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Letterkenny women earn awards from Donegal Centre for Independent Living 2 days ago

Letterkenny women earn awards from Donegal Centre for Independent Living

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Aisling Hunter and Pauline Larkin both received end of year awards for their care and leadership in the community for people with disabilities.

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Donegal Traveller women unveil stunning symbolic quilt 2 days ago

Donegal Traveller women unveil stunning symbolic quilt

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A spectacular pictorial quilt created by Traveller women and girls from all over Donegal was launched at Donegal County Museum.

The quilt, a community arts initiative of Donegal Travellers Project …
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Abortion bill passes all stages to be legalised in January 2019 2 days ago

Abortion bill passes all stages to be legalised in January 2019

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Yesterday was described as a historic day after Ireland’s abortion legislation was passed by the Seanad.

Last night’s vote clears the way for the law to be introduced in January …
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Charity ball raises €17,000 for local breast cancer research 3 days ago

Charity ball raises €17,000 for local breast cancer research

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The North West Breast Cancer Ball 2018 has raised a grand total of €17,000 for cancer research and patient care.

The glamorous event was held in the Silver Tassie Hotel …
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Outstanding young Donegal women earn President’s Awards 4 days ago

Outstanding young Donegal women earn President’s Awards

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Two inspirational young women from Co. Donegal have been honoured with Gold Gaisce Awards by President Michael D. Higgins.

Sorcha McElchar from Castlefin and Emma McKinley from Falcarragh were both celebrated …
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Success for Spraoi agus Spórt at Charity Impact Awards 4 days ago

Success for Spraoi agus Spórt at Charity Impact Awards

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It was celebrations all round for Spraoi Agus Spórt Family Centre after their win in the Charity Impact Awards 2018.

The Carndonagh centre which was established by five local mums …
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Events: Letterkenny Babies party raises a ho-ho-huge amount for charity! 6 days ago

Events: Letterkenny Babies party raises a ho-ho-huge amount for charity!

The annual event brings local parents and children together for a family day out in aid of a great cause.

This year’s party raised €1,100 for The Belarus Orphanage Appeal. …
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Sinead Kelly crowned Ireland’s top sports volunteer 6 days ago

Sinead Kelly crowned Ireland’s top sports volunteer

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A local football club hero from Donegal has won a Volunteer Ireland Award 2018.

Sinead Kelly is a tireless volunteer with Raphoe Town Football Club and a passionate promoter …
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Donegal girl stunned by incredible family Christmas gift 1 week ago

Donegal girl stunned by incredible family Christmas gift

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A brave teen from Donegal Town was lost for words on live radio yesterday after receiving a special  Christmas surprise.

India Kennedy (15) and her family have been going through …
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One step closer: Abortion legislation passes in the Dáil 1 week ago

One step closer: Abortion legislation passes in the Dáil

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The Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill will proceed to the Seanad as the Government aims to introduce termination of pregnancy services to Ireland by January 2019.

The Bill was …
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Letterkenny Babies annual Christmas Jumper party returns! 2 weeks ago

Letterkenny Babies annual Christmas Jumper party returns!

The countdown is on to the Letterkenny Babies big Christmas party this Sunday, 9th December.

The popular parents’ Facebook page is throwing another festive fundraiser, this time in aid of …
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Inspirational local women named among Ireland’s top volunteers 2 weeks ago

Inspirational local women named among Ireland’s top volunteers

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Today (Wednesday) is International Volunteer Day 2018 and a chance to celebrate people who selflessly make a difference in their localities.

Raphoe Town FC leader Sinead Kelly and Engineer Sharon Clarke were among …
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Ballybofey boy dreams up Tesco’s toy of the year 2 weeks ago

Ballybofey boy dreams up Tesco’s toy of the year

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A lovable little bear with a unique link to Donegal has launched in Tesco stores this December.

Cedric the Teddy was given his name by Lewis Evans (aged 5) from …
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#RushetoRaise Christmas movie day raises €2,200 for charity 2 weeks ago

#RushetoRaise Christmas movie day raises €2,200 for charity

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More than 200 people attended last Sunday’s special screening of Santa Claus: The Movie at Century Cinemas Letterkenny, hosted by local parents Emmet and Maria Rushe.

Guests turned up in their Christmas jumpers …
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‘My happy place is a bride’s house on her wedding morning’ 2 weeks ago

‘My happy place is a bride’s house on her wedding morning’

As the founder of TeamBride.ie, Carina Monteith from Lifford is a personal assistant for local brides on their wedding day.

She has spent over 10 years in the bridal world, …
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Buncrana woman wins Presidential award for achievements abroad 2 weeks ago

Buncrana woman wins Presidential award for achievements abroad

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Breege McDaid from Donegal is set to receive a Presidential Distinguished Service Award today.

Breege, a native of Buncrana, is the Director of Irish Community Care Merseyside (ICCM).

Breege has …
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DonegalWoman.ie and Women’s Inspire join forces for national conference 3 weeks ago

DonegalWoman.ie and Women’s Inspire join forces for national conference

The global online Women’s Inspire Network have set their sights on Donegal for their sixth annual conference.

