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Donegal doctor ‘knew young girls would die’ after cervical cancer vaccine was scrapped 1 day ago

Donegal doctor ‘knew young girls would die’ after cervical cancer vaccine was scrapped

By  •  Health

Leading doctor and former Government Minister Jim McDaid has questioned the number of young women who have died after the government ended the free HPV vaccine scheme in 2008.

Dr …
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Simply the best! Four Donegal teachers make Ireland’s Top 20 3 days ago

Simply the best! Four Donegal teachers make Ireland’s Top 20

By  •  News

Four teachers from Donegal are proving to be top of the class after being named on the Teachers Inspire shortlist.

Lorna Barron from Buncrana, Denise Dowds from Muff, Nora Duffy from Dunfanaghy and Mary Daly …
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Culture Night sounds class this year: Here’s your guide to what’s on 4 days ago

Culture Night sounds class this year: Here’s your guide to what’s on

By  •  Events

Letterkenny will be buzzing with activity this Friday night as it hosts its 11th Culture Night.

Events are taking place in popular venues all over the town and it’s a …
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Calling all Brides! You could find your dream dress at this hotel’s wedding showcase 5 days ago

Calling all Brides! You could find your dream dress at this hotel’s wedding showcase

Mulroy Woods Hotel is hosting a wedding showcase with a difference on Sunday 22nd September from 11am-4pm.

Not only will couples get …
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Hopes turn into reality as Sonya Hamilton plans specialist treatment in Germany 1 week ago

Hopes turn into reality as Sonya Hamilton plans specialist treatment in Germany

By  •  News

Ballybofey mum Sonya Hamilton’s hopes for specialist cancer treatment have become a reality thanks to the amazing generosity of her local community.

The 35-year-old mum of five is planning to …
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Friends of Lucy hit the road for fundraising Tractor Run 2 weeks ago

Friends of Lucy hit the road for fundraising Tractor Run

By  •  Events

A great spectacle of tractors hit the road last Saturday to support Castlederg girl Lucy McGeehan in her cancer treatment.

Lucy, aged 6, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma last year – …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: So what IS the Perfect Mum? 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: So what IS the Perfect Mum?

By  •  Mammy

It’s September. As we all struggle to settle into the craziness that is “routine” with our kids and lives and activities and commitments, we are more susceptible to Mammy Guilt …
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There’s a lot of buzz about this new Urban Decay Naked palette 2 weeks ago

There’s a lot of buzz about this new Urban Decay Naked palette

By  •  Beauty

Urban Decay has announced the Irish release date of their brand new Naked eyeshadow palette.

It’s called ‘Honey’ and it’s creating a lot of buzz ahead of its release on …
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Summer Shape Up 2019 comes to an exciting conclusion 3 weeks ago

Summer Shape Up 2019 comes to an exciting conclusion

Letterkenny man Bryan Margey has won a €1,000 holiday after making an outstanding effort in the 2019 Rushe Fitness Summer Shape Up Challenge.

The ever-popular Summer Shape Up is Letterkenny’s …
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Derry Girls’ writer Lisa McGee unveils new drama set in Donegal 3 weeks ago

Derry Girls’ writer Lisa McGee unveils new drama set in Donegal

A new thriller series set in Donegal and written by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee was unveiled ahead of the new season on Virgin Media TV.

The Deceived is going …
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Here comes the bride! Smile for Jasmine Mock Wedding just weeks away 3 weeks ago

Here comes the bride! Smile for Jasmine Mock Wedding just weeks away

By  •  Events

The countdown is on to a marvellous Mock Wedding taking place in Castlefin this September.

The unique fundraiser is taking place on 21st September in aid of the Smile for …
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Boston Rose honours brave Donegal mum who survived cancer 3 weeks ago

Boston Rose honours brave Donegal mum who survived cancer

The bravery and fundraising work of Ardara woman Theresa Stanley was highlighted during a special interview on the first Rose of Tralee selection night of 2019.

