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North West Opera take on musical favourites in unmissable show 10 hours ago

North West Opera take on musical favourites in unmissable show

North West Opera will perform an unmissable gala concert in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny next month.

Favourites from Musicals & Operas’ takes place on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November and will showcase …
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All I Want for Christmas… is an Apple product from Irwin Expert Electrical 11 hours ago

All I Want for Christmas… is an Apple product from Irwin Expert Electrical

Christmas shopping season has begun, with electronics and technology at the top of many wish lists.

The team at Irwin Expert Electrical in Buncrana and Letterkenny are going to help …
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A proud Presidential honour for Moya Brennan 11 hours ago

A proud Presidential honour for Moya Brennan

Donegal folk singer Moya Brennan will be honoured by President Michael D Higgins this Thursday when she receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from RTE.

The RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards …
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Music from the heart: Rebecca Harkin to launch debut album 5 days ago

Music from the heart: Rebecca Harkin to launch debut album

Donegal/Derry singer Rebecca Harkin is about to celebrate the launch of her debut album this November.

A true passion project, the album will be the culmination of years of work …
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TV stardom awaits Sinead Black in all-Ireland competition 7 days ago

TV stardom awaits Sinead Black in all-Ireland competition

Sinead (27) is well-known in the local country and wedding scene, but now the national stage awaits as she enters an exciting singing battle.

Glór Tíre is a popular country …
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The Letterkenny Gaels play will be quare craic! 7 days ago

The Letterkenny Gaels play will be quare craic!

Letterkenny Gaels GAA Club will kick off an 8-night run of the Joyce Minford comedy play The Quare Gunk this Thursday 17th October at the club room at Pairc na …
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Knitwear designer Edel MacBride to feature on Nationwide 1 week ago

Knitwear designer Edel MacBride to feature on Nationwide

One of Donegal’s best-known figures in knitting will be featured on RTE’s Nationwide tonight in celebration of National Women in Enterprise Day.

Knitwear Designer Edel MacBride, who is based in …
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Familiar faces to appear in RTE’s Raised by the Village 2 weeks ago

Familiar faces to appear in RTE’s Raised by the Village

Chef Brian of The Foyle Hotel Moville is used to being in front of the cameras in his TV cooking demonstrations and as a local food ambassador. 

But this time, …
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Never too old for firsts! Ruby (103) enjoys first trip to the cinema in 80 years 3 weeks ago

Never too old for firsts! Ruby (103) enjoys first trip to the cinema in 80 years

Castlefinn native Ruby Druce proved you’re never too old for firsts by going to the cinema for the first time in 80 years last weekend.

Ruby, aged 103, made the …
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Room to Improve fan Claire gets a starring role in the series 3 weeks ago

Room to Improve fan Claire gets a starring role in the series

Donegal’s Claire Irwin made her TV debut on ‘Room to Improve’ last night, working as a Quantity Surveyor in one of RTE’s biggest series.

Claire (34), from Burnfoot, impressed as …
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Everyone loved the Donegal sisters on their Gogglebox Ireland debut 1 month ago

Everyone loved the Donegal sisters on their Gogglebox Ireland debut

Two straight-talking Donegal women were hailed as ‘legends’ after featuring on Gogglebox Ireland for the first time on Wednesday night.

B&B owner Barbara Frost and retired social worker Janet Given …
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Local sisters revealed as Donegal’s first stars of Gogglebox Ireland 1 month ago

Local sisters revealed as Donegal’s first stars of Gogglebox Ireland

B&B owner Barbara Frost and retired social worker Janet Given will be introduced as the newest characters of Gogglebox Ireland when the series returns to Virgin Media One this Wednesday.


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Drama resumes for Donegal actors in Ros na Run 2 months ago

Drama resumes for Donegal actors in Ros na Run

After a shocking season finale, Donegal actresses Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh and Máirín De Buitléir are back to the fore of one of the biggest storylines of TG4’s Ros na Run.

Season …
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Derry Girls’ writer Lisa McGee unveils new drama set in Donegal 2 months ago

Derry Girls’ writer Lisa McGee unveils new drama set in Donegal

A new thriller series set in Donegal and written by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee was unveiled ahead of the new season on Virgin Media TV.

The Deceived is going …
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Up Donegal! Chloe Kennedy wins fans in Rose of Tralee appearance 2 months ago

Up Donegal! Chloe Kennedy wins fans in Rose of Tralee appearance

Donegal Rose Chloe Kennedy has impressed viewers after her positive and funny interview in Tralee tonight.

The 20-year-old Psychology student started her appearance on a high note, with a big …
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Boston Rose honours brave Donegal mum who survived cancer 2 months ago

Boston Rose honours brave Donegal mum who survived cancer

The bravery and fundraising work of Ardara woman Theresa Stanley was highlighted during a special interview on the first Rose of Tralee selection night of 2019.

