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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.

College Corner: The surprising things you learn at university 1 year 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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 1 year 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. 1 year 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 1 year 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? 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Margaret Gordon’s magical fairy tale flies off the shelves 1 year ago

Margaret Gordon’s magical fairy tale flies off the shelves

By  •  Life

Donegal woman Margaret Gordon is celebrating the launch of her new short story book – The Fairies of Drumboe Woods.

Inspired by folklore and her local area, the story is …
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Giving back after a life-saving heart transplant 1 year ago

Giving back after a life-saving heart transplant

By  •  Life

Organ Donor Awareness Week 2019 began with a park run for Clíona Marley.

The 45-year-old mum of three was given the gift of life almost 5 years ago when …
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Interiors: Anne’s inspiration for perfect panelling 1 year ago

Interiors: Anne’s inspiration for perfect panelling

By  •  Interiors

I absolutely love panelling. After paint, panelling is one of the most transformational improvements you can make to your home. It is also a relatively inexpensive thing to do, and …
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Donegal soars to top list of world’s most scenic airports 1 year ago

Donegal soars to top list of world’s most scenic airports

The folks at Donegal Airport are on a high after scooping the award of the World’s Most Scenic Airport for 2019.

PrivateFly has today announced that the coastal runway at …
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Mother’s Day: 10 great places to treat mammy 1 year ago

Mother’s Day: 10 great places to treat mammy

By  •  Life

Mother’s Day is coming up soon and we’ve got our thinking caps on for the best restaurants and cafes to take her for a treat.

Sunday 31st March will be …
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Anne Tuohy hosting special interiors secrets masterclass in aid of Conall Shiels 1 year ago

Anne Tuohy hosting special interiors secrets masterclass in aid of Conall Shiels

By  •  Interiors

High 5 for Conall!

I will be hosting the most special Masterclass for the most special little boy on April 7th in Letterkenny.

Conall Shiels was born with hydrocephalus, a …
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Eco-action with Joanne: Why water workshops could do the world of good 1 year ago

Eco-action with Joanne: Why water workshops could do the world of good

By  •  Life

Water, it’s a big issue, there’s no getting around it and it’s not going anywhere…  the issue that is!

Looking at the current weather, it may hard now to …
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Interiors: The one thing you’re doing wrong with artwork 1 year ago

Interiors: The one thing you’re doing wrong with artwork

By  •  Interiors

I have to confess to having an absolute obsession with art.

For me this is what really dresses your walls and shows off your unique personality. I hang lots and …
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Retreating to the Shandon for rest, relaxation and a self-care reset 1 year ago

Retreating to the Shandon for rest, relaxation and a self-care reset

Every person spends about two minutes brushing our teeth every morning and night. We wouldn’t leave the house without doing it, because we know that dental health is important.

But …
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Recipe: Donegal chef reveals her ‘hot and sweet’ pancake tribute to Canada 1 year ago

Recipe: Donegal chef reveals her ‘hot and sweet’ pancake tribute to Canada

By  •  Life

Bundoran chef and food author Finn Ní Fhaolain has the perfect solution for those on a gluten-free diet this Pancake Tuesday. And there’s no need to compromise.

Pancake Tuesday, for many, is a …
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Tara’s awesome American pursuit of happiness 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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? 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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… 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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! 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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