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Isabella adds glamour to farming at Bellaville 3 weeks ago

Isabella adds glamour to farming at Bellaville

By  •  Life

A bright pink van and neon pink hair makes Isabella Ward stand out from the crowd in the local farming scene.

The Scottish native is loving life in Gortahork, where …
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‘It is time for Donegal food, venues and producers to shine’ 2 months ago

‘It is time for Donegal food, venues and producers to shine’

By  •  Life

What a year it has been for the team at Donegal Food Tours, who have been travelling and tasting their way around the county, showcasing the best restaurants, bars, hidden …
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Donegal duo net prize for best chowder in Ireland 3 months ago

Donegal duo net prize for best chowder in Ireland

By  •  Life

A popular food shack in the heart of Killybegs has scooped the coveted title of best chowder in Ireland.

Chefs Mairead and Garry Anderson of the Killybegs Seafood Shack gave …
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Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too 4 months ago

Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too

By  •  Health

Today, I’m going to give you a day of recipes that you can use straight away and they all taste great.

The one thing that I hear time and time …
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Recipe: Donegal chef reveals her ‘hot and sweet’ pancake tribute to Canada 4 months ago

Recipe: Donegal chef reveals her ‘hot and sweet’ pancake tribute to Canada

By  •  Life

Bundoran chef and food author Finn Ní Fhaolain has the perfect solution for those on a gluten-free diet this Pancake Tuesday. And there’s no need to compromise.

Pancake Tuesday, for many, is a …
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9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun) 7 months ago

9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun)

By  •  Health

Are you expecting to feel ‘bleugh’ from indulging too much this week?

Christmas is a time for relaxing and partying, and often a time when we overdo it on …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  To Feed or Not to Feed 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – To Feed or Not to Feed

By  •  Mammy

Mammy spends much time planning the weekly eating.

Not because Mammy is a super organised Mammy. More because Mammy loves food so much that Mammy likes to know what is …
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Recipe: Break out the old bananas for this Donegal-inspired loaf 9 months ago

Recipe: Break out the old bananas for this Donegal-inspired loaf

By  •  Life

As the Great British Bake Off heats up on C4, many people have been inspired to spend time in the kitchen baking their own creations.

If you’ve got the baking …
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Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup 10 months ago

Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup

By  •  Health

I don’t know about you, but it seems as if winter has well arrived earlier than usual to Donegal this year.

The dark evenings have set in. The weather is …
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Recipe: Little lunchbox vegetable muffins 10 months ago

Recipe: Little lunchbox vegetable muffins

By  •  Life

We may be only a few weeks into September but if you’re like us, the lunchbox inspiration is starting to dip. Here’s a handly autumnal Courgette & Sundried Tomato Muffins recipe …
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It’s almost time to get a Taste of Donegal at the yummy food festival! 11 months ago

It’s almost time to get a Taste of Donegal at the yummy food festival!

By  •  Life

The North West’s largest food and drink event is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, which means a huge portion of food and drink offerings, entertainment and demos are on …
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5 reasons why you aren’t seeing progress in your nutrition 1 year ago

5 reasons why you aren’t seeing progress in your nutrition

By  •  Health

This is 2nd part of a 2 part article on progress and why you might not be seeing any.

The 1st part can be seen on Donegal Daily here and …
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Delish! Ireland’s best burger joints are named – and two are in Donegal 1 year ago

Delish! Ireland’s best burger joints are named – and two are in Donegal

By  •  Life

Two Donegal restaurants have won big in Ireland’s burger awards today – Friar’s Rest in Letterkenny and Matt’s Diners are celebrating wins in the public vote for Ireland’s best burger …
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Chopped salad stores are coming to Donegal 1 year ago

Chopped salad stores are coming to Donegal

By  •  Life

Popular healthy food company ‘Freshly Chopped’ have today announced plans to open outlets in Co. Donegal and Northern Ireland.

The Chopped salad deli outlets have popped up in 46 locations …
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Should you be hungry on a diet? 1 year ago

Should you be hungry on a diet?

By  •  Health

I am currently on a ‘diet’.

By ‘diet’, I mean that I am currently in a phase of my training where I am dropping body fat.

The goal of this …
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Yum! All invited to Restaurant Sage’s delicious new menu launch 1 year ago

Yum! All invited to Restaurant Sage’s delicious new menu launch

By  •  Life

Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny are hosting a relaunch party this Friday, 4th May, to mark the beginning of an exciting era under new management with an all-new menu.

Restaurant Sage is …
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Trigger foods: How to avoid a bingefest 1 year ago

Trigger foods: How to avoid a bingefest

By  •  Health

Everyone has one.

