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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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Gin drinkers are sexy – so says science! 1 year ago

Gin drinkers are sexy – so says science!

By  •  Life

A study on the effects of different alcohol types has found that hard spirits like gin, vodka, whiskey and rum are associated with bringing on emotions of energy and confidence …
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Part One: How to prepare your home for Christmas 1 year ago

Part One: How to prepare your home for Christmas

By  •  Interiors

With the countdown to Christmas already begun, there seems to be a never-ending list of things to do and arrange.

If you’re anything like us here in La Maison, the …
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Readers’ Choice: Five superb Donegal spas 1 year ago

Readers’ Choice: Five superb Donegal spas

By  •  Life

The weather outside is frightful, shopping stress is kicking in and we’re all in need of a little pampering before the busy Christmas season really begins.

We wanted to find …
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The Adventures of Daddyman Part 3: Morning Sickness 1 year ago

The Adventures of Daddyman Part 3: Morning Sickness

By  •  Life

Ok daddies, some mammies-to-be get it and some don’t, but here’s the bit you need to know if you want to help and stay alive!

Your walking, loving, incubator is …
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Empowered Donegal mammies begin a new life chapter 1 year ago

Empowered Donegal mammies begin a new life chapter

Every Donegal mammy has a personal CV of incredible skills she often doesn’t realise – she is a multi-tasker, a chef, a dietitian, an accountant, a doctor, a counsellor, a …
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Woman’s Words: Speed Dating 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: Speed Dating

By  •  Life

This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Sharon first introduced us to Arthur, the 68-year-old gentleman who is looking for love and …
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The Adventures of Daddyman Part 2: Nice to see you, to see you 1 year ago

The Adventures of Daddyman Part 2: Nice to see you, to see you

By  •  Life

Today we get to say hello to baby DM. It’s our first scan and it’s a trip into the unknown for us.

We’re going to tell our families after …
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Readers’ Choice: Where is Donegal’s best spa? 1 year ago

Readers’ Choice: Where is Donegal’s best spa?

By  •  Life

As the days grow darker we are looking for small comforts and a little pampering.

Donegal has an impressive selection of spas, treatment rooms and resorts to unwind and …
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College Corner: How to maintain a long distance relationship 1 year ago

College Corner: How to maintain a long distance relationship

By  •  Life

‘Distance makes the heart grow stronger’

 

I love every single aspect of college life, that sense of freedom, making new friends, learning about the subjects I love and most …
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Events: Creativity and charity combine at La Maison 1 year ago

Events: Creativity and charity combine at La Maison

By  •  Interiors

The Interior Design Consultation Clinic by La Maison Interior Design on October 21st was a huge success and raised much-needed funds for local charity Cancer Care West.

The clinic was held in La Maison shop on …
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How McElhinneys help women find their perfect fit after surgery 1 year ago

How McElhinneys help women find their perfect fit after surgery

By  •  Life

Last week the McElhinneys Lingerie Department celebrated a special event with Majella O’Donnell for breast cancer awareness month.

Majella gave a talk charting her own breast cancer journey and the event …
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‘It’s way easier to love yourself’ – one mum’s learning curve 1 year ago

‘It’s way easier to love yourself’ – one mum’s learning curve

By  •  Life

Tasha Peters, who lives in Killybegs with her husband and children, was recently selected as a finalist to be the face of Your Clothing, one of the UK’s leading plus-size …
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Recipe: This spiced soup with Donegal ingredients is a real winter warmer 1 year ago

Recipe: This spiced soup with Donegal ingredients is a real winter warmer

By  •  Life

Donegal Rapeseed Oil have created a charity cookbook, ‘Cooking with Donegal Rapeseed Oil’, to benefit three worthwhile charities with local links.

Recipes in the book are kindly donated by Ireland’s …
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Breezy’s baking day is ‘scone’ to be great! 1 year ago

Breezy’s baking day is ‘scone’ to be great!

