Five from Donegal recognised at the Water Safety Ireland’s National Awards Ceremony

FIVE rescuers from Donegal are set to receive recognition at the Water Safety Ireland’s National Annual Awards Ceremony for saving lives from drowning. The awards ceremony is set to broadcast online this evening at 7pm. Francis Doherty, Maureen Devenney, Paul Sweeney, Garda Mark O’Sullivan and Josh Marley from Donegal are set to be honoured at […]

Donegal man dies in Greece

A DONEGAL man has tragically died while on holiday in Greece. The man, in his late fifties, passed away following a drowning incident on Monday. A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs told the Donegal News that they are providing consular assistance to the family. Advertisement “The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of […]

Tragic drowning in west Donegal recalled by sister

A woman whose sister drowned in west Donegal 50 years ago says her heart never fully mended after the tragedy. Máire Grae was one of four Irish language students who lost their lives when a freak wave engulfed them on Mullaghderg beach on July 13 1972. Máire, who was 14 and from Sutton in Co Dublin, perished alongside […]

Drowning tragedy off Arranmore

An 18-year-old man has died after getting into difficulty swimming off Arranmore Island this afternoon. The young man got into difficulty in the water at Leadbh Gharbh shortly before 3pm. Gardai and the emergency services responded to the incident. The man received treatment at the scene but was later pronounced dead. The body of the […]

Letterkenny to rememeber double drowning tragedy

A MEMORIAL plaque is to be unveiled in Letterkenny marking 76 years since a couple tragically drowned.  Annie Harold (29), from Oldtown, and Daniel Doherty (45), of Leglands, Drumkeen, lost their lives in an accidental drowning in a well near a laundry at Oldtown on October 7, 1945. The nearest living relatives of the couple, […]