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It’s Love Island finale day – who are the favourites, and where’s the party? 6 months ago

It’s Love Island finale day – who are the favourites, and where’s the party?

Love Island fans will have their calendar’s cleared to watch tonight’s final. But, who will be crowned the winners?

Jack and Dani are the bookies favourite to win the £50,000 prize …
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Dress for Success: Five M&S marvels for work 6 months ago

Dress for Success: Five M&S marvels for work

By  •  Style

If you are looking to transition your professional style from casual summerwear to autumn, Carmel is here to help choose the best buys from M&S:

“As the weather has …
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Forget Love Island – it’s ‘Love Ireland’ at the Shandon! 6 months ago

Forget Love Island – it’s ‘Love Ireland’ at the Shandon!

By  •  News

It’s the summer of love at the Shandon Hotel with engagements having trebled on last year!

It’s not just ice-cream and prosecco sales rising in the best summer since 1976, …
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Competition: Win a Carnival Palette from BPerfect! 6 months ago

Competition: Win a Carnival Palette from BPerfect!

By  •  Beauty

The Stacey Marie Carnival Palette has been one of the hottest makeup releases of the summer as it quickly shot to insta-fame. The palette is real explosion of colours, with 26 …
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WATCH: Donegal looks simply spectacular in Monty Halls’ family film 6 months ago

WATCH: Donegal looks simply spectacular in Monty Halls’ family film

By  •  Videos

A new film series has been launched this week to showcase Donegal as a world-class family adventure destination – and the cinematography is in a league of its own.


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Laura ‘bags’ the prize in Aldi art contest 6 months ago

Laura ‘bags’ the prize in Aldi art contest

By  •  News

Laura Bonar has bagged a winning place in this year’s Aldi Community Games Art Competition.

The 14-year-old artist has won the chance to have her art featured on shopping bags which will …
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Gogglebox Ireland is on the lookout for new telly-lovers 6 months ago

Gogglebox Ireland is on the lookout for new telly-lovers

TV3’s hit show Gogglebox Ireland is back this Autumn and they’re on the lookout for new faces and their sofas to join Ireland’s funniest TV fans.

This time, producers say they are looking …
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Syrian woman in Donegal loses phone with precious photos – can you help? 6 months ago

Syrian woman in Donegal loses phone with precious photos – can you help?

By  •  News

Friends of a Syrian refugee have appealed for help in locating a mobile phone which was lost in the Letterkenny area on Tuesday afternoon.

The Huawei-make phone may have been …
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From Russia to Donegal – with Love for Dunmore 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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’ 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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! 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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’ 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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? 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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? 8 months 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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