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Silent Sensory Santa on his way for relaxing Christmas visits 7 mins ago

Silent Sensory Santa on his way for relaxing Christmas visits

Santa is coming to Letterkenny this Christmas for some special meetings with boys and girls with Autism or sensory processing difficulties.

The Letterkenny Youth & Family …
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Spice Up Your Summer: The girls are coming to Dublin! 4 days ago

Spice Up Your Summer: The girls are coming to Dublin!

The legendary pop group have added extra dates to their much-anticipated today which will now begin in Dublin on Friday 24th May 2019.

It’s 21 years since Spice Girls last …
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‘This is not consent’ – Thongs hung across Dublin in rape trial protest 6 days ago

‘This is not consent’ – Thongs hung across Dublin in rape trial protest

By  •  News

“Thongs are not consent” was the overriding message from several demonstrations in Ireland following the recent Cork trial which discussed an alleged rape victim’s choice of underwear.

Hundreds of people …
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TD raises thong to the Dáil in protest over Irish rape case 7 days ago

TD raises thong to the Dáil in protest over Irish rape case

By  •  News

TD Ruth Coppinger has brought the treatment of alleged rape victims to the fore today by holding up a lace thong to the Dáil.

The Solidarity TD was protesting a …
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Designer crafts new love for Donegal Tweed 1 week ago

Designer crafts new love for Donegal Tweed

A young fashion designer is attracting a whole new fanbase for traditional Donegal tweed by creating a stunning range of designs for men, ladies and children.  

‘Love Mo Chuisle’ …
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That’s a wrap! Shandon host viewing party for TG4 series finale 2 weeks ago

That’s a wrap! Shandon host viewing party for TG4 series finale

By  •  News

The Shandon Hotel in Donegal is celebrating the grand finale of their TV series in the best way possible – with a party and special offer!

The past four weeks …
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Tributes paid following death of popular principal Nora Friel 2 weeks ago

Tributes paid following death of popular principal Nora Friel

By  •  News

Loreto Letterkenny school principal, Ms Nora Friel, has passed away.

Ms Friel passed away yesterday at Letterkenny University Hospital following an illness.

Originally from Carrigart but living in Letterkenny, Ms …
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Love the Happy Pear? You’re in luck! 2 weeks ago

Love the Happy Pear? You’re in luck!

By  •  Life

Foodie fans will be flocking to Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top Letterkenny this Wednesday for an exclusive event with The Happy Pear.

Irish twin brothers, David and Stephen Flynn, otherwise known …
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Dyspraxia Ireland bringing Smart Moves tour to Donegal 3 weeks ago

Dyspraxia Ireland bringing Smart Moves tour to Donegal

By  •  Health, Kids

Dyspraxia Ireland’s Smart Moves Workshop is coming to Donegal next month to share advice and support to parents, educators and childcare workers who want to learn more about managing the condition.


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Christmas charity project to raise awareness of the silent grief of miscarriage 3 weeks ago

Christmas charity project to raise awareness of the silent grief of miscarriage

By  •  News

The local charity project Christmas Spirit LK have today announced their third fundraiser for 2018.

This year’s campaign is titled the ‘EverGlow Project’ to raise awareness of miscarriage and collect …
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Beep Beep – Here comes the bride! 3 weeks ago

Beep Beep – Here comes the bride!

By  •  Bridal

Sharon Gallagher is well-known across Ireland as a professional driver for McGinley Coach Travel.

When it came to choosing a wedding car to take her to her reception in the …
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Recipe: Spice it up with Butternut Squash Soup 3 weeks ago

Recipe: Spice it up with Butternut Squash Soup

By  •  Life

We’ll all have an extra hour to play with when the clocks go back tonight, so why not use it to do some healthy food prep?

This week we have a …
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Andrea Gilligan announced as celebrity guest of Breast Cancer Ball 4 weeks ago

Andrea Gilligan announced as celebrity guest of Breast Cancer Ball

By  •  Events

Donegal broadcaster Andrea Gilligan has been named as this year’s celebrity guest at the North West Breast Cancer Ball.

