North Donegal householders urged to avail free e-waste and battery recycling events

North Donegal householders are being urged to bring their batteries, electrical and electronic waste to a set of free collection days to help the county meet national e-waste recycling targets for 2023. The events, hosted by WEEE Ireland in partnership with Donegal County Council, kick off on Tuesday, April 4 at Dennis McCallion’s Yard, opposite […]

RNLI fundraisers required

The RNLI is looking for new fundraising volunteers to join its lifesaving crew across the county. Volunteers are needed for branches at Arranmore, Downings/Carrigart, Ardara/Glenties/Portnoo, The Rosses, Donegal Town and Bundoran. Just like the charity’s lifeboats, the RNLI’s fundraising team needs a dedicated volunteer crew. Advertisement Volunteers are at the heart of the RNLI and […]

End of an era as Carrigart store changes hands

THE retirement of a well known Carrigart shopkeeper has been described as the “end of an era”. Mickey Joe’s Country Store has been a permanent fixture in the townland of Umlagh for generations. Something of a ‘one-stop shop’, Mickey Joe’s character and variety has long made it a favourite among visitors to the Downings area. Its stock of […]

Donegal Boardwalk Resort near Carrigart sold

THE Donegal Boardwalk Resort of nearly 30 holiday homes has been sold for a sum in excess of its €3.8m guide price. The multi-million euro resort in Carrigart is made up of 27 villas and a bar/restaurant complex on 45 acres, much of which is still undeveloped. The new owners are Melcorpo, a Dublin-based development […]

‘Boardwalk’ resort attracting much interest

THE sale of Donegal Boardwalk Resort has attracted much interest since being brought to the market with a guide price of €3.8 million three months ago. The resort is being offered for sale on behalf of Bartra by Bannon with the tourism expertise of Niamh Walsh from TDL Horizons.Overlooking Sheephaven Bay, this successful trading asset […]

Father (80) writes memoir for his young children

A CARRIGART man who fathered two children at the age of 70 and 75 has documented his life travels in a new book dedicated to his three children.  Barney Carr (80) has lived a fascinating life. He was born in Southwest Philadelphia in 1940. When he was 20, he went to sea on an oil […]

Carrigart Parish Priest celebrates special day

FR Charlie Byrne, PP Carrigart, celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood last weekend. A native of Kilcar, Fr Byrne was ordained in St Cartha’s Church, Kilcar, by the late Bishop Anthony McFeely on June 28, 1981. On Sunday  Fr Charlie celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass in St John the Baptist Church, Carrigart. […]

Golden opportunity to sell Donegal as a ‘perfect place’

THE Covid-19 pandemic is proving to be a golden opportunity to sell Donegal as a perfect place to live and work. That was the message delivered this week by Boyd Robinson of Charlie Robinson Limited, Auctioneers and Valuers. “The phone hasn’t stopped ringing for the past few weeks,” said Mr Robinson who added that interest […]