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Popular ‘Bricks 4 Kidz’ summer camps coming to 16 Donegal locations 1 month ago

Popular ‘Bricks 4 Kidz’ summer camps coming to 16 Donegal locations

Bricks 4 Kidz are bringing their popular Lego themed camps to 16 locations throughout Donegal this summer.

A Bricks 4 Kidz Summer camp is perfect for keeping kids entertained during …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Ssssh Mammy 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Ssssh Mammy

By  •  Mammy

“Did you have a nice day at school?” yeah “Any news for me?” No “What did you learn today?” Nuthin “Did you learn anything new today?” Nope. “How are your …
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Eggcellent Bricks 4 Kidz Lego camps to entertain kids this Easter 3 months ago

Eggcellent Bricks 4 Kidz Lego camps to entertain kids this Easter

Sponsored: Bricks 4 Kidz are bringing their ever-popular Lego themed camps to seven locations throughout Donegal during the Easter School holidays.

These 4 day camps are the ideal solution for keeping …
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Donegal mum praises Crumlin staff for saving baby girl 3 months ago

Donegal mum praises Crumlin staff for saving baby girl

By  •  Kids

Donegal woman Bella Ward is full of thanks to Crumlin Hospital for saving the life of her spirited little girl Kayleigh.

Kayleigh is a twin from Letterkenny who was born prematurely …
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Donegal measles outbreak is getting worse, HSE warns 4 months ago

Donegal measles outbreak is getting worse, HSE warns

The HSE last week revealed two confirmed cases of the highly infectious disease.

But now the HSE has confirmed that there are three more probable cases and several more possible …
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This smart toy is here to encourage kids to help out at Christmas 6 months ago

This smart toy is here to encourage kids to help out at Christmas

By  •  Kids

Darcy the Dingo is a fun interactive friend who wants to help encourage and teach children in a fun new way!

Not only that, he wants to be able …
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Teacher to inspire young minds at new Speech and Drama School 10 months ago

Teacher to inspire young minds at new Speech and Drama School

By  •  Kids

Letterkenny teacher Anna Farren has returned home to Donegal. The experienced drama tutor is about to launch the Farren School of Speech and Drama in September 2018 and is inviting …
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Remembering Erin: Donegal mum to tell heartbreaking story of losing son 1 year ago

Remembering Erin: Donegal mum to tell heartbreaking story of losing son

By  •  Life

Mary Logue from Loughanure will be appearing on TG4’s poignant documentary series ‘Tocht na Máthar’ this week.

The Logue family endured immense heartache following the death of their youngest son …
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A Donegal girl’s high hopes to connect mighty and brave families 1 year ago

A Donegal girl’s high hopes to connect mighty and brave families

By  •  Life

Twelve-year-old Michaela from Buncrana has some incredibly complex medical needs. She has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and can suffer with up to 15 dislocations a day. Pain is a major part …
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Donegal Dyspraxia meeting to seek services for children 1 year ago

Donegal Dyspraxia meeting to seek services for children

By  •  Kids

The Donegal Dyspraxia Support Group, founded by Carndonagh woman Alison Doherty, is set to highlight the lack of local services available for children with the condition at a public event on …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Dancing through life 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Dancing through life

By  •  Mammy

Do your little minions keep you on your toes?

Mine do.  So much so that I might as well dance around in ballet pumps, never mind walking.

While they try …
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Events: Donegal families rewarded for making a big difference 1 year ago

Events: Donegal families rewarded for making a big difference

By  •  Events, News

Families from all over Donegal gathered at Central Library Letterkenny last wee to be presented with the prizes they had won in the Make One Change draw.

Over 220 …
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Conall’s magical film wins a LauraLynn Children’s Hospice Oscar! 1 year ago

Conall’s magical film wins a LauraLynn Children’s Hospice Oscar!

By  •  News

A Letterkenny boy and his family are celebrating an unforgettable day out after winning big at the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice Oscars Ceremony.

Conall Shiels, aged 3, his parents Alice and Kieran, …
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Alison’s ambitions to help Donegal families understand Dyspraxia 1 year ago

Alison’s ambitions to help Donegal families understand Dyspraxia

Alison Doherty’s eldest son Ryan was diagnosed with Dyspraxia last year, and it was only then that she discovered a lack of awareness of the condition.

Dyspraxia is a …
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Local LEGO camps get bigger and better for the Easter holidays 1 year ago

Local LEGO camps get bigger and better for the Easter holidays

By  •  Kids

After a very successful run of Christmas and Mid Term camps, Bricks 4 Kidz Donegal has just released an even greater schedule of Easter camps!

