – up from an […]

Sea Sessions – All you need to know this year

With the new additions and just over 11 weeks to go – Sea Sessions jam-packed line-up now includes:  Friday June 16: Kasabian, Inhaler, Ben Hemsley, Le Boom, 49th & Main, Pete & Bas, Hannah Laing, Brad Heidi, Crazy P Soundsystem, Fya Fox, Jerry Fish (MC) Jordan Nocturne, Meryl Streek, Monjola, The Florentinas, The K’s, Colin […]

Doe Castle targeted by vandals twice last year

DOE Castle, one of Donegal’s most historic sites, was hit by vandals twice last year. Information provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW) shows that infrastructure at the heritage site had to be repaired after an implement was used to cut through bars. The incident was among 51 acts of vandalism carried out at, or involving, OPW […]

Arlene Arkinson murder explored in new TG4 series

THE new series of TG4’s Marú Inár Measc takes a look at the heinous killing of Arlene Arkinson. Episode two, which airs this Wednesday night, recalls the murder of the 15-year-old Arlene Arkinson who disappeared after a night out in Donegal. The Castlederg teenager was last seen on August 14 1994 as she left her […]

Plaque unveiled in memory of late Termon ‘tunnel tiger’

THE family of a Termon ‘tunnel tiger’ has unveiled a plaque in Scotland where he was killed in an accident over 60 years. Edward Gallagher was working on the Cruachan power station in the Scottish Highlands when tragedy struck on April 23 1962. Like many, Edward had left his native Donegal in the late 1950s to […]

Jasmine murder accused guilty of manslaughter

RICHARD Burke, the man accused of killing Jasmine McMonagle, has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. The jury had been told by trial judge Mr Justice Paul Burns that all the evidence in Burke’s trial pointed to a manslaughter verdict. The jury took just over an hour to agree. […]