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Derry Girls and Take That joining forces for tonight’s episode 1 day ago

Derry Girls and Take That joining forces for tonight’s episode

Last week Derry Girls fans were gifted to a Spotify series of hits from the show, but the music is going to be mega tonight as tributes to Take That …
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‘You learn from those ahead or beside you on the journey’ 3 days ago

‘You learn from those ahead or beside you on the journey’

By  •  Business

‘Inspiring’ is a common word used to describe Donegal author Sharon Thompson.

In the past few years, she has become a best-selling author, columnist, founder of her own writing group …
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Eco-action with Joanne: Why water workshops could do the world of good 5 days ago

Eco-action with Joanne: Why water workshops could do the world of good

By  •  Life

Water, it’s a big issue, there’s no getting around it and it’s not going anywhere…  the issue that is!

Looking at the current weather, it may hard now to …
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Remembrance service for babies in Letterkenny 1 week ago

Remembrance service for babies in Letterkenny

By  •  News

A special Interdenominational Service of Remembrance will be held in Letterkenny this month for those who have suffered the loss of a baby.

The ceremony is for those who have …
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The Derry Girls have their own playlists we’re buzzing off them already 1 week ago

The Derry Girls have their own playlists we’re buzzing off them already

Episode two of the new Derry Girls series was another great night’s craic.

We loved the badass Ms De Brún, the Christmas cupboard raid and the return of Uncle Collum …
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How computing legend Kay McNulty helped change the world 2 weeks ago

How computing legend Kay McNulty helped change the world

By  •  News

Creeslough native Kay McNulty, who was one of the very first computer programmers in the world, is featured in a new book launched today. What have the Irish ever done for …
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Will this Donegal man play the hero in a First Dates love story? 2 weeks ago

Will this Donegal man play the hero in a First Dates love story?

Letterkenny engineer Conor Downey is set to feature on First Dates Ireland tonight (Thursday).

Conor is a self-confessed Batman and animation fanatic who is on the lookout for a match …
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‘If we only ever whisper about women’s health issues, it adds to the stigma’ 2 weeks ago

‘If we only ever whisper about women’s health issues, it adds to the stigma’

By  •  Health

Letterkenny physiotherapist Lorraine Boyce is leading the way with her passion for women’s health.

Lorraine is the founder of the only dedicated private Women’s Health Physiotherapy Clinic in Donegal. Through …
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Donegal woman convicted for animal welfare offences 2 weeks ago

Donegal woman convicted for animal welfare offences

By  •  News

A woman from Drumkeen has been fined €100 and ordered to pay €725.08 to the ISPCA to cover veterinary costs after she was convicted of failing to provide sufficient food …
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Pioneering Donegal businesswoman to be honoured on International Women’s Day 2 weeks ago

Pioneering Donegal businesswoman to be honoured on International Women’s Day

Killygordan native Bridget Desmond originated Shirt Stitching in Claudy and established the first of the famous Desmond’s shirt factories.

Born in 1862, Bridget settled in Claudy in Derry and married John Desmond.


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Five class moments from the return of Derry Girls 2 weeks ago

Five class moments from the return of Derry Girls

Amidst the Brexit crisis and endless talk about the border, there’s been one thing that’s bringing everyone together, and that’s Derry Girls.

The Channel4 comedy was back on our screens …
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New mums urged to donate to Ireland’s human milk bank 2 weeks ago

New mums urged to donate to Ireland’s human milk bank

By  •  Mammy

Ireland’s only human milk bank, based in Enniskillen, has provided help for hundreds of babies since it opened in 2000. Supported by breastfeeding mothers, the milk bank provides very special help for …
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The mum and daughter duo sharing a little piece of Donegal in Dublin 3 weeks ago

The mum and daughter duo sharing a little piece of Donegal in Dublin

By  •  News

Shop owners Carol and Linda-Mae Meagle love to showcase some of the best of the north west in the city.

Nestled in the heart of Dublin, their Donegal Shop is a treasure …
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The new Derry Girls is just days away, but the previews are already cracker 3 weeks ago

The new Derry Girls is just days away, but the previews are already cracker

Set your reminders for Tuesday 5th March at 9.15pm for the return of the 90’s gang to Channel 4.

The new episodes are set to be bigger and bolder, with the …
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‘We need change’ – Women’s Day event to examine balance in local politics 3 weeks ago

‘We need change’ – Women’s Day event to examine balance in local politics

By  •  Events, News

This year’s International Women’s Day Theme is ‘Balance for Better’. It is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.

On Thursday 7th March in Letterkenny Library …
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No rural romance for Annah on First Dates 3 weeks ago

No rural romance for Annah on First Dates

The popular 20-year-old student from Malin was on the hunt for a farmer on the RTE dating show. Things were looking good when she was paired with shy Daniel (23) …
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American family hopes to find long lost relatives in Donegal 3 weeks ago

American family hopes to find long lost relatives in Donegal

By  •  News

A family in America have launched a search to find their long-lost relatives ahead of a trip to South Donegal this year.

