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How to survive the season of indulgence 1 day ago

How to survive the season of indulgence

The Christmas Party season has officially begun, and holiday nibbles will be everywhere.

Every house, shop and workplace will start to be filled with ‘Pringles’, ‘Roses’ and any other number …
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Christmas Party Style: 10 luxe looks we love 3 days ago

Christmas Party Style: 10 luxe looks we love

By  •  Style

Think sequins, velvet, ruffles and anything that catches the light and attention. Christmas 2018 style is far from understated. Partywear has gone full-on glamourous, and we love it.

Anything goes, …
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Christmas begins at your front door 4 days ago

Christmas begins at your front door

For me, the Christmas wreath hung on the front door, is one of my favourite seasonal decorations.

It welcomes family and friends to your home and can also say a …
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The five lowest-calorie drinks to have this party season 1 week ago

The five lowest-calorie drinks to have this party season

It is officially December and that can only mean one thing; Christmas party season has officially arrived. 

With the upcoming festivities and with Christmas being only a few weeks …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reality Check 1 week ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reality Check

By  •  Mammy

Christmas.

I LOVE it! I love everything about it.  I love the sparkle, the sounds, the smells, the smiles.  I love the kindness. I love how it brings out the …
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Letterkenny Babies annual Christmas Jumper party returns! 2 weeks 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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Anne’s foolproof 10 steps to the perfect Christmas Tree 2 weeks ago

Anne’s foolproof 10 steps to the perfect Christmas Tree

Anne Tuohy of Room Junkie is a nationally acclaimed, award winning Interior Designer, based in Donegal.

A former RTE Showhouse winner, she has also featured on national radio and in …
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#RushetoRaise Christmas movie day raises €2,200 for charity 2 weeks ago

#RushetoRaise Christmas movie day raises €2,200 for charity

By  •  Events, News

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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Tis the Season… 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Tis the Season…

By  •  Kids, Mammy

“Hello my two minions. How are we at 5.30pm on this Friday evening after a full week of school and routine and mayhem?

“Shall we go to town and watch …
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Six steps to getting in shape for Christmas 2 months ago

Six steps to getting in shape for Christmas

By  •  Health

The goal for most at this time of year is to get in shape for the Christmas party season.

New clothing will be bought, photographs will be taken and everyone …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Easter Claus? 9 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Easter Claus?

By  •  Mammy

When did Easter become such a big deal?

Now, before I come across as a Negative Nelly here, let me clarify that I LIKE Easter.

I like it for lots …
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New ‘Rory’ to be revealed in Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special 12 months ago

New ‘Rory’ to be revealed in Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special

Fans of Mrs Brown’s Boys will be seeing all the familiar faces in the festive specials, and one very new face, as the Rory Brown replacement is revealed.

Actor Rory …
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What’s on: Catch Christmas classics and top new releases at Eclipse Cinemas 12 months ago

What’s on: Catch Christmas classics and top new releases at Eclipse Cinemas

Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane are showing a whole host of classic Christmas films this December, as well as new releases and brilliant blockbusters.

Check out all the film previews below and …
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Gems from Stevens Jewellers: 10 beautiful brands she’ll love 12 months ago

Gems from Stevens Jewellers: 10 beautiful brands she’ll love

Christmas is just around the corner but it’s not too late to shop for a beautiful gift for a special woman (or yourself!). 

Stevens Jewellers on Main Street Letterkenny have …
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Minding yourself through grief this Christmas 12 months ago

Minding yourself through grief this Christmas

By  •  Health

Any special occasion, like Christmas or any ‘first’ can be so difficult when you are bereaved, with each occasion such as a birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Christmas bringing …
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Have you heard? Daniel’s coming to town! 1 year ago

Have you heard? Daniel’s coming to town!

Shoppers at McElhinneys of Ballybofey will be getting an extra special surprise when a real superstar comes to town before Christmas.

This Saturday 23rd December, McElhinneys are going to be …
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Staying active over the holidays 1 year ago

Staying active over the holidays

By  •  Health

If there is one way, that is guaranteed to beat the holiday bloat or the day after the night before, it’s getting out and doing some exercise.

While the thought …
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The 10 best electrical gifts to get this Christmas 1 year ago

The 10 best electrical gifts to get this Christmas

If you are looking to buy the biggest brands at the best prices in the Northwest a visit to Irwin Expert Electrical, Port Rd., Letterkenny or Maginn Avenue, Buncrana is …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Christmas Card Joy! 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Christmas Card Joy!

