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 […]

ATU Donegal shows ‘positive increase’ in CAO offers

THE number of CAO offers from Donegal Atlantic Technological University (ATU) in Letterkenny has seen a significant increase. It’s the first time CAO offers have been made since ATU (formerly LYIT) received university status earlier this year, making it one of Ireland’s largest multi-campus universities. Merging Galway -Mayo IT (GMIT), Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) […]

LUH outlines plan to tackle energy costs

NIGHT audits have been carried out in Letterkenny University Hospital as part of a raft of measures to tackle soaring energy costs. The audits have been conducted to ensure that unused equipment and lighting in unoccupied areas are switched off outside of business hours. The hospital is also rolling out further cost-cutting projects this year […]

Harry McCann to visit EUROPE DIRECT Letterkenny

EUROPE DIRECT Letterkenny, based in Central Library, will host award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Harry McCann on Wednesday, September 21 at 2.00 pm. Harry McCann has established himself as a powerful voice for youth across the globe. Harry will speak about the opportunities in Europe for young people and the European Year of Youth. Advertisement Harry […]

Broken toys and furniture dumped at charity shop

Six bin bags of broken toys and furniture were dumped outside of The Irish Wheelchair Association’s Charity Shop in Letterkenny. The staff noticed the bags placed at the front door on arrival to work but on inspection soon realised the items inside were unfit for donation. Speaking to the Donegal News, Taryn DeVere from The […]

Blas na hÉireann Donegal Finalists for 2022 announced

The Blas na hÉireann 2022 finalists have been announced ahead of the big return to Dingle this Autumn with eight producers shortlisted from Co. Donegal. The three-day event will take place from Thursday, September 29 to Saturday, October 1 with new and exciting additions for visitors and finalists to enjoy. The team at Blas na […]

Exciting line up announced for Donegal Connect

The much-feted Donegal Connect returns from September 22 to September 25, 2022. It is part of the Global Irish Festival Series, a Fáilte Ireland and Department of Foreign Affairs initiative that aims to harness diaspora links for the benefit of local and community tourism in counties, along the Wild Atlantic Way. Donegal Connect has a […]

Horn Head car park to be expanded as visitor numbers grow

THE car park at Horn Head is to be extended due to an increase in the number of people visiting the area. A tender document has just been published for the expansion and reconstruction of the current parking facilities at Lurgabrack. The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage intends to build a car park that can […]

Council outlines efforts being made to tackle illegal dumping

DONEGAL County Council has vowed to continue pouring in resources to tackle the scourge of illegal dumping. An investigation is continuing after the illegal dumping of 28 tonnes of rubbish on a site outside Falcarragh recently. Household, construction and agricultural items were illegally dumped at the site. The clean up operation cost Donegal County Council €12,000. Advertisement […]

SSE Renewables donate €94,000 to community groups in Donegal

SSE Renewables, Ireland’s leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy has donated over €94,000 to 64 community groups in Donegal through its Meentycat Community Fund. The company published its Community Investment Review that contains information on the €1.2 million donated to 416 projects across Ireland in 2021/2022. The company provides voluntary community funding from […]