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Daniel and Majella enlist fans to help plan the ultimate USA Road Trip 2 years ago

Daniel and Majella enlist fans to help plan the ultimate USA Road Trip

Donegal couple Daniel and Majella O’Donnell are off to the USA this September, but what they get up to is down to their fans’ suggestions.

Following three successful series of …
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Meet the duo launching Donegal’s first Food and Gin Tours 2 years ago

Meet the duo launching Donegal’s first Food and Gin Tours

Two Donegal women with a passion for food and tourism have launched Donegal Food Tours.

Locals and visitors are in for an adventure of the senses when the first tour kicks …
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Spa Solís scoops two World Luxury Spa Awards 2 years ago

Spa Solís scoops two World Luxury Spa Awards

By  •  News

Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa are celebrating bring crowned as Northern Europe’s Luxury Countryside Spa and Luxury Wellness Spa at the World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards …
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Aer Lingus launches direct flights to Philadelphia – here we come! 2 years ago

Aer Lingus launches direct flights to Philadelphia – here we come!

If you’re planning a US holiday this summer, there’s a new direct option to pick from today.

Aer Lingus’ inaugural service direct to Philadelphia took flight at 1.40pm on Sunday 25th March from …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Sunday Fundays 2 years 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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Travel: Sampling the high life at the Shandon Hotel 2 years 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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You have to see inside this one-of-a-kind hotel opened by a Donegal family 2 years ago

You have to see inside this one-of-a-kind hotel opened by a Donegal family

By  •  Life

Hats off to the McGill family from Glenties, who have just opened Europe’s first sustainable hotel in the heart of Dublin.

The 4* Iveagh Garden Hotel, on the ever-exciting Harcourt …
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Luxurious Lough Eske Castle named among Ireland’s Top 3 hotels 2 years ago

Luxurious Lough Eske Castle named among Ireland’s Top 3 hotels

By  •  News

Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa has been recognized as No. 3 in the Top Hotels in Ireland category of the Condé Nast Traveler 30th annual Readers’ Choice …
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A Spectacular Seascape Escape 2 years ago

A Spectacular Seascape Escape

By  •  Travel

Seascape spa, adjacent to the Silver Tassie Hotel is no doubt, a little hidden gem by way of Donegal spa breaks.

With relaxation rooms, cocoons, post-treatment sorbet and bubbles and …
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WATCH: This Donegal cafe tour will make you want to take a road trip immediately 2 years ago

WATCH: This Donegal cafe tour will make you want to take a road trip immediately

Anna Farren has ventured out to enjoy cuppas in five of the most scenic spots in Donegal, and it’s giving us plenty of road trip ideas.

9ine Hostages in Manorcunningham, …
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Why now is the time to dream of Christmas markets 2 years ago

Why now is the time to dream of Christmas markets

Although the summer has only drawn to a close and it appears frightfully early to even mention the word ‘Christmas’, it was this time last year that I booked flights …
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Gin festival to make many holidaymakers happy this summer 3 years ago

Gin festival to make many holidaymakers happy this summer

By  •  News

The Loop at Dublin and Cork Airport have launched their inaugural gin fest to celebrate the hottest tipple during this holiday season.

This promises to be a great summer gin …
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WATCH: This is Glenveagh as you’ve never seen it before 3 years ago

WATCH: This is Glenveagh as you’ve never seen it before

You can imagine flying over the landscape as an eagle in this amazing video created by drone videographer Kevin McBride of Scenic Flyer.

The footage sweeps over the glistening lake, majestic …
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Looking for a stunning seaside stroll? Here is Donegal’s No. 1 spot 3 years ago

Looking for a stunning seaside stroll? Here is Donegal’s No. 1 spot

We here in Donegal are blessed with expanses of clean sandy shores with breathtaking sea views. We all have a favourite destination and our readers were eager to highlight their favourite …
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Glenveagh is looking very glam in this new Tourism Ireland film 3 years ago

Glenveagh is looking very glam in this new Tourism Ireland film

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing some of our grand estates and glorious gardens, taking viewers on a tour of Ireland’s more ‘glamorous’ side, which features Glenveagh Castle in Co. Donegal.


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POLL: Vote for your favourite Donegal beach! 3 years ago

POLL: Vote for your favourite Donegal beach!

Donegal has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (we may be biased) and it’s something we love to celebrate.

