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Opinion: Donegal women haven’t been truly represented in Dáil Éireann 2 hours ago

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

By  •  Politics

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 10 hours ago

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

By  •  News

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 days ago

Community rows in behind Donegal family after heartbreaking diagnosis

By  •  News

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 4 days 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 5 days ago

Incredible €17,150 total raised at Breast Cancer Ball

By  •  News

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 5 days ago

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

By  •  Politics

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 1 week ago

Community rushes to help Ballybofey woman battling cancer

By  •  News

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 1 week ago

Women’s sheds in Donegal given first funding supports

By  •  News

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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School secretaries demand end to ‘inequality to female workers’ 1 week ago

School secretaries demand end to ‘inequality to female workers’

By  •  News

‘If it were males in the job we wouldn’t be standing here today’ – Forsa President Ann McGee

Representatives from Forsa at Minister for Education, Joe Mc Hugh’s …
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It’s time to support Myrtle Doherty’s Belarus appeal again 2 weeks ago

It’s time to support Myrtle Doherty’s Belarus appeal again

By  •  News

An annual charity appeal led by Donegal woman Myrtle Doherty has kicked off again this January. 

Each year, the Belarusian orphanage appeal gathers a large stock of essential items, kindly …
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A sorrowful celebration of the life of tragic nurse Mary Ellen 3 weeks ago

A sorrowful celebration of the life of tragic nurse Mary Ellen

By  •  News

The community of Ardara has never been closer than it was today when it said a sorrowful farewell to nurse Mary Ellen Molloy.

The 26-year-old died tragically when a tree …
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Big celebrations as Ruby Druce turns 104 on New Year’s Eve 3 weeks ago

Big celebrations as Ruby Druce turns 104 on New Year’s Eve

Remarkable Donegal woman Ruby Druce celebrated her 104th birthday in style with a large party on New Year’s Eve.

The popular Castlefinn native, who is one of Donegal’s oldest residents, …
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Special remembrance service to be held for families affected by the death of a baby 3 weeks ago

Special remembrance service to be held for families affected by the death of a baby

By  •  News

A special ‘Little Christmas’ remembrance service will be held for bereaved parents upstairs in St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny on Sunday 5th January 2020 from 3pm. 

The service is organised …
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Family of Mary Ellen Molloy hoping to have her home within a week 3 weeks ago

Family of Mary Ellen Molloy hoping to have her home within a week

By  •  News

The heartbroken family of tragic nurse Mary Ellen Molloy are hoping to have her home for her funeral in the coming week.

Preparations to repatriate the 26-year-old Donegal woman’s remains …
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Donators rush to support fund to bring the late Mary Ellen Molloy home 4 weeks ago

Donators rush to support fund to bring the late Mary Ellen Molloy home

By  •  News

A fund to help a Donegal nurse killed in a tragic accident in Australia has reached a staggering €63,000 in less than 24 hours.

Mary Ellen Molloy was killed when …
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Tributes pour in for much-loved nurse who died in tragic accident in Australia 1 month ago

Tributes pour in for much-loved nurse who died in tragic accident in Australia

By  •  News

Tributes are pouring in for a young Donegal nurse who tragically lost her life following an accident in Australia yesterday.

Mary Ellen Molloy from Edergole in Ardara suffered fatal injuries …
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Bauble display to celebrate women of the Twin Towns 1 month ago

Bauble display to celebrate women of the Twin Towns

By  •  News

A unique display is returning to the Twin Towns this January in honour of local women.

The ‘Women’s Little Christmas’ exhibition invites everyone to decorate a Christmas bauble and have …
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Events: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team celebrate successes at Christmas 1 month ago

Events: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team celebrate successes at Christmas

By  •  Events, Life

What a year it has been for the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team in the Centre of Excellence in Letterkenny!

This multi award winning salon let loose and took some …
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Samara’s super brown bread hits the shelves 1 month ago

Samara’s super brown bread hits the shelves

By  •  News

Inver baker Samara Ward is about to earn a crust from her award-winning bread when it hits the shelves in Aldi this weekend.

Samara’s Brown Bread was the winner of …
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Events: A celebratory Christmas lunch for Donegal Women in Business 1 month ago

Events: A celebratory Christmas lunch for Donegal Women in Business

The beautiful surrounds of Rockhill House Estate was the setting for a very festive Christmas lunch hosted by the Donegal Women in Business Network on Tuesday.

