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A heavenly escape to the Seascape Spa 4 hours ago

A heavenly escape to the Seascape Spa

A trip to the spa is a little escape that we all deserve from time to time. The only downside is the return to reality afterwards – when you have …
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‘Differences are so wonderful’ – A lovely lesson from beautiful Lucy’s mum 5 days ago

‘Differences are so wonderful’ – A lovely lesson from beautiful Lucy’s mum

By  •  Life

Dungloe mum Carleen Gallagher has been inspired by her little girl Lucy to call on parents to teach their children about different types of beauty.

Lucy Gallagher (6) has an …
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Watch: What makes Irwins Expert Electrical Buncrana special to customers 2 weeks ago

Watch: What makes Irwins Expert Electrical Buncrana special to customers

They’re a friendly bunch at Irwins Expert Electrical Buncrana, and they were all smiles last week as they welcomed the Donegal Daily cameras for an introduction to their store.

Manager …
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How a Donegal supermarket inspired SJP’s new wine launch 3 weeks ago

How a Donegal supermarket inspired SJP’s new wine launch

By  •  Life

But the more surprising part is that the inspiration came from Supervalu in Killybegs.

The Sex and the City star has revealed that she loves stocking up on wine while …
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Donegal’s Lough Eske Castle is crowned Ulster Spa of the Year 3 weeks ago

Donegal’s Lough Eske Castle is crowned Ulster Spa of the Year

By  •  Life

There are great celebrations at Lough Eske Castle this week after the CARA Organic Beauty Spa was named as Ulster’s Spa of the Year 2019.

The award was announced at the Irish …
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Interiors: Detoxing – your home will thank you for it 1 month ago

Interiors: Detoxing – your home will thank you for it

By  •  Interiors

I love the month of September. In many ways, it’s a cleansing month, just like January. Kids are back to school and college, and our life falls into a comfortable …
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Roz Purcell is organising a hike in an amazing Donegal spot this month 1 month ago

Roz Purcell is organising a hike in an amazing Donegal spot this month

By  •  Life

Roz Purcell is Donegal-bound this month to lead an exciting group hike at Sliabh Liag.

The popular lifestyle influencer is bringing her ‘Hike Life’ events to the north west on …
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Interiors: Five easy ways to cosy up your home 2 months ago

Interiors: Five easy ways to cosy up your home

By  •  Interiors

The obvious one.

Have your chimney cleaned, and light your fire or stove.

As improved building regulations and insulation in contemporary homes continue to negate the need to have …
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Interiors: Getting brave with colour to bring joy to a home 2 months ago

Interiors: Getting brave with colour to bring joy to a home

By  •  Interiors

I honestly can’t believe that summer is almost over. We had day after day of dry, lovely weather and now constant rain and cooler temperatures have become our norm.

There …
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33 million people caught the buzz of #LoveDonegal Day 2 months ago

33 million people caught the buzz of #LoveDonegal Day

Twitter was abuzz with all things Donegal on Wednesday 14th of August as the #LoveDonegal day campaign reached worldwide audiences.

People from home and abroad embraced the trend and flooded …
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Donegal couples supporting each other through infertility journeys 2 months ago

Donegal couples supporting each other through infertility journeys

By  •  Life

A new online community has become a place of shared support for Donegal couples experiencing infertility, IVF or miscarriage.

Fertility is a sensitive topic for many people and is not …
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Anna Gallagher sets great goals as Miss Letterkenny 2019 2 months ago

Anna Gallagher sets great goals as Miss Letterkenny 2019

By  •  Life

Letterkenny Gaels stalwart Anna Gallagher has never done anything like a pageant before, but she’s starting to enjoy this way of life.

As Miss Letterkenny, Anna will be representing her …
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Donegal woman’s pup chasing the Nose of Tralee title 2 months ago

Donegal woman’s pup chasing the Nose of Tralee title

By  •  Life

A lovable pup from Malin Town is competing ‘fur’ the top prize in this year’s Nose of Tralee contest.

Murphy, a one year old Jack Russell cross, was chosen as …
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Stunning sunflower field is a blooming great day out 2 months ago

Stunning sunflower field is a blooming great day out

By  •  Life

A field of radiant flowers is in full bloom in Ardstraw, Co Tyrone this month.

The bright yellow sea has become quite the attraction for young and old travelling …
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‘I want to make the most of this whole year as Miss Donegal’ 2 months ago

‘I want to make the most of this whole year as Miss Donegal’

By  •  Life

Holly Mc Crea applied for the Miss Donegal role just one hour before the application deadline.