Twelve camps are taking place …
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The Inishowen women offering special support for siblings of disabled children 1 year ago

The Inishowen women offering special support for siblings of disabled children

By  •  News

Catriona McEleney and Agnes Doherty are launching a new siblings’ group at iCARE this month to focus on the experiences of the brothers and sisters of children with special needs.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A letter to a Mammy who stopped me in my tracks 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A letter to a Mammy who stopped me in my tracks

By  •  Mammy

A letter to the Mammy I watched last week.

Last week, I found myself staring at you.

I couldn’t take my eyes off you.

You were dealing with your little …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – a substitute for the Bacon! 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – a substitute for the Bacon!

By  •  Mammy

Mammies.

I have had a genius idea.

My Princess LOVES Peppa Pork.  She loves that fat little pink Piggy to the point that it is becoming quite the obsession.  Peppa, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Saying things wrong 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Saying things wrong

By  •  Mammy

Mini-Me’s mispronunciation of words provides endless inspiration for my daily smumbles. I was reminded of this post yesterday as she sang “and so say all of us” to her Doll …
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How one Donegal woman was inspired to create an autism-centred children’s show 2 years ago

How one Donegal woman was inspired to create an autism-centred children’s show

Pablo explores the world through the eyes of a 5-year-old boy with autism, with a central character and cast who are all on the autism spectrum.

Grainne McGuinness is the Creative Director …
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‘Give our children with autism a chance’ 2 years ago

‘Give our children with autism a chance’

By  •  News

i.C.A.R.E. is a day and respite centre in Buncrana that supports parents of children and people with autism, but funding has all but dried up.

For mum of three Mary …
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A lesson in preparing for the school routine 2 years ago

A lesson in preparing for the school routine

By  •  Health, Mammy

It’s that time of year again.

Time seems to go faster. Darkness arrives earlier and earlier, as families get back into the school routine.

With the relaxed nature of the …
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Six tips for keeping nits at bay this school year 2 years ago

Six tips for keeping nits at bay this school year

By  •  Kids

It is estimated that 1 in 10 children suffer from head lice at any one time, with 80% of head lice infestations occurring in children between the ages of four …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Drying your Hair 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Drying your Hair

By  •  Mammy

I wanted to write to all the Mammies and Daddies whose little people are starting school this week.

I waited for the words to come, and then realised I had …
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Good progress made for children with special needs in Donegal 2 years ago

Good progress made for children with special needs in Donegal

By  •  Mammy

The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) was launched last year by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and has delivered real benefits across County Donegal.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Flying with wobblers 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Flying with wobblers

By  •  Mammy

Flying solo with Wobblers.

Yes I know that the school holidays are nearly over, but with schools reopening and prices dropping drastically, lots of families with Wobblers are still looking …
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New dads urged to apply for paternity benefit 2 years ago

New dads urged to apply for paternity benefit

By  •  News

Employed and self-employed fathers with the correct PRSI contributions are entitled to receive Paternity Benefit.

Paternity Benefit is available from the Department of Social Protection to parents of children born …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Mind yer language! 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Mind yer language!

By  •  Mammy

​I say “we” to include ALL of the members of my family who sometimes swear; you know? Me, The Him… Mini-Me…

In the past few weeks, little Miss Moral Knickers …
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Do you know a young local hero who deserves an award? 2 years ago

Do you know a young local hero who deserves an award?

By  •  News

Woman’s Way and Pharmaton Kiddi have teamed up to find Ireland’s bravest and most courageous children. Nominations are now open for the Woman’s Way Children’s Awards 2017 in association with …
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Childhood homelessness rates at record high as 2,777 children have no home 2 years ago

Childhood homelessness rates at record high as 2,777 children have no home

By  •  News

Earlier this year, the Government vowed to end by July the use of hotels and B&Bs as long-term accommodation for homeless families.

Saturday last marked the start of July and …
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Going on holiday? Warning issued by HSE over dangerous measles outbreak 2 years ago

Going on holiday? Warning issued by HSE over dangerous measles outbreak

By  •  Health

The HSE has urged parents to ensure children are vaccinated before any summer travel, as a number of countries have reported measles outbreaks.  It is also important that older children …
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Kids go free: Donegal attractions for the family this summer 2 years ago

Kids go free: Donegal attractions for the family this summer

Donegal Castle, Glebe House and Gallery and Newmills Corn and Flax Mills are all opening their doors to young visitors for free.

UPDATE: Glenveagh National Park has been removed from …
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10 tips for enduring the exams 2 years ago

10 tips for enduring the exams

By  •  Life

We want you to know that whatever happens there are lots of options available to you.  Even if you mix up your algebra with your aurals.

