HPV catch-up clinics to be held in Donegal

  Clinics will be held in Donegal in the coming weeks as part of the Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up programme. The programme is aimed at those aged 16 or older who did not get their HPV vaccine yet and were previously eligible Advertisement Eligible people can register on www.hpv.ie  for an appointment for a free […]

Virtual experience of Donegal’s workhouses

THE Donegal County Museum and the Donegal County Archives have collaborated for the launch of their latest publication, ‘The Workhouses of Donegal’. The launch which took place on Tuesday also included an immersive virtual reality experience that was created by Paul McMahon from Virtual Teic, Gaoth Dobhair. Mr McMahon used architect George Wilkinson’s original plans and […]

Graveyard capacity at ‘crisis point’

A Donegal councillor has claimed capacity in burial grounds in Donegal is very fast approaching crisis point. The issue was raised by Letterkenny Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh at the recent meeting of Donegal County Council with many councillors also agreeing it is a major issue across the county. Cllr Kavanagh said he acknowledged the Council has committed to […]

Picture Special: ‘Together for Creeslough’

THE Aura Centre in Letterkenny was at full capacity when a community gathered together in unison to sing, remember and reflect upon the tragedy at Creeslough – thanking all those involved in the aftermath. A pin drop could be heard, as the audience of around 1,500 people fell silent. And as the names of the ten […]

Council planners seek more information on plans for a major development in Letterkenny

COUNCIL planners have sought more information on plans for a major development in Letterkenny. In what would be the biggest development seen in Letterkenny for quite some time, the former Gleneany House building could be demolished to make way for a large residential and business development under plans lodged by M&B Kelly Partnership. Retail units, […]

Figures reveal rising cost of powering Letterkenny hospital

THE surging cost of electricity and gas has pushed Letterkenny hospital’s energy bill up by over €50,000 compared to five years ago. The HSE recently began encouraging hospitals and state-run healthcare facilities to explore ways of reducing energy consumption. Figures from the the health authority show that €735,704 was spent heating and powering Letterkenny University Hospital in 2022. The […]

New monument to be unveiled to War of Independence flying column

A LETTERKENNY man is looking for the relatives of two Derry members of an IRA flying column that fought in Donegal during the War of Independence ahead of the unveiling of a monument in their honour. The two men Alfie McCallion and William Cullen’s names are to be included on the monument marking the role […]

Over €0.5m to be spent giving theatre ‘whole new lease of life’

MORE than half a million euro is to be spent repairing “major signs of wear and tear” in Letterkenny’s An Grianán Theatre. The need for “urgent action” is detailed in a new tender document seeking a design team to carry out improvement works. The 62-page tender reveals that after two decades in business, intense usage has “taken its […]

Irish Water to have full operational control by June

COUNCILLORS have expressed concerns that contact with Irish Water could diminish when the utility body assumes full management of public water services in June. Mayor of Letterkenny Donal Kelly revealed how he had been asking for a face-to-face meeting with Irish Water chiefs for months but to no avail. He highlighted a string of problems that […]