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Rachel McLaughlin is the editor of DonegalWoman.ie. Get in touch by emailing news@donegalwoman.ie
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Donegal supergroup joins forces for musical celebration of St. Brigid 1 day ago

Donegal supergroup joins forces for musical celebration of St. Brigid

Three members of Donegal’s Celtic-folk supergroup T with the Maggies will be making a special appearance at a musical celebration of St Brigid this weekend.

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Donegal Rose Katie calls on public to be brrrrrave for Special Olympics Ireland 3 days ago

Donegal Rose Katie calls on public to be brrrrrave for Special Olympics Ireland

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Donegal Rose Katie McAteer and Special Olympics Ireland are calling on swimming enthusiasts to get ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ this February 18th by participating in their ‘coolest’ fundraising event of the year!

Donegal’s Polar Plunge will take place …
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Majella O’Donnell named as a Global Hero of Hope for cancer patients 4 days ago

Majella O’Donnell named as a Global Hero of Hope for cancer patients

Breast cancer survivor Majella O’Donnell has been named as a Global Hero of Hope for Relay For Life Donegal.

Majella is a long-time supporter of the Relay for Life fundraising …
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Record-breaking 14 nominations for Irish films in this year’s Oscars 5 days ago

Record-breaking 14 nominations for Irish films in this year’s Oscars

Ireland has secured a record 14 nominations for this year’s Oscars.

The Banshees of Inisherin, An Cailín Ciúin, Aftersun and An Irish Goodbye have all gained Academy Award nods.

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Women to be celebrated in Bundoran on St Brigid’s Bank Holiday weekend 1 week ago

Women to be celebrated in Bundoran on St Brigid’s Bank Holiday weekend

A brand-new festival, Féile na mBan, celebrating women in Art, History, Literature, Music and more will take place in Bundoran over the weekend of February 3rd to 6th.

Capitalising on the new St …
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Cinema release date confirmed for Donegal-set film, God’s Creatures 1 week ago

Cinema release date confirmed for Donegal-set film, God’s Creatures

New drama ‘God’s Creatures’ starring Paul Mescal and Emily Watson, which was filmed in Donegal, is to be released in Irish cinemas this March.

The critically acclaimed film was shot …
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Donegal fashion students add creative flair to Junk Kouture World final trophies 2 weeks ago

Donegal fashion students add creative flair to Junk Kouture World final trophies

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) fashion students are in the world spotlight this week for their creative work on the awards presented at the world finals of Junk Kouture in Abu …
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New Year New Me! Makeup courses launch this week at G&G Letterkenny 2 weeks ago

New Year New Me! Makeup courses launch this week at G&G Letterkenny

The hugely popular G&G salon team in Letterkenny want to pass on their beauty secrets, and you can learn from the best at their exciting new year makeup courses.

Launching …
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Rising Country star Chelsea Evans to celebrate debut album with big bash at the Shandon 2 weeks ago

Rising Country star Chelsea Evans to celebrate debut album with big bash at the Shandon

Up-and-coming Country star Chelsea Evans is about to make the biggest step in her career yet.

The 18-year-old Dunfanaghy girl is building up to the exciting launch of her debut …
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Letterkenny’s Leila Jane competing to represent Ireland at Eurovision 3 weeks ago

Letterkenny’s Leila Jane competing to represent Ireland at Eurovision

A Letterkenny artist is hoping to celebrate the feminine spirit on the Eurovision stage this summer as she competes to represent Ireland.

Leila Jane Keeney, a native of the Cathedral …
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Netflix ‘Glow Up’ appearance opens doors for Donegal makeup artist 3 weeks ago

Netflix ‘Glow Up’ appearance opens doors for Donegal makeup artist

A talented makeup artist from Letterkenny is having a brush with fame as he appears in a popular TV competition.

Kris Cannon is one of the creative contestants appearing on …
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Donegal student to feature in new TV series 3 weeks ago

Donegal student to feature in new TV series

Gaoth Dobhair woman Clodagh Ní Ghallchóir will feature in the new TG4 series, Céim Chun Cinn.

