Legacy of Francie Mooney theme of Éigse Uladh this weekend

Éigse Uladh is running in Gaoth Dobhair this weekend and its dedicated to the life and legacy of the late renowned fiddler, footballer, actor and school teacher the late Francie Mooney of Coshclady, Bunbeg. The éigse will be officially opened by Paddy Glackin in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair tomorrow Friday at […]

Visitors to beauty spots urged not to block emergency access routes

WITH sunnier weather having at last arrived in Donegal, Gardaí are appealing to visitors to beauty spots not to block emergency access routes. The sun is out and people have started to travel to local beauty spots and forests for exercise and family days out after such a prolonged spell of bad weather. But, with greater […]

Tender issued for development at Bunbeg harbour

PONTOONS aimed at attracting more leisure boats to west Donegal are to be developed in Bunbeg. A tender has been issued for contractors interested in taking on the building project. Bunbeg harbour was created almost 200 years ago to serve the local fishing industry. Advertisement In the earlier part of the 20th century it was […]

BREAKING: Body recovered in West Donegal

IT has been confirmed that a body has been recovered from the Crolly River in West Donegal this morning. The Bunbeg Coast Guard responded to a call this morning and later recovered a body from the river.

Gaoth Dobhair woman celebrates her 101st birthday

GAOTH Dobhair woman Annie (Winnie) O’Donnell, Knockastolar Bunbeg, is celebrating her 101st Birthday today. She was born in Culacrick, Annagry on December 4 1921. Her mother, Winnie (Neddie Shorcha Óg) Boyle was a native of Bun na mBeann, Annagry, while her father, Paddy O’Donnell (Paidí Johnnie Sheáin Óig), hailed from Culacrick, Annagry. Annie was the eldest […]

‘Tennessee is so backward it feels almost dystopian’

AS wider America digests the results of its mid-term elections a woman with strong ties to Donegal living in Tennessee says the southern state is “slipping into fascism”. The language of USA politics will mean relatively little to those on this side of the Atlantic – The Democrats have retained control of the Senate after winning a […]

Fond memories as shop in Bunbeg closes

THE final closing of the door to Matt Bonner’s Shop in Magheraclogher on Sunday marked the end of an era and a business that served the community for almost 100 years. Spanning three generations of the Bonner family its founder the late Annie Bonner was famous for her home-made ice cream. That ice-cream experience evoked […]

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 […]

‘I wanted to do this for me and other mothers like me’

EILISH Haigh has always dreamt of opening a shop and living by the seaside. And, in just a few short weeks the mother-of-two will see her dreams come true when she opens the doors of a boutique with a difference in the former Post Office premises in Bunbeg. Like for many others, Eilish found lockdown […]

Temporary closing of Bank of Ireland branches

    Bank of Ireland branches in Bunbeg, Bundoran and Glenties will close temporarily to help ensure continuity of service at its larger Letterkenny branch. Advertisement The redeployment of staff from the three smaller branch locations is to support colleague self-isolation while ensuring the continued operation of the Letterkenny branch, which is open today as […]