And she can thank her lucky stars that she did it in time!

The …
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Dearbhla Walsh shines in Miss Universe Ireland final 2 months ago

Dearbhla Walsh shines in Miss Universe Ireland final

By  •  Life

The Kerrykeel woman missed out on winning the 2019 crown during the glamorous final show. However, she had already won many supporters in her pageant campaign this summer.

Dearbhla, aged …
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College Corner: Thoughts every grad has after college 3 months ago

College Corner: Thoughts every grad has after college

By  •  Life

It’s still hard to believe that I’m graduating with a 2:1 degree. 

Life after college is different from what I had expected. 

I envisioned myself to be like Elle Woods, …
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Dearbhla builds on Miss Universe Donegal role to inspire women in construction 3 months ago

Dearbhla builds on Miss Universe Donegal role to inspire women in construction

By  •  Life

Kerrykeel woman Dearbhla Walsh has gained a new platform to inspire after being selected as a Top 30 finalist in Miss Universe Ireland 2019.

As the only Donegal representative in …
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Donegal beauty queen making waves at Miami Swim Week 3 months ago

Donegal beauty queen making waves at Miami Swim Week

By  •  Life

Grainne Gallanagh is set to be the first Irish model to feature in Miami Swim Week when she takes to the catwalk today.

The Buncrana woman is in sunny Florida …
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Valerie Moody gives a voice to people with M.E. 3 months ago

Valerie Moody gives a voice to people with M.E.

By  •  Life

Valerie Moody from St Johnston is bedridden with severe M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), but she dedicates herself to raising awareness of the disease and campaigning for local …
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All round to Gall Mc’s! 3 months ago

All round to Gall Mc’s!

‘Live your best life’ is the motto that local couple Paddy and Shelley share with their customers at Gall Mc’s.

As the owners of the Hatter Tea Room and Express, …
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Inspirational teacher and her dog embarking on 145km walk for Alzheimer’s 4 months ago

Inspirational teacher and her dog embarking on 145km walk for Alzheimer’s

By  •  Life

Donegal teacher Elaine McConnell has been inspired by her late uncle to take on a mighty adventure this week with her beloved pooch Lucy.

St. Johnston’s Elaine McConnell will be pushing …
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Interiors: How to keep your cool in bed tonight 4 months ago

Interiors: How to keep your cool in bed tonight

By  •  Interiors

Here are my simple tips to help cool you down, and get a good night’s rest.

Your body temperature needs to drop slightly before you fall asleep, which is why …
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Businesswoman Ramona Nicholas puts celebrity mansion on the market 4 months ago

Businesswoman Ramona Nicholas puts celebrity mansion on the market

By  •  Life

Dragon’s Den investor Ramona Nicholas has put her stunning Bundoran home up for sale.

The five-bed property is a beach-lovers’ dream, as it boasts panoramic views of Tullan Strand.

At …
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It’s time to live in the here and now! 4 months ago

It’s time to live in the here and now!

By  •  Health, Life

Have you ever found yourself getting drawn into work and not realising how much time has gone by?

Have you ever went on your phone to check Facebook or Instagram …
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Isabella adds glamour to farming at Bellaville 4 months ago

Isabella adds glamour to farming at Bellaville

By  •  Life

A bright pink van and neon pink hair makes Isabella Ward stand out from the crowd in the local farming scene.

The Scottish native is loving life in Gortahork, where …
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We all need a little Afternoon Indulgence sometimes! 4 months ago

We all need a little Afternoon Indulgence sometimes!

Visit our Facebook giveaway here to win this Afternoon Indulgence experience for two!

Driving up to Lough Eske Castle feels like you’re entering another world. And it definitely did …
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Annemarie Ní Churreáin to focus on women’s stories as new Maynooth Writer-in-Residence 4 months ago

Annemarie Ní Churreáin to focus on women’s stories as new Maynooth Writer-in-Residence

By  •  Life

Donegal poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin has been announced as the new Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth University Department of English.

Ní Churreáin, who is originally from Doire Chonaire outside Falcarragh, is one …
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It’s ‘Mission: Possible’ for Paul Gallen in big-screen debut 4 months ago

It’s ‘Mission: Possible’ for Paul Gallen in big-screen debut

By  •  Life, News

The 22-year-old from Termon played the lead role as a secret agent in the thrilling film, which was premiered in Century Cinemas yesterday. In the drama, Paul had a huge …
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Chance meeting leads Donegal woman to discover new spirituality 4 months ago

Chance meeting leads Donegal woman to discover new spirituality

By  •  Life

Two years ago, Bundoran woman Ann Keenaghan was on a flight to China when she got chatting to a man who was seated beside her. 

