€50m North-South funding to directly benefit Donegal

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, has welcomed €50m in new funding to deliver a new suite of Shared Island programmes. Many of the initiatives in the programmes, such as €7.5m investment in the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route brand link, will directly benefit Donegal. Commenting on […]

ATU research impact of tourism on Donegal islands

The Atlantic Technological University (ATU) is currently conducting research with six island communities off the west and northwest coast to measure the impact of tourism on the islands.  Visitors to islands have become increasingly popular since the pandemic and while it has led to some economic benefits for some it has also added extra pressures […]

Plans to open Ireland’s only thatching school in county

THE restoration of thatched cottages on the Wild Atlantic Way in recent years has led to plans to open a school in Donegal devoted to the ancient craft of thatching. The promoters, Narin, Portnoo, Rosbeg Community Co-Operative Limited, say that the thatcher traineeship course in The Dolmen Centre will be the first of its kind […]

First ever Carrickfinn 10k on Bank Holiday Monday

RUNNERS and walkers are being invited to take part in arguably the most scenic 10k on earth. Taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 2, the Carrickfinn 10k Coastal Run is part of a drive to further enhance sporting facilities in the area and to assist local clubs such as Tír Chonaill Rugby Club and […]

Great Days Out

If you are on the hunt for things to do over the coming summer months then you are in luck! The Donegal News and sister titles have created a comprehensive guide to creating your own adventures throughout the north-west…. Click the IMAGE below to download a copy to your device.

Monty Halls tours the county for tourism campaign

TV personality and world adventurer Monty Halls, his wife Tamsyn and daughters Molly and Isla flew into Donegal Airport on Saturday and have been travelling all over the county filming with their company Seadog Productions. Donegal County Council’s Tourism Unit has been working with Monty on a new marketing campaign that will see Donegal being […]