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Hopes funding for Raphoe Castle will promote east Donegal

    It’s hoped that new funding for Raphoe Castle will help promote east Donegal tourism further. Almost €30,000 was awarded this week to the Raphoe Community in Action for a conservation report on the Bishop’s Palace. Its only one of a few remaining castles in Ireland in such good condition. Chairperson of the Raphoe …

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Donegal ETB & Údarás na Gaeltachta sign Memorandum of Understanding

  Donegal ETB and Údarás na Gaeltachta have signed a five-year memorandum of understanding. The aim is to develop a relationship whereby the two parties recognise each other as partner organisations which will is set to benefit both organisations, Donegal and the North-West region. It’s also set to build on a history of collaboration and …

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Mica Scheme possibly extended to other Counties ‘not surprising’

  The PRO of the Mica Action Group says the possibility of the Mica Redress Scheme being extended to other parts of the country is not surprising. Donegal has been deemed the epicentre of the crisis however the Irish Times quotes an unpublished report from the expert group investigating Mica that states engineers are reporting …

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Live events return to this years Bealtaine Festival

  Live events are to return this year to the Bealtaine Festival. The 25th annual festival commences on May 1st. The Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age, will be celebrated throughout the month of May in Donegal. This year’s theme is In(ter)dependence. The official launch will take place …

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New extension for Letterkenny school moves a step closer

  A extension project at Glenmaquin National School in Letterkenny is a step closer to reality. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has confirmed that the project has received approval to move to construction stage. A new classroom and toilets will be delivered as part of the project under the Additional School …

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3,348 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

3,348 new cases of Covid19 have been confirmed today. There are 1,407 PCR-confirmed cases, while 1,941 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal. 706 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, which is down 44 on yesterday. 42 are in ICU, which is a decrease of 2.

Donegal woman new INTO Vice President

A Donegal native has been announced as the new Vice President of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation. Dorothy McGinley, from Annagry currently teaches in Sion Mills Primary School. She has represented Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and South Down, on the INTO Central Executive Committee since 2012 and has previously served as Branch Secretary/Treasurer for the …

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