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Local fan springs new hope by asking Garth Brooks about Irish return 1 year 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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Want to go blonde and audition for LMDG’s next big musical? 2 years ago

Want to go blonde and audition for LMDG’s next big musical?

The Letterkenny Music and Drama Group are back in action again! After their very successful run of Beneath an Irish Sky on the festival circuit and Hairspray last December the …
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Love Island: Will the new girls save Dr Alex’s heart? 2 years ago

Love Island: Will the new girls save Dr Alex’s heart?

A&E doctor Alex George has been feeling downbeat on ITV’s reality dating show Love Island.

Things aren’t looking good after Alex’s rejection at the first coupling up and having been snubbed by Hayley during …
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WATCH: Leathers, bubbles and rocky moments in Daniel and Majella’s Donegal B&B visit 2 years ago

WATCH: Leathers, bubbles and rocky moments in Daniel and Majella’s Donegal B&B visit

The star couple were home in the hills when they visited Mary and Owen Doyle at Greencastle’s award-winning On the Rocks B&B.

The episode was a humorous and thrilling adventure …
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Excitement builds for Buncrana’s big Lip Sync Battle 2 years ago

Excitement builds for Buncrana’s big Lip Sync Battle

The battle of music and impersonations is set to be an unmissable event on the 3rd of June in the Plaza Buncrana.

Twelve brave performers and the committee members …
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Behind the Scenes at the B&B: What’s it like to host Daniel and Majella? 2 years ago

Behind the Scenes at the B&B: What’s it like to host Daniel and Majella?

It’s always a special moment for the O’Donnells when they visit Donegal during their RTE travel series, and this year is no different.

Daniel and Majella spent a night at …
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Blue Ribbon celebrate 20 years with a trip down the yellow brick road! 2 years ago

Blue Ribbon celebrate 20 years with a trip down the yellow brick road!

The Blue Ribbon Performing Arts school has enjoyed twenty fun-filled years at the forefront of the childrens’ activity scene.

From 1998 to 2018, children from Letterkenny and beyond have enjoyed …
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Majella to join the Late Late for tell-all interview on adventures with Daniel 2 years ago

Majella to join the Late Late for tell-all interview on adventures with Daniel

The popular broadcaster, mental health advocate and wife of Donegal singer Daniel O’Donnell will be chatting to Ryan Tubridy about their newest B&B Road Trip series, which returned to our …
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Yanny or Laurel? It’s the latest internet debate 2 years ago

Yanny or Laurel? It’s the latest internet debate

The internet has started its latest debate and this time it’s regarding an audio clip.

Yanny or Laurel is a four second clip that has been driving people bonkers.

Blogger …
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Fresh new Amy Huberman comedy on the way 2 years ago

Fresh new Amy Huberman comedy on the way

RTÉ has announced today that new comedy Finding Joy, created, written by and starring Amy Huberman has gone into production

The six-part comedy series begins shooting in Dublin this week and follows …
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One to Watch: Daniel and Majella are on the road again 2 years ago

One to Watch: Daniel and Majella are on the road again

Donegal’s own celebrity couple are back on our TV screens tonight for a brand new series of their B&B Road Trip.

Daniel and Majella are on the road again for more …
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Elaine’s powerful single raises support for Relay for Life 2 years ago

Elaine’s powerful single raises support for Relay for Life

Elaine Boyle from Letterkenny has released a new single to support the Relay for Life northwest fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society.

Elaine recorded a beautiful take on the song …
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Love leads Ryan O’Shaughnessy through to the Eurovision finals 2 years ago

Love leads Ryan O’Shaughnessy through to the Eurovision finals

Ryan O’Shaughnessy has won Ireland a place in the Eurovision final for the first time in five years.

The Dublin singer impressed at last night’s semi-finals in Lisbon with his …
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‘I’m delighted’ – Ciara Doherty confirms new co-host role at Ireland AM 2 years ago

‘I’m delighted’ – Ciara Doherty confirms new co-host role at Ireland AM

TV3 has today announced that Ciara Doherty will become the new, permanent co-host on Ireland’s number one breakfast television show, Ireland AM.

