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Beaming Bernie bags €23,000 on Winning Streak! 1 year ago

Beaming Bernie bags €23,000 on Winning Streak!

Bernie’s parents Hilda and John Joe made the trip from Mountcharles to cheer her on along with sisters Kate, Mags, Hilda Jnr and Eimear, husband Macarten (Mac), kids Liam (9) …
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First Look: It’s almost showtime for 9 to 5! 1 year ago

First Look: It’s almost showtime for 9 to 5!

The cast of Letterkenny Musical Society were in full swing at their dress rehearsal ahead of the 9 to 5: The Musical opening night at An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny.

This show …
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Winner Revealed: Have you won tickets to 9 to 5: The Musical? 1 year ago

Winner Revealed: Have you won tickets to 9 to 5: The Musical?

Letterkenny Musical Society will present the outrageous “Nine to Five” to the boards of An Grianán Theatre from Tuesday 27th February to Saturday, 3rd March.

One Donegal Woman reader has …
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Donegal drag queen wows crowd on Ireland’s Got Talent! 1 year ago

Donegal drag queen wows crowd on Ireland’s Got Talent!

The 51-year-old, who is originally from Belfast but has lived in Ardara since the ’80s, appeared before judges Louis Walsh, Denise Van Outen, Michelle Visage and Jason Byrne on tonight’s …
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Meet the leading ladies of 9 to 5: The Musical 1 year ago

Meet the leading ladies of 9 to 5: The Musical

We have the lowdown on the ladies in and behind the ultimate girlpower musical Nine to Five which hits Letterkenny this week.

Letterkenny Musical Society will present the outrageous “Nine …
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Donegal man to star in astonishing Ireland’s Got Talent episode 1 year ago

Donegal man to star in astonishing Ireland’s Got Talent episode

A Donegal man will feature in an Ireland’s Got Talent episode that’s set to be filled with stunning moments this week.

Martin McGuinness (51) from Ardara will be taking to …
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They’ve only gone and made song for Daniel and Dermot 1 year ago

They’ve only gone and made song for Daniel and Dermot

It’s been a big week for the people of Donegal and the O’Donnells after the Room to Improve with Daniel and Majella finally aired on RTE.

From wooden tiles to …
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Events: Century Complex hosts exclusive Lady Bird film premiere 1 year ago

Events: Century Complex hosts exclusive Lady Bird film premiere

Almost 100 guests were treated to the Century experience at Backstage Bar & Grill last night before seeing the critically acclaimed ‘Lady Bird’ ahead of the official national release.

The …
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Everyone is buzzing as Derry Girls breaks modern TV records 1 year ago

Everyone is buzzing as Derry Girls breaks modern TV records

Everyone is pure lurred today after Channel4 announced that Derry Girls has been the biggest series ever in Northern Ireland.

No other show has brought in more viewers since records began …
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Local family to share their natural way with Nationwide 1 year ago

Local family to share their natural way with Nationwide

There may be some familiar faces on your TV screens tonight as a Letterkenny businessman and his family feature on RTE’s Nationwide.

Cameras will meet Derek and Anna Walker and …
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The Room to Improve deleted scene we wish they kept in 1 year ago

The Room to Improve deleted scene we wish they kept in

You might be already missing the entertaining squabbles of Daniel, Majella and Dermot on Room to Improve, but there’s plenty more where that came from.

An exclusive RTE Player extra …
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Twitter Reacts: Top 10 tweets about Daniel and Majella on Room to Improve 1 year ago

Twitter Reacts: Top 10 tweets about Daniel and Majella on Room to Improve

Viewers were blown away by architect Dermot Bannon’s renovation of their four-bed Kincasslagh abode, with the house being transformed into a bright, modern home full of personality.

