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Popular ‘Bricks 4 Kidz’ summer camps coming to 16 Donegal locations 3 days ago

Popular ‘Bricks 4 Kidz’ summer camps coming to 16 Donegal locations

Bricks 4 Kidz are bringing their popular Lego themed camps to 16 locations throughout Donegal this summer.

A Bricks 4 Kidz Summer camp is perfect for keeping kids entertained during …
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Kate Middleton seen sporting Donegal clothing in this beautiful photoshoot 4 days ago

Kate Middleton seen sporting Donegal clothing in this beautiful photoshoot

By  •  Style

The Royal family has this week unveiled an eye-catching photo series to showcase a garden co-designed by Kate Middleton for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

But the owner of one Donegal company wasn’t …
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Brave young Donegal woman inspires MS fundraiser 5 days ago

Brave young Donegal woman inspires MS fundraiser

By  •  Health

Jordana Devine’s life changed three years ago when she developed multiple sclerosis (MS).

At 21 years old, the Killygordan woman became one of the 9,000+ people in Ireland living with …
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Sadness at passing of iconic Hanna Hats MD John Hanna 1 week ago

Sadness at passing of iconic Hanna Hats MD John Hanna

By  •  News

Mr Hanna, the Managing Director of the famous Hanna Hats in Donegal Town, passed away peacefully at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin.

He was surrounded by his loving family including …
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Feeling a little lost in life? This RTÉ series wants to help you 2 weeks ago

Feeling a little lost in life? This RTÉ series wants to help you

Lost Your Way? will soon be coming to RTE2 to help people who would like a little guidance to get on the right path again.

Four mentors – not …
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Hollywood icon Doris Day has died 2 weeks ago

Hollywood icon Doris Day has died

The American screen star passed away at her home in Camel Valley in California.

Known as one of the biggest female icons of all time, Day became a star in the …
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How a good luck card led Afke Barr to win €37,000! 2 weeks ago

How a good luck card led Afke Barr to win €37,000!

Buncrana woman Afke Barr had plenty of local supporters cheering her on as she won a cool €37,000 on Winning Streak last Saturday, just months after a fire almost destroyed …
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Funny and empowering one-woman play confronts ageing head-on 2 weeks ago

Funny and empowering one-woman play confronts ageing head-on

‘It’s a bit of a surprise when you arrive at sixty and are suddenly told you are old. Not told formally; a letter doesn’t come in the post, but you …
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Have you ‘herd’ about this Donegal wedding surprise? 2 weeks ago

Have you ‘herd’ about this Donegal wedding surprise?

By  •  Bridal

As wedding gifts go, Cahal McCloskey has set the bar high.

The Dungiven man stunned his wife Sinead by bringing a baa-rillient extra guest to their wedding reception at the …
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Prince Harry and Meghan introduce new baby boy to the world 2 weeks ago

Prince Harry and Meghan introduce new baby boy to the world

By  •  Life

“I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy,” Meghan Markle said today as she and Prince Harry introduced their new arrival to the world.

The royal …
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Remembering Kathleen: Charity dance marks first anniversary of Donegal mum’s passing 2 weeks ago

Remembering Kathleen: Charity dance marks first anniversary of Donegal mum’s passing

By  •  Events

Kathleen Lynch (née Coyle) from St Johnston, formerly of Cranford, passed away in May 2018 at the age of 53. She is sadly missed by her husband Joe, son Colm, daughter …
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World Ovarian Cancer Day – the symptoms you need to know 2 weeks ago

World Ovarian Cancer Day – the symptoms you need to know

By  •  Health

Today, 8th May, is World Ovarian Cancer Day.

Termed the ‘silent killer’, today is about sharing the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and encouraging women to talk to their …
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Irish women are the fourth heaviest drinkers in the world, study finds 2 weeks ago

Irish women are the fourth heaviest drinkers in the world, study finds

By  •  Health

A new study has found that women in Ireland are some of the heaviest female drinkers in the world.

