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Sarah has a degree in sociology and social policy and has qualified as an integrative counselor. This column focuses on women and the issues they may face in today's world.

How you can help care for a new mum 3 weeks ago

How you can help care for a new mum

By  •  Health

Statistics often say one thing about postpartum mood disorders and social media says another. Many new mums feel like they can’t identify with the happy messages being shared on social …
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College Corner: The surprising things you learn at university 3 weeks ago

College Corner: The surprising things you learn at university

By  •  Life

College is finished!

What an incredible three years it has been. Dublin City University was the place where I guess you could say, helped shape me become the woman …
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Identity: Learning to like who you are 1 month ago

Identity: Learning to like who you are

By  •  Health

Your self-talk is one of the major factors in helping to shape your identity.

Studies show that self-talk can improve your memory, confidence and focus.

Show yourself some kindness


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Motherhood Unplugged – Why we need Maternal Mental Health Day 2 months ago

Motherhood Unplugged – Why we need Maternal Mental Health Day

By  •  Health, Mammy

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week starts April 29th – May 3rd. Maternal Mental Health Day is May 1st.

As many as 1 in 5 mothers experience some type of perinatal …
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Taking the first step into counselling 2 months ago

Taking the first step into counselling

By  •  Health

Visiting a counsellor for the first time is incredibly daunting and it can be really difficult. Many people will often think about making that first appointment for months before they …
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Have you seen my confidence? 3 months ago

Have you seen my confidence?

By  •  Health

Confidence is something that (mostly) everyone will struggle with, at least once in their lives. Whether it is your confidence in work, in college, as a mum, as a …
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Why social anxiety is more than just being shy 4 months ago

Why social anxiety is more than just being shy

By  •  Health

Social anxiety is more than just being shy.

• Social anxiety is all-consuming, slowly stealing your confidence and identity.

It is making you feel lost, unsure of …
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Don’t forget to love yourself this Valentine’s Day 4 months ago

Don’t forget to love yourself this Valentine’s Day

By  •  Health, Life

Valentine’s Day puts the emphasis on love for someone special in your life.

Yet YOU are the most important person in your life.

Why not make this day about loving yourself?


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Naming Your Anxiety 5 months ago

Naming Your Anxiety

By  •  Health

Whether you get physical panic attacks or mental mayhem, heart palpitations or cognitive chaos. If you feel isolated or watched,  terrified of a crowd or of interacting with one person …
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Caring for yourself this New Year 6 months ago

Caring for yourself this New Year

By  •  Health

Living with a mental illness this time of year can be hard. There is so much pressure pouring in from social media, society etc to “start over” or change how …
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5 ways to manage social anxiety 10 months ago

5 ways to manage social anxiety

By  •  Health

Anxiety is a part of everyday life for many people. Yet you may be completely unaware, as so many people put in a lot of energy and time in hiding …
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Sarah Jessica Parker has so much love for Donegal in this poetic farewell 10 months ago

Sarah Jessica Parker has so much love for Donegal in this poetic farewell

By  •  News

Sex and the City star Sarah Jesica Parker’s holiday with husband Matthew Broderick and kids in Kilcar has come to an end this week.

SJ, being the literary fan that …
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Celeb couple SJP and Matthew Broderick take a break in the hills of Donegal 11 months ago

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

By  •  News

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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Wedding Inspiration: Four Donegal’s best profiles to follow 1 year ago

Wedding Inspiration: Four Donegal’s best profiles to follow

Planning a wedding is so exciting and of course us brides-to-be flock online to research all things weddings!

There are so many fantastic sites out there to go to for …
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Jigsaw to launch digital support portal 1 year ago

Jigsaw to launch digital support portal

By  •  News

Jigsaw has 13 centres nationwide including on Pearse Road, Letterkenny which provides free, non-judgemental and confidential mental health support service for Donegal’s young people aged 12 – 25.

This new …
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American girl (11) delighted as her message in a bottle is answered from Donegal 1 year ago

American girl (11) delighted as her message in a bottle is answered from Donegal

By  •  News

On the 2nd of January 2017, Catherine and her older sister Una went to the seaside. While her sister swam in the frigid waters off Singing Beach, Catherine threw the …
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Letterkenny mum leads campaign for Organ Donor Awareness Week 1 year ago

Letterkenny mum leads campaign for Organ Donor Awareness Week

Her children Zoe, Féile and Mollie, also took part in the awareness campaign alongside broadcaster Claire Byrne.