Theresa’s daughter Tanya is …
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Derry Girls jerseys are out now, and we’re pure lurred about them 2 months ago

Derry Girls jerseys are out now, and we’re pure lurred about them

A new range of GAA jerseys has been launched to celebrate the legen-derry show that is Derry Girls.

Proudly created by O’Neills, the jerseys feature some of our favourite characters …
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Gogglebox Ireland are having an open afternoon in Donegal today 3 months ago

Gogglebox Ireland are having an open afternoon in Donegal today

The producers of Virgin Media Television’s ‘Gogglebox Ireland’ are hosting an open casting in Ballyshannon today (Tuesday) to meet potential stars of the next series.

You’ll have to be quick …
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New York’s Roisin Maher is crowned Mary from Dungloe 2019 3 months ago

New York’s Roisin Maher is crowned Mary from Dungloe 2019

Roisin, a Construction Project Manager, laid the foundations for a victory by showcasing her building skills onstage at tonight’s Crowning Cabaret.

The 27-year-old treated host Daniel O’Donnell to a demonstration …
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Singing star Ciara (13) through to Irish Junior Eurovision finals 3 months ago

Singing star Ciara (13) through to Irish Junior Eurovision finals

Thirteen-year-old Ciara McShane from Inver has been selected for the televised heats final of Ireland’s Junior Eurovision.

Ciara, who is a client of Karen Gorman Casting Agency, was chosen following …
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TV crew visits Donegal family’s home for exciting new series 3 months ago

TV crew visits Donegal family’s home for exciting new series

The sun shone on Stranorlar for the last few days for what proved to be some very exciting filming for the local Mc Menamin family.

Following a national search some …
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Derry Girls has been added to Netflix and we’re so ready for a binge-watch 4 months ago

Derry Girls has been added to Netflix and we’re so ready for a binge-watch

The first series of Derry Girls is now available Netflix in Ireland and the UK – just in time to banish the summer rainy day blues.

If you loved Channel …
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Earagail Arts Festival – Fun for all the family 4 months ago

Earagail Arts Festival – Fun for all the family

This year’s Earagail Arts Festival, 10th July to 28th July, will feature a number of exciting free events for the whole family to enjoy all along the most northern part …
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Donegal duo bring ‘gaslighting’ to the fore in shocking Ros na Rún finale 4 months ago

Donegal duo bring ‘gaslighting’ to the fore in shocking Ros na Rún finale

Do you know what gaslighting is? And did you know that it’s been made illegal in Ireland this year?

Gaslighting is a form of domestic abuse where a person exerts …
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What’s the new play in An Grianán this week? Good question! 4 months ago

What’s the new play in An Grianán this week? Good question!

A brand new production opens at An Grianán Theatre tonight.

The four-night run is almost sold out.

But nobody knows what play they are going to see until the curtain …
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From New York to Donegal: A powerful one-woman show comes to town 4 months ago

From New York to Donegal: A powerful one-woman show comes to town

Best-selling American author, Mary Lou Quinlan, is bringing her emotional, one-woman hit play The God Box: A Daughter’s Story, to Donegal for a charity performance this June.

The show, …
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It’s all a bit of ‘This and That’ on Sharon’s new show! 4 months ago

It’s all a bit of ‘This and That’ on Sharon’s new show!

Here, Sharon Thompson tells us how her new radio venture began and how you can be featured:

They say writers need to market themselves.

‘Right,’ says I, ‘I’ll think outside …
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Events: Earagail Arts Festival launched in memory of Dessie Larkin 4 months ago

Events: Earagail Arts Festival launched in memory of Dessie Larkin

Dessie Larkin, a former county councillor who passed away in March, was a long-serving board member and former Chair of the Earagail Arts Festival.

The Letterkenny man was fondly remembered at …
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TV stardom in store for these Stranorlar siblings! 5 months ago

TV stardom in store for these Stranorlar siblings!

Three young actors from Donegal have been selected from a nationwide search to be stars of a new TV series.

Dylan, Kate and Emily Mc Menamin found out last …
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From Vogue to Vikings, Karen’s career reaches new heights 5 months ago

From Vogue to Vikings, Karen’s career reaches new heights

At 6ft 2, Killybegs woman Karen Connell (32) once thought her height would hold back her dream of being an actress.

And it did at first.

Karen told …
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Donegal daters wanted for new RTÉ2 romance series 5 months ago

Donegal daters wanted for new RTÉ2 romance series

Do dating apps have you on a road to nowhere? Could your mammy pick the love of your life? Does your dad know marriage material when he sees it? …
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‘Friends’ star Courteney Cox stops by luxury Donegal hotel 5 months ago

‘Friends’ star Courteney Cox stops by luxury Donegal hotel

Courteney Cox paid a visit to a luxury Donegal castle during her Irish break this week.

The US actress, who is best known for playing Monica in Friends, checked into …
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Love Island is finally coming back to our screens and we can’t wait! 5 months ago

Love Island is finally coming back to our screens and we can’t wait!

