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Coffee with a View: Our favourite mobile cafes in Donegal 2 years ago

Coffee with a View: Our favourite mobile cafes in Donegal

By  •  Life

When we’re out and about exploring Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way there is usually a need for a pit-stop for coffee. Thankfully there has been a burst of cute mobile cafes …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: Travelling on a student budget 2 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: Travelling on a student budget

By  •  Life

Sarah Allan is a 21-year-old student of languages at NUI Galway. Last year she left her Donegal home to improve her languages on the continent through au pairing and Erasmus. …
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Anne’s amazing plans to show that bald is beautiful 2 years ago

Anne’s amazing plans to show that bald is beautiful

By  •  Life

Anne Harkin is a local woman who has adopted a new nickname for a new project – MsAmazebald. She has been living with alopecia for more than 20 years, and …
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Home inspiration from Donegal’s top interior influencers 2 years ago

Home inspiration from Donegal’s top interior influencers

By  •  Life

Anne Blake and Claire Mc Donough from La Maison are recognised as two of the top Interior Designers in the North West. We specialise in Residential, Holiday Homes and Commercial …
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A little piece of heaven at Murder Hole Beach 2 years ago

A little piece of heaven at Murder Hole Beach

By  •  Life

Wild Atlantic Way wandering brought me on an adventure to Murder Hole Beach, just 10 minutes from Downings.

Having seen multiple photos and articles featuring Murder Hole Beach over the …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: Setting up a new life in Sydney 2 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: Setting up a new life in Sydney

By  •  Life

Shauna Scanlon is a 25-year-old English teacher from Ballybofey. She has spent the last three years working in Glasgow, Scotland but has recently emigrated to Australia. Here, Shauna shares …
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Making the trip to Malin Head 2 years ago

Making the trip to Malin Head

By  •  Life

When choosing a day trip in Donegal, I’ve recently tried my best to travel roads I’ve never before taken. It’s sometimes hard to believe that over my 27 years, there …
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Tell me why I don’t like Wednesday – How to survive ‘Hump Day’ 2 years ago

Tell me why I don’t like Wednesday – How to survive ‘Hump Day’

By  •  Life

It seems a lot of people find Wednesday the most difficult day of the week. I always thought it would be Monday but after talking to friends I was surprised …
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Leaving Donegal for the other side of the world 2 years ago

Leaving Donegal for the other side of the world

By  •  Life

Shauna Scanlon is a 25-year-old English teacher from Ballybofey. She has spent the last three years working in Glasgow, Scotland but has recently emigrated to Australia. Here, Shauna shares her …
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Donegal couple open up about stillbirth in emotional film 2 years ago

Donegal couple open up about stillbirth in emotional film

By  •  Life

Saol Gearr – Short Lives is a documentary about the journey of parents and families through stillbirth and the work of the charity Féileacáin.

Charlotte and Bernard McCauley’s baby girl …
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Why our wedding was a special celebration of life 2 years ago

Why our wedding was a special celebration of life

By  •  Life

Patrick Eustace, 31, married Letterkenny woman Aine Doherty in a beautiful wedding in Dubrovnik in Croatia last July. This day was a celebration of love and life as the couple …
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Exclusive: I didn’t find love on First Dates, but I found a brand new life 2 years ago

Exclusive: I didn’t find love on First Dates, but I found a brand new life

By  •  Life

Buncrana native Joanne Cullen was paired with talkative Dubliner Max in last weeks’ show and conversation flowed easily over dinner. The pair seemed to hit it off and decided to …
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How you can deal with difficult work colleagues 2 years ago

How you can deal with difficult work colleagues

By  •  Life

It’s great when we get on with the people we work. It makes the job that bit easier. Unfortunately we can work with people that we don’t always see eye …
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Sunny days on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way 2 years ago

Sunny days on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way

By  •  Life

Last year my friend Katie was visiting from down the country on one unexpectedly gorgeous day. I decided to take her on a round county trip (or as much as …
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Will mindfulness work for you at work? 2 years ago

Will mindfulness work for you at work?

