D-Day for County Donegal Development Plan


DESCRIBED as one of their most important meetings in the past 5 years, County Councillors are currently deciding the fate of the Donegal Development Plan in Lifford. The plan guides future decisions around, for example, housing, regeneration, economic development, transport, and natural heritage. It also contains area plans for Buncrana, Ballybofey/ Stranorlar, and Bundoran. Members […]


Construction contract for 21 new social houses for Letterkenny


DONEGAL County Council signed a contract with builders Mc Hugh Brothers Ltd of Ballybofey for the construction of 21 social houses at Windyhall in Letterkenny under a turnkey scheme last week. The scheme comprises 12 one-bedroom apartments, one two-bedroom apartment and eight three-bedroom apartments. According to a spokesperson for Donegal County Council the development will […]


Official recognition for Donegal pub that has raised €400,000 for charity


A St Johnston pub that has raised approximately €400,000 for worthy causes will be formally recognised later this month during a Civic Reception in Lifford hosted by Donegal County Council. Established in 1919, Maggies Tavern is now run by Maggie’s niece, Alice Lynch. The family-run pub has served as a focal point for numerous fundraising […]


Donegal Tweed takes centre stage at The Wonder of Weave event in Edinburgh


THE story of Donegal Tweed and its connections with Scotland and Scottish Tweed took centre stage at a special event in Edinburgh hosted by the Irish Consulate Service in association with Donegal County Council. Over 100 people attended the event that aimed to celebrate the long standing connections between Ireland and Scotland. The event took […]


June 7 elections portal launched in Donegal


WITH June 7 now just around the corner, an online portal has been created to provide accurate information to voters and also those running in the local elections here in Donegal. For those seeking one the 37 available seats on Donegal County Council, nominations must be lodged from next Monday to the following Saturday, May […]


Plans lodged to revamp popular Letterkenny pub


by Louise Doyle ONE of Letterkenny’s most popular bars could be set for a revamp after plans were lodged to transform the pub. Applicants Michael and Mark Blaney submitted proposals to Donegal County Council on April 22 to renovate and refurbish the Central Bar, Upper Main Street in Letterkenny. Advertisement If given the go-ahead, the pub could see a […]


Stay Safe on the Roads: Your Journey, Your Safety


DONEGAL County Council and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group urges vigilance and calls on everyone to take responsibility for safe travel this May Bank Holiday Weekend. As the May Bank Holiday approaches, the Donegal Road Safety Working Group is issuing a heartfelt appeal to all road users, urging them to exercise heightened caution during […]


Donegal’s longest serving traffic warden issues his last ticket


BY JEROME HUGHES DANNY Dougherty has been a familiar fixture in Letterkenny for almost four decades, ensuring the flow of traffic and safety of pedestrians along the town’s bustling streets and car parks. As Donegal’s longest serving traffic warden, he has witnessed many changes and has even had a couple of close calls. Indeed, the […]


Plans lodged for 40 new houses


PLANS have been lodged for 40 new houses in Letterkenny. Applicant PJD Construction London Limited has submitted proposals for planning permission for the proposed development at Killylastin. The proposed development would comprise six blocks of two-bedroom terraced houses and one block of three-bedroom terraced houses. Advertisement Two blocks of terraced houses, each incorporating four three-bedroom […]