Special birthday for James Blake, Letterkenny


A big happy birthday is extended to well known Letterkenny man James Blake. James, from the ‘foot of the town’, recently celebrated his 80th birthday. The taxi driver and great community man, is offered every good wish from all his friends.


Applications open for disability fund


Letterkenny councillor Jimmy Kavanagh has welcomed the opening of applications for the 2024 Disability Participation and Awareness Fund. With ‘The Centre of Independent Living’ and the ‘No Barriers Foundation’ previously being recipients of the Fund, Cllr Kavanagh hopes Donegal will benefit this year again. “The Fund is a great opportunity for local non-profit organisations in […]


Posters appear on Dry Arch Roundabout


by Louise Doyle MOTORISTS driving into Letterkenny in the last few days will undoubtedly have spotted a few additions to the Dry Arch Roundabout. Two posters have been placed atop of the sculpture on the roundabout, which is known as ‘The Workers’. Advertisement One of the posters reads: ‘It’s too extreme. No’, and is thought […]


John Bishop announces second Letterkenny show 


Comedy superstar John Bishop is getting ‘Back At It’ – doing what he does best – with a new tour for 2024 including an extra date for An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny due to phenomenal demand on May 23. Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am. After two years spent TV presenting, stage acting, podcast hosting, […]


Mass of thanksgiving this evening for Bishop


A MASS of thanksgiving for Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ is to take place this evening in St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny. Bishop McGuckian SJ will leave his post as the Bishop of Raphoe after almost seven years. Earlier this month it was confirmed that Bishop McGuckian was appointed by Pope Francis as the new Bishop of […]


Planning permission approved for Donegal Hospice extension


Planning permission has been approved for an extension and refurbishment to the current Donegal Hospice facility at Knocknamona, Letterkenny.  The proposed development includes the construction of four new apartments.  These additional apartments will accommodate patients and their families, offering a supportive and compassionate environment during their time at the hospice.  Also included in the development […]


‘The worst crisis in our 27 year history’ says hostel manager


BY JEROME HUGHES EMERGENCY accommodation in Letterkenny has reached full capacity with managers claiming the county’s homeless situation has never been so dire. Colmcille Hostel, managed by the St. Vincent de Paul, provides four separate units for single homeless people and six units for homeless families. Advertisement In total, the Letterkenny centre is currently housing […]


€2,880 raised for Donegal Hospice and MS Ireland


HOUSEHOLD recycling centres throughout Donegal have contributed €2,880 to support the local hospice and Multiple Sclerosis Ireland. Donegal Hospice offers a range of palliative care services for individuals with life-limiting illnesses, while Multiple Sclerosis Ireland provides crucial services to thousands of individuals living with MS and their families. The much-needed funds were raised by Bryson Recycling […]