Fundraising ‘Gig for Gaza’ to take place in Letterkenny


By Dionne Meehan A FUNDRAISING ‘Gig for Gaza’ will take place tomorrow night in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny. Organised by Fadl Mustapha, a Palestinian who has been living in Letterkenny for the past 19 years, the event aims to raise awareness while raising funds for the people of Gaza. Advertisement Speaking to the Donegal News, […]


Letterkenny woman selected to represent Donegal in Mary from Dungloe Festival 


LETTERKENNY woman Clare O’Donnell has been crowned the 2024 Donegal Mary for the 57th Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival. Clare is the daughter of Iris and Gerard O’Donnell. Clare was selected last night at an exciting event held in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny. Advertisement The selection process was judged by David James, Country […]


Tara’s Donegal story epitomises perfect work-life balance


BY JEROME HUGHES THE ongoing expansion of fiber-powered broadband in Donegal will play a vital role in attracting entrepreneurs to the county, offering the promise of a better work-life balance, according to analysts. Campaigners say addressing crucial needs like affordable housing, improved healthcare services, better childcare facilities, and a more sophisticated transportation network would further enhance […]


Sinn Féin party leader in Donegal today


Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald pictured in Letterkenny this afternoon  with candidates for the forthcoming local elections, Sandra Haughey, Marie Doherty and Ulick Hughes along with Pádraig Mac Lochlainn T.D.  Ms. McDonald told Highland Radio news that she will be out and about with the local election candidates. “I’m very happy to be back […]


Donegal diplomat played key role in Mozambique peace process efforts


BY JEROME HUGHES A YOUNG Letterkenny man who played a key role in the Mozambique peace process, has revealed Northern Ireland’s progress beyond its difficult history inspired his work in Southern Africa. Aaron Cunningham now works with the UN in Tanzania but was directly involved in Mozambique’s journey to peace. Advertisement The country is now seen across […]


Phase 2 of new major housing development appealed


by Louise Doyle RESIDENTS’ associations in Letterkenny have called on An Bord Pleanála to investigate their claims of a lack of transparency around a major proposed housing development in Letterkenny. The Old Glencar Road, Solomon’s Grove and Upper Fernhill Residents’ Associations have lodged an objection with the national independent planning authority following the granting of planning permission by […]


Award-winning chef to open restaurant in Letterkenny


By Dionne Meehan AWARD-winning chef Brian McMonagle will soon be opening his new restaurant ‘Market Lane’ in Letterkenny. Hoping to pay homage to his homeland, the Letterkenny native will be opening the doors of his 40 seater restaurant in the coming weeks. Advertisement Located at the former Pat’s on the Square premises, Brian is hoping his new […]


Irish country music’s biggest stars to celebrate Hot Country TV awards


THE Hot Country TV Awards Concert will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny next Tuesday, March 26. The 12th annual Hot Country TV Awards, held in association with Galway Irish Crystal, will once again offer fans the chance to witness a galaxy of talent take to the stage in one night. It’s […]


Campaign launched for neurologist consultants at LUH


by Louise Doyle LOCAL patients with a neurological condition have added their voice to a national campaign seeking to appoint neurology consultants in Letterkenny. Currently patients from Letterkenny have to endure a 224km round trip to Sligo University Hospital for neurology appointments. Advertisement But a campaign launched by The Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) hopes to bring […]