Water disruption in Carricknahorna, Ballyshannon

Repairs to a burst water main may cause supply disruptions Garvanagh, Carricknahorna, Ballyshannon and surrounding areas in Co. Donegal. Works are scheduled to take place today until 4:30pm. Irish Water recommend that you allow 2-3 hours after the estimated restoration time for your supply to fully return.

€5 million expansion plans for Donegal hotel

ONE of Ireland’s largest property development and management companies, owned by Buncrana born Pat Doherty and his family, is to invest €5 million in an expansion of its five-star Lough Eske Castle Hotel. The company which developed the Titanic Centre in Belfast recently lodged a planning application to add a two story extension with 24 […]

The Late Late show looking for Ireland’s most loved-up couple

CALLING all Donegal couples! The Late Late Show is on the hunt for Ireland’s most loved-up couple to take part in this year’s Valentine’s Special. The lucky couple will win themselves a romantic break for two but, more importantly, they’ll get the chance of a lifetime: making their very own appearance on The Late Late Show. Advertisement This year’s Valentine’s Special on Friday, February 10, […]

Letterkenny hospital most overcrowded today

LETTERKENNY University Hospital is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with 66 patients waiting on a bed. According to this morning’s trolley figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) there are 506 admitted patients waiting for beds across the country.  Nationally 355 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 151 […]

Funding stream aims to conserve Donegal’s historic structures

OWNERS and guardians of Donegal’s archaeological monuments are being invited to apply for funding to help conserve the historic structures. The Community Monuments Fund provides 100 per-cent finance for the conservation, maintenance, protection and presentation of buildings and sites. It is run on a three-strand basis with up to €100,000 available for essential repairs and capital works. Advertisement For […]

200 vacant properties brought back into use in Donegal

OVER 200 vacant properties were brought back to use in Donegal during 2020 and 2021 at a cost of almost €3m to the taxpayer. The cabinet met for the first time in the new year last week, the meeting agenda included the approval of the government strategy to fast-track the bringing of vacant homes back into […]

Night of music, friendship and fashion in aid of Donegal’s wellness cafés

A ‘Mental Health and the Arts Variety Concert’ is set to take place in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, on January 26 at 8pm. A night of song, music, friendship and fashion is expected with all proceeds on the night going to the wellness café network in Donegal. Tickets are €5 and are available at https://angrianan.com. Advertisement […]

Registration for the National Dialogue on Women in Agriculture is now open

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, today announced that registration for the National Dialogue on Women in Agriculture is open on his Department’s website. Minister McConalogue said this will be an important opportunity for the sector to engage on gender equality issues in agri-food, with particular attention on farming. “The dialogue […]

Public artworks worth €150,000 to be developed in Bundoran

BUNDORAN is to get three new pieces of public art. A budget of €150,000 has been set aside for the works which will be placed on each of the seaside town’s roundabouts. Details of the project are contained in a tender document inviting expressions of interest from artists. Advertisement In it Donegal County Council talks about how […]

Pic Special: Bríd completes her 365-day challenge

The sun shone brightly for Loughanure woman Bríd Sweeney on New Year’s Eve as she led nearly 100 people on her final 2022 walk. Bríd set herself a challenge on January 1 last year to walk 365 days and raise money for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, a charity close to her heart and that […]