Donegal man to represent US at World Tapas Championship

A DONEGAL man has been selected to represent the United States at the World Tapas Championship in Spain next week. Joseph McFadden from Dunfanaghy, who works as the Executive Chef at Margaritaville Resort in Orlando, is one of fifteen chefs from around the globe who will be vying for the title in Valladolid. The son […]

President of Donegal Women in Business looks forward

  LIKE many restaurant owners, Jo Daly started her career in the kitchen. While there, she discovered her love for leadership, training and development. In 2001, she took over the Harbour restaurant in Donegal Town with her business partner Debbie O’Reilly before going on to buy their own premises, Quay West, in 2016. It’s been […]

Sewage concerns for Gweedore hotel developers

DONEGAL County Council has sought further information on a proposal to redevelop the former Seaview Hotel in Gweedore. The Bunbeg Revitalisation project, being developed by Dublin-based property developers Vesada Private, will see a €20 million investment to include the former Seaview and Ostan Ghaoth Dobhair Hotels. Phase 1 of the project will see the construction […]

Donegal man helping the next generation expand in Asia

WHEN Downings man Declan MacFadden left boarding school in Coláiste na Croise Naofa, Falcarragh, he stepped out into the world, by his own admission, as green as the fields. He would go on to study bio-chemistry in University College, Galway, before work took him to a variety of jobs in Dublin, Kilkenny and Cork. He […]

Donegal puppies begin journey to become Guide Dogs

THE first litter of Donegal Guide Dog puppies have started their journey to becoming a guide dog for a person who is vision impaired, or an assistance dog for a family of a child with autism. This journey for the ten pups started last week when a group of ‘home socialisers’ took them for a […]

Skifjord tragedy remembered forty years on

ON Sunday morning members of the Byrne family will gather for 11am Mass in the Church of St Joseph & St Conal, Bruckless to pray for the souls of Francis Byrne and his son Jimmie. It will be the 40th anniversary of the night the two Byrnes and three fellow fishermen drowned when the Skifjord […]

Over 12,000 Donegal people tested for Covid this month

MORE than 12,000 people have presented for Covid testing in Donegal so far this month, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has said. More than eighty per cent attended the St Conal’s, Letterkenny, testing centre while a further 1,854 went through the Cleary Centre, Donegal Town, which remains closed at weekends. 338 were tested at the […]

Council issue warning over overgrown hedges

AS winter 2021 approaches Donegal County Council has issued warnings to a number of landowners to cut back overgrown road-side hedges, tress and briars. Overgrown hedges can impair driver visibility and overhanging branches can cause damage to high sided vehicles such as lorries, ambulances and fire engines. Last week, the Council erected notices at the […]

MacGill School goes online for a second year

DR Mike Ryan, who has led the global response to Covid-19, and Mary Ellen McGroarty, the Mountcharles-born leader of the World Food Programme in Afghanistan, are among the speakers at next week’s annual MacGill School. Now in its 41st year, the MacGill School will be online for the second year from Wednesday to Friday. When […]

Butchers are taking on a Himalayan task

A DONEGAL butcher is using a two-metre high solid wall of Himalayan rock salt bricks to dry–age premium beef sourced from local suppliers. The translucent blocks were imported by McConnell’s Butchers, Ballybofey, from mines in the foothills of the Himalayas in Pakistan’s Punjab region. Each of the 360 salt blocks was individually hand cut. Shane […]