Poster campaign to tackle vacant and derelict properties


by Kate Heaney DONEGAL County Council has begun the long-awaited process of trying to bring vacant or derelict properties in the centre of Letterkenny Town back into use. This week signs appeared on a number of vacant/derelict properties at Lower Main Street, posted by the Council, appealing for information from the public as to who […]


House ransacked and burgled


A PLAYSTATION and television were among items stolen in a burglary in Letterkenny. Gardaí are investigating the burglary, which occurred at Windmill View, Glencar, on Monday, December 11 between 6pm and 11pm. The glass on the back door was smashed and entry was gained. The house was ransacked. A Playstation 4, a 50 inch Bush […]


Toy appeal at Freedom Spinal Health a ‘great success’


AN annual Christmas toy appeal at Freedom Spinal Health in Letterkenny for two charities has been hailed a ‘great success’. Chiropractor Anthony Lavin runs a ‘Toy Appeal for Adjustment’ day at the practice at Christmas time, where clients attending the clinic are asked to bring a donation for charity in lieu of payment for their treatment. The donation day was […]


One man killed and two injured in Manorcunningham crash


ONE male has been killed and two have been injured in a road traffic collision which occurred on the N14, Manorcunningham at approximately 7pm yesterday evening. In a statement from Gardaí, they confirmed the male passenger, who was fatally injured in the two vehicle collision, was in his 30’s. “The body of the deceased has […]


Road closed after serious collision outside Letterkenny 


A SECTION of the N14 Letterkenny to Lifford Road at Carrickballydoey has been closed due to a serious road traffic collision which occurred this evening, Monday, December 18 at approximately 7pm. Gardaí in Donegal took to social media tonight to warn motorists of the closure. “A section of the N14 Letterkenny to Lifford Road at […]


Plans lodged to complete unfinished Letterkenny estate


ONE unfinished estate in Letterkenny could be nearer completion following plans lodged with Donegal County Council. Applicant DMR Developments has applied to Donegal County Council for planning permission for the completion of an unfinished estate in Lisnennan. The proposals comprise completion of the unfinished estate with the construction of 37 dwellings consisting of 19 single dwellings and […]


Santa getting 24/7 assistance from Donegal’s An Post staff


by Jerome Hughes SENIOR An Post officials in Donegal admit “Santa is still the main man” even as the postal service in Letterkenny deals with 4,500 individual items each morning during the lead up to Christmas. Surprisingly, Santa takes a more direct route, bypassing a detour to Athlone, where items posted within Donegal are temporarily sent before returning for distribution. Advertisement […]


€10,000 raised after Zimbabwean woman dies during visit to Donegal


by Louise Doyle A FUNDRAISER set up to repatriate the body of a woman to Zimbabwe, who died suddenly 24 hours after arriving in Donegal to spend Christmas with her daughter, has raised more than €10,000 in days. Letterkenny nurse Valerie Munashe Makuwe has been left heartbroken following the sudden and devastating loss of her mother, Mavis Clinic Manyonga, […]


Revealed: Major road lay-out changes proposed for busy Letterkenny road 


By Diarmaid Doherty DONEGAL County Council is proposing to carry out major changes to the road lay-out along Convent Road in Letterkenny with plans in place to narrow the road as well as the introduction of new pedestrian and cycle lanes. The changes on what’s an extremely busy road are certain to generate much debate […]


Plan for apartments behind nightclub


by Kate Heaney A PLANNING application was lodged with Donegal County Council last week seeking permission to develop a ten apartment complex to the rear of The Pulse Nightclub on Ramelton Road in Letterkenny. The permission sought includes removal of an existing shed on site and the construction of a two-storey, above ground floor level […]