Death occurs of former Letterkenny mayor Damien Blake

THE death has occurred of Damien Blake, former Councillor and Mayor of Letterkenny. Damien Blake, 41, passed away in Donegal Hospice following a battle with illness. Mr Blake is originally from Letterkenny but was living in the Twin Towns. Advertisement Funeral arrangements to be confirmed later.  

Letterkenny Community Heritage Group launch exhibition in County Museum

An exhibition of photographs chronicling the decade old history of the Letterkenny Community Heritage Group was launched in the fitting surroundings of the Donegal County Museum on Monday evening. Marking the anniversary of an organisation that has done so much to preserve the past through a variety of events and publications, the launch involved a […]

Student who got full marks in English exam thanks her teachers

By Emma Ryan A LETTERKENNY student who received full marks in her English Leaving Certificate exam has thanked her teachers for their help and support. Lakshmi Shaji (18) from College Farm Road, Letterkenny is a former student of Loreto Letterkenny. Advertisement Lakshmi has always been passionate about English, but she was greatly encouraged by her teachers […]

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Donegal Town incident

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a serious road traffic collision that occurred in Donegal Town, yesterday evening, Wednesday September 6, 2023. At approximately 7:50pm, a car struck an outdoor seating area at a licensed premises on Tirchonaill Street. One woman aged in her 60’s was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital to be […]

Major recruitment drive at Letterkenny University Hospital

A MAJOR recruitment drive for over 80 new healthcare staff is underway at Letterkenny University Hospital in an attempt to ensure safe staffing levels across the hospital. Under the national initiative for Implementation Of Framework for Safe Nurse Staffing And Skill Mix, Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) has recently received approval for a total of 78 new […]

Disruption expected during roadworks on major Letterkenny road

By Emma Ryan MOTORISTS are being warned of potential traffic disruption in Letterkenny this week as the De Valera Road is set to close overnight, with one lane to be closed during the day. The road, between the Oatfield Roundabout and the Hospital Roundabout, is one of the busiest roads in the town. Advertisement The […]

Days of Convoy railway remembered with new mural

By Róise Collins THERE was a great turn-out for the official unveiling of the new railway mural in Convoy this weekend. The mural painted by talented local artist Marty McDaid pays tribute to the town’s historic railway line, which ran from Strabane to Letterkenny. Advertisement The railway opened in 1909, and at the height of […]

De Valera Road, Letterkenny to be closed over night this week

THE De Valera Road in Letterkenny is set to close overnight this week, with one lane closed during the day.  The road, between Oatfield Roundabout and the hospital, will be closed overnight from 7pm to 7am from tomorrow (Monday) until Friday September 8 for essential road resurfacing works. One lane will be closed during the day […]

Large crowd turns out for public meeting on RSE

A LARGE crowd attended a public meeting in Letterkenny regarding the new school curriculum for Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE). Aontu Leader and TD Peadar Tóibín was the main speaker at the meeting on Tuesday night in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. The meeting was well attended by around 200 […]