Mary Whoriskey recognised for her inspirational charity work

MARY Whoriskey’s charitable endeavours have been recognised with a Gala Retail Inspiration Award. The Whoriskey family has been lighting up Kerrykeel with their Christmas lights display for 17 years. Since the switch was first thrown the impressive illuminations have raised an incredible €94,000 for charities including Letterkenny Breast Care Unit, Friends of the Hospital, the Acquired Brain Injury Unit and the Irish […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘The state of the roads was without parallel in living memory’

WHILE Donegal shivered over the past week there may well have been a few people of a certain generation wondering what all the fuss was about. That is because this week 85 years ago the county was in the grip of a similar, if not sharper, spell of weather. According to the Donegal News edition of December 18, 1937 the […]

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 […]

Sadness at passing of Myles Gallagher

The sudden and unexpected death of Myles Gallagher, Baltoney, Gortahork on Saturday, December 3, was learned of with great sadness in the local community. Donegal’s only hermit, Mr Gallagher celebrated his 90th birthday in October. He spent the past thirty years living a life of prayer and penance in his family home at Baltoney, Gortahork. […]

Homeless to get meals thanks to Megan’s Christmas food appeal

A young Kincasslagh woman has expressed her delight at the response to her recent Christmas food appeal for the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin that will now see several hundred people getting meals thanks to the generosity of people in her locality. Megan Ward, 25, who works at the Randox Research and Product Development facility […]

Remains of Private Seán Rooney to be repatriated from Beirut

THE remains of Private Seán Rooney will be brought home today by the Irish Air Corps CASA aircraft. There will be a solemn UN ceremony held to honour Pte Rooney in Beirut Airport prior to his departure, following which he will be brought to Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel. His remains will be reunited with his family […]

Donegal mother and daughter duo help judge Junior Eurovision Song contest

A Donegal mother and daughter braved the frost for a very special trip to Galway last weekend. Brí Carr and her daughter Caela were specially selected to sit on the Ireland judge’s panel for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest but had to keep it secret until the live show last weekend. The event took […]

Feedback wanted on major plan for Rathmullan

RATHMULLAN The Way Forward’ is seeking feedback following the recent submission of an application for Part 8 planning for the Rathmullan Regeneration Project. The plans, which are now available for viewing, sees the regeneration of the Abbey, Battery and Pier Hotel sites in Rathmullan. The plans detail the renewal, extension and repurposing of the Battery […]