After being teased …
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Author Sharon Thompson’s delight with double book deal 1 year ago

Author Sharon Thompson’s delight with double book deal

Sharon enjoyed immediate success with the release of her debut novel ‘The Abandoned’ this year, so much so that she has secured a deal to publish another two crime novels …
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One To Watch: Dermot Bannon to tell all about Donegal project on the Late Late 1 year ago

One To Watch: Dermot Bannon to tell all about Donegal project on the Late Late

Celebrity architect Dermot Bannon is joining the Late Late Show line-up tonight to build even more anticipation for this week’s ‘Room to Improve’ special. 

Dermot will be telling Ryan Tubridy …
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How crafty Daniel saved on his Valentine’s postcard! 1 year ago

How crafty Daniel saved on his Valentine’s postcard!

Daniel O’Donnell is well-known as a generous supporter of charities, but it seems he may be feeling the pinch in his personal funds after his big home makeover!

The singing …
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Unmissable documentary series about Irish fashion begins tonight 1 year ago

Unmissable documentary series about Irish fashion begins tonight

The series, Snáithe, was created by Ciara Nic Chormaic and is to be hosted by fashionista Ciara O’Doherty.

Speaking to The Irish Times last weekend, Nic Chormaic says: “People overlook …
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Did the Derry Girls cast bump into Ballybofey’s most famous Ethopian fella? 1 year ago

Did the Derry Girls cast bump into Ballybofey’s most famous Ethopian fella?

In just six short episodes, Channel4’s Derry Girls produced a wealth of one-liners and memorable characters. There was one particular boy that stood out for Donegal viewers, even though he …
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Watch: Daniel and Majella get feisty about their home upgrade 1 year ago

Watch: Daniel and Majella get feisty about their home upgrade

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell’s episode of Room to Improve is finally coming to our screens this Sunday and it looks like we’re in for an entertaining power struggle between three …
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Events: Eclipse Cinemas celebrates the climax of Fifty Shades 1 year ago

Events: Eclipse Cinemas celebrates the climax of Fifty Shades

The excitement was almost unrestrainable among Donegal women and those all over the world this weekend for the release of ‘Fifty Shades Freed’.

Hundreds of eager fans flocked to the cinema …
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First Dates: Hilarious tips from Letterkenny woman’s disastrous date 1 year ago

First Dates: Hilarious tips from Letterkenny woman’s disastrous date

The date between the nurse’s aide Michelle and Killian didn’t exactly go as planned, with Killian’s wince-inducing one-liners falling flat.

Unfortunately they didn’t hit it off romantically, they left on …
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Lia-Della Friel flexes her way to the second round of Ireland’s Got Talent 1 year ago

Lia-Della Friel flexes her way to the second round of Ireland’s Got Talent

The 14-year-old Carndonagh dancer left the TV3 talent show judges flabbergasted by her flexibility during a contortionist routine.

Her performance was just as strong as the Titanium song she played, …
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WATCH: Derry Girls’ Sr Michael’s best moments, like 1 year ago

WATCH: Derry Girls’ Sr Michael’s best moments, like

Derry Girls season one came to a bittersweet end last night. Diverting from its usual comedy madness, the episode had many poignant moments from the schoolgirls and Erin’s family.

Viewers …
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Carndonagh contortionist aims to amaze in Ireland’s Got Talent 1 year ago

Carndonagh contortionist aims to amaze in Ireland’s Got Talent

Talented and ultra-flexible dancer Lia Della Friel, aged 14, will be taking to the stage this Saturday on Ireland’s biggest talent show. The local student is set to perform an amazing …
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Awk naw, is it the final of Derry Girls already? 1 year ago

Awk naw, is it the final of Derry Girls already?

Our favourite comedy of the year so far is coming to a close as the final Derry Girls episode airs tonight.

The six-part series brought viewers on a whirlwind adventure …
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Gweedore filmmaker’s new series steps inside a real-life ‘Hogwarts’ school 1 year ago

Gweedore filmmaker’s new series steps inside a real-life ‘Hogwarts’ school

Director and producer Sonia Nic Giolla Easbuig recently created Daltaí an Chaisleáin, a new series for BBC Gaeilge by her award winning company LIGID Productions.

