Opinions Sought from Buncrana & Carndonagh Residents

The second phase of a public consultation process, regarding the Buncrana to Carndonagh Greenway Project, is about to get underway. The initiative aims to provide an attractive trail between Buncrana and Carndonagh, mainly to be used for recreational purposes by pedestrians, cyclists and people with impaired mobility. Donegal County Council, with the support of Transport […]

Increase in X-ray Services at Carndonagh Community Hospital

The X-ray service in the Carndonagh Community Hospital is now running five days a week. Previous to the service starting, patients would travel to Letterkenny University Hospital to avail of an X-ray. The service has seen a large increase in GP referrals since the COVID-19 pandemic. Advertisement All referrals are prioritised according to the clinical […]

Inishowen author is nominated for the Booker Prize

INISHOWEN man, Paul Lynch is one of four Irish nominees for this year’s prestigious Booker Prize. ‘Prophet Song’ by the Carndonagh raised international award-winning author is described as “harrowing and dystopian”. It is due to be published on August 24. Lynch was born in Limerick and grew up in Inishowen. He now lives in Dublin. […]

Boil water notice issued for parts of Inishowen

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Uisce Éireann and Donegal County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice to protect the health of approximately 8,900 consumers supplied by the Inishowen West Public Water Supply and Carndonagh Mixed Public Water Supply due to operational issues at the water treatment plant. The notice impacts all […]

Public consultation for the Buncrana to Carndonagh Greenway Project

Donegal County Council with the support of Transport Infrastructure Ireland invite residents of the area, members of the public and other interested parties to participate in the first non-statutory public consultation for the Buncrana to Carndonagh Greenway Project. The project is currently at Phase 1 (Concept & Feasibility), which includes the identification of a project […]

Gardaí urge public not share video Carndonagh incident

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a body of a man in his 70s in Carndonagh. The incident was reported yesterday afternoon. Gardaí said foul play is not suspected at this time. Advertisement A file is due to be prepared in accordance with the Coroners Acts. Gardai have warned that they have been made aware […]

Residents return to Carndonagh Community Hospital following refurbishment 

All residents have returned to Carndonagh Community Hospital following a €4.2 million refurbishment of the facility. While 23 long stay residents remained at the hospital during the refurbishment works, 11 short stay residents moved to Buncrana Community Hospital in April 2021. The hospital underwent a radical improvement to the infrastructure, creating a modern and comfortable […]

New figures show no delays for NCT tests in Donegal

DONEGAL appears to be bucking the trend as there is no lengthy delays at NCT test centres in the county. It was revealed this week that long delays at NCT centres are causing extreme problems as 375,000 vehicles on Irish roads are without a valid NCT certificate. However, there is no excuse for motorists in Donegal as […]

New X-Ray department open in Letterkenny

A new state of the art community x-ray facility is now operational at the Errigal Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Hub. The new facility is located on the Kilmacrennan Road, Letterkenny opposite the entrance to the Emergency Department, Letterkenny University Hospital. The new facility is the fifth community x-ray location operating across Donegal Community Healthcare Network […]

Inishowen records lowest rate of children vaccinated

Inishowen has recorded the lowest level of children vaccinated against Covid-19. New figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have revealed that just the Primary Course Completed rate in  five to eleven year olds is just 4 percent in Buncrana and Carndonagh – the lowest rate in the country. The county also recorded the second […]