Shining fresh light on Letterkenny Town Park

PUBLIC street lighting has been upgraded and restored at Letterkenny Town Park. Concern had been raised in recent months after it emerged that more than fifty per cent of the lights in Bernard McGlinchey Park were not working. Now, all the park’s street lamps have been replaced with modern, brighter, energy efficient LED bulbs making […]

Finding hidden seagrass treasures off Donegal coast

by harry walsh A NATURAL resource which is considered to be more important than the rain forests has been discovered off the coast of south west Donegal. Zostera Marina is a type of seagrass which grows in the inshore areas of the Irish coast. It supports biodiversity, cleans the surrounding water and helps take carbon […]

Proposed Graffy wind farm turned down by planners

LAST week the Donegal News reported on lengthy discussions at the November plenary meeting of Donegal County Council to review the objectives and policies within the County Development Plan for wind turbines. Many councillors spoke on how the county has reached “saturation point” with wind turbines and there was unanimous support for amending the plan […]

Missing person found safe and well

A woman reported missing from her Letterkenny home on Thursday last has been found safe and well. Gardai and the woman’s family, concerned for her welfare, joined an organised search led by Donegal Search and Rescue over the weekend. However, shortly after 5pm this evening Gardai confirmed that the missing person was located safe and […]

Feena’s foxy idea celebrates first anniversary

A LETTERKENNY school teacher who started a small arts and crafts business while on maternity leave last year has celebrated the first anniversary of her company. The Arty Fox, which is run by Feena McBride, makes seasonal craft boxes for children, entertaining them with something worthwhile rather than a screen! One of her boxes featured […]

Letterkenny man raises more than $620K ‘Down Under’

A LETTERKENNY man raised more than half a million dollars to help treat and prevent blindness in Third World countries when he ran a marathon blindfolded last weekend. Mike Toner from Middle Road, Ballyraine, raised $620,000 for the Fred Hollows Foundation in his latest fundraising event in Melbourne on Saturday. The money will restore the […]

Over half promised hospital beds yet to be delivered

MORE than half of the hospital beds promised in the Health Service Executive’s service plan for Letterkenny University Hospital this year have yet to be delivered. Of the 39 acute beds that were promised in the HSE’s winter plan, 16 are open and it will be February, at the earliest, before the remaining 23 beds […]

Large scale musical event to mark 1,500th anniversary

ONE of the Ireland’s best-known composers is putting together the final pieces for a large scale work to mark the 1,500 anniversary of St Colmcille. Vincent Kennedy has written twenty individual pieces that go together to make up ‘Colmcille, Dove of Peace’ which will be performed at An Grianán on Sunday, December 5. The work […]

Former schoolboy player enters his first physique show

IT took more than two decades, but Letterkenny man David Nangle is where he always wanted to be: on stage. In his youth, David (40) had ambitions to be a gym instructor but opted to go to college to study teaching. For the past fifteen years he has been a teacher at GEMS Cambridge International […]

Apology for cancer clinic cancellation

THE Saolta University Health Care Group has apologised to patients affected by the cancellation of two oncology clinics at Letterkenny University Hospital last month. The Chief Executive of the Group said it was “not good enough” and admitted that patients “didn’t get the service they deserved”. Addressing members of the Regional Health Forum via Zoom […]