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Legacy of pioneering Donegal woman celebrated by nurses of the future 7 months ago

Legacy of pioneering Donegal woman celebrated by nurses of the future

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Agnes Elizabeth Jones (1832 – 1868) of Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland is recognised as the founder of Public Health Nursing. In her short life, she worked with people who suffered …
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Portnoo woman celebrates 28th successful charity appeal 7 months ago

Portnoo woman celebrates 28th successful charity appeal

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A 40ft truck is on its way to Belarus packed with much-needed supplies for orphanages thanks to a generous community fundraiser organised by Portnoo woman Siobhan Boyle McNelis.

Chernobyl Children …
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Funder For Down Under quiz raises an ‘AUSome’ amount 7 months ago

Funder For Down Under quiz raises an ‘AUSome’ amount

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Donegal-based Australian native Bronwyn Walsh has collected another great boost for the Australian Bushfire & Flood Relief after a table quiz last weekend.

Bronwyn Walsh, who lives in Letterkenny, is …
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Huge sadness at passing of much-loved Donegal mum 7 months ago

Huge sadness at passing of much-loved Donegal mum

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Sonya McCloskey (née Hamilton), a much-loved Ballybofey woman, has passed away at the age of 36.

The mother-of-five passed away at the Donegal Hospice following a battle with cancer.

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Harvey’s Point to reveal brand new ballroom at Wedding Showcase 7 months ago

Harvey’s Point to reveal brand new ballroom at Wedding Showcase

Big things have been happening at Harvey’s Point, and all will be revealed this Thursday at their extra special Wedding Showcase.

The luxury lakeside hotel will open the doors to …
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Events: Chef Roisin Gillen sets tastebuds alight at intimate Counter pop-up 7 months ago

Events: Chef Roisin Gillen sets tastebuds alight at intimate Counter pop-up

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Chef Roisin Gillen was home for two pop-up nights in Donegal this month – one in Letterkenny and another in Granny Mc’s Kitchen, Donegal Town.

It took just 20 minutes for …
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Determined Donegal women defy the odds in amazing charity challenge 7 months ago

Determined Donegal women defy the odds in amazing charity challenge

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Two Ramelton women have almost reached the finishing line of the 100 miles in one-month challenge for The Mater Hospital in Dublin.

Anne and Deirdre Gormley’s efforts are even more …
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‘Empowering Women in Donegal’ document aims to prompt change 7 months ago

‘Empowering Women in Donegal’ document aims to prompt change

A new report will be launched this Friday exploring women’s experiences of life in Donegal.

The document was created as a result of the “Empowering Women in Donegal” initiative, …
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Local singer healthy and safe after evacuation from coronavirus-hit cruise 7 months ago

Local singer healthy and safe after evacuation from coronavirus-hit cruise

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Donegal-based singer Rebecca Harkin says she is healthy and safe after being evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The vessel, off the coast of Japan, has been under quarantine …
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Hair salon bins gossip magazines after tragic death of Caroline Flack 7 months ago

Hair salon bins gossip magazines after tragic death of Caroline Flack

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A Letterkenny hair salon has joined the movement to remove celebrity gossip magazines from guest areas following the death of TV presenter Caroline Flack.

LK Hair Design on Lower Main …
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Donegal donations deliver vital support to Belarus orphanage 7 months ago

Donegal donations deliver vital support to Belarus orphanage

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Ramelton couple Myrtle and Alan Doherty have issued a massive thank you to the local community after another successful Belarus orphanage collection.

The lorry which delivers all the donations from …
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Are we really being kind online? 7 months ago

Are we really being kind online?

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This past weekend has seen another tragedy.

The passing of Caroline Flack has once again shown us that the pressure of being in the public eye, along with the …
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Donegal woman appointed to top BBC presenter role 7 months ago

Donegal woman appointed to top BBC presenter role

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Donegal woman Sarah Brett has secured a new lead role with the BBC in Belfast.

Sarah, who is from Portnoo, will be joined by Chris Buckler …
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Don’t miss Gabrielle’s glam girls night! 8 months ago

Don’t miss Gabrielle’s glam girls night!

Donegal social diarist Gabrielle McMonagle from Gabrielle’s Diary is hosting a fashion night out with McElhinneys in the Orchard Letterkenny on Thursday 5th March.

