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Events: J’Style’s fabulous fashion fundraiser 3 days ago

Events: J’Style’s fabulous fashion fundraiser

Letterkenny fashionista Jae Sook Lee brought her super style influence to the Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday for a fabulous ladies night out.

Jae, who runs the J’Style blog, was …
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Twin Towns community stepping up for Sonya 5 days ago

Twin Towns community stepping up for Sonya

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The community of Ballybofey and Stranorlar will be taking to the streets for a worthy cause this Friday evening.

The Igloo and Patton Frozen Foods store is hosting a family …
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Ann Marie Bourke elected Mayor of Killybegs 6 days ago

Ann Marie Bourke elected Mayor of Killybegs

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There’s a new Mayor in town in Killybegs, and it’s well-known community worker Ann Marie Bourke.

Ann Marie was successfully elected to the honorary role at last weekend’s Killybegs Summer …
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‘No family should feel the pain of losing someone far too soon’ 1 week ago

‘No family should feel the pain of losing someone far too soon’

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The heartbroken mother of a young Donegal man who died from alcohol poisoning is appealing to young people to remember that nights out can be deadly.

Liam McGlinchey from Buncrana was …
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Events: A sweet Saturday at Miss Donegal’s charity tea party 1 week ago

Events: A sweet Saturday at Miss Donegal’s charity tea party

A warm welcome and a sweet treat awaited everyone who arrived at The Cove Lodge B&B in Donegal Town for the event this Saturday afternoon.

The fundraiser was organised in …
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Jack from Love Island hoping to reunite Donegal woman with her passport 2 weeks ago

Jack from Love Island hoping to reunite Donegal woman with her passport

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Love Island 2018 winner Jack Fincham is calling on the internet to help him find a young Donegal woman so he can reunite her with her passport.

The reality star …
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What do you love about Donegal? Tell the world on #LoveDonegal Day 2 weeks ago

What do you love about Donegal? Tell the world on #LoveDonegal Day

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There’s so much to love about life up here, isn’t it only right that we get a designated day to rave about it?

The team behind Donegal Connect have declared this …
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Kids are getting their own mini Donegal Food Festival this year 2 weeks ago

Kids are getting their own mini Donegal Food Festival this year

Children will have their own fun foodie space when the popular Food Festival returns to the Donegal Town Pier from 23rd-25th August.

A full programme has been revealed for the …
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Events: ‘Mind Yourself’ puts women’s wellness centre stage 2 weeks ago

Events: ‘Mind Yourself’ puts women’s wellness centre stage

The Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny became a hub of inspiration, sharing and fun last night as over 130 women gathered for the ‘Mind Yourself’ charity wellness event.

Mental health, …
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Fourteen Marys, One Crown: Who will be the 2019 Mary from Dungloe? 3 weeks ago

Fourteen Marys, One Crown: Who will be the 2019 Mary from Dungloe?

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It’s that time of year again – when Dungloe becomes an exciting hub of activity for the Mary from Dungloe Festival.

This year’s festival has had a makeover and become …
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Donegal Rapeseed Oil charity cookbook raises €6,000 for three worthy causes 3 weeks ago

Donegal Rapeseed Oil charity cookbook raises €6,000 for three worthy causes

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A charity cookbook by Donegal Rapeseed Oil has raised €6,000 for three charities with local links.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Good and New Cancer Bus and Shalom Conflict Center …
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Hundreds of brave Donegal women to ‘strip and dip’ for breast cancer! 3 weeks ago

Hundreds of brave Donegal women to ‘strip and dip’ for breast cancer!

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Plans for a topless swim by Donegal women as part of a cancer fundraiser have caught the imagination with more than 200 brave souls already signed up.

The swim, which …
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Big-hearted Donegal man inspired to make a difference for people with dementia 4 weeks ago

Big-hearted Donegal man inspired to make a difference for people with dementia

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Over the past two years, Killygordan’s John Devine has been inspired by his mother to fundraise for local Alzheimer’s services. He’s back again this August, with help from friends, with …
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Events: A Taste of Donegal 2019 to be the best yet! 4 weeks ago

Events: A Taste of Donegal 2019 to be the best yet!

Some brand new extras have been announced for A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2019, which will take over the Donegal Town Pier in just one month’s time.

Taking place …
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Events: Colourful fun in memory of a vibrant young Donegal woman 4 weeks ago

Events: Colourful fun in memory of a vibrant young Donegal woman

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Clouds of colour filled the air in Ballybofey yesterday afternoon as crowds took part in the third annual Kym’s Kolour Fun Run.

A rainbow of runners streamed through the streets …
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Pioneering Garda Kelly honoured among Ireland’s first female recruits 1 month ago

Pioneering Garda Kelly honoured among Ireland’s first female recruits

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Veteran Garda Kathleen Kelly (nee McFadden) from Gaoth Dobhair was one of the first 12 females to join An Garda Síochána 60 years ago this week.

