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We have a seriously stylish prize for 12 Days of Christmas Day Four! 2 years ago

We have a seriously stylish prize for 12 Days of Christmas Day Four!

By  •  News

Donegal Woman has had a wonderful launch and we’d like to thank everyone who has shown their support for this new platform so far. We hope you enjoy it in …
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Winning coach Teresa targets the podium 2 years ago

Winning coach Teresa targets the podium

By  •  Sport

Teresa McDaid felt an instant buzz collecting her green uniform in Dublin last week. The Letterkenny AC woman is the manager of the Irish Senior Women and Under-23 Women’s teams for Sunday’s …
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Donegal Woman’s Top 10 Christmas Adverts 2 years ago

Donegal Woman’s Top 10 Christmas Adverts

Christmas Adverts are becoming very popular in Ireland and indeed in Donegal! When a magical Christmas advert is flashed onto our TVs, we know Christmas is around the corner and …
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12 Days of Giveaways DAY THREE winner revealed 2 years ago

12 Days of Giveaways DAY THREE winner revealed

By  •  News

To celebrate the launch of Donegal Woman and the continued success of Donegal Daily, we are bringing you the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

Every second day from now until December …
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This trending baby names list reflects a strange 2016 2 years ago

This trending baby names list reflects a strange 2016

By  •  Mammy

There have been many events that stood out this year – from Brexit to the US Presidential elections, from celebrity deaths to sporting events – and such stories have influenced people as …
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10 pictures for ladies who love bubbly 2 years ago

10 pictures for ladies who love bubbly

By  •  Life

Last Thursday, the House Wine Bar & Taproom in Letterkenny hosted an evening of sparkling wine tasting, and we’re not jealous at all.

The ‘Craft & Cork’ club at House …
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Women in Ireland to get new TV channel 2 years ago

Women in Ireland to get new TV channel

be3 will be launched on January 9th, 2017, and will show TV dramas, chat shows and children’s programming.

be3 will air soap repeats and programmes such as Midsomer Murders, Loose Women and Benidorm. There will …
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Teen cyclist Shauna races into an exciting New Year 2 years ago

Teen cyclist Shauna races into an exciting New Year

By  •  News

Shauna is now officially part of Team Jadan Weldtite, the women’s cycle racing team based in Yorkshire, set up in 2014. She is hoping this development can lead to bigger …
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Women in Donegal are being urged to have smear tests 2 years ago

Women in Donegal are being urged to have smear tests

By  •  Health

A report today showed that 76% of women in Donegal who are in the targeted age bracket for cervical cancer screening are availing of the test. Women between 25 and …
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Why we should be careful about jewellery this Christmas 2 years ago

Why we should be careful about jewellery this Christmas

By  •  News

A warning has been issued over the use of banned chemicals in jewellery, glues and adhesives this Christmas.

Retailers are urged to check their stock, while consumers should be …
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Oh the weather outside will be delightful 2 years ago

Oh the weather outside will be delightful

By  •  News

Met Eireann have forecast highs of 14 degree Celsius for Donegal in the middle of this week, and we’ll be free from frost worries for a few days at least.


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12 Days of Giveaways DAY TWO winner revealed 2 years ago

12 Days of Giveaways DAY TWO winner revealed

By  •  News

To celebrate the launched of Donegal Woman and the continued success of Donegal Daily, we are bringing you the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

Every second day from now until December …
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Sally retires after 33 years of leading Raphoe Playgroup 2 years ago

Sally retires after 33 years of leading Raphoe Playgroup

By  •  Kids, News

When Sally Kelly met with family and friends for a big retirement bash – or ‘a wee party’ as it was billed – last night at Friel’s Hotel, nostalgia was …
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Style Study – with Anna Campbell 2 years ago

Style Study – with Anna Campbell

By  •  Style

Anna Campbell is the creative director for Bogbean Designs in Cloghan, home of the now world famous Bogman Beanie. Her designs are created for those who do not subscribe to …
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The young Donegal stars all set for the Late Late Toy Show 2 years ago

The young Donegal stars all set for the Late Late Toy Show

Donegal will be well-represented in tonight’s programme, with a few talented kids taking to the stage.

One of the stars tonight will be gifted teen Oisin Nee from Letterkenny. He is …
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Surprises and smiles in charity music video 2 years ago

Surprises and smiles in charity music video

By  •  News

After much preparation and anticipation, the Christmas Spirit LK team have released their 2016 music video for ‘Put a Little Love in your Heart.’

The screening event this evening brought the …
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The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway has begun! 2 years ago

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway has begun!

