Mary From Dungloe Festival urges people to get ‘SOFT’

THE organisers of the Mary From Dungloe Festival are calling on people across the world to donate €2 to help sustain its future. Due to Covid-19 the beloved ten day festival has been cancelled for the first time in its 53 year history. In a bid to ensure its return in 2021 the committee has […]

Doctor praised for X-ray that may have saved boy’s life

A doctor has been praised for saving the life of a Donegal schoolboy following a freak incident after he fell off his bike. Harry Grant from Glenswilly was playing close to his home on Thursday when he tumbled over the handlebars and cut himself. But unbeknown to him or anyone else, a metal shard from […]

St Eunan’s Cathedral moves against coronavirus

CHURCH volunteers in Letterkenny “scrubbed up” on Sunday before giving out Communion in a bid to stifle the spread of the coronavirus. The highly unusual move by St Eunan’s Cathedral was taken following the first confirmed case of the virus in the state. Information sheets were issued to parishioners outlining the precautions being taken by […]

Michael’s life is ‘bloody good’ despite rare disorder

FOR the five MacGinty children nose bleeds have always been a normal part of everyday life. Down the side of their father’s chair, in his coat pocket, in his bedroom – there was always a bloodstained hankie. Paudric MacGinty spent the best part of his 68 years not knowing what was wrong with him. And […]

The Donegal church that could be yours for just €65,000

IF you have ever fancied living in a church then your prayers have finally been answered. A stunning former Congregational Church of Ireland building in Castlefinn, County Donegal, has just been placed on the market with an asking price €65,000. Standing on more than half an acre of land, the church was constructed with solid […]

Get involved this Saturday on National Library Day

THIS Saturday Donegal’s libraries are taking part in the first ever National Library Open Day. Libraries are open most days of course but on Saturday a special invitation is being issued to everyone to come in and see what is on offer. Branches, which normally open every Saturday between 10am and 2.30pm, will have events […]

Gardaí praised after two incidents brought to safe end

THE Garda Representative Association has praised officers in Donegal following a safe conclusion to two incidents involving firearms. Donegal’s GRA spokesperson Brendan O’Connor said it was a credit to his colleagues that no one was hurt on either occasion. The first incident began on Wednesday and centred on a private dwelling in Letterkenny. A media […]

Ardara’s Michael Maloney is singing from the heart

‘I made a promise to her and I intend to keep it’ – Singer/songwriter Michael Maloney A promise to his mother shortly before her passing has inspired a Donegal singer/songwriter to move into the music industry full-time. Michael Maloney’s debut single ‘What Do You Want to Know’ already has him well on the road to […]

Donegal group urges ‘no’ vote in divorce referendum

THE Donegal founder of the Catholic Association says the institution of marriage will be “weakened even further” if people back plans to reduce the waiting time for divorce. Currently divorce is permitted only under certain conditions, one of which is that a couple has to have been living apart for four years. The government s […]

An Bord Pleanala backs committee over Great Arch access

AN Bord Pleanala has upheld an appeal by a local protest group against blocking off one of the county’s key tourist attractions, The Great Arch near Fanad. Speaking after learning of the national planning board’s decision this afternoon, a spokesperson for the Great Arch Action Committee said they were delighted that Donegal County Council’s decision to […]