Daniel O’Donnell pays tribute after death of his sister


Daniel O’Donnell has paid tribute to his late sister, Kathleen Doogan, who died suddenly yesterday.  Mrs Doogan, late of Kincasslagh, was a mother of four and well known for running The Viking House Hotel. In a tribute posted on Facebook, Daniel O’Donnell said, Advertisement “It is with great sadness and disbelief that I have to […]


Homeless to get meals thanks to Megan’s Christmas food appeal


A young Kincasslagh woman has expressed her delight at the response to her recent Christmas food appeal for the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin that will now see several hundred people getting meals thanks to the generosity of people in her locality. Megan Ward, 25, who works at the Randox Research and Product Development facility […]


What became of those faces in the window?


A photograph taken 25 years ago has thrown up a fascinating story of two sisters, a cousin and Daniel O’Donnell. It was 1997 and Donegal News photographer Declan Doherty was in Kincasslagh capturing fans as they arrived for one of Daniel’s famous open days. Despite pouring rain and scowling wind, thousands of people queued for hours to meet […]


Hotelier responds to criticism for closing hotel to accommodate refugees


THE owner of a hotel that is being prepared for Ukrainian refugees says he would have had to close anyway due to rising costs. Colm Bonner, proprietor of The Viking House Hotel in Kincasslagh, has faced a barrage of online criticism since announcing on Sunday that it is to close. The 12-bedroom Viking House, which was once […]


A 772k cycle then back to work in vaccination centre


AN Ultra Cyclist spent most of last week cycling over and back across the country. Kenny Gillespie from Braade, Kincasslagh, set off from the most westerly point in Ireland, Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula on Saturday morning and made his way to the most easterly point, Wicklow Lighthouse, before riding back again. Gillespie (41) […]


Donegal Airport needs your votes


    Donegal has been nominated for the Most Scenic Airport Approach 2018 and it needs your votes to get it to the top spot.  Advertisement An independent panel of travel industry experts and influencers have chosen this year’s shortlist and Donegal airport has been nominated. The poll in previous years has generated some great […]