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Women in politics event pinpoints a need for change 17 hours 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.

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Special events to support ‘Smile for Jasmine’ memorial fund 4 days 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 4 days 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 6 days 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 7 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

Donegal event to celebrate women’s role in local politics

By  •  Politics

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 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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! 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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! 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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Events: Shannon Dolan and team toast to 10 years of hair and beauty 4 weeks ago

Events: Shannon Dolan and team toast to 10 years of hair and beauty

A large crowd of family, friends and clients gathered at the award-winning Lifford salon from evening til late to toast to the success of Shannon Dolan and her team.

It …
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Public AA meeting for friends and family to be held in Letterkenny 1 month ago

Public AA meeting for friends and family to be held in Letterkenny

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Are you worried about the drinking habits of someone in your life?

Or are you suffering because of your drinking and would like to find help?

This meeting may be …
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Donegal woman plans walk in memory of Lyra McKee 1 month ago

Donegal woman plans walk in memory of Lyra McKee

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A month has passed since the death of the 29 year old woman, who was fatally shot by the New IRA during a riot in the Creggan area of Derry.


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Sadness at passing of iconic Hanna Hats MD John Hanna 1 month ago

Sadness at passing of iconic Hanna Hats MD John Hanna

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Mr Hanna, the Managing Director of the famous Hanna Hats in Donegal Town, passed away peacefully at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin.

He was surrounded by his loving family including …
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Fun for all at the No Limits I.D. Friendly disco 1 month ago

Fun for all at the No Limits I.D. Friendly disco

The inclusive disco is a social night out for adults with intellectual disabilities over the age of 18.

‘No Limits’ was launched in 2018 by a local team who noticed …
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Donegal Lotto winner reveals surprising plans for €250,000 prize 1 month ago

Donegal Lotto winner reveals surprising plans for €250,000 prize

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A young Donegal man has left National Lottery officials stunned with his plans for his €250,000 winnings.

The anonymous winner claimed his cheque at Lottery HQ this week after winning …
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Shannon Dolan celebrating 10 years with big birthday bash! 1 month ago

Shannon Dolan celebrating 10 years with big birthday bash!

Shannon Dolan Hairdressing has come a long way in the past 10 years – growing from a small start-up with just two staff to a bustling hair and beauty …
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Missing woman may be in Bundoran 1 month ago

Missing woman may be in Bundoran

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The police in Northern Ireland are becoming increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of 47-year-old Rosemary Blackwood from Co. Down.

Ms Blackwood has been missing for four days.

It is believed that …
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Events: Laura Buchanan launches Shelf Life! art exhibition 1 month ago

Events: Laura Buchanan launches Shelf Life! art exhibition

Ramelton creative Laura Buchanan officially launched her first solo art exhibition last night, which weaves retro retail inspiration with modern prints and collages for a bright celebration of the past.

Shelf Life!, at …
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Laura Buchanan steps back in time for first solo art exhibition 1 month ago

Laura Buchanan steps back in time for first solo art exhibition

The Ramelton woman will officially open Shelf Life!, her first solo exhibition, in the Regional Cultural Centre on Thursday 9th May at 7pm.

Inspired by her childhood growing up in a …
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Remembering Kathleen: Charity dance marks first anniversary of Donegal mum’s passing 1 month ago

Remembering Kathleen: Charity dance marks first anniversary of Donegal mum’s passing

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Kathleen Lynch (née Coyle) from St Johnston, formerly of Cranford, passed away in May 2018 at the age of 53. She is sadly missed by her husband Joe, son Colm, daughter …
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A beautiful tribute blooms in memory of Ms Friel 1 month ago

A beautiful tribute blooms in memory of Ms Friel

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A bright red bench, a little purple teapot, a floral mural, and a scattering of heartwarming quotes – these are just some of the elements of a new garden opened …
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‘I’ve finally got my justice’ – Donegal woman’s relief as father is jailed for her rape 2 months ago

‘I’ve finally got my justice’ – Donegal woman’s relief as father is jailed for her rape

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Annie Lafferty, 25, waived her right to anonymity to ensure her father, Maurice Lafferty would be publicly named.

Maurice Lafferty, 50, of Corcullen, Castlefin, Donegal, was sentenced to 11 years …
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It’s the end of an era for the Daniel O’Donnell Centre 2 months ago

It’s the end of an era for the Daniel O’Donnell Centre

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Daniel O’Donnell fans have been left shocked following the announcement that his visitor centre in Donegal is to close.