The Ballyshannon native is the host of daily news programme ‘Breakfast Briefing’ and …
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Exciting discovery in cancer research supported by Brid Carr memorial fund 4 weeks ago

Exciting discovery in cancer research supported by Brid Carr memorial fund

By  •  News

Jennifer Quinn, a final year student at the Cork Cancer Research Centre, benefited from a scholarship part-funded in memory of beloved Donegal woman Brid Carr.

Ms Quinn’s studies are focused …
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Events: Donegal celebrates National Women in Enterprise Day in style 4 weeks ago

Events: Donegal celebrates National Women in Enterprise Day in style

Donegal needs more female entrepreneurs and the female-led businesses already in the county need to be encouraged to act locally but to grow globally – that was one of the …
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Orla reminds Donegal women to ‘Think Pink’ this October 1 month ago

Orla reminds Donegal women to ‘Think Pink’ this October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and McElhinneys are spending this important time of year raising awareness and much needed funds for Cancer Care West.

The Ballybofey Department Store has …
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Amazing Amy is crowned Young Musician of the Year 2018 1 month ago

Amazing Amy is crowned Young Musician of the Year 2018

The talented 20-year-old from Bridgetown, Laghey, was victorious in the grand final on Saturday evening in the Freemasons Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin.

Amy was joined by her parents Billy and Aisling Gillen …
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Recipe: Break out the old bananas for this Donegal-inspired loaf 1 month ago

Recipe: Break out the old bananas for this Donegal-inspired loaf

By  •  Life

As the Great British Bake Off heats up on C4, many people have been inspired to spend time in the kitchen baking their own creations.

If you’ve got the baking …
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Baby joy as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry expecting first child 1 month ago

Baby joy as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry expecting first child

By  •  News

The pregnancy news came from Kensington Palace early this morning, which said that former actress Meghan is around 12 weeks pregnant.

Marie and Méabh’s coffee morning better late than never! 1 month ago

Marie and Méabh’s coffee morning better late than never!

By  •  Life

The annual Donegal Hospice coffee morning came and went on Sept 20th. But that didn’t stop colleagues in IDA and Enterprise Ireland from doing something for this great cause when they …
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Local ‘mná’ networking together in the Donegal Gaeltacht 1 month ago

Local ‘mná’ networking together in the Donegal Gaeltacht

By  •  Business

‘Networking Together in the Donegal Gaeltacht’ will hear from women in business and education to uncover opportunities in the thriving region.

The event, held in partnership with Údarás na Gaeltachta …
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Play Therapist and ‘Down Below’ Physio lead the Tea & Toast October line-up 1 month ago

Play Therapist and ‘Down Below’ Physio lead the Tea & Toast October line-up

By  •  Mammy

Deirdre Ward from Unlock and Lorraine Boyce from Down Below Physio will be the guest speakers at the Tea & Toast meeting on 24th October 2018.

The Tea & Toast …
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You’ll never guess what Jamie Dornan’s daughter thinks he does for a living 2 months ago

You’ll never guess what Jamie Dornan’s daughter thinks he does for a living

Hollywood star Jamie Dornan is adored by fans all over the world, but his eldest daughter has a completely different idea about her dad’s day job.

The Northern Ireland actor …
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Hi, did you hear they’ve started on Derry Girls Season 2? 2 months ago

Hi, did you hear they’ve started on Derry Girls Season 2?

This week, some of our favourite cast members have revealed that they’ve got their hands on the Derry Girls Season 2 script and begun read-throughs. Class!

Two new Breastfeeding Support Groups launching for Donegal mums 2 months ago

Two new Breastfeeding Support Groups launching for Donegal mums

By  •  Mammy

National Breastfeeding Week takes place this week, and with it comes the launch of two local support groups for mothers in Letterkenny and Buncrana.

