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Love Donegal Day 27.07.21
This years’ #LoveDonegal day will take place on Wednesday the
18th August. This is the third year of the campaign which aims to
promote Donegal to as many people as we can across the globe and
tell them why Donegal is the amazing place to live, work, study,
explore and invest in!
Taking part is simple. All you have to do is use the #LoveDonegal or
#DúnnanGallAbú in your social media posts (across twitter and
Instagram) on Wednesday the 18th August.
Fatal RTC, Letterkenny 25.07.21
Gardaí from Letterkenny attended the scene of a serious road
traffic collision on the N14 between Dry Arch roundabout and the
Port Road roundabout this evening Sunday 25th July, 2021 at
A motorcyclist, man (late 40s), was seriously injured while driving
in traffic. His motorcycle collided with a jeep and a tractor. He
was removed from the scene and taken to University Hospital
Letterkenny in a critical condition, where he later passed away. The
male driver of the jeep was uninjured and the driver of the tractor
was taken to hospital to receive medical attention. His injuries are
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision
to come forward. Any road users who were travelling on the N14 this
evening between the Dry Arch and Port Road roundabouts and who may
have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it
available to Gardaí.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda
Station on 074 91 67100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111
or any Garda station.
Beware of 'smishing' scam 22.07.21
An Garda Síochána at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB)
are warning the public of a recent smishing scam where persons are
receiving text messages purporting to be from Permanent TSB advising
of 'unusual activity' or a 'suspicious log-in attempt' on their
Once the person clicks on the link they will be brought to a cloned
website where the fraudsters will seek their pins, passcodes and
other personal information from them. The information sought is far
and beyond what a bank would ever seek.
The fraudsters wants your personal data so they can steal money from
your bank account or purport to be you when contacting banks.
GNECB would like to warn the public to be wary of such text messages
and if in any doubt of the authenticity of the text, contact their
bank on the numbers they usually use. Do not use a number supplied
by these texts.
Be aware, there are other ‘smishing’ texts being received and these
can purport to be from service providers, revenue, banks and/or
delivery businesses. Some can fit into the threads of previously
received genuine texts which adds an air of authenticity to them.
Inishowen urged to conserve water 14.07.21
High demand for water in Inishowen is continuing to put severe
pressure on water supplies as warm weather continues, visitors to
towns and villages increase, Covid-19 restrictions are relaxing and
the hospitality sector is beginning to re-open. High water demand in
Clonmany, Carndonagh, Malin, Malin Head and Gleneely is resulting in
reduced reservoir levels. Irish Water advises that this continued
increase in water demand may lead to night time restrictions on
supply if demand doesn’t ease as treatment plants operate at maximum
Irish Water and Donegal County Council are again appealing to
residents, farmers, agricultural contractors, businesses and
visitors to conserve water wherever possible to ensure a consistent
supply for everyone.
There are some simple measures that the public can take including
stopping the use of power washers at home, using a watering can
rather than a hose in the garden, taking showers over baths and
fixing any dripping taps where it is possible to do so. There is
advice and guidance for homes, businesses and farms, including
information on how much water you can save with simple measures on
In order to improve the situation in Inishowen, owners of vacant and
unused properties are being urged to turn off water to the property
and to check for leaks around the building, especially around toilet
Here comes the sun 08.07.21
Donegal's intergenerational choir, Ceol Le Chéile, was delighted
to launch its latest Zoom video, 'Here comes the sun'. Ceol le
Chéile was established in February 2018 with members aged from 7 to
90+ years old from all over the county, including Inishowen.
Covid19 and the lockdown in March 2020 prevented the choir from
continuing with weekly practices at LYIT with Choir Director, Ms
Veronica McCarron. However the choir members were anxious to
continue with rehearsals, so weekly practice was taken online, via
Watch 'Here comes the sun' on YouTube at
Carn Vet launches new online services
Carn Vet Clinic has launched a new website and app services to
improve online support for pet owners. "The pandemic forced everyone
to review what they offer online," says Fidelma Tonry, owner of the
Carndonagh clinic. "So, we turned a challenge into an opportunity to
innovate and create new ways for pet owners to access our services."
Find out more on their website at
The ii Inishowen digital innovation hub
Construction work to begin shortly on new digital innovation hub
for Inishowen based in Buncrana.
The ii Inishowen innovation will incorporate renovation of the
existing building namely the Buncrana Town Centre Council with a
modern extension to provide space for over 60 people with first
class facilities and support services.
The joint funding for this development has been provided by
Enterprise Ireland and Donegal County Council with total investment
of over €2million in the project, which will extend across Inishowen
peninsula and contribute towards the development of the region
throughout Donegal and the Northwest.
It is expected that the ii Inishowen innovation will open in autumn
2022, in the meantime interim premises will be made available in
Buncrana during the construction works for ii clients to avail of
VR image of the ii Inishowen hub.
Buncrana flood relief scheme 22.06.21
Preliminary ecological and infrastructure surveys are required
to inform the development and design of flood relief options in
Buncrana. Consultants Byrne Looby have been appointed by the council
to undertake engineering and environmental services for the flood
relief scheme. They will begin with a baseline survey this month.
Should you have any queries please contact the Flood Relief Schemes
Unit in Donegal County Council on 074 91 53900 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org . An online public
consultation period will also commence in September 2021.
Decade of Centenaries 16.06.21
Donegal Library Service have announced their first ever digital
lecture series on the theme of the Decade of Centenaries. The
lecture series which runs from June to September 2021 will be free
to everyone who registers on Eventbrite or contacts the Central
These lectures are free of charge and can be viewed online at
Donegal County Council YouTube channel. The schedule for all the
events can be found on the ‘What’s On’ calendar at
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