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Maria is a local blogger who writes about her own adventures & misadventures as a Thoroughly Modern Mammy.

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Facing this new fear 1 week ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Facing this new fear

By  •  Life, Mammy

“I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” 

I’ve said these words more than a few times over the past few weeks. Mainly, because I found myself absolutely bricking it over …
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Bernie Kelly: Remembering Manus, one year on 2 weeks ago

Bernie Kelly: Remembering Manus, one year on

By  •  Life

THE LAST words are with her now and they won’t ever leave her.

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Designing a new life in Donegal 4 weeks ago

Designing a new life in Donegal

Moving house is always a challenge, moving on the first day of a pandemic lockdown would be a nightmare for some.

But that wasn’t the case for Interior Designer Amy …
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Careers: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? 1 month ago

Careers: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

Deirdre Mulhern is a Career Coach based in Donegal

June is here and the summertime has officially landed. This month will mark the half-way point of the year. June for …
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Interiors: Five decluttering mistakes we make, and how to stop them 1 month ago

Interiors: Five decluttering mistakes we make, and how to stop them

By  •  Interiors

1. Not picking a focused area to declutter

If you are trying to declutter your home, don’t just pick and choose an item here and there to clear. This cherry-picking …
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What have you learned from lockdown? 2 months ago

What have you learned from lockdown?

By  •  Life

Two creative Donegal women have shared a new project to help people note their learning experiences from Covid-19.

These long weeks at home have given people time to reflect, pursue …
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Donegal Heritage Office shares free booklet on looking after wildlife in your garden 2 months ago

Donegal Heritage Office shares free booklet on looking after wildlife in your garden

By  •  Life

As International Biodiversity Day approaches on Friday, May 22, a new booklet has been launched to provide advice on how to help the wildlife in your garden. 

The brainchild …
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Donegal artist inspired to paint for Pieta House 2 months ago

Donegal artist inspired to paint for Pieta House

By  •  Life

Donegal artist Audrey Henry has been inspired to use her skills to raise money for Pieta House’s Darkness Into Light appeal.

Audrey, a skilled artist and designer from Letterkenny, is …
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Interiors: 3 ways that Covid-19 will change interior design forever 2 months ago

Interiors: 3 ways that Covid-19 will change interior design forever

By  •  Interiors

1. Design in the home will deliberately enhance and support physical and mental health

The realisation that good interior design has the capacity to improve mental and physical health will …
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Donegal teacher learns how to mind students’ wellbeing from a distance 2 months ago

Donegal teacher learns how to mind students’ wellbeing from a distance

By  •  Life

by Declan Rooney

Like thousands of her teaching colleagues across the country, Donegal footballer Emer Gallagher quickly became accustomed to education from a distance.

Zoom and Google Classroom have replaced …
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Alva takes an artistic approach to supporting local hospital 2 months ago

Alva takes an artistic approach to supporting local hospital

By  •  Life

A Killybegs artist is offering up one of her own paintings for a fundraiser to support Killybegs Community Hospital.

Award-winning artist Alva Gallagher wanted to contribute to the Covid-19 response …
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Donegal woman’s cheery display starts a cuddly craze! 2 months ago

Donegal woman’s cheery display starts a cuddly craze!

By  •  Life

WHEN Ballybofey woman Mariea Doherty-McGinty pinned a teddy bear to the fence outside her home, little did she think she was starting a cuddly Covid craze!

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Interiors: 5 hidden causes of stress in your home and how to fix them 2 months ago

Interiors: 5 hidden causes of stress in your home and how to fix them

By  •  Interiors

1. Things that are broken need to be fixed

Watch out for things that are broken or just not working properly. Whether it’s a drawer that is overstuffed and jammed, …
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Before you pick up a paintbrush… 3 months ago

Before you pick up a paintbrush…

By  •  Interiors

Hello everyone.

It’s so hard to believe that it’s the weekend again. The weeks really are rolling by, as we continue our lockdown at home and do our best to …
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Small gesture makes a huge difference to local shop assistant 3 months ago

Small gesture makes a huge difference to local shop assistant

By  •  Life

A Letterkenny supermarket worker has issued a heartfelt thank you to an ‘angel’ customer who lifted her spirits after a stressful incident.

Aoife Hunter was shopping in a local store …
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‘Tru’ joy for Donegal family at Easter 3 months ago

‘Tru’ joy for Donegal family at Easter

By  •  Life

SHE arrived into the world three weeks ahead of schedule – and newborn baby Tru Heaney brought some real Easter joy yesterday.

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Sharing the love of yoga for stress relief at home 3 months ago

Sharing the love of yoga for stress relief at home

By  •  Life

Things were going great for Elisa Looby as she settled into her new home in Gweedore, having moved from Dublin just four months ago.