By  •  News

It’s official: Christmas has come early to Donegal as we are hosting the greatest of giveaways!

Donegal Woman has had a wonderful launch and we’d like to thank everyone who …
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Let’s help get this teddy home 2 years ago

Let’s help get this teddy home

By  •  News

A small stuffed pup is being well-looked after in Finn Valley College as he waits for his family to find him. 

The little blue dog was left behind at the …
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Five essentials for Toy Show night 2 years ago

Five essentials for Toy Show night

Excitement is building for the biggest TV event of the year, the Late Late Toy Show on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player this Friday from 9:35pm.

So to make …
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Events: A celebratory work night in! 2 years ago

Events: A celebratory work night in!

By  •  Life

The Dry Arch Inn was the perfect place for staff member Denise Mc Elhinney to celebrate her 30th birthday. Along with family and friends, she had a great night of celebrating, singing …
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It’s the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! 2 years ago

It’s the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

By  •  News

Donegal Woman is officially a week old today, which calls for a celebration. We’d like to thank everyone who has shown their support for this new platform so far, and …
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Five snazzy things you’ll like at Century Complex 2 years ago

Five snazzy things you’ll like at Century Complex

By  •  News

The building, located right beside Century Cinemas, is going to be a thriving hub for kids and adults once it all opens this weekend. Here are the five top things we …
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What ‘wee women’ want this Christmas 2 years ago

What ‘wee women’ want this Christmas

To get snuggly

Everybody loves getting new snuggly pyjamas or cuddly dressing gowns to keep them toasty over the winter season, so you won’t go far wrong with these popular picks.


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Video: All aboard the most stylish Christmas train of all 2 years ago

Video: All aboard the most stylish Christmas train of all

The clothing brand have released an ad directed by Wes Anderson – the stylistic director behind films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Darjeeling Limited and …
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Mary from Dungloe to get a birthday boost 2 years ago

Mary from Dungloe to get a birthday boost

By  •  News

The international festival will be celebrating its 50 anniversary year in 2017. Cllr. Enda Bonner put forward a motion to the Donegal County Council for the funds to be raised to …
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Did you find love on this Donegal beach? 2 years ago

Did you find love on this Donegal beach?

By  •  Life

A Donegal destination has been listed among the top 10 places in Ireland to fall in love. The beautiful Portsalon Beach is ranked in fifth place on a list on tourism …
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WIN a €300 voucher from Irwin Expert Electrical 2 years ago

WIN a €300 voucher from Irwin Expert Electrical

By  •  News

To celebrate the launch of the Siemens IQ Centre at Irwin Expert Electrical’s Showroom in Letterkenny, Donegal Woman and Donegal Daily have teamed up with Irwin Electrical to bring you …
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Donegal silk artist to show off her colours on TV 2 years ago

Donegal silk artist to show off her colours on TV

Karen O’Kane, the textile artist behind Koko Design, will be seen showcasing her designs on television this evening. She will also be discussing what she is doing to ensure that …
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Cronuts are finished, it’s time for the froughnut 2 years ago

Cronuts are finished, it’s time for the froughnut

By  •  Life

Doughnuts have had an impressive shake-up in recent years. They’ve become the trending pastry-du-jour as creative culinary people revolutionise the recipe.

Cronuts have been around for a few years, but …
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Style Study – with Nicola McLaughlin 2 years ago

Style Study – with Nicola McLaughlin

By  •  Style

Nicola McLaughlin leads her own fashion fairytale. As Sequin Cinderella, she is a blogger, fashion designer and runs her own boutique in Buncrana.

Her latest spring/summer printed women’s collection had its catwalk …
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Free Christmas card delivery? Yes please! 2 years ago

Free Christmas card delivery? Yes please!

By  •  News

Delivering Christmas wishes this year can be a double good deed thanks to DPD Ireland in Letterkenny.

The couriers are now delivering Jack & Jill’s Christmas cards locally for …
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‘Enough is enough’ 2 years ago

‘Enough is enough’

By  •  News

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the European Commission published a report based on a survey of opinions towards gender-based violence.

In June this …
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Inspirational tech pro Sinead picks up prestigious award 2 years ago

Inspirational tech pro Sinead picks up prestigious award

By  •  News

Sinead Dillon, Principal Consultant at leading global ICT solutions company Fujitsu, has been recognised for outstanding professional services by Women in Business at its annual awards gala.

With over 20 …
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Review: Bellamianta tan – a Christmas wish come true?
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2 years ago

Review: Bellamianta tan – a Christmas wish come true?

