Build18 expo in Newtowncunningham this weekend

THE North West’s biggest house building expo takes place this weekend in Newtowncunningham. Build18, supported by AIB, will give house builders, developers and anyone planning renovations or extensions access to a team of local industry experts. The free entry, two-day event will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday […]

Carrigart man’s play heads for Derry’s Playhouse

  CARRIGART man Martin Jim McFadden will bring his play ‘Don’t Go There’ which chronicles his incredible battle with the bottle, to Derry’s Playhouse later this month.   In his play, Martin gives an insight into the dark reality of addiction and how alcohol controlled him, damaged him, almost killed him – and did kill […]

Anti-water charges movement pays tribute to campaigner

THE ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay’ movement that saw off plans to introduce water charges has paid tribute to Donegal campaigner Catherine Shaw following her death. Thomas McGrath, spokesperson for Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (CPWP), described the Lifford woman as “a leader” while Independent Councillor Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig said she was an “inspiration”. “Catherine […]

Meet the team behind Donegal’s first board game

THE young team behind Donegal’s first board game will be in Letterkenny Shopping Centre tomorrow (Friday).   Hotspots is the brainchild of Loreto Convent students Emma Howard, Alannah Sweeney, Aifric Ní Fhearraigh and Jade McCollum.   A Monopoly-style game, Hotspots takes the player on a journey across the county, passing landmarks like Fanad Lighthouse, the […]

Celebrating the women of The Rosses

  THE priceless contribution of women to community life in The Rosses area will be celebrated this week with a special day of events.   With International Womens Day, March 8, falling during Seachtain na Gaeilge the community around CDP Na Rosann in Dungloe decided it appropriate to pay tribute to the area’s female population. […]

Fisherman vows to bounce back after devastating fire

  HUNDREDS of crab cages and more than 20 miles of rope were destroyed in a fire that almost took out a trawler on a pier at Kerrykeel.   Pat Friel’s boat, the Sanmar, sustained considerable damage in the blaze that broke out at Ballywhoriskey last Thursday. The fisherman estimates it will cost him more […]

Recruitment drive launched in Donegal to save curlew

  A last ditch attempt to save the curlew from extinction in Donegal has been launched by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.   The wildlife authority has just begun a recruitment drive for ‘Curlew Advisory Officers’ to work with communities and landowners.   The move follows the launch in 2017 of the Curlew Conservation […]

Brothers and sister confronted by knife wielding thug

  A neighbour of three family members robbed at knife point in their home says the local community has been left stunned by the crime.   The thief entered the house at Kilmacrennan at around 9pm on Sunday night. He confronted the occupants – two brothers in their 70s and their sister who is in […]