The owners of the building in which the centre is housed …
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Events: Businesswomen shine on the big screen at the ‘She Owns It!’ premiere 2 months ago

Events: Businesswomen shine on the big screen at the ‘She Owns It!’ premiere

Empowerment, energy, quality, authenticity and style – these are just some of the words that five Donegal women in business associate with themselves.

And an empowering energy filled the Ballroom …
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Check your tickets! Donegal player scoops €500,000 EuroMillions prize 2 months ago

Check your tickets! Donegal player scoops €500,000 EuroMillions prize

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EuroMillions excitement has hit the Donegal village of the Glenties after a ticket worth half a million euro was sold in the town.

The lucky ticket won the top prize …
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These dancers are the pride of Donegal following World Championship victories 2 months ago

These dancers are the pride of Donegal following World Championship victories

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Four young Donegal women achieved major success at the WIDA World Championships this Easter.

Crowds lined the streets to celebrate the triumphs of Scoil Rince Tir Chonaill dancers Katie Gillespie, …
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Volunteers sought for charity bag pack 2 months ago

Volunteers sought for charity bag pack

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The Donegal Dyspraxia Association is calling for volunteers for a bag packing fundraiser in Supervalu Carndonagh this Saturday 20th April.

Money raised will be in aid of Dyspraxia Ireland, in …
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Events: Beauty fans take ‘note’ at LMD Masterclass 2 months ago

Events: Beauty fans take ‘note’ at LMD Masterclass

Louise ‘LMD’ McDonnell gave an expert masterclass at a sold out event hosted by Magees Pharmacy on 10th April.

Over 200 beauty fans flocked to McGettigan’s Hotel to hear Louise’s …
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Women’s Inspire Donegal: Stand-out moments of inspiration 2 months ago

Women’s Inspire Donegal: Stand-out moments of inspiration

The Women’s Inspire Network came to town on Wednesday last for a jam-packed day of advice, stories and inspiration for women in business.

With around 180 attendees, 20 speakers and …
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Events: Catherine’s ABBA night raises a super €3,000 for street children 2 months ago

Events: Catherine’s ABBA night raises a super €3,000 for street children

Journalist Catherine Devine is taking a career break this summer to visit Calcutta and work with the Hope Foundation. She plans to do public relations with the Irish charity and …
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Gabrielle’s Diary Ball raises grand total for Donegal Down Syndrome 2 months ago

Gabrielle’s Diary Ball raises grand total for Donegal Down Syndrome

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Gabrielle McMonagle hosted a hugely successful fundraiser in March to bring 400 people together in support of a strong local cause. Her charity ball in the Clanree Hotel was a …
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Events: Women’s Inspire sets a trend in Donegal 2 months ago

Events: Women’s Inspire sets a trend in Donegal

The global network for enterprising women brought a top line-up of speakers to Harvey’s Point for a day of inspiration and knowledge sharing.

Hosted by the Tweeting Goddess Samantha Kelly …
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Inspirational schoolgirl awarded for powerful account of teenage cancer 2 months ago

Inspirational schoolgirl awarded for powerful account of teenage cancer

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Jessica Moir, who is one-year cancer-free, drew on her personal experience to write a powerful essay which came first in the Features category of the NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards …
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Miscarriage awareness project raises €4,250 2 months ago

Miscarriage awareness project raises €4,250

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A Christmas charity campaign has raised an incredible €4,250 to support services for parents who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth.

The EverGlow Project by Christmas Spirit LK was launched …
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Shining a spotlight on 100 years of trailblazing women 2 months ago

Shining a spotlight on 100 years of trailblazing women

Donegal County Museum has today opened an innovative pop-up exhibition charting ‘100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life 1918-2018’.

The exhibition is sure to intrigue, shock and inspire …
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Victory for Vicky: Campaigner secures bus accessibility for Donegal 2 months ago

Victory for Vicky: Campaigner secures bus accessibility for Donegal

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Ballyshannon woman Vicky Matthew has been successful in her campaign for accessible transport to enable her to go to college.

The wheelchair user has received confirmation from Bus Eireann that …
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New Garda recruitment drive targets diversity 2 months ago

New Garda recruitment drive targets diversity

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An Garda Síochána opened a new recruitment competition for Garda trainees today in their bid to achieve more diversity in the force.

The competition, which is open from today until 3pm on April 24 …
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Action needed over frightening increase of sexual violence in Donegal, says Thoiba Ahmed 3 months ago

Action needed over frightening increase of sexual violence in Donegal, says Thoiba Ahmed

Ms Ahmed, who is running for a council seat in Letterkenny, said awareness of sexual violence and education must be consistent and supported by the government.

Her calls come as …
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