Deputy McHugh calls for increased Redress cap

by Kate Heaney DONEGAL Deputy Joe McHugh made an impassioned plea to the Minister for Housing in the Dáil on Tuesday night, appealing for the government to increase the cap on the defective block homes scheme by ten percent. He cited the humanitarian cost, the trauma and the anguish families have endured for the past […]

Hat-trick of major Uisce Éireann projects for Donegal

2024 has got off to a promising start for three Donegal communities with Uisce Éireann crews arriving on site to deliver major wastewater upgrades. Investment in Carrigart, Kilmacrennan and Mountcharles, totalling almost €30m, will bring improvements in water quality and enable growth in all three villages. All three projects will also benefit the local environment, […]

Ruby McCloy – the Ramelton woman for whom Mulroy will always be home

By Diarmaid Doherty Ruby McCloy still remembers looking out the window of her Mulroy family home and seeing the strange car, with three young men inside, pulling into the street outside. Little did the 18 year old Ruby McElhinney realise, but her visitors were on a mission. Advertisement “There weren’t many people with cars back […]

Boil Water Notice issued for customers supplied by Cranford Public Water Supply

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Uisce Éireann has issued a Boil Water Notice for the area supplied by the Cranford Public Water Supply including Carrigart and Downings areas to protect public health. The population impacted by this notice is approximately 3,734 people. This notice is being issued due to disinfection process issues at Cranford […]

Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church hosts summer barbecue

It was celebration time for Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church last Saturday when a summer barbecue was held in a marquee tent in the grounds of the church manse. The special occasion was organised by the Kirk Session to recognise the contribution of three key individuals to the life and work of the congregation. The Rev Jim […]

Planning permission granted for major Donegal resort

By Emma Ryan DONEGAL Boardwalk Resort in Carrigart has been granted planning permission for glamping pods. Donegal County Council has granted planning permission for a major development which will include ten glamping pods, five pitches for tents and 10 spaces for campervans at the popular resort in Glenree, Carrigart. Advertisement The application also details the development of a […]

Turning ‘frantic’ voice notes into a successful podcast

TWO best friends who turned their frantic voice notes into a popular podcast are close to celebrating one year of providing listeners with a weekly dose of ‘light-hearted good craic’. Marie Shields is from Glen, Carrigart and Trish Geraghty (pictured below) is originally from Mayo but is now living in Rosnakill. The pair launched the ‘No Other […]

Sixty years in music – special event to honour Hugh McLean

HUGH McLean can still remember taking to the stage with Willie Ponsonby’s Dance Band in the North Star Ballroom in Carrigart back in April 1963. He was just 18 years of age and it was his first time to play in a band that had a much-changed line-up that night. There on stage were members of […]