Live music returns to the Balor Theatre this weekend

THE Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, opens its doors and welcomes live music back on stage again for the first time in over ten months this weekend. There are two great gigs in store – Country meets Trad this Fridaywhen legendary country singer Brendan Quinn is joined by Altan’s Dermot Byrne and Ciaran Tourish while Saturday July […]

Road reopens following fatality

THE N14 road into Letterkenny is open again this morning following yesterday’s fatality. Gardaí from Letterkenny attended the scene of the collision between the Dry Arch roundabout and the Port Road roundabout just before 5pm yesterday. A motorcyclist in his late 40s was seriously injured when his bike collided with a Jeep and a tractor. […]

Serious crash closes road into Letterkenny

TWO people are receiving medical treatment following a serious collision on the outskirts of Letterkenny this evening. The in-bound lane of the N14 is closed as gardaí deal with the incident involving a motorcycle and a tractor. A spokesperson said, “Gardaí in Letterkenny are currently at scene of a serious road traffic collision that occurred […]

Boat murder accused found guilty

STEPHEN McKinney has been found guilty of murdering his wife following a 12 week trial at Dungannon Crown Court Aged 44 and previously of Convoy, McKinney denied murdering Lu Na on 13 April 2017, during a trip on a hired cruiser. Ahead of sending the jury out to commence deliberations, Madam Justice McBride advised an […]

Jacqui Sharkey to release new single

DONEGAL singer Jacqui Sharkey is set to release her new single ‘The Light’ on July 23, her debut release with label Peer Music. ‘The Light’ is described as a “powerful melodic and emotional ballad that captures the turmoil of the world today and offers hope and inspiration”. The clever arrangements by John Reynolds feature well […]

Former nursing home near Lifford on the market

A former nursing home on the outskirts of Lifford has been placed on the property market. Deeleside Nursing Home in Ballindrait once housed 27 residents across its 12 bedrooms. However it has been vacant for some time and according to estate agent Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey is in need of repair. They have the property listed […]

Gardaí in Letterkenny seize €6,000 worth of cannabis

TWO people have been arrested following the seizure of €6,000 in cannabis. Letterkenny Gardaí stopped a car overnight and the driver tested positive for the presence of the drug. A search of the car resulted in the seizure of suspected cannabis with an approximate street value of €6,000. Two people were arrested and were charged […]

No love lost as door-to-door money lender leaves stage

THE head of Letterkenny’s Credit Union says there was “not a lot of grá” for Provident Financial because of its “extortionate” interest rates. Gordon Randles was speaking after the door-to-door money lender announced it was shutting its operations in Ireland. In a statement the company blamed the strain of the coronavirus pandemic for its decision to […]

Two jiving brothers of Magherabuoy go viral

TWO Letterkenny brothers have found fame online thanks to a video of them jiving. The two minute clip of David and Richard Gordon dancing around the kitchen of their Magheraboy farmhouse in wellies and flat caps has been viewed over five million times. To the sound of country star Patrick Feeney the pair perform a […]

The Donegal man charting the work of LGBT trailblazers

TO mask the fact he was gay Domhnaill Harkin created an alter-ego for himself – Daniel. It was only after years in denial that he finally found the courage to confront who he really was. Now the Burt native is using his personal experience to encourage young people to talk about LGBTQ+ issues. Living in […]