The county has countless hidden hideaways along the Wild …
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Going on holiday? Warning issued by HSE over dangerous measles outbreak 3 years ago

Going on holiday? Warning issued by HSE over dangerous measles outbreak

By  •  Health

The HSE has urged parents to ensure children are vaccinated before any summer travel, as a number of countries have reported measles outbreaks.  It is also important that older children …
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Rule the land for a day at Doe Castle 3 years ago

Rule the land for a day at Doe Castle

By  •  Life

If you’re looking for a new way to explore a Donegal historical highlight at weekends, community group Moving Mevagh Forward will be providing weekend guided tours of the interior of …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: Taking a different road to work Down Under 3 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: Taking a different road to work Down Under

By  •  Travel

One of the main attractions of moving to Australia was the opportunity to do something completely different and take a break from my career. I loved teaching, a satisfying and …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: The things you’ll learn while teaching in China 3 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: The things you’ll learn while teaching in China

By  •  Travel

Here, Lauren sends a message home from her adventures in China to describe her new life as a teacher and to share insightful tips about what she’s learned on this …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: The hardest part of moving away 3 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: The hardest part of moving away

By  •  Life, Travel

Nikki, aged 25, embarked on the journey of a lifetime after graduating last year when she and a friend set off across the world. Here, she tells Donegal Woman about …
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Top 5 locations for a summery Donegal day 3 years ago

Top 5 locations for a summery Donegal day

By  •  Life

With my Dublin days almost at an end, and Donegal days fast approaching with my impending move home, I’ve been so excited to compile a list of my must return …
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An overnight guide to Gweedore 3 years ago

An overnight guide to Gweedore

By  •  Life

With girls visiting from Dublin, I left Letterkenny and made my way along the Wild Atlantic Way, this time, heading for Gweedore. I checked into a Bunbeg Guest House and …
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Coffee with a View: Our favourite mobile cafes in Donegal 3 years ago

Coffee with a View: Our favourite mobile cafes in Donegal

By  •  Life

When we’re out and about exploring Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way there is usually a need for a pit-stop for coffee. Thankfully there has been a burst of cute mobile cafes …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: Travelling on a student budget 3 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: Travelling on a student budget

By  •  Life

Sarah Allan is a 21-year-old student of languages at NUI Galway. Last year she left her Donegal home to improve her languages on the continent through au pairing and Erasmus. …
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A little piece of heaven at Murder Hole Beach 3 years ago

A little piece of heaven at Murder Hole Beach

By  •  Life

Wild Atlantic Way wandering brought me on an adventure to Murder Hole Beach, just 10 minutes from Downings.

Having seen multiple photos and articles featuring Murder Hole Beach over the …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: Setting up a new life in Sydney 3 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: Setting up a new life in Sydney

By  •  Life

Shauna Scanlon is a 25-year-old English teacher from Ballybofey. She has spent the last three years working in Glasgow, Scotland but has recently emigrated to Australia. Here, Shauna shares …
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Can you believe how beautiful Bundoran looks in this travel video? 3 years ago

Can you believe how beautiful Bundoran looks in this travel video?

The team at travel website Ireland Experience visited the coastal town in the summer of 2015 and have brought the footage together to create the stunning film.

Amazing views of the …
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Making the trip to Malin Head 3 years ago

Making the trip to Malin Head

By  •  Life

When choosing a day trip in Donegal, I’ve recently tried my best to travel roads I’ve never before taken. It’s sometimes hard to believe that over my 27 years, there …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Driving Miss Daisy 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Driving Miss Daisy

By  •  Mammy

Happy Easter Ladybelles!

For many of us, Easter is a time for family holidays or visiting relatives. This week, we drove from Letterkenny to Skibbereen in Cork.

We all …
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Leaving Donegal for the other side of the world 3 years ago

Leaving Donegal for the other side of the world

By  •  Life

Shauna Scanlon is a 25-year-old English teacher from Ballybofey. She has spent the last three years working in Glasgow, Scotland but has recently emigrated to Australia. Here, Shauna shares her …
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This Donegal hotel has been named on the ultimate travel bucket list 3 years ago

This Donegal hotel has been named on the ultimate travel bucket list

By  •  News

Lough Eske Castle was placed 8th in the Top ‘50 bucket list hotels that will take your breath away‘ on the trivago.co.uk magazine this week. The luxurious 5 Star residence is …
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Near or far? Your summer holiday flights could now be a lot more expensive 3 years ago

Near or far? Your summer holiday flights could now be a lot more expensive

By  •  News

The Irish airline is now categorising destinations by distance to bring in new baggage costs.

