Relief for Letterkenny man who got Italy winners tattoo

A LETTERKENNY man is celebrating after he placed a €1,000 bet on Italy to win the Euros and even got a winners tattoo on his back in ‘a bulletproof prediction.’ Social media personality ‘MadYock’ from Letterkenny posted a video of the stunt on his YouTube channel ahead of the knockout stages of the tournament, and […]

Donegal couples eager to move weddings to Omagh hotel

AN Omagh hotel has received several enquiries from Donegal couples who are eager to move their wedding to the North due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Currently, only 50 people are allowed to attend a wedding reception in Donegal, while in the North, venues are risk assessed on the number of guests permitted and are able […]

Donegal voted ‘most scenic place in Ireland’

Donegal has been voted as the most scenic place in Ireland.  Travel experience booking platform has released the 2021 list of the ’15 Most Scenic Places in Ireland’, as chosen by top Irish travel photographers and Instagrammers and Donegal topped the list. A spokesperson said, “As the nation gears up for a domestic travel […]

Over 20 holy wells dedicated to St Colmcille in Donegal

Did you know that there are more than twenty Holy Wells dedicated to St. Colmcille in Donegal? Given this historic year as the 1500th anniversary of Colmcille’s birth and his Feast Day on June 9, this could be an opportunity for local communities to re-discover these wells.    Holy wells have been one of the most […]

Runners and walkers prepare for virtual North West 10K

RUNNERS and walkers are being encouraged to take to the roads for the 24th annual North West 10K and raise funds for two local charities. Entries are still being accepted for the 24th North West 10k which will be held virtually for the first time on Bank Holiday Monday. Runners and walkers can pick a […]

New deputy principal appointed to Raphoe school

 SHANE McArt has been appointed as the new Deputy Principal of Deele College, Raphoe. Shane will now join the Senior Management Team of Mr Joe Boyle, Principal, and Ms Carmel Mulligan, Deputy Principal. Deele College, based in Raphoe, has a school population of more than six hundred students, with a teaching staff of about fifty […]

Pregnant women to be offered Covid vaccine at LYIT

The Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is arranging for women who are between 14 and 36 weeks’ gestation to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the Letterkenny Vaccination Centre in the LYIT. Women who have antenatal appointments will have an opportunity to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with their midwife or doctor. Afterwards their contact details […]

Nine people rescued after boat got into difficulty

NINE people had to be rescued by the RNLI after their boat’s propellor became tangled in Lobster fishing lines.  On Sunday, Lough Swilly RNLI Lifeboat was called by the Irish Coast Guard at 2.18pm to rescue a small fishing boat just off Dunaff Head. The boat which had nine people on board got into difficulty […]

Mica-affected home owners set for protest

MICA-affected home owners are set to make their frustrations known over the Mica Redress Scheme as hundreds of people are expected to take part in protests tomorrow (Saturday). A protest is being held in Letterkenny on Saturday May 22nd at 2pm to coincide with a further protest in Buncrana at the same time. In recent […]

Bones found in Ballybofey forest identified as animal

AN investigation has found that bones discovered in a forest area in Ballybofey yesterday are not human. Gardai have confirmed that the bones are those of an animal. The area had been sealed off and Gardaí and the state pathologists carried out an investigation into the discovery which was made yesterday (Wednesday). Advertisement A Garda […]