Locals left horrified at amount of rubbish on beaches

A LOCAL couple have shared their frustration at the amount of litter being left behind on the county’s beautiful beaches. The retired couple, who regularly clean both Rathmullan and Kinnegar beaches, told the Donegal News that they are horrified by the amount of litter being discarded on the popular beaches. On their daily clean-up they […]

Frustration over litter dumped in Gaoth Dobhair

LOCALS in the Gaoth Dobhair area have been left frustrated after bags of litter were dumped in a residential area. Over the weekend, bin bags of litter appeared at the roadside beside an overflowing bin in the centre of Gaoth Dobhair. The rubbish bags then became ripped apart by seagulls and the contents was strewn across […]

Letterkenny cleanliness has decreased dramatically

THE cleanliness of Letterkenny has decreased dramatically in the past year.  According to IBAL’s latest summer litter survey, the town has been ranked 21st out of 40 towns and cities in Ireland, a major drop down from sixth place last year. The report explains while clean, Letterkenny failed to retain its top ten spot from […]

Students tackle rubbish on the streets of Letterkenny

MORE than thirty students from Loreto Secondary School in Letterkenny put their concern for the town’s environment into action last Thursday and went clearing the streets of rubbish with some of the Tidy Towns team. Organiser Neil Brockley told the Donegal News that the 35 students volunteered to do a litter pick with the team. “They were great. They […]

Donegal beaches ranked as ‘littered’

LITTER is on the rise, according to the latest findings of annual nationwide survey by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). Findings released this week show Bundoran Beach was deemed as ‘littered’, while Killybegs Harbour was found to be ‘moderately littered’. No beaches or harbours in Donegal fell under the categories of heavily littered or clean […]

Donegal had the most coastal clean ups in Ireland

Donegal had the highest number of volunteer beach clean-ups nationally during the Coca Cola Clean Coasts week, which ran last month from June 2 until June 11. 135 registered beach cleanups took place throughout Ireland, with 22 taking place around the coastal area’s of Donegal. This included the 10 mile Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Clean-up […]


‘Spring Clean’ month fast approaching

DONEGAL County Council is appealing to individuals and community groups to take part in this year’s annual National Spring Clean, which runs from April 1 to April 30.