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Stunning Sophie is crowned as Miss Donegal 2018 2 days ago

Stunning Sophie is crowned as Miss Donegal 2018

By  •  Events

Loreto Letterkenny student and part-time Barista Sophie Devlin will follow in the footsteps of Buncrana model Lauren McDonagh and go forward to compete in the Miss Ireland pageant.

Nine young …
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Wedding Album: Love and laughter on Laura and Fabian’s big day 2 days ago

Wedding Album: Love and laughter on Laura and Fabian’s big day

By  •  Bridal

Laura and Fabian tied the knot in their hometown of Letterkenny this month, decades after they first met as kids.  

Laura and Fabian first met 30 years ago when Laura moved …
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Style Study – with Vicki Raine 3 days ago

Style Study – with Vicki Raine

By  •  Style

Letterkenny teacher Vicki Raine has fast become a local style icon, having set up her own blog earlier this year.

‘Polka Dot Raine‘ is a paradise of fashion inspiration for …
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Something Blu! Donegal hotel is crowned Best Bridal Venue for 2018 5 days ago

Something Blu! Donegal hotel is crowned Best Bridal Venue for 2018

By  •  Bridal

The talented team at Radisson Blu have this week earned the prestigious honour of being the best location for couples planning their big day.

The Bridal team pride themselves on being …
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Donegal Dyspraxia meeting to seek services for children 5 days ago

Donegal Dyspraxia meeting to seek services for children

By  •  Kids

The Donegal Dyspraxia Support Group, founded by Carndonagh woman Alison Doherty, is set to highlight the lack of local services available for children with the condition at a public event on …
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‘We give children the chance to win at their own level’ 6 days ago

‘We give children the chance to win at their own level’

By  •  Kids, Life

Hundreds of families are preparing to climb Errigal mountain this Sunday in support of a unique and much-loved resource for Donegal families.

Liquid Therapy in Bundoran is a not-for-profit organisation that …
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White crosses recycled at ‘Save the 8th’ beach gathering 6 days ago

White crosses recycled at ‘Save the 8th’ beach gathering

By  •  News

One of Donegal’s busiest roads made headlines last week when a group of ‘No’ campaigners planted 17,000 white crosses across a 26km stretch of road. There was a widespread reaction to the …
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Today might be a washout, but glorious weather is on the way 7 days ago

Today might be a washout, but glorious weather is on the way

By  •  News

Donegal is set to become positively exotic this weekend with highs of 22-24 degrees celsius and up to six days of dry bright sunny weather. Just typical during exam time!

Today …
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Family seeks answers after Donegal mum died from cervical cancer 1 week ago

Family seeks answers after Donegal mum died from cervical cancer

By  •  Health

Donegal woman Miriam O’Brien got the all-clear in her smear test in 2011. Nine months later, she was diagnosed with stage two cancer in Belfast. Miriam passed away on August 25, …
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The Royal Wedding: Let’s look at Meghan’s modern dress 1 week ago

The Royal Wedding: Let’s look at Meghan’s modern dress

By  •  Bridal

Meghan (36), now the Duchess of Sussex, wowed at Windsor on Saturday in a flawless elegant Givenchy dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller. The creator took everyone by surprise after much talk …
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Meghan decides who will walk her down the aisle 1 week ago

Meghan decides who will walk her down the aisle

By  •  News

Meghan Markle has officially announced who will be walking her down the aisle in St George’s Chapel this Saturday as she weds Prince Harry.

The Royal Wedding honour has been …
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Pro-life group marks iconic Irish mountain with giant NO sign 1 week ago

Pro-life group marks iconic Irish mountain with giant NO sign

By  •  News

The 50m high letters, which can be seen from miles away, were placed in the early hours of Thursday morning by Sligo for Life.

The group have said the sign …
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Yanny or Laurel? It’s the latest internet debate 2 weeks ago

Yanny or Laurel? It’s the latest internet debate

The internet has started its latest debate and this time it’s regarding an audio clip.

