Gaoth Dobhair photographer captures Donegal’s beauty


FROM beautiful beaches to Donegal’s scenic walks, Amelia Olech will never run out of inspiration for her photography. Originally from Poland, Amelia moved to Gaoth Dobhair last summer with her partner James who has family in the area. Since then she has been captivated by the beauty of her surroundings and is on a mission […]


Vacant buildings being reviewed for Ukrainian refugees


DONEGAL County Council is currently reviewing its stock of vacant buildings to determine if they can be used to accommodate Ukrainian refugees. Every Local Authority was asked to submit a list of possible accommodation by mid-March.   Advertisement In a letter from the Department of Housing, Councils were asked to find vacant buildings within 3km […]


Warning over holiday home scam


A WOMAN who fell victim to a holiday home scam has warned of how sincere and believable the advertiser was during her ordeal. Helen Hancock believed she was renting a stunning house in Bunbeg for two weeks in the summer and handed over a £250 deposit only to find out it was a scam. Speaking […]


Reconvened Council meeting to be held today


THE reconvened Council meeting is set to be held today at 2pm in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny. Last Monday, Donegal County Council’s monthly meeting was once again adjourned amid a Garda investigation following a number of incidents at the Aura Leisure Centre. The meeting was adjourned until today Wednesday, April 6 at 2pm. Gardai […]


Letterkenny bus provider fearing closure


THE soaring price of fuel is having a massive impact on school bus providers with one Letterkenny company fearing it may have to close if the government does not provide support for the sector.  Speaking to the Donegal News this week Cathal McGettigan of McGettigan Travel said their bills have risen by 36 per cent […]


St Johnston man to take on Mizen to Malin challenge in 24 hours


A ST JOHNSTON man is gearing up for a mammoth challenge of cycling from Mizen to Malin Head in just 24 hours to raise funds for two charities close to his heart.  Johnny Kane is no stranger to pushing himself and has previously won the 555km Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race. This June Johnny will […]


Doctor warns that people are not adhering to guidelines


THERE has been 1,400 confirmed Covid-19 cases reported in Donegal within two days a leading public health specialist has warned.  On Tuesday almost 900 cases of the virus were reported followed by 500 on Thursday. Dr Anthony Breslin , Specialist in Public Health Medicine for the North West, warned that people are not adhering to […]


Ban on ink is a major blow – tattoo artist


A LETTERKENNY tattoo artist says the new EU regulations banning most types of tattoo ink will have a significant affect on the industry.  Magda Godlewska, manager at LK INK, was speaking to the Donegal News after the new regulations came into force last week banning thousands of chemical agents used by tattooists.  The European Chemicals […]


Civic reception plan for former Cara House co-ordinator


THERE are calls for a civic reception to be held for Susan McCauley, former co-ordinator of Cara House Family Resource Centre following her recent retirement to recognise her huge contribution to the community.  Cllr Ciaran Brogan will bring forward a motion at tomorrow’s Letterkenny Municipal District meeting and if agreed an event will be organised. […]


Twin Towns flood defence gets ‘planning’


PLANS for flood defence works for the Twin Towns have been granted by An Bord Pleanála following an application by Donegal County Council. The mitigation measures for Ballybofey and Stranorlar will be erected behind the flood embankments on the River Finn. The works include the construction of two storm manholes and two pump hardstands for […]