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‘Fun Moves’ course to help Donegal children with Dyspraxia 4 days ago

‘Fun Moves’ course to help Donegal children with Dyspraxia

By  •  Kids

A new workshop series is beginning in Carndonagh this February for children with Dyspraxia/DCD or motor coordination difficulties.

The Fun Moves programme, to be held on Wednesday evenings in St. …
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Watch: This Donegal woman had the best reaction to seeing her sister in Australia 6 days ago

Watch: This Donegal woman had the best reaction to seeing her sister in Australia

By  •  Videos

Leona Russell recently phoned home to Letterkenny asking for tea bags to be sent to her in Australia. Little did she know that a special delivery was on the way!

Serena …
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New Year wardrobe clear-out? Why not donate to this Syrian clothing appeal 1 week ago

New Year wardrobe clear-out? Why not donate to this Syrian clothing appeal

By  •  News

The Letterkenny Islamic Association and the Donegal Intercultural Platform are carrying out another clothing appeal to help Syrian refugees in refugee camps.

The last date for drop off is the …
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Hero teacher Dawn Croke to be laid to rest today 1 week ago

Hero teacher Dawn Croke to be laid to rest today

By  •  News

Dungloe will come to a standstill today for the funeral of one its best-loved young citizens.

Teacher Dawn Croke, who was in her 30s, died on Thursday last when she …
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Eco-action with Joanne: Love Food, Hate Waste 2 weeks ago

Eco-action with Joanne: Love Food, Hate Waste

By  •  Life

With Christmas and New Year finally behind us, our body weight sufficiently doubled, and the fridge finally getting back to normal, I can’t help but wonder that over the festive …
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Community fund launched for family of cherished Donegal mum Jasmine 2 weeks ago

Community fund launched for family of cherished Donegal mum Jasmine

By  •  News

A new fund has been set up by the heartbroken friends of Jasmine McMonagle, the young Donegal mum who was murdered in her home.

Tragic Jasmine, aged 28, was killed …
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Search for missing woman continues at Donegal site 2 weeks ago

Search for missing woman continues at Donegal site

By  •  News

Gardaí in Milford are on the second day of an extensive search operation for the remains of Dr Deirdre O’Flaherty, who went missing in 2009.

Ms O’Flaherty (aged 46), a GP …
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‘Lady Of Donegal’ Christina hopes to do her county proud 2 weeks ago

‘Lady Of Donegal’ Christina hopes to do her county proud

By  •  Life

Dungloe woman Christina Williamson has set her sights on success as she takes part in the Ireland Pageants Grand Final 2019.

Christina, a 24-year-old hairdresser and childcare assistant, is competing in the ‘Lady …
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How to work from home – sanely! 2 weeks ago

How to work from home – sanely!

2019 looks set to see more people than ever take the 9-5 into their own hands and become a home entrepreneur. It’s never been easier to work remotely and make …
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Funeral of young Donegal mum Jasmine to be held on Monday 2 weeks ago

Funeral of young Donegal mum Jasmine to be held on Monday

By  •  News

The 28-year-old mum-of-two was found dead at her home in Killygordon on Friday morning last.

The aspiring actress and model will be laid to rest following funeral mass at St …
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SJP rings in the New Year in ‘remote but beautiful’ Donegal 3 weeks ago

SJP rings in the New Year in ‘remote but beautiful’ Donegal

The ‘Sex and the City’ star escaped to Donegal to enjoy the holidays with her actor husband Matthew Broderick and their children.

The celebrity couple had a newly-renovated holiday …
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Jameson searching for Donegal graduates with “serious character” for international programme 3 weeks ago

Jameson searching for Donegal graduates with “serious character” for international programme

By  •  Business

Irish Distillers is looking for Donegal graduates with serious character to join the 2019/20 Jameson International Graduate Programme.

The programme provides graduates with the opportunity to realise their personal and …
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Eco-action with Joanne: It’s all about the bees 4 weeks ago

Eco-action with Joanne: It’s all about the bees

By  •  Life

Environment awareness is a vital topic in today’s world as urgent action is needed to combat climate change. Everyone is being asked to do what they can, while there are many local …
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Christmas Party Hair: This year’s must-have styles 4 weeks ago

Christmas Party Hair: This year’s must-have styles

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to sparkle, with party season well underway, we have your hair dilemmas covered. 

Florrie, New Generation Stylist from Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in …
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9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun) 1 month ago

9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun)

By  •  Health

Are you expecting to feel ‘bleugh’ from indulging too much this week?

Christmas is a time for relaxing and partying, and often a time when we overdo it on …
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Giving the gift of love at Christmastime 1 month ago

Giving the gift of love at Christmastime

Melody Chadamoyo is a Dublin-based Relationship Coach and founder of the Heart Passion Institute.

This Christmas, Melody has shared some ideas for gifts that may reignite your relationships – with partners, friends, …
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This smart toy is here to encourage kids to help out at Christmas 1 month ago

This smart toy is here to encourage kids to help out at Christmas

By  •  Kids

Darcy the Dingo is a fun interactive friend who wants to help encourage and teach children in a fun new way!

