Uisce Éireann urges customers in Lettermacaward to conserve water

Uisce Éireann is appealing to customers in Lettermacaward to be mindful of their water usage. An increase of tourists in the area has seen demand for water at the Lettermacaward Water Treatment Plant increase significantly leading to production pressures at the plant. Uisce Éireann’s Operations Lead Seamus O’Brien is appealing to the public to be […]

Remedial work to begin on Lettermacaward health centre

Lettermacaward health centre is to reopen after remedial work is undertaken in the coming months. The news comes after Sinn Féin’s Donegal TD Pearse Doherty and Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher made representations to the HSE regarding the future of the health centre. The health centre was closed in November following concerns that the building was […]

Fears over future of Lettermacaward health centre

A public meeting is being held to discuss the temporary closure of Lettermacaward Health Centre.  The public meeting is being held in St Bridgid’s Hall on Saturday March 4 at 8pm. A statement by the Lettermacaward Development Group said, “There will be a public meeting to address the temporary closure of Lettermacaward Health Centre on […]

Public meeting being held to discuss threat of more industrial wind turbines

A public meeting is being held to discuss the on-going threat of more industrial wind turbines in West Donegal. The meeting is set to take place in St. Bride’s Hall, Lettermacaward on Saturday, January 7 at 8pm. Currently, there are four planning applications at various stages before An Bord Pleanála (the Irish Planning Board) for […]

More water woes for Lettermacaward residents

TWO months after the end of a lengthy boil water notice residents in Lettermacaward are facing further supply headaches. Irish Water is advising customers in the area that night time restrictions are essential to maintain a daytime flow. The authority, working with Donegal County Council, said that following “operational difficulties” at its treatment plant and […]

Book captures events in mid-West Donegal over the years

SOCIAL, religious, education, political and sporting events from a number of parishes in Midwest Donegal down through the years have been brought to life in a new book that was launched on Saturday last. A Chronology of Midwest Donegal: The Civil Parishes of Inishkeel, Lettermacaward & Killybegs Lower from Earliest Times to 2019 is the […]

Boyles enter rally history books following Harvest Rally triumph

BY CHRIS MCNULTY DECLAN and Brian Boyle wrote their names into Donegal rallying history on Saturday. The Lettermacaward cousins won the Downings Bay Hotel Harvest Stages Rally and had a comfortable 1 minute 34.1 seconds to spare on Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan. Advertisement In doing so, the Boyles secured retention of the Dunlop National […]

Management is in the blood for Declan Bonner

BY CHRIS MCNULTY c.mcnulty@donegalnews.com THE first thing to ask Declan Bonner is: Why? When the job of Donegal minor football manager came up last summer following Stephen Friel’s departure, Bonner jumped at the vacancy. Advertisement He’s given club management a wide berth and had nurtured the talents of a group of not just promising footballers, […]