By  •  Mammy

Mini-Me’s Christmas Cards…

I’ve been putting it off and for good reason.

You’d think I would have learned last year… but NO!

Dummy Mummy here made the mistake of thinking …
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10 great gift ideas for your boyfriend or partner 1 year ago

10 great gift ideas for your boyfriend or partner

Christmas is a time to disconnect yourself from work, catch up with family and friends and maybe even overindulge a little. Despite the seemingly relaxing conditions, Christmas gift shopping can …
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All gifts great and small for sisters 1 year ago

All gifts great and small for sisters

Buying for sisters at Christmas is a tricky one – what do you get the girl you’ve been giving gifts to for years? Do you agree on a price limit, or …
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This Donegal school’s Christmas party video is a must-watch marvel 1 year ago

This Donegal school’s Christmas party video is a must-watch marvel

Scoil Mhuire Buncrana are excited about the holidays, to say the least, after the release of their Christmas Lip Dub this week. 

Staff and students of the secondary school have built …
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WATCH: A Donegal mammy had the sweetest homecoming reaction 1 year ago

WATCH: A Donegal mammy had the sweetest homecoming reaction

One Donegal mammy was overcome with happy tears when her daughter came home from America much earlier than planned – and the video is one that’s sure to make you …
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Keep calm and party on: 4 low-calorie Christmas drinks 1 year ago

Keep calm and party on: 4 low-calorie Christmas drinks

By  •  Health

It is officially December and that can only mean one thing; Christmas party season has officially arrived.

With the upcoming festivities and with Christmas being only a few weeks away, it …
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College Corner: How to keep busy over the holidays 1 year ago

College Corner: How to keep busy over the holidays

By  •  Life

Hi all, apologies it has been a while since I have written a post. November and early December is very college student’s nightmare with endless assignments, exams and presentations.  But …
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Woman’s Words: Eight great Christmas reads 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: Eight great Christmas reads

By  •  Life

Instead of sitting bored over the festive season or flicking through the TV why not switch off and explore some quiet reading material? To get us all Christmasy I thought …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Christmas Reality Checklist! 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Christmas Reality Checklist!

By  •  Mammy

Christmas.

I LOVE it! I love everything about it. I love the sparkle, the sounds, the smells, the smiles.  I love the kindness. I love how it brings out the …
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Eight must-have winter coats 1 year ago

Eight must-have winter coats

By  •  Style

A warm coat is a staple, especially in Ireland where the winter is usually less than tropical.

There’s no better investment than a practical, sophisticated coat and you’re always guaranteed …
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Ireland’s best offers on Apple to be found at Irwin Expert Electrical 1 year ago

Ireland’s best offers on Apple to be found at Irwin Expert Electrical

This year, Irwin Expert Electrical, Letterkenny and Buncrana have made sure that you get the best deals on the biggest brands in the entire North West on a large range …
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Alternative ways to turn your home into a winter wonderland 1 year ago

Alternative ways to turn your home into a winter wonderland

By  •  Interiors

Decorating your home for Christmas is the ultimate way to kick start your festive cheer, but it can be a bit daunting or overwhelming to know where to start. Here …
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Christmas shopping: The ultimate gift guide for Donegal dads! 1 year ago

Christmas shopping: The ultimate gift guide for Donegal dads!

Last week we published our top picks of special treats to spoil your mum with this Christmas – but what about dad?

Dads are usually happy enough with a pair …
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Five enchanting experiences you’ll have at Oakfield Park’s Santa Express 1 year ago

Five enchanting experiences you’ll have at Oakfield Park’s Santa Express

Oakfield Park in Raphoe has been transformed into a winter wonderland again to make way for the Santa Express – one of the biggest Christmas events in Donegal.

Elves, …
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How to step into Christmas… and away from social anxiety 1 year ago

How to step into Christmas… and away from social anxiety

By  •  Health

With Christmas getting closer, many of us will feel a mixture of excitement and worry. However, for those of you who live with social anxiety, Christmas can be a very …
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Today’s McElhinneys shopping event is 12 hours of festive fabulousness 1 year ago

Today’s McElhinneys shopping event is 12 hours of festive fabulousness

A traditional shopping day has begun at McElhinneys of Ballybofey, bringing 12 hours of seasonal offers to the store and plenty of treats for shoppers too.

Between 10am and 10pm today …
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Letterkenny Babies to host a jolly Christmas jumper party 1 year ago

Letterkenny Babies to host a jolly Christmas jumper party

The hugely popular Letterkenny Babies Facebook group are inviting their many followers and friends to celebrate the Christmas season with good cheer and goodwill.