The Devers, (originally Diver), have traced their family …
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Donegal parents warned about horrifying ‘suicide game’ 3 weeks ago

Donegal parents warned about horrifying ‘suicide game’

By  •  News

Gardai have issued a warning over a ‘game’ on social media which challenges people to self-harm.

The game is called ‘Momo’ and targets both children and vulnerable people via Facebook …
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How Sharon has social media for business all sussed out 4 weeks ago

How Sharon has social media for business all sussed out

By  •  Business

by Sharon Hearty, a Donegal Town-based coach in Strategic Digital & Social Communication for CEOs & Senior Executives and Entrepreneurs

No longer is the social media space just for the younger generation or …
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Aldi’s new Shamrock Gin is about to be a go-to St. Patrick’s Day tipple 4 weeks ago

Aldi’s new Shamrock Gin is about to be a go-to St. Patrick’s Day tipple

By  •  Life

Aldi Ireland has announced today that it will be selling Shamrock Infused Gin in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Made by Listoke Distillery in Co. Louth, Tower Gin’s …
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New Mná na hÉireann fund aims to empower 1,000 women 4 weeks ago

New Mná na hÉireann fund aims to empower 1,000 women

By  •  Business

The Mná na hÉireann – Women of Ireland Fund has been launched today to empower 1,000 women to secure employment across Ireland over the next three years.

The fund will be …
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Letterkenny woman set to continue Donegal’s winning streak! 4 weeks ago

Letterkenny woman set to continue Donegal’s winning streak!

Letterkenny woman Teresa Shiels has been revealed among the next five lucky guests – right after a Killygordan man had his own success on the show.

Gerard Muldoon from the …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing lead the way with suicide awareness training 4 weeks ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing lead the way with suicide awareness training

By  •  News

The team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are no strangers to self-development and educational training, however they took it one step further last week and participated in the SafeTALK alertness training …
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Tea & Toast: Inishowen mammy meet-up to discuss alternative therapies 4 weeks ago

Tea & Toast: Inishowen mammy meet-up to discuss alternative therapies

By  •  Mammy

Orla McGowan and Caroline Doherty will be guest speakers at the next Tea & Toast meeting for all local mums on 20th February 2019.

The Tea & Toast is an …
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Donegal man taking on toughest test in memory of his biggest supporter 4 weeks ago

Donegal man taking on toughest test in memory of his biggest supporter

By  •  Sport

The Bridgend man is known for his hurling and Gaelic success in Burt and for Donegal, but he has recently trained as an adventure-racer.

This year will see Andrew …
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Don’t be a fool for love: Gardaí issue warning over online dating 1 month ago

Don’t be a fool for love: Gardaí issue warning over online dating

By  •  News

Valentine’s Day may be all about love, but gardaí are taking a hard line against romance scams today.

An increased number of Irish people have fallen victim to money grabbing …
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Romance at ‘The Woods’ Wedding Fayre takes place this Sunday 1 month ago

Romance at ‘The Woods’ Wedding Fayre takes place this Sunday

The award-winning Mulroy Woods hotel in Milford is hosting their annual Wedding Fayre this Sunday 10th February from 2-5pm.

Future brides and grooms will be welcomed to a stunning afternoon …
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How to curl your hair… and make it last! 1 month ago

How to curl your hair… and make it last!

By  •  Beauty

We all love beautiful, bouncy, flawless curls! But do you know what is even better? Beautiful, flawless curled hair that lasts all day!

Irish Hairdressing Federation Icon Patrick Gildea …
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Ciara Doherty’s husband applauds ‘incredible’ nurses following birth of baby girl 1 month ago

Ciara Doherty’s husband applauds ‘incredible’ nurses following birth of baby girl

By  •  News

Presenter and reporter Ciara Doherty from Letterkenny gave birth to a healthy baby girl, weighing 7lbs, in National Maternity Hospital on Monday.

Experiencing the birth of their first child during …
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How Aine and her team pave the way for better Donegal roads 1 month ago

How Aine and her team pave the way for better Donegal roads

By  •  News

The people of Donegal have been seeing major roadworks in all parts of the county recently. But did you know they are the culmination of years of work to improve …
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Single? Would you ‘love’ to be on the Late Late? Here’s your chance! 1 month ago

Single? Would you ‘love’ to be on the Late Late? Here’s your chance!

Love will be in the air again this weekend with the return of the *ahem* romantic episode which will play host to over 200 singletons.

They are looking for fun …
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Incredible charity donations presented in memory of Sammy and Tory Johnston 1 month ago

Incredible charity donations presented in memory of Sammy and Tory Johnston

By  •  News

The Johnston family ball in honour of the late Sammy and Tory Johnston has been hailed as a huge success.

Tory Johnston was 17-years-old when she passed away in 2015. Her …
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Having a baby in 2019? 10 things you need to know 2 months ago

Having a baby in 2019? 10 things you need to know

Anne Doherty Quinn is a hypnobirthing instructor at ‘Simply Birth Donegal‘. Through classes and workshops, she helps parents take the fear out of childbirth.

