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Could you be Miss Donegal 2019? 6 days ago

Could you be Miss Donegal 2019?

By  •  Life

The Miss Donegal pageant has launched a search for candidates for the 2019 competition.

Winners of the regional titles take on an important role: becoming an ambassador for the county …
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Interiors: Anne’s 10 tips to create a calm and happy home 7 days ago

Interiors: Anne’s 10 tips to create a calm and happy home

How does your home make you feel as you walk through the door?

Is it calm and happy, or is it in chaos due to your frantic lifestyle?

With a …
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Denise Blake poem captures commuters’ hearts 1 week ago

Denise Blake poem captures commuters’ hearts

By  •  Life

Dublin commuters are taking a break during rush hour this month to enjoy a poem by Donegal writer Denise Blake.

Denise’s work is one of a select few poems to …
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Donegal duo net prize for best chowder in Ireland 2 weeks ago

Donegal duo net prize for best chowder in Ireland

By  •  Life

A popular food shack in the heart of Killybegs has scooped the coveted title of best chowder in Ireland.

Chefs Mairead and Garry Anderson of the Killybegs Seafood Shack gave …
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Interiors: Don’t make these common mistakes in your home 2 weeks ago

Interiors: Don’t make these common mistakes in your home

By  •  Interiors

One – Underestimating the budget

This is the most boring aspect of interior design, but sadly, also one of the most important.

The good news is that you can work …
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Margaret Gordon’s magical fairy tale flies off the shelves 2 weeks ago

Margaret Gordon’s magical fairy tale flies off the shelves

By  •  Life

Donegal woman Margaret Gordon is celebrating the launch of her new short story book – The Fairies of Drumboe Woods.

Inspired by folklore and her local area, the story is …
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Giving back after a life-saving heart transplant 3 weeks ago

Giving back after a life-saving heart transplant

By  •  Life

Organ Donor Awareness Week 2019 began with a park run for Clíona Marley.

The 45-year-old mum of three was given the gift of life almost 5 years ago when …
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Interiors: Anne’s inspiration for perfect panelling 3 weeks ago

Interiors: Anne’s inspiration for perfect panelling

By  •  Interiors

I absolutely love panelling. After paint, panelling is one of the most transformational improvements you can make to your home. It is also a relatively inexpensive thing to do, and …
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Donegal soars to top list of world’s most scenic airports 4 weeks ago

Donegal soars to top list of world’s most scenic airports

The folks at Donegal Airport are on a high after scooping the award of the World’s Most Scenic Airport for 2019.

PrivateFly has today announced that the coastal runway at …
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Mother’s Day: 10 great places to treat mammy 1 month ago

Mother’s Day: 10 great places to treat mammy

By  •  Life

Mother’s Day is coming up soon and we’ve got our thinking caps on for the best restaurants and cafes to take her for a treat.

Sunday 31st March will be …
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Anne Tuohy hosting special interiors secrets masterclass in aid of Conall Shiels 1 month ago

Anne Tuohy hosting special interiors secrets masterclass in aid of Conall Shiels

By  •  Interiors

High 5 for Conall!

I will be hosting the most special Masterclass for the most special little boy on April 7th in Letterkenny.

Conall Shiels was born with hydrocephalus, a …
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Eco-action with Joanne: Why water workshops could do the world of good 1 month ago

Eco-action with Joanne: Why water workshops could do the world of good

By  •  Life

Water, it’s a big issue, there’s no getting around it and it’s not going anywhere…  the issue that is!

Looking at the current weather, it may hard now to …
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Interiors: The one thing you’re doing wrong with artwork 1 month ago

Interiors: The one thing you’re doing wrong with artwork

By  •  Interiors

I have to confess to having an absolute obsession with art.

For me this is what really dresses your walls and shows off your unique personality. I hang lots and …
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Retreating to the Shandon for rest, relaxation and a self-care reset 2 months ago

Retreating to the Shandon for rest, relaxation and a self-care reset

Every person spends about two minutes brushing our teeth every morning and night. We wouldn’t leave the house without doing it, because we know that dental health is important.

But …
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Recipe: Donegal chef reveals her ‘hot and sweet’ pancake tribute to Canada 2 months ago

Recipe: Donegal chef reveals her ‘hot and sweet’ pancake tribute to Canada

By  •  Life

Bundoran chef and food author Finn Ní Fhaolain has the perfect solution for those on a gluten-free diet this Pancake Tuesday. And there’s no need to compromise.

