Huge demand for Castlefinn school uniform swap shop

THE organiser of the uniform pop-up shop in Castlefinn believes the initiative should be replicated across the county due to the great demand for back to school support. The Castlefinn Uniform Swap Shop, a pop-up school uniform exchange, was held in the Mary’s Hall, Castlefinn on Sunday and a queue formed outside the door before […]

Emergency Humanitarian Flood Scheme approved for East Donegal Businesses 

Donegal County Council has been advised that the Cabinet has approved the Emergency Humanitarian Flood Scheme to aid eligible businesses impacted by the recent flooding in Donegal on the weekend of the July 22 and 23 2023.  Homes and businesses across East Donegal are still recovering from the flash flooding that ravaged local towns at the […]

Communities demand action after floods

By Róise Collins AS heavy rain battered down across the county on Saturday evening many homes and businesses held their breath and braced for what they feared was history repeating itself. Castlefinn, Raphoe and the surrounding area yet again felt the brunt of the unforgiving showers. In Raphoe alone it was reported that close to […]

Uniform pop-up shop aiming to ease financial burden for parents

A UNIQUE new School Uniform Swap Shop is aiming to ease the financial burden on parents who are facing expensive back to schools costs. Castlefin Uniform Swap Shop is a pop-up School Uniform Exchange where parents and children can donate all school uniform items they no longer need and pick up items they do need, for […]

Gardaí investigating reported stabbing in Castlefin

GARDAÍ are investigating an incident in Castlefin after it was reported that a man was allegedly stabbed at a house on Sunday.  A Garda spokesperson said, “Gardaí received a report of a public order incident in Castlefin, on July 2 2023. “Enquiries are ongoing. “There is no further information available at this time.”

Construction of Lifford-Castlefin Greenway to commence in June

Construction of the Lifford-Castlefin Greenway is set to commence in the coming weeks. The Council has now completed the tender process and procurement phase and has appointed ASC Civils Ltd to undertake the contract. This news has been welcomed today by Sinn Féin Councillor Gary Doherty. Advertisement The proposed Greenway is a €3.6 million project […]

Man arrested over Garda car fire

A man has been arrested after a Garda patrol car was discovered on fire near Castlefin Garda Station in the early hours of Saturday morning. The man in his thirties was arrested this afternoon and is currently detained at Letterkenny Garda Station. “An Garda Síochána are investigating an incident of criminal damage that occurred near […]

Work to start next year on €6 million Castlefin scheme

PLANS to develop thirty-four voluntary social housing units in Castlefin moved a step closer to reality this week. Habinteg Housing Association Ireland CLG is developing the units on Raphoe Road Castlefin at a cost of almost €6 million (€5,843,071). Habinteg Housing Association is a local registered housing charity which was formed in Lifford in 2001 […]

Electric vehicles are great but the problem is…

  DONEGAL Local Link driver Jackie Holmes purchased the first fully electric wheelchair access hackney in Europe two years ago. Mr Holmes works as a Renal Dialysis driver and he takes passengers between Letterkenny University Hospital and their homes across the Inishowen peninsula three times a week. Advertisement The innovative zero emission hackney offers full […]