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 […]

Over €5,000 to be spent repairing defaced signs

DONEGAL County Council says the cost of repairing or replacing road signs damaged in a spate of vandalism will cost at least €5,000. Dozens of place name plates across the county have been targeted by spray painters daubing out the English spelling while leaving the Irish version intact. Chair of the Irish Language Committee on […]

Donegal Cinemas to offer €4 tickets on National Cinema Day

CINEMAS across the Republic of Ireland, including Donegal, will celebrate National Cinema Day with admission tickets at participating cinemas reduced to just €4 (RSP) including Premium seats, screens and 3D screenings on Saturday, September 3. Over 95% of cinemas in the Republic of Ireland will participate in this initiative, offering a wide variety of new […]

Sisters to enjoy joint party after lockdown

TWO sisters who met in July for the first time in over two and half years because of the Covid-19 pandemic are to celebrate a joint birthday party surrounded by their nearest and dearest. Mary McDonnell, from Carrigart and Brigid Braid, Downings, will celebrate their 92nd and 90th birthday, respectively, in a special party and […]

Fourteen well known pubs listed for sale

THERE are more than a dozen pubs for sale in Donegal, the majority of them in rural parts of the county. The listings on come as The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland warns of an “alarming” decline in the bar industry. From Buncrana in Inishowen to Narin in the south and from Ballybofey to Derrybeg, the property website has […]

Plans outlined for former Cope building

DEVELOPER Pat Boyle has major plans for the former Cope supermarket in Burtonport after purchasing the well known building. Mr Boyle, who owns the company PJ Boyle Construction, revealed to the Donegal News this week that work to revamp the landmark property will begin within four weeks. He intends to divide the building into two […]

Walking guide to Letterkenny launched

After a trip to Nottingham sparked the idea 20 years ago, Paul Maguire launched his new booklet ‘Walks along Letterkenny’s Local History and Heritage’ in the Donegal County Museum on Thursday. The booklet is a handy pocket guide for visitors or interested locals to learn about the town and its environs by taking you on three different walking […]

Derrybeg NCT centre has lowest pass rate in country

THE Derrybeg NCT test centre has the lowest pass rate in the country this year, according to new figures released this week. The Derrybeg centre had a pass rate of 38.81 per cent compared to the Deansgrange test centre in Dublin which had a pass rate of 62 per cent, the highest in the state. […]

Fond memories as shop in Bunbeg closes

THE final closing of the door to Matt Bonner’s Shop in Magheraclogher on Sunday marked the end of an era and a business that served the community for almost 100 years. Spanning three generations of the Bonner family its founder the late Annie Bonner was famous for her home-made ice cream. That ice-cream experience evoked […]

781 patients returned after leaving ED early

LETTERKENNY University Hospital had the third highest number of returned patients to its emergency department within the Saolta group. A total of 781 patients came back to the hospital’s emergency department between September to December, 2021. The highest number of patients to return to the hospital was in November (215), followed by October, when 203 […]