On April 10th 2019, women in business, WIN members and non-members will …
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Delight for the Hanlon family as son Jason’s surgery is a success 3 weeks ago

Delight for the Hanlon family as son Jason’s surgery is a success

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A young Co Donegal man has received the best Christmas present ever after doctors operated on him in a bid to leave him free from pain.

Jason Hanlon has suffered …
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Spraoi agus Sport are calling for your vote! 3 weeks ago

Spraoi agus Sport are calling for your vote!

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Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh has welcomed countless children and adults to their community over the past eight years.

Now, they are calling for votes from the community to achieve a dream of …
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‘Danielle will never be forgotten’ – family gets Embassy support in trial 3 weeks ago

‘Danielle will never be forgotten’ – family gets Embassy support in trial

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The family of the late Danielle McLaughlin from Buncrana has received assistance from the Irish Consul in India as the trial of her alleged killer continues.

Approximately 50 witnesses are …
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Daniel and Majella offer up villa hideaway for NW Breast Cancer Ball 4 weeks ago

Daniel and Majella offer up villa hideaway for NW Breast Cancer Ball

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The celebrity couple are offering a getaway to their sunny Spanish villa to raise funds for breast cancer research in Donegal and supports for cancer patients.

Bidders at the Breast …
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Donegal’s Katie McGloin fronts special report on women’s lives 4 weeks ago

Donegal’s Katie McGloin fronts special report on women’s lives

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The Bundoran Magh Ene College student is one of six young women featured in ‘The Big Picture – A Woman’s World’ on RTE. This social media and TV series examines …
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NW Breast Cancer Ball gifted with €5,200 Kevin Sharkey painting 4 weeks ago

NW Breast Cancer Ball gifted with €5,200 Kevin Sharkey painting

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Donegal painter Kevin Sharkey has donated a painting valued at €5,200 for auction at the upcoming North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball.

The painting, titled Friends Forever will be auctioned …
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Families affected by baby loss invited to Christmas craft workshop 4 weeks ago

Families affected by baby loss invited to Christmas craft workshop

Feileacain (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland) is hosting a Christmas craft workshop for families in Donegal who have experienced the loss of a baby.

The event on 3rd December …
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Volunteers going bald for little Lucy’s cancer battle 4 weeks ago

Volunteers going bald for little Lucy’s cancer battle

Some eager volunteers are enjoying their last few days of having hair before they shave (and some wax!) it all off for a great cause.

The ‘Big Shave for Lucy’ …
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Tickets launch for NW Simon Women’s Little Christmas Ladies Lunch 4 weeks ago

Tickets launch for NW Simon Women’s Little Christmas Ladies Lunch

The fifth Women’s Little Christmas Black Dress Ladies Lunch has been announced for Sun 6th Jan 2019 in the beautiful setting of Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon.

The fun and …
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Police appeal for help finding missing woman 4 weeks ago

Police appeal for help finding missing woman

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The PSNI has appealed to the public to come forward with any information that may help them find a missing woman, Jean McGahey.

The 72-year-old was last seen in the Derry …
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‘This is not consent’ – Thongs hung across Dublin in rape trial protest 1 month ago

‘This is not consent’ – Thongs hung across Dublin in rape trial protest

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“Thongs are not consent” was the overriding message from several demonstrations in Ireland following the recent Cork trial which discussed an alleged rape victim’s choice of underwear.

Hundreds of people …
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TD raises thong to the Dáil in protest over Irish rape case 1 month ago

TD raises thong to the Dáil in protest over Irish rape case

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TD Ruth Coppinger has brought the treatment of alleged rape victims to the fore today by holding up a lace thong to the Dáil.

The Solidarity TD was protesting a …
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Events: Stars come out for Letterkenny Shopping Centre fashion show 1 month ago

Events: Stars come out for Letterkenny Shopping Centre fashion show

The Welcome Winter fashion show in the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny was a sparkling occasion of music, style and bubbles all for a great cause.

The event was organised by the …
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That’s a wrap! Shandon host viewing party for TG4 series finale 1 month ago

That’s a wrap! Shandon host viewing party for TG4 series finale

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The Shandon Hotel in Donegal is celebrating the grand finale of their TV series in the best way possible – with a party and special offer!

The past four weeks …
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Tributes paid following death of popular principal Nora Friel 1 month ago

Tributes paid following death of popular principal Nora Friel

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Loreto Letterkenny school principal, Ms Nora Friel, has passed away.

Ms Friel passed away yesterday at Letterkenny University Hospital following an illness.

Originally from Carrigart but living in Letterkenny, Ms …
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Trailblazing Donegal historian leads rediscovery of Irish women’s feats 1 month ago

Trailblazing Donegal historian leads rediscovery of Irish women’s feats

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Donegal woman Angela Byrne is making great strides in her role as DFAT Historian-in-Residence at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin.

The Culdaff woman is well on her way to accomplishing one …
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Comedy, fashion and beauty combine for this Ladies Night in Stranorlar 1 month ago

Comedy, fashion and beauty combine for this Ladies Night in Stranorlar

St Mary’s NS and The Parents Association present a Ladies Night Out in Kee’s Hotel to celebrate 60 years in Stranorlar.

