Ulster Bank closure contributed to lowering of credit union savings cap

LETTERKENNY Credit Union had to review how it does business following a surge in savings sparked by the closure of Ulster Bank and KBC branches. Account holders were forced to withdraw their cash when the financial giants announced they were shutting their operations down. Many turned to their local credit unions, a rush that placed extra pressure […]

NowDoc is experiencing a high volume of calls

The HSE wish to advise that NowDoc GP Out of Hours Service is currently very busy and experiencing a high volume of calls at present. Urgent calls are prioritised and are dealt with first. The HSE ask for your patience due to the longer wait times. The NowDoc Service, which is a partnership between the […]

Elective surgeries curtailed at hospital until mid-January

ELECTIVE surgeries in Letterkenny University Hospital have been restricted until January in a bid to tackle mounting bed pressures. More than 118,662 patients have been without a hospital bed so far in 2022, making it the worst year for hospital overcrowding on record. General Manager of LUH Sean Murphy told the Donegal News that he is […]

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 […]

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. […]