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All I Want for Christmas are… Sonos speakers from Irwin Expert Electrical 2 days ago

All I Want for Christmas are… Sonos speakers from Irwin Expert Electrical

For the music fan in your life, a gift that offers brilliant sound could be the perfect present for Christmas 2019.

Irwin Expert Electrical in Letterkenny and Buncrana stock a …
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Letterkenny teacher to launch charity CD this Friday 2 days ago

Letterkenny teacher to launch charity CD this Friday

Popular Letterkenny schoolteacher Anne Nicholls has brought a community of musicians and artists together for a special Christmas CD in aid of the homeless.

The CD, titled Christmas Greetings from …
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Leitir woman presented with NI Women in Business Award 2 days ago

Leitir woman presented with NI Women in Business Award

By  •  Business

‘Leitir woman’ Anne Donaghy has won the Outstanding Management and Leadership award at this year’s Northern Ireland Women in Business Awards.

The region’s top businesswomen were celebrated for their achievements …
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Nadine Coyle gets jungle ready… with Donegal’s bears! 3 days ago

Nadine Coyle gets jungle ready… with Donegal’s bears!

It turns out that I’m a Celebrity contestant Nadine Coyle was preparing for the jungle long before heading down under this month.

The Derry pop star was in Donegal …
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Army of kind Donegal women inspire local toy appeal 4 days ago

Army of kind Donegal women inspire local toy appeal

Hundreds of Donegal women are spreading the Christmas cheer for less fortunate, vulnerable and sick children this year in a fantastic online community toy appeal that has spread across the …
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Get That Trend founder urges Donegal businesswomen to go for growth 4 days ago

Get That Trend founder urges Donegal businesswomen to go for growth

By  •  Business

Donegal boutique owner Anne Colgan from Get That Trend is calling on Donegal’s entrepreneurs to apply for the next cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme.


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Derry Girls cast set for festive bake-off 1 week ago

Derry Girls cast set for festive bake-off

If you’re a fan of Derry Girls (if you’re not then “catch yourself on”) and the Great British Bake-Off, 2020 is going to have the best possible start for you.


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Women’s seminar to explore diversity and challenges 1 week ago

Women’s seminar to explore diversity and challenges

By  •  News

A seminar will take place in Donegal next week to discuss issues affecting migrant and minority ethnic women in the border region.

Issues affecting migrant, black and minority ethnic women living …
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Watch: All I Want for Christmas… is top tech from Irwin Expert Electrical 1 week ago

Watch: All I Want for Christmas… is top tech from Irwin Expert Electrical

Laptops, tablets, printers and gadgets – whatever tech gifts you’re after this Christmas, you’re sure to find brilliant options and offers at the Irwin Expert Electrical IT Centres.

Irwin Expert …
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Donegal woman’s Winning Streak haul to fund new home renovation 2 weeks ago

Donegal woman’s Winning Streak haul to fund new home renovation

A Donegal woman is planning a big refurbishing job on her new home after winning a cool €26,000 on Winning Streak last Saturday.

Louise Kelly from Pettigo was delighted with …
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Angela Ward to share her business drive at event with Kelly’s Toyota 2 weeks ago

Angela Ward to share her business drive at event with Kelly’s Toyota

By  •  Business

The Donegal Women in Business Network will be talking all things cars at their next event in association with Kelly’s Toyota.Donegal driving instructor Angela Ward is celebrating her 15th anniversary …
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All I Want for Christmas… is a Dyson from Irwin Expert Electrical 2 weeks ago

All I Want for Christmas… is a Dyson from Irwin Expert Electrical

Dyson’s ground-breaking technologies are at the top of many wish lists this Christmas.

Whether it’s the revolutionary hair styling products, fans and air purifiers or the highly-impressive vacuum cleaners, a …
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Events: Donegal women with business ideas urged to take action 2 weeks ago

Events: Donegal women with business ideas urged to take action

The Local Enterprise Office in Donegal is calling for more female entrepreneurs and telling female-led businesses in the county to have the ambition to grow globally.

