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Valentine’s Ball brings the love to Letterkenny 1 hour ago

Valentine’s Ball brings the love to Letterkenny

By  •  Events

A charity ball is set to be the perfect night out for couples and friends from across Donegal this February.

On February 10th 2018, Gallagher’s Hotel Letterkenny will host a …
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Shock at sudden death of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan 18 hours ago

Shock at sudden death of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan

By  •  News

The Limerick-born musician and mum of three reportedly died in while in London for a recording session.

Dolores and The Cranberries enjoyed worldwide success over the decades and are best …
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Style Study – Roisin Gallagher 4 days ago

Style Study – Roisin Gallagher

By  •  Style

Roisin Gallagher is a 19-year-old makeup artist from Falcarragh, Co. Donegal.

Style and beauty are her passions and she has competed in local and national pageants over the years. Roisin …
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Watch out for familiar places and faces on RTE tonight 4 days ago

Watch out for familiar places and faces on RTE tonight

Nationwide will show three reports from across Donegal this Friday 12th January at 7pm – make sure to tune in to spot some familiar people!

A historical railway report, a trip …
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Take care out there: Heavy fog creates difficult driving conditions 5 days ago

Take care out there: Heavy fog creates difficult driving conditions

By  •  News

Met Eireann have raised the alert for foggy conditions today and extended the Status Orange weather warning until Friday.

Lingering fog has created poor visibility for drivers in inland areas, with Letterkenny …
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Young woman’s dying note makes the world realise the beauty of life 5 days ago

Young woman’s dying note makes the world realise the beauty of life

By  •  Life

The entire world is taking note of the last words of Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old Australian woman who passed away on January 4th.

Holly decided to share some life advice …
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Events: Smiles and style at the Little Black Dress Luncheon 7 days ago

Events: Smiles and style at the Little Black Dress Luncheon

By  •  Events

Over 320 glamorous ladies gathered in the wonderful surrounds of Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon to celebrate Women’s Little Christmas in style and for a good cause on Sun 7th …
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Museum curator inspired by family to work on Donegal Book of Honour 1 week ago

Museum curator inspired by family to work on Donegal Book of Honour

By  •  News

Donegal County Museum Curator Judith McCarthy has been working on updating the County Donegal Book of Honour for the last few years and describes the task as a …
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Winter/Spring 2018 Wedding Shows – the ultimate Donegal guide 2 weeks ago

Winter/Spring 2018 Wedding Shows – the ultimate Donegal guide

By  •  Bridal

Wedding Show season is starting with a flourish this new year, with luxury events and shows planned throughout winter and early spring.

The shows are a great opportunity to view …
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Annemarie’s poetic tribute to Ireland’s valiant foremothers 2 weeks ago

Annemarie’s poetic tribute to Ireland’s valiant foremothers

By  •  News

Doire Press is delighted to announce the publication of BLOODROOT, a collection of poems by author Annemarie Ní Churreáin who is originally from Cloich Cheann Fhaola in northwest Donegal.

Launched …
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The Orchard Inn presents a fabulous festive girls’ night out offer 2 weeks ago

The Orchard Inn presents a fabulous festive girls’ night out offer

By  •  Life

It’s been tough getting back to work mode after all the Christmas celebrations, and we feel like a weekend treat is in order.

The Old Orchard Inn Letterkenny are marking …
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Eggcellent news: Cadbury’s are releasing white chocolate creme eggs 2 weeks ago

Eggcellent news: Cadbury’s are releasing white chocolate creme eggs

By  •  News

As shops strip their shelves of Christmas selection boxes to make way for chocolate eggs, this is an eggciting new event to raise hype for the next holiday.

White …
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College Corner: New Year’s resolutions for students 2 weeks ago

College Corner: New Year’s resolutions for students

By  •  Life

Here are a few of my College Resolutions, can you relate?

  • Get Organised:

Yes, we all are guilty of not being organised and stressing with assignment …
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TV3 New Year’s Eve special to look back on 2017’s defining moments 2 weeks ago

TV3 New Year’s Eve special to look back on 2017’s defining moments

It’s hard to imagine that it was only earlier this year that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th American President but that inauguration kicked off a truly memorable year …
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Chris celebrates Donegal slimmers’ achievements with Peter Andre 3 weeks ago

Chris celebrates Donegal slimmers’ achievements with Peter Andre

By  •  News

A Slimming World manager from County Donegal was congratulated on helping slimmers to lose weight and change their lives by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

Chris McNamee, who manages …
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How you can win up to 12 prizes in the Pinehill Studios giveaway 3 weeks ago

How you can win up to 12 prizes in the Pinehill Studios giveaway

By  •  News

Starting on December 26th, Pinehill Studios have rolled out their Mega New Year Giveaway over 12 days until 6th of January.