Yanny or Laurel is a four second clip that has been driving people bonkers.

Blogger …
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Fresh new Amy Huberman comedy on the way 2 weeks ago

Fresh new Amy Huberman comedy on the way

RTÉ has announced today that new comedy Finding Joy, created, written by and starring Amy Huberman has gone into production

The six-part comedy series begins shooting in Dublin this week and follows …
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Farmer Lorna is first woman to win top Milk Quality Award 2 weeks ago

Farmer Lorna is first woman to win top Milk Quality Award

By  •  News

Lorna Kilpatrick from Cottown, Raphoe has been acknowledged this month for her contribution to dairy farming excellence at the Aurivo Milk Quality Awards.

As well as being awarded the prize …
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Get Together for Yes roadshow comes to Letterkenny 2 weeks ago

Get Together for Yes roadshow comes to Letterkenny

By  •  News

Donegal Together For Yes will welcome the National Get Together For Yes Roadshow to Letterkenny this Wednesday evening, May 16th at Dillons Hotel, 7pm.

This is part of a …
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‘Haunted by the what-ifs’ – a Donegal mother campaigns for a No vote 2 weeks ago

‘Haunted by the what-ifs’ – a Donegal mother campaigns for a No vote

By  •  News

Anita Ní Bhaoill from Burtonport, who now lives in Dublin, has a healthy one-year-old son named Conor who doctors did not believe would survive to birth.

Anita and her …
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A Royal No-No: Hotel forced to cancel wedding-themed Afternoon Tea 2 weeks ago

A Royal No-No: Hotel forced to cancel wedding-themed Afternoon Tea

By  •  News

A Donegal hotel has decided to cancel a royal wedding themed event after complaints from some members of the public.

The Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana has planned to host …
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Music and comedy acts come together for ‘Yes!’ show in Donegal 2 weeks ago

Music and comedy acts come together for ‘Yes!’ show in Donegal

By  •  News

The variety show entitled ‘Yes!’ will be held at The Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey on Friday 11th May from 9pm.

The event is designed to be an entertaining night, all …
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Donegal Doctors for No make appeal for ‘voiceless little patients’ 2 weeks ago

Donegal Doctors for No make appeal for ‘voiceless little patients’

By  •  News

Nineteen local GPs in the anti-abortion group have spoken out about how the eighth affects their duty of care to their patients – both mother and baby. The doctors say …
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Eight women still not contacted over CervicalCheck errors 3 weeks ago

Eight women still not contacted over CervicalCheck errors

By  •  Health

The HSE has yet to make contact with eight women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer and affected by the CervicalCheck audit. 

209 women are being treated as priority cases …
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Donegal woman graduates with professional Pharmacy Services Diploma 3 weeks ago

Donegal woman graduates with professional Pharmacy Services Diploma

By  •  News

Lisa has graduated with an Edexcel Pharmacy Services Diploma (QCF) at a ceremony held in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on 30 April.

The comprehensive two-year course, which is …
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‘It is not your fault’ – Donegal woman’s powerful message for rape victims 3 weeks ago

‘It is not your fault’ – Donegal woman’s powerful message for rape victims

By  •  News

Dominique Meehan from Letterkenny received a round of applause on the Late Late Show last night for her brave words for any person who is the victim of rape. 

“It …
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Warnings over ‘fake news’ anti-abortion Facebook adverts 4 weeks ago

Warnings over ‘fake news’ anti-abortion Facebook adverts

By  •  News

The rise in manipulative anti-abortion advertisements on social media has been labelled as ‘Trump-style’ tactics ahead of the 8th amendment referendum.

A number of sponsored Facebook adverts have been targetting …
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Fears that more than 12 female deaths related to CervicalCheck error 4 weeks ago

Fears that more than 12 female deaths related to CervicalCheck error

By  •  News

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is investigating why at least 206 women received a delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer under the CervicalCheck programme.

