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Volunteers sought for charity bag pack 2 days 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 3 days 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 5 days 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 7 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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Young Letterkenny man becomes Donegal’s latest Lotto winner 3 weeks ago

Young Letterkenny man becomes Donegal’s latest Lotto winner

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A young Donegal man is celebrating winning a cool €1 million from Saturday night’s winning Lotto Plus 1 draw.

Odhran Doherty, aged 23 from the Glebe in …
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Shock and sadness following death of Áine Friel, aged 28 3 weeks ago

Shock and sadness following death of Áine Friel, aged 28

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The Fanad community is in mourning today following the sad passing of Áine Friel. 

Ms Friel, who was an inspirational and popular local woman, died on Sunday at the age …
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Donegal woman honoured by NI Ambulance Service 3 weeks ago

Donegal woman honoured by NI Ambulance Service

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The Lifford native, who is a Community Paramedic in Castlederg, was honoured at the first ever NIAS Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony.

Caroline’s colleagues had nominated her for her outstanding service to …
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Super Jessica scoops Magician of the Year 3 weeks ago

Super Jessica scoops Magician of the Year

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It’s not often that a magician is stunned, but Jessica Harkin was amazed to claim the prize alongside Burtonport’s Dylan Murray in the International Runway Achievers and Recognition Awards on …
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Letterkenny woman is India-bound in the hope of helping street children 3 weeks ago

Letterkenny woman is India-bound in the hope of helping street children

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Catherine Devine is taking a career break from her role at the Irish Independent this summer to visit Asia, where she will spend three months in Calcutta with the Hope …
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Call in for a cuppa at the Little Angels coffee morning! 3 weeks ago

Call in for a cuppa at the Little Angels coffee morning!

All are welcome to come and enjoy a fantastic spread of food in aid of three worthy local causes.

The event, running from 10.30am – 2pm, will support the three …
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Events: Hoteliers celebrate in style at the Donegal IHF Ball 3 weeks ago

Events: Hoteliers celebrate in style at the Donegal IHF Ball

The annual event is a glamourous celebration of the local hospitality industry and a chance for friends, colleagues and industry figures to catch up and look forward to the year …
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Meet the four Donegal women aiming to bring new voices to local council 4 weeks ago

Meet the four Donegal women aiming to bring new voices to local council

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Eimer Friel, Bernie Moran, Evelyn Sweeney and Michelle McKenna have all been confirmed as candidates across four electoral areas in the local elections this May.

The four dynamic women, who …
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Gysling family make ‘life-changing’ decision to sell Harvey’s Point 4 weeks ago

Gysling family make ‘life-changing’ decision to sell Harvey’s Point

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Donegal hoteliers Deirdre McGlone and Marc Gysling have today announced that they are stepping back from Harvey’s Point to focus on family life.

The iconic hotel on the shores of …
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Events: Gabrielle’s glamourous ball is a great success! 4 weeks ago

Events: Gabrielle’s glamourous ball is a great success!

Glitz and glam, generosity and great craic was the order of the night when Donegal social diarist Gabrielle McMonagle hosted her 10th fundraising ball last weekend.

Over 400 people flocked …
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Donegal midwife Philomena Canning has passed away 4 weeks ago

Donegal midwife Philomena Canning has passed away

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Independent midwife and rights campaigner Philomena Sarah Canning has passed away at the age of 59.

The Glenvar native died peacefully on Friday night at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital Dublin. She …
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Brave woman injured in horrific holiday fall gets an uplifting boost 4 weeks ago

Brave woman injured in horrific holiday fall gets an uplifting boost

An inspirational woman who is making great strides in her mission to walk again has received an outpouring of support from the Donegal community this week.

Anita Jackson, aged 42, …
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Happy volunteers out to turn Donegal yellow this Daffodil Day 4 weeks ago

Happy volunteers out to turn Donegal yellow this Daffodil Day

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The bright flower bundles are ready, the pins are prepped and the smiles will be free today for Daffodil Day 2019. 

Volunteers will be taking to the streets across Donegal …
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Colour Me Calm: How Maeve inspires meditation through art 4 weeks ago

Colour Me Calm: How Maeve inspires meditation through art

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This Sunday will see Wholegreen on Church Lane in Letterkenny host an event with a difference called ‘Creative Meditation’.

Letterkenny woman and psychotherapist Maeve Peoples will be hosting this unique …
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Unique event to share untold stories of Irish women in the UK 1 month ago

Unique event to share untold stories of Irish women in the UK

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Donegal County Museum is hosting an insightful talk this week on ‘Irish Women on the Move:’ Examining the Histories of Migrants to Britain in the 20th Century

 

The talk will …
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Why Sinead is a cut above the rest! 1 month ago

Why Sinead is a cut above the rest!

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Sinead Shiels, aged 10, is about to get her biggest haircut yet in a sponsored challenge for the High Five for Conall fund.

The 4th class schoolgirl was only too …
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Letterkenny woman champions unity against hate following terror attacks 1 month ago

Letterkenny woman champions unity against hate following terror attacks

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Thoiba Ahmed, an Independent local election candidate for Letterkenny, is calling for unity against hate in the wake of the attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Thoiba is …
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Snow alert for Donegal this St. Patrick’s weekend 1 month ago

Snow alert for Donegal this St. Patrick’s weekend

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A Status Yellow snow and ice alert has been issued for Donegal this Friday night. It’s snow joke either, as forecasters predict accumulations of up to 3cm and accumulations are likely …
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Everything we’re looking forward to learning at Women’s Inspire Donegal 1 month ago

Everything we’re looking forward to learning at Women’s Inspire Donegal

Business owners and marketing mavens are in for a treat when the Women’s Inspire Network Spring Seminar makes its way to Donegal on April 10th.

