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Relief as treatment secured for little Livie in Ireland 2 days ago

Relief as treatment secured for little Livie in Ireland

By  •  News

Little Livie Mulhern has been given the green light to get her treatment in Ireland.

Family and friends of the toddler had raised more than €2million to get Livie vital …
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Thank you, Nora: RNLI celebrates Arranmore woman’s 25 years of voluntary work 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Nora: RNLI celebrates Arranmore woman’s 25 years of voluntary work

By  •  News

Arranmore RNLI volunteer Nora Flanagan’s 25 years of selfless dedicated service have been formally recognised by the life-saving charity.

Nora, who is a retired nurse and the Arranmore station’s Lifeboat …
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Peggy’s personal Camino raises over €5,500 2 weeks ago

Peggy’s personal Camino raises over €5,500

By  •  News

A remarkable Donegal woman has successfully completed her own charity ‘camino’ in the hills of Donegal.

Peggy Stringer (Kelly), a popular dermal clinician from Carndonagh, has accomplished a 160km week-long …
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Memorial bench to be dedicated to beloved Mullan family 2 weeks ago

Memorial bench to be dedicated to beloved Mullan family

By  •  News

The community of Moville has come together to fundraise for a poignant memorial for the late John, Tomás and Amelia Mullan, who passed away in a tragic car accident last …
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Good news for expecting parents as maternity visiting hours change at Letterkenny Hospital 2 weeks ago

Good news for expecting parents as maternity visiting hours change at Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  Health

New visiting times have been introduced at Letterkenny University Hospital to allow birth partners to visit the maternity ward after a baby has been delivered.

From Monday 31st August, the …
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Sneak Peek: New series meets family behind Donegal’s wildest attraction 3 weeks ago

Sneak Peek: New series meets family behind Donegal’s wildest attraction

The dramatic twists and turns of Donegal’s wildest attraction will be showcased in a new series starting Thursday 10th September on RTÉ One.

RTE has released new details on ‘Return …
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Malin buzzing as major movie crew comes to town 3 weeks ago

Malin buzzing as major movie crew comes to town

Malin Head residents are on the lookout for celebrities today as filming starts on yet another Hollywood blockbuster.

A film crew has been spotted on a local beach where filming …
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Donegal community comes together to help a family in need 4 weeks ago

Donegal community comes together to help a family in need

By  •  News

Friends and neighbours of a five-year-old Glenties boy battling cancer will gather this Sunday to take part in a ‘Dander for Danny’.

The event is aimed to raise funds and …
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Serious failures with gynae services in Letterkenny uncovered in damning report 4 weeks ago

Serious failures with gynae services in Letterkenny uncovered in damning report

By  •  Health

A REVIEW into gynaecological services at Letterkenny University Hospital has delivered a damning verdict.

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Ciara Doherty makes an exciting move to the Tonight Show 4 weeks ago

Ciara Doherty makes an exciting move to the Tonight Show

Virgin Media Television has announced that Ciara Doherty will co-host a new series of ‘The Tonight Show’.

The current affairs programme starts on Tuesday 1st September at 10pm on Virgin Media …
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Appeal after woman allegedly sexually assaulted by taxi driver 4 weeks ago

Appeal after woman allegedly sexually assaulted by taxi driver

By  •  News

Gardaí are hunting a taxi driver after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in Inishowen last week.

The woman was allegedly attacked by the taxi driver in Buncrana after a …
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Ambitious Donegal student scoops university award 4 weeks ago

Ambitious Donegal student scoops university award

By  •  News

Donegal woman Póilín Nic Géidigh has won a T. K. Whitaker Prize, a highly competitive award of the National University of Ireland.

Two Whitaker prizes, commemorating one of Ireland’s most …
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What’s On: Drive-in theatre opens outside Letterkenny 4 weeks ago

What’s On: Drive-in theatre opens outside Letterkenny

All roads lead to Ray this weekend as a drive-in cinema opens to round-off the summer holidays.

The Big Drive-Inn theatre experience will be in town for four movie showings …
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‘Heaven has gained three angels today’ 1 month ago

‘Heaven has gained three angels today’

By  •  News

The woman who lost her husband and two children in a horrific car crash in Co Donegal has pleaded with mourners to hug their loved ones and tell them how …
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Donegal presenter returns with new BBC series 1 month ago

Donegal presenter returns with new BBC series

Donegal broadcaster Máire Bhreathnach is back on our screens tonight with a new series of ‘An Focal Scoir’ on BBCNI.

Bhreathnach, from Gortahork, will present the fourth series of the …
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Donegal diver makes history in the Navy 1 month ago

Donegal diver makes history in the Navy

By  •  News

A Donegal woman is making waves in the navy after becoming the Irish Navy’s first female diver.

The honour was bestowed on Sub-Lieutenant Tahlia Britton from Rossnowlagh at a ceremony …
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Heartfelt song dedicated to the late Dawn Croke 2 months ago

Heartfelt song dedicated to the late Dawn Croke

By  •  News

Donegal singer Jacqui Sharkey has released a heart-wrenching new song in memory of the late Dawn Croke.

