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Miss Donegal Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland! 5 months ago

Miss Donegal Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland!

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Buncrana woman Grainne Gallanagh has won the title of Miss Universe Ireland 2018. 

The London-based nurse was chosen as this year’s winner at a glamorous ceremony tonight in the Mansion House …
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Events: Stage stars sing on special night with Daniel O’Donnell 5 months ago

Events: Stage stars sing on special night with Daniel O’Donnell

Over 100 people of all ages took to the stage in An Grianan Theatre with none other than international singing legend Daniel O’Donnell for their first ever performance in …
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Three ambitious Donegal women to represent county in Miss Universe Ireland finals 5 months ago

Three ambitious Donegal women to represent county in Miss Universe Ireland finals

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Tonight is the night for Niamh, Grainne and Emma as they compete to be crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2018.

Three young Donegal women will be taking to the stage for the …
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Fund for young Donegal man in Sydney gains overwhelming support 5 months ago

Fund for young Donegal man in Sydney gains overwhelming support

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Hundreds of kind donators are sending their best wishes to the young Ramelton man following a tragic fall in Australia.

Shaun (21) suffered serious injuries when he fell from a …
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Celeb couple SJP and Matthew Broderick take a break in the hills of Donegal 5 months ago

Celeb couple SJP and Matthew Broderick take a break in the hills of Donegal

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Donegal is welcoming some A-List guests this week as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick visit the county on a summer getaway.

The Hollywood actors have checked into to their holiday …
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Samara has a slice of success in the All-Ireland Brown Bread Baking Competition 5 months ago

Samara has a slice of success in the All-Ireland Brown Bread Baking Competition

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Samara Ward has qualified to the semi-finals National Brown Bread Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi and in association with the NPA and ICA, through entering the Aldi bread drop heats which took place …
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Environmentalist Sarah Carr is crowned Miss Water 2018 5 months ago

Environmentalist Sarah Carr is crowned Miss Water 2018

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Sarah Carr picked up not one, but four special awards at Saturday’s Miss Earth Northern Ireland final in Derry.

The 24-year-old scooped the title of ‘Miss Water 2018’ along with awards …
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Forget Love Island – it’s ‘Love Ireland’ at the Shandon! 5 months ago

Forget Love Island – it’s ‘Love Ireland’ at the Shandon!

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It’s the summer of love at the Shandon Hotel with engagements having trebled on last year!

It’s not just ice-cream and prosecco sales rising in the best summer since 1976, …
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Relief as Vanessa Donohoe is moved out of intensive care 5 months ago

Relief as Vanessa Donohoe is moved out of intensive care

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Vanessa was taken out of ICU for the first time in seven weeks and is back on a hospital ward.

Vanessa took ill on a family holiday at the start …
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Hairdressers’ charity day raises a ‘happy’ €4,000! 5 months ago

Hairdressers’ charity day raises a ‘happy’ €4,000!

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The Hair by Anne O’Gorman salon at College Court was transformed into a lively spot on June 9th as they hosted a very successful ‘Happy Day’.

All proceeds from the event …
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Events: A sneak peek at ‘S by Sloggi’ lingerie in McElhinneys 5 months ago

Events: A sneak peek at ‘S by Sloggi’ lingerie in McElhinneys

Sloggi is a well-known brand in the McElhinneys lingerie department, but S by Sloggi is a special new underwear range that blends comfort with sleek and sophisticated design.

As McElhinneys are …
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Donegal girl goes through to Junior Bake Off finals 5 months ago

Donegal girl goes through to Junior Bake Off finals

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Competition is heating up in the Aldi Foróige Junior Baking champion, with one Donegal girl passing the test to get through to the national finals.

Elisha Moyne, aged 15, from Carndonagh …
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Laura ‘bags’ the prize in Aldi art contest 5 months ago

Laura ‘bags’ the prize in Aldi art contest

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Laura Bonar has bagged a winning place in this year’s Aldi Community Games Art Competition.

The 14-year-old artist has won the chance to have her art featured on shopping bags which will …
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We did it! – Nikki Bradley on the highs and lows of the 4 Peaks 5 months ago

We did it! – Nikki Bradley on the highs and lows of the 4 Peaks

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Donegal woman, cancer survivor and adaptive adventurer Nikki Bradley has set a new record this weekend as the first crutch user to complete the 4 Peak Challenge.

Nikki and her …
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Oakfield Park to be the perfect backdrop for a theatrical spectacle 5 months ago

Oakfield Park to be the perfect backdrop for a theatrical spectacle

Chapterhouse Theatre are set to present an exciting summer theatre staging of Robin Hood and his Merry Men at Oakfield Park. 

The open-air event takes place in the gardens of Oakfield Park …
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Andrea sets the agenda with new role at Newstalk 5 months ago

Andrea sets the agenda with new role at Newstalk

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Newstalk has today announced the launch of a new early morning news programme with Donegal native Andrea Gilligan as the lead host.

‘Breakfast Briefing’ will broadcast from 6.00am to 6.30am …
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Syrian woman in Donegal loses phone with precious photos – can you help? 5 months ago

Syrian woman in Donegal loses phone with precious photos – can you help?

