Enjoying free luxury holiday in Donegal

AN American couple who won a luxury holiday to Donegal say they have been amazed by the hospitality they have encountered. Jason Kamienski and Emma Robinson of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, were the lucky ticket holders when the draw was made for the week-long stay in March. The competition was run by the Irish Centre in Philadelphia […]

Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awardees announced for 2022

The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards return for 2022 at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana on Friday, September 23 at 7pm. This year four awardees are being celebrated in recognition for their achievements in their chosen field and their support for Ireland and its Diaspora. The four notable members of the diaspora set to […]

Worrying drop in numbers attending mammogram screening

SERIOUS concern has been raised about the drop in the number of women taking up mammogram screenings in Donegal over the last three years. Provisional figures obtained by the Donegal News reveal a worrying disparity in the number of women invited to take up mammogram screening compared to the number who do. From January to December, 2020, […]

Pay parking generated €400,000 in six months

DONEGAL County Council has generated almost €400,000 through pay parking in the first six months of this this year with Letterkennny bringing in the highest income. Figures obtained by the Donegal News reveal that €398,828 was generated through pay parking across six areas of the county up to the end of June. Letterkenny was the […]

Famous lights to shine despite soaring costs

THE organisers of a major Christmas fundraiser in Kerrykeel have confirmed it will go-ahead this year despite soaring energy costs, but say it will need the help of sponsorship. Mary and Michael Whoriskey have been lighting up the outside of their home every Christmas for the last 17 years, raising over €75,000 for multiple worthy […]

Donegal beaches ranked as ‘littered’

LITTER is on the rise, according to the latest findings of annual nationwide survey by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). Findings released this week show Bundoran Beach was deemed as ‘littered’, while Killybegs Harbour was found to be ‘moderately littered’. No beaches or harbours in Donegal fell under the categories of heavily littered or clean […]

Bringing back the beat

A DONEGAL man with a passion for drumming is breathing life back into old drum kits that have seen better days. Marc Byrne from Killybegs, who goes by the nickname Mosey, has been playing the instrument since he was 16. He started the company Mosey Drums after putting his mind to making his own snare […]

Improved safety measures at two Letterkenny schools

IMPROVED safety measures close to two Letterkenny schools are in place. Concerns had been raised that hedging along the one-way system between Scoil Cholmcille NS and the gates of Loreto were blocking the views of motorists and pedestrians. Councillor Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly approached Donegal County Council’s roads supervisor about the concerns. Advertisement Speaking to the […]

Section of St Conal’s to undergo renovation

ALMOST three quarters of a million euro is to be spent upgrading St Conal’s Hospital in Letterkenny. The HSE has advertised for a contractor to carry out extensive works both inside and outside the 19th century building. These include the replacement of slates with Bangor blue natural slates, repairs to roof and floor timbers, work to […]

Extension plans for Loreto Letterkenny

LORETO secondary school in Letterkenny is to be expanded to include a new special educational needs unit. A science laboratory and a sensory garden are also to be developed on the grounds of the 19th century school under proposals which have just been published by the Department of Education. Details of the extension plans are contained in four tender documents […]