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 […]

‘Important we stay safe but also have to try and live’

THE pressures of leading the people of Leitirmacaward and Doochary through the pandemic has kept Fr Adrian Gavigan busy for much of the past year. A native of Glenties, Fr Gavigan (44) was the first priest in the Raphoe Diocese to organise a car park mass last summer. The mass, held in the grounds of […]

Covid cases fall in five of Donegal’s seven LEAs

FIVE of the seven Local Electoral Areas in Donegal have seen a reduction in the 14-day incidence of Covid-19 cases. Covid rates in Letterkenny, Milford and Glenties are now all below the national average. Numbers have also dropped in Carndonagh and notably in the Lifford-Stranorlar area, previously one of the hardest hit areas in the […]

Figures show drop in Covid-19 cases in Letterkenny area

THERE has been a significant reduction in the number of cases of Covid-19 being reported in the Letterkenny Electoral Area over the past seven days. The figures, available from the Covid-19 Data Hub, show case information at a Local Electoral Area (LEA) level across Ireland between September 29 and October 12. The Health Protection Surveillance […]

Temporary closing of Bank of Ireland branches

    Bank of Ireland branches in Bunbeg, Bundoran and Glenties will close temporarily to help ensure continuity of service at its larger Letterkenny branch. Advertisement The redeployment of staff from the three smaller branch locations is to support colleague self-isolation while ensuring the continued operation of the Letterkenny branch, which is open today as […]