Set in Harvey’s Point, the conference …
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Remembrance service for babies in Letterkenny 1 month ago

Remembrance service for babies in Letterkenny

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A special Interdenominational Service of Remembrance will be held in Letterkenny this month for those who have suffered the loss of a baby.

The ceremony is for those who have …
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Events: The She Said Club celebrates self-care at the Shandon 1 month ago

Events: The She Said Club celebrates self-care at the Shandon

The She Said Club podcast sisterhood visited the Shandon Hotel on Saturday 9th March to celebrate theme of “Nourish to Flourish”. Health, mental wellness and business were big topics of …
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Extraordinary Donegal doctor honoured in women’s portrait series 1 month ago

Extraordinary Donegal doctor honoured in women’s portrait series

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A leading physician and epidemiologist from Mountcharles is one of eight extraordinary women being celebrated by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland this week.

A portrait of Dr Margaret (Pearl) Dunlevy …
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How computing legend Kay McNulty helped change the world 1 month ago

How computing legend Kay McNulty helped change the world

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Creeslough native Kay McNulty, who was one of the very first computer programmers in the world, is featured in a new book launched today. What have the Irish ever done for …
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Events: Dublin fash pack savours Donegal style 1 month ago

Events: Dublin fash pack savours Donegal style

Magee 1866 tweed and Lough Eske Castle hotel joined forces for a night of Donegal-centric style in the company of leading names in Irish fashion.

The event took place on …
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Donegal woman convicted for animal welfare offences 1 month ago

Donegal woman convicted for animal welfare offences

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A woman from Drumkeen has been fined €100 and ordered to pay €725.08 to the ISPCA to cover veterinary costs after she was convicted of failing to provide sufficient food …
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Pioneering Donegal businesswoman to be honoured on International Women’s Day 1 month ago

Pioneering Donegal businesswoman to be honoured on International Women’s Day

Killygordan native Bridget Desmond originated Shirt Stitching in Claudy and established the first of the famous Desmond’s shirt factories.

Born in 1862, Bridget settled in Claudy in Derry and married John Desmond.


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Relief and sadness as Donegal midwife wins HSE settlement 2 months ago

Relief and sadness as Donegal midwife wins HSE settlement

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Independent midwife Philomena Canning, who is seriously ill with terminal cancer, has settled her case with the HSE.

Last week the Glenvar women called on the HSE to settle the …
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Women’s Inspire: The mum and daughter duo sharing a little piece of Donegal in Dublin 2 months ago

Women’s Inspire: The mum and daughter duo sharing a little piece of Donegal in Dublin

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Shop owners Carol and Linda-Mae Meagle love to showcase some of the best of the north west in the city.

Nestled in the heart of Dublin, their Donegal Shop is a treasure …
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‘We need change’ – Women’s Day event to examine balance in local politics 2 months ago

‘We need change’ – Women’s Day event to examine balance in local politics

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This year’s International Women’s Day Theme is ‘Balance for Better’. It is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.

On Thursday 7th March in Letterkenny Library …
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Spark joy and support the ‘High 5 for Conall’ communion wear event 2 months ago

Spark joy and support the ‘High 5 for Conall’ communion wear event

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Letterkenny Babies is hosting a Communion Wear Event on Friday 8th March, 7-8pm in Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.

All money raised from the sale of an extensive range of Communion …
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Meet OJ – the cute pup with a wonderful ‘tale’ 2 months ago

Meet OJ – the cute pup with a wonderful ‘tale’

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In fact, little OJ’s arrival was anticipated long before he was born. Now he has a big life ahead of him as he trains to be an Irish Guide Dog …
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Donegal woman battles to bring down barriers facing people with disabilities 2 months ago

Donegal woman battles to bring down barriers facing people with disabilities

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Wheelchair user Vicky Matthew from Ballyshannon dreams of furthering her education by attending college.

But a lack of bus transports is holding her back.

Vicky lives on disability allowance and …
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Donegal has the lowest female representation in council – report 2 months ago

Donegal has the lowest female representation in council – report

Donegal has been revealed to have the highest level of gender imbalance in local council.

A new CSO report found that 8.1% of Donegal County Councillors are female. This represents …
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Farmer Charlie collects his €500K Lotto winnings 2 months ago

Farmer Charlie collects his €500K Lotto winnings

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An 84-year-old retired Donegal farmer and cancer survivor has picked up a EuroMillions Plus winning cheque for €500,000 from National Lottery headquarters.

Charlie Meehan from Manorcunningham was one of two EuroMillions …
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How Daffodil Day helps make a difference at the most difficult times 2 months ago

How Daffodil Day helps make a difference at the most difficult times

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On average, 1,050 people in Donegal are diagnosed with cancer annually. Funds raised at Daffodil Day supports lifesaving cancer research and care services, making life more comfortable for patients and …
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Mulroy Woods sweeps the board in top hotel awards 2 months ago

Mulroy Woods sweeps the board in top hotel awards

Excitement is at an all time high at Mulroy Woods Hotel as they pick up a series of top Irish Hotel Award nominations.

Not only that, but the Milford hotel …
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Donegal girl brings home All-Ireland Dancing Championships title 2 months ago

Donegal girl brings home All-Ireland Dancing Championships title

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Emily Colangelo is the pride of Dungloe this week after claiming the 2019 All Ireland Irish Dancing Championship at the INEC in Killarney.

The 14-year-old competed against 220 dancers from around the world …
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Backed by Majella: Why these young entrepreneurs got a celebrity boost! 2 months ago

Backed by Majella: Why these young entrepreneurs got a celebrity boost!

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Majella O’Donnell has shown why there are 50 reasons to think about positive mental health.

The broadcaster and mental health advocate was so impressed by a new book created by …
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