Local business man hoping his good deed will trigger a “domino effect”

By Dionne Meehan A KINDHEARTED Letterkenny businessman has offered to clean ten houses with defective blocks for free this Christmas. Peter Blake, founder of Peadar Jim’s Cleaning Services, has been in business for the past nine years offering services such as power-washing and guttering throughout the North West. Advertisement On his travels, Peter has witnessed […]

Craft fairs this weekend

THERE are serveral craft fairs taking place in Letterkeny this weekend. Conwal Parish Church Craft Fair will be held on Saturday from 11am to 3pm in Conwal Parish Church Hall. There will be homemade crafts, baking and festive treats. Advertisement An Grianán Theatre’s annual Christmas craft and art fair is also taking place this Saturday […]

Donegal Donkey Sanctuary has no room at the inn

By Dionne Meehan WITH an upturn of unwanted donkeys expected after the festive season, Donegal Donkey Sanctuary has desperately begun making space. With over one hundred donkeys in their care at the moment, Sanctuary Manager, Danny Curran said they are the ones left “tidying up” the mistakes of people who buy donkeys as Christmas presents. […]

An Post’s new Buzz fleet gears up for Christmas

DONEGAL is set to benefit from An Post’s roll-out of 45 new electric vehicles. With the festive season just around the corner, An Post is estimated to deliver over 10 million packages nationwide over the coming weeks. As 30% of delivery routes are covered by electric vehicles, An Post say over 100,000 parcels will be […]

Six arrests for drink and drug driving over festive period

TWENTY eight mandatory intoxicant testing (MIT) checkpoints were carried out in Donegal during the Christmas and New Year period. In a bid to clamp down on drink and drug drivers, gardaí stepped up a roads policing operation across Donegal Division from Thursday, December 1 to Tuesday, January 3. Figures provided to the Donegal News by […]

Busy Christmas weekend at the maternity ward

IT was a busy Christmas weekend at the maternity ward in Letterkenny University Hospital as eight festive babies were born. Surprisingly there were no deliveries on Christmas Day but four babies were born on Christmas Eve and four more were born on Stephen’s Day. Baby girl Shannon Quigley was due to be a Christmas Day baby but […]

Ukrainian family welcome arrival of baby girl on Christmas Eve

A UKRAINIAN family who fled the war and came to live in Kilmacrennan welcomed the arrival of their new baby girl on Christmas Eve. Just days later in their home city of Kherson a hospital maternity ward was shelled by Russian forces. The Bielash family are from Kherson, a city in Eastern Ukraine which was taken by […]

Local retailers report busiest Christmas in years

A BOUNCE back from two years of Covid restrictions has provided local businesses with their busiest Christmas in years. This time 12 months ago the advice from the government was that any planned gatherings should be kept to a maximum of three other households – four in total. People were also wearing masks and being encouraged to […]

Almost 100,000 tonnes of packaging waste generated

IRELAND is expected to generate 97,0000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas, an increase of four per cent on last year’s figure. New research from the environmental, not-for-profit organisation, Repak has revealed that 93 per cent of shoppers in Ireland receive Christmas gifts each year that they don’t use. The study found that 68 per […]

Feeding the sick this Christmas

MANY of us are getting ready to wind down and switch off as we get ready for Christmas day. We look forward to clocking out of work, swapping our morning cereal for a sneaky selection box and browsing the TV guide for our favourite festive films. But as you celebrate with your family and friends […]