Massive community effort under way following explosion

STAFF, pupils and families have begun gathering in Scoil Mhuire in Creeslough to remember those killed in yesterday’s devastating blast. A massive community effort has been launched with counsellors being made available in the local community centre for those affected by the terrible events. The local creche is also open, offering free child minding all […]

Bishop asks people to keep Creeslough in their prayers

BISHOP of Derry and Raphoe Andrew Forster has appealed to people to keep the village of Creeslough in their prayers. Rev Forster also paid tribute to the emergency services to whom we “owe an enormous debt of gratitude”. “My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the terrible tragedy in Creeslough. The community […]

President offers condolences to people of Creeslough

PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has added his sympathies to the outpouring grief following yesterday’s explosion in Creeslough. Gardaí have now confirmed that seven people were killed in the blast at an Applegreen service station. Speaking this morning, President Higgins said, “May I, as President, express what I know will be the shock shared by all people […]

Creeslough death toll rises to seven

THE death toll following yesterday’s explosion in Creeslough has now risen to seven, An Garda Síochána has confirmed this morning. Officers along with other emergency services worked through the night following the blast which occurred at 3.20pm yesterday afternoon. In a statement this morning, gardaí said, “An Garda Síochána can now confirm seven fatalities as […]

Ballymanus documentary gets Hollywood invite

A documentary on the Ballymanus explosion which killed 19 people in west Donegal almost 80 years ago is to be shown in Hollywood. ‘Ballymanus’ was named Best Documentary on Thursday following its debut showing at the Vienna Independent Film Festival. Writers and directors Patrick Sharkey and Seán Doupe have now been invited to show it at events in Scotland, Mexico […]

‘Half masting’ of flag splits opinion among councillors

FLYING the national flag at half mast outside council buildings today has divided opinion among Donegal’s councillors. Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s office contacted all local authorities on Friday requesting that the flag be lowered to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth. In an email to Donegal County Council Chief Executive John McLaughlin, the Taoiseach asked that […]

International and local music at The Balor this week

THERE is top quality local and international music at The Balor, Ballybofey this week. Brooklyn based twins The Brother Brothers play on Wednesday as part of an extensive European tour while country legend Brendan Quinn launches his new album Hubbin’ It on Thursday. The Brother Brothers are the indie folk duo of Adam And David […]

Paths compo exceeded €360k in first six months of 2022

DONEGAL County Council has paid out over €360,000 already this year in compensation as a result of injuries suffered on broken or flawed footpaths. The payments bring to more than €3 million the amount drained from the public purse due to claims since 2016. Mayor of Letterkenny and Milford Municipal District, Donal Kelly, will bring a […]

Colly maps Donegal – From north to south, east to west

A Letterkenny resident who started charting his favourite places in Donegal five years ago has pulled them all together in a huge map. Colin ‘Colly’ Farrell’s colourful creation has just gone on display in the Silver Tassie, the first place to make it on to the impressive trail. Colly, who is originally from Dublin but […]

Busy weekend for volunteer crew of Arranmore RNLI

VOLUNTEER crew members of Arranmore RNLI responded to two call outs at the weekend, both with positive outcomes. THE crew responded to a call to assist a medical evacuation from the island at 6.45am on Friday. The patient was transferred to a waiting ambulance in Burtonport and on to Letterkenny University Hospital. On Saturday at […]