Gardaí urge vigilance over bogus callers across county

PEOPLE with vulnerable family members are being urged to be vigilant as the brighter evenings can bring a rise in bogus callers and rogue trade activity. That’s the warning from gardaí, who have said that at this time of year they tend to see an increase in the occurrence of incidents of bogus and rogue callers, calling to […]

Big celebrations at the Mount Errigal Hotel

THE team at The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny are celebrating being recognised as a four-star hotel by Fáilte Ireland. The reclassification to a four-star hotel follows a multi-million euro renovation including a full refurbishment of bedrooms, ballroom, public toilets and also the addition of an extensive outdoor terrace area. The Fáilte Ireland award ensures high standards […]

Darkness into Light to be held at ATU to mark tenth anniversary

THIS year’s Letterkenny Darkness into Light will be held in the grounds of ATU for the first time to mark the 10th anniversary of the event in Letterkenny. The launch of Darkness into Light 2023 was hosted by the DIL Letterkenny Committee on Thursday evening and a large crowd attended. The fundraising event, which was first held in Letterkenny in […]

Re-useable water bottle launched in Letterkenny to cut down on plastic

SHOP LK and Letterkenny Tidy Towns have launched a re-useable water bottle in a bid to reduce single use plastic. The refillable bottle was unveiled last week at the launch of the Letterkenny Tidy Town’s Action Plan for 2023. Speaking to the Donegal News, CEO of Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Toni Forester said launching the […]

Letterkenny traffic issues to be debated at meeting

COUNCILLORS from Letterkenny Municipal District will tomorrow discuss a motion on traffic congestion issues in the town. The motion being tabled by Councillor Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly will ask the Council to hold a special workshop with senior management from the Road Management Department and elected representatives, with the hopes of establishing a suitable solution. Ahead of tomorrow’s […]

Letterkenny farmer to host social farming open day next month

A LETTERKENNY farmer will open his land to offer social farming opportunities to those in need of support to improve their health and well-being. Patrick Harley, of Harley Brothers Farm, will host an Open Day on his farm on Friday, May 5, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Patrick is one of 125 farmers all over Ireland who […]

New Irish language festival to launch

THERE is a new festival coming to Letterkenny, An Focal Beo, in which the richness of the Irish language which is utterly entwined with the folklore, poetry, philosophy, song, heritage, history, mythology, creativity and self-understanding of her people will be celebrated. “We want to showcase the energy of the Irish language and to invite people […]

Letterkenny Tidy Towns launch 2023 action plan at An Grianan Theatre

THE Letterkenny Tidy Town’s Action Plan for 2023 was launched in An Grianan Theatre last week alongside the 38th Annual Cleaner Community Campaign. Letterkenny Tidy Town’s Committee is a voluntary operation and the committee has been active in Letterkenny for over 35 years. Tuesday marked the official start of the Tidy Town’s year and with […]

Marathon man Dessie completes ‘big six’ in Tokyo

MARATHON man Dessie McShane has spoken of his delight on completing the ‘big six’ of long distance running. The final piece of the jigsaw was slotted in when the 57-year-old, who lives in Letterkenny, crossed the finish line in Tokyo. In doing so he became one of just a handful of Irish athletes to be awarded the Abbot World […]

Arranmore first island in Europe to embrace new dementia programme

ARRANMORE has become the first off-shore island in Europe to complete an innovative dementia awareness programme. ‘Creating a Dementia Inclusive Generation’ is a post-primary school project aimed at educating young people about the condition and the impact a diagnosis has on the person, their extended family and carers. Letterkenny man CJ McGinley is Community Engagement Officer with The Alzheimer Society […]