Some of us have more than one.

Some of us have a whole array of foods that set us off on a bingefest that can leave us …
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The secret to a wonderful winter warmer at Lough Eske Castle 1 year ago

The secret to a wonderful winter warmer at Lough Eske Castle

By  •  Life

Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa outside Donegal Town have a wonderful Winter Warmer package this season. The Winter Warmer at Spa Solís, running until March 8th, is …
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Sweet! Donegal cafe confirms plans for wedding donut walls 1 year ago

Sweet! Donegal cafe confirms plans for wedding donut walls

A local cafe yesterday confirmed their first booking for a donut wall for a local wedding, and the internet loved it.

The Hatter Tea Room in Stranorlar were asked by …
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5 healthy hunger-busting breakfast ideas 1 year ago

5 healthy hunger-busting breakfast ideas

By  •  Health

Breakfast doesn’t have to be difficult.

The one thing I ALWAYS teach the members of my Lean in 2018 Program is that they shouldn’t stress over food.

The one question …
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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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The Top 5 ways hidden calories creep into your diet 2 years ago

The Top 5 ways hidden calories creep into your diet

By  •  Health

You can be doing everything right.

You can be training, eating healthy, drinking your water, following everything you are being told to do and yet, you may not be getting …
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Recipes: Four treats that won’t trick your diet 2 years ago

Recipes: Four treats that won’t trick your diet

By  •  Health

We are coming into the Halloween break.

It is one of the best times of the year and is great fun for children and adults alike.

People will be having …
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How distracted eating is affecting your weight 2 years ago

How distracted eating is affecting your weight

By  •  Health

There are numerous reasons that Ireland is in the middle of an obesity epidemic.

  • Poor food choices
  • Over consumption of calories
  • Over consumption of alcohol
  • Lack of exercise


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Recipe: This spiced soup with Donegal ingredients is a real winter warmer 2 years ago

Recipe: This spiced soup with Donegal ingredients is a real winter warmer

By  •  Life

Donegal Rapeseed Oil have created a charity cookbook, ‘Cooking with Donegal Rapeseed Oil’, to benefit three worthwhile charities with local links.

Recipes in the book are kindly donated by Ireland’s …
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Burrito Loco had the best reaction to winning Best Takeaway in Ireland 2 years ago

Burrito Loco had the best reaction to winning Best Takeaway in Ireland

By  •  News

There was much celebration (and hungry minds) last night when the Just Eat Ireland National Takeaway Awards were announced.

It was a triumph for foodies in Letterkenny as two local …
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Glorious gin-filled mince pies are on the way 2 years 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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How to dine on a diet 2 years ago

How to dine on a diet

By  •  Health

One of the biggest struggles people can have when dieting, is eating out.

Not knowing what to order in restaurants to keep on track, can make it difficult to know …
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Readers’ Choice: Where is the cutest cafe in Donegal? 2 years ago

Readers’ Choice: Where is the cutest cafe in Donegal?

By  •  Life

It’s time to celebrate the best places and the people who work hard to make them so special.

From excellent coffee, quirky cups and mouth-wateringly Instagram worthy cakes – we …
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Are carbs the enemy? 2 years ago

Are carbs the enemy?

By  •  Health

Carbs are public enemy No1!!!!!

It’s common knowledge that if you want to lose weight, you simply cannot eat carbs because they make you fat….right?

Not exactly.

If you have …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Some things never change 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Some things never change

By  •  Mammy

Mini-Me is going through a phase of bad-eating. She’d happily live on pancakes and yoghurt at the minute. I’m blaming the summer holidays and the general lack of routine, but …
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There’s a new gin in town, and it’s pretty sweet! 2 years ago

There’s a new gin in town, and it’s pretty sweet!

By  •  News

Castle Grove last week held their Summer Strawberry Festival, but what no one was expecting was the unveiling of their very own gin, made with their own strawberries. The event …
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Food fans will love that this famous restaurant is finally coming to Donegal 2 years ago

Food fans will love that this famous restaurant is finally coming to Donegal

By  •  News

The first Supermac’s in Donegal is set to open in Donegal Town later this year.

Supermac’s is Ireland’s largest and fastest-growing indigenous fast food restaurant group with more than 100 …
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How Margaret and Molly’s Mulroy Bay mussels made a marvellous meal 2 years ago

How Margaret and Molly’s Mulroy Bay mussels made a marvellous meal

By  •  News

Margaret and Molly cooked a dish of mussels in the competition final which were sourced directly from Mulroy Bay, accompanied by homemade brown bread.