It is claimed the audit found that half …
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Heartbreak as UK toddler Alfie Evans dies 4 weeks ago

Heartbreak as UK toddler Alfie Evans dies

By  •  News

The parents of 23-month-old baby Alfie Evans have announced that he has passed away, five days after his life support was withdrawn.

The Liverpool tot had an undiagnosed brain condition …
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Blue balloons and prayers for baby Alfie 1 month ago

Blue balloons and prayers for baby Alfie

By  •  News

A special ceremony will be held in Letterkenny this evening for anyone who wishes to show their support for baby Alfie Evans.

A prayer meeting and blue balloon release are …
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Donegal postman’s predictions hint towards long hot summer 1 month ago

Donegal postman’s predictions hint towards long hot summer

By  •  News

April spring showers are going to make way for sunny May days – according to our most famous weather-forecasting postman.

Glenfin man Michael Gallagher may have retired from his postal …
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Donegal bride-to-be finds her dream confidence dress 1 month ago

Donegal bride-to-be finds her dream confidence dress

By  •  Bridal

Siobhan Malone appeared on the RTE reality bridal show to find her dream dress ahead of her marriage to Donegal man PJ Mc Barron.

The beautiful Galway woman was a two-time …
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Tanya presents a beautiful Donegal gift to the Children’s Ward 1 month ago

Tanya presents a beautiful Donegal gift to the Children’s Ward

By  •  News

The Western Trust gratefully received a scenic painting of Shroove Lighthouse from Redcastle artist Tanya after two thoughtful donations from two local women.

Tanya had first donated the painting to Children in Crossfire …
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Niamh Ní Dhubhgáin becomes Donegal’s new Rose 1 month ago

Niamh Ní Dhubhgáin becomes Donegal’s new Rose

By  •  Events

Fourteen talented and enthusiastic young Donegal women took part in the Donegal Rose selection event last night at the Central Hotel Donegal Town. After a night of stories, music and …
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A special week to remember a Donegal woman’s historic Lotto win 1 month ago

A special week to remember a Donegal woman’s historic Lotto win

By  •  News

Thirty years ago, Brigid McGrath won a life-changing £147,059 (punts) – the equivalent of €2 million in today’s money –  in the highly anticipated first Lotto draw on Saturday, April 16th …
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Donegal hotel launches lovely mission to find their wedding couples 1 month ago

Donegal hotel launches lovely mission to find their wedding couples

By  •  Bridal

If you celebrated your marriage at this Donegal Town hotel in the years gone by, you are invited to a truly unique celebration of romance this summer.

The Central …
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‘Ms Amazebald’ plans first Alopecia/Hairloss Support Group 1 month ago

‘Ms Amazebald’ plans first Alopecia/Hairloss Support Group

By  •  News

Gleneely woman Anne Anderson has been busy blogging over the past year to raise awareness of female baldness. Entitled ‘Ms Amazebald’, Anne’s page discusses her life and personal journey with alopecia …
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Donegal Together For Yes to hold Official Campaign Launch 1 month ago

Donegal Together For Yes to hold Official Campaign Launch

By  •  News

The pro-choice organisation will unite local groups who are campaigning to repeal the Eighth and allow abortion care in Ireland. The Donegal launch will hear from leading figures from the …
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Tea & Toast meet-up to be all about the balancing act 1 month ago

Tea & Toast meet-up to be all about the balancing act

By  •  Mammy

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

All are welcome …
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Hello Summer! We’re in for a beautiful weekend 1 month ago

Hello Summer! We’re in for a beautiful weekend

By  •  News

We’ll be feeling hot hot hot from Thursday to Saturday in Donegal with the arrival of an African air plume that will raise temperatures as high as 20C.

