Almost €120,000 raised from ‘Trucking for Creeslough’

TRUCKING for Creeslough organiser, Colin Kilpatrick has handed over a staggering amount of money to those involved in the Creeslough tragedy. Raising a whopping €118,045 from the event, Colin handed over a cheque to Creeslough man, Gerard McFadden who is the founder of the McFadden Go Fund Me Trust. The fundraiser, which was described by […]

Creeslough community to be honoured with Donegal Person of the Year award

THE people of Creeslough will be presented with the 2022 Donegal Person of the Year award at an event in Dublin this weekend. The annual event organised by the Donegal Association in Dublin will take place tomorrow night in the Bonnington Hotel. The gala ball will pay special tribute to the courage and community spirit […]

Corn cutting memorial to be unveiled in Creeslough

THE Creeslough Community Association is to unveil a memorial dedicated to corn cutting this evening. Corn cutting is synonymous with Creeslough because of the song ‘The Emigrant’s Letter’ by Percy French, which is better known as ‘Cutting the corn in Creeslough today’. “Percy French wrote the song but we like to say that it was […]

Cousin of victim launches raffle for voluntary responder charities

IN the past six months numerous fundraisers have been organised in a bid to get the community of Creeslough back on their feet. Now Carrigart man, Brendan Vaughan is on a mission to give back to the voluntary organisations who responded on the day. Brendan, who has been living in London for the past 41 […]

‘Kay never forgot her roots in Creeslough’

THE community of Creeslough gathered to remember computer programming pioneer and proud Creeslough native Kay McNulty on Monday. The guest speaker at the event was Naomi Most who travelled from San Francisco to speak about her late grandmother and unveil the beautiful bronze plaque that was erected to celebrate her scientific contributions. Naomi spent months […]

Education Minister Norma Foley given warm welcome in Creeslough

Education Minister Norma Foley has received a warm welcome from the excited pupils and staff of Scoil Mhuire, Creeslough. Minister Foley is in the county today to officially open a new state of the art school at Scoil Mhuire B&C, Stranorlar and a modern extension at Scoil Mhuire Creeslough.   Advertisement   Creeslough was her […]

Greek award for Donegal film producer

A FILM produced by Creeslough woman Sheila Friel of Imagine Media won a much-coveted audience award at the Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival in Greece last week. An Buachaill Gealgháireach / The Laughing Boy / Το Γελαστό Παιδί– a trilingual film which was written and presented by Corkman Theo Dorgan, has been presented with the […]

€500,000 funding announced for Creeslough Together Initiative

Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien, has today announced funding of €500,000 for the Creeslough Together Initiative (CTI). The CTI will help support the recovery of, and sustained growth of the Creeslough community in the coming years. The Initiative will be delivered over a three year period and will work with and have […]

Paramedic honoured for her work during the Creeslough tragedy

A PARAMEDIC who was one of the first responders at the scene of the Creeslough tragedy has won the inaugural Dara Fitzpatrick Award. Frances Griffin said it was an “honour” to accept the award while also paying tribute to her colleagues and management in the National Ambulance Service. A Creeslough local, Ms Griffin was among the first on […]

Temporary shop in Creeslough granted retention permission

A temporary shop in Creeslough has been granted conditional retention permission by Donegal County Council. The Lafferty family who ran the local shop at the centre of the fatal explosion on October 7 opened the replacement modular store in the weeks following the tragedy. The application to the council says that they are hopeful that […]