More than a quarter of Irish women were classified as binge …
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Enya joins celebrations as niece is crowned ‘Donegal Mary’ 3 weeks ago

Enya joins celebrations as niece is crowned ‘Donegal Mary’

Global singing star Enya made a rare appearance in Donegal after her niece was selected to represent Donegal in this year’s Mary from Dungloe Festival.

The normally reclusive star delighted …
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Bonnie Ryan joins the Xposé team 3 weeks ago

Bonnie Ryan joins the Xposé team

Bonnie Ryan, daughter of the late Gerry Ryan, has become one of Ireland’s rising stars in the beauty industry in recent years having worked as a freelance makeup artist, Instagram personality and …
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‘I’ve finally got my justice’ – Donegal woman’s relief as father is jailed for her rape 4 weeks ago

‘I’ve finally got my justice’ – Donegal woman’s relief as father is jailed for her rape

By  •  News

Annie Lafferty, 25, waived her right to anonymity to ensure her father, Maurice Lafferty would be publicly named.

Maurice Lafferty, 50, of Corcullen, Castlefin, Donegal, was sentenced to 11 years …
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It’s the end of an era for the Daniel O’Donnell Centre 4 weeks ago

It’s the end of an era for the Daniel O’Donnell Centre

By  •  News

Daniel O’Donnell fans have been left shocked following the announcement that his visitor centre in Donegal is to close.

The owners of the building in which the centre is housed …
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Model Julia Restoin Roitfeld swaps NYC for a break in DGL 4 weeks ago

Model Julia Restoin Roitfeld swaps NYC for a break in DGL

Parisian style icon Julia Restoin Roitfeld has found perfection in the hills of Donegal.

The international model and art director was spotted seeking out the scenic delights of Donegal over …
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Eco-action with Joanne: Putting permaculture first 1 month ago

Eco-action with Joanne: Putting permaculture first

By  •  Life

So, what exactly is Permaculture?

This coming May 25th and 26th, OURganic Gardens in Gortahork is hosting a two-day introduction to permaculture with Earthcare facilitators Hannah Mole and regenerative …
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Volunteers sought for charity bag pack 1 month ago

Volunteers sought for charity bag pack

By  •  News

The Donegal Dyspraxia Association is calling for volunteers for a bag packing fundraiser in Supervalu Carndonagh this Saturday 20th April.

Money raised will be in aid of Dyspraxia Ireland, in …
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‘She Owns it!’ video series to be launched in Donegal 1 month ago

‘She Owns it!’ video series to be launched in Donegal

By  •  Business

An exciting new video series will be released next week as part of the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the Donegal Women in Business Network.

Produced by Aileen Kelly, the films meet …
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Women’s Inspire Donegal: Stand-out moments of inspiration 1 month ago

Women’s Inspire Donegal: Stand-out moments of inspiration

The Women’s Inspire Network came to town on Wednesday last for a jam-packed day of advice, stories and inspiration for women in business.

With around 180 attendees, 20 speakers and …
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Could you be Miss Donegal 2019? 1 month ago

Could you be Miss Donegal 2019?

By  •  Life

The Miss Donegal pageant has launched a search for candidates for the 2019 competition.

Winners of the regional titles take on an important role: becoming an ambassador for the county …
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All our favourite bits from the Derry Girls finale 2 months ago

All our favourite bits from the Derry Girls finale

Bill Clinton hanging out in Burt, pink and purple USA flags and wee James being accepted as a Derry Girl – the season finale of Derry Girls series two had …
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It’s the series finale of Derry Girls and we’re just not ready yet 2 months ago

It’s the series finale of Derry Girls and we’re just not ready yet

Six weeks of giggles and great Derry humour will come to an end tonight in the series two finale of Derry Girls.

The Channel4 comedy brought us on great adventures …
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Donegal director’s heart-wrenching doc earns award nomination 2 months ago

Donegal director’s heart-wrenching doc earns award nomination

Helena Gallagher, who is originally from Arranmore Island but who now lives in Scotland, is no stranger to the world of broadcasting.