In fact, there are 15 events …
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How Niamh preserves the voice of our people and history 2 months ago

How Niamh preserves the voice of our people and history

By  •  Life

Niamh Brennan has been the County Archivist for Donegal for almost 20 years.

The archives give voice to the rich history of Donegal and its people, through the records and …
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Donegal mum launches toy collection for Crumlin Children’s Hospital 2 months ago

Donegal mum launches toy collection for Crumlin Children’s Hospital

By  •  Mammy

As families begin to clear out toy boxes before Santa delivers new Christmas gifts, this collection at Little V.I.P’s Preschool Dunkineely seeks to gather donations for the children in Our …
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Country house wedding fayre set to bring dreams to reality 2 months ago

Country house wedding fayre set to bring dreams to reality

By  •  Bridal

Castle Grove Country House Hotel are hosting a wonderful Wedding Fayre this Sunday. Here, they tell us about the exclusivity and care they provide for couples on their most special …
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Abortion legislation on the way after official Repeal of 8th Amendment 2 months ago

Abortion legislation on the way after official Repeal of 8th Amendment

By  •  News

Health Minister Simon Harris is set to introduce abortion legislation to the government next week following the official repeal of the 8th Amendment. 

President Michael D Higgins signed the Thirty-Sixth Amendment …
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Instagram sensation Mrs Hinch has her TV debut on This Morning 2 months ago

Instagram sensation Mrs Hinch has her TV debut on This Morning

By  •  Life

Instagram cleaning inspiration Sophie Hinchcliffe (aka Mrs Hinch) wowed fans with her TV debut today and revealed an upcoming visit to Ireland.

Sophie joined Philip and Holly on This Morning to …
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Inishowen mum meet-up to explore confidence and holistic therapies 2 months ago

Inishowen mum meet-up to explore confidence and holistic therapies

By  •  Mammy

The Tea & Toast is an Inishowen-based group hosting casual meet-ups for mothers to get together and learn new tips and tools for taking care of their own mental well-being.


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Danielle McLaughlin’s mum pushes for ‘Danielle’s amendment’ for grieving families 2 months ago

Danielle McLaughlin’s mum pushes for ‘Danielle’s amendment’ for grieving families

By  •  News

The mother and sister of the late Danielle McLaughlin said they had a positive meeting with Mr Varadkar after prolonged discussions on Tuesday night in Derry.

Ms Brannigan and her …
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Donegal’s Miss Universe Ireland to guest at Free Family Wellness day 2 months ago

Donegal’s Miss Universe Ireland to guest at Free Family Wellness day

By  •  News

The Buncrana woman will be a guest speaker at the open event for parents, soon-to-be parents and families on Sunday the 16th of September at the Sligo Park Hotel.

Grainne, …
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Recipe: Little lunchbox vegetable muffins 2 months ago

Recipe: Little lunchbox vegetable muffins

By  •  Life

We may be only a few weeks into September but if you’re like us, the lunchbox inspiration is starting to dip. Here’s a handly autumnal Courgette & Sundried Tomato Muffins recipe …
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CervicalCheck inquiry finds system was ‘doomed to fail’ 2 months ago

CervicalCheck inquiry finds system was ‘doomed to fail’

By  •  Health

Dr Sally’s scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck errors has made fifty recommendations to the Minister for Health to renew and strengthen the screening service.

Dr Scally heard from women and …
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Irish Red Cross to honour Pat Hume with Lifetime Achievement Award 2 months ago

Irish Red Cross to honour Pat Hume with Lifetime Achievement Award

By  •  News

Pat Hume will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish Red Cross, in recognition of her decades of public service.

Pat, who lives in Greencastle, has worked …
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Irish scientists find potential link for increased breast cancer survival 2 months ago

Irish scientists find potential link for increased breast cancer survival

By  •  News

Women who take vitamin D after being diagnosed with breast cancer may have an increased chance of survival, new research supported by the Irish Cancer Society has shown.

