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A winning start to 2020 for Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 1 day 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.

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Opinion: Donegal women haven’t been truly represented in Dáil Éireann 2 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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A sorrowful celebration of the life of tragic nurse Mary Ellen 3 weeks ago

A sorrowful celebration of the life of tragic nurse Mary Ellen

By  •  News

The community of Ardara has never been closer than it was today when it said a sorrowful farewell to nurse Mary Ellen Molloy.

The 26-year-old died tragically when a tree …
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Special remembrance service to be held for families affected by the death of a baby 3 weeks ago

Special remembrance service to be held for families affected by the death of a baby

By  •  News

A special ‘Little Christmas’ remembrance service will be held for bereaved parents upstairs in St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny on Sunday 5th January 2020 from 3pm. 

The service is organised …
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Family of Mary Ellen Molloy hoping to have her home within a week 4 weeks ago

Family of Mary Ellen Molloy hoping to have her home within a week

By  •  News

The heartbroken family of tragic nurse Mary Ellen Molloy are hoping to have her home for her funeral in the coming week.

Preparations to repatriate the 26-year-old Donegal woman’s remains …
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Donators rush to support fund to bring the late Mary Ellen Molloy home 1 month ago

Donators rush to support fund to bring the late Mary Ellen Molloy home

By  •  News

A fund to help a Donegal nurse killed in a tragic accident in Australia has reached a staggering €63,000 in less than 24 hours.

Mary Ellen Molloy was killed when …
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Tributes pour in for much-loved nurse who died in tragic accident in Australia 1 month ago

Tributes pour in for much-loved nurse who died in tragic accident in Australia

By  •  News

Tributes are pouring in for a young Donegal nurse who tragically lost her life following an accident in Australia yesterday.

Mary Ellen Molloy from Edergole in Ardara suffered fatal injuries …
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All I Want for Christmas… last-minute ideas for everyone on your list at Irwin Expert Electrical 1 month ago

All I Want for Christmas… last-minute ideas for everyone on your list at Irwin Expert Electrical

It’s last-minute shopping time, but there’s no need to panic when there are gift ideas to suit everyone at Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny and Buncrana.

It’s time to wrap up …
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Events: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team celebrate successes at Christmas 1 month ago

Events: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team celebrate successes at Christmas

By  •  Events, Life

What a year it has been for the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team in the Centre of Excellence in Letterkenny!

This multi award winning salon let loose and took some …
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Donegal man takes proposals to a whole new level 2 months ago

Donegal man takes proposals to a whole new level

By  •  Bridal

A young Donegal couple are ‘flying on the wings of love’ after a thrilling proposal in Dubai.

Paul ‘Yank’ Boyle from the Rosses is currently based in Dubai along with …
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Letterkenny’s Sensory Santa sessions return for 2019 2 months ago

Letterkenny’s Sensory Santa sessions return for 2019

Do you know a child with Autism or Sensory Processing Difficulties?

One thing on the list for many families this Christmas is a visit to Santa’s grotto. But for children …
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Five Donegal designers impress in the US 2 months ago

Five Donegal designers impress in the US

Five Donegal designer-makers showcased their incredible creative talents in Philadelphia last weekend when they took part in the gala ‘Straight out of Ireland’ event organised by the Irish Immigration Centre.


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Shop a little, help a lot at iCare’s new Christmas craft sale 2 months ago

Shop a little, help a lot at iCare’s new Christmas craft sale

A new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop has opened at the iCARE centre in Buncrana in the run-up to Christmas, selling unique festive gifts made by young adults with autism.

The …
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A Donegal first as minority women gather for seminar 2 months ago

A Donegal first as minority women gather for seminar

By  •  Events

WOMEN from black, minority and ethnic communities on both sides of the border have gathered together for the first time in Donegal to explore the issues affecting them and to …
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‘Mary Christmas’ in Kerrykeel all set for the big switch-on 2 months ago

‘Mary Christmas’ in Kerrykeel all set for the big switch-on

Ireland biggest private home Christmas lights display are set to dazzle once again when special guest Santa turns them on this Friday.

Mary Whoriskey and her husband Michael have been …
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Lucky Louise bags €40,000 on Winning Streak 2 months ago

Lucky Louise bags €40,000 on Winning Streak

There were double celebrations for a lucky family in Donegal who won €40,000 on Winning Streak, just four weeks after they welcomed a new baby boy.

Louise Mills, who is …
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Events: Anne Nicholls and guests launch charity Christmas CD 2 months ago

Events: Anne Nicholls and guests launch charity Christmas CD

Over 200 people were treated to a magical night of Christmas music on Friday when Letterkenny teacher Anne Nicholls and guests launched a charity CD.

Music, stories and special moments …
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‘Granny, this one is for you’ –  Donegal woman plans gruelling trek to Everest Base Camp 2 months ago

‘Granny, this one is for you’ – Donegal woman plans gruelling trek to Everest Base Camp

By  •  News

A determined Donegal woman is about to hike 5,000 metres to Everest Base Camp for charity in memory of her late grandmother. 

Glenda McGinty is taking on the arduous climb …
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Up the ante on your A/W wardrobe 2 months ago

Up the ante on your A/W wardrobe

By  •  Style

Autumnal style is a certain go-to for many of us.  

The idea of thick cashmere knits, burgundy sweater dresses and soft fur trimmed floor length coats makes the art …
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Recipe: This Prosecco wreath cake is perfect for party season 2 months ago

Recipe: This Prosecco wreath cake is perfect for party season

‘Tis the season for Christmas baking, and if you want to take a step up from mince pies then a show-stopping cake is the way to impress.

We got our …
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All I Want for Christmas are… Sonos speakers from Irwin Expert Electrical 2 months 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 months 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 months 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! 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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! 3 months 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 3 months 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! 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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