By  •  Life

‘At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh 

Work can be challenging. It does not matter whether you love, like …
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Festival Season will soon be upon us 2 years ago

Festival Season will soon be upon us

By  •  Life

A focus on 2fm this week has been on festivals, which made me feel it be only right to introduce you (by way of a video link here) to a …
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Dubai – An exploration further afield 2 years ago

Dubai – An exploration further afield

By  •  Life

During my midterm break, I explored the sensational Dubai. With only a flying visit of 4 nights in total, arriving late on my first night there, I had to really …
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Events: Donegal Person of the Year 2016 Gala Ball 2 years ago

Events: Donegal Person of the Year 2016 Gala Ball

By  •  Life

Stephen was joined by his family, friends and many people from Ardara and Glenties and the surrounding areas. It was lovely that both Stephen’s children Steven and Gemma could fly …
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Sweetness and style at the Cup Cake Fantasy charity fashion show 2 years ago

Sweetness and style at the Cup Cake Fantasy charity fashion show

By  •  Life

More than 300 guests enjoyed evening tea while admiring the latest SS17 collections from Topher Lily, McElhinneys, Zuba, Magee of Donegal, Stella Boutique, The Irish House, Get That Trend, Peters …
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The beautiful reward we get from helping others 2 years ago

The beautiful reward we get from helping others

By  •  Life

The Look Good Feel Better programme is a volunteering opportunity for people in the beauty industry and a chance for women to get support to deal with the visible side …
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“Nothing is normal after the death of a child” 2 years ago

“Nothing is normal after the death of a child”

By  •  Life

The monthly meeting will take place on Thursday 9th of March from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

The meeting offers parents a safe …
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Taking some Thyme Out in Letterkenny 2 years ago

Taking some Thyme Out in Letterkenny

By  •  Life

For all things cute and floral, I escaped to the Thyme Out cafe and tea rooms adjacent to Alcorn’s Garden Centre, Letterkenny.

At the beginning of Lent, it seems almost …
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Donegal Farmer’s Wife Jade shines a light on miscarriage 2 years ago

Donegal Farmer’s Wife Jade shines a light on miscarriage

By  •  Life

Buncrana woman Jade Doherty has set up a blog called The Farmers Wife to chronicle her move from town life to rural pastures.

The 31-year-old mum, her husband Gavin, and …
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Cup Cakes from the Castle 2 years ago

Cup Cakes from the Castle

By  •  Life

Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel are preparing for an event that has become a strong highlight on the calendar of fashion and food lovers.

The annual Cup Cake Fantasy Charity Show …
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This Donegal lady’s life story is one for the books 2 years ago

This Donegal lady’s life story is one for the books

By  •  Life

Donegal Daily motoring columnist Brian McDaid this week recounts a story told by the driver of the Galway to Derry Express, Ronnie Reilly from Ballybofey. Here is that amazing journey …
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Sweet indulgence in Solís Lough Eske Castle 2 years ago

Sweet indulgence in Solís Lough Eske Castle

By  •  Life

For your ultimate mother/daughter or girl’s day out, look no further than Solís Lough Eske Castle Hotel.

Upon arrival on the grounds that look nothing short of a real-life fairytale, …
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10 pictures that prove why Narin Beach is one of Ireland’s best 2 years ago

10 pictures that prove why Narin Beach is one of Ireland’s best

By  •  Life

TripAdvisor has just named the top beaches in the world as voted for by millions of travellers, with one Donegal beach earning a place in the top 10 in Ireland.


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Roisin sets big goals as she builds up for the big 5-0 2 years ago

Roisin sets big goals as she builds up for the big 5-0

By  •  Life

She is marking a special birthday year in her life by taking on a huge personal goal and a challenge to help others. This October, Roisin will be travelling to …
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Why Donegal is a place we hold so dear 2 years ago

Why Donegal is a place we hold so dear

By  •  Life

This week, I decided to reach out to some of my family and friends and ask for their favourite pictures taken in our beloved Donegal. The result was phenomenal!

From …
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Coffee G&Ts are now a thing 2 years ago

Coffee G&Ts are now a thing

By  •  Life

The weekend is so close, but those Friday night drinks can be hit and miss when it comes to keeping the energy levels up.

Anyone thinking about their weekend G&T …
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Donegal stars ‘invade’ Ros na Rún wrap party 2 years ago

Donegal stars ‘invade’ Ros na Rún wrap party

By  •  Life

Gaoth Dobhair’s Niall Mac Eachmharcaigh, Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Gort an Choirce’s Máirín Dé Buitléir and newcomer to the soap Falcarragh actor Pól Penrose were among the revellers at The Connemara …
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69% of over-50s in Ireland get romantic regularly 2 years ago

69% of over-50s in Ireland get romantic regularly

By  •  Life

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing at Trinity College Dublin delved into the little studied and infrequently discussed sexual lives of older adults in Ireland to provide some interesting stats this Valentine’s Day.


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Five tips to help your relationship this Valentine’s Day 2 years ago

Five tips to help your relationship this Valentine’s Day

By  •  Health, Life

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction”- Antoine de Saint-Expupery.

