Give ‘Em Pumpkin To Talk About

Whether you’re puncturing your pumpkin or gutting your gourd, as the old saying goes: There is more than one way to skin a cat. The beauty of pumpkin carving for Halloween is that even the most cack-handed effort will look passable when the candle is illuminated and installed. Picking a pumpkin and going at your […]

Spooky goings on this Halloween at Kinnegar Brewing

Last year’s Winterland Market set the tone for an ever-expanding calendar of interesting activities being programmed at Kinnegar Brewing’s unique venue at Ballyraine, Letterkenny. Widely acclaimed as well run, relaxed and family-friendly events, they’re proving popular with locals and visitors alike.  “Our Taproom is a really comfortable, modern space for enjoying a few early evening […]

Derry Halloween announces dazzling drone display

Derry’s Halloween plans are well and truly up in the air it was confirmed at today’s Business and Culture Committee meeting – as exciting plans for a dazzling drone display were unveiled. The drone show will light up the sky over St Columb’s Park on Halloween night, with 100 drones projecting a variety of spooky […]

Derry Businesses invited to Halloween engagement meeting

Local businesses are being invited to attend a Business Engagement event this week in order to find out details about Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Halloween festival and how they play their part and benefit from this hugely successful event for the City and District. The Business Engagement event is scheduled to take place […]

Bonfire warning ahead of Halloween festivities

DONEGAL County Council says it is monitoring a number of locations where waste materials have in the past been supplied as bonfire material. According to the local authority there has been a significant reduction in the number of bonfires over recent years as the public recognises the importance of responsible waste management. But a renewed […]

Haunting times around Donegal’s hills…

HEADLESS horsemen, cloven foot strangers, wailing banshees – Donegal’s storytellers have long held audiences spellbound with their tales of the nether world. In his book ‘The Foot o’ the Hill’, which focuses on Lough Salt and the Kilmacrennan countryside, author Jim Nisbet recounts some of the anecdotes and fables that have been handed down through […]

Extra patrols as gardaí anticipate busy weekend

GARDAÍ will increase their presence on Donegal’s streets this weekend in an attempt to keep a lid on any anti-social behaviour arising from the reopening of nightclubs. With Halloween falling on a Sunday officers are expecting thousands of revellers to converge on local venues over the next few days. A three-day ‘diffing’ event scheduled to […]

Bonfire warning ahead of Halloween weekend

HOUSEHOLDERS, businesses and communities are being urged not to provide materials for bonfires ahead of the Halloween weekend. There has been a significant reduction in the number of bonfires over recent years however, Donegal County Council is currently monitoring a number of locations where waste materials have been supplied as bonfire material over the past […]

Top new talent at ‘Freaknight’

SOME of Ireland’s most popular up and coming artists will kick off the Halloween celebrations in Gweedore as they take to the stage for ‘FreakNight.’ As part of Fomhair Festival in Gweedore, Irish artists Kneecap, Welshy, John Gibbons and Big P will all perform live at ‘Freaknight’ on October 30 at the Big Top Donegal. […]

Chucky, killer clowns and Trump are top costume picks

SHOPPERS in Letterkenny have been out in their droves to pick up their Hallowe’en costumes with terrorising doll Chucky, killer clowns and Donald Trump among the most popular picks this year. Speaking to the Donegal News, Toni Zasa who works in the Trick or Treat Hallowe’en Store in The Courtyard Shopping Centre, said this year […]