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Beloved Donegal mum mourned in special ways 10 hours ago

Beloved Donegal mum mourned in special ways

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A Donegal community has united in grief, while staying apart, to mourn the passing of a beloved mother and care worker. 

Lorraine Millar (née Diver) of Gleneely, passed away on …
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Local Vouchers for Local Heroes: How the Letterkenny Babies community is giving back 12 hours ago

Local Vouchers for Local Heroes: How the Letterkenny Babies community is giving back

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The Covid-19 pandemic has inspired countless people to take action to support healthcare staff on the frontline. 

And one special fund has gained great support in the Letterkenny area thanks …
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A new style of alternations for Team La Maison 3 days ago

A new style of alternations for Team La Maison

La Maison in Letterkenny would normally have their sewing machines whirring making curtains and cushions for homes. But the shortage of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) at Letterkenny University Hospital has …
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Gaoth Dobhair woman leading race to save lives 3 days ago

Gaoth Dobhair woman leading race to save lives

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A Formula One racing executive from Donegal is leading her company’s charge to supply ventilators for people suffering from Covid-19.

Gaoth Dobhair woman Ruth Nic Aoidh is an executive director …
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Domestic abuse victims a top priority of gardaí during Covid-19 3 days ago

Domestic abuse victims a top priority of gardaí during Covid-19

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Gardaí have launched a new operation to ensure domestic abuse incidents are a top priority during the Covid-19 lockdown. 

‘Operation Faoisimh’ has been designed to ensure victims of domestic abuse …
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Fears over rise in domestic abuse during isolation 2 weeks ago

Fears over rise in domestic abuse during isolation

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Donegal Gardaí and support service workers have expressed concern over a potential rise in domestic violence during the coronavirus outbreak.

With many people losing their jobs and confined to their …
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Local mothers kindly donate trauma teddies to hospitals 3 weeks ago

Local mothers kindly donate trauma teddies to hospitals

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The Derry and Raphoe Mothers’ Union worked together recently to create a range of items for use in various wards across Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry and Omagh Hospital and Primary Care …
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Donegal Person of the Year 2019 Gala Ball Postponed 3 weeks ago

Donegal Person of the Year 2019 Gala Ball Postponed

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In the interest of health and safety the Donegal Association have made the decision to postpone the Annual Gala Ball which was due to take place this Saturday night in …
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Feeding 1.6million children – a Donegal woman’s mighty new role 3 weeks ago

Feeding 1.6million children – a Donegal woman’s mighty new role

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Ramelton woman Patricia Shannon has been appointed to a major new role with Mary’s Meals Ireland.

Ensuring 1,667,067 hungry and impoverished children get daily meals is no easy feat, but as …
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Moving ‘Memories’ song recorded to support people with Alzheimer’s 4 weeks ago

Moving ‘Memories’ song recorded to support people with Alzheimer’s

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A Donegal nursing home therapist is about to launch a new charity CD inspired by a special friend.

The song, called Memories, was written by Lifford woman Evean Bogle and …
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New document brings Donegal women’s issues to the fore 4 weeks ago

New document brings Donegal women’s issues to the fore

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A new document has been launched to highlight major issued affecting women in Donegal today.

The ‘Empowering Women in Donegal’ report was compiled by a group of five local activists …
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A lot of love for the ‘Leitir Lolly’ 4 weeks ago

A lot of love for the ‘Leitir Lolly’

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A Donegal couple who designed a special product following the loss of their first baby has been overwhelmed by the worldwide support for their special message.

Joe and Michelle Gallagher’s …
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‘Mighty Women’ celebrated in commemorative plate display 4 weeks ago

‘Mighty Women’ celebrated in commemorative plate display

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A new display was launched at Simple Simon Donegal Town this week featuring commemorative plates painted by local women.

The plates honour women who have influenced and enrich our everyday …
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Be You Donegal – A special event for every woman 4 weeks ago

Be You Donegal – A special event for every woman

Donegal’s first BE YOU event is taking place this March and is set to be a wonderful day out with a difference.

This health, wellness, fashion and beauty event places …
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Events: Celebrating all things local with the Donegal Women in Business Network 4 weeks ago

Events: Celebrating all things local with the Donegal Women in Business Network

All businesses start somewhere – and local foundations and local communities are at the heart of so many Donegal enterprises.

The Donegal Women in Business Network (DWBN) placed a special …
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Events: Falling for the Grand Ballroom at Harvey’s Point 4 weeks ago

Events: Falling for the Grand Ballroom at Harvey’s Point

As twilight fell on Lough Eske last night, the new-look Grand Ballroom at Harvey’s blended in beautifully with its surroundings.