The series spends an academic year with four Irish students to give a unique …
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Donegal singer among Ireland’s Eurovision hopefuls 3 weeks ago

Donegal singer among Ireland’s Eurovision hopefuls

We could be seeing the return of a Donegal man to the Eurovision stage this year, as Donegal singer-songwriter ADGY has been selected as one of six acts to battle …
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Pals brave a plunge for Women’s Aid on Nollaig na mBan 3 weeks ago

Pals brave a plunge for Women’s Aid on Nollaig na mBan

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People from Donegal were among the thousands who took part in a cold swim fundraiser for Women’s Aid yesterday.

The Nollaig na mBan fundraiser had over 1,900 people signing up …
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Donegal girl among singletons of new series of First Dates Ireland 3 weeks ago

Donegal girl among singletons of new series of First Dates Ireland

A young Donegal car fanatic is hoping to accelerate her love life on RTE 2’s First Dates Ireland.

Sorcha Little, aged 25, will appear on the first episode of the …
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Letterkenny woman reads at Papal funeral 4 weeks ago

Letterkenny woman reads at Papal funeral

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A Letterkenny woman has had the honour of reading to a global audience at the Requiem Mass of Pope Emeritus Benedict.

Mary Maguire of the Raphoe Diocese proclaimed the second …
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Ruby rings in the New Year with 107 reasons to celebrate! 4 weeks ago

Ruby rings in the New Year with 107 reasons to celebrate!

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Donegal’s oldest citizen Ruby Druce rang in the New Year in style yesterday with cake, presents, and a surprise call from her favourite celebrities, Daniel and Majella O’Donnell.

Remarkable Ruby, …
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Donegal artists celebrating Women’s Christmas with special concert at Ards 4 weeks ago

Donegal artists celebrating Women’s Christmas with special concert at Ards

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Many of Donegal’s best-known female musicians and poets will be coming together this January 6th for Nollaig na mBan.

The Wild Atlantic Women and friends will perform their annual concert …
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An Chúirt to host three-day January Wedding Showcase 4 weeks ago

An Chúirt to host three-day January Wedding Showcase

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Did you get engaged this Christmas? If so the An Chúirt 3-Day Wedding Showcase taking place on January 2nd, 3rd & 4th is the perfect place to start your planning.

Set …
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Sarah Jessica Parker enjoys a very happy Christmas in Ireland 1 month ago

Sarah Jessica Parker enjoys a very happy Christmas in Ireland

Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed that she enjoyed a quiet Christmas break in Ireland.

The Sex And The City star, who has a holiday home in coastal Kilcar, enjoyed her …
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Exciting New Year ahead for Donegal’s new inclusive fashion brand 1 month ago

Exciting New Year ahead for Donegal’s new inclusive fashion brand

A Donegal-based brand has an exciting 2023 in store with the launch of a new clothing collection for people of all abilities.

ADAPTAFASHION is the brainchild of Sarah Timoney from …
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An Cailín Ciúin becomes first Irish-language film to be shortlisted for an Oscar 1 month ago

An Cailín Ciúin becomes first Irish-language film to be shortlisted for an Oscar

The Irish language film industry is celebrating an historic moment after An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) was shortlisted for an Oscar for the Best International Feature Film. 

The film …
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Ruby Druce gets ready for another Christmas… and her 107th birthday! 1 month ago

Ruby Druce gets ready for another Christmas… and her 107th birthday!

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Donegal’s oldest person Ruby Duce is getting ready for yet another Christmas and another incredible birthday.

The amazing Castlefin woman, who was born on New Year’s Eve 1915, will turn …
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Inspirational Mary Whoriskey awarded for Christmas charity display 1 month ago

Inspirational Mary Whoriskey awarded for Christmas charity display

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Kerrykeel woman Mary Whoriskey has been honoured with a ‘Gala Retail Inspiration Award’ this year in recognition of her charity work.