Theresa’s daughter Tanya is …
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Donegal MUA making her mark in the Middle East 4 weeks ago

Donegal MUA making her mark in the Middle East

By  •  Beauty

A Donegal woman is sculpting her career in the beauty world of Bahrain.

And she’s loving the luxury and vibrancy of the kingdom.

Christina McBarron from Donegal Town has been …
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Donegal couples supporting each other through infertility journeys 1 month ago

Donegal couples supporting each other through infertility journeys

By  •  Life

A new online community has become a place of shared support for Donegal couples experiencing infertility, IVF or miscarriage.

Fertility is a sensitive topic for many people and is not …
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782 women waiting over a year to attend Letterkenny gynaecology clinics 1 month ago

782 women waiting over a year to attend Letterkenny gynaecology clinics

By  •  Health

It has been revealed that 782 women have been waiting over 12 months for gynaecology appointments at Letterkenny University Hospital.

191 of those women have been waiting 18 months or …
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‘No matter how bad things may seem, there is hope’ 1 month ago

‘No matter how bad things may seem, there is hope’

By  •  Health

Julie Harrigan, 34, had always wanted to work in the legal sector. That was until depression reared its ugly head.

Originally from outside Fahan, she moved away to pursue her …
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Almost 1,800 women waiting on gynaecology appointments at Letterkenny Hospital 1 month ago

Almost 1,800 women waiting on gynaecology appointments at Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  Health

Ireland’s consultant crisis is having a ‘serious effect’ on delivery of women’s healthcare as figures show that 1,783 women are currently waiting for an appointment with a gynaecologist at Letterkenny …
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Angela McGlanaghey announced as Vitality 2019 ambassador 1 month ago

Angela McGlanaghey announced as Vitality 2019 ambassador

By  •  Health

Angela McGlanaghey, of Simple Simon’s health food store in Donegal town, has been announced as a retail ambassador for Vitality 2019.

Vitality is a festival and celebration of natural …
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Twin Towns community stepping up for Sonya 1 month ago

Twin Towns community stepping up for Sonya

By  •  Events

The community of Ballybofey and Stranorlar will be taking to the streets for a worthy cause this Friday evening.

The Igloo and Patton Frozen Foods store is hosting a family …
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‘No family should feel the pain of losing someone far too soon’ 1 month ago

‘No family should feel the pain of losing someone far too soon’

By  •  News

The heartbroken mother of a young Donegal man who died from alcohol poisoning is appealing to young people to remember that nights out can be deadly.

Liam McGlinchey from Buncrana was …
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What do you love about Donegal? Tell the world on #LoveDonegal Day 1 month ago

What do you love about Donegal? Tell the world on #LoveDonegal Day

By  •  News

There’s so much to love about life up here, isn’t it only right that we get a designated day to rave about it?

The team behind Donegal Connect have declared this …
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Gogglebox Ireland are having an open afternoon in Donegal today 1 month ago

Gogglebox Ireland are having an open afternoon in Donegal today

The producers of Virgin Media Television’s ‘Gogglebox Ireland’ are hosting an open casting in Ballyshannon today (Tuesday) to meet potential stars of the next series.

You’ll have to be quick …
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Dearbhla Walsh shines in Miss Universe Ireland final 2 months ago

Dearbhla Walsh shines in Miss Universe Ireland final

By  •  Life

The Kerrykeel woman missed out on winning the 2019 crown during the glamorous final show. However, she had already won many supporters in her pageant campaign this summer.

Dearbhla, aged …
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TV crew visits Donegal family’s home for exciting new series 2 months ago

TV crew visits Donegal family’s home for exciting new series

The sun shone on Stranorlar for the last few days for what proved to be some very exciting filming for the local Mc Menamin family.