They competed against six other schools …
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Chandpur earns top Asian Restaurant and Chef Awards 2 years ago

Chandpur earns top Asian Restaurant and Chef Awards

By  •  News

The first ever Asian Food Awards were presented at a vibrant ceremony last night (Tuesday) at the City North Hotel Dublin.

Chandpur owners Rana and Susan Miah were over the moon to …
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How to beat weekend binging 2 years ago

How to beat weekend binging

By  •  Health

I am going to keep this short and sweet today ladies.

I’m writing this from the airport as I’m getting ready to board my flight to New York.

It is …
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Chandpur Restaurant is enjoying naan-stop success 2 years ago

Chandpur Restaurant is enjoying naan-stop success

By  •  News

Chandpur Restaurant, a not-so-hidden gem in Donegal food scene, are celebrating this week after being awarded a coveted 5 Star Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.com.

The Bangladeshi eatery run by …
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The 10 best carveries in Donegal for dining out with Dad 2 years ago

The 10 best carveries in Donegal for dining out with Dad

By  •  Life

by Callum Lavery

The votes are in and the results have been tallied. Over 1,000 readers voted for their favourite eatery to be number one on our list, and what …
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Taste Test: Are McDaids ice-creams as delicious as they sound? 2 years ago

Taste Test: Are McDaids ice-creams as delicious as they sound?

By  •  News

A wave of excitement and nostalgia went through Donegal at the weekend when we discovered that McDaid’s Football Special Ltd were launching their own ice-creams.

The iconic Donegal company …
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This new cookery show is a must-watch for Donegal foodies 2 years ago

This new cookery show is a must-watch for Donegal foodies

The Lemon Tree has been under the spotlight ever since it opened in a new location at the Courtyard Shopping Centre in Letterkenny. Tonight we will see the restaurant in centre …
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TASTY 2017 brings exclusive dishes to Donegal restaurants 2 years ago

TASTY 2017 brings exclusive dishes to Donegal restaurants

By  •  News

TASTY 2017 is a new Irish Food & Tourism Project, which could be described as a mix of Master Chef meets The Apprentice.

Local chefs from seven of Donegal Town’s …
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Protein: What you need to know 2 years ago

Protein: What you need to know

By  •  Health

Protein is a German word that is taken from the Greek word Proteios, meaning the first in.

There is no question about it; protein is the most important macronutrient in …
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Backstage: Is it an outtake or a thrilling new feature? 2 years ago

Backstage: Is it an outtake or a thrilling new feature?

By  •  Life

Over the Easter holidays, I had the pleasure of checking out the Backstage Bar and Grill at the Century Complex, Letterkenny.

A little too old to make use of …
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Sneak Peek: Five things we liked about the new Lemon Tree 2 years ago

Sneak Peek: Five things we liked about the new Lemon Tree

We got an exclusive sneak peek at the new look Lemon Tree at the Courtyard Shopping Centre yesterday ahead of their grand opening today (Friday). The relocated eatery is just a …
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19 reasons why you aren’t losing body fat 2 years ago

19 reasons why you aren’t losing body fat

By  •  Health

1. You aren’t in a caloric deficit. It doesn’t matter what you have heard, or what you have read, if you are not losing body fat, you are not in …
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Is eating healthy preventing you from losing weight? 2 years ago

Is eating healthy preventing you from losing weight?

By  •  Health

I hear it all the time in consultations. You may have even said it yourself at one stage or another.  It is one of the most confusing things for most …
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The truth about treats 2 years ago

The truth about treats

By  •  Health

So, you are having a bad day at work. Your boss is on your case, your supervisor is being a pain in the posterior and you have to pull up …
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Margaret and Molly ‘pasta’ the test to reach the Big School Cook Off final 2 years ago

Margaret and Molly ‘pasta’ the test to reach the Big School Cook Off final

By  •  News

A team of pupils from Scoil Mhuire Milford have been named a regional finalist of the 2017 Mount Charles Big School Cook Off. Budding chefs Margaret McGreevy and Molly Sweeney …
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Kelly Ann preps for an Oriental cook-off to win Chef of the Year 2 years ago

Kelly Ann preps for an Oriental cook-off to win Chef of the Year

By  •  News

Kelly Ann Brogan (20), a 2nd year student at LYIT School of Tourism, Killybegs has been selected as a national finalist in the Wing Yip Oriental Chef of the Year 2017 …
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Grainne Seoige gets vital support from Donegal chef Gary 2 years ago

Grainne Seoige gets vital support from Donegal chef Gary

Celebrity chef Gary O’Hanlon from Ramelton will be showing his support for broadcaster Grainne Seoige as she braves the heat of the kitchen in the new series of  The Restaurant.

Gary will be …
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