We’ll be …
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Let’s chat about this new group for Donegal mums 1 month ago

Let’s chat about this new group for Donegal mums

By  •  Mammy

‘Mum’s Chat’ social morning meetings will begin on Tuesday 1st May at the Donegal Family Resource Centre, with plans to make the gathering a monthly occasion.

The group has been …
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Donegal woman plans to have fun with her EuroMillions winnings 1 month ago

Donegal woman plans to have fun with her EuroMillions winnings

By  •  News

A woman from Donegal was one of the four lucky winners of the EuroMillions draw on 6th April – bagging a brilliant €40,872.

The unforgettable win came after the woman had bought …
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Events: Great crowds gather for Denise Blake’s book launch 1 month ago

Events: Great crowds gather for Denise Blake’s book launch

By  •  Events

Leading Donegal poet Denise Blake launched her third collection, Invocation, on Sunday with a celebration of words, music and the arts.

Just as much of Invocation celebrates family and friendship, …
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‘I’m very sorry Nicola, we can’t do that, not in Ireland’ 2 months ago

‘I’m very sorry Nicola, we can’t do that, not in Ireland’

By  •  News

Nicola Cavanagh’s second pregnancy turned into an unimaginable nightmare after her first scan.

The Inishowen woman and her husband were heartbroken when doctors told them that their baby was not …
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Lottie gets to work highlighting women in construction 2 months ago

Lottie gets to work highlighting women in construction

By  •  News

Donegal based company, Lottie Dolls partnered with Construction Industry Federation on their recent #BuildingEquality campaign to show women the importance of their role in construction.

The campaign highlighted the gender …
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Motivational Donegal women bring first TEDx talks to town 2 months ago

Motivational Donegal women bring first TEDx talks to town

By  •  Events

Two local women in business, Leah Fairman and Emma Boylan, have collaborated to bring ideas worth sharing to Donegal for the first time.

The world famous TEDx talks are showcases for speakers presenting great, …
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WATCH: Irish dad’s hilariously corny trick goes viral 2 months ago

WATCH: Irish dad’s hilariously corny trick goes viral

By  •  Videos

Every so often, a priceless video pops up online that puts a smile on many faces. This week, we have a dad delivering a one-of-a-kind trick that you can’t help …
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All welcome to remembrance service for Donegal babies 2 months ago

All welcome to remembrance service for Donegal babies

By  •  News

A special remembrance service will be held for parents and families affected by the loss of a baby upstairs in St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny on Saturday 14th April from …
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An Irish wedding is on the cards for Courteney Cox this summer 2 months ago

An Irish wedding is on the cards for Courteney Cox this summer

The Friends actress is rumoured to be preparing to walk down the aisle in June, near her fiance’s home in Derry.

It is rumoured the pair will say “I do” …
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This Donegal mum’s Easter Bunny letter had us in stitches 2 months ago

This Donegal mum’s Easter Bunny letter had us in stitches

By  •  Kids

She knew he usually hid the Easter eggs in her garden but unfortunately it was raining and cold outside.

Her hubby was out socialising so he couldn’t come to the …
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‘Lisa was the kind of person that you were glad you knew’ 2 months ago

‘Lisa was the kind of person that you were glad you knew’

By  •  News

On Sunday week, April 8th, hundreds of women will take part in the Run Donegal Women’s 5k in Stranorlar. The proceeds of this year’s event will go to the Donegal …
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Pro-choice campaigners train to achieve ‘compassionate’ vote from Donegal 2 months ago

Pro-choice campaigners train to achieve ‘compassionate’ vote from Donegal

By  •  News

Following Saturday’s training session in Ballybofey, Donegal Together for Yes will be running an intensive canvass that aims to reach every town and village in the county in the …
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Events: Donegal families rewarded for making a big difference 2 months ago

Events: Donegal families rewarded for making a big difference

By  •  Events, News

Families from all over Donegal gathered at Central Library Letterkenny last wee to be presented with the prizes they had won in the Make One Change draw.

Over 220 …
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