Until Then is a moving piece for those who have lost a loved …
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National Brown Bread competition returns with search for bakers 2 months ago

National Brown Bread competition returns with search for bakers

By  •  Life

Is your homemade brown bread is the best of the batch?

Maybe it’s time to enter your recipe in the The National Brown Bread Baking Competition.

The event is back …
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Coach Lou: Leading home workouts in a virtual world 2 months ago

Coach Lou: Leading home workouts in a virtual world

By  •  Fitness

A Kent-born, Donegal-based fitness instructor is bringing exercise to homes across the northwest with a live dual fitness experience.

Louise Hayden – known to fans and followers as Coach …
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Respected businesswoman Brigid Heeney passes away, aged 95 2 months ago

Respected businesswoman Brigid Heeney passes away, aged 95

By  •  News

Much loved and highly respected business owner Brigid Heeney has passed away at her home in Ballybofey, aged 95 years.

Brigid, fondly-known by most in the Twin Towns as “Mrs …
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Philadelphia, Here We Come 2 months ago

Philadelphia, Here We Come

Donegal trio The Henry Girls are set to perform at an exciting staging of Philadelphia Folk Festival this August – all without getting on a plane.

The Philadelphia Folk Festival …
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Brave young woman rescues family in beach emergency 2 months ago

Brave young woman rescues family in beach emergency

By  •  News

Report by Sean Friel

A young Donegal woman has been hailed a hero after helping to save a family from drowning during a beach emergency.

Jane Friel (21) from Castlefinn …
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‘Made Local’ campaign shines a light on Donegal designers 2 months ago

‘Made Local’ campaign shines a light on Donegal designers

A new campaign has been launched to boost Ireland’s craft and design industry this year.

Craft makers and retailers are facing unprecedented challenges with a drop in international tourism in …
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Stall the Ball! A Derry Girls book is on the way 2 months ago

Stall the Ball! A Derry Girls book is on the way

Derry Girls fans are buzzing today with the news that an official book is on the way this Christmas.

Details have been revealed for ‘Erin’s Diary’ – which is set …
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Listen: Donegal singer’s powerful song starts a conversation for assault victims 2 months ago

Listen: Donegal singer’s powerful song starts a conversation for assault victims

By  •  Life, Videos

Through the power of music, Aine O’Boyle from Killybegs is bringing women’s issues to the fore and making people listen.

The 26-year-old delved into her creativity during lockdown to start …
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‘Music is truly my sanity and my peace’ 3 months ago

‘Music is truly my sanity and my peace’

Soulful singer Jacqui Sharkey has released the second single from her E.P. Home, hot on the heels of the title track of the same name released last month.

A solicitor by …
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Funeral of much-loved Castlefin mother to be held today 3 months ago

Funeral of much-loved Castlefin mother to be held today

By  •  News

The Finn Valley community is in deep mourning following the heartbreaking passing of a beautiful young mother and her unborn baby.

Tributes have poured out for Marsha Mc Connell (née …
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Welcome news as Cervical screening resumes in July 3 months ago

Welcome news as Cervical screening resumes in July

By  •  Health

CervicalCheck screening tests are set to resume in early July.

The HSE is planning to begin testing from 6th July as it works on the backlog of suspended tests due …
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Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown 3 months ago

Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown

While hairdressers around the country are preparing to reopen, one Donegal woman is getting ready to replace her laptop and screen with scissors and masks. 

Breda Doherty, who runs Hairdos …
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Eight Donegal sisters make great strides for Mary’s Meals 3 months ago

Eight Donegal sisters make great strides for Mary’s Meals

By  •  News

EIGHT Donegal sisters have completed a fundraising 5k walk in aid of charity.

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Let’s ‘Share the Sunshine’ for Donegal Hospice staff 4 months ago

Let’s ‘Share the Sunshine’ for Donegal Hospice staff

By  •  News

The public has been invited to ‘Share the Sunshine’ and spread joy to support Donegal Hospice this weekend, due to the loss of their major annual fundraiser.

Unfortunately, due to …
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Survey seeks to record experiences of Donegal women during Covid-19 crisis 4 months ago

Survey seeks to record experiences of Donegal women during Covid-19 crisis

By  •  News

Covid-19 has changed the way we have been living our daily lives in Ireland since March 2020.

NCCWN- Donegal Women’s Network, has developed a survey to gather information on women’s experiences …
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Watch: Donegal’s Ceol le Chéile choir tune in on Zoom 4 months ago

Watch: Donegal’s Ceol le Chéile choir tune in on Zoom

COVID 19 and all the restrictions it has brought, has seen many Intergenerational projects came to a halt. However, this has not stopped Donegal County Council’s Choir of Ages “Ceol …
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Donegal woman runs with ‘crazy idea’ to raise €4520 4 months ago

Donegal woman runs with ‘crazy idea’ to raise €4520

By  •  News

An inspirational Raphoe woman has raised €4,520 for charity after celebrating her birthday in a remarkable way.

