A life richly lived through family and many activities

THE death took place, peacefully, at her late residence on Tuesday last of Mrs Eileen Boyle, College Road, Letterkenny. Eileen was born to Charles and Catherine Doherty on 29th March, 1929 in Glack, Inishowen. She grew up on a farm and recalled many happy times of simple fun that was had there with her brothers […]

A 772k cycle then back to work in vaccination centre

AN Ultra Cyclist spent most of last week cycling over and back across the country. Kenny Gillespie from Braade, Kincasslagh, set off from the most westerly point in Ireland, Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula on Saturday morning and made his way to the most easterly point, Wicklow Lighthouse, before riding back again. Gillespie (41) […]

E&I Engineering silent on Letterkenny plans

WORK is progressing on a major project to redevelop the former Unifi site at Kiltoy. It is understood that E&I Engineering, which has headquarters in Burnfoot, has plans to expand its existing footprint into Letterkenny. This week the company announced that it has been acquired by Ohio-based Vertiv, a US based infrastructure solutions and services […]

Charge was so excessive he nearly blew a fuse himself

A DONEGAL pensioner got more than he bargained for when he recently purchased an electrical fuse online. The 12 volt fuse, which initially cost £2.91, ended up costing him more than four times that amount when postage, VAT and handling fees were taken into account. “Something which started out very cheap turned out to be […]

Colm McBride remembered with new book

THE life of one of Donegal’s best known soccer personalities Colm McBride is celebrated in a book which has been compiled by former players. Colm MacGiolla Bhríde – Bailiúchán Cuimhní ar Shaol Peile – is a collection of memories of the former Gweedore Celtic manager who passed away peacefully in Lake House Nursing Home, Portnablagh, […]

Finished half-marathon after being unable to walk

A PENSIONER from Kilmacrennan who was unable to walk two years ago after being struck down with rare nerve damage which affected his feet successfully completed the Donegal Half-Marathon on Sunday. James Doherty (76) had to learn how to walk again after an operation had a devastating affect on his motor skills. But the retired […]

A great night in ’64 comes back to life

MUSIC recorded from a house party in Ballybofey more than fifty years ago has been brought to life in a new CD. ‘The Sparkling Dawn’ showcases the talents of two great Donegal fiddle players, the late Hughie Gillespie and Frank Kelly. Tapes of the music, which was recorded in 1964 not long after Gillespie emigrated […]

Climate change map shows dangers for Donegal

WITH sea levels continuing to rise, vast swathes of coastal Donegal could be submerged underwater by 2030 if action on climate change is not taken. A recent UN report, which was released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said temperature rise will hit 1.5C by 2040 even in the best care scenario where […]

A service that reaches into every ‘nook and cranny’

THE pandemic has forever changed the way we think about education and a blended approach to learning should be embraced for the benefit of everyone, says Cróna Gallagher. Ms Gallagher is Director of Further Education and Training (FET) with Donegal Education and Training Board. With many people in ‘back to school’ mode and school leavers […]

Letterkenny man finding the right formula in the US

WHEN pharmaceutical giant AbbVie recently shone the spotlight on one of its employees Sean McEwen they said that he had one of the toughest jobs in the company. The Letterkenny man is Vice President of Quality Assurance at a company which employs in excess of 48,000 people in more than 70 countries across the globe. […]