Flying to European locations Near, Mid and Far will be now be priced differently, with popular …
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Sunny days on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way 3 years ago

Sunny days on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way

By  •  Life

Last year my friend Katie was visiting from down the country on one unexpectedly gorgeous day. I decided to take her on a round county trip (or as much as …
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Festival Season will soon be upon us 3 years ago

Festival Season will soon be upon us

By  •  Life

A focus on 2fm this week has been on festivals, which made me feel it be only right to introduce you (by way of a video link here) to a …
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Dubai – An exploration further afield 3 years ago

Dubai – An exploration further afield

By  •  Life

During my midterm break, I explored the sensational Dubai. With only a flying visit of 4 nights in total, arriving late on my first night there, I had to really …
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Why Donegal is a place we hold so dear 3 years ago

Why Donegal is a place we hold so dear

By  •  Life

This week, I decided to reach out to some of my family and friends and ask for their favourite pictures taken in our beloved Donegal. The result was phenomenal!

From …
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The beauty of Fanad Head along the Wild Atlantic Way 3 years ago

The beauty of Fanad Head along the Wild Atlantic Way

By  •  Life

Donegal has been the recent focus of the likes of the Irish Independent, and has (as we all know by now) been named the ‘coolest place on the planet’ by …
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A taste of Rathmullan House 3 years ago

A taste of Rathmullan House

By  •  Life

With January near an end, I sit having spent the month eating healthily in a bid to begin 2017 with the ‘New Year, New Me’ intentions most of us have …
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High five for Harvey’s Point 3 years ago

High five for Harvey’s Point

By  •  News

This is the fifth year in a row that the Donegal hotel has been named as the best hotel in Ireland by TripAdvisor.

The four-star hotel also ranked in 10th place in …
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Stretch your legs at Narin, Portnoo 3 years ago

Stretch your legs at Narin, Portnoo

By  •  Life

Remembering rumbling bellies after a walk to the top of the Sliabh Liag mountains a few weeks ago, this time, I wasn’t going to be caught out with no snacks …
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Aer Lingus launch autism-friendly safety guides 3 years ago

Aer Lingus launch autism-friendly safety guides

By  •  News

Aer Lingus has launched visual guides online to help prepare people with autism and similar conditions for air travel. The guides can be used by children and adults on the autism …
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How amazing does Donegal look in this WAW video? 3 years ago

How amazing does Donegal look in this WAW video?

‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way’ features a song from Irish band Walking on Cars, played over uplifting and incredible scenes from Ireland’s west coast.

Donegal landmarks and rugged scenery is …
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Let’s banish Blue Monday for good 3 years ago

Let’s banish Blue Monday for good

By  •  Life

The third Monday of the New Year is statistically the “most depressing day of the year” – people are lacking in vitamin D, finances may be low after Christmas and …
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A sunrise to sunset exploration along the Wild Atlantic Way 3 years ago

A sunrise to sunset exploration along the Wild Atlantic Way

By  •  Life

The sun was beaming in the early hours of the morning and I made my way to Rathmullan beach, eager to grasp a sunrise shot at the beginning of my …
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Why Sliabh Liag is a stunning trip worth taking 3 years ago

Why Sliabh Liag is a stunning trip worth taking

By  •  Life

Sliabh Liag, along the Wild Atlantic Way, is a trip worth taking over and over again. Free of charge (unlike the Cliffs of Moher), these cliffs offer the most stunning …
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Back to work blues? This Ryanair sale is the best excuse to book a break 3 years ago

Back to work blues? This Ryanair sale is the best excuse to book a break

By  •  News

Ryanair today launched a massive January Back to Work sale with 20% off on over two million seats on sale on the Ryanair.com website – for two days only.

These Back …
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Christmas at Castle Grove 3 years ago

Christmas at Castle Grove

By  •  Life

With Christmas nearly upon us, the time is fast approaching to cosy up by the fire and enjoy the festive period, in which over indulging in tasty food and treating …
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Weekend wandering in Co. Donegal 3 years ago

Weekend wandering in Co. Donegal

By  •  Life

With a friend having travelled from Dublin to Donegal for the weekend, I wanted that Saturday to include showing off our beautiful county, which had just been named that weekend …
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Where to find the most festive feeling in Belfast 3 years ago

Where to find the most festive feeling in Belfast

By  •  Life

If you want find the festive atmosphere of a European Christmas Market, you really don’t have to travel far. Belfast is just a couple of hours away, and in the …
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