A SINGER-songwriter from Dungloe has just released her debut single and is getting ready to embark on an exciting move to Belfast to further her music career. Speaking to the Donegal News this week Lára O’Donnell said she only started writing her own music last year. The 20-year-old has just graduated from Ulster University where […]
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BROWNE, Danny – London, formerly Cashelshanaghan, Ballymaleel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Sadly missed by his brothers and sisters, Michael Gerard, Eileen, Deirdre, Philomena and Neil, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Pre-deceased by his parents Michael and Eileen. Danny’s remains will repose at the family home in Cashelshanaghan from 8 pm this evening, Saturday, June 18th. […]
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GIBBONS – The death has taken place of Michael Gibbons, Beltony, Raphoe and formerly of Coventry and Island Eady, Castlebar, Co. Mayo at Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry. Reposing at Gibson’s Funeral Home, Convoy on Sunday, 19th and Monday, 20th June from 6 pm to 10 pm both days. Funeral from Gibson’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, 21st […]
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McGINLEY – The death has occurred of Peter McGinley, High Glen, Carrigart, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Friday, 17th June 2022, surrounded by his family. He will be sadly missed by his sons Bernard (London) and Peter (High Glen), his daughters Kathleen (Donegal Town), Mary (Carrigart), Siobhan (Wicklow), Ann (Switzerland), his sisters Mary (High Glen), Nellie (Glencar […]
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QUINN, James (Jimmy) – Grange, Co. Sligo and formerly, Stranass, Drummenny, Donegal Town – June 17th, 2022. (former Garda Síochána), peacefully at North West Hospice, Sligo, surrounded by his family. Will always be remembered and loved by his wife Ann his daughters Geraldine (Burke) Edel (Kearns) Annmarie (Travers) sons Darragh and Fergal, sons-in-law Paul B, […]
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THERE were emotional moments in the Council chamber on Tuesday evening as Cllr Donal Mandy Kelly was elected mayor of the Letterkenny and Milford Municipal District at their AGM. Members of the Kelly family were present as Cllr Ciaran Brogan nominated Cllr Kelly, saying “it is a strange day for the Kelly family”. All in […]
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A NEW book of photographs celebrating the history of Donegal’s unique railways will be launched today. The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre will launch “The County Donegal Remembered” by Jim McBride who has been involved with railway heritage and preservation for decades, and is the Irish Editor of the “Disused Stations”. The book of 250 photographs includes […]
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LETTERKENNY’S food bank is to hold a “significant fundraiser” to meet challenges being brought on by soaring fuel prices and a drop in donations. We Care Food Bank is currently supporting between 540 and 580 households in the region. Speaking to the Donegal News, Fintan McGrath, Public Relations Officer, We Care Letterkenny Food Bank, said […]
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A man has been taken to hospital following a crash close to the Dooish Hill stage of the Donegal rally. Gardaí attended the scene and the man was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment. A spokesperson for the Gardaí said: “Gardaí are currently at the scene of a road traffic collision which took place […]
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THE man who was the voice of Donegal for almost 30 years on Highland Radio was yesterday ordained a Deacon in St Paul’s Basilica in Rome. It is Shaun Doherty’s next step on the journey to becoming a priest. The ordination ceremony conducted by Rt Rev Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury was watched in Rome […]
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CARSON – The peaceful death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital on Thursday, 16th June 2022 of Day Carson, Slievebuck, Ballyholey, Raphoe. Private Funeral Service at his late residence on Saturday, 18th June at 2 pm, with interment afterwards to Ramochy Parish Church graveyard, Main Street, Manorcunningham, arriving at approximately 3.15 pm. House private […]
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DOYLE – The death has occurred of James (Jim) Doyle, aged 77, on Thursday, 16th June. Jim, originally from Dublin and the last five years with his son Mike and family in Killybegs, Co. Donegal, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones. Sadly missed by his sons Mike and Brendan, daughters-in-law Karen and Leigh […]
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PURCELL, Roisin (née Byrne) – Laurence Avenue, Maynooth, Co. Kildare and late of Ardara, Co. Donegal, June 16th, 2022, peacefully at Maynooth Lodge Nursing Home. Beloved wife of the late Tom. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Anne and Trish, son Hughie, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nine grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. […]
