Three community centres in county Donegal to receive €300,000 each


COMMUNITY groups and sporting clubs in Donegal will benefit from a €33 million funding package announced by the Department of Rural Development. The Community Centres Investment Fund is the largest ever capital investment in social facilities in Ireland, providing grants of up to €300,000 for works such as extensions, energy efficiency upgrades and improved access for people with […]


Irish Water is appealing to customers to conserve water


Irish Water is appealing to customers on Lough Mourne Water Supply to conserve water as increased demand continues to affect supply as the dry and warm weather continues. Irish Water is continuing to see high levels of domestic, commercial and agricultural demand for the treated drinking water. Irish Water has been working closely with Donegal […]


Planned power outage for parts of Donegal postponed


ESB Networks is informing customers that a planned outage impacting parts of Ballinacor, Ballyarrell, Belalt, Killygordon and surrounding areas that was scheduled for Sunday, May 8 has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. Customers will receive correspondence to notify them of this change and separately, on when a date for the rescheduled […]


Donegal man plays key role in negotiating major retail deals


LEGO recently announced that it is to open its first ever store in Ireland in Grafton Street while premium fashion group Flannels and Swedish fashion giant H&M have signed up at the redeveloped Clerys Store site on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. The leasing of those three anchor stores to high-profile brands, which are due to open […]


Funding to turn old RIC Barracks into youth club


FUNDING has been secured to turn the old RIC Barracks in Killygordon into a Youth and Community Hub. The youth club has been granted LEADER funding and has secured match funding from a family who wish to remain anonymous, allowing them to progress with the ambitious refurbishment. The project was previously granted permission in 2013 […]


A great night in ’64 comes back to life


MUSIC recorded from a house party in Ballybofey more than fifty years ago has been brought to life in a new CD. ‘The Sparkling Dawn’ showcases the talents of two great Donegal fiddle players, the late Hughie Gillespie and Frank Kelly. Tapes of the music, which was recorded in 1964 not long after Gillespie emigrated […]


Milestone year for one of Donegal’s oldest businesses


TOPLINE McCreary’s in Crossroads, Killygordon has 160 reasons to celebrate this year. Founded in 1860 by Johnston McCreary the family-run hardware and DIY store is celebrating its 160th anniversary. One of Donegal’s oldest stores, the business has remained within the McCreary family for five generations. It is now under the control of Darren McCreary who, […]


Price of ‘Ireland’s cheapest house’ doubled at auction


A detached three bedroom house outside Killygordon sold for double its guide price at auction on Thursday last. Mounthall Cottage, with a guide price of €15,000, had been labelled the cheapest house in Ireland when it was first listed in the latest BidX1 online auction. However, when bidding closed and the hammer finally fell it […]