Remembering Hugh McLean


This article was published in the Donegal News in April of last year. We carry the feature again in tribute to Hugh whose death occurred on Monday. BY DIARMAID DOHERTY HUGH McLean can still remember taking to the stage with Willie Ponsonby’s Dance Band in the North Star Ballroom in Carrigart back in April 1963. Advertisement He […]


Huge support for mother diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease


OVER €20,000 has been raised in the space of four days for a Newtowncunningham woman battling Motor Neurone Disease. Originally from Sligo, Olivia Robb’s diagnosis has led to significant and immediate challenges for her family, emotionally, practically and financially. Working as a member of staff in Penneys, Letterkenny for the past 30 years, Olivia’s vibrant personality […]


Letterkenny DJ Rebūke gets booked for Coachella


By Dionne Meehan LETTERKENNY DJ Rebūke (aka Reuben Keeney) is set to make his debut at one of the biggest music festivals in the world as he joins the Coachella line-up for 2024. Set to perform in front of 125,000 people in the Colorado Desert in California this April, the standout star said this opportunity […]


Alcohol Forum Ireland to hold Letterkenny briefing tomorrow


THE Sale of Alcohol Bill could pose ‘enormous’ risks to children’s rights in Ireland, a Letterkenny-based charity has warned. A briefing by Alcohol Forum Ireland to be held in Letterkenny tomorrow (Friday) will stress to politicians in Donegal how the government’s ‘pursuit of a night time economy that increases access to alcohol will be retrogressive […]


Death occurs of retired Garda Supt. Jim Gallagher


The sudden death took place at his Letterkenny home on Tuesday of retired Garda Superintendent Jim Gallagher. Originally from Corr Point in Leitirmacaward, Mr Gallagher, who lived at Fallard/Calhame in Letterkenny, was the Superintendent at Letterkenny Garda Station for many years. His funeral arrangements have been confirmed this evening. He will repose at the Eternal […]


New era for disability charity but funding issues remain crucial


by Louise Doyle THE Irish Wheelchair Association in Donegal has marked the dawn of a new era, but has said funding for its services remains a top priority. Owen McFadden has been appointed as Services Co-ordinator of IWA, a role that had been passionately held by Mary McGrenra for 23 years. Advertisement THE IWA was formed in 1960 by […]


Tender published for €7m housing development


A TENDER has been published for the development of a €7 million housing project on the Kilmacrennan Road in Letterkenny. The works will include the construction of 30 two and three storey social housing units on a brownfield site at Airde na Buaile. The scheme comprises of six one bedroom apartments, twenty two bedroom houses […]


‘Urgent intervention’ needed to save counselling service


by Louise Doyle CALLS are to be made today for an urgent intervention to ensure funding is made available for a vital counselling service for children in Letterkenny. Concerns emerged earlier this month when the service provider, Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Services revealed that with “profound sadness and regret” it would be forced to close its doors […]


Polestar Roundabout still causing confusion for drivers


THE Polestar Roundabout in Letterkenny is still leaving some motorists confused. The traffic lights were installed at the busy roundabout in October last, as part of an overall upgrade of the four lane roadway from the Dry Arch Roundabout to the Polestar Roundabout. Some bedding in time was urged following the new infrastructure, and motorists […]