Donegal cooking up a storm as a top foodie destination

By Róise Collins DONEGAL truly does have it all. Our rugged coasts and rolling hills are not only breathtakingly beautiful but they also offer the ideal environment, climate, and richly diverse landscape to produce a standard of natural ingredients and foods worthy of the growing hype. Almost a decade ago, the Donegal Local Enterprise Office […]

Letterkenny barber starts fundraiser for Morocco

A Letterkenny barber has started a GoFundMe in response to the earthquake in Morocco last Friday. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake has claimed close to 3,000 lives and a further 5,000 people have been injured in the country’s deadliest earthquake since 1960. Said Ben Salem is a Moroccan native living in the county since 2003. He […]

Road closed in Bridgend following collision

Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a road traffic collision at Carrowreagh, Bridge End this morning, Tuesday August 29. The road is currently closed and local diversions have been put in place. No further information is available at this time, a Garda spokesperson told the Donegal News.

Communities demand action after floods

By Róise Collins AS heavy rain battered down across the county on Saturday evening many homes and businesses held their breath and braced for what they feared was history repeating itself. Castlefinn, Raphoe and the surrounding area yet again felt the brunt of the unforgiving showers. In Raphoe alone it was reported that close to […]

Over 250 people have reported Saturday’s earthquake

THE Irish National Seismic Network is urging people across Donegal who felt the earthquake this weekend to file a report on their website. So far, over 250 people have reported that they felt or heard the earthquake across Donegal. The 2.5 magnitude earthquake occurred near Glenveagh National Park in northwest Donegal, in the early hours […]

Film set in Donegal Gaeltacht to be screened at film festival

A FILM set and filmed in the Donegal Gaeltacht featuring local Irish-speaking talent is to be screened as part of the Dublin International Film Festival tomorrow. Local director Daniel Butler and producer Maggie Ryan are nominated for ‘Discovery Awards’ at the festival. Bean Feasa is an Irish-language supernatural drama inspired by Donegal folktales about the […]

This year’s National Famine Commemoration to take place in Milford

This year’s National Famine Commemoration will take place on Sunday May 21 in Milford.  This is the third time the State Commemoration has taken place in Ulster. The public ceremony, which will be broadcast on the RTÉ News Now channel, will provide an opportunity for the people of Donegal to honour the suffering and loss […]

Council staff to get ‘empathy training’

DONEGAL County Council staff are to receive ‘empathy’ training as part of a new plan to tackle homelessness. The county’s Housing Strategic Policy Committee has heard the training will focus on protecting society’s most vulnerable following a rise in domestic violence. The training will aim to engender an “empathetic and informed approach” when it comes to understanding the […]

Hotelier warns of jobs losses if VAT increase goes ahead

DONEGAL hotels and guesthouses have renewed their call on the Government to retain the nine per cent tourism VAT rate in response to very challenging economic headwinds facing the sector over the next 12 months. General Manager at the Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh, Paul Diver, has deep concerns about the impact the proposed VAT increase […]