Tributes paid to rallying great Austin Frazer

THE sporting community around the North West has been left saddened following the passing of the much-loved Austin Frazer. Formerly of Lough Shore Road in Enniskillen, Mr Frazer passed away yesterday (Thursday) peacefully, surrounded by his family. Mr Frazer was a leading figure in Irish rallying, working alongside some of rallying greats, including his fellow […]

Rally crew say thanks after another brilliant weekend in Donegal

By Diarmaid Doherty THE dust may have just settled on another Donegal International Rally but for one regular visitor to the event, thoughts are already turning to the 2024 rally. Carlow’s Derek Cummins has been coming to Donegal for the June event for as long as he can remember. Advertisement The Leighlinbridge native leads up […]

Mystery of the first Donegal Rally solved

By Emma Ryan THE mystery of the first Donegal Rally has been solved. The team at the Donegal County Museum has answered the Donegal International Rally organiser’s call and have found the information about the first ever rally held here in Donegal. Advertisement Last week, we featured a picture of Philip Nicholson with possibly the first ever […]

Extremely busy weekend for Gardaí in Donegal

IT was a very busy weekend for An Garda Síochána with close to seventy arrests made up to yesterday evening as thousands of visitors flocked to the county for the 51st Donegal International Rally. A significant policing plan including air support and additional Garda resources from the North Western Region and National Units was rolled […]

Air support and extra garda resources ready for rally weekend

By Emma Ryan  A SIGNIFICANT policing plan including air support and additional garda resources are being rolled out in preparation for the weekend as thousands descend on the county for the 51st Donegal International Rally. Gardaí will be out in force this rally weekend applying a zero tolerance approach in relation to dangerous driving, drink and drug […]

Court service on standby ahead of Donegal rally

COURTS in Donegal have been put on standby for special sittings for people breaking traffic laws during this weekend’s Donegal International Rally. Thousands of people are expected to descend on the county in the coming days for the popular annual event. The three-day event officially gets underway tomorrow and thousands of motor sport enthusiasts are expected to […]

Extra Garda patrol bikes arrive in Letterkenny for Rally weekend

EXTRA Garda bikes have arrived in Letterkenny this morning ahead of the Donegal International Rally.  It comes as a significant policing plan including air support and additional garda resources is being rolled out in preparation for the weekend as thousands descend on the county for the Rally. Up to six motorbikes arrived at Letterkenny Garda […]

Breen’s only focus is Donegal International

BY FRANK CRAIG  Chris Breen has put all Irish Tarmac Championship ambitions to one side as he bids to win the Joule Donegal International Rally this weekend. The Waterford native has taken the previous four rounds of the Irish Rally series in his Ford Fiesta R5, but like a number of his rivals, has decided […]

Discover new for 182 at Divers Hyundai Open Week

(FRI 8TH. – SAT. 16TH. JUNE) With the National Hyundai Open Weekend clashing with the Donegal International Rally , we at Divers Hyundai have decided to hold our ‘Open Week’ from tomorrow Friday 8th. to Saturday next 16th June to launch our 182 registrations. For your convenience we will be open all day this Saturday […]

Rally heroes honoured at Civic Reception in Lifford

TWO of Donegal’s most prominent motor sports heroes Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett were honoured at a Civic Reception in the County House in Lifford yesterday evening. The pair were honoured in recognition of their achievements in winning the Donegal International Rally in 2016 and 2017 together with the National Rally Championship in 2015. Manus […]