It turned out that the man, …
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Interiors: So, are you all set for Christmas? 4 months ago

Interiors: So, are you all set for Christmas?

By  •  Interiors

So, are you all set for Christmas?

I know that it’s only early June, and no, I haven’t lost my sanity!

However if you are building a new home, or …
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‘I consider myself very lucky’ – Donegal Rose Chloe Kennedy 4 months ago

‘I consider myself very lucky’ – Donegal Rose Chloe Kennedy

By  •  Life

Donegal Town student Chloe Kennedy has a very exciting summer ahead after being crowned the Donegal Rose of 2019.

And she has double the honour this time because she will …
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From Vogue to Vikings, Karen’s career reaches new heights 5 months ago

From Vogue to Vikings, Karen’s career reaches new heights

At 6ft 2, Killybegs woman Karen Connell (32) once thought her height would hold back her dream of being an actress.

And it did at first.

Karen told …
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Interiors: Small space style done right with Anne Tuohy 5 months ago

Interiors: Small space style done right with Anne Tuohy

By  •  Interiors

Just because you live in a small space, doesn’t mean you can’t have style, and good functional design.

In fact, in a small space, function becomes the core component of …
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‘It is time for Donegal food, venues and producers to shine’ 5 months ago

‘It is time for Donegal food, venues and producers to shine’

By  •  Life

What a year it has been for the team at Donegal Food Tours, who have been travelling and tasting their way around the county, showcasing the best restaurants, bars, hidden …
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College Corner: The surprising things you learn at university 5 months ago

College Corner: The surprising things you learn at university

By  •  Life

College is finished!

What an incredible three years it has been. Dublin City University was the place where I guess you could say, helped shape me become the woman …
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Interiors: Ten cheap and easy ways to refresh a room 5 months ago

Interiors: Ten cheap and easy ways to refresh a room

By  •  Interiors

Are you feeling a bit ‘meh’ about your home these days? Some very simple updates could be all you need to brighten things up – and you can do them …
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Aldi’s Gin festival is back for all gin lovers out there! 5 months ago

Aldi’s Gin festival is back for all gin lovers out there!

By  •  Life

Aldi’s Gin event is back by popular demand and is better than ever. The event is launching on the 26th of May in 137 stores worldwide and just in time …
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Interiors: How to set up your bedroom for a good night’s sleep 5 months ago

Interiors: How to set up your bedroom for a good night’s sleep

By  •  Interiors

I recently changed the colour scheme in my bedroom to soft tones of grey.

I painted the walls a lovely colour called Innox, from the Little Greene Paint Company, and …
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Ever dreamt of being the Donegal Rose? Now’s your chance 5 months ago

Ever dreamt of being the Donegal Rose? Now’s your chance

By  •  Life

Would you, or someone you know, like to represent Donegal in this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival?

If so, get your application in quick, because the closing date for …
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Prince Harry and Meghan introduce new baby boy to the world 5 months ago

Prince Harry and Meghan introduce new baby boy to the world

By  •  Life

“I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy,” Meghan Markle said today as she and Prince Harry introduced their new arrival to the world.

The royal …
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Interiors: The Room Junkie Story… so far! 5 months ago

Interiors: The Room Junkie Story… so far!

You all know Room Junkie as a brand and a concept, so I thought that I would share my story with you, and introduce you to the person behind the …
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Special art project launched for local families who have lost a baby 6 months ago

Special art project launched for local families who have lost a baby

By  •  Life

The Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is organising a Snowdrop Art Workshop for families who have lost a baby before, or shortly after birth.

In collaboration with …
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Donegal is an Instagrammer’s heaven. Fact. 6 months ago

Donegal is an Instagrammer’s heaven. Fact.

If you love Instagram, odds are that you love sharing snaps of beautiful Donegal too.

Now, the rest of the world is waking up to its Insta potential.

Donegal has …
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Eco-action with Joanne: Putting permaculture first 6 months ago

Eco-action with Joanne: Putting permaculture first

By  •  Life

So, what exactly is Permaculture?

This coming May 25th and 26th, OURganic Gardens in Gortahork is hosting a two-day introduction to permaculture with Earthcare facilitators Hannah Mole and regenerative …
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Could you be Miss Donegal 2019? 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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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