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Funeral of much-loved Castlefin mother to be held today 2 days ago

Funeral of much-loved Castlefin mother to be held today

By  •  News

The Finn Valley community is in deep mourning following the heartbreaking passing of a beautiful young mother and her unborn baby.

Tributes have poured out for Marsha Mc Connell (née …
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Welcome news as Cervical screening resumes in July 2 weeks ago

Welcome news as Cervical screening resumes in July

By  •  Health

CervicalCheck screening tests are set to resume in early July.

The HSE is planning to begin testing from 6th July as it works on the backlog of suspended tests due …
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Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown 2 weeks ago

Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown

While hairdressers around the country are preparing to reopen, one Donegal woman is getting ready to replace her laptop and screen with scissors and masks. 

Breda Doherty, who runs Hairdos …
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Eight Donegal sisters make great strides for Mary’s Meals 2 weeks ago

Eight Donegal sisters make great strides for Mary’s Meals

By  •  News

EIGHT Donegal sisters have completed a fundraising 5k walk in aid of charity.

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Let’s ‘Share the Sunshine’ for Donegal Hospice staff 1 month ago

Let’s ‘Share the Sunshine’ for Donegal Hospice staff

By  •  News

The public has been invited to ‘Share the Sunshine’ and spread joy to support Donegal Hospice this weekend, due to the loss of their major annual fundraiser.

Unfortunately, due to …
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Survey seeks to record experiences of Donegal women during Covid-19 crisis 1 month ago

Survey seeks to record experiences of Donegal women during Covid-19 crisis

By  •  News

Covid-19 has changed the way we have been living our daily lives in Ireland since March 2020.

NCCWN- Donegal Women’s Network, has developed a survey to gather information on women’s experiences …
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Watch: Donegal’s Ceol le Chéile choir tune in on Zoom 1 month ago

Watch: Donegal’s Ceol le Chéile choir tune in on Zoom

COVID 19 and all the restrictions it has brought, has seen many Intergenerational projects came to a halt. However, this has not stopped Donegal County Council’s Choir of Ages “Ceol …
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Donegal woman runs with ‘crazy idea’ to raise €4520 1 month ago

Donegal woman runs with ‘crazy idea’ to raise €4520

By  •  News

An inspirational Raphoe woman has raised €4,520 for charity after celebrating her birthday in a remarkable way.

Louise Goudie from Raphoe marked her 28th birthday earlier this month with a …
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Jacqui Sharkey releases new single Home… from home! 2 months ago

Jacqui Sharkey releases new single Home… from home!

Singer songwriter Jacqui Sharkey has dropped her new single – Home – with a virtual online release.

The reflective and soulful version of Home echoes Jacqui’s memories and emotions, and …
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Super success for Donegal in North-West Brides awards 2 months ago

Super success for Donegal in North-West Brides awards

By  •  Bridal

It may be downtime for the wedding industry, but some of Donegal’s top wedding suppliers have received a great boost this week in the North-West Brides Awards.

Donegal businesses scooped …
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More mothers reaching out to local breastfeeding counsellors during Covid-19 2 months ago

More mothers reaching out to local breastfeeding counsellors during Covid-19

By  •  Mammy

The Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellor (BFC) team has reported a rise in the number of local women reaching out for help during Covid-19.

With all face to face support groups suspended, …
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Sadness as body found in search for missing woman 2 months ago

Sadness as body found in search for missing woman

By  •  News

The search for a missing woman in Donegal has been called off following the discovery of a body.

Colleen Magner, aged 43, had been missing from the Derrybeg area since …
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Donegal women line up to share entrepreneurial stories from lockdown 2 months ago

Donegal women line up to share entrepreneurial stories from lockdown

LYIT DICE labs and Donegal Women in Business have teamed up to present an exciting and innovative Webinar: Building Resilience through the Entrepreneurial Mindset on Monday 25th May at 11am.


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Leading consultant to help Letterkenny retailers restart during Covid-19 2 months ago

Leading consultant to help Letterkenny retailers restart during Covid-19

By  •  Business

Retailers who are planning to reopen in the coming weeks are being invited to join a free online seminar series with leading retail consultant Miriam Simon.

Miriam Simon of Partnering Talent …
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Donegal scientist elected as President of Lung Cancer Europe 2 months ago

Donegal scientist elected as President of Lung Cancer Europe

By  •  Health, News

A Donegal scientist has been elected as President of Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE).

Dr Anne-Marie Baird, is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin.

Dr Baird is …
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Parents plea to give beautiful baby Livie the best chance at life 2 months ago

Parents plea to give beautiful baby Livie the best chance at life

By  •  News

A Donegal Town man and his family are hoping to raise €2million for life-improving drug for their baby daughter Livie (Olivia).

Keith Mulhern and his fiance Karen Vickers, who is …
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Donegal Ladies step up for 5million step challenge 2 months ago

Donegal Ladies step up for 5million step challenge

By  •  Sport

DONEGAL Ladies Minor team are hitting the road to raise much-needed funds for the St Vincent de Paul charity.

