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Donegal Engineering Students At Ploughing Championship Final

IT Sligo student, Patrick Masterson, from Mountcharles, Co-Designer of the Rear End Loader.

IT Sligo student, Patrick Masterson, from Mountcharles, Co-Designer of the Rear End Loader.

IT Sligo Mechanical Engineering students have invented a new product for farmers that will save money, save time and make life a whole lot easier and safer.… Continue reading

New Tax Reliefs Make Farm Consolidation A ‘No Brainer’

Since August 1, the existing tax incentives for farm restructuring have been further enhanced by extending the 1pc Stamp Duty rate to approved transactions whether it be by way of purchase or exchange.

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Back in 2013 the Government introduced a… Continue reading

What Are The 4 Changes To GLAS In 2018?

In August, the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed outlined a number of temporary changes to GLAS (Green, Low-Carbon, Agri-Environmental Scheme) for 2018 that would help to reduce the shortage of fodder on farms for the coming winter.

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What will these… Continue reading

President Michael D. Higgins Unveils Ballyshannon Born Rocker Rory Gallagher Commemorative Coin

The coin is the first in a series of three honouring modern Irish musicians.

The new coin officially marks the 70th anniversary of Gallagher’s birth at the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, in 1948, where he spent his early years before the family moved to Cork.

The new coin officially marks the 70th anniversary of Gallagher’s birth at the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, in 1948, where he spent his early… Continue reading

How To Plan Your Trip To The National Ploughing Championships 2018

All roads lead to Tullamore this week – here’s how to get there

Europe’s largest outdoor event, the National Ploughing Championships, takes place next week from Tuesday to Thursday in Screggan, Tullamore.

The site is a whopping 700 acres and… Continue reading

Ballyshannon Trio Play Integral Part In New ‘Black 47’ Film

Black 47 will screen this week in many Irish cinemas including Donegal

Black 47 will screen this week in many Irish cinemas including Donegal

Three Ballyshannon men have played central roles in the making of a film which is tipped to be one of the most promising action films of this year.… Continue reading

Beware: Tax Return Deadline Approaching Fast

The income tax return deadline is fast approaching, with less than eight weeks to the filing deadline of October 31, writes Kieran Coughlan.

This year, Revenue have granted a 15-day extension to November 15, but that’s only available to those… Continue reading

What Was The Most Popular Beef AI Sire In 2017?

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The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) recently released data outlining the top 20 most popular beef AI sires in suckler herds in 2017.

Castleview Gazelle (ZAG), Fiston (FSZ) and Elderberry Galahad (EBY) booked the top three spots with 18,826, 12,552… Continue reading

‘Come And Try’ Music Sessions In Ballyshannon And Donegal Town

Well-known musicians from the Donegal Music Education Partnership will be visiting Donegal Town and Ballyshannon next Tuesday (11th) for ‘Come and Try’ music sessions.

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The sessions will be held in:

The Adult Education centre in Donegal, from 5pm to around… Continue reading

Major Conference Focussing On Depression And Mental Health To Be Held In Donegal

Mental health organisations, Aware and AWARE (NI), have announced plans to host a joint public talk in Letterkenny titled ‘Let’s Talk About It…A Conversation About Depression’.

Major conference focussing-on-depression and mental health to be held in Donegal

Major conference focusing on depression and mental health to be held in Donegal

The… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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