Disability should be central to Area Plan – Kavanagh

FINE Gael councillor Jimmy Kavanagh is calling for the issue of disability to be put front and centre of the new Letterkenny Area Plan. “ There is an opportunity now in the process of devising the new plan to make disability a central part of that plan,” said Councillor Kavanagh. “This is something I have […]

Harald Mór hitting the right notes in west Donegal

A German musician with deep roots in Donegal is rounding up the county’s finest trad artists for a CD in aid of the charity Doctors Without Borders. Harald Juengst has lived between Ranafast and his native Duisburg for over 40 years and has built up strong musical connections in west Donegal, to the point where […]

Dublin commuters enjoying Denise’s poetry in motion

A poem by a Donegal writer has been catching the eye of drowsy commuters on Dublin’s DART transport system. Denise Blake’s work ‘And They All Lived Happily’, a poem looking at the little white lies parents sometimes have to tell their children, has been placed on display as part of a project by Poetry Ireland. […]

Mick Blake tackles issue of clerical abuse in new song

LETTERKENNY singer Mick Blake is attracting praise from survivors of Ireland’s mother and baby homes for tackling the thorny issue in his new single. The Fallacies of Men is written from the point of view of an ageing priest who, on nearing his death bed, questions whether he could have done more to protect those […]

Technology? Use it to your advantage…

EACH and every one of us is connected to some form of technology in today’s world, however, whether we choose to use it positively or negatively is entirely up to us. Take advantage of the services and apps available online for your overall health and wellness, whether it’s mental or physical health we can create […]

Youth Service hoping to buy old Letterkenny cinema site

  DONEGAL Youth Service has hinted at expansion plans if it is successful in purchasing the building it is headquartered in. The Youth Service has occupied the second floor of La Scala House on Letterkenny’s Port Road since 2006. In recent days however the three storey building has been put on the market with a […]

Polish national’s death was an accident, say friends

FRIENDS of a Polish man who died in Letterkenny a year ago have rejected Garda claims he was murdered. Thursday marked the first anniversary of the death of Sebastian Adamowicz whose body was discovered at the foot of a staircase in his home at Sylvan Park. He was rushed to Letterkenny hospital but died later […]

Bamboo Court, a spicy little corner of culinary heaven

A dash of ginger, a splash of garlic, a nip of salt – to watch Chee Keong Look is to watch a master at work. Standing in front of multiple woks he controls his kitchen like a conductor addresses an orchestra. Where can this culinary Andre Rieu be found? Catering to wealthy diners in a […]

Guitar legend Frank Vignola in Letterkenny this evening

THIS evening (Friday) the Regional Cultural Centre welcomes one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today to Letterkenny. Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O’Connor, the Boston Pops and […]

Electric cars: Are they the future?

  FOR the last few months I have been driving and selling the ‘World’s best selling electric car’, the new Nissan Leaf. Not only are the running costs minimal, it is also an extremely fun car to drive, equipped with all the latest technology. The shift to electric vehicles (EV) is well and truly under […]