Mc Monagle hit out at Lonely Planet’s depiction of “soulless” Letterkenny

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The Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District has launched a staunch defence of the area after it was criticised in the latest edition of Lonely Planet's Irish travel guide.

Author of the Donegal chapter Ryan Ver Berkmoes has described the town as having 'a lack of soul, filled with numerous faceless retail parks lining the roads'.

The report also suggests traffic congestion being a major issue for the town with the possibility of visitors staying for lengthly periods unlikely.

Councillor Gerry McMonagle says it's an unfair assessment.............