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Niamh Shields from Glen is a Media and English student in Dublin City University. She is the editor of online magazine HerCampus and a Donegal Woman columnist. Here, she shares advice on college experiences and life away from home.

Study Corner: Sunshine out, Leaving Certificates in, always the case! 8 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 8 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’ 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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‘ 9 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 9 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?’ 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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! 10 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! 10 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 10 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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Woman’s Words: The Tilby Twins, Part 2 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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? 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 12 months 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? 12 months 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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Football hero’s hospital visit is a wish come true for Mikaela Breen 12 months ago

Football hero’s hospital visit is a wish come true for Mikaela Breen

By  •  Life

Mikaela Breen enjoyed an unforgettable moment today when Liverpool’s Adam Lallana came to meet her as she recovers from life-changing surgery.

Eight-year-old Mikaela, from Convoy, was diagnosed with spina bifida …
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Redheads rejoice as they finally get an emoji 12 months ago

Redheads rejoice as they finally get an emoji

By  •  Life

Years of campaigning have led to the momentous moment that redheads discovered they’re getting an emoji.

This week it was announced that 12 new redhead emojis are being launched for …
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The secret to a wonderful winter warmer at Lough Eske Castle 12 months ago

The secret to a wonderful winter warmer at Lough Eske Castle

By  •  Life

Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa outside Donegal Town have a wonderful Winter Warmer package this season. The Winter Warmer at Spa Solís, running until March 8th, is …
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Jennifer’s dream to change a life, just as a special dog changed hers 12 months ago

Jennifer’s dream to change a life, just as a special dog changed hers

By  •  Life

Guide dog O.J. was a true ‘life changer’ for Buncrana woman Jennifer Doherty, who is blind from birth.

O.J. sadly passed away last summer after almost a decade with Jennifer …
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Readers’ Choice: Where is Donegal’s best afternoon tea? 1 year ago

Readers’ Choice: Where is Donegal’s best afternoon tea?

By  •  Life

Donegal people have their pick of places to go for a delightful afternoon tea party these days: from cute cafes to top-class hotels, there is a great variety of venues …
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Sharon Thompson ‘blown away’ by early reviews of debut novel 1 year ago

Sharon Thompson ‘blown away’ by early reviews of debut novel

By  •  Life

It’s not long now until my novel The Abandoned launches into the world, so I thought I’d pop up a few details of where people can link in with me and get …
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Team Coleman welcome baby No. 2! 1 year ago

Team Coleman welcome baby No. 2!

By  •  Life

Ireland captain and Everton star Seamus Coleman couldn’t wait long to tell everyone that his wife Rachel has given birth to a beautiful baby girl this week.

The couple welcomed their …
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Care to adopt a ‘cool’ cat for good luck? 1 year ago

Care to adopt a ‘cool’ cat for good luck?

By  •  Life

It’s Adopt a Lucky Black Cat week at Animals In Need Donegal (AIN) in an attempt to find forever homes for the black cats currently in their care.

AIN has …
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An event just for ginthusiasts is coming this April 1 year ago

An event just for ginthusiasts is coming this April

By  •  Life

Gin Experience Dublin is an exhibition all about the best botanicals. The best gin producers from Ireland and across the globe are bringing their creations to The Printworks at Dublin Castle …
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Young woman’s dying note makes the world realise the beauty of life 1 year ago

Young woman’s dying note makes the world realise the beauty of life

By  •  Life

The entire world is taking note of the last words of Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old Australian woman who passed away on January 4th.

Holly decided to share some life advice …
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The Orchard Inn presents a fabulous festive girls’ night out offer 1 year ago

The Orchard Inn presents a fabulous festive girls’ night out offer

By  •  Life

It’s been tough getting back to work mode after all the Christmas celebrations, and we feel like a weekend treat is in order.

The Old Orchard Inn Letterkenny are marking …
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College Corner: New Year’s resolutions for students 1 year ago

College Corner: New Year’s resolutions for students

By  •  Life

Here are a few of my College Resolutions, can you relate?

  • Get Organised:

Yes, we all are guilty of not being organised and stressing with assignment …
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Woman’s Words: Ordinary Arthur goes viral 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: Ordinary Arthur goes viral

By  •  Life

This week on Woman’s Words, Moville writer Sharon Thompson gives us another instalment in the story of Arthur.

Arthur is 68-year-old gentleman who is looking for love and life again, …
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College Corner: A case for a sober night out 1 year ago

College Corner: A case for a sober night out

By  •  Life

It can be argued that some students our age believe that to have the best night out, alcohol is a necessity, but not always!  

Here are the benefits and …
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Readers’ Choice: Donegal’s 6 best cocktail bars 1 year ago

Readers’ Choice: Donegal’s 6 best cocktail bars

By  •  Life

Tis the season for parties and get-togethers. Donegal has its fair share of great pubs and wine bars – but cocktail menus are sometimes hit and miss.

We wanted to …
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College Corner: How to keep busy over the holidays 1 year ago

College Corner: How to keep busy over the holidays

By  •  Life

Hi all, apologies it has been a while since I have written a post. November and early December is very college student’s nightmare with endless assignments, exams and presentations.  But …
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Here’s a nice new app to chart the popularity of your name 1 year ago

Here’s a nice new app to chart the popularity of your name

By  •  Life

Whether your name is common or unusual (or so you may think), there is a fun new app launched today to search through all Irish baby names over the past …
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Woman’s Words: Eight great Christmas reads 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: Eight great Christmas reads

By  •  Life

Instead of sitting bored over the festive season or flicking through the TV why not switch off and explore some quiet reading material? To get us all Christmasy I thought …
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Alternative ways to turn your home into a winter wonderland 1 year ago

Alternative ways to turn your home into a winter wonderland

By  •  Interiors

Decorating your home for Christmas is the ultimate way to kick start your festive cheer, but it can be a bit daunting or overwhelming to know where to start. Here …
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Memorable artwork of Donegal artist goes on exhibition 1 year ago

Memorable artwork of Donegal artist goes on exhibition

By  •  Life

A new exhibition by Letterkenny artist Fiona Higgins casts a new light on the magnificent scenery of Co Donegal.

In her series of paintings, the Batik artist evokes …
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Readers’ Choice: Got a great cocktail spot to recommend? 1 year ago

Readers’ Choice: Got a great cocktail spot to recommend?

By  •  Life

Christmas party season is upon us, and everyone is looking for a great place to celebrate the season. Festive parties usually call for bubbles and cool cocktails, so we want …
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