She was loving the lifestyle change …
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Interiors: Three fun projects to keep you busy 3 months ago

Interiors: Three fun projects to keep you busy

By  •  Interiors

I hope that you are all well and finding ways to cope with these strange times that we are living through. For me, keeping myself busy really helps.

Here …
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‘It’s more scary now’ – Spanish Flu survivor Ruby (104) on Covid-19 3 months ago

‘It’s more scary now’ – Spanish Flu survivor Ruby (104) on Covid-19

By  •  Life

A 104-year-old Donegal woman, who can recall the death of two siblings in the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, has told of her worry as Covid-19 takes a hold.

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Interiors: Keeping calm in a small space 3 months ago

Interiors: Keeping calm in a small space

By  •  Interiors

To say that we are living through the most challenging and unprecedented times is an absolute understatement.

Many of us are practising self isolation with our families in fairly …
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A new style of alternations for Team La Maison 3 months ago

A new style of alternations for Team La Maison

La Maison in Letterkenny would normally have their sewing machines whirring making curtains and cushions for homes. But the shortage of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) at Letterkenny University Hospital has …
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Tea-rrific memorial fundraiser to support elderly during Covid-19 crisis 3 months ago

Tea-rrific memorial fundraiser to support elderly during Covid-19 crisis

By  •  Life

Many cups of tea are being raised in memory of a young Donegal woman this week as part of the latest ‘Smile for Jasmine’ project.

The ‘Smile for Jasmine’ campaign …
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Interiors: Creating calm amid the chaos 3 months ago

Interiors: Creating calm amid the chaos

By  •  Interiors

Many of us are confined to home at the moment, we are anxious and worried, and I have realised that there is something that I can do to help.

Here …
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Watch: Birthday joy for Josephine as friends unite for a video surprise 3 months ago

Watch: Birthday joy for Josephine as friends unite for a video surprise

A Ballybofey grandmother in isolation was in good company on her 70th birthday thanks to a heartwarming video.

Josephine Chambers couldn’t believe her eyes when she sat down to watch …
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Awesome Donegal boy receives over 1,000 birthday surprises in isolation 4 months ago

Awesome Donegal boy receives over 1,000 birthday surprises in isolation

By  •  Life

A special Donegal boy is celebrating a birthday like no other today after being inundated with cards and presents from around the world.

Birthday boy Jack Beattie turns nine today …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Poem – Whispers on the Wind 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Poem – Whispers on the Wind

By  •  Life, Mammy

WHISPERS ON THE WIND

Two little sisters played on the beachAnd just when their parents had stepped out of reach,Wee Sis asked Big Sis in quiet hushed words,“What’s …
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Gardener Joanne gets Donegal growing together, while staying apart 4 months ago

Gardener Joanne gets Donegal growing together, while staying apart

By  •  Life

Donegal community gardener Joanne Butler is calling on everyone to get green fingered during the Covid-19 isolation period.

Joanne, founder of OURganic Gardens and a member of ChangeMakers Donegal, has …
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Mum urges community to keep smiling for Jasmine 4 months ago

Mum urges community to keep smiling for Jasmine

By  •  Life

The mother of Jasmine McMonagle is urging everyone to keep her daugher’s memory alive during this covid-19 emergency by supporting the online ‘Smile for Jasmine’ campaign.

Model Jasmine McMonagle, aged 28, …
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Hope agus Story – sharing how we live through coronavirus 4 months ago

Hope agus Story – sharing how we live through coronavirus

By  •  Life

A new online diary has been started this week to help people share their thoughts and feelings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entitled Hope agus Story, the diary contains entries from …
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Let’s make Jack’s birthday one never to forget! 4 months ago

Let’s make Jack’s birthday one never to forget!

By  •  Life

A Donegal mum has appealed to her friends and community to help celebrate her special son’s birthday.

Jack Beattie is well-known to readers of Donegal Daily for his bravery against …
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How clean do you think your phone really is? 4 months ago

How clean do you think your phone really is?

By  •  Life

As the number of coronavirus cases rises steadily, the public is being urged to keep their smartphone screens clean to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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16 awards on the menu for Donegal’s top restaurants 4 months ago

16 awards on the menu for Donegal’s top restaurants

By  •  Life

Local restaurants are having a taste of success after picking up 16 accolades at last night’s Ulster Regional Final of the Irish Restaurant Awards.

Over 600 restaurant owners and staff …
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Life-changing invention gives Donegal boy back his childhood 4 months ago

Life-changing invention gives Donegal boy back his childhood

By  •  Life

A Raphoe boy whose parents were told he would never have a ‘normal’ life after losing both legs to a rare spinal condition has defied all the odds.

Amazing James …
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Relatives inspire volunteers on amazing Kilimanjaro challenge 4 months ago

Relatives inspire volunteers on amazing Kilimanjaro challenge

By  •  Life

Four volunteers from Donegal have set their sights on climbing Kilimanjaro – the highest free standing mountain in the world – to raise money for Down Syndrome Ireland. 

