Win a field in the Donegal Gaeltacht for £1

A FIELD is to be raffled on St Patrick’s Day to provide funds to build hurling and camogie facilities in Derry. Na Magha CLG have acquired the two-acre field outside Doochary and  is selling tickets to win the ‘pound field’. Club officials are asking gaels to support the only surviving hurling club in Derry city […]

Brothers seriously injured in workplace accident

TWO Gortahork brothers were seriously injured in a workplace accident in Burtonport on Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened at around 3.30pm on the site of the new €4 million Burtonport Harbour Redevelopment project. It is understood both men fell from a height. Emergency services were quickly on the scene and the brothers were taken by […]

‘The younger lads in their forties fly about the place’

A LETTERKENNY football legend continues to show the youngsters how it is done on the playing field. Brian Ferry, who celebrates his sixtieth birthday this weekend, played for Letterkenny Rovers for more than a decade before giving younger players a chance. Ferry – dubbed ‘Letterkenny’s Glenn Hoddle’ – was part of the Rovers team that […]

Locals brave treacherous conditions to save Church

A local priest has thanked everyone who worked to repair the roof of St Michael’s Church, Creeslough, on Monday last. Fr John Joe Duffy said the generosity of the men who spent their day shoring up the storm-damaged roof was very much appreciated by the parishioners. The iconic structure, which was the fifth in a […]

It was like Disneyland without the budget

A FAMILY trip to Disneyland, Paris in early December sowed the seeds for the Light Up Letterkenny Christmas Tour. The event, which involved more than two hundred vehicles, raised €4,500 for the Donegal Hospice. Yesterday, a cheque was presented to the Hospice by organisers Bernard Gallagher, CBM Signs, and Craig Alcorn, Tropical World. The idea […]

Winnie sets off on another year-long mammoth walk

A LOUGHANURE woman who undertook a 365 day walking challenge last year to raise money for an ‘Oasis of Peace’ sculpture in Gweedore has embarked on a new challenge. Brid ‘Winnie’ Sweeney, a native of Dore, started her latest mammoth daily walking challenge on Saturday to raise funds for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Last […]

Falcarragh man is key player in San Siro project

A DONEGAL man is leading the €1 billion development of the new San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Declan Sharkey from Falcarragh is a Senior Principal and General Manager, Populous Italia, the leading global design and entertainment specialist design practice. Last month, AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano announced that Populous’ project – named ‘The […]

Proud parents welcome first baby of 2022

DONEGAL’S first baby of the new year was born at Letterkenny University Hospital. The baby girl, Katie, was born weighing 8lb at 3.24am on Saturday, January 1. Proud parents Monica and Mark Gillespie from Clonmany are delighted with the new arrival, while Katie’s older sister Lauren (6) and brother Logan (3) were looking forward to […]

Poor Farmers have raised almost €410,000 for charity

THE annual Ardara Poor Farmers Auction took place last Tuesday evening raising more than €30,000. The event, which is traditionally held in Teague’s Bar, was back in Brockagh Mart for a second year with all bids coming in online. A total of €33,570 was raised on the night with all proceeds going to Bluestack Special […]

Donegal mum goes viral with family smowmen decoration

A DONEGAL mother has become an online sensation with her home made Christmas family snowmen decoration. Noreen Maguire placed a pint glass over one of her knitted snowmen on Christmas Day to show that her daughter was isolating. She then added a photograph to the family WhatsApp group for her husband Rory and two daughters, […]