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€10,000 raised for Letterkenny Hospital in memory of St. Johnston mum 2 days ago

€10,000 raised for Letterkenny Hospital in memory of St. Johnston mum

By  •  News

The family of the late Kathleen Lynch have raised a wonderful €10,000 to benefit the patients of the Letterkenny Oncology Ward.

The money was raised at a charity dance last month, …
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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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Tara’s awesome American pursuit of happiness 4 months ago

Tara’s awesome American pursuit of happiness

By  •  Life

When Tara O’Grady was laid off from her office job in New York, she greeted the upheaval as a gift.

She had always wanted to go on a great American …
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Baby joy as Ciara Doherty announces pregnancy 11 months ago

Baby joy as Ciara Doherty announces pregnancy

By  •  Life

The Letterkenny native made the announcement live on air during yesterday’s Ireland AM show on TV3.

Ciara said she and her husband Richard Stearn were ‘thrilled’ and feeling ‘incredibly lucky’ to …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Packing light 12 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Packing light

By  •  Mammy

Packing for holidays is something I’ve always been good at; enjoyed even.  I am the Queen of packing light, usually packing for both of us in one case.  I’ve been …
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‘Lisa was the kind of person that you were glad you knew’ 1 year ago

‘Lisa was the kind of person that you were glad you knew’

By  •  News

On Sunday week, April 8th, hundreds of women will take part in the Run Donegal Women’s 5k in Stranorlar. The proceeds of this year’s event will go to the Donegal …
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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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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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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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Ella’s magical birthday gift 1 year ago

Ella’s magical birthday gift

By  •  News

A Donegal girl had a magical wish come true when a real Olaf snowman appeared in her garden this week – all thanks to her big brother.

Ella Warner, who …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – 24 hour Mammy, working 9 to 5! 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – 24 hour Mammy, working 9 to 5!

By  •  Mammy

“Where do you find the time?”

“How can you be bothered?”

“It can’t be worth that much work?”

Musicals.

I’ve been on stage my whole life, first as an Irish …
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Watch: Hilarious Kerry bat family struggle with yet another intruder! 1 year ago

Watch: Hilarious Kerry bat family struggle with yet another intruder!

The Kerry family whose hilarious run-in with a bat last year went viral is back again – this time with another home intruder!

Tadhg and dad Derry were back in …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Christmas Reality Checklist! 2 years 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Creating a Perfect Family Christmas 2 years 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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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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Free fun pack available to encourage children to speak Irish 2 years ago

Free fun pack available to encourage children to speak Irish

By  •  News

Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh T.D., has announced that his Department is implementing a specific measure in …
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Choo Choo! The Santa Express is rolling back into Oakfield Park 2 years 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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‘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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Safety and my car 2 years ago

Safety and my car

By  •  Motoring

As adults and parents safety is always a priority, we take necessary action and child proof our homes to avoid accidents but sometimes safety when travelling in our vehicles is …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  You will you know? 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – You will you know?

By  •  Mammy

You will , you know!

 

“Everyone is the perfect parent…until they have children.”

 

Who said this first? I have no idea.

Who says it now? …
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Love horses and animals? Trot over to this equine extravaganza 2 years ago

Love horses and animals? Trot over to this equine extravaganza

By  •  News

The Annual Stübben Event takes place on Monday 31st July 2017 at the Bohirrl Stables Mountain Top Letterkenny (Directions below)

It’s set to be a fun-filled afternoon for the family …
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Whatever you’re able to do, there’s going to be something for you at this Sports Day 2 years ago

Whatever you’re able to do, there’s going to be something for you at this Sports Day

By  •  Sport

The No Barriers Sports Day and Fun Walk in the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny on 15th July 2017 gives everyone a chance to take part in some activities – irrespective …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Sleep Dance 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Sleep Dance

By  •  Mammy

I love to dance. I’ve been dancing since I could walk. I’ve danced on stages and I’ve even choreographed a few shows.

My favourite dance since becoming a Mammy, is …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Father’s Day 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Father’s Day

By  •  Mammy

This column was harder to write than I had anticipated.

Why?

Because no matter what angle I approached it from, I found myself anticipating the negative comments from other people.


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Meet the two marvellous mammies up for a national award 2 years ago

Meet the two marvellous mammies up for a national award

Rosemary Doherty from Carrowkeel and Lena McNulty from Donegal Town are among the top 3 picks in Ulster for the Woman’s Way & Beko Mum of the Year Awards.

