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Success is assured for Letterkenny’s Kristine Reynolds 2 months ago

Success is assured for Letterkenny’s Kristine Reynolds

Ms Reynolds was awarded the 2018 Life Assurance Educational Achievement Award at the 2018 Brokers Ireland Annual Lunch last week.

She was the joint winner of the accolade alongside Kate …
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College Corner: Keep calm, it’s the season finale 3 months ago

College Corner: Keep calm, it’s the season finale

By  •  Life

‘School and College years are the quickest years of your life, be sure and cherish them’

Young people out there will roll or have rolled their eyes at that comment. …
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Local programme launched for women looking to return to work 3 months ago

Local programme launched for women looking to return to work

By  •  News

Ambitious applicants are being invited to sign up for the RESTART-EMPOWER-SUPPORT (RES) programme by Rural Enterprise Skillnet.

Workshops are set to begin in Donegal Town from September 18th for women aged …
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Teacher to inspire young minds at new Speech and Drama School 3 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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College Corner: Life after Leaving Cert 4 months ago

College Corner: Life after Leaving Cert

By  •  Life

Results are out, you’re free!

Never did you think the day would come, you finally broke up with the old Leaving Certificate, what a messy relationship that was! With …
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Falcarragh school says a fond farewell to retiring Principal and Teacher 6 months ago

Falcarragh school says a fond farewell to retiring Principal and Teacher

By  •  News

Catherine McClafferty took over the principal role from John Connaghan eleven years ago and has been praised for her continued efforts to modernise the school and better the experience …
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Events: A perfect storm at the LYIT design show 6 months ago

Events: A perfect storm at the LYIT design show

By  •  Events, Style

Students from the LYIT Department of Design & Creative Media courses took the opportunity to display work from the 2017/2018 academic year at a dynamic show in the Regional Cultural Centre …
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Study Corner: Sunshine out, Leaving Certificates in, always the case! 7 months ago

Study Corner: Sunshine out, Leaving Certificates in, always the case!

By  •  Life

Hope everyone is preparing and keeping well for the upcoming exams. Do not worry, in no time it will be summer and you will be LC free, woohoo!

Here are …
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Local Leaders: What needs to change to get women to the top 7 months ago

Local Leaders: What needs to change to get women to the top

By  •  News

Leading women from the political, business and education sectors of Donegal joined a panel discussion at the Donegal County Museum ‘Vote for Change’ event on Thursday. The event examined women’s …
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Donegal woman graduates with professional Pharmacy Services Diploma 7 months ago

Donegal woman graduates with professional Pharmacy Services Diploma

By  •  News

Lisa has graduated with an Edexcel Pharmacy Services Diploma (QCF) at a ceremony held in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on 30 April.

The comprehensive two-year course, which is …
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College Corner: What I learned after leaving secondary school 8 months ago

College Corner: What I learned after leaving secondary school

By  •  Life

‘Secondary School, the best days of your life.’

My Dad’s favourite saying!

Secondary school student me, use to HATE that saying. Although my times in Loreto Community School Milford were …
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Events: Team WISE invites Donegal women to find their fresh start 9 months ago

Events: Team WISE invites Donegal women to find their fresh start

The ‘A Fresh Start for Women’ event by the WISE Project was held on Thursday March 22nd to explore the many avenues of employment, education and self-employment that are open …
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Anjali’s beauty school dream comes true 10 months ago

Anjali’s beauty school dream comes true

Motivated pupils are now being invited to enrol at Donegal’s first fully-private Beauty College, which opened this month in Letterkenny.

The Saffron College of Hair and Beauty  opened at Tobins …
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College Corner: Tips for tackling homesickness 10 months ago

College Corner: Tips for tackling homesickness

By  •  Life

I can recall my first night in college so clearly, I was a new first year excited to start her new life, her new Dublin world as an independent woman. …
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Lifford woman appointed as first-ever female head of Derry school 11 months ago

Lifford woman appointed as first-ever female head of Derry school

By  •  News

After 30 years in the teaching profession, Donegal woman Michelle Ramsay has taken on the role of Principal of the integrated Model PS.

In the historic move, Mrs Ramsay replaces …
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Donegal teacher’s pride as her ‘Derry Girls’ shine 11 months ago

Donegal teacher’s pride as her ‘Derry Girls’ shine

We’re almost halfway through series one of Channel4’s Derry Girls and the craic is still going strong. Viewers across Ireland and the UK have loved tuning in to follow the antics …
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Enterprising schoolgirls get crafty for Christmas 1 year ago

Enterprising schoolgirls get crafty for Christmas

The Loreto Letterkenny secondary school gym was transformed into a thriving craft and food fair this Thursday as 64 mini companies presented beautiful seasonal stock.