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A post which has been incorporated into the surface of a narrow Letterkenny road has been described as an “accident waiting to happen”. The wooden pole was left behind following recent works at Crievesmith in Oldtown to introduce a footpath. But residents have expressed concerns that it could cause a serious crash, particularly at night time when visibility is […]
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WHAT started out as six friends has exploded into an Ireland-wide membership of over 150. Later this month the Donegal Gay Walking Group celebrates its first birthday, a landmark for a project providing an important social outlet for so many. “I think the membership was increasing organically to begin with, two or three per month,” said group […]
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A European Innovation Partnership (EIP), ‘Curaíocht an Phobail’ managed by Lárionad Achmhainní Nádúrtha – Cill Ulta, based in the North West Gaeltacht is to host a public presentation on Sustainable Farm Management – making space for nature on the farm, on Friday June 24th in Gort a’Choirce. Guest speaker, Donal Sheehan, a qualified dairy farmer […]
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BRADLEY – The death has taken place at her residence of Ann Bradley, Durro St. Mary’s Road, Buncrana. Beloved wife of Liam, dear Mother of Catherine, Denise, Josephine, Patrick and Brian. Sister of Breedge, Marie, Phyllis, Josephine, Frances, Patricia, Brian, Liam and Neil. Remains reposing at her residence from 3 pm today Saturday, 11th June. […]
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GILLESPIE – The death has occurred of Mary Gillespie, Drumaghy, Bruckless, Co. Donegal. Sadly missed by her husband Seamus, sons Jimmy, Michael and Jason, daughters-in-law Fidelma, Louise and Laura, grandchildren Daniel, Darragh, Chloe and Andrea, brother Josie, relatives and friends. Rest In Peace Remains reposing at her late residence on Sunday from 11 am until […]
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KELLY – The death has taken place of Patrick Kelly, Terhohill, Carndonagh, formerly Dublin and London, 10th June, peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital. Survived by his sister Evelyn, will be sorely missed by family and friends. May he Rest in Peace Removal from Eternal Light Chapel of Rest Mountain Top, Letterkenny at 5 pm on […]
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McGROARTY, Albert – peacefully on June 9th, 2022 surrounded by his loving family and in the loving care of all at Mercy University Hospital. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Olive, son Mark, daughters Tracy, Kelley and Donna, grandchildren Dean, Rebekah, Jessica, Katelyn, Luke, Olivia, Ella, Holly and Abigail, daughter-in-law Kathleen, son-in-law Robbie, along with […]
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A Letterkenny artist has repaid a friend who painted his portrait by creating his likeness in mosaic. The Donegal News reported recently how Macola Vonga was caught by surprise when he came face to face with himself at the Royal Hibernian exhibition in Dublin. Portrait artist Philip Mackey recently captured the Angolan national’s image before submitting […]
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SLIABH Liag Distillers has announced plans to raise €2 million through crowdfunding to facilitate the latest stage of its product development. The award-winning company is seeking to boost production capacity amid increased export demand. The additional investment will see production in its plant move to a 24/7 basis, increasing annual output from 440,000 litres to 600,000 litres. Crowdfunding has […]
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PATIENTS endured a nightmare wait in excess of 24 hours for a bed in Letterkenny University Hospital at the weekend. Fresh concerns for prolonged patient waiting times and the strain staff are under have emerged in the wake of another extremely busy few days within the hospital’s emergency department. The family of one woman who […]
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McELENEY – The death has taken place at her residence in Ardravan, Buncrana of Mary McEleney, wife of the late Paddy McEleney, RIP. Dear Mother of James, Patsy, John, Mary, Sheila and the late Carmel and Fergus, RIP. Sadly missed by her grandchildren family circle and friends. Remains reposing at her residence from 2 pm […]
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STUDENTS across Donegal began their Leaving and Junior certificate on Wednesday in what was the first full set of in-person State exams to be held since the start of the pandemic. School Principal Danny McFadden said they have put in extra supports, acknowledging that it has been a difficult few years for students. “This is […]
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LYONS, Johnny – Carrick and formerly of Crove, passed away peacefully, in the excellent care of the staff at Killybegs Community Hospital. Johnny will be sadly missed by his sisters Mary and Bríd, his brother-in-law Patrick, his nephew John and grand-nephew Luke, his many cousins, his former work colleagues from Errigal Eisc and a wide […]
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CONLON – It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the death of Paul Vincent Conlon (Retired Engineer, RTE), Fernbank, Magherenan, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Much loved Dad to Darióna and Paul, father-in-law to Séamus and Michele and a darling grandad to Síofra, Aifric, John and Ryan. Survived by his sister Gabrielle, sisters-in-law Margaret, […]
