Irish unity event starts important discussion

“IN many ways, Gaelic speakers are a minority on this island”. Those were the words of Donegal fiddler Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, who was one of five panellists to address a public meeting on preparing for a new Ireland in Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny on Thursday evening. Ms Ní Mhaonaigh said she believes the language […]

A day to remember for Honorary Garda Rory

Member of the Little Blue Heroes and Honorary Garda, Rory McDevitt from Gweedore was stationed far from home when he travelled to Dublin recently to attend the flagship commemoration event for the centenary year of An Garda Síochána. On special invitation from Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, Rory was invited to attend the event to represent the […]

Funeral of Sr Gerard McLaughlin

THE FUNERAL of popular nun Sr Gerard McLaughlin took place yesterday when she was remembered as someone who “touched so many lives”. The Termon native was well known in Letterkenny from her time at St Eunan’s College where she looked after the borders from 1986 to 1991. Sr Gerard resided at St Catherine’s Convent of […]

Major clean up after road washes away

A MASSIVE clean up operation was underway yesterday after part of a main road in Glenswilly washed away following torrential rainfall. The main Letterkenny to Glenties road was badly damaged close to Glenswilly school leaving it impassible for motorists. The road reopened yesterday afternoon and traffic lights will remain in place at the location for […]

Students urged to celebrate safely after receiving Leaving Certificate results

With the Leaving Certificate results out today many will be planning celebrations with friends and family. However, alcohol does not necessarily have to go hand in hand with celebrations. More and more young people are now choosing not to drink alcohol for the health gains it brings. HSE advises that young people under 18 should […]

Second COVID-19 booster offered to new cohorts across Donegal

A pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic, as well as the Letterkenny Covid Vaccination Centre (CVC), are offering  second booster vaccinations to new cohorts across Donegal. From today those aged 12 to 49 years with long term health conditions and Healthcare Workers are invited to make an appointment for their second booster dose. Other vaccines available at […]

North West Truck Fest roars back into Milford

The hugely popular Truck Fest returned to Milford last weekend. The event which attracts up to 200 trucks of all shapes and sizes, has been taking place since 2006 with a gap during the past two years because of the pandemic.

New Crolly Distillery to open in the Donegal Gaeltacht

The official opening of the Crolly Distillery in the Donegal Gaeltacht will take place on Wednesday, August 31. Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Gaeltacht agus Sport, Jack Chambers will be there to officially open the new distillery. Drioglann Chroithlí is a new distillery in a building which has been of cultural and economic […]

Gardaí paid over €17,000 to police set of Neeson Movie

GARDAÍ were paid over €17,000 to provide policing cover on the set of the Liam Neeson movie In The Land of Saints and Sinners. Performing ‘non-public duties’ at Hollywood blockbusters, sports events, concerts and the moving of abnormal loads by trucks netted An Garda Síochána in Donegal over €100,000 in the past 18 months. The amount of money being paid by […]

Gum Litter Taskforce Roadshow takes to streets of Letterkenny

The Gum Litter Taskforce Roadshow took to the streets of Letterkenny recently as part of its summer roadshow campaign to promote responsible disposal of gum litter. This follows the national launch of the Gum Litter Taskforce Roadshow which took place on June 20, which will see the Roadshow travel to locations across all four provinces […]