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Chloe Kennedy crowned Donegal Rose 2019 6 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 6 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! 6 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 6 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! 6 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. 

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Katie Callaghan honoured as one of Donegal’s great community volunteers 6 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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Events: Shannon Dolan and team toast to 10 years of hair and beauty 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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! 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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Young Letterkenny man becomes Donegal’s latest Lotto winner 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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! 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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! 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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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