Donegal’s value of community brought around the world

A YOUNG man who grew up in Cranford is now bringing his unique understanding of the value of strong community to those less fortunate. Paul Carr works with the Irish charity Concern and has witnessed the struggle of street children in Bangladesh. The 34 year-old is now in Rwanda where he has seen strong community […]

From Broadway to Letterkenny choir

A choral director, who has performed on Broadway, is setting up a new choir for young women in Letterkenny. Douglas Carnes has a passion for working with young people and after moving to Donegal during the pandemic he realised there was a need for a safe space for young girls to come together to sing […]

Donegal Inspires Creative Women of the World

Donegal County Council has joined forces with AwakenHub to host a unique online event on how Donegal is inspiring creative women of the world on Thursday, September 22. This event is being hosted as part of Donegal Connect and will feature well known producer, Moya Doherty. Moya is one of this years recipients of the […]

Front line staff still waiting on bonus

A Letterkenny nursing home operator says the goodwill has gone from a bonus owed to staff in recognition of their commitment during the pandemic. The government announced in January a payment of €1,000 for eligible frontline healthcare workers in hospices, private nursing homes and disability services. But while the majority of HSE workers have received their payment, employees not […]

Living in a mica house this winter

MICA homeowners across the county are living in fear of the winter ahead as they question how they are going to heat their crumbling homes with energy costs soaring. As the cracks in their walls grow bigger it is set to be a gruelling few months ahead for those desperately trying to keep warm and […]

TG4 in Rann na Feirste for new series of Bailte

This autumn a new series of the award winning ‘Bailte’ returns with Síle Nic Chonaonaigh continuing her journey through the town-lands of Ireland. With over 60,000 town-lands in Ireland, they remain one of the pillars of modern Irish life. On this journey Síle explores the resilience within our rural communities and reveals the deep connection […]

We catch up with Conal Gallen following the launch of his new show ‘Knot Again’

CONAL Gallen is a qualified pig farm manager. There’s a fact you probably weren’t expecting to read. The Ballybofey comic picked up the qualification while studying at an agricultural college in Monaghan. Advertisement Not that he ever had any intention of pursuing a career in farming. “I don’t know why I did it, it probably […]

Rising trolley figures at LUH sparks concern for winter

THERE are fears winter chaos is on the way as the number of people waiting on trolleys in Letterkenny University Hospital has been steadily rising this week. There were almost 50 people waiting on a trolley at LUH yesterday, up from 23 at the same time last week. Of the 47 patients, 16 were on […]

Clean-up in Co. Donegal as part of Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean

There are 25 registered clean-ups happening this weekend in Co. Donegal as part of Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean, to remove marine litter and join a worldwide citizen science project. The Big Beach Clean is happening this September 16th to 18th. The Big Beach Clean is an annual call to action as part of the […]

McConalogue confirms project progress for Scoil Cholmcille Newtowncunningham

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, confirmed today that the extension project for Scoil Cholmcille, Newtowncunningham, has received approval to proceed to tender under the Additional School Accommodation Scheme. The project will consist of two SET rooms. Charlie McConalogue said this confirmation is good news for the school community and will […]