The wait for one of the biggest shows of the summer is almost over and we will finally see the Islanders in the villa followed by Caroline’s Flack-attacks as well …
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Going to see Spice Girls? We have everything you need to know! 5 months ago

Going to see Spice Girls? We have everything you need to know!

Large numbers of Spice Girls fans from Donegal will be flocking to Croke Park this Friday 24th May for one of the biggest concerts of the year. 

Do you Wannabe …
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Fun for all at the No Limits I.D. Friendly disco 5 months ago

Fun for all at the No Limits I.D. Friendly disco

The inclusive disco is a social night out for adults with intellectual disabilities over the age of 18.

‘No Limits’ was launched in 2018 by a local team who noticed …
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Donegal Rose of Tralee Selection is underway! 5 months ago

Donegal Rose of Tralee Selection is underway!

The 2019 Donegal Rose Selection takes place on Saturday 25th May in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town.

The Rose hopefuls will take the stage and be interviewed by MC Lee …
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Feeling a little lost in life? This RTÉ series wants to help you 5 months ago

Feeling a little lost in life? This RTÉ series wants to help you

Lost Your Way? will soon be coming to RTE2 to help people who would like a little guidance to get on the right path again.

Four mentors – not …
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Hollywood icon Doris Day has died 5 months ago

Hollywood icon Doris Day has died

The American screen star passed away at her home in Camel Valley in California.

Known as one of the biggest female icons of all time, Day became a star in the …
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How a good luck card led Afke Barr to win €37,000! 5 months ago

How a good luck card led Afke Barr to win €37,000!

Buncrana woman Afke Barr had plenty of local supporters cheering her on as she won a cool €37,000 on Winning Streak last Saturday, just months after a fire almost destroyed …
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Funny and empowering one-woman play confronts ageing head-on 6 months ago

Funny and empowering one-woman play confronts ageing head-on

‘It’s a bit of a surprise when you arrive at sixty and are suddenly told you are old. Not told formally; a letter doesn’t come in the post, but you …
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Letterkenny’s first Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival is on the way 6 months ago

Letterkenny’s first Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival is on the way

Letterkenny will be buzzing with activity at the beginning of July as the town hosts its first Jazz & Blues Festival.

The event, in conjunction with Kinnegar Brewing, will be …
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Donegal family set for ‘Super Garden’ transformation 6 months ago

Donegal family set for ‘Super Garden’ transformation

Donegal landscaper Paddy McDermott will appear on ‘Super Garden’ this week to reveal how he created a dream garden for the Kellys of Letterkenny in just four weeks.

The Ballybofey man …
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Donegal woman has change of fortune following fire tragedy 6 months ago

Donegal woman has change of fortune following fire tragedy

Afke Barr is about to be the next local person to appear on RTE’s Winning Streak and follow in the footsteps of a long line of Donegal players this year …
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The top ‘Camp’ looks at Met Gala 2019 6 months ago

The top ‘Camp’ looks at Met Gala 2019

The Met Gala is one of the biggest fashion events for celebrities to branch out and wear the most outlandish costumes they can imagine. The Met Gala is a fundraiser …
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Enya joins celebrations as niece is crowned ‘Donegal Mary’ 6 months ago

Enya joins celebrations as niece is crowned ‘Donegal Mary’

Global singing star Enya made a rare appearance in Donegal after her niece was selected to represent Donegal in this year’s Mary from Dungloe Festival.

The normally reclusive star delighted …
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Bonnie Ryan joins the Xposé team 6 months ago

Bonnie Ryan joins the Xposé team

Bonnie Ryan, daughter of the late Gerry Ryan, has become one of Ireland’s rising stars in the beauty industry in recent years having worked as a freelance makeup artist, Instagram personality and …
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Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh calls on Donegal people to join her show 6 months ago

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh calls on Donegal people to join her show

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh’s radio show Bláthnaid Libh on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta is heading to Donegal.

And organisers would like to extend an invitation to the public to join them …
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Family joy as Donegal granny spins the wheel on Winning Streak 6 months ago

Family joy as Donegal granny spins the wheel on Winning Streak

Donegal granny Mary Doran continued the county’s lucky run on Winning Streak after scooping €45,000 last Saturday.

And, in an unbelievable ending, another Donegal person was drawn to appear next …
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Model Julia Restoin Roitfeld swaps NYC for a break in DGL 6 months ago

Model Julia Restoin Roitfeld swaps NYC for a break in DGL

Parisian style icon Julia Restoin Roitfeld has found perfection in the hills of Donegal.

The international model and art director was spotted seeking out the scenic delights of Donegal over …
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It’s official! Series three of Derry Girls is happening 7 months ago

It’s official! Series three of Derry Girls is happening

The second series of Derry Girls has come to a poignant end, but after an emotional rollercoaster of an episode, fans got the news they were waiting for.

Channel 4 …
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