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From Russia to Donegal – with Love for Dunmore 28 mins ago

From Russia to Donegal – with Love for Dunmore

By  •  Life

The magnificent Dunmore Gardens in Carrigans located close to the Donegal/Derry border, has a new lease of life, thanks to the efforts of the well-travelled Amelia McFarland, who spent many …
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Events: An Arabian night under the stars at Ballyliffin 7 hours ago

Events: An Arabian night under the stars at Ballyliffin

By  •  Events

Dubai Duty Free, the title sponsor of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted a spectacular party in the private gardens of the Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel on the Friday night …
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Donegal women invited to join local networking programme for public life 1 day ago

Donegal women invited to join local networking programme for public life

By  •  News

The first meeting of the ten Next Chapter hubs, the new civic empowerment initiative for women, will take place next week in Donegal. 

The first of the chapter meetings will …
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Letterkenny Breast Clinic falls short of guidelines for urgent cases 2 days ago

Letterkenny Breast Clinic falls short of guidelines for urgent cases

By  •  Health

Cancer campaigner Betty Holmes has raised serious concerns over revelations that just half of patients referred as urgent breast cancer cases to Letterkenny University Hospital in 2017 were seen within …
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Health, happiness, tea and toast on the menu for Inishowen mums 3 days ago

Health, happiness, tea and toast on the menu for Inishowen mums

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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Dressing for Success: Neutrals need not be dull 4 days ago

Dressing for Success: Neutrals need not be dull

By  •  Style

Neutral colouring may get a bad rap as a boring option. But when worn well they are effortlessly classy.

Carmel gives us her top tips to dressing smart in earthen tones:


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Limited spaces left for the latest summer camp sensation 6 days ago

Limited spaces left for the latest summer camp sensation

By  •  Kids

Over 130 kids have taken part in the fun and educational activities in the first two weeks. Spaces are going fast for the 30 camps being hosted in 17 different …
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Government approves universal access to abortions and safe zones 1 week ago

Government approves universal access to abortions and safe zones

By  •  Health

Following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment in May, Minister for Health Simon Harris has secured approval from Cabinet Minister on the overall legislation on abortions.

The law will allow women to …
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Never a dull moment on Gráinne’s thrilling 10-day expedition 1 week ago

Never a dull moment on Gráinne’s thrilling 10-day expedition

By  •  News

Gráinne McElchar (16), a member of Convoy Senior Branch, described the 10-day return trip from Dublin to Cork as “an extraordinary experience”.

“They were quite possibly the best and most …
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Carmel’s style secrets to ‘Dress for Success’ 2 weeks ago

Carmel’s style secrets to ‘Dress for Success’

By  •  Style

We can all be at a loss sometimes when it comes to dressing for work and events.

Not Carmel Sheerin, though. The Ballybofey woman runs a personal stylist service for …
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The Love Island Villa is for sale – but it’s not cheap 2 weeks ago

The Love Island Villa is for sale – but it’s not cheap

Love Island’s second house ‘Casa Amor’ was the source of plenty of heated moments in recent weeks.  Now you can experience the hotspot for yourself, that is, if you can …
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The Aer Lingus 4th of July Flash Sale is very tempting indeed 2 weeks ago

The Aer Lingus 4th of July Flash Sale is very tempting indeed

By  •  Travel

The land of the free and home of the brave beckons for holidaymakers as the USA celebrates Independence Day. 

And we have a reason to celebrate too, as  Aer Lingus marks …
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This Donegal beach day sounds ‘seally’ good! 2 weeks ago

This Donegal beach day sounds ‘seally’ good!

By  •  Events

A sunny family fun day will be held at Rossnowlagh this Sunday July 8th, with seal rescue training, a beach clean up and a spectacular seal release.

All three events …
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Teen stands trial accused of raping 16-year-old girl in Donegal 2 weeks ago

Teen stands trial accused of raping 16-year-old girl in Donegal

By  •  News

A teenager has gone on trial today accused of raping a 16-year-old girl after a night out in Donegal. He was 16 when he is alleged to have raped and …
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Gillian leads risky plan to transform a local gem 2 weeks ago

Gillian leads risky plan to transform a local gem

By  •  News

“This is an all-or-nothing campaign, so if we don’t reach the target, we don’t get a single cent, that’s why all contributions are welcomed. It’s a risk, but we feel …
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Watch: Amybeth returns to Green Gables for series two of Netflix hit ‘Anne’ 2 weeks ago

Watch: Amybeth returns to Green Gables for series two of Netflix hit ‘Anne’

We’ll be going back to the Green Gables soon as an expanded ten episode run of ‘Anne with an E’ is released in full this Friday, 6th July.

Donegal …
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Emma Mhic Mhathúna settles CervicalCheck case for €7.5m 3 weeks ago

Emma Mhic Mhathúna settles CervicalCheck case for €7.5m

By  •  News

Kerry woman Emma Mhic Mhathúna has successfully settled her case against the HSE and US laboratory used by CervicalCheck for €7.5million. 

