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Amazing local mothers scoop Donegal Mammy Awards 1 day 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 1 day 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 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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! 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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! 2 weeks 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! 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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? 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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’ 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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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Life-changing invention gives Donegal boy back his childhood 4 weeks ago

Life-changing invention gives Donegal boy back his childhood

By  •  Life

A Raphoe boy whose parents were told he would never have a ‘normal’ life after losing both legs to a rare spinal condition has defied all the odds.

Amazing James …
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Glamorous Grainne in the running for VIP Style Award 4 weeks ago

Glamorous Grainne in the running for VIP Style Award

By  •  Style

Buncrana model Grainne Gallanagh (25) has been announced as a nominee in the VIP Style Awards 2020, one of the biggest events of the Irish fashion calendar.

The beauty queen …
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Sinéad Black singing her heart out in Glór Tíre live shows 4 weeks ago

Sinéad Black singing her heart out in Glór Tíre live shows

Sinead is one of six finalists in the 2020 edition of TG4’s hit country music show.

And the competition is about to heat up tonight as the Glór Tíre eliminations …
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Funder For Down Under quiz raises an ‘AUSome’ amount 4 weeks ago

Funder For Down Under quiz raises an ‘AUSome’ amount

By  •  News

Donegal-based Australian native Bronwyn Walsh has collected another great boost for the Australian Bushfire & Flood Relief after a table quiz last weekend.

Bronwyn Walsh, who lives in Letterkenny, is …
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Dramatic dance-off sees Grainne Gallanagh through to DWTSIRL quarter-finals 4 weeks ago

Dramatic dance-off sees Grainne Gallanagh through to DWTSIRL quarter-finals

Donegal nurse and model Grainne Gallanagh has made it through to the quarter finals of Dancing with the Stars Ireland after a tense dance-off.

The Buncrana woman found herself in …
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‘Your wish is our command’ – Georgina’s five reasons why the Silver Tassie is a winner 4 weeks ago

‘Your wish is our command’ – Georgina’s five reasons why the Silver Tassie is a winner

The Silver Tassie’s Wedding Coordinator Georgina Howley is celebrating two new major award wins, having scooped the Weddings Online prizes for Ulster Wedding Coordinator of the Year 2020 and Ireland’s …
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Beat the beige fatigue: How to add colour to your wardrobe 4 weeks ago

Beat the beige fatigue: How to add colour to your wardrobe

By  •  Style

For many of us it’s not uncommon to have a wardrobe that is a combination of black, whites and neutrals. This has never been more apparent with the latter seasons …
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Donegal woman’s fitness company making moves nationally 1 month ago

Donegal woman’s fitness company making moves nationally

Sarah Gillespie is a woman on a mission – and Ireland is taking note.

As the CEO and founder of RINKA – one of Ireland’s leading children’s fitness providers – …
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Events: Chef Roisin Gillen sets tastebuds alight at intimate Counter pop-up 1 month ago

Events: Chef Roisin Gillen sets tastebuds alight at intimate Counter pop-up

By  •  Events

Chef Roisin Gillen was home for two pop-up nights in Donegal this month – one in Letterkenny and another in Granny Mc’s Kitchen, Donegal Town.

It took just 20 minutes for …
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Here’s how you could win a 5* Dubai holiday with Muff Liquor 1 month ago

Here’s how you could win a 5* Dubai holiday with Muff Liquor

By  •  Life, Travel

The Donegal-based Muff Liquor Co. is celebrating two years with this amazing customer giveaway.

The prize consists of two return flights with Emirates to Dubai with a 5 night stay …
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Flawless Grainne earns first 30 of Dancing with the Stars season 1 month ago

Flawless Grainne earns first 30 of Dancing with the Stars season

Buncrana’s Grainne Gallanagh delivered a game-changing performance on Dancing with the Stars tonight to win the first 30 score of the series.

The former Miss Universe Ireland wowed with her …
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Donegal author to release poignant new novel 1 month ago

Donegal author to release poignant new novel

By  •  Life

Donegal author Margo Gorman is set to launch a new novel next month, following the success of her debut – Bone and Blood: A Berlin novel in 2014.

Margo, who …
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Donegal woman appointed to top BBC presenter role 1 month ago

Donegal woman appointed to top BBC presenter role

By  •  News

Donegal woman Sarah Brett has secured a new lead role with the BBC in Belfast.

Sarah, who is from Portnoo, will be joined by Chris Buckler …
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Dating show searching for its first Donegal participants 1 month ago

Dating show searching for its first Donegal participants

RTÉ2 are looking for participants for the new series of its hit dating show Pulling with my Parents.

And they are hoping to have their first Donegal cast members in series …
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Donegal women being deprived of vital maternity services, consultants warn 2 months ago

Donegal women being deprived of vital maternity services, consultants warn

By  •  Health

Leading Irish hospital consultants have warned that women in Donegal and western counties are losing out on vital mental health services during pregnancy or after childbirth.