So you’re delighted to be pregnant but suddenly …
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Hanna Hats reaches a new peak 2 months ago

Hanna Hats reaches a new peak

The team, who are famous for their Peaky Blinders style creations, unveiled their new collection in collaboration with InterTradeIreland Fusion graduate Rachel Blanckensee and North West Regional College at Ireland’s Creative Expo …
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Tributes paid to popular young men killed in Donegal crash 2 months ago

Tributes paid to popular young men killed in Donegal crash

By  •  News

A dark cloud has descended on the community of Gaoth Dobhair and beyond following a horrific accident on Sunday night.

Gardai have this evening released pictures of the four friends …
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‘Fifty Shades’ author E L James is back with a new steamy novel 2 months ago

‘Fifty Shades’ author E L James is back with a new steamy novel

The woman behind the global Fifty Shades phenomenon is about to send hearts racing again with the reveal of a new book.

E L James has just announced a brand …
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Brilliant Bernie is named a Global Hero of Hope 2 months ago

Brilliant Bernie is named a Global Hero of Hope

By  •  News

An inspirational Donegal woman has been named as a ‘Global Hero of Hope’ by Relay for Life. 

Bernie Gallagher, from the Rosses, is one of the founding members of Relay …
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How this model from Gweedore is making waves on fashion week 2 months ago

How this model from Gweedore is making waves on fashion week

By  •  Style

Ferdia Gallagher, 19, is living a Parisian lifestyle that’s far from his rural Gaeltacht hometown.

Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital has seen Ferdia walking for fashion label Céline …
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Donegal wedding showcase offering €1,000 in vouchers for all couples 2 months ago

Donegal wedding showcase offering €1,000 in vouchers for all couples

A special showcase at the Abbey Hotel and the Central Hotel in Donegal Town is offering couples a great gift as they plan their special days.

The Abbey Hotel and the …
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‘Fun Moves’ course to help Donegal children with Dyspraxia 2 months ago

‘Fun Moves’ course to help Donegal children with Dyspraxia

By  •  Kids

A new workshop series is beginning in Carndonagh this February for children with Dyspraxia/DCD or motor coordination difficulties.

The Fun Moves programme, to be held on Wednesday evenings in St. …
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Watch: This Donegal woman had the best reaction to seeing her sister in Australia 2 months ago

Watch: This Donegal woman had the best reaction to seeing her sister in Australia

By  •  Videos

Leona Russell recently phoned home to Letterkenny asking for tea bags to be sent to her in Australia. Little did she know that a special delivery was on the way!

Serena …
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New Year wardrobe clear-out? Why not donate to this Syrian clothing appeal 2 months ago

New Year wardrobe clear-out? Why not donate to this Syrian clothing appeal

By  •  News

The Letterkenny Islamic Association and the Donegal Intercultural Platform are carrying out another clothing appeal to help Syrian refugees in refugee camps.

The last date for drop off is the …
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Hero teacher Dawn Croke to be laid to rest today 2 months ago

Hero teacher Dawn Croke to be laid to rest today

By  •  News

Dungloe will come to a standstill today for the funeral of one its best-loved young citizens.

Teacher Dawn Croke, who was in her 30s, died on Thursday last when she …
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Eco-action with Joanne: Love Food, Hate Waste 2 months ago

Eco-action with Joanne: Love Food, Hate Waste

By  •  Life

With Christmas and New Year finally behind us, our body weight sufficiently doubled, and the fridge finally getting back to normal, I can’t help but wonder that over the festive …
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Community fund launched for family of cherished Donegal mum Jasmine 2 months ago

Community fund launched for family of cherished Donegal mum Jasmine

By  •  News

A new fund has been set up by the heartbroken friends of Jasmine McMonagle, the young Donegal mum who was murdered in her home.

Tragic Jasmine, aged 28, was killed …
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Search for missing woman continues at Donegal site 2 months ago

Search for missing woman continues at Donegal site

By  •  News

Gardaí in Milford are on the second day of an extensive search operation for the remains of Dr Deirdre O’Flaherty, who went missing in 2009.

Ms O’Flaherty (aged 46), a GP …
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‘Lady Of Donegal’ Christina hopes to do her county proud 2 months ago

‘Lady Of Donegal’ Christina hopes to do her county proud

By  •  Life

Dungloe woman Christina Williamson has set her sights on success as she takes part in the Ireland Pageants Grand Final 2019.

Christina, a 24-year-old hairdresser and childcare assistant, is competing in the ‘Lady …
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How to work from home – sanely! 2 months ago

How to work from home – sanely!

2019 looks set to see more people than ever take the 9-5 into their own hands and become a home entrepreneur. It’s never been easier to work remotely and make …
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Funeral of young Donegal mum Jasmine to be held on Monday 2 months ago

Funeral of young Donegal mum Jasmine to be held on Monday

By  •  News

The 28-year-old mum-of-two was found dead at her home in Killygordon on Friday morning last.

The aspiring actress and model will be laid to rest following funeral mass at St …
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SJP rings in the New Year in ‘remote but beautiful’ Donegal 3 months ago

SJP rings in the New Year in ‘remote but beautiful’ Donegal

The ‘Sex and the City’ star escaped to Donegal to enjoy the holidays with her actor husband Matthew Broderick and their children.

The celebrity couple had a newly-renovated holiday …
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