The owner of HG Productions, Helena has worked …
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Facebook expert to share wisdom with Donegal businesswomen 2 months ago

Facebook expert to share wisdom with Donegal businesswomen

By  •  Business

Sligo-based digital marketer Louise McDonnell is Donegal-bound on 10th April to share her knowledge at the Women’s Inspire Spring Seminar at Harvey’s Point.

The inspiring speaker has conquered social media and …
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Derry Girls go to prom: Seven best bits from another cracker 2 months ago

Derry Girls go to prom: Seven best bits from another cracker

The penultimate episode of this series of Derry Girls was another ‘cracker’, as Orla would say.

The famous five getting ready for prom, struggling with dates and school dramas caused a …
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Shock and sadness following death of Áine Friel, aged 28 2 months ago

Shock and sadness following death of Áine Friel, aged 28

By  •  News

The Fanad community is in mourning today following the sad passing of Áine Friel. 

Ms Friel, who was an inspirational and popular local woman, died on Sunday at the age …
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Donegal woman honoured by NI Ambulance Service 2 months ago

Donegal woman honoured by NI Ambulance Service

By  •  News

The Lifford native, who is a Community Paramedic in Castlederg, was honoured at the first ever NIAS Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony.

Caroline’s colleagues had nominated her for her outstanding service to …
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Big turnout expected for Sunday’s RunDonegal Women’s 5k 2 months ago

Big turnout expected for Sunday’s RunDonegal Women’s 5k

By  •  Sport

The organisers of RunDonegal Women’s 5k Walk/Run say they are expecting a large turnout out for the Stranorlar-based event which has a start time of 11 am on Sunday 31st …
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Perfectly unique Mother’s Day presents 2 months ago

Perfectly unique Mother’s Day presents

By  •  Mammy

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday 31th March and if you are searching for a gift, then look no further than Amelia’s Irish Design & Gift in Letterkenny.

The store on …
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Meet the four Donegal women aiming to bring new voices to local council 2 months ago

Meet the four Donegal women aiming to bring new voices to local council

By  •  Politics

Eimer Friel, Bernie Moran, Evelyn Sweeney and Michelle McKenna have all been confirmed as candidates across four electoral areas in the local elections this May.

The four dynamic women, who …
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Women’s Inspire: ‘Being someone that women can trust is amazing’ 2 months ago

Women’s Inspire: ‘Being someone that women can trust is amazing’

By  •  Business

Lorraine Boyce from Letterkenny has been running her own physiotherapy clinic for the past seven years and has found great fulfilment in helping women feel like themselves again.

As the founder …
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Donegal midwife Philomena Canning has passed away 2 months ago

Donegal midwife Philomena Canning has passed away

By  •  News

Independent midwife and rights campaigner Philomena Sarah Canning has passed away at the age of 59.

The Glenvar native died peacefully on Friday night at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital Dublin. She …
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Women’s Inspire: Michelle McLoughlin means business! 2 months ago

Women’s Inspire: Michelle McLoughlin means business!

By  •  Business

Sligo-based Solicitor Michelle McLoughlin has a passion for helping businesses manage legal matters and reach their goals.

Which means she’s an ideal speaker for the Women’s Inspire Network seminar, which is …
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Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal 2 months ago

Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal

By  •  Health, Kids

The HSE has confirmed that there have been 13 confirmed cases of Mumps in the North West since the start of March.

These have been mainly in the South Donegal …
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Colour Me Calm: How Maeve inspires meditation through art 2 months ago

Colour Me Calm: How Maeve inspires meditation through art

By  •  Events

This Sunday will see Wholegreen on Church Lane in Letterkenny host an event with a difference called ‘Creative Meditation’.

Letterkenny woman and psychotherapist Maeve Peoples will be hosting this unique …
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The painful reality of endometriosis 2 months ago

The painful reality of endometriosis

By  •  Health

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. If you know 10 women, you know endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a disease caused by tissue developing outside the uterus. The two main symptoms are pain and …
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Derry Girls and Take That joining forces for tonight’s episode 2 months 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’ 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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? 3 months 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’ 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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