Each December, Mary and her husband Michael turn their …
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‘Together for Creeslough’ concert tickets sell out in 12 hours 1 month ago

‘Together for Creeslough’ concert tickets sell out in 12 hours

The star-studded concert to thank those involved in the aftermath of the Creeslough tragedy is officially sold out.

Details of the New Year concert, ‘Together for Creeslough’ were announced at …
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Complete your Christmas list with one-of-a-kind gifts from Mourne Antiques & Jewellery 2 months ago

Complete your Christmas list with one-of-a-kind gifts from Mourne Antiques & Jewellery

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Tick off your Christmas gift list this season with Mourne Antiques & Jewellery Letterkenny – a store where every item has a story. 

The antique shop is stocked …
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From a magnificent ruin to a luxury hotel…  Lough Eske Castle celebrates 15th anniversary 2 months ago

From a magnificent ruin to a luxury hotel… Lough Eske Castle celebrates 15th anniversary

The team at Lough Eske Castle celebrated its 15th anniversary last night with a memorable event which included special guest Packie Bonner. 

With over 100 guests attending including Donegal Mayor …
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The Henry Girls to host festive family singalong shows in Derry 2 months ago

The Henry Girls to host festive family singalong shows in Derry

The hugely-talented Henry Girls will be getting us in the Christmas spirit next week with two matinee concerts in Derry.

The family friendly singalong shows will take place in the …
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Christmas at Cooneys: A wonderland of festive fun and gifts 2 months ago

Christmas at Cooneys: A wonderland of festive fun and gifts

It’s as busy as the North Pole at the Christmas at Cooneys shop in Letterkenny!

The popular Christmas store has fast become a destination for Christmas lovers, with people travelling …
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Stars align for Creeslough concert 2 months ago

Stars align for Creeslough concert

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A star-studded concert to thank all those involved in the aftermath of the Creeslough tragedy is to be held in Co Donegal in the New Year.

The concert, ‘Together for …
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Top awards for Donegal beauty businesses 2 months ago

Top awards for Donegal beauty businesses

Three popular Donegal beauty businesses are celebrating success at the Irish Beauty Industry Awards 2022.

The Shandon Hotel Spa, Lifford Beautician Tara McGavigan and Creative Hairdressing in Ardara all scooped …
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Donegal singer-songwriter releases uplifting Christmas single 2 months ago

Donegal singer-songwriter releases uplifting Christmas single

Rathmullan-based singer-songwriter Carol Wilson has just released an uplifting new Christmas single.

The song is called ‘Stars’ and has an atmospheric and magical feel to it. It is about someone …
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Ukrainian people say ‘thank you’ through art 2 months ago

Ukrainian people say ‘thank you’ through art

A unique set of artworks is going on display in a free exhibition opening in Letterkenny this weekend.

The special collection of works by Ukrainian artists, both amateur and professional, comes …
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Donegal women receive President’s  Distinguished Service awards 2 months ago

Donegal women receive President’s Distinguished Service awards

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Two Mountcharles women have been honoured by President Michael D. Higgins at the Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin.

Mary Ellen McGroarty, the Director of the United Nations …
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‘Ask for Angela’ campaign seeks to make dating safer in Donegal 2 months ago

‘Ask for Angela’ campaign seeks to make dating safer in Donegal

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If you’re in an uncomfortable situation on a night out, there’s now a code word you can use to get help.

Just ‘Ask for Angela’.

Gardaí in Donegal launched a …
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Beeswax candles made in Donegal are a bee-utiful gift 2 months ago

Beeswax candles made in Donegal are a bee-utiful gift

It’s that time of year when we are searching for unique gifts, and Donegal Bees have come up with something very special.

The award-winning Glencolumbkille beekeeping company has launched its …
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Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh hosts documentary celebrating 50 years of Raidió na Gaeltachta 2 months ago

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh hosts documentary celebrating 50 years of Raidió na Gaeltachta

This week will see the release of a brand-new authored documentary by Donegal musician and national treasure Mairéad Ní Mhaoinigh on RnaG.

