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Tara’s awesome American pursuit of happiness 6 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 6 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 6 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? 6 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 6 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 6 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… 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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! 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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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Love the Happy Pear? You’re in luck! 10 months ago

Love the Happy Pear? You’re in luck!

By  •  Life

Foodie fans will be flocking to Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top Letterkenny this Wednesday for an exclusive event with The Happy Pear.

Irish twin brothers, David and Stephen Flynn, otherwise known …
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Recipe: Spice it up with Butternut Squash Soup 10 months ago

Recipe: Spice it up with Butternut Squash Soup

By  •  Life

We’ll all have an extra hour to play with when the clocks go back tonight, so why not use it to do some healthy food prep?

This week we have a …
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Recipe: Break out the old bananas for this Donegal-inspired loaf 10 months ago

Recipe: Break out the old bananas for this Donegal-inspired loaf

By  •  Life

As the Great British Bake Off heats up on C4, many people have been inspired to spend time in the kitchen baking their own creations.

If you’ve got the baking …
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Love gardening? Here’s an autumnal gathering for you 10 months ago

Love gardening? Here’s an autumnal gathering for you

By  •  Life

Donegal Community Garden Network are delighted to announce Irish Seedsavers will be joining them at their Autumn Gathering this coming Saturday 20th October

The event takes place at Garradh Cholmcille …
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Marie and Méabh’s coffee morning better late than never! 10 months ago

Marie and Méabh’s coffee morning better late than never!

By  •  Life

The annual Donegal Hospice coffee morning came and went on Sept 20th. But that didn’t stop colleagues in IDA and Enterprise Ireland from doing something for this great cause when they …
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Donegal’s Girl Guides explore the animal kingdom 11 months ago

Donegal’s Girl Guides explore the animal kingdom

By  •  Life

Solo the Samoyed Husky and Kathleen Murray from the Donegal SPCA met the Letterkenny Brownies this week to help them work towards their Irish Girl Guides Pet Care Badge. 

The …
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Fascinating exhibition on Donegal women’s lives on display in museum 11 months ago

Fascinating exhibition on Donegal women’s lives on display in museum

By  •  Life

Did you know that in the nineteenth century single women left Ireland in equal numbers to men? These women were instrumental in sending money back to support the family at …
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Sinead sings a positive tune for young people’s mental health 11 months ago

Sinead sings a positive tune for young people’s mental health

By  •  Life

‘Voices of Hope’ will see Sinead and seven young acts taking to the stage to raise money for the Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre Children’s & Adolescent Counselling Services.

The 26-year-old …
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How Niamh preserves the voice of our people and history 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 12 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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