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 […]

Boy (8) learns of death of priest (104) with sadness

The death of the last surviving child of an executed leader of the 1916 Rising was learned of with great sadness by one young Donegal pupil. Seosamh Ó Ceallaigh (8) from Gortahork wrote a series of letters to Fr Joseph Mallin (104) who was a Jesuit priest based in Wah Yan College, Hong Kong. His […]

Donegal Change Makers Project offering new module

The Donegal Change Makers Project is now in its sixth year and is going from strength to strength across the county. The project is offering an accredited QQI Level 4 module in Local and Global Development starting on 23rd February at OURganic Gardens in Gortahork. The course will look at key global issues such as […]