Each day will see the prizes accumulate from 1 …
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Woman’s Words: Ordinary Arthur goes viral 3 weeks ago

Woman’s Words: Ordinary Arthur goes viral

By  •  Life

This week on Woman’s Words, Moville writer Sharon Thompson gives us another instalment in the story of Arthur.

Arthur is 68-year-old gentleman who is looking for love and life again, …
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New ‘Rory’ to be revealed in Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special 3 weeks ago

New ‘Rory’ to be revealed in Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special

Fans of Mrs Brown’s Boys will be seeing all the familiar faces in the festive specials, and one very new face, as the Rory Brown replacement is revealed.

Actor Rory …
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We’re already excited about this glam girls’ night out in January 2018 3 weeks ago

We’re already excited about this glam girls’ night out in January 2018

By  •  Events

Nollaig na mBan, or Little Christmas, takes place each year on January 6th. It’s a holiday that marks the day when decorations are taken down, Christmas is over, and busy …
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College Corner: A case for a sober night out 4 weeks ago

College Corner: A case for a sober night out

By  •  Life

It can be argued that some students our age believe that to have the best night out, alcohol is a necessity, but not always!  

Here are the benefits and …
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Readers’ Choice: Donegal’s 6 best cocktail bars 4 weeks ago

Readers’ Choice: Donegal’s 6 best cocktail bars

By  •  Life

Tis the season for parties and get-togethers. Donegal has its fair share of great pubs and wine bars – but cocktail menus are sometimes hit and miss.

We wanted to …
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Couples will LOVE that this wedding company is taking €300 off decor for Christmas 4 weeks ago

Couples will LOVE that this wedding company is taking €300 off decor for Christmas

By  •  Bridal

Wedding decorators Happily Ever After have launched an amazing €300-off offer on packages booked during Christmas 2017. All you have to do is contact them on Facebook or call 0876472095.

Happily …
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What’s on: Catch Christmas classics and top new releases at Eclipse Cinemas 4 weeks ago

What’s on: Catch Christmas classics and top new releases at Eclipse Cinemas

Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane are showing a whole host of classic Christmas films this December, as well as new releases and brilliant blockbusters.

Check out all the film previews below and …
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Donegal woman is stunned by a well-deserved home makeover 4 weeks ago

Donegal woman is stunned by a well-deserved home makeover

Margaret Reilly from Kilcar was visited by an expert design team in the renovation show which aired on RTE tonight. The heartwarming episode was not without its drama though!

Margaret …
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The 10 best electrical gifts to get this Christmas 4 weeks ago

The 10 best electrical gifts to get this Christmas

If you are looking to buy the biggest brands at the best prices in the Northwest a visit to Irwin Expert Electrical, Port Rd., Letterkenny or Maginn Avenue, Buncrana is …
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10 great gift ideas for your boyfriend or partner 1 month ago

10 great gift ideas for your boyfriend or partner

Christmas is a time to disconnect yourself from work, catch up with family and friends and maybe even overindulge a little. Despite the seemingly relaxing conditions, Christmas gift shopping can …
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A half price Prosecco weekend is happening soon 1 month ago

A half price Prosecco weekend is happening soon

By  •  News

LIDL stores planning to cut prices on bottles of fizz by half this Christmas, which means one bottle is just €3.99.

There’s a lot of buzz about this offer since …
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Santa tries out new transport to tackle Donegal’s frosty roads 1 month ago

Santa tries out new transport to tackle Donegal’s frosty roads

Ahead of their big Christmas rush, Santa has decided to give Rudolph some rest – and has turned to the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, from DMG Motors in Donegal Town, to …
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Dental nurse’s bright idea raises €1,000 for Donegal Hospice 1 month ago

Dental nurse’s bright idea raises €1,000 for Donegal Hospice

By  •  News

Donegal dental nurse Eileen McGlinchey has donated over €1,000 to Donegal Hospice.

Earlier this year, Eileen launched an innovative fundraiser in aid of the local charity.

She came up with …
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A chocolate Christmas parade is about to roll through Donegal 1 month ago

A chocolate Christmas parade is about to roll through Donegal

The Cadbury Christmas Parade is making a very special appearance in Donegal Town on Sunday 17th December from 5pm.

The parade is one of the highlights of this year’s Cadvent …
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Donegal’s newest kids activity looks like a lot of LEGO fun 1 month ago

Donegal’s newest kids activity looks like a lot of LEGO fun

By  •  Mammy

Bricks 4 Kidz is a new project which has arrived in Donegal to let children learn, build and play – with workshops and camps launching just in time to tackle …
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Vote to Repeal the Eighth is passed by Oireachtas Committee 1 month ago

Vote to Repeal the Eighth is passed by Oireachtas Committee

By  •  News

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution has recommended a straight repeal of the amendment regarding abortion laws.