Members and guests …
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Stella McGroarty makes two superb donations to cancer funds 2 months ago

Stella McGroarty makes two superb donations to cancer funds

Donegal Town boutique owner Stella McGroarty has proudly presented the proceeds of her charity fashion show to two very deserving causes.

€3,890 was raised at the Stella Boutique charity gala …
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Events: The Grinch steals the show at Rushe to Raise! 2 months ago

Events: The Grinch steals the show at Rushe to Raise!

A cranky green Grinch may have been stomping around Century Cinemas today, but it didn’t dull the festive spirit of Rushe to Raise 2019!

Maria and Emmet Rushe with Mr …
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Events: Christmas indulgence with Five Farms in Raphoe 2 months ago

Events: Christmas indulgence with Five Farms in Raphoe

A festive and celebratory feeling was in the air at Coyle’s Centra Raphoe last night for the Donegal launch of Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur.

The drink, co-created by Raphoe …
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Inspirational Donegal woman wins young carer award 2 months ago

Inspirational Donegal woman wins young carer award

By  •  News

A remarkable young Donegal woman has been named as Ulster’s Young Carer of the Year 2019.

Áine Grant from Bridgend, who cares for her mum Nuala, was one of four …
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Events: AGM marks a new chapter for the Donegal Women in Business Network 2 months ago

Events: AGM marks a new chapter for the Donegal Women in Business Network

What a year 2019 has been for the Donegal Women in Business Network. In their 20th anniversary, the network has held many successful celebrations, looked back in appreciation of the …
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Thanks to the Breast Cancer Ball, the outcomes for Donegal women are improving 2 months ago

Thanks to the Breast Cancer Ball, the outcomes for Donegal women are improving

Breast Cancer Surgeon Manvydas Varzgalis is calling on Donegal people to go out and enjoy the North West Breast Cancer Ball for the benefit of Donegal woman.

The annual fundraising …
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A Donegal first as minority women gather for seminar 2 months ago

A Donegal first as minority women gather for seminar

By  •  Events

WOMEN from black, minority and ethnic communities on both sides of the border have gathered together for the first time in Donegal to explore the issues affecting them and to …
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Events: Anne Nicholls and guests launch charity Christmas CD 2 months ago

Events: Anne Nicholls and guests launch charity Christmas CD

Over 200 people were treated to a magical night of Christmas music on Friday when Letterkenny teacher Anne Nicholls and guests launched a charity CD.

Music, stories and special moments …
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‘Granny, this one is for you’ –  Donegal woman plans gruelling trek to Everest Base Camp 2 months ago

‘Granny, this one is for you’ – Donegal woman plans gruelling trek to Everest Base Camp

By  •  News

A determined Donegal woman is about to hike 5,000 metres to Everest Base Camp for charity in memory of her late grandmother. 

Glenda McGinty is taking on the arduous climb …
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Donegal woman stunned by support for 145km walk for Alzheimer’s 2 months ago

Donegal woman stunned by support for 145km walk for Alzheimer’s

By  •  News

Donegal teacher Elaine McConnell has sent a massive and heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported her during a 145km ‘Home-to-Home’ fundraising walk, which raised €6,281 for the Donegal Branch …
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Events: Sustainable is in style at Stella’s charity fashion show 2 months ago

Events: Sustainable is in style at Stella’s charity fashion show

Stella McGroarty of Stella Boutique in Donegal Town made a strong fashion statement at Sunday’s charity gala fashion show.

Up to 200 women attended the event in Harvey’s Point …
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Women’s seminar to explore diversity and challenges 2 months ago

Women’s seminar to explore diversity and challenges

By  •  News

A seminar will take place in Donegal next week to discuss issues affecting migrant and minority ethnic women in the border region.

Issues affecting migrant, black and minority ethnic women living …
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Events: Driving Instructor Angela Ward celebrates 15 years on the road 2 months ago

Events: Driving Instructor Angela Ward celebrates 15 years on the road

Angela was in the driving seat for a change last night when she hosted an information event alongside Kelly’s Toyota Letterkenny and the Donegal Women in Business Network.

In the …
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Local women asked to have their say about participation in public life 3 months ago

Local women asked to have their say about participation in public life

By  •  News

Women in Donegal are invited to take part in a focus group to share their experiences, to explore the issues that affect their participation in public life and to look …
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Huge sadness as popular young Donegal woman dies following kayaking accident 3 months ago

Huge sadness as popular young Donegal woman dies following kayaking accident

By  •  News

A cloud of grief has descended on Ballyshannon following the tragic death of Aisling O’Connor – a much-loved young woman who gave so much to her local community.

