Mary Whoriskey recognised for her inspirational charity work

MARY Whoriskey’s charitable endeavours have been recognised with a Gala Retail Inspiration Award. The Whoriskey family has been lighting up Kerrykeel with their Christmas lights display for 17 years. Since the switch was first thrown the impressive illuminations have raised an incredible €94,000 for charities including Letterkenny Breast Care Unit, Friends of the Hospital, the Acquired Brain Injury Unit and the Irish […]

Work begins on famous Whoriskey lights display

THE Whoriskey family has issued an appeal to the local business community to help cover the costs of this year’s Christmas lights display. The Whoriskey festive illuminations have become something of an institution since the switch was first flicked on 17 years ago. The countless santas, elves reindeer and the ever-popular crib draw thousands of people from […]

Famous lights to shine despite soaring costs

THE organisers of a major Christmas fundraiser in Kerrykeel have confirmed it will go-ahead this year despite soaring energy costs, but say it will need the help of sponsorship. Mary and Michael Whoriskey have been lighting up the outside of their home every Christmas for the last 17 years, raising over €75,000 for multiple worthy […]

Kerrykeel paramedic retires after 22 years service

WHEN hairdresser Eamon Coll spotted a job advert for a paramedic more than 20 years ago, he jumped at the chance to swap his scissors for a stethoscope. Eamon, from Kerrykeel, began his career in 2000, based initially in ambulance stations in Killybegs and Carndonagh before being transferred to Letterkenny. He worked for four years […]

Appointment of consultants on flood relief schemes

  Donegal County Council, in partnership with the Office of Public Works, have appointed RPS Consulting Engineers Ltd to undertake the engineering and environmental consultancy services for four flood relief schemes in Burnfoot, Castlefinn, Na Dúnaibh and Glenties. A fifth town, An Cheathrú Chaol (Kerrykeel), will also benefit from a flood relief scheme which will […]

Donegal communities can be proud of their Tidy Towns achievements – McHugh

  DONEGAL TD Joe McHugh has passed on his congratulations to towns and communities in Donegal who took part in this year’s Tidy Towns competition. Minister McHugh said he was pleased with awards today to Buncrana, Carrigart, Raphoe, Culdaff, Malin, Kerrykeel and Letterkenny. Advertisement “For the last fifty nine years the Tidy Towns competition has […]

Two seriously injured in car smash

  TWO people have been seriously injured in a road traffic accident that occurred yesterday morning. The smash occurred on the R246 at Tirhomin between Milford and Kerrykeel after 10am on Sunday morning. Advertisement A man and a woman were rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital, before the man was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. […]