Five from Donegal recognised at the Water Safety Ireland’s National Awards Ceremony

FIVE rescuers from Donegal are set to receive recognition at the Water Safety Ireland’s National Annual Awards Ceremony for saving lives from drowning. The awards ceremony is set to broadcast online this evening at 7pm. Francis Doherty, Maureen Devenney, Paul Sweeney, Garda Mark O’Sullivan and Josh Marley from Donegal are set to be honoured at […]

Lighting up the star this Christmas in Letterkenny

WITH the Christmas lights shining bright in Letterkenny, the countdown is on until the big day. The town is getting busier and shops are trying to get used to the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. To mark the Christmas season members of Letterkenny Chamber Council gathered at the Polestar to mark the switching on […]

New documentary to celebrate 50 years of Raidió na Gaeltachta

In a brand-new authored documentary, commissioned to mark 50 years of Raidió na Gaeltachta, musician and national treasure Mairéad Ní Mhaoinigh explores the role the station has played in shaping her own career as a musician – and that of many other musicians of her generation and beyond. The journey begins in 1960s Donegal, where […]

Barney hands over €4,280 to Donegal Hospice

BARNEY McDaid of ‘Barney and the Circle’ fame has handed over a cheque for €4,280 to Donegal Hospice. The money was raised when he got the band back together to mark his 80th birthday. The Circle played to a sell out crowd at the Amharclann in Gaoth Dobhair on August 26 – the first time in almost […]

Animal rights campaigners criticise calls for a county-wide deer cull

ANIMAL rights campaigners have criticised calls for a county-wide cull of deer. Councillor Michael McClafferty has proposed that Donegal County Council bring about an “organised deer culling policy for County Donegal to cut down our deer numbers in a humane way”. The Falcarragh independent said the move would be in the interest of road safety and […]

Gaoth Dobhair woman celebrates her 101st birthday

GAOTH Dobhair woman Annie (Winnie) O’Donnell, Knockastolar Bunbeg, is celebrating her 101st Birthday today. She was born in Culacrick, Annagry on December 4 1921. Her mother, Winnie (Neddie Shorcha Óg) Boyle was a native of Bun na mBeann, Annagry, while her father, Paddy O’Donnell (Paidí Johnnie Sheáin Óig), hailed from Culacrick, Annagry. Annie was the eldest […]

Popular ‘Light it up tour’ of Letterkenny returns

FOLLOWING on from last December’s very successful Light It Up Letterkenny Tour, in which over €4,000 was raised for the Donegal Hospice, the Light it Up Christmas Run returns for 2022. Bernard Gallagher from CBM Signs and Craig Alcorn from Tropical World will lead the Christmas Light Tour of Letterkenny this Sunday Night, December 4, with […]

First step for on-site accommodation at ATU Donegal campus

MINISTER for Higher Education Simon Harris has put in place what is being seen as the first step towards on-site accommodation at Atlantic Technological University (ATU). Minister Harris announced this week a €1 million funding package to enable colleges to start preparing business cases for, among other things, student housing. Letterkenny ATU owns land opposite its main campus and […]

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 […]