In 2017 Ireland recorded a record number of organ donors and transplants, which …
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Donegal siblings score highly in prestigious dance competition 1 year ago

Donegal siblings score highly in prestigious dance competition

By  •  News

Emily (13) placed second in the prestigious competition and was awarded the coveted Globe trophy. Her brother Thomas also scored highly, placing 16th in his category.

Emily has been …
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Eilish’s message in a bottle makes remarkable 400km trip 1 year ago

Eilish’s message in a bottle makes remarkable 400km trip

By  •  News

A Wexford mum is hoping to get in touch with the man who found her daughter’s message in a bottle – on the other side of the country!

Little Eilish …
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Calling all couples: Would you like to share your REAL wedding stories? 1 year ago

Calling all couples: Would you like to share your REAL wedding stories?

One of my favourite things to do is to share all of the tips and tricks I have learned over the years as a wedding planner to help you to …
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5 ways to deal with rejection when feeling anxious 1 year ago

5 ways to deal with rejection when feeling anxious

By  •  Health

Rejection is hard for most people. Since childhood, we have looked for acceptance from our friends in school to our parents at home. Sometimes doing whatever we can and …
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Nominations open for Outstanding Young Person of the Year award 1 year ago

Nominations open for Outstanding Young Person of the Year award

By  •  News

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Donegal are running a competition to identify those in the community who have done something remarkable. Nominations to identify these outstanding young people in Donegal are …
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Can you help us reunite this Letterkenny family? 1 year ago

Can you help us reunite this Letterkenny family?

By  •  News

Yvonne Richardson (née Jenkins) is seeking information on her grandmother, Ellen Deery (or perhaps Deary), whose family was based in Letterkenny. Ellen’s father, James Deery, was a farmer in the …
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Watch: American woman’s dream of relocating to Donegal comes true 1 year ago

Watch: American woman’s dream of relocating to Donegal comes true

Kelly appeared on the hit US show ‘House Hunters International’ which was broadcast on the American HGTV channel earlier this week.

Kelly sold her home and pet care businesses in …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Sunday Fundays 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Sunday Fundays

By  •  Mammy

Spring

It’s here. Well it’s TRYING to be here.

And now that Mammy and Daddy are done with rehearsals, our weekly Sunday Fundays must commence! Up in the …
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This couple’s unique wedding is one for the history books 1 year ago

This couple’s unique wedding is one for the history books

The bride and groom had been searching for somewhere special to celebrate their big day – and upon finding the Donegal beauty spot online, they knew it would be the …
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Travel: Sampling the high life at the Shandon Hotel 1 year ago

Travel: Sampling the high life at the Shandon Hotel

This week I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the Shandon Hotel & Spa to celebrate the opening of the new Marbles Restaurant.

I had never stayed at the …
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Donegal women lead the way in law 1 year ago

Donegal women lead the way in law

By  •  News

Figures released by the Law Society Gazette have revealed that there are more female solicitors than male solicitors in Donegal.

For the first time, the Society has revealed the county …
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Beaming Bernie bags €23,000 on Winning Streak! 1 year ago

Beaming Bernie bags €23,000 on Winning Streak!

Bernie’s parents Hilda and John Joe made the trip from Mountcharles to cheer her on along with sisters Kate, Mags, Hilda Jnr and Eimear, husband Macarten (Mac), kids Liam (9) …
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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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Gardaí appeal for witnesses of Gweedore crash 1 year ago

Gardaí appeal for witnesses of Gweedore crash

By  •  News

Bunbeg Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred this afternoon in west Donegal.

At 2pm today, a car collided with a wall on …
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Chronic pain sufferer left in agony following pain patch restriction 1 year ago

Chronic pain sufferer left in agony following pain patch restriction

By  •  News

The patches are licensed to be prescribed for post-shingles pain, however many doctors have found the patches can give some comfort to patients with conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, …
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Donegal drag queen wows crowd on Ireland’s Got Talent! 1 year ago

Donegal drag queen wows crowd on Ireland’s Got Talent!

The 51-year-old, who is originally from Belfast but has lived in Ardara since the ’80s, appeared before judges Louis Walsh, Denise Van Outen, Michelle Visage and Jason Byrne on tonight’s …
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Caitlín Nic Aoidh launches major Good Food Ireland event 1 year ago

Caitlín Nic Aoidh launches major Good Food Ireland event

By  •  News

The Good Food Ireland event is going to Galway for the first time on April 23rd and 24th 2018, and will be hosted in the National University of Ireland Galway …
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Donegal’s Lotto winner plans to go back to work – €4.4m richer! 1 year ago

Donegal’s Lotto winner plans to go back to work – €4.4m richer!

By  •  News

It’s business as usual for Donegal’s newest multi-millionaire who plans to be back in work tomorrow after collecting a Lotto jackpot winning cheque worth a massive €4,434,994.