By  •  Review

Bellamianta’s Luxury Tanning products have burst into the world of tanning, and I was eager to see what all the fuss was about. The main attraction is that it doesn’t …
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Letterkenny to light up with festive fun 2 years ago

Letterkenny to light up with festive fun

By  •  News

The festive bash begins at 6pm, with music on the street leading up to the big switch on at 7pm at the Band Stand at Market Square.

The privileged guests …
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Daniel to discuss battle with nerves on The Late Late Show 2 years ago

Daniel to discuss battle with nerves on The Late Late Show

The Donegal star will be joining Ryan Tubridy for a chat about his return to the spotlight and he’ll be taking to the stage to sing.

Daniel had taken a …
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Creative cover-ups born from Donegal 2 years ago

Creative cover-ups born from Donegal

By  •  Style

Kilkenny designer Alexis Bernstorff has turned Donegal yarn into a collection of cardigan coats which will be launching this December. Donegal Woman spoke with Alexis, the woman behind Alexxi Design, to …
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Black Friday bargains: your codes compiled 2 years ago

Black Friday bargains: your codes compiled

By  •  News

Today is Thanksgiving in the US, which means tomorrow is the pre-Christmas gift we all need before the shopping madness begins.

High street brands are offering amazing discounts online, with …
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Video: Donegal teen’s dance with ‘Frostbit Boy’ goes viral 2 years ago

Video: Donegal teen’s dance with ‘Frostbit Boy’ goes viral

By  •  News, Videos

A Donegal teen has shot to international fame once more today after a video of her dancing with an internet celebrity went viral.

Megan Ruddy, aged 16, danced with Ruairi …
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Gardai issue safety plea after woman attacked at home 2 years ago

Gardai issue safety plea after woman attacked at home

By  •  News

The incident happened close to Tamney village, between Kerrykeel and Fanad.

The woman managed to give Gardai a good description of the man and officers have carried out door-to-door enquiries …
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The sea jewellery that is making waves 2 years ago

The sea jewellery that is making waves

By  •  News

Portsalon-based jewellery maker Helen Haworth is set to bring hidden treasures from the famous Donegal beach to a national stage next week, when she exhibits her range of Donegal Seaglass …
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A marriage by the sea 2 years ago

A marriage by the sea

By  •  Bridal

Strolls along the beach, funny filters and Bruce Springsteen tributes made up the memorable wedding day of Burtonport couple Niamh Boner and Paul Ferry.

They had known each other since their …
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Video: M&S have empowered Mrs Claus this Christmas! 2 years ago

Video: M&S have empowered Mrs Claus this Christmas!

By  •  News, Videos

The Christmas adverts are coming thick and fast and it’s not even the middle of November yet.

We especially like the Marks and Spencer TV advert which has just been …
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Style Study – with Marie Shields 2 years ago

Style Study – with Marie Shields

By  •  Style

Marie Shields is PR and Communications Manager for Lottie Dolls. She is a full-time fashion addict who loves to champion good people, places and brands. Here is her DW Style …
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Video: Why Emma Watson is the belle of the ball 2 years ago

Video: Why Emma Watson is the belle of the ball

By  •  Videos

We knew Emma Watson + Disney would make a beautiful combination. A full-length trailer for the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast was released today, and we were instantly …
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Review: Gold lipstick that fails to shine
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2 years ago

Review: Gold lipstick that fails to shine

When Christmas party season comes around I like to seize any opportunity to add extra sparkle to a look.

The lipsticks of L’Oreal Paris’s new Gold Obsession collection drew …
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Seven days of super cosy scarves 2 years ago

Seven days of super cosy scarves

By  •  Style

Somehow we’re always shocked when winter comes around and we suddenly realise how cold it is. The seasons changing is a fact of life, but we’re always so reluctant to …
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The sky is the limit for these two Donegal dolls 2 years ago

The sky is the limit for these two Donegal dolls

By  •  Mammy, News

Donegal based company Lottie Dolls have been nominated in the prestigious 2017 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) also known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry.

Lottie has been …
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Is your family the next Gogglebox clan? 2 years ago

Is your family the next Gogglebox clan?

Gogglebox Ireland on TV3 is lacking a Donegal family in this first season, but now there could be a chance we’ll be getting a local perspective in the popular reality …
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Let your style sparkle like Miss Markle 2 years ago

Let your style sparkle like Miss Markle

By  •  Style

The world has shifted its attention onto an unsuspecting young woman this month. Suits star Meghan Markle was revealed to be Prince Harry’s girlfriend, and it’s no surprise he was …
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