By  •  Life

Glenties woman Breezy Kelly is busy preparing for what looks set to be another successful International Bake Bread For Peace Day on Tuesday October 24th.

Breezy believes that the tradition …
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Tommy Bowe turns heads on a night out in Donegal 1 year ago

Tommy Bowe turns heads on a night out in Donegal

Warehouse Bar + Kitchen in Letterkenny had some very familiar faces in on Saturday, 14th October.

Rugby International Tommy Bowe and a few of his Ulster teammates popped into …
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La Maison’s interior design advice clinic to support Cancer Care Centre 1 year ago

La Maison’s interior design advice clinic to support Cancer Care Centre

By  •  Interiors

‘A bright, welcoming, accessible space’ is how the new Cancer Care West Support Centre in Letterkenny has been described.

This is exactly the brief La Maison Interior Design Letterkenny had …
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Part Two: How to quickly and easily update a room! 1 year ago

Part Two: How to quickly and easily update a room!

By  •  Interiors

In this two-part series of quick, easy room updates, La Maison are addressing the most common question they get asked during consultations with their clients.

In part one, they gave …
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College Corner: A nervous culchie’s guide to Dublin Bus 1 year ago

College Corner: A nervous culchie’s guide to Dublin Bus

By  •  Life

Hi all,Ah Dublin Buses, they are both a mixture of fear and pleasure! I remember my first few experiences, my inner Culchie just wanted to click my Penneys’ finest boots …
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A Spectacular Seascape Escape 1 year ago

A Spectacular Seascape Escape

By  •  Travel

Seascape spa, adjacent to the Silver Tassie Hotel is no doubt, a little hidden gem by way of Donegal spa breaks.

With relaxation rooms, cocoons, post-treatment sorbet and bubbles and …
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Introducing – College Corner with Niamh Shields 1 year ago

Introducing – College Corner with Niamh Shields

By  •  Life

Hello and a warm welcome to the new Donegal Woman column ‘College Corner.’

Let me introduce myself, my name is Niamh Shields, a Donegal second year English and …
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WATCH: This Donegal cafe tour will make you want to take a road trip immediately 1 year ago

WATCH: This Donegal cafe tour will make you want to take a road trip immediately

Anna Farren has ventured out to enjoy cuppas in five of the most scenic spots in Donegal, and it’s giving us plenty of road trip ideas.

9ine Hostages in Manorcunningham, …
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Woman’s Words: A Clothes Cull 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: A Clothes Cull

By  •  Life

Another week, another on-the-mark Donegal Woman’s Words. This creative series returns with another tale from Moville writer Sharon Thompson.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature for readers …
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Part One: How to quickly and easily update a room! 1 year ago

Part One: How to quickly and easily update a room!

By  •  Interiors

The most common question we get asked during consultations with our clients here in La Maison Interior Design Letterkenny, is how to update a room simply and quickly.

A feature …
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Why now is the time to dream of Christmas markets 1 year ago

Why now is the time to dream of Christmas markets

Although the summer has only drawn to a close and it appears frightfully early to even mention the word ‘Christmas’, it was this time last year that I booked flights …
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Time for Tea: Donegal’s Top 10 cutest cafes 1 year ago

Time for Tea: Donegal’s Top 10 cutest cafes

By  •  Life

Cafes and tearooms for good tea, scones and a sneaky bun have excelled of late. So much thought is put into beautiful decor and so much time goes into great …
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Safety and my car 2 years ago

Safety and my car

By  •  Motoring

As adults and parents safety is always a priority, we take necessary action and child proof our homes to avoid accidents but sometimes safety when travelling in our vehicles is …
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Top tips for updating your kitchen on a budget 2 years ago

Top tips for updating your kitchen on a budget

By  •  Interiors

If your kitchen is looking a bit tired, you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a fresh new look.