This cool-headed winner – who …
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First Dates: Hilarious tips from Letterkenny woman’s disastrous date 1 year ago

First Dates: Hilarious tips from Letterkenny woman’s disastrous date

The date between the nurse’s aide Michelle and Killian didn’t exactly go as planned, with Killian’s wince-inducing one-liners falling flat.

Unfortunately they didn’t hit it off romantically, they left on …
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Brrr-ace yourself! More snow on the cards for Donegal 1 year ago

Brrr-ace yourself! More snow on the cards for Donegal

By  •  News

The forecasters say that the wintry showers will give accumulations of up to 3cm of snow, with larger amounts on higher ground particularly to the north and west of the …
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Derry Girls: The best moments from their disastrous Donegal journey 1 year ago

Derry Girls: The best moments from their disastrous Donegal journey

Donegal viewers waited in anticipated to see the Derry Girls crew make it over the border last night, and while they never did reach the seaside at Portnoo, their eventful …
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Keep Calm: The Derry Girls are going on a wee holiday to Donegal! 1 year ago

Keep Calm: The Derry Girls are going on a wee holiday to Donegal!

Donegal viewers of Derry Girls will be delighted to discover that the crew are on their way south of the border in episode five.

It’s the 12th of July, and …
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Unbelievable coincidence connected penpals in 2001 – but can you help us reunite them? 1 year ago

Unbelievable coincidence connected penpals in 2001 – but can you help us reunite them?

By  •  News

A Donegal man found a bottle washed up on a beach near his home six years after it had been thrown into a river in Indiana, USA, by Lt. Michael …
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Riverdance is coming to Donegal! 1 year ago

Riverdance is coming to Donegal!

The Irish dance troupe, lead dancers, and musicians will perform live on the open air stage on Dungloe main street on Saturday, the fourth of August.

The special performance will …
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Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee to base her next series in Donegal 1 year ago

Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee to base her next series in Donegal

Derry-born stage and screen writer Lisa McGee says she is currently co-writing a thriller titled ‘The Deceived‘ with her husband, actor Tobias Beer, which will be set between Donegal and …
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Heartbreak as tragic Donegal woman dies on dream holiday 1 year ago

Heartbreak as tragic Donegal woman dies on dream holiday

By  •  News

The woman, named locally as Louise Furey from Glenties, had only arrived in the country on Wednesday last on holiday.

She was along with her long-term boyfriend Sam Bulmer.

Ms …
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The search is on for 2018’s Donegal Rose! 1 year ago

The search is on for 2018’s Donegal Rose!

By  •  News

Last year, Glenswilly woman Amy Callaghan donned the Donegal sash and did everyone from her home county proud as she bravely advocated positive mental health and staged a jaw-dropping acrobatic …
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Players urged to check lotto tickets as TWO winning tickets sold in Donegal 1 year ago

Players urged to check lotto tickets as TWO winning tickets sold in Donegal

By  •  News

The National Lottery is today appealing to its players in Co. Donegal to check their numbers after last night’s Lotto jackpot of a mega €4,434,994 was won on a ticket …
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Meryl Streep recalls “wonderful time in magical Donegal” 1 year ago

Meryl Streep recalls “wonderful time in magical Donegal”

Hollywood star Meryl Streep has reminisced of her time in ‘magical’ Donegal.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep spoke to Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio One this morning about their new …
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Watch out for familiar places and faces on RTE tonight 1 year ago

Watch out for familiar places and faces on RTE tonight

Nationwide will show three reports from across Donegal this Friday 12th January at 7pm – make sure to tune in to spot some familiar people!

A historical railway report, a trip …
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Brrr-ace yourself! Temperatures set to drop to -6 1 year ago

Brrr-ace yourself! Temperatures set to drop to -6

By  •  News

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange Low Temperature warning for Donegal.

Temperatures are expected to fall between -4 and -6 tonight with “severe air and ground frost” returning. Winds …
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Watch: We’ve been opening bags of spuds wrong our entire lives 1 year ago

Watch: We’ve been opening bags of spuds wrong our entire lives

A Donegal dad has shared the ultimate Irish life hack – how to correctly open a bag of spuds.

Long gone are the days of struggling to rip the top …
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Annemarie’s poetic tribute to Ireland’s valiant foremothers 1 year ago

Annemarie’s poetic tribute to Ireland’s valiant foremothers

By  •  News

Doire Press is delighted to announce the publication of BLOODROOT, a collection of poems by author Annemarie Ní Churreáin who is originally from Cloich Cheann Fhaola in northwest Donegal.

Launched …
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