In July 1959, following …
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‘If this event helps just one person then it’s job done’ 1 month ago

‘If this event helps just one person then it’s job done’

A local Letterkenny woman has organised an enjoyable and education evening out for everyone to focus on wellbeing this August.

The ‘Mind Yourself – Women’s Wellness’ event will be held …
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Events: Networking is a walk in the park for Donegal Women in Business 2 months ago

Events: Networking is a walk in the park for Donegal Women in Business

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the Donegal Women in Business Network’s final event of the summer.

On a warm and sunny evening, members of the network headed …
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Donegal Women in Business are off on a summer stroll this Thursday 2 months ago

Donegal Women in Business are off on a summer stroll this Thursday

The forecast is looking great for a summer stroll this Thursday 4th July, as local women in business prepare for a great ‘Walk and Talk‘ meet-up in the Twin Towns.


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Women’s Council call on Government to provide free contraception 2 months ago

Women’s Council call on Government to provide free contraception

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The National Women’s Council of Ireland has said contraception should be provided free of charge in the next Budget.

The group says free access to contraception will enable women to use …
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New app launched to support domestic violence victims 2 months ago

New app launched to support domestic violence victims

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A new app has been launched to help victims of domestic violence record evidence against their abusers.

The BrightSky app is free to download and can support male and female …
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Letterkenny fashionista hosting charity ladies night out 2 months ago

Letterkenny fashionista hosting charity ladies night out

Local style icon J’Style is hosting a fashion night out in Letterkenny this August in aid of Donegal Down Syndrome.

This fun and fabulous event will be held in the …
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Donegal women invited to gain Peace and Conflict training 2 months ago

Donegal women invited to gain Peace and Conflict training

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The PEACE IV project, called PACT, is specifically targeted to empower, engage, transform and connect women aged 16+ in counties Derry, Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim and Sligo.

This free training …
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Save Liveline, Save Lives: Inishowen women bring campaign to Dáil 2 months ago

Save Liveline, Save Lives: Inishowen women bring campaign to Dáil

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A petition has been handed into the Minister for Children today calling for vital funding to save the domestic abuse service, Lifeline Inishowen.

A group of representatives travelled to Dublin …
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Closure of Lifeline Inishowen will ‘literally put lives at risk’ 2 months ago

Closure of Lifeline Inishowen will ‘literally put lives at risk’

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Representatives of Lifeline Inishowen will travel to Leinster House this week to deliver a petition calling for urgent funding to save it from closure.

Lifeline Inishowen is a domestic violence …
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€10,000 raised for Letterkenny Hospital in memory of St. Johnston mum 2 months ago

€10,000 raised for Letterkenny Hospital in memory of St. Johnston mum

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The family of the late Kathleen Lynch have raised a wonderful €10,000 to benefit the patients of the Letterkenny Oncology Ward.

The money was raised at a charity dance last month, …
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Donegal mum Sonya ‘overwhelmed’ by support in cancer battle 2 months ago

Donegal mum Sonya ‘overwhelmed’ by support in cancer battle

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Hundreds of people have rushed to donate money to Sonya Hamilton Mc Closkey, a 35-year-old mum of five who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Since Wednesday, the GoFundMe fundraiser has …
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Outpouring of support for local mum in devastating cancer battle 2 months ago

Outpouring of support for local mum in devastating cancer battle

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Sonya Hamilton Mc Closkey, who is originally from St Johnston and lives in Ballybofey, was recently diagnosed with cancer of the breast, lymph nodes, pancreas, liver and lungs.

The 35-year-old …
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It’s ‘Mission: Possible’ for Paul Gallen in big-screen debut 2 months ago

It’s ‘Mission: Possible’ for Paul Gallen in big-screen debut

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The 22-year-old from Termon played the lead role as a secret agent in the thrilling film, which was premiered in Century Cinemas yesterday. In the drama, Paul had a huge …
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Women in politics event pinpoints a need for change 2 months ago

Women in politics event pinpoints a need for change

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Many women gathered at the Donegal County Museum on Thursday the 13th of June to celebrate the role of women in over 120 years of local government.

The event, hosted …
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Special events to support ‘Smile for Jasmine’ memorial fund 2 months ago

Special events to support ‘Smile for Jasmine’ memorial fund

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Jasmine McMonagle was tragically killed at her home in January 2019. Her partner, Richard Burke, has been charged in connection with the murder.

Friends and family of Jasmine, who had …
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Events: Summer singing and gardening with Donegal Women in Business Network 2 months ago

Events: Summer singing and gardening with Donegal Women in Business Network

The weather may not have been hot and sunny, but the welcomes were warm in the Song House in Falcarragh and OURganic Gardens in Gortahork.

The outing was a member …
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Hero Donegal doctor delivers baby on train 2 months ago

Hero Donegal doctor delivers baby on train

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A Donegal doctor came to the rescue to help a mum deliver her baby on board a commuter train travelling from Galway to Dublin yesterday.