Festive music and wonderful smells of …
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High achiever Lisa Moore wins a Women in Technology award 1 year ago

High achiever Lisa Moore wins a Women in Technology award

By  •  News

Lisa Moore, a Bioscience student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, was one of eight young women to earn an Intel Women in Technology award for 2017.

Lisa was presented with …
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Donegal teen redesigns history with Leaving Certificate gold medal 1 year ago

Donegal teen redesigns history with Leaving Certificate gold medal

Cait Ní Mhordha of Coláiste Ailigh has been presented with the ETTA Gold Medal as the student to achieve the highest mark in her Leaving Certificate Design and Communications in …
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Empowered Donegal mammies begin a new life chapter 1 year ago

Empowered Donegal mammies begin a new life chapter

Every Donegal mammy has a personal CV of incredible skills she often doesn’t realise – she is a multi-tasker, a chef, a dietitian, an accountant, a doctor, a counsellor, a …
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The amazing things that happen when you let teens unwind 1 year ago

The amazing things that happen when you let teens unwind

“What is the one good thing you say about yourself in the morning?” Yoga instructor Joanne Cullen asked a Deele College 5th Year class today (Wednesday).

“I am amazing,” a …
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This Donegal all-girls school may soon have boys on the roll call 1 year ago

This Donegal all-girls school may soon have boys on the roll call

By  •  News

The board of management has written to all parents inviting them to attend a meeting on 23rd October to discuss the possibility of the school going co-ed in September 2018.


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Events: Examining equality with the Donegal Women’s Network 1 year ago

Events: Examining equality with the Donegal Women’s Network

By  •  News

The WEAR (Women’s Equality Awareness Raising) event on Thursday, September 28th at the RCC Letterkenny brought local women and TY students from across Donegal together to learn about and discuss …
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Introducing – College Corner with Niamh Shields 1 year ago

Introducing – College Corner with Niamh Shields

By  •  Life

Hello and a warm welcome to the new Donegal Woman column ‘College Corner.’

Let me introduce myself, my name is Niamh Shields, a Donegal second year English and …
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Me and My Business: Rebecca’s smart idea 1 year ago

Me and My Business: Rebecca’s smart idea

Rebecca had the bright idea to set up a business in 2015 when she saw parents in the Drumkeen community struggling to find somewhere for their children to stay and …
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Leaving Cert concerns? Keep calm and call this local helpline 1 year ago

Leaving Cert concerns? Keep calm and call this local helpline

By  •  News

The Letterkenny Youth Information Centre are assuring young people across Donegal that they are on-hand for all calls and queries when the Leaving Cert Results are released.

You can contact them …
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New course to empower ’empty nest’ Donegal mammies 1 year ago

New course to empower ’empty nest’ Donegal mammies

“Women in the Home…..New Beginnings,” has been created to offer women the emotional and practical support needed to bridge the gap between years spent in the home caring for others to …
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Ballintra woman fashions a new career path with Magee of Donegal 1 year ago

Ballintra woman fashions a new career path with Magee of Donegal

By  •  Business

Rachel Cranwell from Ballintra now works as an accounts technician in Magee Clothing in Donegal town after earning a Diploma for Accounting Technicians.

Rachel completed a funded training course with Accounting …
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This Donegal teacher’s lessons are about to get explosive 1 year ago

This Donegal teacher’s lessons are about to get explosive

By  •  News

Chemistry teacher Alana Carolan has experimented with explosive lessons recently in a weeklong workshop at the SSPC workshop at the University of Limerick.

The annual event hosted by Synthesis and Solid …
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Watch: The girls who inspired Lottie Dolls are an inspiration to us all 1 year ago

Watch: The girls who inspired Lottie Dolls are an inspiration to us all

Lottie Dolls is a revolutionary toy company set up by Arklu Managing Director and Co-Founder Ian Harkin from Ballybofey.

Empowering kids to be themselves, one doll at a time – the …
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Joanne excels with global award as International Learner of the Year 1 year ago

Joanne excels with global award as International Learner of the Year

By  •  News

Joanne was one of the exclusive few from across the UK and around the world to have been honoured for their outstanding achievements in professional and technical education at the …
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School’s out…doors! 1 year ago

School’s out…doors!

