Donegal Post

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Donegal Post
Donegal Post (logo).png
Typeweekly newspaper
Owner(s)River Media
EditorMichael McHugh
FoundedJune 2006 (2006-06)
HeadquartersDonegal Town
Circulation5,191 (as of June to Dec 2007)

The Donegal Post is a local weekly regional newspaper published in County Donegal, Ireland. When the paper was first launched by River Media in June 2006, it served the area of south County Donegal, west County Fermanagh, north County Leitrim and north County Sligo.

It was soon joined by sister papers in Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Wicklow which have all since closed down. The Rivermedia directors have cited the effects of the current economic recession as the main problem leading to the closures.[1] The Rivermedia Group now has seven titles in the group.

The Donegal Post is based in Cruagorm House in Donegal Town, and covers several other major towns in County Donegal, including Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Donegal Town, Glenties, Ardara, Killybegs and The Rosses area of west Donegal. The paper's popularity grew as a result of its snappy news style and pictorial content. In a county with heavy competition, it has been able to carve out its own niche and now has a regular weekly readership.

From June to Dec 2007 the aper had an Audit Bureau of Circulations assessed circulation of 5,191.[citation needed]

Figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulation show that the sales of the weekly paper increased by 21.4% over the twelve-month period to June 2008.

The paper's Editor is Michael McHugh.

The Donegal Post is one of four papers in the Rivermedia group that circulate in the county of Donegal. The others include the Letterkenny Post, the Finn Valley Post and the Inish Times.

They all combine to have a top news and sports website,

The other papers in the group are the Derry News, County Derry Post and the Kildare Post.


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