The 3.05pm service from Galway …
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Events: Earagail Arts Festival launched in memory of Dessie Larkin 2 months ago

Events: Earagail Arts Festival launched in memory of Dessie Larkin

Dessie Larkin, a former county councillor who passed away in March, was a long-serving board member and former Chair of the Earagail Arts Festival.

The Letterkenny man was fondly remembered at …
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Events: DEFINE Donegal sets the scene for new local design 2 months ago

Events: DEFINE Donegal sets the scene for new local design

A new wave of fashion and textiles is coming from the designers of Donegal.

How to define that talent is difficult, because the tradition, diversity and progression are ever-changing and …
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Events: Having a ball with the No Barriers Foundation 2 months ago

Events: Having a ball with the No Barriers Foundation

The first No Barriers Foundation charity ball was a feast of glitz, glamour and generosity in the beautiful Castle Grove Country House on Saturday 8th June.

Over 90 guests turned out …
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‘Women for Election’ calls for gender quotas for local elections 2 months ago

‘Women for Election’ calls for gender quotas for local elections

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The national ‘Women for Election’ group has said that this year’s local election was a missed opportunity for greater progress in the representation of women in local government.

While there …
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Anne O’Gorman’s charity Happy Day returns this June 3 months ago

Anne O’Gorman’s charity Happy Day returns this June

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Ballybofey hairdresser Anne O’Gorman has announced details of her popular Happy Day fundraiser on Saturday 22nd June 2019.

The charity day will be packed with FREE hair and beauty treatments …
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Brilliant Bernie awarded for dedication to senior care 3 months ago

Brilliant Bernie awarded for dedication to senior care

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Bernie McHugh, from Ardara, was selected as regional winner for Ulster at the Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver of the Year Awards 2019, which took place at the Royal Marine …
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Events: Donegal women learn to look the business with McElhinneys 3 months ago

Events: Donegal women learn to look the business with McElhinneys

Members of the non-profit business group visited McElhinneys on Friday night for an exclusive ‘Fashion on the Go!’ collaboration event with the expert styling team.

Business and Sales Manager …
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Donegal event to celebrate women’s role in local politics 3 months ago

Donegal event to celebrate women’s role in local politics

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A special event will be held in Donegal County Museum on 13th June reflecting on the role of women in local government over the past 120 years.

After the 2019 …
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Have your say on the future of Donegal Women’s Centre 3 months ago

Have your say on the future of Donegal Women’s Centre

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The Donegal Women’s Centre in Letterkenny is working on a new Strategic Plan and calling on the public to have their say on the future of the services.

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A very special night in store at the No Barriers Charity Ball 3 months ago

A very special night in store at the No Barriers Charity Ball

Set in the stunning surrounds of Castle Grove Country House, the black-tie ball on Saturday 8th June will be a sparkling celebration in aid of a much-valued local service.

There …
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Is four out of 37 councillors enough to represent Donegal women? 3 months ago

Is four out of 37 councillors enough to represent Donegal women?

The dust is settled on the 2019 Local Elections and Donegal has a new council.

There are a few new faces and change-ups among councillors. But as focus turns more …
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Chloe Kennedy crowned Donegal Rose 2019 3 months ago

Chloe Kennedy crowned Donegal Rose 2019

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The announcement was made last night at an exciting selection event in the Abbey Hotel.

Twelve young women were interviewed for the role, but it was Chloe who emerged …
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A dozen Donegal Rose hopefuls get ready for selection night 3 months ago

A dozen Donegal Rose hopefuls get ready for selection night

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Twelve young Donegal women are about to have their night in the spotlight as they compete to become the 2019 Donegal Rose.

The Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town will host …
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Donegal Women in Business take on the Dáil! 3 months ago

Donegal Women in Business take on the Dáil!

For the past 20 years, the Donegal Women in Business Network has been made up of trailblazing women who have made changes in their communities and beyond with their entrepreneurial …
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Charity CD recorded in memory of special Donegal granny 3 months ago

Charity CD recorded in memory of special Donegal granny

A new charity CD will be launched this weekend in memory of Annie Friel, aka ‘The Queen of Raphoe’.

The popular businesswoman and matriarch sadly passed away in 2016, leaving …
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Going to see Spice Girls? We have everything you need to know! 3 months ago

Going to see Spice Girls? We have everything you need to know!

Large numbers of Spice Girls fans from Donegal will be flocking to Croke Park this Friday 24th May for one of the biggest concerts of the year. 

Do you Wannabe …
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Katie Callaghan honoured as one of Donegal’s great community volunteers 3 months ago

Katie Callaghan honoured as one of Donegal’s great community volunteers

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Katie Callaghan is at the centre of all aspects of community life in the ‘Crossroads and Killygordon’ and has been for decades.

She is involved in looking after St. Patrick’s Church, …
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