The four-parter explores the corridors …
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‘He just wasn’t my happily ever after’ 1 year ago

‘He just wasn’t my happily ever after’

Michelle and Killian’s meeting on First Dates Ireland got off to a bad start and didn’t end much better. Looking back on last night’s episode, Letterkenny nurse’s aide Michelle said she’s …
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Revealed: The six celebs that will be cooking up a storm on new series of The Restaurant 1 year ago

Revealed: The six celebs that will be cooking up a storm on new series of The Restaurant

First up in the kitchen will be weather and National Lottery presenter, Nuala Carey.

Joining Nuala over the six-part series will be Irish musicians Paul Harrington, who famously won the …
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Watch: Little Hours’ spine-tingling live performance of ‘Ember’ 1 year ago

Watch: Little Hours’ spine-tingling live performance of ‘Ember’

Little Hours musician John Doherty performed a knockout rendition of ‘Ember’ while in Hamburg over the weekend.

The snow-flecked German park was the perfect setting for John’s breathtaking performance of …
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The Robbs from Raphoe get the call to become screen stars! 1 year ago

The Robbs from Raphoe get the call to become screen stars!

Diana, Stephen, Bethany and Scott Robb have been selected from a nationwide search for the cast of an upcoming commercial.

The local family, represented by Karen Gorman Academy, were deemed the perfect …
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Love definitely wasn’t in the air on Letterkenny woman’s First Date 1 year ago

Love definitely wasn’t in the air on Letterkenny woman’s First Date

It was a date that was doomed from the start – pairing a Donegal woman with a Cork man created all sorts of complications, but this reality series has been …
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Donegal inventor to feature in TV series about life-changing lotto wins 1 year ago

Donegal inventor to feature in TV series about life-changing lotto wins

Donegal/Derry inventor Anne Canavan scooped £1million in the EuroMillions lottery in 2015, and the win gave her a burst of business inspiration. The mother-of-four described her win as a ‘lightbulb moment’ and …
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Late Late Show are searching for older couples to share their love story 1 year ago

Late Late Show are searching for older couples to share their love story

The Late Late Show has put a call out for older couples to get in touch ahead of their Valentine’s Special!

Love will be in the air on the set …
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TG4 are searching for Ireland’s most talented families 1 year ago

TG4 are searching for Ireland’s most talented families

The new TV show hopes to find the next Irish sensation, with scouts searching the country high and low for a new famous performing family.

So if you and your …
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Derry Girls: The best moments from their disastrous Donegal journey 1 year ago

Derry Girls: The best moments from their disastrous Donegal journey

Donegal viewers waited in anticipated to see the Derry Girls crew make it over the border last night, and while they never did reach the seaside at Portnoo, their eventful …
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Watch: Donegal woman’s First Date gets off to an awkward start 1 year ago

Watch: Donegal woman’s First Date gets off to an awkward start

This season of First Dates Ireland has had a noticeable lack of Donegal singletons – until this week!

Letterkenny nurse Michelle visited the restaurant of romance hoping that love was …
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Keep Calm: The Derry Girls are going on a wee holiday to Donegal! 1 year ago

Keep Calm: The Derry Girls are going on a wee holiday to Donegal!

Donegal viewers of Derry Girls will be delighted to discover that the crew are on their way south of the border in episode five.

It’s the 12th of July, and …
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Two Donegal schoolgirls included in casting announcement for Trinity’s ‘Evita’ 1 year ago

Two Donegal schoolgirls included in casting announcement for Trinity’s ‘Evita’

Leah Herron (11) from Donegal Town and Eimear McTeague (10) from Letterkenny have recently landed solo roles in Trinity Musical Theatre’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Evita’. The girls are set to …
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Former Fair City star to represent Ireland in this year’s Eurovision 1 year ago

Former Fair City star to represent Ireland in this year’s Eurovision

Ryan has previously taken part in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘Voice of Ireland’, and will now perform a ballad titled ‘Together’ at the Eurovision semi final in Lisbon on May …
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Everyone is cheering on this history-making couple in tonight’s First Dates 1 year ago

Everyone is cheering on this history-making couple in tonight’s First Dates

The famous restaurant of romance tonight will feature John-Charles and Stephen, two men who will be having the show’s first-ever date conducted entirely in sign language.