Pancake Tuesday, for many, is a …
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Tara’s awesome American pursuit of happiness 2 months ago

Tara’s awesome American pursuit of happiness

By  •  Life

When Tara O’Grady was laid off from her office job in New York, she greeted the upheaval as a gift.

She had always wanted to go on a great American …
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Interiors: How to help your home survive pet shedding season 2 months ago

Interiors: How to help your home survive pet shedding season

By  •  Interiors

This will obviously not apply to everyone, but for those of you who are cracking up due to excessive pet hair being shed, you will appreciate every nugget.

Our beloved …
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College Corner: The perfect podcasts for chill-out time 2 months ago

College Corner: The perfect podcasts for chill-out time

By  •  Life

Feeling stressed about studying, CAO choices, graduate programmes, thesis preparation, etc? Need ways to de-stress?

Don’t worry dolls and gents, College Corner is back, and I’ve got you covered …
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Interiors: Does your home get enough light? 2 months ago

Interiors: Does your home get enough light?

By  •  Interiors

None of us can have too much light coming in to our homes. Good light enhances our mood, our sense of well-being and our mental health. Whenever I am helping …
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Aldi’s new Shamrock Gin is about to be a go-to St. Patrick’s Day tipple 2 months ago

Aldi’s new Shamrock Gin is about to be a go-to St. Patrick’s Day tipple

By  •  Life

Aldi Ireland has announced today that it will be selling Shamrock Infused Gin in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Made by Listoke Distillery in Co. Louth, Tower Gin’s …
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Interiors: 7 simple ways to turn your house into a home 2 months ago

Interiors: 7 simple ways to turn your house into a home

By  •  Interiors

“It’s so you”

Are you looking for some quick ideas to inspire you to turn your house into your unique HOME, which reflects your personality, and is a pleasure to …
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So the loveliest thing happened in Ballybofey and Stranorlar today… 2 months ago

So the loveliest thing happened in Ballybofey and Stranorlar today…

By  •  Life

Many happy faces were spotted around the streets of Ballybofey and Stranorlar today due to a heart-warming initiative by the local Chamber of Commerce.

Some ‘Cupid’ volunteers were out in …
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Don’t forget to love yourself this Valentine’s Day 2 months ago

Don’t forget to love yourself this Valentine’s Day

By  •  Health, Life

Valentine’s Day puts the emphasis on love for someone special in your life.

Yet YOU are the most important person in your life.

Why not make this day about loving yourself?


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Woman’s Words: The Healer 2 months ago

Woman’s Words: The Healer

By  •  Life

Sharon’s Thompson’s newest novel ‘The Healer’ became a #1 Irish Crime Bestseller in the first week of its January release – such was the excitement among the author’s fans.

This …
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10 great interior design tips for every home 2 months ago

10 great interior design tips for every home

By  •  Interiors

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

How do you decorate your home when you haven’t a clue where to start? …
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Baby joy as Ciara Doherty welcomes first child 2 months ago

Baby joy as Ciara Doherty welcomes first child

By  •  Life

Donegal presenter Ciara Doherty has welcomed her first child with husband Richard Stern.

Ciara, who is the host of TV3’s Ireland AM, had a baby girl on Monday, Xpose.ie reports.


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Renowned singer to be honoured at Gradam Ceoil 2 months ago

Renowned singer to be honoured at Gradam Ceoil

By  •  Life

Ní Dhomhnaill, who has strong roots in Donegal, will join a world-class line-up at this year’s live concert and awards show in Belfast on Sunday 17th February.

Born in Co. Meath to …
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Interiors: The secret to finding your perfect shades of grey 3 months ago

Interiors: The secret to finding your perfect shades of grey

By  •  Interiors

I know that grey colours are notoriously tricky to get right, but when you do have the right grey in the right space, you achieve a colour palette that is …
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Deirdre’s delight as Harvey’s Point is named best hotel in Ireland 3 months ago

Deirdre’s delight as Harvey’s Point is named best hotel in Ireland

Donegal hotelier Deirdre McGlone and the team at Harvey’s Point are on a high after regaining their top place on the list of Ireland’s Top Hotels.

The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice yesterday …
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Sarah Jessica Parker has a lot of love for one Donegal shop 3 months ago

Sarah Jessica Parker has a lot of love for one Donegal shop

By  •  Life

Donegal design company Studio Donegal has gained a wonderful endorsement from US actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

The Sex and the City star, who has a holiday home in Kilcar, shared …
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Ambitious Donegal women win pageant crowns 3 months ago

Ambitious Donegal women win pageant crowns

By  •  Life

Christina Williamson from Dungloe and Victoria Lily Tully from Manorcunningham both triumphed at last Saturday’s event to take home winning crowns.