Key motivational messages …
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Why the new BPerfect palette is everything we need for autumn 3 weeks ago

Why the new BPerfect palette is everything we need for autumn

BPerfect have done it again – they’ve created a frenzy for a dream eye palette.

And it’s for all the right reasons again too.

This month’s launch is the Clientele Collection in …
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North West Opera take on musical favourites in unmissable show 3 weeks ago

North West Opera take on musical favourites in unmissable show

North West Opera will perform an unmissable gala concert in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny next month.

Favourites from Musicals & Operas’ takes place on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November and will showcase …
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Dreamy sleepover party to be held in aid of Sonya Hamilton 3 weeks ago

Dreamy sleepover party to be held in aid of Sonya Hamilton

By  •  Mammy

A very special children’s sleepover will be taking place in Ballybofey this November in aid of a popular local mum.

A Teepee Party, organised by Mama Bear Parties, will be …
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Donegal teacher turns to wellness after breast cancer 3 weeks ago

Donegal teacher turns to wellness after breast cancer

By  •  Life

An Inishowen schoolteacher’s life has taken an unexpected turn after experiencing cancer.

Six years ago, Sharon Doherty from Quigley’s Point was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer.

But she decided …
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At 71, Anne proudly graduates in the class of 2019! 4 weeks ago

At 71, Anne proudly graduates in the class of 2019!

By  •  Life

A Retired Teacher and Lecturer will be among almost 800 students who will graduate from North West Regional College (NWRC) with a Higher Education qualification this year.

Anne Loveday, aged …
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Call goes out for Donegal’s amazing young volunteers 4 weeks ago

Call goes out for Donegal’s amazing young volunteers

By  •  News

Do you know any amazing young people who make a difference with their inspirational volunteering? 

The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards wants to shine a light on their efforts, and dedicated …
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The Letterkenny Gaels play will be quare craic! 4 weeks ago

The Letterkenny Gaels play will be quare craic!

Letterkenny Gaels GAA Club will kick off an 8-night run of the Joyce Minford comedy play The Quare Gunk this Thursday 17th October at the club room at Pairc na …
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Watch: Beautiful hospital display shines a light on baby loss 1 month ago

Watch: Beautiful hospital display shines a light on baby loss

By  •  News, Videos

Letterkenny University Hospital was illuminated in pink and blue colours on Tuesday night for a very special reason – to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019.

The display was part …
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Letterkenny Hospital to light up in memory of babies 1 month ago

Letterkenny Hospital to light up in memory of babies

By  •  News

Baby Loss Awareness Week (09-15 October) is an international event that aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a …
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‘Differences are so wonderful’ – A lovely lesson from beautiful Lucy’s mum 1 month ago

‘Differences are so wonderful’ – A lovely lesson from beautiful Lucy’s mum

By  •  Life

Dungloe mum Carleen Gallagher has been inspired by her little girl Lucy to call on parents to teach their children about different types of beauty.

Lucy Gallagher (6) has an …
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Top speakers to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day in Donegal 1 month ago

Top speakers to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day in Donegal

By  •  Business

Stories, innovation and finding a competitive edge will be the order of the day when Donegal celebrates National Women’s Enterprise Day 2019.

Performance and Lifestyle Coach Anna Geary returns to …
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Letterkenny Maternity visiting rules change for more parent time 1 month ago

Letterkenny Maternity visiting rules change for more parent time

By  •  Mammy

The Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is introducing new policies to reduce the number of visitors allowed in the ward. 

The changes, which are based on feedback from new …
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Over €14,000 raised in memory of much-loved Killygordon mum 1 month ago

Over €14,000 raised in memory of much-loved Killygordon mum

By  •  News

A major tractor run in memory of the late Elaine McGlinchey has raised a fantastic €14,000 for the Sperrin Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital.