First things first …
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How Donegal is celebrating International Parents’ Day 2 years ago

How Donegal is celebrating International Parents’ Day

The global International Parents’ Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and the lifelong sacrifices they make …
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Donegal’s top baby names of 2016 are revealed 2 years ago

Donegal’s top baby names of 2016 are revealed

The CSO today released the list of the most popular Irish Babies’ Names for 2016, and for the first time in nine years, Jack has been knocked off the national top …
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This Donegal Town girl is making fitness child’s play! 2 years ago

This Donegal Town girl is making fitness child’s play!

By  •  Business

Sarah Gillespie, a native of Donegal Town, oozes with positivity and energy and is the driving force behind RINKA (rinka.ie) – a new craze for kids which is inspired by the …
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Gallery: Donegal schoolchildren do ‘Walk on Wednesday’ 2 years ago

Gallery: Donegal schoolchildren do ‘Walk on Wednesday’

By  •  News

Schools throughout Donegal took part in An Taisce’s Green-Schools’ National Walk to School Week 2017, the ninth annual celebration of walking to school, which took place from May 15th to …
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New BUMBLEance comes to the rescue for first Donegal baby 2 years ago

New BUMBLEance comes to the rescue for first Donegal baby

By  •  News

Nine-month-old Oisin Boyle from Glenties was the first special ‘King Bee’ from the county to be taken on the Children’s Ambulance Service. Little Oisin, who has a brain disorder, travelled …
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Donegal couple open up about stillbirth in emotional film 2 years ago

Donegal couple open up about stillbirth in emotional film

By  •  Life

Saol Gearr – Short Lives is a documentary about the journey of parents and families through stillbirth and the work of the charity Féileacáin.

Charlotte and Bernard McCauley’s baby girl …
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Why my heart aches every Mother’s Day 2 years ago

Why my heart aches every Mother’s Day

Mammy, mother, mum – whatever you call the woman who brought you into the world, the time to remember her is fast approaching on Mother’s Day, March 26th.

Donegal-based charity …
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Urgent Recall: Tesco issues alert over children’s toys and frozen food 2 years ago

Urgent Recall: Tesco issues alert over children’s toys and frozen food

By  •  News

Two separate children’s toy products are being recalled over potential safety issues.

It has come to light that the Wooden Alphabet Pull-along toys pose a potential hazard to children.

The …
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‘Real gentleman’ Seamie makes generous donation to Caolan Melaugh fund 2 years ago

‘Real gentleman’ Seamie makes generous donation to Caolan Melaugh fund

By  •  News

Caolan Melaugh was diagnosed with stage four cancer – a high-risk neuroblastoma – at just 10 weeks of age. He endured an incredibly tough first 15 months of life which …
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Wee boy Caolan continues his big fight 2 years ago

Wee boy Caolan continues his big fight

By  •  News

Bringing home their new baby Gerard and Stacey Melaugh were filled joy.

But that joy and laughter was shattered in just 10 weeks when their first child, a little boy …
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“Nothing is normal after the death of a child” 2 years ago

“Nothing is normal after the death of a child”

By  •  Life

The monthly meeting will take place on Thursday 9th of March from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

The meeting offers parents a safe …
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Donegal Farmer’s Wife Jade shines a light on miscarriage 2 years ago

Donegal Farmer’s Wife Jade shines a light on miscarriage

By  •  Life

Buncrana woman Jade Doherty has set up a blog called The Farmers Wife to chronicle her move from town life to rural pastures.

The 31-year-old mum, her husband Gavin, and …
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PJs at school? Donegal woman Teresa Heeney says it’s okay for one day! 2 years ago

PJs at school? Donegal woman Teresa Heeney says it’s okay for one day!

By  •  News

National Pyjama Day 2017 takes place in creches and preschools nationwide on Friday 3rd March.

Teresa Heeney from Ballybofey, the CEO of Early Childhood Ireland, has thanked the 50,000 children …
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Donegal dolls hope to make it big in New York 2 years ago

Donegal dolls hope to make it big in New York

By  •  News

Donegal based company Lottie Dolls has been nominated in the prestigious 2017 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) also known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry.

Lottie has been …
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Little Leona’s heart-rending delays 2 years ago

Little Leona’s heart-rending delays

By  •  News

Karen Gainfort from Kilmacrennan was told by Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin that there was no bed available this week for her daughter Leona to get the vital heart procedure …
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Smart mums go to market 2 years ago

Smart mums go to market

By  •  Mammy

Smart Mums Market is an indoor market for buyers and sellers of baby and children’s nearly new items. The market comes to the St. John Bosco Community Centre in Donegal …
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A wish in memory of a magical baby girl 2 years ago

A wish in memory of a magical baby girl

By  •  Life

Sharon and Brian Thompson’s baby girl Victoria has been a powerful force for good. Victoria passed away after just nine months in the world, but her lasting memory has been …
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