Permanent GP set to start in Dunkineely on Monday

  THE HSE has confirmed that a permanent GP has been recruited for Dunkineely. Dr Janinda Muhandiramge will take up the role from Monday, January 30th. Advertisement The surgery had been without a GP since November, with people having to attend Glenties for appointments. In the interim, Dr Charles McManus was providing cover for GMS […]

Inishowen records lowest rate of children vaccinated

Inishowen has recorded the lowest level of children vaccinated against Covid-19. New figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have revealed that just the Primary Course Completed rate in  five to eleven year olds is just 4 percent in Buncrana and Carndonagh – the lowest rate in the country. The county also recorded the second […]

Recruitment issues leads to closure of well established GP surgery

THE removal of Dunkineely’s GP surgery has been branded as a “hammerblow” to the community. The well-established surgery is to close today, leaving the area with no GP service. Instead, people will have to travel to Glenties to attend appointments with their GP. The news emerged on Friday when Sinn Féin TD for Donegal, Deputy Pearse […]

Three generations feature in short film

A short film entitled ‘Ceoltóirí’ is to be shown as part of the fiddler’s weekend in Glenties. The film captures three generations of Irish music featuring Jimmy Campbell, his son Peter as well as his grandson, Paddy Molloy. Filmed in 2021, this production is a tribute to the late Jimmy Campbell. Jimmy, who sadly passed […]

New footbridge is boost for anglers on popular river

THE opening of a new footbridge over the Owenea River in Glenties is a “welcome boost” for angling development. Inland Fisheries Ireland, the state agency responsible for the conservation and protection of freshwater fish and habitats, and the development and promotion of angling, has opened a new footbridge over the Owenea River. “Completion of this […]

Music marathon to help woman after fire

A unique fundraiser will be held this evening to raise funds to support a Glenties woman after her home was destroyed by a fire last month. A 24-hour-music marathon is being held in The Highlands Hotel to support Breezy Kelly who had been living in a cottage in Gortnasillagh until it went up in flames […]

Gardai investigating fatal house fire in Glenties

GARDAI are treating a fatal house fire near Glenties overnight as a ‘tragic accident’. Gardaí were alerted following reports of a house fire in Glenties shortly after midnight. “Fire services extinguished the fire and suspected human remains were located inside the property. Advertisement “At this time, Gardaí are treating the incident as a tragic accident. […]

The Glenties woman who will never forget her roots

SHE’S 100 but Bridie Byrne appears way younger than her years – in her looks and with her positive outlook on life. Bridie Sweeney, who joined the centenarian club yesterday, was born on March 2, 1922 in Gortnasillah, outside Glenties, before the family settled in Mullantiboyle. As a young adult she worked in popular local […]

Glenties incident prompts call for more Garda supports

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has called for mandatory support for members caught up in traumatic incidents in the line of duty. The call comes following the sentencing of Stephen Dowling who went on, what was described as, ‘a wild west rampage’ in Glenties in 2020 and was sentenced to eight years in […]

Appeal for help to find missing Donegal man

A DONEGAL woman has issued an appeal for help following the disappearance of her brother. Kevin Quinn was last seen during the early hours of Monday November 22 and his sister Amanda Kirwan has posted an appeal on Facebook asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to get in touch with her. Kevin is described […]