Public information event for Burnfoot Flood Relief Scheme


A Public Information Day on the Preferred Option for Burnfoot Flood Relief Scheme will take place on November 9 in An Grianan Hotel, Burt. The drop – in event will run from 4pm until 8pm. Members of the project team (from Donegal County Council, the Office of Public Works and consultants, RPS) will be available […]


Road closed due to essential road works


DONEGAL County Council wishes to advise that due to essential road works, the Regional Road R259 between Dungloe and Burtonport will be blocked from 8am to 5pm from tomorrow, October 26 to Friday, October 28. The Road will be unblocked from 5pm each evening. The exact location of the road blockage is out past the […]


Expressions of interest sought for enterprise building


DONEGAL County Council is calling for expressions of interest in relation to the new Ailt an Chorráin  Enterprise Building.  Ailt an Chorráin Harbour Redevelopment is being funded by Donegal County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. Phase one of the redevelopment is presently under construction […]


Plans outlined for former Cope building


DEVELOPER Pat Boyle has major plans for the former Cope supermarket in Burtonport after purchasing the well known building. Mr Boyle, who owns the company PJ Boyle Construction, revealed to the Donegal News this week that work to revamp the landmark property will begin within four weeks. He intends to divide the building into two […]


Paddy returns to Donegal after swimming around Ireland


AN 81-year-old Arranmore man who has raised almost €85,000 for a Rosses-based counselling service by sea swimming around the coast of Ireland has no plans to “put his feet up” when he finishes on Saturday.  Paddy Conaghan swapped Christmas at home to take on the mammoth two-month challenge of swimming at almost every beach and […]


Brothers seriously injured in workplace accident


TWO Gortahork brothers were seriously injured in a workplace accident in Burtonport on Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened at around 3.30pm on the site of the new €4 million Burtonport Harbour Redevelopment project. It is understood both men fell from a height. Emergency services were quickly on the scene and the brothers were taken by […]


Skifjord tragedy remembered forty years on


ON Sunday morning members of the Byrne family will gather for 11am Mass in the Church of St Joseph & St Conal, Bruckless to pray for the souls of Francis Byrne and his son Jimmie. It will be the 40th anniversary of the night the two Byrnes and three fellow fishermen drowned when the Skifjord […]


Burtonport should remain open as testing centre – Cllr


BURTONPORT Covid Vaccine Centre should remain open as a testing centre for people in west Donegal, according to local Councillor Noreen McGarvey. The centre, located at St Columba’s Community Centre, closed its doors for the last time on Thursday after being in operation for just six weeks. Cllr McGarvey said that she was ‘disappointed’ to […]


Vaccination satellite centre to open in Burtonport


A new Covid-19 vaccination satellite centre in Burtonport will open on Thursday morning to serve the communities in West Donegal. The centre, which is located in St Columba’s Community Centre, will be staffed and managed by the LYIT vaccination centre in Letterkenny. It is offering walk-in appointments from 11am to 3pm. Pfizer dose 1 for […]