The 14-6 vote in favour of a ‘repeal simpliciter’ (repeal without any …
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College Corner: How to keep busy over the holidays 1 month ago

College Corner: How to keep busy over the holidays

By  •  Life

Hi all, apologies it has been a while since I have written a post. November and early December is very college student’s nightmare with endless assignments, exams and presentations.  But …
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Here’s a nice new app to chart the popularity of your name 1 month ago

Here’s a nice new app to chart the popularity of your name

By  •  Life

Whether your name is common or unusual (or so you may think), there is a fun new app launched today to search through all Irish baby names over the past …
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Woman’s Words: Eight great Christmas reads 1 month ago

Woman’s Words: Eight great Christmas reads

By  •  Life

Instead of sitting bored over the festive season or flicking through the TV why not switch off and explore some quiet reading material? To get us all Christmasy I thought …
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Ireland’s best offers on Apple to be found at Irwin Expert Electrical 1 month ago

Ireland’s best offers on Apple to be found at Irwin Expert Electrical

This year, Irwin Expert Electrical, Letterkenny and Buncrana have made sure that you get the best deals on the biggest brands in the entire North West on a large range …
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Christmas candles pulled from shelves after going up in flames 1 month ago

Christmas candles pulled from shelves after going up in flames

By  •  News

A woman in Manchester shared photos of a ‘concerning’ event where the Primark Home candle burnt down to a level where it started to create large flames. She quickly blew it …
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Picture Special: A happy morning in memory of Baby Lily 1 month ago

Picture Special: A happy morning in memory of Baby Lily

By  •  Events

Young and old tucked into complimentary pancakes on Saturday 2nd December at a coffee morning in memory of baby Lily Hannigan.

The event was organised by local mother Heather Boyd …
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Woman’s Words: Felicity’s fate 1 month ago

Woman’s Words: Felicity’s fate

By  •  News

This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Couple who welcomed second set of twins receive practical gift just in time for Christmas! 1 month ago

Couple who welcomed second set of twins receive practical gift just in time for Christmas!

By  •  News

Seamus and Elizabeth Doherty’s Christmas came early as Irwin Expert Electrical and TDA Repairs sent them two rather large packages!

The Moville family welcomed their second set of twins on …
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Inishowen abortion rights group lends support to Derry conference 2 months ago

Inishowen abortion rights group lends support to Derry conference

By  •  News

Members of the Inishowen branch of the Abortion Rights Campaign have worked with members of Alliance for Choice in Derry to help deliver a series of workshops and seminars in the North …
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2017’s top baby names are revealed 2 months ago

2017’s top baby names are revealed

By  •  Mammy

We’ve come to that time of year again – when lists are released en masse. Today we’ve learned the Top 100 baby names of 2017, as collated by BabyCenter, one of …
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Readers’ Choice: Got a great cocktail spot to recommend? 2 months ago

Readers’ Choice: Got a great cocktail spot to recommend?

By  •  Life

Christmas party season is upon us, and everyone is looking for a great place to celebrate the season. Festive parties usually call for bubbles and cool cocktails, so we want …
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Grandmother’s gift from late husband wins her a place on Winning Streak 2 months ago

Grandmother’s gift from late husband wins her a place on Winning Streak

Lifford woman, Emily Lynch has said she is still pinching herself after watching her name pulled out to appear on the National Lottery and RTE game show, Winning Streak last …
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Next recall two children’s coat designs due to safety hazard 2 months ago

Next recall two children’s coat designs due to safety hazard

By  •  News

A girls’ Grey/Pink Fur Collar Coat and a Navy Hooded Coat have both been recalled this week due to a potential choking hazard.

The Grey/Pink Fur Collar Coat (code: 191228) was found to …
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Gin drinkers are sexy – so says science! 2 months ago

Gin drinkers are sexy – so says science!

By  •  Life

A study on the effects of different alcohol types has found that hard spirits like gin, vodka, whiskey and rum are associated with bringing on emotions of energy and confidence …
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share happy engagement news 2 months ago

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share happy engagement news

By  •  Bridal

A statement this morning announced the happy news for the young couple: “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan …
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High achiever Lisa Moore wins a Women in Technology award 2 months ago

High achiever Lisa Moore wins a Women in Technology award

By  •  News

Lisa Moore, a Bioscience student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, was one of eight young women to earn an Intel Women in Technology award for 2017.

Lisa was presented with …
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Readers’ Choice: Five superb Donegal spas 2 months ago

Readers’ Choice: Five superb Donegal spas

By  •  Life

The weather outside is frightful, shopping stress is kicking in and we’re all in need of a little pampering before the busy Christmas season really begins.

We wanted to find …
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Kids’ favourite ‘Frozen’ stars are set for a special Donegal screening 2 months ago

Kids’ favourite ‘Frozen’ stars are set for a special Donegal screening

Olaf, Elsa and Anna are travelling all the way from Arendelle to Donegal this month for a special family event at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane.

The famous cast of Disney’s Frozen will …
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