The night is guaranteed to have lots of laughs with special …
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Inspirational Gortahork girl gets the chop for charity 1 month ago

Inspirational Gortahork girl gets the chop for charity

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Gortahork schoolgirl Polly Harris will have a brand new haircut going back to school on Monday – along with an inspiring story to tell her friends.

The kind-hearted 12-year-old had …
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Lucy vs Cancer: Family and friends rally around a ‘wee trooper’ 2 months ago

Lucy vs Cancer: Family and friends rally around a ‘wee trooper’

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People all over Donegal and the North West have come together this week to lend a helping hand to a brave little girl and her family.

Lucy Mc Geehan, aged …
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Christmas charity project to raise awareness of the silent grief of miscarriage 2 months ago

Christmas charity project to raise awareness of the silent grief of miscarriage

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The local charity project Christmas Spirit LK have today announced their third fundraiser for 2018.

This year’s campaign is titled the ‘EverGlow Project’ to raise awareness of miscarriage and collect …
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This ‘Welcome Winter’ fashion show sounds very cool! 2 months ago

This ‘Welcome Winter’ fashion show sounds very cool!

Donegal fashion fans will be getting a glimpse of the very best winter and Christmas fashion at an upcoming charity fashion show.

The ‘Welcome Winter’ showcase, hosted by Letterkenny Shopping Centre, …
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Tailor-made success: Graduates fashion their future from LYIT 2 months ago

Tailor-made success: Graduates fashion their future from LYIT

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Nine students completed the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion and Promotion this year and are now stepping into the exciting and dynamic world of fashion and textiles.

These students have …
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Andrea Gilligan announced as celebrity guest of Breast Cancer Ball 2 months ago

Andrea Gilligan announced as celebrity guest of Breast Cancer Ball

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Donegal broadcaster Andrea Gilligan has been named as this year’s celebrity guest at the North West Breast Cancer Ball.

The Ballyshannon native is the host of daily news programme ‘Breakfast Briefing’ and …
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‘We are the lucky ones’ – Orla and Jackie think pink at McElhinneys 2 months ago

‘We are the lucky ones’ – Orla and Jackie think pink at McElhinneys

Orla Maguire and Jackie McGavigan were the special guests at an afternoon tea fundraiser at the Ballybofey department store on Wednesday 24th October.

Both women had overcome at different stages …
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Trailblazer Mika scoops top Girl Guide award 2 months ago

Trailblazer Mika scoops top Girl Guide award

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Mika Browne, a member of Convoy Girl Guides, received the Trailblazer National Guide Award – Irish Girl Guides’ highest award – at a special ceremony in Croke Park recently.

Mika was …
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Peter Mark salon having a hair-raising Halloween for charity 2 months ago

Peter Mark salon having a hair-raising Halloween for charity

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Drag queen dress up, complimentary blow-drys and raffles, it’s all happening at Peter Mark this weekend!

The annual Petermarkathon fundraiser is back and coming to Peter Mark Letterkenny, Donegal from …
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Exciting discovery in cancer research supported by Brid Carr memorial fund 2 months ago

Exciting discovery in cancer research supported by Brid Carr memorial fund

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Jennifer Quinn, a final year student at the Cork Cancer Research Centre, benefited from a scholarship part-funded in memory of beloved Donegal woman Brid Carr.

Ms Quinn’s studies are focused …
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Events: Donegal celebrates National Women in Enterprise Day in style 2 months ago

Events: Donegal celebrates National Women in Enterprise Day in style

Donegal needs more female entrepreneurs and the female-led businesses already in the county need to be encouraged to act locally but to grow globally – that was one of the …
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Orla reminds Donegal women to ‘Think Pink’ this October 2 months ago

Orla reminds Donegal women to ‘Think Pink’ this October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and McElhinneys are spending this important time of year raising awareness and much needed funds for Cancer Care West.

The Ballybofey Department Store has …
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Baby joy as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry expecting first child 2 months ago

Baby joy as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry expecting first child

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The pregnancy news came from Kensington Palace early this morning, which said that former actress Meghan is around 12 weeks pregnant.

Watch out, there’s a new wee Garda in town! 2 months ago

Watch out, there’s a new wee Garda in town!

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A ‘wee hero’ from Co. Donegal has been drafted into An Garda Síochana for showing outstanding bravery in his battle with illness.

Ray Campbell (6) has joined the Donegal garda …
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Events: Donegal Town Women’s Group celebrate 3rd birthday 2 months ago

Events: Donegal Town Women’s Group celebrate 3rd birthday

Countless cups of tea have been brewed by DTWG members since 2015, when an inclusive group was formed for the women of Donegal Town and surrounding areas.

The women have …
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Letterkenny store takes action for Breast Cancer Awareness month 2 months ago

Letterkenny store takes action for Breast Cancer Awareness month

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Kelly’s Centra and Kelly’s Diner at Mountain Top Letterkenny are hosting two great events this month for Action Breast Cancer and the Irish Cancer Society. 

October is breast cancer awareness month and …
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