Narin is first in Europe with special facilities

NARIN is the first beach in Europe to have a fully-fitted Changing Places step-down toilet facility. This will make a big difference to the lives of so many people in the area and beyond who require additional equipment. The Changing Places toilet facility, located just off the car parking area at the beach, is different […]

Twins back in Letterkenny between the jigs and reels

DANCING twins Niamh and Gavin Shevlin got to spend time at Christmas with their parents in Bomany, outside Letterkenny, before joining the Lord of the Dance tour to Taiwan in January. Michael Flatley’s Irish dance group will be visiting east Asia for the sixth time, performing its ‘Feet of Flames’ programme. Troupe members will undergo […]

Eighty new jobs across Donegal Gaeltacht companies

EIGHTY new, full-time, jobs are to be filled at a number of Gaeltacht companies across Donegal in the New Year. A range of jobs including software developers, maintenance and quality control technicians as well as accounting and HR roles are available at Udarás na Gaeltachta supported companies in Falcarragh, Gweedore, Dungloe, Ardara, Kilcar and Glencolmcille. […]

Donegal hotel thriving despite major challenges

SET in the idyllic surroundings of Lough Eske outside Donegal Town, Harvey’s Point is one of Donegal’s most luxurious hotels. Niall Coffey has been in charge at the 101 bedroom four-star hotel for the past two years and he is looking forward to a busy Christmas holiday season. The general manager arrived from Aghadoe Heights […]

Pole position in Kilmacrennan

WORK to erect a 18-metre high Eir telecommunications mast in Kilmacrennan briefly brought traffic to a standstill along the busy N56 on Friday. The company put in place the monopole telecommunications support structure at the rear of the existing exchange ready for equipment installation in early 2022. This site secured planning permission in October and […]

Killybegs welcomes first of three sister ships

THE Atlantic Dawn Group based in Killybegs has welcomed their new 64.65 metre pelagic trawler, ‘Leila’ to the local fishing fleet. The state-of-the-art vessel is the first of three sister ships that are being constructed at the Cemre shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey, at a cost in excess of €50 million. The vessels were designed by […]

Almost 5,000 vaccinated in Letterkenny centre

ALMOST 5,000 people were vaccinated in the Letterkenny last week. Figures show that in the past week (13-19 December), the team at the Letterkenny Covid Vaccination Centre vaccinated in excess of 4,700 people. Letterkenny vaccination centre is continuing with the ‘boost the boosters’ campaign, managing appointments and walk-ins for first, second and third booster vaccine […]

Walkers to remember Mary Ellen Molloy

THE second annual ‘Walk with M.E.’ fund-raising event will take place at venues across Donegal and Australia on St Stephen’s Day. The ‘Walk with M.E’ event is organised by  John Ross Molloy who lost his older sister Mary Ellen in a horrific car accident in Australia just a few days before Christmas in 2019. Last […]

From bioweapons and yoghurt to baby wipes and beyond

A DONEGAL man has been providing expert support to the Department of Foreign Affairs on biological and toxin weapons for over twenty-five years. Dr Ronnie Russell is Associate Professor of Microbiology at Trinity College. He had just finished a lengthy week of UN bioweapons talks in Geneva when he spoke to the Donegal News. Bioweapons […]

Adding artistic touches to Donegal’s ‘Appalachian Way’

ANYONE setting out on the famous Appalachian Trail in the USA knows about the long journey ahead. But did you know that the journey ends on the other side of the Atlantic? The International Appalachian Trail (IAT) Ulster–Ireland is part of a wider international walking trail that follows the Appalachian Mountain terrain, which existed on […]