ATU Donegal awarded €1.2 million for upkeep

by Kate Heaney ATLANTIC Technological University Donegal is set to receive €1.2 million to maintain and upgrade buildings in Letterkenny and Killybegs and the upgrading of IT systems. The funding is part of a €4 million package which will be shared between the ATU campuses in Galway, Sligo and Donegal. Advertisement Speaking to the Donegal News, Henry […]

Zeus granted permission for extension

DONEGAL County Council has granted planning permission for an extension at the Zeus Industrial Products plant in Letterkenny. The application sought permission for an extension and alterations to the factory at the IDA Business Park at Lisnennan, the provision of 208 new parking spaces and illuminated external signage. Further information was sought from the Council […]

Students celebrate diversity at Errigal College, Letterkenny

THE multinational student population at Errigal College in Letterkenny was celebrated last week with several students gathering in the school’s foyer where they set up information desks about their native countries. Some of the school’s Transition Year students, Brithany, Lucia, Adasha and Javier, who are from Bolivia, prepared some samples of Bolivian food for the […]

St Eunan’s College raise money for the Creeslough Fund

STUDENTS and staff from St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny have presented the proceeds of a number of fundraising initiatives to the Creeslough Fund. Ray Mackey, Chair of the Irish Red Cross, visited the school to accept the €1740 raised to support those impacted by last year’s explosion that killed ten people. The money was raised […]

Big celebrations as Dan McTeague turns 90

by Paddy Walsh On Saturday morning, the ten o’clock mass in St Eunan’s Cathedral was specially dedicated to the newly arrived nonagenarian, Dan McTeague, and his spouse, Bernie, who, as celebrant Fr Kevin Gillespie quipped, “had been putting up with him all these years!.” The massed Cathedral choirs, conducted by Frank Breslin, provided a selection […]

A day of much emotion as Troy is honoured with Freedom of London

By Diarmaid Doherty ON his last visit home to Donegal back in August, Troy Gallagher was able to tell his mum and some close family members the news that he was to be honoured with the Freedom of the City of London later in the year. The Letterkenny man wasn’t able to go public with […]

Letterkenny nursing home to change ownership

by Louise Doyle A LETTERKENNY nursing home is to change ownership next week. In a letter to residents, relatives, staff and friends of Hillcrest House Nursing Home, seen by the Donegal News, operator and owner Anne Gallagher shared the significant news which comes as she is set to retire. Advertisement Ms Gallagher was born in […]

More than €4,000 raised for charity in memorial quiz

The first ever Kieran McGrath Memorial Quiz proved a wonderful success with over €4,000 raised for charity. The event, which was held in the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny earlier this month, celebrated the memory of the Letterkenny man who passed away in March. Kieran was very well known within sporting circles, but he will […]

Local projects benefit from funding

Donegal County Council has been allocated €100,000 for projects in Letterkenny and Falcarragh. The Swilly Waterway Riverside Project in Letterkenny and Ballyconnell Estates and Gardens Project in Falcarragh will both receive €50,000 under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS). The aim of the ORIS vis to enhance outdoor amenities such as walkways, cycleways, rivers, lakes, […]

Happy 90th birthday – Dan McTeague

Those who gathered for 10am Mass in St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny on Saturday morning might not have been expecting to be blessed by the performance of the massed choirs of the Cathedral who were there on a very special day, under the direction of Frank Breslin. Among the congregation was Letterkenny man Dan McTeague, […]