Donegal teenager plays key role on OCO Youth Advisory Panel

A Donegal teenager was involved in hosting an event by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) that saw over 100 children from across Ireland taking part. Karolina Byrne (17) from Glenties is a member of the OCO’s Youth Advisory Panel. She was part of a group that traveled to Geneva for a special presentation while […]

Woman taken to hospital after Glenties crash

A WOMAN was taken to hospital following a crash in Glenties this afternoon. The accident occurred on the Ardara Road at approximately 2pm and Gardaí and the emergency services attended the scene. A spokesperson for the garda press office said: “A woman was injured at the scene and has been conveyed to Letterkenny University Hospital […]

Thunderstorms forecast for Donegal as more homes left without power 

By Diarmaid Doherty Heavy winds have caused further power outages in Donegal today with homes and businesses in the Glenties/Ardara area affected. There has been thunder and lightning in parts of the county this morning and a new weather warning for thunderstorms is in place until 9pm tonight. Hail showers have also hit different areas […]

Hotel quells closure rumours

by Kate Heaney MANAGEMENT at Highlands Hotel in Glenties moved this week to quell rumours that the hotel was closing in the New Year. Stressing on Facebook that there are “no plans whatsoever for the closure of The Highlands Hotel” the post added that they remain fully operational “with the same dedication to providing exceptional […]

Community groups demand priority status for Donegal amid claims of neglect

by Jerome Hughes DONEGAL was once again branded ‘the forgotten county’ during a public meeting held in Glenties this week, with accusations of neglect directed at both the Irish Government and EU authorities. The event on Monday evening, addressing rural decline, drew a variety of community groups along with concerned citizens. Advertisement The meeting heard farmers […]

Frustrated Councillor pens letter to Minister

By Róise Collins FRUSTRATION is continuing to grow regarding the lack of progress on the new water treatment plant in Falcarragh. Cathaoirleach of the Glenties Municipal District Michael McClafferty said these delays, which could last years, will continue until a foreshore license is granted. Advertisement The independent Councillor claimed that the delays, which have now […]

Campaign launched to develop Brian Friel Centre

A NEW Brian Friel Centre is being planned for Glenties with a fundraising campaign launched to progress the project. A Gofundme page is now live which will raise €50,000 to complete phase one of this unique and exciting project. Brian Friel was one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights with his works performed all over the world […]

MEP to host public meeting exploring regional imbalance

A meeting addressing regional imbalance and reversing rural decline will take place in Glenties.regional Sinn Féin TD for Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty and Sinn Féín MEP for Midlands Northwest Chris MacManus will host the public meeting in Glenties Community Centre on Monday, November 13 at 7pm. The meeting will also feature contributions from Cllr Marie […]

Call for fund to support farmers after dead sheep found in ditch

By Róise Collins CALLS have been made for a discretionary fund to be put in place to help struggling farmers dispose of deceased livestock. The call comes from Cathaoirleach of the Glenties Municipal District, Councillor Michael McClafferty following the recent dumping of three dead sheep in a ditch in Ardsbeg, Gortahork that has caused widespread […]