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Sneak Peek: New series meets family behind Donegal’s wildest attraction 3 weeks ago

Sneak Peek: New series meets family behind Donegal’s wildest attraction

The dramatic twists and turns of Donegal’s wildest attraction will be showcased in a new series starting Thursday 10th September on RTÉ One.

RTE has released new details on ‘Return …
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One to Watch: Donegal drama ‘The Deceived’ begins on Monday 3 weeks ago

One to Watch: Donegal drama ‘The Deceived’ begins on Monday

A highly anticipated drama which is partly-set in Donegal will launch on Irish TV this Monday.

Fans of Normal People actor Paul Mescal will want to tune in to …
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Malin buzzing as major movie crew comes to town 3 weeks ago

Malin buzzing as major movie crew comes to town

Malin Head residents are on the lookout for celebrities today as filming starts on yet another Hollywood blockbuster.

A film crew has been spotted on a local beach where filming …
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Ciara Doherty makes an exciting move to the Tonight Show 4 weeks ago

Ciara Doherty makes an exciting move to the Tonight Show

Virgin Media Television has announced that Ciara Doherty will co-host a new series of ‘The Tonight Show’.

The current affairs programme starts on Tuesday 1st September at 10pm on Virgin Media …
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What’s On: Drive-in theatre opens outside Letterkenny 1 month ago

What’s On: Drive-in theatre opens outside Letterkenny

All roads lead to Ray this weekend as a drive-in cinema opens to round-off the summer holidays.

The Big Drive-Inn theatre experience will be in town for four movie showings …
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Donegal presenter returns with new BBC series 1 month ago

Donegal presenter returns with new BBC series

Donegal broadcaster Máire Bhreathnach is back on our screens tonight with a new series of ‘An Focal Scoir’ on BBCNI.

Bhreathnach, from Gortahork, will present the fourth series of the …
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Story of extraordinary Donegal nurse brought to life in theatre 1 month ago

Story of extraordinary Donegal nurse brought to life in theatre

Catherine Black MBE, born in Ramelton in 1878, was nurse to both kings and beggars. 

Nicknamed ‘Blackie’, she was the private nurse to King George V up to his death. …
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Donegal’s SíFiddlers get in tune for first-ever broadcast 2 months ago

Donegal’s SíFiddlers get in tune for first-ever broadcast

An all-female supergroup of fiddlers from Donegal are in fine tune this summer with a number of exciting updates.

The SíFiddlers, comprised of 13 talented musicians from across the county, …
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Philadelphia, Here We Come 2 months ago

Philadelphia, Here We Come

Donegal trio The Henry Girls are set to perform at an exciting staging of Philadelphia Folk Festival this August – all without getting on a plane.

The Philadelphia Folk Festival …
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Stall the Ball! A Derry Girls book is on the way 2 months ago

Stall the Ball! A Derry Girls book is on the way

Derry Girls fans are buzzing today with the news that an official book is on the way this Christmas.

Details have been revealed for ‘Erin’s Diary’ – which is set …
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RTE cancels Dancing with the Stars for 2021 2 months ago

RTE cancels Dancing with the Stars for 2021

RTE has announced that Dancing with the Stars Ireland will not go ahead next year due to Covid-19.

It is hoped that the popular celebrity dance series will be back …
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New Donegal-set series to feature Normal People star Paul Mescal 2 months ago

New Donegal-set series to feature Normal People star Paul Mescal

Normal People star Paul Mescal has been revealed in the cast of a much-anticipated new drama, called The Deceived.

The show has been created by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee …
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‘Music is truly my sanity and my peace’ 3 months ago

‘Music is truly my sanity and my peace’

Soulful singer Jacqui Sharkey has released the second single from her E.P. Home, hot on the heels of the title track of the same name released last month.

A solicitor by …
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Crisis creates opportunity for The Song House 3 months ago

Crisis creates opportunity for The Song House

The pandemic couldn’t stop the music coming from The Song House in Falcarragh last weekend as they hosted a virtual Sean-Nós weekend.

In normal times, The Song House hosts singing …
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Watch: Daniel and Majella hula-hooping onto our screens this weekend 4 months ago

Watch: Daniel and Majella hula-hooping onto our screens this weekend

Donegal’s top celebrity couple Daniel and Majella O’Donnell will be brightening up our Sunday nights with the launch of their new TV series.

‘Daniel sa Bhaile’ on TG4 will …
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Watch: Donegal’s Ceol le Chéile choir tune in on Zoom 4 months ago

Watch: Donegal’s Ceol le Chéile choir tune in on Zoom

COVID 19 and all the restrictions it has brought, has seen many Intergenerational projects came to a halt. However, this has not stopped Donegal County Council’s Choir of Ages “Ceol …
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Former Marys use pageant skills to help single men find love 4 months ago

Former Marys use pageant skills to help single men find love

Three former Mary from Dungloe contestants have set out to help single men looking for love in a new BBC Gaeilge series airing this week.