Elaine McGlinchey (née Porter) was a loving and caring …
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Hero Donegal boy gives gift of life to brave sister 1 month ago

Hero Donegal boy gives gift of life to brave sister

By  •  News

Niamh Toland (14) is doing well after receiving her transplant from her brother Niall (12), the Tirconaill Tribune reports.

Niamh has had a major health battle this year after being …
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Do you feel represented? 1 month ago

Do you feel represented?

By  •  Events

The NCCWN-Donegal local women’s group is hosting an event next week to ask the question: Donegal women, do you feel represented? Are women fairly represented in politics?

On Wednesday 9th October, 11am-2pm, the …
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Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of Donegal Women in Business 2 months ago

Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of Donegal Women in Business

More than 200 people visited Lough Eske Castle on Tuesday 1st October to mark a key moment for the Donegal Women in Business Network – their 20 year anniversary.

The …
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Watch: What makes Irwins Expert Electrical Buncrana special to customers 2 months ago

Watch: What makes Irwins Expert Electrical Buncrana special to customers

They’re a friendly bunch at Irwins Expert Electrical Buncrana, and they were all smiles last week as they welcomed the Donegal Daily cameras for an introduction to their store.

Manager …
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Watch: Why Reformer Pilates could be your new favourite exercise 2 months ago

Watch: Why Reformer Pilates could be your new favourite exercise

There’s something about September that makes us want to change things up. As we go back to routine, it’s always good to shake up our fitness routine and try something …
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Letterkenny ladies social group begins this week 2 months ago

Letterkenny ladies social group begins this week

The Cara House Ladies Group is a casual gathering for women to get together, learn from information sessions and demonstrations and enjoy an afternoon in friendly company.

The first meeting …
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Room to Improve fan Claire gets a starring role in the series 2 months ago

Room to Improve fan Claire gets a starring role in the series

Donegal’s Claire Irwin made her TV debut on ‘Room to Improve’ last night, working as a Quantity Surveyor in one of RTE’s biggest series.

Claire (34), from Burnfoot, impressed as …
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Soon-to-be ‘TV star’ Deirbhile hosting charity quiz 2 months ago

Soon-to-be ‘TV star’ Deirbhile hosting charity quiz

By  •  Events

Deirbhile Ní Chathail, born and bred in Letterkenny, is now working in Dublin on the Vodafone Graduate programme. As part of the company’s charity partnership, she and her colleagues have volunteered …
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Discover your dream wedding at the Harvey’s Point Wedding Fair 2 months ago

Discover your dream wedding at the Harvey’s Point Wedding Fair

By  •  Bridal

Donegal’s most exquisite wedding venue is hosting an unmissable wedding fayre this Autumn to show how they turn dreams into reality.

Harvey’s Point, on the shores of Lough Eske, is Ireland’s …
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Remembering Grainne: School community pays tribute to beloved teacher 2 months ago

Remembering Grainne: School community pays tribute to beloved teacher

By  •  News

There were poignant scenes in the halls of Deele College this afternoon as the school community paid tribute to former science teacher, Mrs Grainne O’Donnell, who passed away last February …
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Funeral arrangements announced for the late Kathleen Pryal 2 months ago

Funeral arrangements announced for the late Kathleen Pryal

By  •  News

The funeral details for the late Kathleen Pryal, who was killed in a tragic accident outside Donegal Town, have been released. 

Mrs Pryal (née Harvey) died on Sunday night after …
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Local woman dies in tragic accident outside Donegal Town 2 months ago

Local woman dies in tragic accident outside Donegal Town

By  •  News

A 69-year-old local woman was tragically killed in a collision outside Donegal Town on Sunday night.

The victim has been named locally as Kathleen Pryal (née Harvey) from Spierstown.

She …
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Donegal doctor ‘knew young girls would die’ after cervical cancer vaccine was scrapped 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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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