Letterkenny grandmother leaves a snowball surprise for her grandsons

By Diarmaid Doherty WHEN the snow fell in Letterkenny last January, Eilish Sweeney’s thoughts turned to her two grandsons in far off sunny Australia. Brothers Sean and Alex Sweeney had enjoyed a memorable holiday in Letterkenny when they were little boys, spending a brilliant time with their granny Eilish and the rest of the Sweeney […]

Mena McBride: ‘There are so many great memories in Letterkenny’

By Dionne Meehan FROM playing marbles to dancing the night away in The Devlin Hall, local woman Philomena McBride remembers growing up in Letterkenny differently to what it is today. Born and reared in the Oldtown, she recalls Letterkenny being a tight knit community with “great” neighbours. Advertisement Growing up in a family of ten, Mena – […]

Dublin Port closes to transport mobile MRI unit to LUH

DUBLIN Port tunnel was closed on Saturday morning to allow for a mobile MRI unit to be transported through it on its way to Letterkenny University Hospital. The hospital secured the mobile MRI unit for the duration of major installation works of a new machine to replace the existing MRI scanner, which is currently end of life and due […]

New mural to celebrate Letterkenny Reunion

A NEW mural, highlighting the emergence of the Letterkenny Reunion, is to be unveiled in the town next month. “For the people of Letterkenny and surrounding areas, it is important to recognise the first executive committee who put the whole idea into place,” Reunion chairperson, Dessie Kelly declared. That first committee came into being in […]

Emergency department facing challenging times

A TOTAL of 1,259 people left Letterkenny University Hospital’s emergency department before their treatments were completed, over the period from January to the end of May this year. This week, figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (IMNO) have again highlighted the challenges facing one of the most overcrowded hospitals in the country. Yesterday […]

Plans for new school hit by helipad concerns

By Kate Heaney CONCERNS over the flight path for emergency helicopters accessing Letterkenny University Hospital may necessitate changes to the €15 million development plans for the new Errigal College school buildings. Donegal County Council planners have sought further information from the Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) architects requesting they ensure confirmation from both the […]

Confirmation that popular local hotel to house refugees

By Róise Collins THE Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny is preparing to provide accommodation for up to 175 Ukrainian refugees. The four star hotel that boasts 120 en-suite guestrooms will start providing accommodation in two phases starting from September 1, a spokesperson from the Department of Integration told the Donegal News.The spokesperson confirmed that the residency will be […]

Donegal man is FBD Young Farmer of the Year

A  pedigree sheep farmer from Letterkenny has been named the 2023 FBD Young Farmer of the Year.  Dwayne Shiels has also been named category award winner for Land Mobility.  In addition to farming, Dwayne is a lecturer in Agricultural Sciences at Atlantic Technological University, Donegal.  Advertisement He was one of many talented young farmers to […]

Over €3,000 worth of drugs seized in Letterkenny

AN Garda Síochána conducted an interagency search operation in conjunction with the Health Products Regulatory Authority in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on Thursday, August 17.  Three properties and two vehicles were searched under warrant in the course of this operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs. €1,100 benzodiazepines, €2,000 steroids/controlled tablets and 14 boxes […]