Louise Goudie from Raphoe marked her 28th birthday earlier this month with a …
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Jacqui Sharkey releases new single Home… from home! 4 months ago

Jacqui Sharkey releases new single Home… from home!

Singer songwriter Jacqui Sharkey has dropped her new single – Home – with a virtual online release.

The reflective and soulful version of Home echoes Jacqui’s memories and emotions, and …
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Super success for Donegal in North-West Brides awards 4 months ago

Super success for Donegal in North-West Brides awards

By  •  Bridal

It may be downtime for the wedding industry, but some of Donegal’s top wedding suppliers have received a great boost this week in the North-West Brides Awards.

Donegal businesses scooped …
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More mothers reaching out to local breastfeeding counsellors during Covid-19 4 months ago

More mothers reaching out to local breastfeeding counsellors during Covid-19

By  •  Mammy

The Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellor (BFC) team has reported a rise in the number of local women reaching out for help during Covid-19.

With all face to face support groups suspended, …
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Sadness as body found in search for missing woman 4 months ago

Sadness as body found in search for missing woman

By  •  News

The search for a missing woman in Donegal has been called off following the discovery of a body.

Colleen Magner, aged 43, had been missing from the Derrybeg area since …
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Donegal women line up to share entrepreneurial stories from lockdown 4 months ago

Donegal women line up to share entrepreneurial stories from lockdown

LYIT DICE labs and Donegal Women in Business have teamed up to present an exciting and innovative Webinar: Building Resilience through the Entrepreneurial Mindset on Monday 25th May at 11am.


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Leading consultant to help Letterkenny retailers restart during Covid-19 4 months ago

Leading consultant to help Letterkenny retailers restart during Covid-19

By  •  Business

Retailers who are planning to reopen in the coming weeks are being invited to join a free online seminar series with leading retail consultant Miriam Simon.

Miriam Simon of Partnering Talent …
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Donegal scientist elected as President of Lung Cancer Europe 4 months ago

Donegal scientist elected as President of Lung Cancer Europe

By  •  Health, News

A Donegal scientist has been elected as President of Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE).

Dr Anne-Marie Baird, is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin.

Dr Baird is …
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Parents plea to give beautiful baby Livie the best chance at life 4 months ago

Parents plea to give beautiful baby Livie the best chance at life

By  •  News

A Donegal Town man and his family are hoping to raise €2million for life-improving drug for their baby daughter Livie (Olivia).

Keith Mulhern and his fiance Karen Vickers, who is …
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Donegal Ladies step up for 5million step challenge 4 months ago

Donegal Ladies step up for 5million step challenge

By  •  Sport

DONEGAL Ladies Minor team are hitting the road to raise much-needed funds for the St Vincent de Paul charity.

The team’s players and coaches – from 19 different clubs around …
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Donegal artist inspired to paint for Pieta House 5 months ago

Donegal artist inspired to paint for Pieta House

By  •  Life

Donegal artist Audrey Henry has been inspired to use her skills to raise money for Pieta House’s Darkness Into Light appeal.

Audrey, a skilled artist and designer from Letterkenny, is …
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Donegal mum giving back to ‘superhero’ staff at Letterkenny University Hospital 5 months ago

Donegal mum giving back to ‘superhero’ staff at Letterkenny University Hospital

By  •  Health

A Donegal woman who has lived with kidney failure for 17 years has started a campaign to give back to Letterkenny’s Renal Dialysis Unit.

Caroline Mc Bride, aged 45, started …
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Donegal teacher learns how to mind students’ wellbeing from a distance 5 months ago

Donegal teacher learns how to mind students’ wellbeing from a distance

By  •  Life

by Declan Rooney

Like thousands of her teaching colleagues across the country, Donegal footballer Emer Gallagher quickly became accustomed to education from a distance.

Zoom and Google Classroom have replaced …
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Average age of Donegal brides and grooms getting older – CSO 5 months ago

Average age of Donegal brides and grooms getting older – CSO

By  •  Bridal

Couples in Donegal are waiting a little longer in life to become newlyweds, according to new figures from the CSO.

The average age of Donegal grooms in opposite-sex marriages …
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Grainne Gallanagh returns to nursing front line 5 months ago

Grainne Gallanagh returns to nursing front line

By  •  Health

Former Miss Universe Ireland Grainne Gallanagh has returned to nursing today after signing up to help Ireland’s fight against Covid-19.

The LYIT nursing graduate and model admitted she was “nervous” …
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Rose of Tralee festival cancelled for 2020 5 months ago

Rose of Tralee festival cancelled for 2020

The Rose of Tralee International Festival has been cancelled for the first time in 61 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Festival organisers have confirmed that the event will be …
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Former midwife Moira swaps spirits for sanitiser production 5 months ago

Former midwife Moira swaps spirits for sanitiser production

By  •  Business

Donegal based distiller and former midwife Moira Doherty has switched gears in her business to join the national effort to fight COVID-19.

Sliabh Liag Distillers in Carrick, owned by husband …
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