‘Ask for Angela’ campaign launched in Letterkenny

A campaign aimed at keeping people safe when socialising over the festive period has been launched in Letterkenny. ‘Ask for Angela’ is designed to assist people who find themselves in a vulnerable or unsafe situation. People who feel threatened or under pressure are encouraged to discreetly seek help by approaching venue staff and asking them for ‘Angela’. […]

Food bank facing its busiest Christmas yet

LETTERKENNY’S food bank is facing its busiest Christmas since its inception, with cost of living pressures on families and the increase of refugees with children fuelling demand. Public Relations Officer (PRO) with We Care Food Bank, Fintan McGrath said the number of people it is supporting is “significantly up on last year”. He said while […]

Family rents house so they can have Christmas dinner together

A Letterkenny family will spend Christmas day in a rented a cottage because the kitchen of their disintegrating home has been condemned. Sharon Moss lives at The Grange with her husband and two sons. But their property has been reduced to “half a house” due to defective blocks. Speaking during Monday’s protest in Lifford, Ms Moss revealed […]

Minister announces payment details for Christmas Bonus

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced payment details for the Christmas Bonus which will be paid to approximately 1.3 million people next week. The payment will be made to pensioners, carers, people with disabilities, widows and lone parents and will be paid next week in addition to a person’s normal […]

Work begins on famous Whoriskey lights display

THE Whoriskey family has issued an appeal to the local business community to help cover the costs of this year’s Christmas lights display. The Whoriskey festive illuminations have become something of an institution since the switch was first flicked on 17 years ago. The countless santas, elves reindeer and the ever-popular crib draw thousands of people from […]

Traffic concerns in Letterkenny ahead of Christmas rush

LETTERKENNY retailers are expecting an influx of shoppers to rush to the shops over the next few weeks. Traditionally, December represents the best month for sales of the entire year and local businesses are looking forward to a busy Christmas, despite the concerns raised regarding traffic in the town. Toni Forrester, the CEO of the […]

Sleep out to help those impacted by Creeslough tragedy this Christmas

A SLEEP out is being held this December to help raise funds for those impacted by the Creeslough tragedy over the Christmas period. The fundraiser is being organised by Celtic Football Club Foundation and will be held in Naomh Muire Íochtar Na Rosann. The event is being held as part of the Foundation’s Christmas Appeal, […]

Hospital worker’s toy appeal now in 22nd year

A DONEGAL man is asking people across the county to donate towards a Christmas toy appeal to ensure as many children as possible will wake up to a gift this December 25. Now in its 22nd year, hundreds of children throughout Donegal have benefitted from Eunan Devenney’s annual appeal. Eunan, a maintenance man at St […]

It was like Disneyland without the budget

A FAMILY trip to Disneyland, Paris in early December sowed the seeds for the Light Up Letterkenny Christmas Tour. The event, which involved more than two hundred vehicles, raised €4,500 for the Donegal Hospice. Yesterday, a cheque was presented to the Hospice by organisers Bernard Gallagher, CBM Signs, and Craig Alcorn, Tropical World. The idea […]

Donegal mum goes viral with family smowmen decoration

A DONEGAL mother has become an online sensation with her home made Christmas family snowmen decoration. Noreen Maguire placed a pint glass over one of her knitted snowmen on Christmas Day to show that her daughter was isolating. She then added a photograph to the family WhatsApp group for her husband Rory and two daughters, […]