Letterkenny Christmas light switch on cancelled

THE Letterkenny Christmas light switch on event has been cancelled. The event was due to be held on Friday night, November 19 but due to the high number of Covid-19 cases, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has made the decision to cancel the event. A virtual switch on will be held on Facebook and the Chamber […]

Crazy year could get crazier

THERE may be twelve weeks to Christmas, but some of the biggest toy stores and clothing outlets have already issued warnings about product availability. Problems in the supply chains is going to create shortages in-store with some retailers already warning customers that up to 10% of their lines will not be available in Ireland. Irish […]

Letterkenny man ‘gutted’ he is unable to come home

A LETTERKENNY man working in Scotland, who hoped to return home for Christmas, says he was ‘gutted’ when he heard about this week’s travel ban between Ireland and the UK. Mickey McCarron had been looking forward to seeing his parents Tony and Rosie and family members in the Oldtown. It’s the first time in twenty […]

Singer links up with sister for Christmas original

A CHARITY Christmas song is spreading the festive spirit whilst also fundraising hundreds of euro for the Donegal Women’s Centre. Well known Letterkenny musician Martin Orr has released an original Christmas song to get people in the holiday spirit whilst raising money for an organisation close to his heart. So far, Happy Christmas has raised […]

Donegal people abroad and their plans for Christmas

At this time of year Donegal people living abroad would normally be booking flights and arranging annual leave for Christmas, but doubt has been cast over the annual trip home for the festive season. As Europe is gripped by a second wave of Covid-19, it remains to be seen whether people will be able to […]

A brave face as local businesses close again

“KEEP the head up, stay focused and we’ll all come through this together and emerge safely out the other side.” That was the rallying message delivered to the business community this week by Letterkenny hairdresser Patrick Gildea. The Government announced on Wednesday night that Donegal, along with Cavan and Monaghan, had been moved to Level […]

Donegal facing possible full lockdown before Christmas

DONEGAL could be put into another full lockdown before Christmas if new coronavirus restrictions are not followed, a leading doctor has warned. Stranorlar GP Dr Denis McCauley said Donegal could get through winter without a return to a Level 5 lockdown if “everyone plays by the rules”, but suggested tougher measures could soon be implemented […]

Busy toy shops say there is no need to panic

THE threat of lockdown has resulted in shoppers flocking to toy shops to begin their Christmas shopping early. But the message from retail outlets in Letterkenny is not to panic as there is plenty of stock and even if further restrictions are imposed they will be able to operate click and collect services or online. […]

Have you had your Letterkenny Credit Union Christmas ReUnion?

Letterkenny Credit Union is inviting its members to have their ‘Credit ReUnion’ in time for Christmas 2019. Members can drop in to the office for their ‘Credit ReUnion’ in person, or can call up one of the friendly members of staff, and ask about budgeting tips, prudent spending and sensible borrowing over the festive period. […]