The Letterkenny native and qualified …
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First Look: Daniel to make a surprise soap cameo 2 years ago

First Look: Daniel to make a surprise soap cameo

The Donegal music star has booked a VIP appearance in TG4’s Ros na Run this May. Excitement is already building for the big cameo.

Daniel has plenty of fans among …
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Donegal woman designs high-impact set for hard-hitting stage play 2 years ago

Donegal woman designs high-impact set for hard-hitting stage play

Audiences and critics across Northern Ireland have been heaping praise on the work of Sinead O’Donnell Casey from Donegal Town in a new theatre production.

Sinead is the creative mind …
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Ciara Doherty’s ‘Grease’ group are Battle of the Stars winners! 2 years ago

Ciara Doherty’s ‘Grease’ group are Battle of the Stars winners!

The TV3 Ireland AM presenter wowed the crowds on Saturday as she played Sandy from Grease in a winning lip-sync performance in the Breast Cancer Ireland fundraiser. Ciara starred in …
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Ciara Doherty steps up for a mighty dance battle 2 years ago

Ciara Doherty steps up for a mighty dance battle

Donegal’s Ciara Doherty will be battling beneath bright lights and disco balls this weekend in support of Breast Cancer Ireland.

The TV3 Ireland AM presenter is one of the …
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An Irish wedding is on the cards for Courteney Cox this summer 2 years ago

An Irish wedding is on the cards for Courteney Cox this summer

The Friends actress is rumoured to be preparing to walk down the aisle in June, near her fiance’s home in Derry.

It is rumoured the pair will say “I do” …
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First Look: Carndonagh Musical Society revives the classic Oklahoma! 2 years ago

First Look: Carndonagh Musical Society revives the classic Oklahoma!

We have a sneak peak at the hit show before the curtains open tonight. From the colourful stage design, authentic costuming, and action-packed scenes, it’s clear that anyone with a …
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One Donegal act remains for the Ireland’s Got Talent semi-finals 2 years ago

One Donegal act remains for the Ireland’s Got Talent semi-finals

The Ireland’s Got Talent live semi-finals kick off this week on TV3, and while many familiar faces impressed in the auditions, it’s down to sensational Donegal farmer Martin McGuinness to …
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Watch: American woman’s dream of relocating to Donegal comes true 2 years ago

Watch: American woman’s dream of relocating to Donegal comes true

Kelly appeared on the hit US show ‘House Hunters International’ which was broadcast on the American HGTV channel earlier this week.

Kelly sold her home and pet care businesses in …
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Backstage with the designer who dresses our favourite screen stars 2 years ago

Backstage with the designer who dresses our favourite screen stars

The young creative has worked on some of the biggest projects in the modern entertainment industry, including Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, Derry Girls and Episodes. She was keen to share …
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Amybeth’s ‘Anne with an E’ triumphs at the Canadian Screen Awards 2 years ago

Amybeth’s ‘Anne with an E’ triumphs at the Canadian Screen Awards

Irish-Canadian actress Amybeth and her Anne with a E co-stars and crew are celebrating after winning Best Drama at the high-profile Canadian Screen Awards last night.

Critically acclaimed Netflix drama Anne with …
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Donegal’s Ros na Rún stars wrap on Season 22 2 years ago

Donegal’s Ros na Rún stars wrap on Season 22

Donegal actors Sean Ó Baoill, Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Gort an Choirce’s Máirín Dé Buitléir, and Falcarragh actor Pól Penrose were among the partygoers at John Keogh’s Bar & Restaurant and …
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Sarah Gillespie and her crew are showing Nationwide how they make fitness fun! 2 years ago

Sarah Gillespie and her crew are showing Nationwide how they make fitness fun!

RTE’s Nationwide is set to feature a familiar face this week as they tell the story of Sarah Gillespie and her high-energy RINKA brand.

The next episode on Monday 12th …
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Star choir director to lead special Donegal initiative 2 years ago

Star choir director to lead special Donegal initiative

The iconic Choir Director from Cashelard will lead a multi-generational group of singers as part of an Age Friendly community project.

Veronica McCarron conducted The Presentation Kilkenny Secondary School choir in 2016 when they …
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Beaming Bernie bags €23,000 on Winning Streak! 2 years 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! 2 years 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? 2 years 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! 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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! 2 years 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 2 years 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? 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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