The team’s players and coaches – from 19 different clubs around …
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Donegal artist inspired to paint for Pieta House 2 months ago

Donegal artist inspired to paint for Pieta House

By  •  Life

Donegal artist Audrey Henry has been inspired to use her skills to raise money for Pieta House’s Darkness Into Light appeal.

Audrey, a skilled artist and designer from Letterkenny, is …
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Donegal mum giving back to ‘superhero’ staff at Letterkenny University Hospital 2 months ago

Donegal mum giving back to ‘superhero’ staff at Letterkenny University Hospital

By  •  Health

A Donegal woman who has lived with kidney failure for 17 years has started a campaign to give back to Letterkenny’s Renal Dialysis Unit.

Caroline Mc Bride, aged 45, started …
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Donegal teacher learns how to mind students’ wellbeing from a distance 2 months ago

Donegal teacher learns how to mind students’ wellbeing from a distance

By  •  Life

by Declan Rooney

Like thousands of her teaching colleagues across the country, Donegal footballer Emer Gallagher quickly became accustomed to education from a distance.

Zoom and Google Classroom have replaced …
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Average age of Donegal brides and grooms getting older – CSO 2 months ago

Average age of Donegal brides and grooms getting older – CSO

By  •  Bridal

Couples in Donegal are waiting a little longer in life to become newlyweds, according to new figures from the CSO.

The average age of Donegal grooms in opposite-sex marriages …
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Grainne Gallanagh returns to nursing front line 2 months ago

Grainne Gallanagh returns to nursing front line

By  •  Health

Former Miss Universe Ireland Grainne Gallanagh has returned to nursing today after signing up to help Ireland’s fight against Covid-19.

The LYIT nursing graduate and model admitted she was “nervous” …
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Rose of Tralee festival cancelled for 2020 2 months ago

Rose of Tralee festival cancelled for 2020

The Rose of Tralee International Festival has been cancelled for the first time in 61 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Festival organisers have confirmed that the event will be …
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Former midwife Moira swaps spirits for sanitiser production 2 months ago

Former midwife Moira swaps spirits for sanitiser production

By  •  Business

Donegal based distiller and former midwife Moira Doherty has switched gears in her business to join the national effort to fight COVID-19.

Sliabh Liag Distillers in Carrick, owned by husband …
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Edel MacBride’s #PledgeScrubs campaign wins national award for Moville 3 months ago

Edel MacBride’s #PledgeScrubs campaign wins national award for Moville

By  •  News

A PPE production project in Moville has led to the town being named as ‘Ireland’s Soundest Town’ in the month of April.

Moville was crowned with the ‘Soundtown 2020’ award …
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Domestic abuse victims exempt from 2km rule to seek help 3 months ago

Domestic abuse victims exempt from 2km rule to seek help

By  •  News

Covid-19 restrictions on movement do not apply to domestic abuse victims who are trying to avoid harm, the government has stated today.

People who are escaping abusers or seeking access …
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Donegal songstress to debut stunning new single 3 months ago

Donegal songstress to debut stunning new single

Excitement is building for the launch of Megan Nic Ruairí’s debut single, out this Friday 10th April.

Can’t Trust the Moon’ will be a taste of what’s to come from …
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Pregnancy during coronavirus: Staying calm is actually good preparation 3 months ago

Pregnancy during coronavirus: Staying calm is actually good preparation

By  •  Mammy

Donegal hypnobirthing instructor Anne Doherty Quinn helps mothers take control of the most memorable experience of their lives, and she has some extra advice for expectant mothers during the current …
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Watch: Taoiseach has a good laugh at Donegal woman’s viral TikTok 3 months ago

Watch: Taoiseach has a good laugh at Donegal woman’s viral TikTok

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar found himself highly entertained by a new Covid-19 themed comedy short by Killea-native Alice Diver.

The parody video, featuring an impersonation of the Taoiseach as he …
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Beloved Donegal mum mourned in special ways 3 months ago

Beloved Donegal mum mourned in special ways

By  •  News

A Donegal community has united in grief, while staying apart, to mourn the passing of a beloved mother and care worker. 

Lorraine Millar (née Diver) of Gleneely, passed away on …
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Domestic abuse victims a top priority of gardaí during Covid-19 3 months ago

Domestic abuse victims a top priority of gardaí during Covid-19

By  •  News

Gardaí have launched a new operation to ensure domestic abuse incidents are a top priority during the Covid-19 lockdown. 

‘Operation Faoisimh’ has been designed to ensure victims of domestic abuse …
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All dressed up… nowhere to go! 3 months ago

All dressed up… nowhere to go!

By  •  Bridal

Most of us may be working through our loungewear collections as we stay at home, but these two Donegal sisters have added a touch of glamour to their isolation!

Louise …
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Amazing local mothers scoop Donegal Mammy Awards 3 months ago

Amazing local mothers scoop Donegal Mammy Awards

By  •  Mammy

Outstanding mums across Donegal got a welcome lift this week after scooping Donegal Mammy Awards.