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Friends of a Syrian refugee have appealed for help in locating a mobile phone which was lost in the Letterkenny area on Tuesday afternoon.

The Huawei-make phone may have been …
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Events: An Arabian night under the stars at Ballyliffin 5 months ago

Events: An Arabian night under the stars at Ballyliffin

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Dubai Duty Free, the title sponsor of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted a spectacular party in the private gardens of the Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel on the Friday night …
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Textile artist Raychel Murphy’s funny crafts win Future Makers Award 5 months ago

Textile artist Raychel Murphy’s funny crafts win Future Makers Award

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Raychel Murphy, a Donegal textile artist from Ballybofey, is this week celebrating her success in Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Makers Awards & Supports Programme.

Raychel was presented with …
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Donegal women invited to join local networking programme for public life 5 months ago

Donegal women invited to join local networking programme for public life

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The first meeting of the ten Next Chapter hubs, the new civic empowerment initiative for women, will take place next week in Donegal. 

The first of the chapter meetings will …
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TV documentary celebrates life of iconic Donegal woman 5 months ago

TV documentary celebrates life of iconic Donegal woman

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Cití Sheáin Uí Chuinneagáin died on June 3rd at the age of 98. She is fondly remembered as an icon of culture, music, song and dance in her local area …
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Spa Solís scoops two World Luxury Spa Awards 5 months ago

Spa Solís scoops two World Luxury Spa Awards

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Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa are celebrating bring crowned as Northern Europe’s Luxury Countryside Spa and Luxury Wellness Spa at the World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards …
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How this Falcarragh woman wants to use beauty to better the world 5 months ago

How this Falcarragh woman wants to use beauty to better the world

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Roisin from Falcarragh has entered the Richmond Centre Miss Earth environmental beauty pageant to advocate her passion for the prevention of animal cruelty.

The 19 year old works full time …
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Nikki needs you to help conquer her biggest ‘4 Peaks’ goal 5 months ago

Nikki needs you to help conquer her biggest ‘4 Peaks’ goal

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The 32-year-old adaptive adventurer will embark on a record-breaking 4 Peak Challenge this July 21st. Nikki will be the first ever crutch-user to attempt this feat which involves climbing four …
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Kindness continues for Vanessa ahead of next charity gig 5 months ago

Kindness continues for Vanessa ahead of next charity gig

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Donations continue to flow in for the mother-of-three who took ill on a family holiday at the beginning of June.

Ahead of a fundraising concert tonight (12th July), well-wishers have …
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‘Still pinching myself!’ – Bundoran teen Katie meets Royal couple 5 months ago

‘Still pinching myself!’ – Bundoran teen Katie meets Royal couple

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Ambitious 17-year-old Katie had an exclusive meet and greet with the Royal newlyweds last evening on their first visit to Ireland.

Katie was invited to a summer garden party at the British …
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‘Heartbroken’ Derek Ryan cancels Donegal show after mother passes away 5 months ago

‘Heartbroken’ Derek Ryan cancels Donegal show after mother passes away

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The Carlow singer shared the heartbreaking news with fans yesterday, saying his family are devastated by the loss.

Sally Ryan passed away peacefully in hospital on Monday the 9th of July. …
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Never a dull moment on Gráinne’s thrilling 10-day expedition 5 months ago

Never a dull moment on Gráinne’s thrilling 10-day expedition

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Gráinne McElchar (16), a member of Convoy Senior Branch, described the 10-day return trip from Dublin to Cork as “an extraordinary experience”.

“They were quite possibly the best and most …
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Royal visitors Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to touch down in Ireland today 5 months ago

Royal visitors Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to touch down in Ireland today

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will arrive this evening for a two-day trip in the capital, where they will visit a number of historical and tourist sites and meet with …
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Local women invited to new cross-border project for politics and public life 5 months ago

Local women invited to new cross-border project for politics and public life

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The Next Chapter is an exciting new project targeting women to develop their ideas, build communities and support the transition out of conflict.

The Next Chapter is a project for women in …
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Referendum agreed on women’s life in the home 6 months ago

Referendum agreed on women’s life in the home

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The Cabinet has decided to back a referendum on repealing Article 41.2 of the Irish Constitution, the article which refers to a women’s life and duties in the home.

Article 41.2 recognises …
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Have you seen Oscar? Mother and son search for beloved dog 6 months ago

Have you seen Oscar? Mother and son search for beloved dog

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Gael Bradbury, her son Rafe (12) and Oscar the dog were climbing Errigal on Thursday evening when Oscar broke loose from his lead.

Gael says the Golden Retriever / Red …
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This Donegal beach day sounds ‘seally’ good! 6 months ago

This Donegal beach day sounds ‘seally’ good!

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A sunny family fun day will be held at Rossnowlagh this Sunday July 8th, with seal rescue training, a beach clean up and a spectacular seal release.

All three events …
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Grainne Gallanagh goes forth to Miss Universe Ireland finals 6 months ago

Grainne Gallanagh goes forth to Miss Universe Ireland finals

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Nurse and beauty queen Grainne has been announced as one of the Top 30 finalists in this year’s pageant – three of which are from Donegal.