The revamped function room has undergone a €1million redesign to …
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Legacy of pioneering Donegal woman celebrated by nurses of the future 1 month ago

Legacy of pioneering Donegal woman celebrated by nurses of the future

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Agnes Elizabeth Jones (1832 – 1868) of Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland is recognised as the founder of Public Health Nursing. In her short life, she worked with people who suffered …
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Portnoo woman celebrates 28th successful charity appeal 1 month ago

Portnoo woman celebrates 28th successful charity appeal

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A 40ft truck is on its way to Belarus packed with much-needed supplies for orphanages thanks to a generous community fundraiser organised by Portnoo woman Siobhan Boyle McNelis.

Chernobyl Children …
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Funder For Down Under quiz raises an ‘AUSome’ amount 1 month ago

Funder For Down Under quiz raises an ‘AUSome’ amount

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Donegal-based Australian native Bronwyn Walsh has collected another great boost for the Australian Bushfire & Flood Relief after a table quiz last weekend.

Bronwyn Walsh, who lives in Letterkenny, is …
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Huge sadness at passing of much-loved Donegal mum 1 month ago

Huge sadness at passing of much-loved Donegal mum

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Sonya McCloskey (née Hamilton), a much-loved Ballybofey woman, has passed away at the age of 36.

The mother-of-five passed away at the Donegal Hospice following a battle with cancer.

Sonya Hamilton …
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Harvey’s Point to reveal brand new ballroom at Wedding Showcase 1 month ago

Harvey’s Point to reveal brand new ballroom at Wedding Showcase

Big things have been happening at Harvey’s Point, and all will be revealed this Thursday at their extra special Wedding Showcase.

The luxury lakeside hotel will open the doors to …
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Events: Chef Roisin Gillen sets tastebuds alight at intimate Counter pop-up 1 month ago

Events: Chef Roisin Gillen sets tastebuds alight at intimate Counter pop-up

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Chef Roisin Gillen was home for two pop-up nights in Donegal this month – one in Letterkenny and another in Granny Mc’s Kitchen, Donegal Town.

It took just 20 minutes for …
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Determined Donegal women defy the odds in amazing charity challenge 1 month ago

Determined Donegal women defy the odds in amazing charity challenge

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Two Ramelton women have almost reached the finishing line of the 100 miles in one-month challenge for The Mater Hospital in Dublin.

Anne and Deirdre Gormley’s efforts are even more …
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‘Empowering Women in Donegal’ document aims to prompt change 1 month ago

‘Empowering Women in Donegal’ document aims to prompt change

A new report will be launched this Friday exploring women’s experiences of life in Donegal.

The document was created as a result of the “Empowering Women in Donegal” initiative, …
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Local singer healthy and safe after evacuation from coronavirus-hit cruise 1 month ago

Local singer healthy and safe after evacuation from coronavirus-hit cruise

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Donegal-based singer Rebecca Harkin says she is healthy and safe after being evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The vessel, off the coast of Japan, has been under quarantine …
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Hair salon bins gossip magazines after tragic death of Caroline Flack 1 month ago

Hair salon bins gossip magazines after tragic death of Caroline Flack

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A Letterkenny hair salon has joined the movement to remove celebrity gossip magazines from guest areas following the death of TV presenter Caroline Flack.

LK Hair Design on Lower Main …
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Donegal donations deliver vital support to Belarus orphanage 1 month ago

Donegal donations deliver vital support to Belarus orphanage

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Ramelton couple Myrtle and Alan Doherty have issued a massive thank you to the local community after another successful Belarus orphanage collection.

The lorry which delivers all the donations from …
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Are we really being kind online? 1 month ago

Are we really being kind online?

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This past weekend has seen another tragedy.

The passing of Caroline Flack has once again shown us that the pressure of being in the public eye, along with the …
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Donegal woman appointed to top BBC presenter role 2 months ago

Donegal woman appointed to top BBC presenter role

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Donegal woman Sarah Brett has secured a new lead role with the BBC in Belfast.

Sarah, who is from Portnoo, will be joined by Chris Buckler …
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Don’t miss Gabrielle’s glam girls night! 2 months ago

Don’t miss Gabrielle’s glam girls night!

Donegal social diarist Gabrielle McMonagle from Gabrielle’s Diary is hosting a fashion night out with McElhinneys in the Orchard Letterkenny on Thursday 5th March.

Gabrielle McMonagle – Gabrielle’s Diary …
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Events: Embracing the new season at McElhinneys 2 months ago

Events: Embracing the new season at McElhinneys

McElhinneys are kicking off the Spring/Summer 2020 season in style with their fashion launch all this weekend.

The spotlight was on the new womenswear collections at last night’s preview, as …
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Loreto students make the most of ‘junk’ for Junk Kouture Regional finals 2 months ago

Loreto students make the most of ‘junk’ for Junk Kouture Regional finals

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Junk Kouture is a fashion competition using recycled materials, which challenges young people to design, create and model high end couture – using everyday junk!