The two mammies rose …
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The most unlikely things one family discovered in Donegal 2 years ago

The most unlikely things one family discovered in Donegal

By  •  Life

A young family who moved to Arranmore Island on a whim are looking forward to their first summer on the island with many exciting plans.

Sam McGowan, 30, and her …
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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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Should we stay or should we go? 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Should we stay or should we go?

By  •  Mammy

Summer Holidays are fast approaching…YAY!

And so the parenting forums are full of questions about the best places to holiday, the essentials list of packing for a family, tips and …
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Donegal mother looks forward to a happy future after transplant from husband 2 years ago

Donegal mother looks forward to a happy future after transplant from husband

Organ donation has been a huge part of the lives of Fiona Black (nee Kelly) and her family. Out of 18 siblings, six of them have had kidney transplants, as …
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Your guide to being the perfect Mother of the Bride 2 years ago

Your guide to being the perfect Mother of the Bride

By  •  Bridal

Yay! Your little girl is getting married! Every mum has dreamt of (and dreaded) the day her daughter gets married. Traditionally the role of mother of the bride was a …
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CSO statistics reveal how many adults still live with their parents 2 years ago

CSO statistics reveal how many adults still live with their parents

By  •  News

Large families have not completely disappeared in Ireland. There were 64,248 families with 4 or more children, 16,646 families with 5 or more children of which 4,845 families had 6 …
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Woman (88) seeks information on Donegal roots 2 years ago

Woman (88) seeks information on Donegal roots

By  •  News

Mary (88) was born in Spennymoor in North East England in 1928 to an English mother, Blanche Thompso. Mary’s father was from Donegal however it is thought that he may …
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Donegal father and son win national search for TV campaign 2 years ago

Donegal father and son win national search for TV campaign

By  •  News

ŠKODA Ireland have used the rugged Inishowen landscape as the backdrop for their sponsorship of ‘Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip’ Series Two, which is hitting TV screens next month …
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Daniel has the most adorable things to say about his granddaughter 2 years ago

Daniel has the most adorable things to say about his granddaughter

By  •  News

Being a grandfather is the best thing that has ever happened to him, the singer revealed.

The 55 year old Kincasslagh star said he gets all emotional even when he …
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Longer weekend breaks proposed for local schools 2 years ago

Longer weekend breaks proposed for local schools

By  •  News

The four schools St. Eunan’s College, Loreto Convent, Colaiste Ailigh and Errigal College have been discussing the proposals in recent weeks, Donegal Daily reports.

The proposed plan, which will affect thousands …
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Emotional reunion for twin sisters separated at birth 2 years ago

Emotional reunion for twin sisters separated at birth

By  •  Life

Audrey and Gracie’s reunion has been moving people around the world after they appeared on American television show Good Morning America to share their incredible story.

The 10-year-olds were adopted from …
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A Christmas miracle: Woman finds Donegal ties to late husband 3 years ago

A Christmas miracle: Woman finds Donegal ties to late husband

By  •  News

Magdelene Gallagher launched an appeal with Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman three weeks ago in which she asked for any information on family connections to her late husband Charles Keith …
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Woman seeks information on late husband’s Donegal family 3 years ago

Woman seeks information on late husband’s Donegal family

By  •  Life, News

Magdelene Gallagher is searching for family connections to her late husband Charles Keith Gallagher (pictured above), whose mother, Hannah Gallagher, was from Kincasslagh.

Magdelene believes that Hannah was born in …
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#FindNicolaBrett: A mum’s heartfelt plea 3 years ago

#FindNicolaBrett: A mum’s heartfelt plea

By  •  News

A heartfelt appeal was made by a lady called Rowena Fuller who is attempting to be reunited with her daughter Nicola who was adopted through the Church of England Children’s …
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Am I a good mammy? 3 years ago

Am I a good mammy?

By  •  Mammy

Life is one big learning curve.

Motherhood is the biggest one of all.

Actually, it’s more a “Learning Circle” than a curve really isn’t it? Because a curve has an …
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Is your family the next Gogglebox clan? 3 years ago

Is your family the next Gogglebox clan?

Gogglebox Ireland on TV3 is lacking a Donegal family in this first season, but now there could be a chance we’ll be getting a local perspective in the popular reality …
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S-Mum is a Thoroughly Modern Mammy 3 years ago

S-Mum is a Thoroughly Modern Mammy

By  •  Mammy

Want to know the Secrets of S-Mum?

Well.

The secret is…

THERE IS NO SECRET! There IS NO MAGIC PILL that turns you into a Practically Perfect in Every way …
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