World record holder hopes to inspire more women to cycle

World record holder Patricia McGinley is hoping her cycle from Mizen to Malin Head will inspire more women to take up the sport. The Mullaghduff woman became the first female to cover the 589km route in one go, an achievement that is now recognised by the World Ultra Cycling Association. Speaking to the Donegal News this […]

‘Old items’ go on display in Letterkenny

DONATED items with links to Donegal’s history form part of a new exhibition by the Letterkenny Irish Wheelchair Association’s charity shop. ‘Selling the Past’ will be launched at the shop this coming Tuesday at noon as part of National Heritage Week. Event organiser Taryn de Vere said they had an array of pieces with direct connections back […]

Picture special: Enjoying a day out in Rathmullan

Rathmullan looked more like a Greek Island as crowds enjoyed the near 30 degree heat beside a sparkling sea. People from Buncrana and Derry took advantage of the ferry to make the crossing in glorious sunshine, while holiday home owners from Dublin and Killarney hosted friends who saw Donegal at its very best. Children enjoyed […]

Westlife star rings to wish crash victims well

TWO Letterkenny women severely injured in a crash were stunned to receive a get-well phone call from Westlife star Nicky Byrne. Siobhan Gibbons and Ciara McVeigh Lunn were on their way to see the band in the Aviva Stadium on July 9 when they were involved in a three-car collision. The two friends were on the main […]

Student accommodation scarcity in Letterkenny becoming ‘desperate’

THE availability of student accommodation in the Letterkenny area for September has been described as “desperate” by the President of the Students’ Union at Atlantic Technology University (ATU) Edward Grant. “This time last year, even with 331 rentals, we struggled to get enough accommodation,” Mr Grant said. “This year we have 123, a reduction of […]

Ramelton friends team up to help spread joy and positivity

Two Ramelton businesses have teamed up together in the mission to spark a bit of joy and positivity into other people’s lives. Laura Buchanan Designs and Laura Ferguson from Little Grey Ceramics have combined their ideas to create three mugs paired with matching plates that have some words of positivity printed on them. Their aim […]

Convoy man chosen as new lead in Lord of the Dance

Convoy man, Conor Rodgers has been selected as the new lead in Michael Flatley’s Lord of The Dance. Conor, who has been Irish dancing from the age of three, began dancing professionally after winning the World Irish Dancing Championships in 2019. Conor’s training began once he was selected to be part of the Lord of […]

Donegal man behind the scenes of Hollyoaks

A Donegal man is shaping the storylines on one of the UK’s most watched soap operas. Antóin Beag Ó Colla has taken up a job with Lime Pictures, the company that makes Hollyoaks, The Only Way is Essex and Geordie Shore. Now living in Liverpool, the Magheroarty man is a script editor on Hollyoaks, the Channel 4 […]

Letterkenny Babies’ celebrates eighth birthday

WHEN Louise Flanagan set up ‘Letterkenny Babies’ on Facebook to keep in touch with new mums she met after the birth of her first child, little could she have predicted its runaway success, and that she would meet two best friends. From an initial handful of ‘likes’, the voluntary page celebrated its eighth birthday this […]

Gaoth Dobhair photographer captures Donegal’s beauty

FROM beautiful beaches to Donegal’s scenic walks, Amelia Olech will never run out of inspiration for her photography. Originally from Poland, Amelia moved to Gaoth Dobhair last summer with her partner James who has family in the area. Since then she has been captivated by the beauty of her surroundings and is on a mission […]