La Maison Interior Design Letterkenny would like to …
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Events: V Spa hosts very glam 10th birthday party 2 years ago

Events: V Spa hosts very glam 10th birthday party

By  •  Life

The V Spa 10th anniversary party saw 160 guests gatherng in the beautiful ballroom of the Villa Rose Hotel for an afternoon dedicated to pampering and celebrating.

The V Spa …
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Woman’s Words: A sock’s destiny 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: A sock’s destiny

By  •  Life

Moville writer Sharon Thompson this week presents another short story exploring the life of local women.

Sock struggles are a bit of a first world problem, but we’ve all had …
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Readers’ Choice: Where is the cutest cafe in Donegal? 2 years ago

Readers’ Choice: Where is the cutest cafe in Donegal?

By  •  Life

It’s time to celebrate the best places and the people who work hard to make them so special.

From excellent coffee, quirky cups and mouth-wateringly Instagram worthy cakes – we …
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There’s a lot to be proud of in this Donegal-focused Nat Geo magazine 2 years ago

There’s a lot to be proud of in this Donegal-focused Nat Geo magazine

People in the tourism, activities and culture sector can take a lot of pride in Donegal ‘The Coolest Place on the Planet’ featuring heavily in the September edition of influential …
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How La Maison refreshed Restaurant Sage 2 years ago

How La Maison refreshed Restaurant Sage

By  •  Interiors

The La Maison Interior Design team have just completed a stunning commercial interior design refurbishment of Restaurant Sage on the Port Rd in Letterkenny. Sage has been under the stewardship …
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Woman’s Words: Life is good 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Life is good

By  •  Life

The Donegal Woman’s Words creative series returns with another tale from Moville writer Sharon Thompson. This week we are joining two ladies in the yoga studio!

Life is Good

‘Yoga …
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What Mary from Dungloe means to me – with Donegal Mary, Niamh Gavigan 2 years ago

What Mary from Dungloe means to me – with Donegal Mary, Niamh Gavigan

By  •  Life

Each ‘Mary’ will be introducing themselves on Donegal Woman and sharing their story ahead of the 2017 Mary from Dungloe Crowning Cabaret. This special anniversary event will be live broadcast …
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Can you believe this dazzling beach photo is from Donegal? 2 years ago

Can you believe this dazzling beach photo is from Donegal?

Local photographer Kate Slevin shared this beautiful aerial shot of the Silver Strand Beach in July which had us lusting for more sunshine to brighten up the county.

Kate’s amazing capture of …
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What Mary from Dungloe means to me – with Sligo Mary, Kate Healy 2 years ago

What Mary from Dungloe means to me – with Sligo Mary, Kate Healy

By  •  Life

Each ‘Mary’ will be introducing themselves on Donegal Woman and sharing their story ahead of the 2017 Mary from Dungloe Crowning Cabaret. This special anniversary event will be live broadcast …
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What Mary from Dungloe means to me – with Bayonne Mary, Christina Gill 2 years ago

What Mary from Dungloe means to me – with Bayonne Mary, Christina Gill

By  •  Life

Each ‘Mary’ will be introducing themselves here and sharing their story ahead of the 2017 Mary from Dungloe Crowning Cabaret. This special anniversary event will be live broadcast for the …
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Events: Horsing around at the Stübben open day 2 years ago

Events: Horsing around at the Stübben open day

By  •  Life

Drew Blaney opened her private stables on Monday, 31st July, for her and her daughter Jacque to welcome everyone to the successful Stübben showcase, animal awareness and fundraising day.

Demonstrators set …
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What Mary from Dungloe means to me – with Meath Mary, Aisling Ni Aoidh 2 years ago

What Mary from Dungloe means to me – with Meath Mary, Aisling Ni Aoidh

By  •  Life

Each ‘Mary’ will be introducing themselves on Donegal Woman and sharing their story ahead of the 2017 Mary from Dungloe Crowning Cabaret. This special anniversary event will be live broadcast …
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