School opens carpark for families visiting hospital


ERRIGAL College in Letterkenny has opened up the school’s car park for families of those injured in yesterday’s explosion in Creeslough who are visiting Letterkenny University Hospital. The car park at Windyhall will be open for families from 12 noon and 9pm. The eircode is  F92 FC82. Nine fatalities have now been confirmed following the […]


Three people confirmed dead after Creeslough explosion


Three people have been confirmed dead following the explosion at a petrol station in Creeslough this afternoon. Gardai have released a statement confirming three fatalities. Emergency services are continuing to work through the night at the scene. The emergency response has been led by the Donegal County Council Fire Service with assistance by An Garda […]


Taoiseach sends thoughts to Creeslough community


Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said his thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by today’s explosion in Creeslough. The Fianna Fáil leader also praised the efforts of the rescue teams who are working through the night at the scene of the explosion at the Applegreen petrol station. “My thoughts and prayers are tonight with […]


Cars being cleared as rescue efforts continue


CARS and rubble are being cleared from the scene of the explosion at a petrol station in Creeslough as rescue efforts continue this evening. Local concrete lorries and tractors have been lifting rubble as a number of people remain trapped inside the building. It follows an explosion which happened just after 3pm today which caused […]


Major rescue operation underway after explosion


A MAJOR rescue operation is underway to free people trapped in a shop in Creeslough following an explosion earlier this afternoon. Two fire brigade, the army and coast guard helicopters, along with ambulance personnel and Gardai are currently at the scene at Creeslough supermarket which was destroyed in the incident. The ambulance service has put […]


Explosion in Creeslough


THERE has been an explosion at a petrol station in Creeslough this afternoon. Gardai and ambulance crews are at the scene of Creeslough supermarket. “Gardaí are currently assisting other Emergency Services at the scene of a serious incident at Creeslough, County Donegal,” said a Garda Spokesperson. “An Garda Síochána are asking any road users intending […]


Amateur photographer losing her sight tells her story


A WOMAN who is losing her sight has told her story behind a camera lens. Donegal FemLENS is a powerful  photography exhibition which takes a glimpse into women’s perspectives on a number of topics including loss, lockdown emergence, women in farming, nature and mica homeowners stories. The exhibition was unveiled recently in Donegal County Museum. […]


Church gem in Creeslough reaches major milestone


ST Michael’s Church in Creeslough will mark a big milestone this weekend when it will turn fifty on Sunday.  The iconic structure was the fifth in a series of seven churches designed by renowned architect Liam McCormick. The church was built by John Hegarty as a replacement for the old church at Doe. The church […]


Life is 10pc of what happens and 90pc how I react to it


THERE will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more confident, and more and more successful. That piece of advice led a young apprentice electrician into taking his first step on the property […]