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Renewed missing person appeal 17.06.24

Gardaí in Buncrana are renewing their appeal to the public for assistance in locating 15-year-old Steven Boyle, who went missing on Saturday, 25th May 2024 in Magherabeg, Burnfoot.

Steven is described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a medium build. He has brown hair and blue eyes. It is understood Steven was wearing a black Nike hooded jumper and grey trousers at the time he went missing.

Gardaí believe Steven may have travelled to County Kildare.

Anyone with information on Steven's whereabouts is urged to contact Buncrana Garda Station 074 93 20540.


Two Inishowen finalists in Good Causes Awards 2024

Two county finalists from Inishowen will now compete for a place in the national finals judging phase next month. The awards aim to celebrate the inspiring work being carried out by thousands of projects, clubs and individuals who have received support from Good Causes funding.

Nearly 30 cents of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes throughout the country. In total, more than €6 billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 36 years ago.

The two local initiatives recognised are:

• Spraoi agus Spórt in Carndonagh (Health & Wellbeing category)


• Clonmany Shamrocks Sports & Athletics (Sport category)

The full list of county finalists can be found at www.lottery.ie .

The total prize fund available on the night of the Good Causes Awards ceremony is €100,000, whereby each of the seven category winners will receive €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will take home an additional €25,000. In addition, each of the National Finalists announced in June will receive a cheque for €1,000.


Fatal road collision in Moville 10.06.24

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Moville around 1:30am on Sunday. Gardaí and emergency services responded to a collision involving a car and a pedestrian at Ballynally. The pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the car was taken to hospital for assessment.

The young man has now been named as Jimmy McKenna from Buncrana. He was walking home after attending a function at the Inishowen Vintage Show when he was struck by the car.

Gardaí are urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward. Road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) from the Moville area around the time of the collision are requested to provide it to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station at 074 93 20540.


Two Inishowen primary schools shortlisted for
Explorers Ocean Champions Awards

To celebrate World Oceans Day (8th June), the Marine Institute is pleased to announce
that fifteen primary schools across Ireland which have been shortlisted for the Explorers
Education Programme’s Ocean Champion Awards 2023-2024.

The projects completed by the teachers and children highlight the value of ocean
literacy themes being taught in schools, along with the importance of community
collaboration in changing how we care for our marine environment.

Many of the successful projects showed children working with their community towards
creating a sustainable ocean and blue future.

Inishowen Primary Schools Shortlisted:
• Scoil Cholmcille National School, Greencastle
Project Category: Marine Outdoor School Project
Project Name: Celebrating Greencastle's Maritime Heritage

• Scoil Naomh Bríd, Muff
Project Category: Ocean Literacy Creative School Project
Project Name: Seaweed for Ocean and human health

More information about the Explorers Education Programme is available at
www.explorers.ie .


Inishowen Pride 2024

For the past two years there has been an explosion of rainbow colours locally in June as part of the Inishowen Pride celebrations. The entire community young and old, at home and abroad have united in a show of support and solidarity for the LGBTQ+ community. It has been an emotional and uplifting event for our community of LGBTQ+ and allies alike. This year the Inishowen Pride parade will take place on Sunday 2nd June at 3pm in Buncrana.

This year’s Pride theme ‘Different Families, Same Love’ invites us all to celebrate the many shapes, forms, colours and sizes of families within the community and world around us.

Pride parade day Sunday 2nd June is kicking off with a Pride morning walk in the Buncrana area for those who enjoy nature, the company of like-minded people and an opportunity to connect with others before getting ready to be at the parade starting point Scoil Mhuire for 1:30pm or joining supporters on the main street.

For more information on any of the events on the pride programme please check out www.facebook.com/InishowenPride/  and www.instagram.com/inishowenpride/ or contact the team by email at inishowenpride@gmail.com .


Buncrana road closure 24.05.24

In order to facilitate works by Uisce Éireann on the Buncrana Sewer Scheme, the R238 Cockhill Road will be closed on Saturday, 25 May and Sunday, 26 May 2024.

People can be assured that local and emergency access will be maintained at all times. Diversions will be in place and can be viewed on the map above.

Uisce Éireann’s Programme Manager, Colm Claffey said: “Uisce Éireann acknowledges that diversions can be inconvenient for the local community and our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to local people"


Man dies after car enters water at Buncrana pier 20.05.24

Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to a vehicle in the water at Buncrana Pier on Sunday morning, 19th May 2024, at approximately 7:30am. Following a multi-agency search and recovery operation, the car was recovered from the water.

One male (aged in his 80s) was discovered deceased inside the vehicle. His body was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place in due course.

A technical examination of the scene at Buncrana Pier and Swilly Road was completed by forensic science investigators yesterday afternoon. All roads have now reopened to traffic.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to contact them. Anyone who was travelling in the vicinity of Buncrana Pier, Swilly Road and Shore Front between 6:30am and 7:30am on Sunday morning is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540.


Man dies after hit and run in Clonmany 16.05.24

Gardaí continue to investigate a hit and run road traffic collision that occurred on Main Street, Clonmany in the early hours of Sunday morning, 12th May 2024.
At approximately 12:15am a male pedestrian, aged in his 60s was struck by a vehicle which left the scene of the collision. The injured man was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital and was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he remained in a critical condition. The man passed away yesterday evening Wednesday, 15th May 2024.

As a result of further investigations, a male driver of the vehicle, aged in his 30s, was identified and arrested. He was charged in relation to the incident and appeared before Letterkenny District Court on Monday evening 13th May 2024. This is now a fatal road traffic collision investigation.


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