Fundraiser to help local family following New Year’s Day crash


By Dionne Meehan A FUNDRAISER has been launched to support a young family based in Kilmacrennan following a fatal car crash on New Year’s Day. Keith Higginbotham, originally from Kildare, was the first person to be killed on Irish roads in 2024. Advertisement The father of two was involved in a single vehicle crash on the M7 at […]


Over €30,000 raised to help grant last wish


By Emma Ryan AN incredible €33,000 has been raised for a terminally-ill Castlefinn woman, whose last wish is to enjoy a family holiday in Florida. Mother-of-four, Leanne Browne, has been battling cancer for the past number of years. Advertisement She was initially diagnosed with breast cancer, and had to undergo a double mastectomy as well […]


Online fundraiser for Glenties museum


BY DIONNE MEEHAN ARTEFACTS, literature, treasures and memories are just a few things contained within St. Connell’s Museum in Glenties. Having to close its doors in 2020 in the midst of a pandemic due to mounting bills, it has never reopened. Advertisement A gofundme page has now been set up in the hope the museum […]


More help needed for girl undergoing treatment in US


THE uncle of an nine-year-old Donegal girl undergoing life-saving treatment in America for a brain tumour has said her family need help more than ever. Caitlin Strain was diagnosed with a brain tumour in Letterkenny University Hospital on February 18 last year, just three days before her birthday which she celebrated in Temple Street Children’s […]


Family fundraising in memory of Aimee Devenney (14)


Ahead of the first anniversary of her death, a Donegal community is fundraising in memory of a young girl who died from an asthma attack. Aimee Devenney was a young Donegal girl who died last year at the age of 14 due to an asthma attack. Her mother Michelle was interviewed on Barrscéalta on RTÉ […]


Raphoe woman ‘just glad to be alive’ after accident


A RAPHOE woman who lost an arm in a horrific road accident says she is “blessed and humbled” by the outpouring of support that has been shown to her. Mother-of-two Evette Woods added that she was “thankful to be alive” following the crash on the main Letterkenny to Lifford road last Saturday. Ms Woods was […]