Letterkenny schoolgirl sketches her way to Art Gallery

A Letterkenny schoolgirl’s self-portrait is to go on display at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. Eleanor Margey’s caricature ‘Magnifying Glasses’ has been shortlisted for this year’s Zurich Young Portrait Prize. She is one of 20 artists aged between five and 18, whittled down from hundreds of entries, to make it through to the […]

Mica affected home owners urged to send letter to banks

MICA affected home owners are being urged to send a carefully drafted letter to their banks asking for their support during the crisis.  Tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 noon in towns and villages across the county, mica campaigners will be handing out letters to be sent to banks by those whose homes are affected by mica […]

Buncrana family’s heartbreak as mica home demolished

A BUNCRANA family have been left heartbroken after they watched their home become one of the first houses in the county to be demolished due to mica.  Gary and Emma Breslin along with their two children Cole (10) and Lacey (8) from Ludden watched on Monday as their two-storey home was stripped down to a […]

Ironman challenge in memory of late father starts today

A NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM gym owner is feeling ‘ready and really determined’ as takes on the mammoth task of completing 10 Ironman challenges in 10 days in memory of his late father.  Danny Quigley, of DQ Fitness in Newtowncunningham is taking part in a ten-day Ironman challenge starting today (Friday) to raise money for Pieta house and […]

Noah’s bed push has set off from Dublin

ONE of Ireland’s most challenging fundraising events has set off from Dublin. Noah’s bed push beginning at Crumlin Hospital for sick children is in aid of nine beneficiaries that have supported young Noah Gooch, a six-year-old boy from Donegal who was diagnosed with cancer this year. Noah (6) has won the hearts of thousands of […]

Martina marking mother’s first anniversary with climb

A CARRIGANS woman who lost her mother to cancer is climbing a mountain to raise money for a special cause ahead of her first anniversary. Martina McClintock nee Devenney from Carrigans is raising money for the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital Oncology bus in memory of her late mother, Kathleen. Kathleen died on September 11 […]

Record level of patients attending Letterkenny Hospital

LETTERKENNY University Hospital is seeing a very significant return of patients to the hospital with ‘record numbers’ attending the Emergency Department.  Saolta have said the Emergency Department (ED) is seeing record levels of attendances recently and this is putting pressure on the hospital. In particular there is pressure on bed availability in the hospital and […]

#LoveDonegal Day 2021 is tomorrow!

TOMORROW, Wednesday August 18 is officially #LoveDonegal Day 2021, a day where all the elements which make Donegal such a meaningful, inspiring, unique and authentic place are showcased proudly across the globe. The initiative from Donegal County Council, will build on the huge success of last year’s campaign which reached millions of people worldwide and […]

Road closed at Killross junction due to crash

EMERGENCY services are currently at the scene of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the N13 road between Kilross and Ballybofey.  The collision happened around 12 noon today (Tuesday) and the road is closed and diversions are in place. Motorists are being advised to avoid the area if possible. Advertisement A person has been taken […]

Council meeting adjourned as tensions rise

A MEETING of Donegal County Council has been adjourned until next Monday after tensions boiled over and a heated row broke out among Councillors. The members of Donegal County Council met online today for a full council meeting, but the meeting was adjourned for 45 minutes after a row broke out. When councillors reconvened at […]