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Events: Embracing the new season at McElhinneys 8 months ago

Events: Embracing the new season at McElhinneys

McElhinneys are kicking off the Spring/Summer 2020 season in style with their fashion launch all this weekend.

The spotlight was on the new womenswear collections at last night’s preview, as …
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Loreto students make the most of ‘junk’ for Junk Kouture Regional finals 8 months ago

Loreto students make the most of ‘junk’ for Junk Kouture Regional finals

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Junk Kouture is a fashion competition using recycled materials, which challenges young people to design, create and model high end couture – using everyday junk!

It takes in elements of …
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Bronwyn brings a community together for Australian relief concert 8 months ago

Bronwyn brings a community together for Australian relief concert

A Donegal-based Australian woman is bringing the local community together to support people devastated by disasters in her home country.

A fundraising concert, taking place this Saturday 15th February, will …
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Donegal Domestic Violence Service welcomes Ireland’s first coercive control conviction 8 months ago

Donegal Domestic Violence Service welcomes Ireland’s first coercive control conviction

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The Donegal Domestic Violence Service has welcomed a new precedent set by Ireland’s first coercive control conviction, which took place in Letterkenny.

Kevin Dunleavy (33) was yesterday jailed for 21 …
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Kay McNulty’s remarkable story to air this week 8 months ago

Kay McNulty’s remarkable story to air this week

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Kay McNulty, a native of Creeslough, was a Donegal Gaeilgeoir, computer programmer and one of the six original programmers of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer.

Kay McNulty. …
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Events: Donegal Women in Business study skills in selling online 8 months ago

Events: Donegal Women in Business study skills in selling online

The world of direct marketing and selling online is a place of great opportunities but also of great complications and regulations.

Mastering the legalities, etiquette and numbers of online business …
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Noel Cunningham named Donegal’s Person of the Year 8 months ago

Noel Cunningham named Donegal’s Person of the Year

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My gratitude is to forever sing that song ‘My Donegal’ – Noel Cunningham

Donegal hotelier and broadcaster Noel Cunningham has been named as the Donegal Person of the Year …
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Computing legend Kay McNulty in the spotlight in ‘epic women’ TV series 8 months ago

Computing legend Kay McNulty in the spotlight in ‘epic women’ TV series

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Kay McNulty from Creeslough was one of the very first computer programmers in the world.

Kay McNulty

Born in 1921, Kay was a Donegal Gaeilgeoir who went on to become …
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Art auction raises €600 for Ballybofey woman’s cancer fund 8 months ago

Art auction raises €600 for Ballybofey woman’s cancer fund

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A local artist’s successful auction has raised a fantastic €600 to help her friend during her battle with cancer.

Angie Doherty from Ballybofey has been having treatment for bowel cancer …
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Donegal woman to receive Papal honour at special Mass 8 months ago

Donegal woman to receive Papal honour at special Mass

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Kitty Kelly from Porthall has been announced as a recipient of the Benemerenti Medal – a direct accolade awarded by the Pope to members of the clergy and laity for …
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A winning start to 2020 for Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 8 months ago

A winning start to 2020 for Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

By  •  News, Style

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are once again proving they are a cut about the rest after being named as the Best Hair Salon of 2020 in the Irish Enterprise Awards.

This …
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Opinion: Donegal women haven’t been truly represented in Dáil Éireann 8 months 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 8 months ago

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

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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 9 months ago

Community rows in behind Donegal family after heartbreaking diagnosis

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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 9 months 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 9 months ago

Incredible €17,150 total raised at Breast Cancer Ball

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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 9 months 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 9 months ago

Community rushes to help Ballybofey woman battling cancer

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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 9 months ago

Women’s sheds in Donegal given first funding supports

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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’ 9 months ago

School secretaries demand end to ‘inequality to female workers’

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‘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 9 months ago

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

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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 9 months ago

A sorrowful celebration of the life of tragic nurse Mary Ellen

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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 9 months 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 9 months ago

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

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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 9 months ago

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

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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 9 months ago

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

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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 9 months ago

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

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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 10 months ago

Bauble display to celebrate women of the Twin Towns

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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 10 months 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 10 months ago

Samara’s super brown bread hits the shelves

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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 10 months 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 10 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! 10 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 10 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 10 months ago

Inspirational Donegal woman wins young carer award

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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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