Researchers from …
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Mamma Mia! Hollywood star Christine Baranski is special guest at Donegal beach event 2 months ago

Mamma Mia! Hollywood star Christine Baranski is special guest at Donegal beach event

Actress Christine Baranski brought an A-List touch to an environmental event on a Donegal beach today – much to the surprise of many.

Baranski, who stars in Mamma Mia, The …
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Woman’s Words: College Girls by Caitriona Coyle 2 months ago

Woman’s Words: College Girls by Caitriona Coyle

This week on our Woman’s Words fiction series, Donegal author Caitriona Coyle shares a taster of her debut novel College Girls.

Writing this book was a life-long dream of Caitriona’s, …
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Priest suggests tax on brides with plunging necklines 2 months ago

Priest suggests tax on brides with plunging necklines

By  •  Bridal

Venice-based priest Fr Cristiano Bobbo has suggested that some brides have been showing too much cleavage on their wedding day.

The priest wrote in the local parish magazine to say brides should …
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Watch: Father of the Bride’s speech takes a surprise twist 2 months ago

Watch: Father of the Bride’s speech takes a surprise twist

The July wedding of Scottish couple Steven Morrison and Patricia McArdle has gone viral in recent weeks after Patricia’s dad Frank organised an amazing speech.

In welcoming his son-in-law to …
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Bereaved parents invited to information event in Letterkenny 2 months ago

Bereaved parents invited to information event in Letterkenny

By  •  Life

Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold a Bereavement Information Evening on Thursday 13th of September from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.


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Care for a cuppa to help the Hospice? Join the county-wide coffee morning! 2 months ago

Care for a cuppa to help the Hospice? Join the county-wide coffee morning!

By  •  News

This year’s Coffee Morning for Donegal Hospice was officially launched recently at the Hospice by Patron, Shaun Doherty, who was joined by the Chairperson, Grace Boyle, Administrator, Isobel Doherty, Assistant …
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Local programme launched for women looking to return to work 3 months ago

Local programme launched for women looking to return to work

By  •  News

Ambitious applicants are being invited to sign up for the RESTART-EMPOWER-SUPPORT (RES) programme by Rural Enterprise Skillnet.

Workshops are set to begin in Donegal Town from September 18th for women aged …
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Radio presenter Rachael Bland dies after breast cancer battle 3 months ago

Radio presenter Rachael Bland dies after breast cancer battle

By  •  News

The 40-year-old mum-of-one died peacefully at home surrounded by family this morning.

Events: Celebrations as holiday getaways are won at Rushe Fitness party 3 months ago

Events: Celebrations as holiday getaways are won at Rushe Fitness party

The fitness community has been challenging themselves to achieve new goals all summer as part of the Summer Shape Up contest. Now in its second year, the challenge is a …
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Rushe Fitness challenge holiday winners to be revealed this weekend 3 months ago

Rushe Fitness challenge holiday winners to be revealed this weekend

By  •  Health

The Rushe Fitness Summer Shape Up challenge comes to an end this Saturday and excitement is building to see who will be crowned the 2018 champion.

Designed by Letterkenny gym …
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Complaints over offensive nightclub billboard upheld 3 months ago

Complaints over offensive nightclub billboard upheld

By  •  News

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints made against Liberties Nightclub’s ’19th Hole’ ad campaign after its content was considered to be offensive and misogynistic.

Sixty-four complaints were made against a …
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Breastfeeding Class to be held in Stranorlar 3 months ago

Breastfeeding Class to be held in Stranorlar

By  •  Mammy

All pregnant woman and their partners are invited to attend a HSE Breastfeeding Preparation Class in Stranorlar next week. 

The event will be run by Public Health Nurses to give parents practical …
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CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting up to 13 weeks for results 3 months ago

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting up to 13 weeks for results

By  •  Health

Some smear tests under CervicalCheck have expired due to such long backlogs in the screening programme, the Irish Times reports.

Patients have faced delays of up to 13 weeks in …
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