Buncrana: the town that won’t sleep

BUNCRANA is one of nine towns nationwide which have been selected to become pilot projects for new licensing hours and the development of the night-time economy. The others are Dublin City, Cork City, Limerick City, Galway City, Kilkenny, Drogheda, Sligo, and Longford Town. Donegal County Council’s submission was successful to have the town included. Advertisement […]

Bathing water quality good to excellent except for one beach

A NEW report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has shown that the quality of bathing water across Donegal is excellent but with one area deemed to be of poor quality. According to the Bathing Quality in Ireland report for 2021 Lady’s Bay in Buncrana was of poor quality due to pollution. “The main sources […]

Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awardees announced for 2022

The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards return for 2022 at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana on Friday, September 23 at 7pm. This year four awardees are being celebrated in recognition for their achievements in their chosen field and their support for Ireland and its Diaspora. The four notable members of the diaspora set to […]

Pay parking generated €400,000 in six months

DONEGAL County Council has generated almost €400,000 through pay parking in the first six months of this this year with Letterkennny bringing in the highest income. Figures obtained by the Donegal News reveal that €398,828 was generated through pay parking across six areas of the county up to the end of June. Letterkenny was the […]

Fourteen well known pubs listed for sale

THERE are more than a dozen pubs for sale in Donegal, the majority of them in rural parts of the county. The listings on Daft.ie come as The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland warns of an “alarming” decline in the bar industry. From Buncrana in Inishowen to Narin in the south and from Ballybofey to Derrybeg, the property website has […]

Elite dancers shimmy all the way to the top

Elite Dance Academy from Buncrana lived up to their name at the UDO World Hip Hop Championships in Blackpool when they danced their way to first place. The UDO (United Dance Organisation) World Hip Hop Championships take place every year in Blackpool with this year being their 15th year running. Twenty one dancers from Elite […]

Countywide Christmas Appeal 2021 a ‘huge success’

THE first of its kind countywide appeal for food donations for those in need this Christmas has been hailed a success.  Members of Donegal Food Response Network have been overwhelmed by the generosity and volume of support and donations received as part of the ‘Countywide Christmas Appeal 2021’, which took place on Saturday, November 27. […]

Three Pop-Up vaccination clinics in Donegal this week

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics are taking place in Carndonagh, Buncrana and Stranorlar this week to make it as easy as possible for anyone who has yet to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, to get vaccinated. People who are waiting for their second dose Pfizer vaccine may also attend one of the walk-in […]

Celebrating 50 years of The Four Lanterns

THE owners of the Four Lanterns Fast Food Restaurants are celebrating five decades of successful trading in the food business. The late Frank Grimes set up the landmark takeaway in John Street, Sligo, in May 1971, alongside his three brothers before expanding into Donegal where they continue to serve residents in Letterkenny, Buncrana and Donegal […]