The 37-year-old mother of five is terminally ill with cervical cancer …
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Innovative talks and Q&A events to take place with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland 3 weeks ago

Innovative talks and Q&A events to take place with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland

By  •  Health, Mammy

An informative and supportive national event for parents of children with Dyspraxia will take place next week.

Canadian Professor Cheryl Missiuna will lead two events at the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street …
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Recall issued on SoSueMe’s ‘Dripping Gold’ lotions 3 weeks ago

Recall issued on SoSueMe’s ‘Dripping Gold’ lotions

By  •  Beauty

The Irish influencer launched her own tanning range this year in lotion and mousse form, which is being sold in Penneys stores and pharmacies nationwide.

Some customers who bought the …
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Style: Dressing to keep your cool 3 weeks ago

Style: Dressing to keep your cool

By  •  Style

This heatwave has conjured up a few style dilemmas for us recently – when you want to keep a look together but stay fresh and comfortable.

Enter the maxi/midi dress saviours. …
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Why knowing your skin type is the key to sun protection 3 weeks ago

Why knowing your skin type is the key to sun protection

By  •  Health

Ireland is experiencing it’s hottest summer in decades, so there are many cautions against skin cancer for people enjoying the good weather.

Being aware of your skin type can help …
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Feeling hot hot hot? How to look after your health in the heat 3 weeks ago

Feeling hot hot hot? How to look after your health in the heat

By  •  Health

People with underlying health problems, the elderly, babies and young children are more at risk of suffering from the impact of prolonged hot weather and nights, so it’s important to …
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Wedding Album: Celebrating Claire and Odhran’s special day 3 weeks ago

Wedding Album: Celebrating Claire and Odhran’s special day

By  •  Bridal

This bright and beautiful day had many special moments for the families as they became one.

Pharmacy technician Claire and Tool Maker Odhrán crossed paths many times in their …
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Special show puts Donegal’s female fiddlers in the spotlight 3 weeks ago

Special show puts Donegal’s female fiddlers in the spotlight

The Regional Cultural Centre is set to host a unique celebration concert for female fiddlers on July 15th.

The fiddle has long been associated with County Donegal, but apart from …
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Top Irish women’s magazine to cease publication 3 weeks ago

Top Irish women’s magazine to cease publication

By  •  News

U Magazine, the popular fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine for young Irish women, will end publication from July 2018.

The Sunday Business Post yesterday revealed that U Magazine and Irish …
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Donegal is GINegal for the Irish Gin & Tonic Fest 3 weeks ago

Donegal is GINegal for the Irish Gin & Tonic Fest

By  •  Events

The Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is in full swing this week – just in time for sparkling sundowners.

The third annual festival for ginthusiasts is running in Donegal bars …
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‘Please keep praying’ – Vanessa Donohoe in critical care after surgery 4 weeks ago

‘Please keep praying’ – Vanessa Donohoe in critical care after surgery

By  •  News

Countless prayers are being said for a popular Donegal mother as her fight continues against a serious illness in Spain. 

Vanessa Donohoe suffered a severe brain aneurysm almost two weeks …
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Falcarragh school says a fond farewell to retiring Principal and Teacher 4 weeks ago

Falcarragh school says a fond farewell to retiring Principal and Teacher

By  •  News

Catherine McClafferty took over the principal role from John Connaghan eleven years ago and has been praised for her continued efforts to modernise the school and better the experience …
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Delish! Ireland’s best burger joints are named – and two are in Donegal 4 weeks ago

Delish! Ireland’s best burger joints are named – and two are in Donegal

By  •  Life

Two Donegal restaurants have won big in Ireland’s burger awards today – Friar’s Rest in Letterkenny and Matt’s Diners are celebrating wins in the public vote for Ireland’s best burger …
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Memory of local mother kept the hearts of a community 4 weeks ago

Memory of local mother kept the hearts of a community

By  •  Events, Sport

The Ray Community Group in partnership with Donegal Sports Partnership are hosting an end of season Men and Women on the Move 5K at Ray Community Centre in memory of …
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Incredible volunteers awarded after raising over €1 million for Concern 1 month ago

Incredible volunteers awarded after raising over €1 million for Concern

By  •  News

The fundraising group who collected over €1 million for Concern Worldwide since 1984 were praised for their incredible efforts at a recent award ceremony.

Ann Glancy and Ita Ward …
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Museum seeks memorabilia from the Showband Days, can you help? 1 month ago

Museum seeks memorabilia from the Showband Days, can you help?

This exhibition focuses on the showband era, which helped transform Irish social life from the late 1950s until the early 1970s. In this period there were 500 showbands playing all …
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How Anne helps women take the fear out of childbirth 1 month ago

How Anne helps women take the fear out of childbirth

By  •  Mammy

Being pregnant with your first child can feel overwhelming – so much information, so many physical changes going on, so many things to think about! I remember swaying from being …
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Local fan springs new hope by asking Garth Brooks about Irish return 1 month ago

Local fan springs new hope by asking Garth Brooks about Irish return

Garth Brooks has said he is 100% willing to bring his world tour to Ireland after the ‘heart-breaking’ cancellations four years ago.

