Birthday celebrations this weekend for Letterkenny parkrun

It was eight years ago this weekend that the first group of participants took to the line for the first ever Letterkenny parkrun event. And this Saturday morning there will be an air of celebration among the runners and walkers as the popular weekly event marks its 8th birthday. Letterkenny parkrun has been a wonderful […]

National Women’s Council urge the people of Letterkenny to vote yes

The National Women’s Council (NWC) will be in Letterkenny this Friday urging people to Vote Yes in the referendums on family and care on March 8. There will be a photo call with props at 11am in Donegal Women’s Centre, Port Road in Letterkenny. Rachel Coyle, Head of Campaigns at the National Women’s Council, said: Advertisement […]

Letterkenny Viking metal band sign with Italian record label

LETTERKENNY Viking metal band Ren Marabou and The Berserkers have landed a deal with Italian record label Wormholedeath. The band, made up of singer Ren Marabou, drummer Terrence McCann and Michael Casserly, said they are extremely proud to have signed with the label for their upcoming album titled ‘Helgafjell,’ set to be released on March […]

Extremely busy weekend at emergency department

by Louise Doyle ALMOST 340 patients attended Letterkenny University Hospital’s Emergency Department between Bank Holiday Monday and yesterday. The hospital is also currently managing a Covid-19 outbreak which is affecting one ward. Advertisement Figures provided to the Donegal News show 128 people attended LUH’s emergency department on bank Holiday Monday. There were 159 attendances on […]

Think of schools first when temperatures plummet – council told

BY JEROME HUGHES PUBLIC representatives across Donegal claim they have been inundated with requests from parents to prioritise access to schools when freezing conditions threaten to make roads impassable and gritters are deployed. During a meeting of Donegal County Council last Monday, it was revealed that currently, 1,140 kilometres of road spanning 21 separate routes […]

Punk rock festival coming to the Regional Cultural Centre

A PUNK Rock Festival will be held in Letterkenny in March which will feature live bands performing over two nights. The event is being hosted by Rebellious Jukebox and the Regional Cultural Centre and will feature Downtown Dancer’ archive exhibition, film screenings, talks, and late-night DJ sets. Among those featuring at the festival is 999, […]

Anne McLaughlin Opticians changes hands

By Diarmaid Doherty Anne McLaughlin says she takes real pride in the fact that she has built up such a strong and special relationship with so many of her patients during her 31 years practicing as an optician in Letterkenny. And as she hands over her business to new owners, Anne is happy to confirm […]

Decision to refuse apartment development at Rosemount upheld

AN Bord Pleanála has upheld Donegal County Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for 17 apartments in Letterkenny. Millennium Unit Trust 105 was refused permission for the development in Rosemount Lane by the local authority on the grounds of “over-development” and “excessive density beyond the site’s capacity”. An appeal was lodged, however An Bord Pleanála […]

Planners seek more information on proposed Islamic centre

by Louise Doyle PLANNERS at Donegal County Council have sought more information from the applicant of a proposed Islamic Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. Letterkenny Islamic Association CLG lodged plans in November 2023 for the construction of the centre in Lisennnan. Advertisement The proposed development comprises a ground and first floor mezzanine prayer hall areas for males […]

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 […]