Courtney Boyle from Dungloe, Rosie …
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Gartan actress nominated for top AIMS award 4 months ago

Gartan actress nominated for top AIMS award

Anna Gallagher from Gartan is one of three nominees for the best actress award.

Anna is nominated for her starring role as Nancy in the Donegal Youth Musical Theatre’s production …
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Jacqui Sharkey releases new single Home… from home! 4 months ago

Jacqui Sharkey releases new single Home… from home!

Singer songwriter Jacqui Sharkey has dropped her new single – Home – with a virtual online release.

The reflective and soulful version of Home echoes Jacqui’s memories and emotions, and …
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Musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh striking a chord for Women’s Aid 5 months ago

Musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh striking a chord for Women’s Aid

Acclaimed Donegal fiddler Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh has joined the line-up of an inspirational and empowering series of online concerts in aid of Women’s Aid.

The Meitheal na mBan series, broadcasting …
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Rose of Tralee festival cancelled for 2020 5 months ago

Rose of Tralee festival cancelled for 2020

The Rose of Tralee International Festival has been cancelled for the first time in 61 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Festival organisers have confirmed that the event will be …
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‘With heavy hearts’: Mary from Dungloe cancelled for 2020 5 months ago

‘With heavy hearts’: Mary from Dungloe cancelled for 2020

This year’s Mary from Dungloe Festival has been officially cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers announced the news tonight, saying that the decision was made in accordance with the …
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President sings the praises of ‘heartwarming’ Wild Atlantic Women project 5 months ago

President sings the praises of ‘heartwarming’ Wild Atlantic Women project

The artists of Wild Atlantic Women have a lot to celebrate today after receiving presidential praise for their unique Covid-19 collaboration.

The project, which premiered last week, saw over 30 …
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Video: Donegal artists stir nostalgia in stunning song project 5 months ago

Video: Donegal artists stir nostalgia in stunning song project

The Wild Atlantic Women of Donegal have become a major hit again with their new music video – recorded remotely during the Covid-19 isolation period.

The creative project saw over …
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Donegal songstress to debut stunning new single 6 months ago

Donegal songstress to debut stunning new single

Excitement is building for the launch of Megan Nic Ruairí’s debut single, out this Friday 10th April.

Can’t Trust the Moon’ will be a taste of what’s to come from …
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Watch: Taoiseach has a good laugh at Donegal woman’s viral TikTok 6 months ago

Watch: Taoiseach has a good laugh at Donegal woman’s viral TikTok

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar found himself highly entertained by a new Covid-19 themed comedy short by Killea-native Alice Diver.

The parody video, featuring an impersonation of the Taoiseach as he …
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Smiles all round as Gráinne’s dancing journey comes to an end 6 months ago

Smiles all round as Gráinne’s dancing journey comes to an end

Donegal’s own dancing queen Grainne Gallanagh has done her home county proud as her Dancing with the Stars journey comes to an end.

The Buncrana beauty may have missed out …
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It’s Gráinne’s time to shine as Dancing with the Stars final is brought forward 6 months ago

It’s Gráinne’s time to shine as Dancing with the Stars final is brought forward

Donegal star Grainne Gallanagh will be competing in the grand final of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars tonight – a week earlier than expected due to the covid-19 outbreak.

Show …
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The show must go on for dancing star Grainne Gallanagh 7 months ago

The show must go on for dancing star Grainne Gallanagh

Donegal star Grainne Gallanagh will be putting her best foot forward in a unique episode of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars this Sunday.

The Buncrana nurse has made it to …
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Review: The Addams Family – far from normal 7 months ago

Review: The Addams Family – far from normal

With all the darkness in the world today, the Addams Family seems like a very apt production to begin in Letterkenny.

The Addams Family is an extraordinary family that embraces …
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‘Wonder Woman’ Grainne stepping close to Dancing with the Stars final 7 months ago

‘Wonder Woman’ Grainne stepping close to Dancing with the Stars final

Donegal’s Grainne Gallanagh is stepping ever closer to the Glitterball Trophy after surviving another round on RTE’s Dancing with the Stars Ireland.

The Buncrana beauty queen and nurse was a …
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Fasten your seatbelts for Donegal driving instructor and student’s TV debut 7 months ago

Fasten your seatbelts for Donegal driving instructor and student’s TV debut

Donegal woman, Collette O’Donnell from O’Donnell School of Motoring, is making her big debut on RTE1 this Monday as she appears on the new tv show ‘The Test’.

The new …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Where do you find the time? 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Where do you find the time?

“Where do you find the time?”

“How can you be bothered?”

“It can’t be worth that much work?”

Here we go again!

Musicals.