Grainne is well-known as …
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Teen stands trial accused of raping 16-year-old girl in Donegal 6 months ago

Teen stands trial accused of raping 16-year-old girl in Donegal

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A teenager has gone on trial today accused of raping a 16-year-old girl after a night out in Donegal. He was 16 when he is alleged to have raped and …
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Gillian leads risky plan to transform a local gem 6 months ago

Gillian leads risky plan to transform a local gem

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“This is an all-or-nothing campaign, so if we don’t reach the target, we don’t get a single cent, that’s why all contributions are welcomed. It’s a risk, but we feel …
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Emma’s excitement in joining the Miss Universe Ireland Top 30 6 months ago

Emma’s excitement in joining the Miss Universe Ireland Top 30

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The 22 year old DCU Journalism and Irish graduate was this week named as a Top 30 Miss Universe Ireland finalist, which is a dream role for some.

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‘It’s a privilege and an honour’ – Niamh Frain is named as a Miss Universe Ireland finalist 6 months ago

‘It’s a privilege and an honour’ – Niamh Frain is named as a Miss Universe Ireland finalist

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Makeup artist Niamh Frain had wanted to apply for the international pageant in recent years, and everything has aligned this year to make the timing just right.

When the call …
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Fun in the sun forecast for Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic 6 months ago

Fun in the sun forecast for Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Families are invited to make the most of this glorious spell of weather with Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic, which returns to the park tomorrow, Tuesday, 3rd July.

This …
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Vanessa stays strong in her fight for recovery after holiday illness 6 months ago

Vanessa stays strong in her fight for recovery after holiday illness

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Vanessa Donohoe is currently undergoing treatment in Barcelona after a severe brain aneurysm during her family holiday in Salou.

The popular young woman’s fight continues after four surgeries, but her family …
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Emma Mhic Mhathúna settles CervicalCheck case for €7.5m 6 months ago

Emma Mhic Mhathúna settles CervicalCheck case for €7.5m

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Kerry woman Emma Mhic Mhathúna has successfully settled her case against the HSE and US laboratory used by CervicalCheck for €7.5million. 

The 37-year-old mother of five is terminally ill with cervical cancer …
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Local historian Angela gets an EPIC new role 6 months ago

Local historian Angela gets an EPIC new role

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Dr Byrne, who is from Culdaff, has been selected to conduct pioneering research in the field of Irish migration and diaspora studies. This new role at the interactive EPIC …
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Nikki Bradley announces Radisson Blu partnership for 4 Peak Challenge 6 months ago

Nikki Bradley announces Radisson Blu partnership for 4 Peak Challenge

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Radisson Blu Letterkenny has partnered with Letterkenny’s inspirational Nikki Bradley for her upcoming charity challenge.

On the 21st of July, adaptive adventurer, Nikki Bradley and internationally acclaimed mountaineer, Iain Miller will …
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The sun is here to stay, but there are some warnings to note 6 months ago

The sun is here to stay, but there are some warnings to note

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Met Eireann has officially declared a heatwave this week as Ireland basks in unseasonably hot temperatures. 

Forecasters say there’s no end in sight to the hot conditions as high pressure …
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Top Irish women’s magazine to cease publication 6 months ago

Top Irish women’s magazine to cease publication

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U Magazine, the popular fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine for young Irish women, will end publication from July 2018.

The Sunday Business Post yesterday revealed that U Magazine and Irish …
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Donegal is GINegal for the Irish Gin & Tonic Fest 6 months ago

Donegal is GINegal for the Irish Gin & Tonic Fest

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The Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is in full swing this week – just in time for sparkling sundowners.

The third annual festival for ginthusiasts is running in Donegal bars …
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‘Teaching is a privilege’ – Principal Devenney on 36 rewarding years 6 months ago

‘Teaching is a privilege’ – Principal Devenney on 36 rewarding years

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As the school year concludes in Castletown N.S, Mrs Evelyn Devenney is wishing her pupils a good summer for the final time. 

Having taught in one school for her entire …
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‘Please keep praying’ – Vanessa Donohoe in critical care after surgery 6 months ago

‘Please keep praying’ – Vanessa Donohoe in critical care after surgery

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Countless prayers are being said for a popular Donegal mother as her fight continues against a serious illness in Spain. 

Vanessa Donohoe suffered a severe brain aneurysm almost two weeks …
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Berry nice! We’ll be celebrating all things strawberries at this sweet festival 6 months ago

Berry nice! We’ll be celebrating all things strawberries at this sweet festival

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If you’re planning out your summer calendar, there’s one fruity fair that’s ripe for the picking.

Castle Grove, outside Letterkenny, are hosting their second annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday July 7th 2018. …
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MacGill adds more female panellists and topics for better equality 6 months ago

MacGill adds more female panellists and topics for better equality

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Changes will be made to the 2018 programme of the MacGill Summer School in Glenties following this week’s controversy over gender imbalance.

The annual forum in Donegal came under fire …
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