Hairdresser and childcare assistant Christina Williamson, aged 24, won …
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Interiors: What nobody ever tells you about buying a sofa 3 months ago

Interiors: What nobody ever tells you about buying a sofa

By  •  Interiors

So you’re about to buy a new sofa, but don’t know where to begin? Where to buy? What size, style, shape? Where to put it?

Award-winning Interior Designer Anne Tuohy …
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Sharon Thompson to launch new novel online 3 months ago

Sharon Thompson to launch new novel online

By  •  Life

Donegal-based author Sharon Thompson is planning a book launch with a difference when she releases her second novel – The Healer.

Sharon, who is from Sligo and lives in Moville, …
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Charity concert to celebrate memory of inspirational local mum 3 months ago

Charity concert to celebrate memory of inspirational local mum

By  •  Life

A top line-up will be taking to the stage at New Hall Falcarragh on 20th February to celebrate the life of Falcarragh’s Mary Ruddy and to raise funds for Relay …
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Eco-action with Joanne: Love Food, Hate Waste 3 months ago

Eco-action with Joanne: Love Food, Hate Waste

By  •  Life

With Christmas and New Year finally behind us, our body weight sufficiently doubled, and the fridge finally getting back to normal, I can’t help but wonder that over the festive …
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Interiors: How plan and design the perfect room 3 months ago

Interiors: How plan and design the perfect room

By  •  Interiors

You know the symptoms!

You have a room that you really want to sort out, but you haven’t a clue where to start, what order to do everything in, and …
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‘Lady Of Donegal’ Christina hopes to do her county proud 3 months ago

‘Lady Of Donegal’ Christina hopes to do her county proud

By  •  Life

Dungloe woman Christina Williamson has set her sights on success as she takes part in the Ireland Pageants Grand Final 2019.

Christina, a 24-year-old hairdresser and childcare assistant, is competing in the ‘Lady …
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How to work from home – sanely! 3 months ago

How to work from home – sanely!

2019 looks set to see more people than ever take the 9-5 into their own hands and become a home entrepreneur. It’s never been easier to work remotely and make …
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Majella O’Donnell announces departure from social media 3 months ago

Majella O’Donnell announces departure from social media

By  •  Life

Majella O’Donnell has decided to leave Facebook and Twitter for a better lifestyle this New Year.

The broadcaster and mental health campaigner made the announcement to her 12,000 Facebook followers …
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How Lisa’s gift evokes ‘just happy tears’ around the world 4 months ago

How Lisa’s gift evokes ‘just happy tears’ around the world

Donegal writer Lisa McKelvey, founder of JustHappyTears, has spent the past two years preserving personal life and love stories into poetic gifts.

It’s not unusual for her to be found …
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How to create a calm and happy home in 2019 4 months ago

How to create a calm and happy home in 2019

By  •  Interiors

How does your home make you feel as you walk through the door?

Is it calm and happy, or is it in chaos due to your frantic lifestyle?

With a …
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Eco-action with Joanne: It’s all about the bees 4 months ago

Eco-action with Joanne: It’s all about the bees

By  •  Life

Environment awareness is a vital topic in today’s world as urgent action is needed to combat climate change. Everyone is being asked to do what they can, while there are many local …
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Throwing a party? This Donegal gin cocktail is sure to please 4 months ago

Throwing a party? This Donegal gin cocktail is sure to please

The folks over at Muff Liquor Company have been feeling very festive and let us in on a little secret recipe. It’s perfect for Christmas parties and contains two of …
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Women’s Inspire: Giving the gift of love at Christmastime 4 months ago

Women’s Inspire: Giving the gift of love at Christmastime

Melody Chadamoyo is a Dublin-based Relationship Coach and founder of the Heart Passion Institute.

This Christmas, Melody has shared some ideas for gifts that may reignite your relationships – with partners, friends, …
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Eco-action with Joanne Butler: Make the plastic pledge this Christmas 4 months ago

Eco-action with Joanne Butler: Make the plastic pledge this Christmas

By  •  Life

Joanne Butler, founder of OURganic Gardens, inspires us to reconsider our plastic practices this Christmas, and it’s not too late to begin:

This year more than ever we know the pressure …
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Christmas begins at your front door 4 months 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 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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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