Paula became a dog behaviourist after pet attack

GORTAHORK woman, Paula Doohan is starring in a new six-part RTÉ series ‘Madraí’ which hit our screens on Friday. While filming for the show ‘Peataí’ in 2020, Paula heard the howls for help from the nation’s dogs (and their owners) and decided to do something about it. A national callout was launched last summer for families who were […]

Sadness at passing of Myles Gallagher

The sudden and unexpected death of Myles Gallagher, Baltoney, Gortahork on Saturday, December 3, was learned of with great sadness in the local community. Donegal’s only hermit, Mr Gallagher celebrated his 90th birthday in October. He spent the past thirty years living a life of prayer and penance in his family home at Baltoney, Gortahork. […]

Gortahork born nun celebrates her 102nd birthday

Sr. Berchmans (Hannah Phaidí Phrionsias) who was born in Derryconnor, Gortahork celebrated her 102nd birthday recently. There will be a big celebration to mark the milestone in the Loreto Convent, Navan where she now resides. She was born on the 29th July, 1920 and was baptised on the 31st July. She entered the Loreto Order […]

Gortahork man sets up ‘Errigal Cam’

A GORTAHORK resident who missed Donegal so much will living in Los Angeles has set up ‘Errigal Cam’ to help those living abroad cope with homesickness.  Sean Collins set up ‘Errigal Cam’ which records a live stream of Errigal from his kitchen window in Gortahork. In the past two weeks, 300 people from all over […]

Gortahork man is keeping ‘er lit

A Donegal man is in charge of keeping the lights on in the country! Charlie McGee from Baltoney, Gortahork, is System Operational Manager (Ireland) at EirGrid. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the National Control Centre (NCC) for electricity which is responsible for matching electricity production to customer demand on a 24/7 […]

Brothers seriously injured in workplace accident

TWO Gortahork brothers were seriously injured in a workplace accident in Burtonport on Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened at around 3.30pm on the site of the new €4 million Burtonport Harbour Redevelopment project. It is understood both men fell from a height. Emergency services were quickly on the scene and the brothers were taken by […]

Fr Seán Ó Gallchóir: 50 years of serving his community

FATHER Seán Ó Gallchóir will enjoy a quiet time with his family this Sunday to mark the Golden Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood. Parish Priest in Gortahork, Fr Seán was ordained in the old St Mary’s Church, Derrybeg by Bishop Anthony McFeely on June 27, 1971. The eldest son of the late Johnny […]

Death of Very Rev Hugh Sweeney, PP, Glenswilly

The sudden death has taken place on Thursday 7th May of Very Rev Hugh Sweeney, PP, Glenswilly. Born on 13th July 1945, Fr Sweeney was ordained on 4th April 1972 in the Church of Christ the King, Gortahork, by  Bishop Anthony MacFeely, Bishop of Raphoe. Fr Sweeney received his primary education in St Finian’s National […]