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Anne Tuohy of Room Junkie is a nationally acclaimed, award winning Interior Designer, based in Donegal. A former RTE Showhouse winner, she has also featured on national radio and in many prestigious magazines.

Christmas begins at your front door 1 day ago

Christmas begins at your front door

For me, the Christmas wreath hung on the front door, is one of my favourite seasonal decorations.

It welcomes family and friends to your home and can also say a …
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Rathmullan woman recalls the bygone days for special poetry book 4 days ago

Rathmullan woman recalls the bygone days for special poetry book

By  •  Life

The new book entitled ‘Memories of Rathmullan’ has just been launched in time for Christmas and will make the perfect gift for Rathmullan natives home or away.

A collection of …
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Anne’s foolproof 10 steps to the perfect Christmas Tree 2 weeks ago

Anne’s foolproof 10 steps to the perfect Christmas Tree

Anne Tuohy of Room Junkie is a nationally acclaimed, award winning Interior Designer, based in Donegal.

A former RTE Showhouse winner, she has also featured on national radio and in …
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Elishia’s mix is a winner in All-Ireland Junior Bake-Off 3 weeks ago

Elishia’s mix is a winner in All-Ireland Junior Bake-Off

By  •  Life

Fifteen-year-old Elishia Moyne from Carndonagh baked a very a-peeling Lemon Drizzle cake to impress in the Aldi Foróige National Junior Baking Competition

Elishia from Carndonagh Foróige Club began her competitive …
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College Corner: How to beat stress and enjoy the journey 4 weeks ago

College Corner: How to beat stress and enjoy the journey

By  •  Life

Endless amounts of Starbucks’ soy latte mochas, concealer to cover humongous eye bags, Rescue Remedies on stand-by and trips to the library, means one thing – Final Year Season.


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Love the Happy Pear? You’re in luck! 1 month ago

Love the Happy Pear? You’re in luck!

By  •  Life

Foodie fans will be flocking to Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top Letterkenny this Wednesday for an exclusive event with The Happy Pear.

Irish twin brothers, David and Stephen Flynn, otherwise known …
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Recipe: Spice it up with Butternut Squash Soup 2 months ago

Recipe: Spice it up with Butternut Squash Soup

By  •  Life

We’ll all have an extra hour to play with when the clocks go back tonight, so why not use it to do some healthy food prep?

This week we have a …
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Recipe: Break out the old bananas for this Donegal-inspired loaf 2 months ago

Recipe: Break out the old bananas for this Donegal-inspired loaf

By  •  Life

As the Great British Bake Off heats up on C4, many people have been inspired to spend time in the kitchen baking their own creations.

If you’ve got the baking …
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Love gardening? Here’s an autumnal gathering for you 2 months ago

Love gardening? Here’s an autumnal gathering for you

By  •  Life

Donegal Community Garden Network are delighted to announce Irish Seedsavers will be joining them at their Autumn Gathering this coming Saturday 20th October

The event takes place at Garradh Cholmcille …
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Marie and Méabh’s coffee morning better late than never! 2 months ago

Marie and Méabh’s coffee morning better late than never!

By  •  Life

The annual Donegal Hospice coffee morning came and went on Sept 20th. But that didn’t stop colleagues in IDA and Enterprise Ireland from doing something for this great cause when they …
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Donegal’s Girl Guides explore the animal kingdom 2 months ago

Donegal’s Girl Guides explore the animal kingdom

By  •  Life

Solo the Samoyed Husky and Kathleen Murray from the Donegal SPCA met the Letterkenny Brownies this week to help them work towards their Irish Girl Guides Pet Care Badge. 

The …
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Fascinating exhibition on Donegal women’s lives on display in museum 2 months ago

Fascinating exhibition on Donegal women’s lives on display in museum

By  •  Life

Did you know that in the nineteenth century single women left Ireland in equal numbers to men? These women were instrumental in sending money back to support the family at …
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Sinead sings a positive tune for young people’s mental health 3 months ago

Sinead sings a positive tune for young people’s mental health

By  •  Life

‘Voices of Hope’ will see Sinead and seven young acts taking to the stage to raise money for the Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre Children’s & Adolescent Counselling Services.

The 26-year-old …
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How Niamh preserves the voice of our people and history 3 months ago

How Niamh preserves the voice of our people and history

By  •  Life

Niamh Brennan has been the County Archivist for Donegal for almost 20 years.

The archives give voice to the rich history of Donegal and its people, through the records and …
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College Corner: Keep calm, it’s the season finale 3 months ago

College Corner: Keep calm, it’s the season finale

By  •  Life

‘School and College years are the quickest years of your life, be sure and cherish them’

Young people out there will roll or have rolled their eyes at that comment. …
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Instagram sensation Mrs Hinch has her TV debut on This Morning 3 months ago

Instagram sensation Mrs Hinch has her TV debut on This Morning

By  •  Life

Instagram cleaning inspiration Sophie Hinchcliffe (aka Mrs Hinch) wowed fans with her TV debut today and revealed an upcoming visit to Ireland.

