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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.

Interiors: Keeping calm in a small space 10 hours 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 days 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 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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! 3 weeks 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? 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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A first healthy Christmas for bundle of joy Odhrán 4 months ago

A first healthy Christmas for bundle of joy Odhrán

By  •  Life

A Donegal baby will be celebrating his first Christmas in full health thanks to the ‘amazing’ medics who saved his life this summer.

Odhrán Johnston from Carndonagh had a difficult …
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Let Yes Chef do the cooking this Christmas 4 months ago

Let Yes Chef do the cooking this Christmas

Yes Chef Catering, well-known caterers throughout the north west and official caterers to the Donegal GAA, are giving you the ultimate gift this festive season.

A hassle free Christmas!

CHRISTMAS …
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Recipe: This Prosecco wreath cake is perfect for party season 5 months ago

Recipe: This Prosecco wreath cake is perfect for party season

‘Tis the season for Christmas baking, and if you want to take a step up from mince pies then a show-stopping cake is the way to impress.

We got our …
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Donegal’s Ceol le Chéile choir celebrates Age Friendly Award win 5 months ago

Donegal’s Ceol le Chéile choir celebrates Age Friendly Award win

By  •  Life

The ‘Ceol le Chéile’ Donegal Intergenerational Choir was flying the flag for Donegal at the National Age Friendly Awards yesterday at Croke Park.

The choir scooped the ‘Age Friendly Active …
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Author Margaret Gordon taking the children’s book world by ‘storm’! 5 months ago

Author Margaret Gordon taking the children’s book world by ‘storm’!

By  •  Life

Donegal woman Margaret Gordon has launched her highly-anticipated second children’s book, The Storm

The Storm, which is out this week, follows Margaret’s debut short story called The Fairies of Drumboe …
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Donegal teacher turns to wellness after breast cancer 6 months ago

Donegal teacher turns to wellness after breast cancer

By  •  Life

An Inishowen schoolteacher’s life has taken an unexpected turn after experiencing cancer.

Six years ago, Sharon Doherty from Quigley’s Point was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer.

But she decided …
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At 71, Anne proudly graduates in the class of 2019! 6 months ago

At 71, Anne proudly graduates in the class of 2019!

By  •  Life

A Retired Teacher and Lecturer will be among almost 800 students who will graduate from North West Regional College (NWRC) with a Higher Education qualification this year.

Anne Loveday, aged …
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A heavenly escape to the Seascape Spa 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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