Not only that, he wants to be able …
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Eco-action with Joanne Butler: Make the plastic pledge this Christmas 1 month ago

Eco-action with Joanne Butler: Make the plastic pledge this Christmas

By  •  Life

Joanne Butler, founder of OURganic Gardens, inspires us to reconsider our plastic practices this Christmas, and it’s not too late to begin:

This year more than ever we know the pressure …
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Love pilates? Why not try a Christmassy class for charity 1 month ago

Love pilates? Why not try a Christmassy class for charity

By  •  Fitness

A popular Letterkenny physiotherapy and pilates clinic is hosting a fun festive-themed ‘Reformathon’ this December 22nd.

If you’re looking to stretch out and de-stress in the countdown to Christmas, then …
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Christmas Party Style: 10 luxe looks we love 1 month ago

Christmas Party Style: 10 luxe looks we love

By  •  Style

Think sequins, velvet, ruffles and anything that catches the light and attention. Christmas 2018 style is far from understated. Partywear has gone full-on glamourous, and we love it.

Anything goes, …
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Abortion bill passes all stages to be legalised in January 2019 1 month ago

Abortion bill passes all stages to be legalised in January 2019

By  •  News

Yesterday was described as a historic day after Ireland’s abortion legislation was passed by the Seanad.

Last night’s vote clears the way for the law to be introduced in January …
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Rathmullan woman recalls the bygone days for special poetry book 1 month ago

Rathmullan woman recalls the bygone days for special poetry book

By  •  Life

The new book entitled ‘Memories of Rathmullan’ has just been launched in time for Christmas and will make the perfect gift for Rathmullan natives home or away.

A collection of …
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Superstar Cher announces first Irish concert in 15 years 1 month ago

Superstar Cher announces first Irish concert in 15 years

The Goddess of Pop is on her way – legendary singer Cher is coming to Ireland in 2019.

Cher will play her first live show here in over 15 years …
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Donegal’s own Christmas book is back on the shelves 2 months ago

Donegal’s own Christmas book is back on the shelves

Freckles The Elf travelled all over the world in the past two years with her Christmas message, that no matter where you live, as long as there is love and kindness, …
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Letterkenny Babies annual Christmas Jumper party returns! 2 months ago

Letterkenny Babies annual Christmas Jumper party returns!

The countdown is on to the Letterkenny Babies big Christmas party this Sunday, 9th December.

The popular parents’ Facebook page is throwing another festive fundraiser, this time in aid of …
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Inspirational local women named among Ireland’s top volunteers 2 months ago

Inspirational local women named among Ireland’s top volunteers

By  •  News

Today (Wednesday) is International Volunteer Day 2018 and a chance to celebrate people who selflessly make a difference in their localities.

Raphoe Town FC leader Sinead Kelly and Engineer Sharon Clarke were among …
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Christmas LEGO workshops launch across Donegal for festive season 2 months ago

Christmas LEGO workshops launch across Donegal for festive season

Bricks 4 Kidz are delighted to announce they will be providing Festive Workshops and camps throughout Donegal this month and in the New Year.

The 2 hour LEGO® themed workshops …
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#RushetoRaise Christmas movie day raises €2,200 for charity 2 months ago

#RushetoRaise Christmas movie day raises €2,200 for charity

By  •  Events, News

More than 200 people attended last Sunday’s special screening of Santa Claus: The Movie at Century Cinemas Letterkenny, hosted by local parents Emmet and Maria Rushe.

Guests turned up in their Christmas jumpers …
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‘My happy place is a bride’s house on her wedding morning’ 2 months ago

‘My happy place is a bride’s house on her wedding morning’

As the founder of TeamBride.ie, Carina Monteith from Lifford is a personal assistant for local brides on their wedding day.

She has spent over 10 years in the bridal world, …
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Madeleine’s Ballyliffin Lodge wedding team campaign for awards victory 2 months ago

Madeleine’s Ballyliffin Lodge wedding team campaign for awards victory

By  •  Bridal

The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa Hotel is calling on the community and couples to help them win two coveted awards. 

There are just hours left to vote for this year’s …
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The great Roses vs. Quality Street debate is settled 2 months ago

The great Roses vs. Quality Street debate is settled

Many festive feuds break out over seemingly important topics at Christmas – the choice of sweets on the living room table, the empty wrappers in/out debate and ‘who ate all …
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Delight for the Hanlon family as son Jason’s surgery is a success 2 months ago

Delight for the Hanlon family as son Jason’s surgery is a success

By  •  News

A young Co Donegal man has received the best Christmas present ever after doctors operated on him in a bid to leave him free from pain.

Jason Hanlon has suffered …
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Daniel and Majella offer up villa hideaway for NW Breast Cancer Ball 2 months ago

Daniel and Majella offer up villa hideaway for NW Breast Cancer Ball

By  •  News

The celebrity couple are offering a getaway to their sunny Spanish villa to raise funds for breast cancer research in Donegal and supports for cancer patients.

Bidders at the Breast …
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Silent Sensory Santa on his way for relaxing Christmas visits 2 months 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! 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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! 3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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