Pearl Ball to celebrate 30 Years of Donegal Communit...
Ballyshannon’s ‘Local Heroes’ on RTÉ tonight
Maureen’s Winning Streak
Two Donegal teams at Junior Achievement National Fin...
Warm welcome for Bressie in Donegal
Birdwatch Ireland appeals for Curlew records
Sam Maguire makes historic visit to Celbridge.
A call has been made for work to begin on improving the River Swilly in Letterkenny to make it an amenity in the town.
Donegal’s GAA Clubs have been given an additional 1,000 extra tickets for Sunday’s crunch match in McCumhaill Park in Ballybofey after Tyrone’s allocation failed to sell out to club members.
Sinn Féin has called for the immediate release of Dongal man John Downey, arrested and charged earlier today in connection with the 1982 Hyde Park bombing.
A man from Donegal has been charged with the murders of four soldiers in the IRA’s 1982 Hyde Park bombing.
A meeting is taking place this morning between Donegal North East TD, Deputy Joe McHugh, and the Minister for Agriculture on the ongoing fodder crisis
Crime in the Letterkenny area has fallen by 15 per cent in the last year, new figures suggest.
Gerard Gallagher led Donegal Creameries to the Hickey, Clakre & Langan Inter-firms 5K team title on Tuesday night when breaking the tape in 15:27 in Letterkenny. The scoring team was completed by Kevin Ferry (11th in 16:26) and Shane Gallagher (26th in 17:32).
DAVID WALSH was perhaps the most unfortunate of all those on the periphery of the Donegal XV not to earn a start in the All-Ireland final last September.
Donegal received an unexpected ticket boost this afternoon with the news that Tyrone returned 1,000 unsold tickets for Sunday’s Ulster quarter-final.
Ciara Doogan has been confirmed as Errigal’s first ever Olympian with her nomination to the team to represent Ireland at this summers Youth Olympics in Holland with Christine Russell from the club being chosen as a reserve.
Footballer of the year Karl Lacey has declared himself fit for Sunday’s Ulster championship quarter-final against Tyrone having drawn inspiration from Mayo’s Andy Moran on Sunday.
Death and taxes, we’re told, are the two certainties in life but Derry City defeating Finn Harps almost falls into that category.
SAT 25TH MAY AT LYIT
Falcarragh based poet, Aidan Hayes (pictured), will launch his latest collection of poems, called “Occupational Hazard” in Letterkenny this week.
Donegal Community Playgroup and Montessori are proud to be celebrating 30 years of providing quality preschool and education to hundreds of families in the Donegal town and surrounding areas. To mark the great occasion, there will be a Gala Pearl Ball at the Abbey Hotel this Saturday night, May 25 at 8pm.
If you’re a country singer or musician, or part of a country duo, make your way to The Bird’s Nest Bundoran to enter their fabulous new talent competition.
There are few areas in Ireland that can boast such a wealth of internationally renowned musical talent as Gaoth Dobhair. The likes of Enya, Clannad, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan to name but a few. Then Brendan de Gaillí has danced his way around the world with Riverdance. To celebrate this great talent the Luinneog Lúnasa Festival will take place again this year. It will be held from the 8th to the 11th of August, and this is the fourth year for it to be held.
Muff native Blathnaid Logue is supporting SAM, the national conference on Sport Aiding Mental-Health which will take place in Jackson’s Hotel on Friday 31 May.
Sympathy: Former Letterkenny councillor, PJ Blake, has extended his sympathy to the Blaney family on the recent death of former North West Dail Deputy, Harry Blaney. “Harry Blaney was a most capable and respected politician who served the people he represented extremely well, both as a councillor and a TD. May he rest in peace,” Mr Blake commented.
Graveyard Mass: The graveyard Mass will take place on Sunday, 16th June at 3pm.
‘The Past in the Present’: As part of the Bealtaine Festival 2013, which will run throughout the month of May, Caroline Carr from Donegal County Museum and Niamh Brennan, County Archivist will bring objects from their collections to Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 11am on Monday, 27th May. The event is free.
The Late Margaret Doherty: The death took place of Margaret Doherty (Maggie), nee Boland, Sessiaghoneill. Maggie died on her 94th birthday at her home in Sessiaghoneill.
Donegal Town Tidy Towns: The DTT Committee is organising a clean-up of the local area in preparation for the Tidy Towns Competition 2013. We would be glad of your help. If you are available please meet on the Diamond on Monday 13th of May at 8pm for approx one hour, also every Monday in May. June/July same time, same place. (Weather permitting). Any enquiries to 074 97 23760 (office hours).
Eucharistic Adoration in Killybegs: A number of events will be held over the coming months to celebrate 25 years of Eucharistic Adoration in Killybegs. Since it started in 1988, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has taken place in the parish for 30 hours every week, from 6pm on Sundays continuously until midnight on Mondays. Describing the practice as “a remarkable testimony to the faith of the people”, parish priest, Fr Colm Ó Gallchóir, announced at the weekend that events to mark the silver jubilee will begin on Corpus Christi, Thursday, May 30th, at 7pm when a Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated with a special ritual of remembrance for deceased members, followed by refreshments in the Parish Office.
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