Racing ahead in the online marketplace

A London-based entrepreneur says that south-west Donegal will always hold a special place in his heart. Samuel Hunt (28) is co-founder and CEO at Materials Market whose creative solution to ease supply chain issues sparked the interest of seed venture capitalist fund, Fuel Ventures, which invested £1.5m in the new tech start-up last month. Born […]

Plans to open Ireland’s only thatching school in county

THE restoration of thatched cottages on the Wild Atlantic Way in recent years has led to plans to open a school in Donegal devoted to the ancient craft of thatching. The promoters, Narin, Portnoo, Rosbeg Community Co-Operative Limited, say that the thatcher traineeship course in The Dolmen Centre will be the first of its kind […]

These ads ‘kneaded’ local people, say local people

GALLAGHER’S Bakehouse has defended its decision to use actors instead of local people in a new ad which celebrates the nationwide launch of their new range of uniquely handcrafted sourdough breads. Their new campaign, Bread Made Better, features Daniel O’Donnell who is seen going through Ardara chatting with locals all of whom are desperate to […]

Killybegs projects to lift many boats around county

MOONEY Boats has started work on their latest €20 million projects in Killybegs this week. The Eilean Croine arrived in Donegal last week and she will join her sister, the Sparkling Star, at the Blackrock pier for a full fit-out by Mooney Boats and many local businesses over the coming months. Arriving from the initial […]

From property to swimwear, Snow Patrol to networking

A DONEGAL woman has responsibility for all legal affairs at a company which currently has more than €2 billion of property assets under management and development. Sally Anne Sherry is a Senior Executive and General Counsel at Bartra Capital Property Management Limited. The company covers all aspects of property in Ireland from nursing homes, social […]

‘Flu outbreak strikes as third Covid-19 jab rolls out

HUNDREDS of vulnerable people have now received their third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine through vaccination centres, hospitals, care settings and GPs in Donegal. The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) has recommended additional vaccines be given to those with serious immune system issues aged over 12, to the over-80s and to anyone over 65 in […]

Tragic death of Donegal man in farm accident

TRIBUTES are being paid to a young Donegal man who died following a farm accident in County Monaghan earlier this week. Tomas Feeney, who was 36, died after the incident near his Corduff home on Tuesday. He was married to Niamh and the couple have two young daughters, Aoife and Maria. The circumstances of the […]

Mill project now ready for major work

DEPUTY Joe McHugh will perform the official opening of a €250,000 car park in Kilcar on Saturday. The construction of the car park and access route is part of the Leitir Corn Mill Conservation Project to conserve the mill and re-develop it as a working heritage mill. The first phase was completed last month allowing […]

Twenty-first Christmas toys appeal launched

A DONEGAL man is asking people across the county to donate towards a Christmas toy appeal to ensure as many children as possible will wake up to a gift this December 25. Hundreds of children have benefited from Eunan Devenney’s annual appeal which is now in its 21st year. A former professional boxer, he works […]

Plans for new lifeboat station on Arranmore

PLANS have been submitted for a state-of-the-art RNLI lifeboat station in Arranmore on the site of the current station on the north-east side of the island. The original RNLI station was first established in 1883 with the present single storey all weather station opened on 1st August 1997 by the singer Daniel O’Donnell. However, it […]