I’ve been on stage my whole life, …
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Sinéad Black singing her heart out in Glór Tíre live shows 7 months ago

Sinéad Black singing her heart out in Glór Tíre live shows

Sinead is one of six finalists in the 2020 edition of TG4’s hit country music show.

And the competition is about to heat up tonight as the Glór Tíre eliminations …
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Dramatic dance-off sees Grainne Gallanagh through to DWTSIRL quarter-finals 7 months ago

Dramatic dance-off sees Grainne Gallanagh through to DWTSIRL quarter-finals

Donegal nurse and model Grainne Gallanagh has made it through to the quarter finals of Dancing with the Stars Ireland after a tense dance-off.

The Buncrana woman found herself in …
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Flawless Grainne earns first 30 of Dancing with the Stars season 7 months ago

Flawless Grainne earns first 30 of Dancing with the Stars season

Buncrana’s Grainne Gallanagh delivered a game-changing performance on Dancing with the Stars tonight to win the first 30 score of the series.

The former Miss Universe Ireland wowed with her …
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Events: Donegal actors celebrate Ros na Rún’s Valentine’s wrap party 7 months ago

Events: Donegal actors celebrate Ros na Rún’s Valentine’s wrap party

The cast and crew of TG4’s Ros na Rún have celebrated the end of another exciting series of the popular soap drama.

Season 24 saw local talent, including the Daly …
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Dating show searching for its first Donegal participants 7 months ago

Dating show searching for its first Donegal participants

RTÉ2 are looking for participants for the new series of its hit dating show Pulling with my Parents.

And they are hoping to have their first Donegal cast members in series …
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Unstoppable Grainne set for Dancing with the Stars switch-up 8 months ago

Unstoppable Grainne set for Dancing with the Stars switch-up

All couples will swap their dancing partners for this week’s show, which is also switching days to air on Saturday, as the election count takes place on Sunday.

Grainne will …
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New dating show seeks Donegal cast members 8 months ago

New dating show seeks Donegal cast members

If you know a dashing farmer or a small-town sweetheart, this could be their chance to find love!

The series, called ‘Love in the Countryside’, is being created by the …
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Donegal woman bags €28,000 on Winning Streak 8 months ago

Donegal woman bags €28,000 on Winning Streak

Denise Moss from Castlefinn, Co. Donegal and now living in Castlederg, Co. Tyrone was overjoyed with her big cash win on Saturday last.

Left to right: Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak …
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The Henry Girls are jazzing it up 8 months ago

The Henry Girls are jazzing it up

Malin music trio The Henry Girls are about to go in a new direction with a new album launching this February.

This time they are taking inspiration from one of …
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Leading ladies are singing and dancing their way to Women’s Day 8 months ago

Leading ladies are singing and dancing their way to Women’s Day

Leading Ladies will be a first-of-its-kind cross-border show linking women from Derry, Tyrone and Donegal for a night of music and drama.

Taking place in the Alley Theatre Strabane on …
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‘You have to take every opportunity you’re given’ 8 months ago

‘You have to take every opportunity you’re given’

After making a stunning debut last week, the Buncrana nurse and model wants to represent her county for as long as possible in the celebrity contest.

Grainne Gallanagh and her …
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Super celebrations and surprises in store for Letterkenny Panto 8 months ago

Super celebrations and surprises in store for Letterkenny Panto

The 2020 show is Cinderella – a nod to the very first pantomime staged in the town back in 1950. 

This year’s Cinderella will be in the new venue of …
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Sinead shines on the Glór Tíre stage 8 months ago

Sinead shines on the Glór Tíre stage

Sinead (27) is one of six contestants competing in this year’s country music talent contest.

And she showed she is a natural star as she lapped up the glamour and …
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Grainne sizzles in Dancing with the Stars debut 9 months ago

Grainne sizzles in Dancing with the Stars debut

Buncrana beauty queen Grainne Gallanagh came out with a ‘bang bang’ as she performed her first dance on RTE’s Dancing with the Stars.

The former Miss Universe Ireland took on …
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Grainne gets ready for her first dance on Girls Week 9 months ago

Grainne gets ready for her first dance on Girls Week

The dancefloor is calling for Buncrana beauty queen Grainne Gallanagh as she performs her first dance on RTÉ One’s Dancing with the Stars this Sunday.

Grainne Gallanagh

The talented Donegal woman …
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Viewers fall for Ashley and Eric on First Dates Ireland 9 months ago

Viewers fall for Ashley and Eric on First Dates Ireland

TV viewers were thrilled to see Ashley Pye from Donegal find a great match on last night’s First Dates Ireland on RTE Two.

And the brave Killygordan woman’s open discussion …
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Donegal woman braving the cameras on First Dates Ireland 9 months ago

Donegal woman braving the cameras on First Dates Ireland

As if blind dates weren’t nerve-wracking enough, a young Donegal woman will be letting cameras in on her romantic rendezvous on First Dates Ireland this week.

Ashley Pye (25) from …
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