Following a national search some …
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Style Study – with Jae Sook Lee of J-Style 2 months ago

Style Study – with Jae Sook Lee of J-Style

By  •  Style

With eye-catching style and a successful blog, Jae Sook Lee has really made her mark on the local fashion scene.

The South Korean native knows a good find, and with …
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New mothers urged to donate to Ireland’s human milk bank 2 months ago

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

By  •  Mammy

More new mums are being asked to donate their breast milk to help the Human Milk Bank meet demands.

The Human Milk Bank, located in Enniskillen, collects milk to help babies all …
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Big-hearted Donegal man inspired to make a difference for people with dementia 2 months ago

Big-hearted Donegal man inspired to make a difference for people with dementia

By  •  Events

Over the past two years, Killygordan’s John Devine has been inspired by his mother to fundraise for local Alzheimer’s services. He’s back again this August, with help from friends, with …
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Events: Colourful fun in memory of a vibrant young Donegal woman 2 months ago

Events: Colourful fun in memory of a vibrant young Donegal woman

By  •  Events

Clouds of colour filled the air in Ballybofey yesterday afternoon as crowds took part in the third annual Kym’s Kolour Fun Run.

A rainbow of runners streamed through the streets …
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Donegal beauty queen making waves at Miami Swim Week 2 months ago

Donegal beauty queen making waves at Miami Swim Week

By  •  Life

Grainne Gallanagh is set to be the first Irish model to feature in Miami Swim Week when she takes to the catwalk today.

The Buncrana woman is in sunny Florida …
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Pioneering Garda Kelly honoured among Ireland’s first female recruits 2 months ago

Pioneering Garda Kelly honoured among Ireland’s first female recruits

By  •  News

Veteran Garda Kathleen Kelly (nee McFadden) from Gaoth Dobhair was one of the first 12 females to join An Garda Síochána 60 years ago this week.

In July 1959, following …
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Derry Girls has been added to Netflix and we’re so ready for a binge-watch 2 months ago

Derry Girls has been added to Netflix and we’re so ready for a binge-watch

The first series of Derry Girls is now available Netflix in Ireland and the UK – just in time to banish the summer rainy day blues.

If you loved Channel …
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Women’s Council call on Government to provide free contraception 3 months ago

Women’s Council call on Government to provide free contraception

By  •  News

The National Women’s Council of Ireland has said contraception should be provided free of charge in the next Budget.

The group says free access to contraception will enable women to use …
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Donegal women invited to gain Peace and Conflict training 3 months ago

Donegal women invited to gain Peace and Conflict training

By  •  News

The PEACE IV project, called PACT, is specifically targeted to empower, engage, transform and connect women aged 16+ in counties Derry, Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim and Sligo.

This free training …
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Businesswoman Ramona Nicholas puts celebrity mansion on the market 3 months ago

Businesswoman Ramona Nicholas puts celebrity mansion on the market

By  •  Life

Dragon’s Den investor Ramona Nicholas has put her stunning Bundoran home up for sale.

The five-bed property is a beach-lovers’ dream, as it boasts panoramic views of Tullan Strand.

At …
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Closure of Lifeline Inishowen will ‘literally put lives at risk’ 3 months ago

Closure of Lifeline Inishowen will ‘literally put lives at risk’

By  •  News

Representatives of Lifeline Inishowen will travel to Leinster House this week to deliver a petition calling for urgent funding to save it from closure.

Lifeline Inishowen is a domestic violence …
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We all need a little Afternoon Indulgence sometimes! 3 months ago

We all need a little Afternoon Indulgence sometimes!

Visit our Facebook giveaway here to win this Afternoon Indulgence experience for two!

Driving up to Lough Eske Castle feels like you’re entering another world. And it definitely did …
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Rushe Fitness launches biggest summer challenge yet! 3 months ago

Rushe Fitness launches biggest summer challenge yet!

This is your chance to join the Rushe Fitness community in Letterkenny for their biggest summer challenge yet.