There’s a wonderful mix of activities …
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Couple who welcomed second set of twins receive practical gift just in time for Christmas! 1 year ago

Couple who welcomed second set of twins receive practical gift just in time for Christmas!

By  •  News

Seamus and Elizabeth Doherty’s Christmas came early as Irwin Expert Electrical and TDA Repairs sent them two rather large packages!

The Moville family welcomed their second set of twins on …
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Events: Letterkenny has the ChristmasFest-ive feeling 1 year ago

Events: Letterkenny has the ChristmasFest-ive feeling

The Off The Street Christmas food festival takes place in the town for two days only this weekend. Over 40 food and craft stalls have been set up inside a …
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Watch: Our top 5 moments from the Late Late Toy Show 1 year ago

Watch: Our top 5 moments from the Late Late Toy Show

Hundreds of talented children appeared alongside Ryan Tubridy in RTÉ’s biggest event of the year, with millions tuning in from across the world to see the top toys of 2018.


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Special gifts to treat a Donegal mammy 1 year ago

Special gifts to treat a Donegal mammy

Each year we try to treat mums to great gifts as a way of saying thank you. Christmas presents for mammies are about pampering, time out and appreciation. We’ve created …
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12 great gifts for the lady who loves gin 1 year ago

12 great gifts for the lady who loves gin

Tis the season for festive tipples and there’s no shortage of drink-themed presents this year. Gin and Prosecco are the trending pieces everywhere in 2017 – they are infused into sweets, chocolates, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Creating a Perfect Family Christmas 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Creating a Perfect Family Christmas

By  •  Mammy

“Surviving Christmas,” “Christmas Survival Tips for the Working Mum”, “How to Survive Christmas”…

I googled these last night.

Some of the “advice” online is nothing short of HILARIOUS. …
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Part One: How to prepare your home for Christmas 1 year ago

Part One: How to prepare your home for Christmas

By  •  Interiors

With the countdown to Christmas already begun, there seems to be a never-ending list of things to do and arrange.

If you’re anything like us here in La Maison, the …
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Lough Eske Castle adds goodwill to Christmas lights switch-on 1 year ago

Lough Eske Castle adds goodwill to Christmas lights switch-on

December 3rd 2017 will see Lough Eske Castle launch its annual Christmas food appeal and Christmas light switch-on event. The Castle invites everyone to help support the local St Vincent …
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Frances’ festive party celebrates a special 25th Anniversary 1 year ago

Frances’ festive party celebrates a special 25th Anniversary

Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s are hosting a Traditional Festive Evening in their stores on Main Street Letterkenny on Thursday 23rd November.

The event will be a fantastic opportunity for Frances …
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The Coca Cola truck is coming: here’s where to get on board 1 year ago

The Coca Cola truck is coming: here’s where to get on board

The John Lewis ad is out, the lights are getting switched on soon, and now we have another magical event to make it feel like Christmas.

Holidays are coming and …
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Catch this classic Christmas film at the most magical charity screening 1 year ago

Catch this classic Christmas film at the most magical charity screening

Donegal Woman columnists Emmet and Maria Rushe (aka Rushe Fitness and The S-Mum) have planned a wonderful event to support two Irish children’s charities.

The Polar Express, one of the …
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Starbucks unwrap clever colour-in Christmas cups 1 year ago

Starbucks unwrap clever colour-in Christmas cups

The unveiling of the Starbucks Christmas cup has become an annual event for coffee and Insta fans in recent years. We’re all eager to see what designs we’ll be showing …
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If a Toy Show ticket is on your wish list, act now 1 year ago

If a Toy Show ticket is on your wish list, act now

If you get as excited as Buddy the Elf each Christmas and have a stellar stock of Christmas jumpers, then now is the time to act.

This is for those …
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Glorious gin-filled mince pies are on the way 1 year ago

Glorious gin-filled mince pies are on the way

It’s clear this Christmas is going to be all about gin. From baubles, advent calendars, chocolates and now pastries, we’ll all have turned into juniper berries by the new year.


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Choo Choo! The Santa Express is rolling back into Oakfield Park 1 year ago

Choo Choo! The Santa Express is rolling back into Oakfield Park

From December 1st to the 23rd, boys and girls will be boarding the Santa Express and enjoying an enchanting train ride through Oakfield Park in Raphoe to meet Mr Claus …
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