By  •  News

Sally O’Donnell and her team at the Glen Outdoor School are celebrating ten years of leading the way in outdoor education this month.

What is so fresh and unique about Sally’s …
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Back to School Allowance rises by €50 for Donegal children 1 year ago

Back to School Allowance rises by €50 for Donegal children

Donegal Minister Joe McHugh said the 25% increase in the Back to School Allowance will help to ease the financial pressure on hard-pressed families and will be paid out in mid-July.


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How Sinead engineers an electrifying image of women in STEM 2 years ago

How Sinead engineers an electrifying image of women in STEM

By  •  Life

The Leaving Cert this year will see a usual imbalance in the number of boys and girls studying STEM subjects – 94% of candidates studying Engineering are male, 84% of …
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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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The Donegal experts who are excelling in academia 2 years ago

The Donegal experts who are excelling in academia

By  •  News

The Royal Irish Academy has welcomed two Donegal women as its newest members this month. Máire O’ Neill from Glenties and Eucharia Meehan from Mountcharles have joined the elite academy in …
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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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Dearbhla Kelly wins award for encouraging event 2 years ago

Dearbhla Kelly wins award for encouraging event

By  •  News

Dearbhla Kelly from Donegal Town has received the College Awareness Week award from Trinity College Dublin.

Dearbhla, an experienced career guidance counselor, was honoured for her work with Donegal County …
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How LYIT are going to be celebrating women in Computing 2 years ago

How LYIT are going to be celebrating women in Computing

By  •  News

The event will run from 11 am – 2 pm and members of the public are invited to come along.

The event will help attendees gain an understanding of the opportunities …
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First Look: Innovative workwear by Donegal’s next top designers 2 years ago

First Look: Innovative workwear by Donegal’s next top designers

Irish Fashion Innovation Awards on Thursday March 30th is set to be a defining day in the careers of three young designers from Donegal.

Second Year LyIT Fashion Students Niamh …
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Judges thrilled by two Donegal schools in student theatre awards 2 years ago

Judges thrilled by two Donegal schools in student theatre awards

By  •  News

Two Donegal schools have caught the attention of the judging panel and will now attend an exciting Awards ceremony in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in May.

Fifth class student …
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Life-changing scholarships awarded in memory of magical baby Victoria 2 years ago

Life-changing scholarships awarded in memory of magical baby Victoria

By  •  News

Comedian Tommy Tiernan presented two NUI Galway nursing students studying the new Masters in Children’s Palliative and Complex Care with the scholarships which will impact many young lives.

The event …
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Social and Enterprise Course launches for Donegal women 2 years ago

Social and Enterprise Course launches for Donegal women

Are you a woman who is interested in developing your skills to work in your community?

Interested in developing and supporting services for the good of your area?

Then An …
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Have you ever been bitten by a dog? 2 years ago

Have you ever been bitten by a dog?

By  •  News

Tara O’Sullivan is a final year veterinary nurse student in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

As part of her final year project she is researching the link between breeds of dog …
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Megan makes History with Ireland’s best Leaving Cert result 2 years ago

Megan makes History with Ireland’s best Leaving Cert result

By  •  News

Megan recently received the news that she had achieved first place in Ireland out of 8,752 students who took higher level History in the Leaving Certificate 2016.

On Friday 10 …
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The teenagers who want you to mind their business 2 years ago

The teenagers who want you to mind their business

Loreto Convent Transition Year students Joanna McMonagle and Claire Mc Gettigan have launched Reveal The Teen, a business research initiative to uncover the trends of young people today.

Trending brands, …
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Actress Aoibhín looks for high drama from Donegal students 2 years ago

Actress Aoibhín looks for high drama from Donegal students

By  •  News

The former Fair City star joins this year’s expert judging panel alongside actress and author Amy Huberman and is encouraging students and supportive teachers in Donegal to get their entries …
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Donegal’s young scientists amaze with their ideas 2 years ago

Donegal’s young scientists amaze with their ideas

By  •  News

The BTYSE annual science competition in Dublin sees students from across Ireland present projects on their research into a wide variety of topics. Their creative investigations and solutions have been …
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How to nurture positive young minds 2 years ago

How to nurture positive young minds

By  •  Health

 “Listening to the voice of the child and developing healthy relationships with peers and teachers are essential in creating a positive experience of school as well as their cognitive and emotional development” …
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