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Donegal beauty queen making waves at Miami Swim Week 4 days ago

Donegal beauty queen making waves at Miami Swim Week

By  •  Life

Grainne Gallanagh is set to be the first Irish model to feature in Miami Swim Week when she takes to the catwalk today.

The Buncrana woman is in sunny Florida …
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Pioneering Garda Kelly honoured among Ireland’s first female recruits 5 days ago

Pioneering Garda Kelly honoured among Ireland’s first female recruits

By  •  News

Veteran Garda Kathleen Kelly (nee McFadden) from Gaoth Dobhair was one of the first 12 females to join An Garda Síochána 60 years ago this week.

In July 1959, following …
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Derry Girls has been added to Netflix and we’re so ready for a binge-watch 6 days ago

Derry Girls has been added to Netflix and we’re so ready for a binge-watch

The first series of Derry Girls is now available Netflix in Ireland and the UK – just in time to banish the summer rainy day blues.

If you loved Channel …
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Women’s Council call on Government to provide free contraception 2 weeks ago

Women’s Council call on Government to provide free contraception

By  •  News

The National Women’s Council of Ireland has said contraception should be provided free of charge in the next Budget.

The group says free access to contraception will enable women to use …
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Donegal women invited to gain Peace and Conflict training 2 weeks ago

Donegal women invited to gain Peace and Conflict training

By  •  News

The PEACE IV project, called PACT, is specifically targeted to empower, engage, transform and connect women aged 16+ in counties Derry, Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim and Sligo.

This free training …
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Businesswoman Ramona Nicholas puts celebrity mansion on the market 2 weeks ago

Businesswoman Ramona Nicholas puts celebrity mansion on the market

By  •  Life

Dragon’s Den investor Ramona Nicholas has put her stunning Bundoran home up for sale.

The five-bed property is a beach-lovers’ dream, as it boasts panoramic views of Tullan Strand.

At …
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Closure of Lifeline Inishowen will ‘literally put lives at risk’ 3 weeks ago

Closure of Lifeline Inishowen will ‘literally put lives at risk’

By  •  News

Representatives of Lifeline Inishowen will travel to Leinster House this week to deliver a petition calling for urgent funding to save it from closure.

Lifeline Inishowen is a domestic violence …
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We all need a little Afternoon Indulgence sometimes! 3 weeks ago

We all need a little Afternoon Indulgence sometimes!

Visit our Facebook giveaway here to win this Afternoon Indulgence experience for two!

Driving up to Lough Eske Castle feels like you’re entering another world. And it definitely did …
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Rushe Fitness launches biggest summer challenge yet! 4 weeks ago

Rushe Fitness launches biggest summer challenge yet!

This is your chance to join the Rushe Fitness community in Letterkenny for their biggest summer challenge yet.

How would you like to get in shape AND be …
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Chance meeting leads Donegal woman to discover new spirituality 4 weeks ago

Chance meeting leads Donegal woman to discover new spirituality

By  •  Life

Two years ago, Bundoran woman Ann Keenaghan was on a flight to China when she got chatting to a man who was seated beside her. 

It turned out that the man, …
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Families advised to apply for Back to School Clothing Allowance 4 weeks ago

Families advised to apply for Back to School Clothing Allowance

By  •  Kids

The once-off payment will be made available again this year and families who are not automatically entitled to the scheme are being advised to check their eligibility. To do this, families must …
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Special events to support ‘Smile for Jasmine’ memorial fund 1 month ago

Special events to support ‘Smile for Jasmine’ memorial fund

By  •  News

Jasmine McMonagle was tragically killed at her home in January 2019. Her partner, Richard Burke, has been charged in connection with the murder.

Friends and family of Jasmine, who had …
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What’s the new play in An Grianán this week? Good question! 1 month ago

What’s the new play in An Grianán this week? Good question!

A brand new production opens at An Grianán Theatre tonight.

The four-night run is almost sold out.

But nobody knows what play they are going to see until the curtain …
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CervicalCheck inquiry unearths outsourcing to unapproved labs 1 month ago

CervicalCheck inquiry unearths outsourcing to unapproved labs

By  •  Health

The second Scally report into the CervicalCheck controversy has found that the level of outsourcing was ‘greater than originally thought’.

It has emerged that smear tests were sent to 16 laboratories, …
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Hero Donegal doctor delivers baby on train 1 month ago

Hero Donegal doctor delivers baby on train

By  •  News

A Donegal doctor came to the rescue to help a mum deliver her baby on board a commuter train travelling from Galway to Dublin yesterday.

The 3.05pm service from Galway …
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From New York to Donegal: A powerful one-woman show comes to town 1 month ago

From New York to Donegal: A powerful one-woman show comes to town

Best-selling American author, Mary Lou Quinlan, is bringing her emotional, one-woman hit play The God Box: A Daughter’s Story, to Donegal for a charity performance this June.

The show, …
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‘Women for Election’ calls for gender quotas for local elections 1 month ago

‘Women for Election’ calls for gender quotas for local elections

By  •  Politics

The national ‘Women for Election’ group has said that this year’s local election was a missed opportunity for greater progress in the representation of women in local government.

While there …
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Listen: Donegal singer records heartfelt song for exam students 1 month ago

Listen: Donegal singer records heartfelt song for exam students

By  •  Mammy, Videos

Any parent with a child going through the Leaving and Junior Cert exams this week knows the stress, worry and emotions of this challenging time. And that’s just the mums …
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Anne O’Gorman’s charity Happy Day returns this June 1 month ago

Anne O’Gorman’s charity Happy Day returns this June

By  •  Events

Ballybofey hairdresser Anne O’Gorman has announced details of her popular Happy Day fundraiser on Saturday 22nd June 2019.

The charity day will be packed with FREE hair and beauty treatments …
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Donegal event to celebrate women’s role in local politics 1 month ago

Donegal event to celebrate women’s role in local politics

By  •  Politics

A special event will be held in Donegal County Museum on 13th June reflecting on the role of women in local government over the past 120 years.

After the 2019 …
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Have your say on the future of Donegal Women’s Centre 1 month ago

Have your say on the future of Donegal Women’s Centre

By  •  News

The Donegal Women’s Centre in Letterkenny is working on a new Strategic Plan and calling on the public to have their say on the future of the services.

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CEO Karina Kelly taps into the magical innovation of New Frontiers 2 months ago

CEO Karina Kelly taps into the magical innovation of New Frontiers

By  •  Business

We find out how Donegal entrepreneur Karina Kelly developed her business to secure a major investment of €75,000.

They say the key to being a successful entrepreneur is being able …
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‘It is time for Donegal food, venues and producers to shine’ 2 months ago

‘It is time for Donegal food, venues and producers to shine’

By  •  Life

What a year it has been for the team at Donegal Food Tours, who have been travelling and tasting their way around the county, showcasing the best restaurants, bars, hidden …
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Donegal daters wanted for new RTÉ2 romance series 2 months ago

Donegal daters wanted for new RTÉ2 romance series

Do dating apps have you on a road to nowhere? Could your mammy pick the love of your life? Does your dad know marriage material when he sees it? …
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‘Friends’ star Courteney Cox stops by luxury Donegal hotel 2 months ago

‘Friends’ star Courteney Cox stops by luxury Donegal hotel

Courteney Cox paid a visit to a luxury Donegal castle during her Irish break this week.

The US actress, who is best known for playing Monica in Friends, checked into …
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Popular ‘Bricks 4 Kidz’ summer camps coming to 16 Donegal locations 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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’ 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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? 3 months 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 3 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 3 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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