The programme, commissioned to mark 50 years of …
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Freedom of the City a fitting tribute to Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee 2 months ago

Freedom of the City a fitting tribute to Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee

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There were proud moments for Lisa McGee yesterday as she became the first woman to be conferred with the Freedom of the City of Derry.

The world-renowned playwright, screenwriter and …
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Twin Towns artists craft special event for original presents 2 months ago

Twin Towns artists craft special event for original presents

Five well-known artists from the Twin Towns are exhibiting their paintings prints and wearable art in a unique style just a week before Christmas.

Following on from their great success …
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Bríd takes walking fundraiser in her stride to raise €17,000! 2 months ago

Bríd takes walking fundraiser in her stride to raise €17,000!

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A well-known West Donegal woman’s fundraising journey has raised an amazing €17,000 for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.

Bríd Sweeney from Loch an lúir has been walking every day in …
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In Pictures: Courageous Kathleen braves the shave to raise €12,000 2 months ago

In Pictures: Courageous Kathleen braves the shave to raise €12,000

Derrybeg woman Kathleen Griffin is the pride of her community after a charity head shave this afternoon.

Mum-of-three Kathleen is currently undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer and, as her chemotherapy …
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Donegal designers well represented at Gifted fair 2 months ago

Donegal designers well represented at Gifted fair

Local Donegal makers got a unique opportunity to showcase their work at Gifted contemporary craft and design fair in the RDS at the weekend.

Michelle McCarroll and Marina Hamilton were …
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Letterkenny author’s magical book series returns in time for Christmas

Letterkenny teacher Louise Flanagan has released a new series of her hugely popular children’s books just in time for Christmas.

The ‘Return To Dragonterra’ books follow on from the original …
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Events: Hundreds turn out in style for North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball 2 months ago

Events: Hundreds turn out in style for North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball

The Annual Northwest Breast Cancer Charity Ball made a welcome return to the Silver Tassie in Letterkenny last night.

Hundreds turned out in style for the glamourous event to help raise …
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Donegal Women in Business Network Christmas lunch returns! 2 months ago

Donegal Women in Business Network Christmas lunch returns!

The Donegal Women in Business Network’s Christmas Lunch is back after two years.

The celebratory event is often a highlight of the network’s calendar. It’s a special chance for members …
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Why a Donegal experience is a gift that keeps on giving 2 months ago

Why a Donegal experience is a gift that keeps on giving

The countdown to Christmas is on, and if you’re looking to #BuyDonegal this year, why not consider buying vouchers for amazing Donegal experiences?

From a luxury hotel stay to a …
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Events: Winter wellness at Lough Eske Castle 2 months ago

Events: Winter wellness at Lough Eske Castle

Christmas is just around the corner, and the Cara Organic Beauty Spa team at Lough Eske Castle have luxury gifting all wrapped up.

An evening of ESPA wellness was held …
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Christmas comes early for Donegal couple with Toy Show tickets! 2 months ago

Christmas comes early for Donegal couple with Toy Show tickets!

A Buncrana couple has booked the best seats in the house for the Late Late Toy Show – the studio audience!

Jade and Gavin Doherty are getting their Christmas jumpers …
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Public invited to celebrate the life of Vicky Phelan in her hometown and online 2 months ago

Public invited to celebrate the life of Vicky Phelan in her hometown and online

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CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan’s family have invited the public to join them in a celebration of her life.

The events takes place in her native Mooncoin, in Co Kilkenny, on …
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Donegal retailers in the Christmas spirit with #BuyDonegal special offers 2 months ago

Donegal retailers in the Christmas spirit with #BuyDonegal special offers

As the #BuyDonegal Christmas shopping campaign continues, why not support your local retailer this week?

Across each town and village in Donegal, the local retailer whether providing clothing, groceries, craft, …
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