‘I am half the man I was this time last year’

By Dionne Meehan A MILFORD man who underwent gastric sleeve surgery almost one year ago is marking his life-changing weight-loss by entering his first triathlon. Weighing in at 25 stone this time last year, Shaun T Friel said he wasn’t really living, he was just getting by. Advertisement At his wits end, Shaun, who works as a […]

Dermot marks his final mix at McGettigan Bakery 

By Dionne Meehan AFTER 32 years of service, today marks Dermot Mills’ last mix with McGettigan Bakery. The Ramelton man has been an invaluable member of their team, dedicating his talent and passion to the local business throughout the years. Advertisement As Dermott embarks on a new adventure, McGettigan Bakery took to social media this […]

Calls for immediate inspection of all fire hydrants

by Louise Doyle UISCE Éireann is being urged to carry out an immediate inspection of all fire hydrants in Letterkenny. Tomorrow’s meeting of Letterkenny-Milford MD will be told that an urgent probe of all fire hydrants in Letterkenny must be carried out without delay. Advertisement Councillor Gerry McMonagle will table a motion calling on the national […]

Water outages expected in Ramelton tomorrow 

Uisce Eireann are advising the public of a possible water disruption in the Ramelton area tomorrow. A pump station interruption may cause supply disruptions to Gortin, Ramelton, Milford and surrounding areas in Co. Donegal. Works are scheduled to take place from 9 am until 4 pm tomorrow, April 4. Donegal County Council recommend that you allow […]

Further clarity sought on Churchill Health Centre

by Louise Doyle A NEWLY announced candidate contesting the forthcoming local elections has vowed to continue to fight to see all services reinstated at Churchill Health Centre. In February, Ulick Hughes was unveiled as a Sinn Féin candidate to stand in the local elections for the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District. Advertisement The 25-year-old has been working on […]

Remembering famine times – when the dying buried the dead

By Paddy Walsh On the site of the former workhouse in Letterkenny and within the very walls that housed the destitute and the dying, the famine ghosts roam. They roam through a lecture in the Donegal County Museum in a building where, 180 years previously, death stalked the corridors as hunger and fever took hold […]

100% Redress Party announces candidate for the Milford constituency

THE 100% Redress Party (“the Party”) has announced its third candidate, who will be standing at the forthcoming local council elections in June 2024. Eamonn Jackson, former Chairperson of the Mica Action Group, will be contesting the the Milford Electoral Area in Donegal. Eamonn, who lives with his family in Milford, says “it is a […]

Footpath needed for Kerrykeel roads, says councillor

CLLR Liam Blaney has called for the construction of footpaths and public lighting on the Ranny Road and Glenvar Road, Kerrykeel. The councillor told last Tuesday’s meeting of the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District that there was no footpath on the Glenvar Road up from the school meaning pedestrains had to cross the road. He said he […]

€2,880 raised for Donegal Hospice and MS Ireland

HOUSEHOLD recycling centres throughout Donegal have contributed €2,880 to support the local hospice and Multiple Sclerosis Ireland. Donegal Hospice offers a range of palliative care services for individuals with life-limiting illnesses, while Multiple Sclerosis Ireland provides crucial services to thousands of individuals living with MS and their families. The much-needed funds were raised by Bryson Recycling […]

Property Price Register: house fetches over €1m

THE property market was strong in Donegal in the first month of this year with 68 houses/apartments sold totalling €11.65 million. According to the Property Price Register from January 1 until February 2, 2024 the most expensive house in the county sold was in Drumbern near Milford for a recorded price of €1,074,160. By comparison […]