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American scores as Harps beat Waterford - again - as UCD finally drop through relegation trap door

Finn Harps – who have a promotion/relegation play-off against either Cabinteely or Drogheda United to look forward to  – overcame Waterford 1-0 in their final home league game of the season at Finn Park.

Harps have now secured nine points off the Blues this season – almost one third ...

2019-10-19 02:31 open_in_new
Learn to save a life with free CPR training in Donegal for ‘Restart A Heart Day’

People in Donegal are being offered free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the HSE and National Ambulance Service’s Restart A Heart Day.

The CPR familiarisation session only takes around 20 minutes but it could save a life.

Many people don’t know what to do when ...

2019-10-15 15:34 open_in_new
Herron Scarecrow Competition at Doagh Famine Village in memory of Colette and Charlie

Photograph: Pat Doherty, Doagh Famine Village

Inishowen is holding a unique fundraiser in aid of Donegal Hospice and Pat Doherty of Doagh Famine Village is inviting everyone to get involved.

The 'Herron Scarecrow Competition' will take place at the iconic Ballyliffin tourist ...

2019-10-14 19:37 open_in_new
Donegal Senior Football Championship Final between Naomh Conaill and Gaoth Dobhair will be live on television

This Sunday there will be live coverage on TG4 of the Donegal Senior Football Championship Final, where Donegal and Ulster champions Gaoth Dobhair put their titles on the line.  

Naomh Conaill stand in their way and will be hoping to exact revenge after losing out in last year's ...

2019-10-14 19:37 open_in_new
Herron Scarecrow Competition at Doagh Famine Village

Photograph: Colette and Charlie Herron

Inishowen is holding a unique fundraiser in aid of Donegal Hospice and Pat Doherty of Doagh Famine Village is inviting everyone to get involved.

The 'Herron Scarecrow Competition' will take place at the iconic Ballyliffin tourist attraction on ...

2019-10-14 17:31 open_in_new
Ciorcal Comhrá Bheart back in action as Burt's popular conversational Irish class resumes

Burt's popular conversational Irish Class is resuming and members recommend it as a “very sociable way to pass an autumn night.”

Every Monday, from Monday, October 14, Ciorcal Comhrá Bheart will meet at 8.00pm, in An Grianán Hotel, Burt.

Speaking to ...

2019-10-14 17:31 open_in_new
UPDATE: Woman hospitalised after Donegal Town collision

A woman in her twenties has been hospitalised as a result of a crash on the N56 outside Donegal Town.

Gardaí from Donegal Town attended the scene of the single vehicle collision on the Doonan to Drumlonagher (Mill Park to Lidl) section of the bypass at around 10.00am on Monday morning. ...

2019-10-14 15:25 open_in_new
BREAKING: Serious crash on busy Donegal road - diversions in place

There has been a serious road traffic collision on the Donegal Town bypass.

A section of the bypass between the Millpark Hotel on the Mountcharles side and the Drumlonagher roundabout on the Ballybofey side has been closed.

Emergency services are at the scene. Motorists are advised ...

2019-10-14 13:19 open_in_new
Harps to avoid automatic relegation - but now face a two-legged play-off to stay up

Finn Harps are effectively safe from automatic relegation after tonight's games in the Airtricity League Premier Division.

Harps lost 1-0 to Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium,

However, bottom club UCD lost 3-2 to Cork City a dramatic game.

This means that the students - bar a ...

2019-10-12 00:25 open_in_new
Go Pink in Donegal for Breast Cancer Awareness

A campaign by Donegal Dragons is encouraging businesses and organisations to Go Pink for breast cancer awareness.

Leading the way in supporting the campaign is Donegal County Council. The Public Services Centre in Donegal Town is being lit up pink for this week, October 7 to 13.

A ...

2019-10-11 18:07 open_in_new
Bishop of Raphoe encourages prayer for Pope Francis’ Pan-Amazon synod

On Sunday last, 6 October, the Special Assembly in Rome of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region began its three week deliberations on the theme ‘Amazonia: new paths for the Church and for an integral ecology’.

Pope Francis convoked this special synod which is being ...

2019-10-11 14:58 open_in_new
Donegal school records 1,000 earthquakes

A school in Donegal has become a global leader in recording and measuring earthquakes, thanks to its participation in the Seismology in Schools programme run by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS).

St. Columba’s College in Stranorlar recorded its thousandth earthquake in ...

2019-10-11 14:58 open_in_new
School bus pick-up at dangerous junction 'an accident waiting to happen'

A school bus pick-up at a busy junction on the N15 near Ballyshannon is among the factors which locals fear could lead to a major accident.

Cllr Michael McMahon (SF) said he had been contacted by a number of people from the Cavangarden area.

He raised the matter at the October ...

2019-10-11 13:55 open_in_new
Rare musical treat for fans of Marian Bradfield

With an impressive catalogue of songs, written mostly from life’s experiences and observation’s, Donegal Town based Marian Bradfield has to date released four solo albums and a live album recorded on a sell out tour of Holland.

She is also one of “THE” Original Celtic Women and ...

2019-10-09 14:40 open_in_new
School responds to road traffic incident where two students were struck by vehicle

Two students of the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town. have been hospitalised with serious but not life threatening injuries.

In response, Donegal ETB has issued a statement which reads: "On the evening of Tuesday 08th October 2019, two students, (a brother and a sister) of the ...

2019-10-09 13:37 open_in_new
Increase to home help and support hours in Budget 2020 welcomed

Cllr Anthony Molloy has welcomed the extra €1m for home help and support hours in Budget 2020.

The councillor said that in Donegal, there had been a 40% increase in the waiting list over a four month period. The waiting list increased from 161 in January to 226 at the end of July. ...

2019-10-09 13:37 open_in_new
Staff shortages force Buncrana Community Nursing Unit beds closure

A lack of staff has once again forced the closure of beds in Buncrana Comunity Nursing Unit, the Inish Times can exclusively reveal.

Following a query from the Inish Times, the HSE has confirmed that two beds in the Inishowen facility have been closed due to “nurse staffing ...

2019-10-09 12:34 open_in_new
Donegal to begin Ulster title defence against Tyrone

Donegal will begin the defence of their Ulster title against Mickey Harte's, Tyrone.

Last year's beaten finalists Cavan face a preliminary round collision with Monaghan with the winners going on to meet Antrim.

Derry face Armagh and Fermanagh take on Down in the other two ...

2019-10-09 12:34 open_in_new
Two Donegal teenagers rushed to hospital after being struck by bus

Two teenage boys have been rushed to hospital after being struck by a bus.

The collision took place between on the main road between Mountcharles and Inver at around 4.50pm today (Tuesday). Emergency services attended the scene and the two young people were brought to Letterkenny ...

2019-10-08 21:52 open_in_new
Remarkable story is recalled of how a Donegal woman was cured from cancer during trip abroad

The extraordinary cure from cancer of Letterkenny woman Sally McCloy, during a visit to Lourdes in 1962, is recalled in a new book, The Village of Bernadette: Lourdes, Stories, Miracles and Cures – The Irish Connection, written by bestselling author Colm Keane and his wife, former RTÉ ...

2019-10-06 22:37 open_in_new
Donegal Bingo player scoops a tasty €8,000 Bonanza

A Donegal Bingo player was left toasting a tidy win this weekend when an incredible run of balls turned a small flutter into a four-figure sum in the space of a couple of minutes.

The anonymous punter took a punt in a BoyleSports shop in the county on Sunday and was left hoping that their ...

2019-10-06 22:37 open_in_new