The virtual online awards were launched a week ago by Evelyn Mc Glynn and Meg …
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Donegal’s Lottie Dolls release new hero hospital doll 3 months ago

Donegal’s Lottie Dolls release new hero hospital doll

By  •  Kids

Donegal toy company Lottie Dolls has launched a new charity doll in honour of brave children who need to go to the hospital.

The ‘True Hero’ doll, dressed in a …
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Donegal woman’s incredible body art brings Covid-19 message home 3 months ago

Donegal woman’s incredible body art brings Covid-19 message home

By  •  Beauty

Alanna Gormley, from Donegal Town, is well-known for her Halloween horror art.

But this time she is highlighting the frightening realities faced by Ireland’s health workers during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Donegal student inspires with Covid-19 cover of The Script hit 4 months ago

Donegal student inspires with Covid-19 cover of The Script hit

By  •  Videos

A Donegal student is hitting all the right notes with her new cover song themed on coronavirus prevention.

Aoife Sweeney from Fanad has put her own lyrics to a hit …
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Fears over rise in domestic abuse during isolation 4 months ago

Fears over rise in domestic abuse during isolation

By  •  News

Donegal Gardaí and support service workers have expressed concern over a potential rise in domestic violence during the coronavirus outbreak.

With many people losing their jobs and confined to their …
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Watch: Together, we can do this 4 months ago

Watch: Together, we can do this

By  •  Videos

The coronavirus Covid-19 emergency has turned our lives upside down.

It’s a time of fear, isolation and confusion, but it’s also a time for communities to shine and to support …
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Good food, delivered with love 4 months ago

Good food, delivered with love

By  •  Business

It’s business as usual for a Letterkenny food delivery company as they cater to their foodie customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloria Seasons meal deliveries are lending a helping hand …
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Donegal duo leading live kitchen workouts 4 months ago

Donegal duo leading live kitchen workouts

By  •  Health

Last weekend, like so many businesses, Rushe Fitness was forced to close its doors to the public. 

Emmet and Maria made the decision to close in order to curtail the …
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Mother’s Day not cancelled thanks to the Donegal Mammy Awards! 4 months ago

Mother’s Day not cancelled thanks to the Donegal Mammy Awards!

By  •  Mammy

It has certainly been a difficult time for everyone and even more so for the many families who are now home schooling, dealing with childcare issues and generally learning a …
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RunDonegal Women’s 5k postponement date announced 4 months ago

RunDonegal Women’s 5k postponement date announced

By  •  Sport

The 2020 RunDonegal Women’s 5k has been postponed until the summertime.

The popular race/run, which is held at the Finn Valley Centre, had been due to take place on April …
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Let’s make Jack’s birthday one never to forget! 4 months ago

Let’s make Jack’s birthday one never to forget!

By  •  Life

A Donegal mum has appealed to her friends and community to help celebrate her special son’s birthday.

Jack Beattie is well-known to readers of Donegal Daily for his bravery against …
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Happy Donegal newlyweds all smiles… behind the masks! 4 months ago

Happy Donegal newlyweds all smiles… behind the masks!

By  •  Bridal

A Donegal couple refused to let the coronavirus get in the way of their big day and wore face masks during the nuptials.

Martin Boyle and bride-to-be Catherine McCole exchanged …
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The show must go on for dancing star Grainne Gallanagh 4 months ago

The show must go on for dancing star Grainne Gallanagh

Donegal star Grainne Gallanagh will be putting her best foot forward in a unique episode of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars this Sunday.

The Buncrana nurse has made it to …
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How clean do you think your phone really is? 4 months ago

How clean do you think your phone really is?

By  •  Life

As the number of coronavirus cases rises steadily, the public is being urged to keep their smartphone screens clean to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Moving ‘Memories’ song recorded to support people with Alzheimer’s 4 months ago

Moving ‘Memories’ song recorded to support people with Alzheimer’s

By  •  News

A Donegal nursing home therapist is about to launch a new charity CD inspired by a special friend.

The song, called Memories, was written by Lifford woman Evean Bogle and …
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New document brings Donegal women’s issues to the fore 4 months ago

New document brings Donegal women’s issues to the fore

By  •  Politics

A new document has been launched to highlight major issued affecting women in Donegal today.

The ‘Empowering Women in Donegal’ report was compiled by a group of five local activists …
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A lot of love for the ‘Leitir Lolly’ 4 months ago

A lot of love for the ‘Leitir Lolly’

By  •  News

A Donegal couple who designed a special product following the loss of their first baby has been overwhelmed by the worldwide support for their special message.

Joe and Michelle Gallagher’s …
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How to get a free ‘Dyson Experience’ when you treat mum this Mother’s Day 4 months ago

How to get a free ‘Dyson Experience’ when you treat mum this Mother’s Day

Here’s how you can get a free Mother’s Day “Dyson Blow Dry” from Patrick Gildea Hairdressing courtesy of Irwin Expert Electrical:

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year on March 22nd, …
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