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How Niamh preserves the voice of our people and history 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 months ago

Woman’s Words: College Girls by Caitriona Coyle

By  •  Life

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 7 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 7 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! 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 9 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! 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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! 10 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 10 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 10 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! 10 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 10 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’ 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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‘ 11 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 11 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?’ 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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! 12 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! 1 year 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 1 year 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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Woman’s Words: The Tilby Twins, Part 2 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: The Tilby Twins, Part 2

By  •  Life

We’re back in 1940s Ireland this week with our Sunday fiction series. Fourteen year old Minnie, a mute, had a horrible accident in part one, but it looks like the …
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Women in Ireland: How many of us there are, and more important numbers 1 year ago

Women in Ireland: How many of us there are, and more important numbers

By  •  Life

The CSO has found that there are more women than men in the country – 97.8 males for every 100 females. Women are better educated, married younger and live longer than …
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Treat your mum for free this Mother’s Day at Radisson Blu Letterkenny 1 year ago

Treat your mum for free this Mother’s Day at Radisson Blu Letterkenny

By  •  Life

Treat your mum to a delicious 5-course Mother’s Day Lunch in the 4* Radisson Blu Letterkenny on Sunday 11th March from 12.30-3pm. Book a table of 4 adults or more …
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Woman’s Words: The Tilby Twins 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: The Tilby Twins

By  •  Life

This week in our fiction series, we’re stepping back in time to 1940s Ireland to meet a fourteen-year-old girl called Minnie.

So get cosy, grab a cuppa and discover Minnie’s story:


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Home Interiors: How to choose a nursery decor theme 1 year ago

Home Interiors: How to choose a nursery decor theme

Our latest Design Blog is all about those precious little people in our lives… babies!!

It can be so exciting to begin to plan a nursery scheme, especially for …
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You have to see inside this one-of-a-kind hotel opened by a Donegal family 1 year ago

You have to see inside this one-of-a-kind hotel opened by a Donegal family

By  •  Life

Hats off to the McGill family from Glenties, who have just opened Europe’s first sustainable hotel in the heart of Dublin.

The 4* Iveagh Garden Hotel, on the ever-exciting Harcourt …
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Woman’s Words: What are we giving up for Lent? 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: What are we giving up for Lent?

By  •  Life

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

This short story is a great Sunday read for anyone struggling with their Lenten promises. Hetty …
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College Corner: Tips for tackling homesickness 1 year ago

College Corner: Tips for tackling homesickness

By  •  Life

I can recall my first night in college so clearly, I was a new first year excited to start her new life, her new Dublin world as an independent woman. …
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Wellness guru connects school programme to unique new app 1 year ago

Wellness guru connects school programme to unique new app

Aoibheann Gallen, from Ballylast, is the founder of ReNew – a mindfulness, relaxation and life skills programme for young people and adults. Aoibheann is based in Stranorlar and has been …
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Looks vs Personality: One bar is putting blind dating to the ultimate test 1 year ago

Looks vs Personality: One bar is putting blind dating to the ultimate test

By  •  Life

Warehouse Bar + Kitchen in Letterkenny are giving single people the chance to find a date just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Tonight is the night of ‘Blind Fate – …
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Revealed: How much Valentine’s 2018 will hurt the average wallet 1 year ago

Revealed: How much Valentine’s 2018 will hurt the average wallet

By  •  Life

A recent survey estimates that lovebirds around Ireland will be spending up to €200 million on their Valentine’s this year. Good news for restaurants and card shops, no doubt!

Irish …
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COMPETITION: Win a candlelit dinner for two at Radisson Blu 1 year ago

COMPETITION: Win a candlelit dinner for two at Radisson Blu

By  •  Life

Valentine’s at the 4* Radisson Blu, Letterkenny is set to be a romantic and fun event with two fabulous nights to celebrate the occasion.

With AA Rosette award winning food …
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Winner Reveal: Have you won a Spa Solís Winter Warmer package? 1 year ago

Winner Reveal: Have you won a Spa Solís Winter Warmer package?

By  •  Life

The five-star Lough Eske Castle outside Donegal Town have a wonderful Winter Warmer package this season running until March 8th. The spa and afternoon tea package invites guests to pamper themselves …
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