Superfan Karen Green, who lives in Donegal, gained …
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Events: A perfect storm at the LYIT design show 1 month ago

Events: A perfect storm at the LYIT design show

By  •  Events, Style

Students from the LYIT Department of Design & Creative Media courses took the opportunity to display work from the 2017/2018 academic year at a dynamic show in the Regional Cultural Centre …
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Remembering Erin: Donegal mum to tell heartbreaking story of losing son 1 month ago

Remembering Erin: Donegal mum to tell heartbreaking story of losing son

By  •  Life

Mary Logue from Loughanure will be appearing on TG4’s poignant documentary series ‘Tocht na Máthar’ this week.

The Logue family endured immense heartache following the death of their youngest son …
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Actress Maisie Williams and boyfriend visit Donegal on romantic getaway 1 month ago

Actress Maisie Williams and boyfriend visit Donegal on romantic getaway

By  •  News

Both actors have been spotted at the luxury Shandon Hotel on separate trips to enjoy some downtime in the northwest.

It has been revealed that the Game of Thrones star …
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Jamie Dornan spotted on summer break in Donegal 1 month ago

Jamie Dornan spotted on summer break in Donegal

By  •  News

Actor Jamie Dornan has caused much excitement in Dunfanaghy this week as he and his family enjoy a sun-kissed holiday in Costa del Donegal

The ’50 Shades’ actor was joined by his …
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Recall alert issued for two batches of Fulfil protein bars 1 month ago

Recall alert issued for two batches of Fulfil protein bars

By  •  News

The recall relates to the Fulfil White Chocolate & Cookie Dough version of the bars. Batches sold in both Holland & Barrett and Dunnes Stores are affected.

The alert was raised …
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Last chance looms to share a spec-tacular selfie 1 month ago

Last chance looms to share a spec-tacular selfie

By  •  Style

Steps superstar Claire Richards is encouraging glasses wearers across Donegal to submit their entries for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards before the deadline of Sunday, 01 July.

To …
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Ireland just got its first Euromillions winner of 2018 – could it be you? 1 month ago

Ireland just got its first Euromillions winner of 2018 – could it be you?

By  •  News

A ticket bought in Ireland has won last night’s (Tuesday) mega EuroMillions jackpot of a life-changing €17 million.

This is the first EuroMillions jackpot won in Ireland this year, and …
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Events: Sporting super styles at the St. Eunan’s Minor Girls Fashion Show 1 month ago

Events: Sporting super styles at the St. Eunan’s Minor Girls Fashion Show

By  •  Events, Style

The Mount Errigal Hotel was the beautiful sparkling setting for the St. Eunan’s Minor Girls fundraiser last Thursday evening.

Some of Letterkenny’s best boutiques showcased their top styles for summer, …
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Dervla McKay leads the way with new career appointment 2 months ago

Dervla McKay leads the way with new career appointment

By  •  Business

Aircoach, Ireland’s leading private bus and coach operator, has announced the appointment of Dervla McKay as their new managing director.

Donegal native Ms McKay started in …
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Meet the Donegal sisters who gave birth on the same day! 2 months ago

Meet the Donegal sisters who gave birth on the same day!

By  •  Mammy

Marie Thornton and Sarah Doherty didn’t have to go far to visit each other when they gave birth to their bounding bundles of joy this week.

In fact, they simply …
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Summer Lovin’ – Our new beauty favourites 2 months ago

Summer Lovin’ – Our new beauty favourites

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette €43

This is the ultimate travel palette for anyone who doesn’t want to limit their choice of colour.

The very cost-effective palette has launched in …
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Family fun in the park to celebrate International Parents Day 2 months ago

Family fun in the park to celebrate International Parents Day

By  •  Mammy

Parent Hub Donegal will be celebrating International Parents Day on Saturday 2nd June in the Letterkenny Town Park with a free Family Fun Event from 1 – 3 pm.

Everyone is welcome to …
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Ireland’s abortion laws to be introduced by summer 2 months ago

Ireland’s abortion laws to be introduced by summer

By  •  News

Ireland voted Yes to repeal the Eighth Amendment and legalise abortion by 66.40% in the May 25th referendum.

Following the vote, Minister Harris said he wants to move quickly to …
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Events: Farming women trade stories of work, wellness and personal tragedies 2 months ago

Events: Farming women trade stories of work, wellness and personal tragedies

By  •  Events

An excellent mix of essential information, humour and poignant messages by speakers were shared on Thursday 24th May at the North West Women in Farming meeting, organised by Hannah McNelis, hosted …
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Temperatures to soar on hottest day so far 2 months ago

Temperatures to soar on hottest day so far

By  •  News

Sun worshippers in Donegal will be delighted to hear that the north west is getting the best of the weather. We’ll be seeing highs of 26 degrees Celcius this afternoon – hotter …
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