Aisling, 21, …
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Care of baby girl inspires local mum to complete island-island swim 3 months ago

Care of baby girl inspires local mum to complete island-island swim

By  •  News

A Donegal-based mum braved the choppy waters of West Donegal to complete a hugely successful charity swim last weekend.

Fiona Harrington (27) swam from Owey to Cruit Island on Saturday …
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Children’s Ward and Donegal Hospice to benefit from the Rushes’ fun festive movie event 3 months ago

Children’s Ward and Donegal Hospice to benefit from the Rushes’ fun festive movie event

Letterkenny couple Maria & Emmet Rushe of Rushe Fitness and The S-Mum Blog are running their annual Christmas movie fundraiser on December 1st at 1pm.

They will be hosting a …
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Style icon Stella to host superb charity fashion show 3 months ago

Style icon Stella to host superb charity fashion show

It’s definitely time to think about winter fashion and the party season, and one upcoming event will have it all wrapped up!

Stella McGroarty of Stella Boutique in Donegal Town …
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Donegal women among proud MIC graduates 3 months ago

Donegal women among proud MIC graduates

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Five Donegal women were among the proud graduates of Mary Immaculate College (MIC) who received a Special Purpose Award last weekend.

Ellen McAteer, Sue Porter, Jackie Strain, Moira Greene and …
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Events: Donegal women with business ideas urged to take action 3 months ago

Events: Donegal women with business ideas urged to take action

The Local Enterprise Office in Donegal is calling for more female entrepreneurs and telling female-led businesses in the county to have the ambition to grow globally.

Key motivational messages …
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Activist Sinéad Burke inspires Lottie Dolls to make a powerful statement 3 months ago

Activist Sinéad Burke inspires Lottie Dolls to make a powerful statement

By  •  News

Donegal toy company Lottie Dolls has paid tribute to disability activist Sinéad Burke by creating a limited edition replica of the Dublin woman.

Lottie Dolls went out of their way …
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Domestic Violence Service to benefit from donation on behalf of local women 3 months ago

Domestic Violence Service to benefit from donation on behalf of local women

By  •  News

The Donegal Domestic Violence Service is set to benefit from a €500 donation from the Scotsman’s Bar in Donegal Town.

The generous donation was made by the bar owners Joseph Breslin and John …
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Donegal woman packs kindness into homelessness gift project 3 months ago

Donegal woman packs kindness into homelessness gift project

By  •  News

A large number of schoolbags will be on their way from Donegal to Dublin this winter to help people experiencing homelessness.

The charity project, which started just a week ago, …
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Call goes out for Donegal’s amazing young volunteers 3 months ago

Call goes out for Donegal’s amazing young volunteers

By  •  News

Do you know any amazing young people who make a difference with their inspirational volunteering? 

The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards wants to shine a light on their efforts, and dedicated …
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Events: Women in Enterprise Day celebrations with the Donegal Business Network 3 months ago

Events: Women in Enterprise Day celebrations with the Donegal Business Network

Inspirational and hard-working women in business were celebrated at a special event hosted by the Donegal Business Network.

The local business group had issued an open invite to female business …
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Watch: Beautiful hospital display shines a light on baby loss 3 months ago

Watch: Beautiful hospital display shines a light on baby loss

By  •  News, Videos

Letterkenny University Hospital was illuminated in pink and blue colours on Tuesday night for a very special reason – to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019.

The display was part …
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Letterkenny Hospital to light up in memory of babies 3 months ago

Letterkenny Hospital to light up in memory of babies

By  •  News

Baby Loss Awareness Week (09-15 October) is an international event that aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a …
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Top of the class: Arranmore girl wins trip to the EU Parliament 3 months ago

Top of the class: Arranmore girl wins trip to the EU Parliament

By  •  News

Arainn Mhor student Clara Ferry is off on a trip around Europe this December after winning a Graduate.ie competition.

Clara, who is in fifth year of Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, will be travelling to Brussels, …
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Get your #GoGreen cups free at this local coffee evening 4 months ago

Get your #GoGreen cups free at this local coffee evening

By  •  News

ShopLK together with Kernans are hosting a special coffee evening at Kernans Bistro & Coffee House on October 17th.

With the recent launch of their Go …
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Events: A dreamy day at the Harvey’s Point autumn wedding fair 4 months ago

Events: A dreamy day at the Harvey’s Point autumn wedding fair

No matter the weather, Harvey’s Point always looks its best. And it was this case today as the hotel hosted its autumn wedding fair on a seasonal afternoon on the …
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