John-Charles (27) is a design …
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Riverdance is coming to Donegal! 1 year ago

Riverdance is coming to Donegal!

The Irish dance troupe, lead dancers, and musicians will perform live on the open air stage on Dungloe main street on Saturday, the fourth of August.

The special performance will …
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Our Derry Girls party soundtrack prayers have been answered 1 year ago

Our Derry Girls party soundtrack prayers have been answered

Last night’s episode of Derry Girls was a mishmash of 90s throwbacks that conjured up all the nostalgia for a generation.

Events centred around a house party for the ‘wains …
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One to watch: Chernobyl and Derry teens clash in tonight’s Derry Girls 1 year ago

One to watch: Chernobyl and Derry teens clash in tonight’s Derry Girls

Sexy priests, dead nuns, exam stress and accidental arson are just some of the troubles 16-year-old Erin Quinn and her friends have endured in the last three episodes of Derry …
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Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee to base her next series in Donegal 1 year ago

Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee to base her next series in Donegal

Derry-born stage and screen writer Lisa McGee says she is currently co-writing a thriller titled ‘The Deceived‘ with her husband, actor Tobias Beer, which will be set between Donegal and …
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And Oscar the nominees are… 1 year ago

And Oscar the nominees are…

Saoirse Ronan has earned her third Oscar nomination for her role in Greta Gerwig’s comedy-drama Lady Bird. The 23-year-old is nominated in the Best Actress category alongside Sally Hawkins (The …
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Watch: Jamie Dornan shares cheeky story of how he reused a fake beard 1 year ago

Watch: Jamie Dornan shares cheeky story of how he reused a fake beard

Growing up, we’ve all at least once tried something novel in an attempt to look older. Teenage girls may opt for haphazardly applied makeup, the odd bit of tissue stuffed …
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Derry Girls star’s disastrous introduction to Toto revealed in hilarious behind-the-scenes snap 1 year ago

Derry Girls star’s disastrous introduction to Toto revealed in hilarious behind-the-scenes snap

Derry Girls actress Nicola Coughlan, who we know and love as Clare Devlin, has shared a hilarious behind-the-scenes picture of how her introduction to Toto went.

The adorable terrier stars …
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Derry Girls: Top 10 highlights of the week 1 year ago

Derry Girls: Top 10 highlights of the week

The razor-sharp wit and side-splitting situations the four girls (and James) find themselves in as they negotiate their teenage years have had us in bits for the past three weeks.


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Fifty Shades of Friday TV: Delight for Jamie Dornan fans as he joins Graham Norton 1 year ago

Fifty Shades of Friday TV: Delight for Jamie Dornan fans as he joins Graham Norton

Things are heating up ahead of the Fifty Shades Freed premiere on February 9th, much to the delight of Jamie Dornan fans everywhere.

The Co. Down actor will be gracing …
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WATCH: Sexy priest sends hearts aflutter in tonight’s Derry Girls 1 year ago

WATCH: Sexy priest sends hearts aflutter in tonight’s Derry Girls

Hot Priest Alert! – it’s not something you’d normally hear in an all-girls’ convent school, but this week on Derry Girls some holy hotness will be creating …
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Donegal teacher’s pride as her ‘Derry Girls’ shine 1 year ago

Donegal teacher’s pride as her ‘Derry Girls’ shine

We’re almost halfway through series one of Channel4’s Derry Girls and the craic is still going strong. Viewers across Ireland and the UK have loved tuning in to follow the antics …
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