Donegal Native Barry Gallagher announced as RTÉ news2day presenter

THIS autumn, first time television presenter Barry Gallagher aged 24 from Donegal is the newest addition to the news2day team.  news2day is RTÉ’s news service designed specifically for children, featuring Irish and international news of interest to a young audience. Following a call out by RTÉ to media and journalism graduates across the country, and a comprehensive audition process, Barry […]

Artist awarded for ‘outstanding work’

BY DIONNE MEEHAN DONEGAL artist and curator Daniel Nelis has been awarded the RSA Guthrie Award for his painting titled ‘Dark Turned Fields’. Daniel, who is from Gartan, has been practising as a visual artist for over ten years. Advertisement The RSA Guthrie Award is awarded for outstanding work by an artist under 35 years […]

Gartan singer dazzles on big stage in Dublin

GARTAN’S Anna Gallagher has dazzled the audience in one of the main roles in a concert performance of Evita. Anna, a primary school teacher in Termon, played one of three Eva Perons in the National Concert Hall in Dublin recently. The National Symphony Orchestra partnered with Irish Youth Musical for the concert performance which was produced by […]

New Director Appointed to Donegal ETB’s OTEC

Donegal ETB has appointed Marty McCann as the new Director of its Outdoor Education and Training Centre (OETC) in Gartan. Gartan OETC is the ETB’s 87 acre estate nestled in the heart of Co Donegal. In 2021 almost 4,300 students benefited from a wide range of outdoor education and training programmes there. Advertisement Marty has […]

Gartan girls dipping their toes in new swimwear venture

GARTAN sisters Áine Boyle and Sally Anne Sherry have launched a sustainable swimwear company creating swimsuits from regenerated nylon.  Áine and Sally Anne grew up swimming with the Swilly Seals and both worked in the old Letterkenny Leisure Centre in their teenage years. “We would have swam four to five days a week as kids […]

‘I couldn’t get it right when I was dancing’

IN March 2017, Charlie Boyle received news that almost nothing can prepare you for – he was told that he had motor neurone disease (MND). It kills a third of those who have it within a year, rising to a half by the end of year two, with no known cure. MND is often referred […]