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, […]

Access slipway for River Swilly ‘urgently needed’

THE immediate need for a slipway in Letterkenny to allow search and rescue personnel access the river was raised by Cllr Gerry McMonagle at this month’s Letterkenny Milford Municipal District meeting. The councillor put down a motion that the OPW identify and construct an access site between the town bridges so a boat can be launched. […]

Letterkenny’s new pop-up café for those recovering from addiction is a safe space

by Louise Doyle A NEW pop up recovery café for those in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is providing a safe and comfortable space for people to meet and have a chat. The ‘3C’s Café (coffee, courage and chat) is a new initiative of Alcohol Forum Ireland in Letterkenny. Advertisement The national charity works with […]

Council silent on final costs of Four Lane road project

by Louise Doyle DONEGAL County Council is remaining tight-lipped about the final costings of the Four Lane project – for now. The major multi million euro infrastructure project in Letterkenny has been beset with delays, with its completion now running more than a year over schedule. Advertisement The road works, between the Polestar and Dry Arch Roundabouts […]

Mary’s Meals hosting art sale

Mary’s Meals will host an art sale at Frame Masters, Canal Road, Letterkenny on Thursday evening, November 23. Over 150 paintings have been given to Mary’s Meals and any one of them would make a lovely present for a loved one at Christmas, on a birthday or anniversary. Mary’s Meals gratefully acknowledge the work and […]

Sign changes for Cathedral Quarter

SOME signage for the Cathedral Quarter in Letterkenny needs to be changed to allow people to find the area, Cllr Donal Mandy Kelly told Tuesday’s meeting of the Letterkenny Milford MD. He pointed out that signs for the area at Main Street, the old Courthouse and Church Lane currently read ‘Ecclesiastical Quarter’ and should read […]