Father (80) writes memoir for his young children

A CARRIGART man who fathered two children at the age of 70 and 75 has documented his life travels in a new book dedicated to his three children.  Barney Carr (80) has lived a fascinating life. He was born in Southwest Philadelphia in 1940. When he was 20, he went to sea on an oil […]

Public asked to take survey to help Rape Crisis Centre

DONEGAL’S Rape Crisis Centre is reviewing its services to ensure people affected by sexual abuse can access the best possible support.  The Rape Crisis Centre in Letterkenny provides a free support and counselling service to both female and male survivors of rape and sexual violence across Donegal. The Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre […]

Court adjourned due to outbreak of Covid-19

A trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court had to be abandoned today after a close contact of the accused was found to have tested positive for Covid-19. The trial, before a jury, had commenced on Wednesday with a number of witnesses including members of the Gardai having given evidence. But just before it was due to […]

Man (80) dies in hospital following Raphoe crash

A PENSIONER has died in hospital following a road traffic collision in Raphoe on Tuesday. The 80-year-old man passed away at Letterkenny University Hospital earlier today (Thursday). A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana confirmed his death and said ‘enquiries into the single vehicle collison are ongoing.’ Advertisement Around 10am on Tuesday, Gardaí and the ambulance […]

New ferry to Inishboffin

A BRAND new ferry service has been launched to carry visitors to a stunning island off the coast of Donegal. Boffin Ferry Donegal, a new ferry service from Magheroarty Pier to Inishboffin Island, was launched on Wednesday last week, June 30 and it is the first time that a regular ferry service will be in […]

Couple raising funds for ‘life-changing’ treatment

A LETTERKENNY man is seeking donations to help fund life-changing treatment in Germany for his fiancée who has been suffering for the past ten years. Simon Carr who is originally from Galway but lives in Lettekenny is engaged to Castlefin woman Jennifer Brolly and the pair are getting married in Letterkenny in October. Unfortunately, Jenny […]

Warning over thefts from cars at tourist locations

GARDAÍ in Donegal are advising motorists to secure their vehicles when parking in unattended carparks in coastal and scenic locations, as millions of euro worth of property are stolen from cars each year. The average value of property stolen is approximately €660, with cash making up an average of €330 per incident. Cash, car accessories, […]

Pensioner taken to hospital after collision in Raphoe

A MAN in his eighties has been taken to hospital following a one vehicle collision in Raphoe. Around 10am today (Tuesday), Gardaí attended the scene of a single road traffic collision at Meadowhill, Raphoe. Following the collision, a man in his early 80s was taken by ambulance to Letterkenny University Hospital. Advertisement Diversions are currently […]

Donegal Relay for Life raises over €70,000

THE date for 2022 Relay for Life has been confirmed as the committee is ‘delighted’ with this years event which raised over €73,000. Relay for Life, in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, was held virtually in Donegal on June 5 and 6 and thousands of people took part throughout the county and raised a […]

Man charged in connection with fatal hit and run

A MAN who is charged in relation to a fatal hit and run in Lifford has been released on bail. Sean Connaughton (50) with an address in Dundalk, county Louth appeared at Letterkenny District Court today (Monday). Connaughton was arrested on Sunday afternoon on suspicion of hit and run causing death or serious injury. Advertisement […]