It takes in elements of …
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Bronwyn brings a community together for Australian relief concert 2 months ago

Bronwyn brings a community together for Australian relief concert

A Donegal-based Australian woman is bringing the local community together to support people devastated by disasters in her home country.

A fundraising concert, taking place this Saturday 15th February, will …
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Donegal Domestic Violence Service welcomes Ireland’s first coercive control conviction 2 months ago

Donegal Domestic Violence Service welcomes Ireland’s first coercive control conviction

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The Donegal Domestic Violence Service has welcomed a new precedent set by Ireland’s first coercive control conviction, which took place in Letterkenny.

Kevin Dunleavy (33) was yesterday jailed for 21 …
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Kay McNulty’s remarkable story to air this week 2 months ago

Kay McNulty’s remarkable story to air this week

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Kay McNulty, a native of Creeslough, was a Donegal Gaeilgeoir, computer programmer and one of the six original programmers of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer.

Kay McNulty. …
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Events: Donegal Women in Business study skills in selling online 2 months ago

Events: Donegal Women in Business study skills in selling online

The world of direct marketing and selling online is a place of great opportunities but also of great complications and regulations.

Mastering the legalities, etiquette and numbers of online business …
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Noel Cunningham named Donegal’s Person of the Year 2 months ago

Noel Cunningham named Donegal’s Person of the Year

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My gratitude is to forever sing that song ‘My Donegal’ – Noel Cunningham

Donegal hotelier and broadcaster Noel Cunningham has been named as the Donegal Person of the Year …
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Computing legend Kay McNulty in the spotlight in ‘epic women’ TV series 2 months ago

Computing legend Kay McNulty in the spotlight in ‘epic women’ TV series

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Kay McNulty from Creeslough was one of the very first computer programmers in the world.

Kay McNulty

Born in 1921, Kay was a Donegal Gaeilgeoir who went on to become …
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Art auction raises €600 for Ballybofey woman’s cancer fund 2 months ago

Art auction raises €600 for Ballybofey woman’s cancer fund

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A local artist’s successful auction has raised a fantastic €600 to help her friend during her battle with cancer.

Angie Doherty from Ballybofey has been having treatment for bowel cancer …
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Donegal woman to receive Papal honour at special Mass 2 months ago

Donegal woman to receive Papal honour at special Mass

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Kitty Kelly from Porthall has been announced as a recipient of the Benemerenti Medal – a direct accolade awarded by the Pope to members of the clergy and laity for …
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A winning start to 2020 for Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 2 months ago

A winning start to 2020 for Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are once again proving they are a cut about the rest after being named as the Best Hair Salon of 2020 in the Irish Enterprise Awards.

This …
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Opinion: Donegal women haven’t been truly represented in Dáil Éireann 2 months ago

Opinion: Donegal women haven’t been truly represented in Dáil Éireann

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Ahead of Election 2020, Dungloe barrister David Greene has expressed his disappointment that just one female is running out of 12 candidates.

David Greene

Letterkenny activist Mary T Sweeney has been …
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A 100-mile challenge in memory of a much-loved son 2 months ago

A 100-mile challenge in memory of a much-loved son

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Ann Marie Meehan, from Drumardagh, Letterkenny is running 100 miles in one month to raise money for The Mater Foundation in memory of her son Shane.

Ann Marie set …
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Community rows in behind Donegal family after heartbreaking diagnosis 3 months ago

Community rows in behind Donegal family after heartbreaking diagnosis

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Hundreds of kind donators have rallied around a Donegal family after they received the devastating blow that their little girl’s cancer has relapsed.

Over €10,000 was raised this week for …
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Events: Health and wealth with the Donegal Women in Business Network 3 months ago

Events: Health and wealth with the Donegal Women in Business Network

Donegal Women in Business Network members are starting their New Year on a healthy note after placing a special focus on financial and mental wellbeing at an event on Thursday …
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Incredible €17,150 total raised at Breast Cancer Ball 3 months ago

Incredible €17,150 total raised at Breast Cancer Ball

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The 2019 North West Breast Cancer Ball has raised a grand total of €17,150, it was announced his week.

The money was raised at the star-studded 10th anniversary event in …
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Election 2020: A chance to see more women elected to the Dáil 3 months ago

Election 2020: A chance to see more women elected to the Dáil

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With the General Election called for the 8th of February, Women For Election is urging all parties to aim for at least a 40% gender balance amongst their candidates.


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Community rushes to help Ballybofey woman battling cancer 3 months ago

Community rushes to help Ballybofey woman battling cancer

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Angie Doherty has been undergoing treatment for bowel cancer for the past two years.

Now, as she prepares to undergo surgery, her family are appealing to their local community to …
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Women’s sheds in Donegal given first funding supports 3 months ago

Women’s sheds in Donegal given first funding supports

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As women’s sheds grow in popularity in Donegal, the government has announced funding for the community groups for the first time.

€500,000 funding has been announced today to support 372 …
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