Sophie joined Philip and Holly on This Morning to …
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Recipe: Little lunchbox vegetable muffins 3 months ago

Recipe: Little lunchbox vegetable muffins

By  •  Life

We may be only a few weeks into September but if you’re like us, the lunchbox inspiration is starting to dip. Here’s a handly autumnal Courgette & Sundried Tomato Muffins recipe …
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Woman’s Words: College Girls by Caitriona Coyle 3 months ago

Woman’s Words: College Girls by Caitriona Coyle

This week on our Woman’s Words fiction series, Donegal author Caitriona Coyle shares a taster of her debut novel College Girls.

Writing this book was a life-long dream of Caitriona’s, …
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Bereaved parents invited to information event in Letterkenny 3 months ago

Bereaved parents invited to information event in Letterkenny

By  •  Life

Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold a Bereavement Information Evening on Thursday 13th of September from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.


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Veronica brings an abundance of colour to Donegal 3 months ago

Veronica brings an abundance of colour to Donegal

By  •  Life

Artist Veronica Maguire is showcasing Ireland’s first all-alcohol ink painting exhibition in An Grianan Theatre from 3rd September to 1st October 2018.

Veronica was born in London and presently lives …
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It’s almost time to get a Taste of Donegal at the yummy food festival! 4 months ago

It’s almost time to get a Taste of Donegal at the yummy food festival!

By  •  Life

The North West’s largest food and drink event is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, which means a huge portion of food and drink offerings, entertainment and demos are on …
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College Corner: Life after Leaving Cert 4 months ago

College Corner: Life after Leaving Cert

By  •  Life

Results are out, you’re free!

Never did you think the day would come, you finally broke up with the old Leaving Certificate, what a messy relationship that was! With …
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Baby joy as Ciara Doherty announces pregnancy 5 months ago

Baby joy as Ciara Doherty announces pregnancy

By  •  Life

The Letterkenny native made the announcement live on air during yesterday’s Ireland AM show on TV3.

Ciara said she and her husband Richard Stearn were ‘thrilled’ and feeling ‘incredibly lucky’ to …
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From Russia to Donegal – with Love for Dunmore 5 months ago

From Russia to Donegal – with Love for Dunmore

By  •  Life

The magnificent Dunmore Gardens in Carrigans located close to the Donegal/Derry border, has a new lease of life, thanks to the efforts of the well-travelled Amelia McFarland, who spent many …
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The Aer Lingus 4th of July Flash Sale is very tempting indeed 5 months ago

The Aer Lingus 4th of July Flash Sale is very tempting indeed

By  •  Travel

The land of the free and home of the brave beckons for holidaymakers as the USA celebrates Independence Day. 

And we have a reason to celebrate too, as  Aer Lingus marks …
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Looking for love? First Dates are looking for you! 6 months ago

Looking for love? First Dates are looking for you!

By  •  Life

Singletons from all over Ireland are being invited to apply for the next series of First Dates – and there seems to be a big shortage of men.

Producers of …
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College Corner: Summertime self-care 6 months ago

College Corner: Summertime self-care

By  •  Life

Sunshine, beach days, summer jobs, a packed Letterkenny dance floor and the return of Love Island means one thing, Summer Time!

Summer can be a fun time especially for …
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Interiors: Six ways to spruce up your stairs and hallway 6 months ago

Interiors: Six ways to spruce up your stairs and hallway

By  •  Interiors

As an Interior Designer, there is one question I frequently get asked…what can I do with my hall?

I want to share 6 simple steps that will totally transform your …
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Delish! Ireland’s best burger joints are named – and two are in Donegal 6 months ago

Delish! Ireland’s best burger joints are named – and two are in Donegal

By  •  Life

Two Donegal restaurants have won big in Ireland’s burger awards today – Friar’s Rest in Letterkenny and Matt’s Diners are celebrating wins in the public vote for Ireland’s best burger …
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Remembering Erin: Donegal mum to tell heartbreaking story of losing son 6 months ago

Remembering Erin: Donegal mum to tell heartbreaking story of losing son

By  •  Life

Mary Logue from Loughanure will be appearing on TG4’s poignant documentary series ‘Tocht na Máthar’ this week.

The Logue family endured immense heartache following the death of their youngest son …
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How one Donegal boy gave back after getting the gift of life 6 months ago

How one Donegal boy gave back after getting the gift of life

By  •  Life

It has taken Moville schoolboy Kai Boreland (11) almost four years to grow his hair long enough to make a wig for child with cancer. Four years ago, he lost …
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Woman’s Words: 10 reasons why the hairdresser’s is not always relaxing! 6 months ago

Woman’s Words: 10 reasons why the hairdresser’s is not always relaxing!

By  •  Life

Whether you enjoy your time in the salon or dread every appointment, you’ll enjoy this account.

Ten reasons why the hairdresser’s is not always a relaxing experience! 

1. The …
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Chopped salad stores are coming to Donegal 6 months ago

Chopped salad stores are coming to Donegal

By  •  Life

Popular healthy food company ‘Freshly Chopped’ have today announced plans to open outlets in Co. Donegal and Northern Ireland.