How would you like to get in shape AND be …
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Chance meeting leads Donegal woman to discover new spirituality 3 months ago

Chance meeting leads Donegal woman to discover new spirituality

By  •  Life

Two years ago, Bundoran woman Ann Keenaghan was on a flight to China when she got chatting to a man who was seated beside her. 

It turned out that the man, …
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Families advised to apply for Back to School Clothing Allowance 3 months ago

Families advised to apply for Back to School Clothing Allowance

By  •  Kids

The once-off payment will be made available again this year and families who are not automatically entitled to the scheme are being advised to check their eligibility. To do this, families must …
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Special events to support ‘Smile for Jasmine’ memorial fund 3 months ago

Special events to support ‘Smile for Jasmine’ memorial fund

By  •  News

Jasmine McMonagle was tragically killed at her home in January 2019. Her partner, Richard Burke, has been charged in connection with the murder.

Friends and family of Jasmine, who had …
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What’s the new play in An Grianán this week? Good question! 3 months ago

What’s the new play in An Grianán this week? Good question!

A brand new production opens at An Grianán Theatre tonight.

The four-night run is almost sold out.

But nobody knows what play they are going to see until the curtain …
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CervicalCheck inquiry unearths outsourcing to unapproved labs 3 months ago

CervicalCheck inquiry unearths outsourcing to unapproved labs

By  •  Health

The second Scally report into the CervicalCheck controversy has found that the level of outsourcing was ‘greater than originally thought’.

It has emerged that smear tests were sent to 16 laboratories, …
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Hero Donegal doctor delivers baby on train 3 months ago

Hero Donegal doctor delivers baby on train

By  •  News

A Donegal doctor came to the rescue to help a mum deliver her baby on board a commuter train travelling from Galway to Dublin yesterday.

The 3.05pm service from Galway …
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From New York to Donegal: A powerful one-woman show comes to town 3 months ago

From New York to Donegal: A powerful one-woman show comes to town

Best-selling American author, Mary Lou Quinlan, is bringing her emotional, one-woman hit play The God Box: A Daughter’s Story, to Donegal for a charity performance this June.

The show, …
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‘Women for Election’ calls for gender quotas for local elections 3 months ago

‘Women for Election’ calls for gender quotas for local elections

By  •  Politics

The national ‘Women for Election’ group has said that this year’s local election was a missed opportunity for greater progress in the representation of women in local government.

While there …
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Listen: Donegal singer records heartfelt song for exam students 4 months ago

Listen: Donegal singer records heartfelt song for exam students

By  •  Mammy, Videos

Any parent with a child going through the Leaving and Junior Cert exams this week knows the stress, worry and emotions of this challenging time. And that’s just the mums …
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Anne O’Gorman’s charity Happy Day returns this June 4 months ago

Anne O’Gorman’s charity Happy Day returns this June

By  •  Events

Ballybofey hairdresser Anne O’Gorman has announced details of her popular Happy Day fundraiser on Saturday 22nd June 2019.

The charity day will be packed with FREE hair and beauty treatments …
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Donegal event to celebrate women’s role in local politics 4 months ago

Donegal event to celebrate women’s role in local politics

By  •  Politics

A special event will be held in Donegal County Museum on 13th June reflecting on the role of women in local government over the past 120 years.

After the 2019 …
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Have your say on the future of Donegal Women’s Centre 4 months ago

Have your say on the future of Donegal Women’s Centre

By  •  News

The Donegal Women’s Centre in Letterkenny is working on a new Strategic Plan and calling on the public to have their say on the future of the services.

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CEO Karina Kelly taps into the magical innovation of New Frontiers 4 months ago

CEO Karina Kelly taps into the magical innovation of New Frontiers

By  •  Business

We find out how Donegal entrepreneur Karina Kelly developed her business to secure a major investment of €75,000.

They say the key to being a successful entrepreneur is being able …
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