Charlie McNulty …
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Here’s how you could win a 5* Dubai holiday with Muff Liquor 4 months ago

Here’s how you could win a 5* Dubai holiday with Muff Liquor

By  •  Life, Travel

The Donegal-based Muff Liquor Co. is celebrating two years with this amazing customer giveaway.

The prize consists of two return flights with Emirates to Dubai with a 5 night stay …
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Donegal author to release poignant new novel 5 months ago

Donegal author to release poignant new novel

By  •  Life

Donegal author Margo Gorman is set to launch a new novel next month, following the success of her debut – Bone and Blood: A Berlin novel in 2014.

Margo, who …
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Young girls invited to build their ‘confidence kit’ with Laura Doherty 5 months ago

Young girls invited to build their ‘confidence kit’ with Laura Doherty

By  •  Life

Letterkenny youth worker Laura Doherty has established Confidently Me to workshops combine fun, creativity and mental health focus to help teenage girls build confidence and self-esteem.

After two successful workshops …
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Courageous Caitlin celebrates her hero grandparents 5 months ago

Courageous Caitlin celebrates her hero grandparents

By  •  Life

Caitlin, who is battling cancer, has received such wonderful care from her grandparents during her illness that they have been crowned the overall winners of Specsavers Grandparent of the Year …
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Erin McGinty launches the ‘coolest’ giveaway 5 months ago

Erin McGinty launches the ‘coolest’ giveaway

The Dungloe schoolteacher, who runs a popular travel, sports and lifestyle Instagram page @coolestplaceontheplanet, is celebrating reaching 7,000 followers with a big Donegal giveaway.

Erin McGinty @CoolestPlaceOnthePlanet

This competition brought …
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Luxury Donegal hotel ranks in US Top 10 list 5 months ago

Luxury Donegal hotel ranks in US Top 10 list

By  •  Life

The results were announced by U.S. News and World Report, who rank the world’s best hotels each year.

Lough Eske Castle also placed in the Top 200 hotels in Europe …
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The gorgeous Glenveagh Gardener’s House opening to the public this weekend 5 months ago

The gorgeous Glenveagh Gardener’s House opening to the public this weekend

The picturesque Gardener’s House at Glenveagh Castle will be open to the public for a special exhibition this weekend.

Snowdrops at Glenveagh Castle and Gardens. Image: Glenveagh National Park

To …
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Why you should step out and explore amazing Donegal 5 months ago

Why you should step out and explore amazing Donegal

By  •  Health, Travel

The days are crisp and bright and with it being January, it is making getting out and about much easier, especially when trying to get your 10k per day steps …
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Three Donegal restaurants make it to Ireland’s Top 100 list 5 months ago

Three Donegal restaurants make it to Ireland’s Top 100 list

By  •  Life

Three of Donegal’s most popular restaurants have earned places on the Sunday Times Top 100 list of restaurants in Ireland for 2020.

The Foyle Hotel in Moville, Lemon Tree …
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Biggest ever January sale now on at Irwin Expert Electrical 6 months ago

Biggest ever January sale now on at Irwin Expert Electrical

The January sale is well underway at Irwin Expert Electrical Buncrana and Letterkenny.

And there are still plenty of bargains to be snapped up on premium products!

Irwins are hosting …
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Interiors: Make 2020 the year that you finally tackle your house 6 months ago

Interiors: Make 2020 the year that you finally tackle your house

By  •  Interiors

Happy New Year!

On Monday, I played some uplifting music, took down my Christmas trees and all my decorations, and gave my house a good clean. This is something that …
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Recipe: Aoibhin’s amazing Christmas biscuit cake 6 months ago

Recipe: Aoibhin’s amazing Christmas biscuit cake

Young baker Aoibhín O’Dea from Cácaí Aoibhín Gweedore has a little treat for DW readers this Christmas – her biscuit cake recipe with a festive twist.

With easy steps and …
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Interiors: Transform your home, the Room Junkie way 7 months ago

Interiors: Transform your home, the Room Junkie way

By  •  Interiors

Are you near Donegal? Would you just love to sort out your house and simplify your life?

Or do you have a loved one who would like to do this?


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Events: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team celebrate successes at Christmas 7 months ago

Events: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team celebrate successes at Christmas

By  •  Events, Life

What a year it has been for the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team in the Centre of Excellence in Letterkenny!

This multi award winning salon let loose and took some …
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Planning a beautiful new room with Foy & Company 7 months ago

Planning a beautiful new room with Foy & Company

Did you know that your home interiors are a reflection of your personality? For me, that is floral all the way. 

I gravitate towards floral patterns in clothing and in …
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Interiors: Why you shouldn’t hire an interior designer before Christmas 7 months ago

Interiors: Why you shouldn’t hire an interior designer before Christmas

If you had come to me at any time over the past few weeks, and said “Anne, I need help to get my living room / bedroom/ whole house redecorated …
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