Obituaries

"May God grant peace on the souls of your dearly departed".


Councillor Sean Mc Eniff to be laid to rest on Monday


Councillor Sean Mc Eniff, of Church road Bundoran, passed away yesterday evening at the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin. His remains will be reposing at his home, with the removal taking place on Monday at 11:30am going to Star of the Sea Church for a requiem mass at 12. The…

Posted: April 22, 2017


“It felt like I wasn’t there” – Harry Doherty after horror head clash


Finn Harps goalkeeper Harry Doherty says he felt like he ‘wasn’t there’ after being involved in a serious clash of heads on Monday evening. Goalkeeper Doherty collided with defender Packie Mailey during Monday’s game against Sligo Rovers. Play in the EA Sports Cup game was stopped for 25 minutes. While…

Posted: April 20, 2017


Earagail Arts Festival 2017 sneak preview – and it’s even longer!

Originally due to open on 7th July 2017, Earagail Arts Festival has extended its dates to run from 4th to 23rd July 2017 to include a rare residency by the world renowned Henry Girls. Opening on Tuesday 4th July, the Festival will kick off with The Henry Girls hosting five…

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Sudden death of Carrigart man leaves community in shock


There was widespread shock and sadness in the local community of Carrigart at the news of the death of John Sweeney. He passed away while out playing his beloved game of golf on the greens at Portsalon. Aged 66 he was youngest of a family of seven. John was the…

Posted: March 30, 2017


Our very own special angel Phil Murray – An Appreciation


Back in the day, ‘social media’ would have been a good night out by a group of journalists and twitter probably some class of an idiot. Nowadays with a mere keystroke and the world around you gets your message straight away. Modern Letterkenny has come to expect the services we…

Posted: March 26, 2017


Anniversary mass this weekend of one of Donegal’s best-known doctors

THE first anniversary mass for the late Dr Maureen Bonar-Scally, Letterkenny, will take place this Saturday (March 11) at 10am in St Eunan’s Cathedral. Dr. Bonar Scally, who passed away on March 15, 2016, at The Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, was one of the most respected GPs in Donegal and…

Posted: March 7, 2017


Sadness at passing of Little Angels co-founder Phil Murray


There is widespread sadness across Donegal today at the death of the co-founder of the Little Angels Association, school and hostel, Philomena (Phil) Murray. Phil passed away peacefully at her home at Glenbank, Middle Road, Ballyraine, Letterkenny. Mrs Murray (nee Barry, Holyhill, Cork) is survived by her husband Dr John…

Posted: February 17, 2017


Funeral takes place today of well-known Inishowen man James ‘Jimmy’ Kelly


The death recently of well-known Carndonagh man James Kelly brought to an end a full life during which he touched so many people in so many positive ways. James or Jimmy, as he was better known, would have celebrated his 100th birthday on February 26th next. He passed away on…

Posted: February 9, 2017


Heartbreak as ‘brave warrior’ Órán Nibbs passes away from mitochondrial disease

Little Órán Nibbs (7) from Trentagh sadly lost his battle with mitochondrial disease yesterday. Facebook group Our Children’s Voice is run by parents of children with life-limiting conditions. The group published a touching tribute to Órán, saying; “Donegal has lost a brave warrior today who always had a smile on…

Posted: January 21, 2017


Sadness at passing of Terence Harkin


The death has taken place of Terence Harkin of Lettershandoney, Co Derry Terence was the beloved son of Francis and Doreen and loving brother of Margaret, John, Francis, Diane and Gregory. Mr Harkin had many friends and relatives across Co Donegal to whom our sincere sympathy is extended. Funeral from…

Posted: January 17, 2017