Live stream to be highlight of Letterkenny Trad Week

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh has visited all four corners of the globe over the past thirty-five years with Irish folk music band Altan. At times, holidays back in West Donegal were less frequent than she would have liked due to a busy touring calendar. However, since the outbreak of the pandemic last March Mairéad has spent […]

Notes from a talented Letterkenny luthier

FROM the workshop behind his Letterkenny home, a talented and highly reputable luthier named Fitz Howard is busy hand-crafting another of his guitars. Howard’s signature sound has led to him working closely with Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s while the late Henry McCullough, the only Irishman to play Woodstock, and who joined Paul McCartney in Wings […]

Croke Park groundsman goes back to school in Donegal

ONE of the groundsmen who helped look after the Croke Park pitch ahead of recent All-Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championship finals is working on a project much closer to home these days. Hughie O’Donnell, who operates his own Groundwork and Landscaping Service in Annagry, is developing a new playing field and running track at […]