A starry-eyed, swept of your feet romance is what we …
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There’s something about Harvey’s 2 years ago

There’s something about Harvey’s

By  •  Life

Harvey’s Point Hotel has been a favourite lovers’ retreat for decades as the picturesque setting on the shores of Lough Eske has provided a special place for love to flourish.

Hotelier …
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The beauty of Fanad Head along the Wild Atlantic Way 2 years ago

The beauty of Fanad Head along the Wild Atlantic Way

By  •  Life

Donegal has been the recent focus of the likes of the Irish Independent, and has (as we all know by now) been named the ‘coolest place on the planet’ by …
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14 Valentine’s specials for lovers in Letterkenny 2 years ago

14 Valentine’s specials for lovers in Letterkenny

By  •  Life

Cupid is set to strike Letterkenny this weekend until Valentine’s Day on Tuesday the 14th. This means that restaurants and businesses are putting on some tempting special offers to help …
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Making a difference to 10,000 young lives 2 years ago

Making a difference to 10,000 young lives

By  •  Life

Lorraine is the Regional Director of the Donegal Youth Service, which means she manages all projects across the county designed to improve young people’s lives.

She has spent almost 20 …
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All well and good in Donegal Town 2 years ago

All well and good in Donegal Town

By  •  Life

Donegal Town is set to become the first ever Positive Wellness Community in Ireland. This achievement is all down to the enthusiasm and drive of the local Cycle Against Suicide …
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10 dreamy places to dine in Donegal on Valentine’s Day 2 years ago

10 dreamy places to dine in Donegal on Valentine’s Day

By  •  Life

Valentine’s Day needn’t be a scary thought when it comes to choosing somewhere to dine. Donegal restaurants and hotels are well-prepared for the occasion and have designed some delicious special …
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A wish in memory of a magical baby girl 2 years ago

A wish in memory of a magical baby girl

By  •  Life

Sharon and Brian Thompson’s baby girl Victoria has been a powerful force for good. Victoria passed away after just nine months in the world, but her lasting memory has been …
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Mary drops 3 stone in 6 months: “If I can do it, so can you!” 2 years ago

Mary drops 3 stone in 6 months: “If I can do it, so can you!”

By  •  Life

Mary Mc Ananey lost 3 stone and 1 pound since joining Slimming World a little over six months ago.

Speaking about her transformation, Mary says; “I hate this before photo …
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A taste of Rathmullan House 2 years ago

A taste of Rathmullan House

By  •  Life

With January near an end, I sit having spent the month eating healthily in a bid to begin 2017 with the ‘New Year, New Me’ intentions most of us have …
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Katie the Heart Warrior 2 years ago

Katie the Heart Warrior

The Newton native was just seven years old when she had major surgery at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin to fix a hole in her heart. This week, on …
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Stretch your legs at Narin, Portnoo 2 years ago

Stretch your legs at Narin, Portnoo

By  •  Life

Remembering rumbling bellies after a walk to the top of the Sliabh Liag mountains a few weeks ago, this time, I wasn’t going to be caught out with no snacks …
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Calls for help and hope for a safe haven 2 years ago

Calls for help and hope for a safe haven

By  •  Life

More than 100 women in Donegal affected by domestic violence and abuse were in need of emergency accommodation in 2016.

The Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service revealed it took accommodation …
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Let’s banish Blue Monday for good 2 years ago

Let’s banish Blue Monday for good

By  •  Life

The third Monday of the New Year is statistically the “most depressing day of the year” – people are lacking in vitamin D, finances may be low after Christmas and …
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Emotional reunion for twin sisters separated at birth 2 years ago

Emotional reunion for twin sisters separated at birth

By  •  Life

Audrey and Gracie’s reunion has been moving people around the world after they appeared on American television show Good Morning America to share their incredible story.

The 10-year-olds were adopted from …
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A sunrise to sunset exploration along the Wild Atlantic Way 2 years ago

A sunrise to sunset exploration along the Wild Atlantic Way

By  •  Life

The sun was beaming in the early hours of the morning and I made my way to Rathmullan beach, eager to grasp a sunrise shot at the beginning of my …
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‘Philadelphia Mary’ Marissa’s fairytale trip to Donegal 2 years ago

‘Philadelphia Mary’ Marissa’s fairytale trip to Donegal

By  •  Life

Marissa, 22, is from a small town in the US state of Pennsylvania. She is a business management student at the West Chester University outside Philadelphia. In the summer she volunteers with Berks Nature, a …
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Cancer survivor Erin donates ponytails to help others 2 years ago

Cancer survivor Erin donates ponytails to help others

By  •  Life

Brave Erin Gallagher was just three years old when she began to complain to her mum and dad about having a sore leg. Within days the little Glenswilly child was …
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