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MARIA McCormack says she almost fainted when Damien Dempsey asked to buy her album. The Letterkenny singer and songwriter was one of two warm up acts ahead of the Dubliner’s appearance at Séan Óg’s in Derrybeg at the weekend. Saturday’s concert was first scheduled for 2020 but had to be postponed due to the pandemic. The […]
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BRENNAN – The death has taken place June 5th, 2022 at his home, Tober, Ballindrait of Martin Brennan. Beloved partner of Teresa, loving stepfather of Donna and Alison, much loved son of the late Rose and Foncie Brennan and dearly loved brother of Elma, Kathleen, Michael, Joan, Sean, Jacqueline, Tony, Ronnie, Rosemary and Joseph. Reposing […]
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DEENEY, Kathleen – 6 St. Bridget’s Terrace, Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal, June 3rd, 2022, suddenly at her home. Pre-deceased by her husband Denis. Deeply regretted by her loving family, daughter Catherine Ann, sons Edward, Patrick, Denis and Anthony, son-in-law Stuart, daughters-in-law, Amanda, Lori, Caroline and Jo, grandchildren, sisters Bridie Murphy and Sarah Logue, brother James Logue, […]
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MOULDING, Diane Harvey (née Harvey) – peacefully, at Letterkenny University Hospital, after a long illness borne with tremendous courage and good humour. Beloved wife of the late Rick Sadly missed by her darling child, Tobias, her brother Danny and her extended family and many friends. Reposing at her residence in Railway Park to arrive at […]
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WOOD, Dougie – 3rd June 2022, peacefully at home. Beloved partner of Anne and loving father of Alison, Emma and the late Stephanie. Beloved husband of the late Ursula. Dear bother of Irene and Dear stepfather of Jason. A much loved grandfather, father-in-law, brother-in-law and friend. Funeral from his home 4 Curragh Lane, Lifford on […]
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THE DELAYS in getting passports renewed has prompted calls for a local passport office to be established in Donegal to serve the wider north west area. With 200,000 experiencing delays nationally Cllr Michael McMahaon described the situation as a fiasco this week. The Sinn Féin councillor put forward a motion at Donegal County Council’s monthly […]
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CUSACK – The death has taken place at Killybegs Community Hospital of Nora Cusack, The Rock, Glenties and formerly Thorr, Gweedore. Pre-deceased by her husbands Kerry Brosnan and Patrick Cusack, sisters Mary and Tessie. Deeply regretted by her brothers Packie, Eddie and Joe, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Removal from Shovlins’ Funeral Home Friday, […]
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DONEGAL woman Jennifer Doherty, who is blind from birth, received huge praise after returning from her recent trek to Mount Everest base camp. Jennifer and a group of climbers from the county were led by Letterkenny mountaineer Jason Black who became the first Donegal person to reach the summit of Everest in 2013. The climbing […]
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EVANS – The death has occurred of Joan Moya Evans (née McDowell), peacefully in her own home in Bruckless. Pre-deceased by her son William and her husband Clive. Will be sadly missed by her children Alexander and Jane, her grandchildren Ava, Conall, Owen, Joanna and Leo, her daughter-in-law Natasha and her son-in-law Brendan, her sister […]
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McFADDEN, Maureen (née McCauley) – 31st May 2022, peacefully at Altnagelvin Hospital, (formerly of 33 St. Brigid’s Avenue, Pennyburn). Beloved wife of the late James, dear daughter of the late James and Jean, loving sister of Harry, Helen, Tony, Pamela, Betty and the late Charlie, Tom, Barney and Billy and a dear and loving aunt […]
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O’DONNELL, Michael – Towney, Kilcar, Co. Donegal. Beloved husband of his heartbroken wife Bridie, loving Stepfather to Helen, adored grandfather to Eoin and Emma. Michael will be sadly missed by his heartbroken brother John and wife Monica, his loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters Mai and Martina, nieces, nephews and close friends. Remains leaving his home Sunday, […]
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THE UK Tote Group’s product director has confirmed that Lifford greyhound stadium is on course to reopen later this year. Jamie Hart’s comments quash speculation that plans to recommence racing at the track have derailed. It is over a year since a business consortium made the surprise announcement that it had purchased the stadium. They […]
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McCARRON – The death has taken place in Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA of Donna Marie McCarron. Donna was born in Portlaoise on 15th May 1983 and passed away at the Bayfront Health Center in St. Petersburg Florida on 30th April 2022. She is sadly missed by her father and stepmother James McCarron and Monica Galligan […]
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