Ukrainian family look forward to trying new Christmas traditions in Donegal

SAINT Mykolai has paid a visit to dozens of Ukrainian children spending their first Christmas in Donegal. December 19 is the most eagerly awaited day of the year for Ukrainian children. It is the day they hope their Santa Claus – Saint Mykolai – will leave them a present. One lucky family he paid a […]

More Christmas shopping in charity shops this year

WITH the cost of living crisis hitting hard this Christmas many are resorting to charity shops in the hope of finding the perfect gift at a fraction of the price. Whatever you’re on the hunt for this Christmas you can be sure one of your local charity shops can help you out, while you help […]

Donegal features heavily in RnaG Christmas schedule

LIFE on Inis Bó Finne, an interview with legendary footballer Anthony Molloy, the history of Donegal County Council and a special programme with musicians from Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair will all feature in the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Christmas schedule this year. Last summer, Áine Ní Bhreisleáin spent a few days interviewing people from Inis […]

HSE shares tips to deal with seasonal stress

The festive season can be a joyful time but for many people it can be a time where they feel increased levels of stress, anxiety or low mood. This can be due to a number of reasons and can manifest in different ways including, irritability, breathing problems, panicky feelings or headaches. The HSE Your Mental […]

Bustling trade for retailers in Letterkenny as the shop local message pays off

WITH just three days to go until Christmas, children’s toy shops in Letterkenny are enjoying a bustling trade and a buzz in store. Parents, and indeed Santa, looking for that extra special or last minute surprise gift are not being left disappointed as local toy store shelves are stacked to the brim with all the […]

A very special treat for the senior citizens of Convoy

THE festive spirit was high in Convoy last Saturday when over fifty local men and women attended the Seniors Christmas Party in Brindley Manor. Those in attendance were treated to a four course Christmas meal and entertainment from Johnny Haughey and Fergus Cleary. This is the first time they have come together as a large […]

Flair Apparent- The joy of making homemade gifts

A Christmas tradition in my house is gathering all my offspring together to make gifts for family and friends. We’ve made chocolates, gingerbread, coasters, photo frames, artwork, and many more homemade treats for people we love. It’s lovely to spend time with kids making things to gift to other people, and recipients seem to appreciate […]

Live animal nativity stable brings Christmas to life

LETTERKENNY man, Tom Giblin has brought Christmas to life with his live animal Nativity stable in a bid to raise much needed funds for local and national charities. Tom began his fundraising mission in the late 70s and has held a number of small fundraising events over the years. However, Tom decided to try his hand […]

Creeslough community pull together ahead of tough Christmas period

THE Creeslough community are coming together for Christmas with a series of fundraising events taking place over the holiday period. The events are kicking off tomorrow (Friday, December 16) with a Christmas Fair in Massinass Hall organised by Creeslough National School, from 5 to 8pm, all funds raised will go to the Creeslough Community Fund. There […]

New website to help food bank

A NEW website has been launched to make it easier for people in Donegal to donate money to a food bank in their local community. Donegal Food Response Network launched a new website,, which has been designed to provide a one-stop place where people can support families in need, providing people with information about […]