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Warm welcome for the Butterfly Bereavement Room at LUH 4 months ago

Warm welcome for the Butterfly Bereavement Room at LUH

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A new bereavement room was recently opened in the LUH Maternity Unit called the Butterfly Room, taking inspiration from Féileacáin, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland.

Kind donations …
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Brilliant Bernie is named a Global Hero of Hope 4 months ago

Brilliant Bernie is named a Global Hero of Hope

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An inspirational Donegal woman has been named as a ‘Global Hero of Hope’ by Relay for Life. 

Bernie Gallagher, from the Rosses, is one of the founding members of Relay …
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Young entrepreneur Katie triumphs in Irish Women’s Awards 4 months ago

Young entrepreneur Katie triumphs in Irish Women’s Awards

The 18-year-old was named as Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the inaugural Irish Women’s Awards 2019 last night.

Weather warning: Donegal set for freezing conditions and snow 4 months ago

Weather warning: Donegal set for freezing conditions and snow

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People are being warned to take care this Monday night and Tuesday daytime due to snow and ice. Slippery conditions are expected with the overnight accumulation of ice and snow …
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Woman denied abortion for fatal foetal abnormality, Dáil told 4 months ago

Woman denied abortion for fatal foetal abnormality, Dáil told

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A woman in Ireland who is carrying a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality has been refused a termination, the Dáil was told today.

The issue sparked heated debate when raised …
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The Women’s Inspire Donegal line-up is revealed! 4 months ago

The Women’s Inspire Donegal line-up is revealed!

The Women’s Inspire Network is coming to Donegal on 10th April for one of the biggest business events of the year.

Set in Harvey’s Point, this one-day ‘Overcoming Challenges’ event will bring …
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Donegal Women in Business Network prepare to celebrate 20th anniversary 4 months ago

Donegal Women in Business Network prepare to celebrate 20th anniversary

Donegal Women in Business Network are marking a milestone year in 2019, celebrating 20 years of success for the voluntary, not-for-profit, peer-support group for local women.

The DWBN 20th anniversary celebrations …
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Lucky Annmarie wins an amazing €52,000 on Winning Streak! 4 months ago

Lucky Annmarie wins an amazing €52,000 on Winning Streak!

Donegal-based businesswoman Annmarie Doherty had a very fortunate start to her year after winning a whopping €52,000 on RTE’s Winning Streak.

Getting to spin the famous wheel never came into the …
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New Year wardrobe clear-out? Why not donate to this Syrian clothing appeal 4 months ago

New Year wardrobe clear-out? Why not donate to this Syrian clothing appeal

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The Letterkenny Islamic Association and the Donegal Intercultural Platform are carrying out another clothing appeal to help Syrian refugees in refugee camps.

The last date for drop off is the …
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Hero teacher Dawn Croke to be laid to rest today 4 months ago

Hero teacher Dawn Croke to be laid to rest today

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Dungloe will come to a standstill today for the funeral of one its best-loved young citizens.

Teacher Dawn Croke, who was in her 30s, died on Thursday last when she …
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Gardaí end search for missing GP in Donegal 5 months ago

Gardaí end search for missing GP in Donegal

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Gardaí have today finished a local search as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Deirdre O’Flaherty.

The land excavation at a site in Milford was called off without …
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Heartache over tragic death of beloved Dungloe teacher 5 months ago

Heartache over tragic death of beloved Dungloe teacher

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Dawn Croke, a popular teacher and former Dungloe Mary, was tragically killed in an incident close to St Crona’s National School on Thursday evening.

Ms Croke, who was in her …
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Community fund launched for family of cherished Donegal mum Jasmine 5 months ago

Community fund launched for family of cherished Donegal mum Jasmine

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A new fund has been set up by the heartbroken friends of Jasmine McMonagle, the young Donegal mum who was murdered in her home.

Tragic Jasmine, aged 28, was killed …
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‘It is an honour’ – Glenties-born cybersecurity expert wins prestigious award 5 months ago

‘It is an honour’ – Glenties-born cybersecurity expert wins prestigious award

Queen’s University Belfast Professor Máire O’Neill has been awarded US$30,000 in the Blavatnik Awards, which honour outstanding young scientists under the age of 42.

Professor O’Neill, who is from Glenties, …
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Search for missing woman continues at Donegal site 5 months ago

Search for missing woman continues at Donegal site

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Gardaí in Milford are on the second day of an extensive search operation for the remains of Dr Deirdre O’Flaherty, who went missing in 2009.

Ms O’Flaherty (aged 46), a GP …
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Myrtle calls on Donegal to help with Belarus orphanage appeal 5 months ago

Myrtle calls on Donegal to help with Belarus orphanage appeal

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Ramelton couple Myrtle and Alan Doherty are back again with the Belarusian orphanage appeal -gathering a large stock of essential items, kindly donated by the people of Donegal to help …
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We love how the Twin Towns are celebrating women on Nollaig na mBan 5 months ago

We love how the Twin Towns are celebrating women on Nollaig na mBan

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Hundreds of colourful baubles have appeared on the Ballybofey/Stranorlar footbridge in celebration of Women’s Little Christmas.

The eye-catching exhibition contains festive decorations with messages, mementos and photos of local women. Mothers, …
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Funeral of young Donegal mum Jasmine to be held on Monday 5 months ago

Funeral of young Donegal mum Jasmine to be held on Monday

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The 28-year-old mum-of-two was found dead at her home in Killygordon on Friday morning last.

The aspiring actress and model will be laid to rest following funeral mass at St …
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Hero Megan wins ‘Groom of the Year’ award 5 months ago

Hero Megan wins ‘Groom of the Year’ award

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Megan McGettigan has been presented with a top accolade at the Irish Show Jumping Awards for a selfless act of bravery this year.

Megan earned the Tredstep Groom of the Year award …
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The She Said Club is coming to Donegal! 5 months ago

The She Said Club is coming to Donegal!

UPDATE: The She Said Club ‘Nourish to Flourish’ has been rescheduled to Saturday, 9th March 2019.

What’s the She Said Club you ask?

It’s a relaxing and fun event full …
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How Anita and Don will deliver festive donations ‘from one table to another’ 5 months ago

How Anita and Don will deliver festive donations ‘from one table to another’

A heartwarming community initiative is returning to the village of Ramelton this Christmas Day.

‘An Extra Plate’ gives people the chance to donate or receive Christmas dinners for free, bringing …
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Road safety campaigner Joan applauded for sharing personal tragedy 5 months ago

Road safety campaigner Joan applauded for sharing personal tragedy

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Donegal woman Joan Doherty lost her daughter Kellie in a tragic road traffic collision in 2005.

Every year, she relives the devastating events that took Kellie from her.

Kellie was …
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It’s showtime for Miss Universe Ireland Grainne Gallanagh 5 months ago

It’s showtime for Miss Universe Ireland Grainne Gallanagh

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Buncrana native Grainne Gallanagh is just hours away from big moment on stage at the Miss Universe pageant in Thailand.

The 24-year-old beauty is vying to become Ireland’s first-ever Miss …
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Letterkenny women earn awards from Donegal Centre for Independent Living 5 months 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.

A large number of nominees were celebrated …
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Donegal Traveller women unveil stunning symbolic quilt 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 months 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 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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! 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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’ 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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! 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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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