Women are also facing …
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Courageous Caitlin celebrates her hero grandparents 2 months ago

Courageous Caitlin celebrates her hero grandparents

By  •  Life

Caitlin, who is battling cancer, has received such wonderful care from her grandparents during her illness that they have been crowned the overall winners of Specsavers Grandparent of the Year …
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Doctor claims up to 12 women suffered delayed cancer diagnoses at Letterkenny Hospital 2 months ago

Doctor claims up to 12 women suffered delayed cancer diagnoses at Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  Health

Up to 12 women suffered delayed diagnosis of their cancers at Letterkenny University Hospital, it has been claimed, as a review of its gynaecological services gets underway.

The Irish Times
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Art auction raises €600 for Ballybofey woman’s cancer fund 2 months ago

Art auction raises €600 for Ballybofey woman’s cancer fund

By  •  News

A local artist’s successful auction has raised a fantastic €600 to help her friend during her battle with cancer.

Angie Doherty from Ballybofey has been having treatment for bowel cancer …
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Experience kitchen excellence at Irwin Expert Electrical 2 months ago

Experience kitchen excellence at Irwin Expert Electrical

You are invited to experience kitchen excellence with a visit to see Irwin Expert Electrical’s Siemens built-in cooking appliances at the Letterkenny and Buncrana stores.

Instore demos available daily.

This …
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Your dream wedding in Spain at Sunset Beach Club 2 months ago

Your dream wedding in Spain at Sunset Beach Club

If you are dreaming of a romantic celebration on the shores of the Spanish Mediterranean, Sunset Beach Club may well be the venue for you!  This Irish owned resort hotel …
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Three Donegal restaurants make it to Ireland’s Top 100 list 2 months ago

Three Donegal restaurants make it to Ireland’s Top 100 list

By  •  Life

Three of Donegal’s most popular restaurants have earned places on the Sunday Times Top 100 list of restaurants in Ireland for 2020.

The Foyle Hotel in Moville, Lemon Tree …
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A winning start to 2020 for Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 2 months ago

A winning start to 2020 for Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

By  •  News, Style

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are once again proving they are a cut about the rest after being named as the Best Hair Salon of 2020 in the Irish Enterprise Awards.

This …
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Opinion: Donegal women haven’t been truly represented in Dáil Éireann 2 months ago

Opinion: Donegal women haven’t been truly represented in Dáil Éireann

By  •  Politics

Ahead of Election 2020, Dungloe barrister David Greene has expressed his disappointment that just one female is running out of 12 candidates.

David Greene

Letterkenny activist Mary T Sweeney has been …
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Quality and safety of gynae services in Letterkenny under review 2 months ago

Quality and safety of gynae services in Letterkenny under review

By  •  Health

The Saolta group is set to carry out a review into the Gynaecological Services at Letterkenny University Hospital due to concerns over diagnoses.

The quality and safety of the department …
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Super celebrations and surprises in store for Letterkenny Panto 2 months ago

Super celebrations and surprises in store for Letterkenny Panto

The 2020 show is Cinderella – a nod to the very first pantomime staged in the town back in 1950. 

This year’s Cinderella will be in the new venue of …
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Election 2020: A chance to see more women elected to the Dáil 2 months ago

Election 2020: A chance to see more women elected to the Dáil

By  •  Politics

With the General Election called for the 8th of February, Women For Election is urging all parties to aim for at least a 40% gender balance amongst their candidates.


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Community rushes to help Ballybofey woman battling cancer 3 months ago

Community rushes to help Ballybofey woman battling cancer

By  •  News

Angie Doherty has been undergoing treatment for bowel cancer for the past two years.

Now, as she prepares to undergo surgery, her family are appealing to their local community to …
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Viewers fall for Ashley and Eric on First Dates Ireland 3 months ago

Viewers fall for Ashley and Eric on First Dates Ireland

TV viewers were thrilled to see Ashley Pye from Donegal find a great match on last night’s First Dates Ireland on RTE Two.

And the brave Killygordan woman’s open discussion …
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Letterkenny Babies First Communion sale is a win-win for everyone 3 months ago

Letterkenny Babies First Communion sale is a win-win for everyone

By  •  Mammy

The Letterkenny Babies Facebook group is back with a second Communion Wear fundraiser in January 2020.

The sale is a win-win for everyone – families donate their pre-loved communion wear …
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New site being sought for a BreastCheck unit for women of Inishowen 3 months ago

New site being sought for a BreastCheck unit for women of Inishowen

By  •  Health

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal, Charlie McConalogue, received confirmation that the HSE’s National Screening Service is hoping to find a potential site for a BreastCheck mobile unit in Inishown.


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Donegal woman braving the cameras on First Dates Ireland 3 months ago

Donegal woman braving the cameras on First Dates Ireland

As if blind dates weren’t nerve-wracking enough, a young Donegal woman will be letting cameras in on her romantic rendezvous on First Dates Ireland this week.

Ashley Pye (25) from …
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