The Chopped salad deli outlets have popped up in 46 locations …
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Donegal woman invites local GROWers to join unique European project 6 months ago

Donegal woman invites local GROWers to join unique European project

By  •  Life

Joanne, from Gortahork, has been appointed as the Chairperson of Community Gardens Ireland.

Community Gardens Ireland has been selected as GROW ‘Community Champions’ and will be joining similar organisations from …
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Study Corner: Sunshine out, Leaving Certificates in, always the case! 7 months ago

Study Corner: Sunshine out, Leaving Certificates in, always the case!

By  •  Life

Hope everyone is preparing and keeping well for the upcoming exams. Do not worry, in no time it will be summer and you will be LC free, woohoo!

Here are …
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A Donegal girl’s high hopes to connect mighty and brave families 7 months ago

A Donegal girl’s high hopes to connect mighty and brave families

By  •  Life

Twelve-year-old Michaela from Buncrana has some incredibly complex medical needs. She has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and can suffer with up to 15 dislocations a day. Pain is a major part …
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‘We give children the chance to win at their own level’ 7 months ago

‘We give children the chance to win at their own level’

By  •  Kids, Life

Hundreds of families are preparing to climb Errigal mountain this Sunday in support of a unique and much-loved resource for Donegal families.

Liquid Therapy in Bundoran is a not-for-profit organisation that …
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Choice 7 months ago

Choice

By  •  Life, Mammy

I’ve thought long and hard about whether or not to publish this.

I’ve chosen to. I’ve made a choice.

I’ve changed my mind a thousand times. See that’s the …
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Gallery: The creative makers making waves in Donegal 7 months ago

Gallery: The creative makers making waves in Donegal

By  •  Life

Ten talented designers and makers have recently completed a training programme with Creative Coast Donegal and the Design and Craft Council of Ireland (DCCI).

The course concluded with a presentation …
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How Wendy works wonders at Oakfield Park 7 months ago

How Wendy works wonders at Oakfield Park

By  •  Life

Wendy Bridgett is the head gardener at Oakfield Park in Raphoe. A native of Blaydon on Tyne in the North East of England, Wendy started her career as a head …
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Woman’s Words: ‘Hire me as a fake family member‘ 7 months ago

Woman’s Words: ‘Hire me as a fake family member‘

By  •  Life

Suspense is rising in this continued story from Moville writer Sharon Thompson.

In Part One, we met Letterkenny blogger Matilda, who has an unusual side job of being a ‘family …
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Yum! All invited to Restaurant Sage’s delicious new menu launch 8 months ago

Yum! All invited to Restaurant Sage’s delicious new menu launch

By  •  Life

Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny are hosting a relaunch party this Friday, 4th May, to mark the beginning of an exciting era under new management with an all-new menu.

Restaurant Sage is …
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Woman’s Words: ‘How much should I charge for a funeral?’ 8 months ago

Woman’s Words: ‘How much should I charge for a funeral?’

By  •  Life

The Donegal Woman’s Words creative series returns with another tale from Moville writer Sharon Thompson.

The first part of this short story sees a young Letterkenny woman facing an unexpected …
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College Corner: What I learned after leaving secondary school 8 months ago

College Corner: What I learned after leaving secondary school

By  •  Life

‘Secondary School, the best days of your life.’

My Dad’s favourite saying!

Secondary school student me, use to HATE that saying. Although my times in Loreto Community School Milford were …
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Woman’s Words: Let’s talk about sex 8 months ago

Woman’s Words: Let’s talk about sex

By  •  Life

Let’s talk about sex. 

This part of everyday life does come up in my character’s lives. However, I don’t know what to do about it. Yes, I have said it …
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Readers’ Choice: Donegal’s Top 10 Afternoon Teas 8 months ago

Readers’ Choice: Donegal’s Top 10 Afternoon Teas

By  •  Life

Lent is well and truly over and we’re all looking ahead to summer occasions – so it’s a great time to announce the winner of our latest Readers’ Choice poll.


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‘Extraordinarily beautiful’ Donegal airport wins World’s Most Scenic Award 8 months ago

‘Extraordinarily beautiful’ Donegal airport wins World’s Most Scenic Award

Global travel fans have voted Donegal Airport as the world’s most beautiful landing spot – it has been revealed today.

The private jet booking platform PrivateFly, asked the international travel community …
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Aer Lingus launches direct flights to Philadelphia – here we come! 9 months ago

Aer Lingus launches direct flights to Philadelphia – here we come!

If you’re planning a US holiday this summer, there’s a new direct option to pick from today.

Aer Lingus’ inaugural service direct to Philadelphia took flight at 1.40pm on Sunday 25th March from …
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Want to have excellent etiquette? Just ask Noel! 9 months ago

Want to have excellent etiquette? Just ask Noel!

By  •  Life

Donegal County Museum in Letterkenny will host a Modern Day Manners event with Noel Cunningham on Friday 23rd March 2018 at 7.30pm.

As a TV3 host and Harvey’s Point hotelier, …
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Travel: Sampling the high life at the Shandon Hotel 9 months ago

Travel: Sampling the high life at the Shandon Hotel

This week I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the Shandon Hotel & Spa to celebrate the opening of the new Marbles Restaurant.

I had never stayed at the …
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