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Prestigious honour for Donegal woman in New York 17 hours ago

Prestigious honour for Donegal woman in New York

By  •  News

A creative young Donegal woman has been honoured with a prestigious award following years of contributions to the New York Irish community.

Jane McCarter O’Dowd from Buncrana is the first …
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Cheese Please! How to build the ultimate Donegal cheese board 2 days ago

Cheese Please! How to build the ultimate Donegal cheese board

By  •  Food

Did you know that today is National Cheese Lover’s Day? As if a cheese fan needs an excuse to indulge…

To celebrate, we enlisted the help of local cheesemakers from …
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Fun free classes to keep families fit 1 week ago

Fun free classes to keep families fit

By  •  Kids

Starting this week, RINKA has launched FREE online fitness classes for children three mornings a week while schools remain closed.

The classes are suitable for children of all ages …
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Young Donegal woman adds voice to pageant project 1 week ago

Young Donegal woman adds voice to pageant project

By  •  News

A young Donegal woman has been published in a new book on pageant queens from around the world.

Sarah Carr from Downings, who is a keen environmentalist, represented Ireland in …
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Plea from ambulance worker prompts Letterkenny office to shine a light on frontline staff 1 week ago

Plea from ambulance worker prompts Letterkenny office to shine a light on frontline staff

By  •  News

A team of solicitors have put up a sign up in the heart of Letterkenny to thank frontline workers enduring the current wave of Covid-19.

Gibson & Associates Solicitors’ new …
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Local bishops apologise to women let down by Mother and Baby Homes 1 week ago

Local bishops apologise to women let down by Mother and Baby Homes

By  •  News

TWO Catholic Bishops whose Diocese are in Donegal have issued an apology to the women of Mother and Baby Homes.

Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, Bishop of Raphoe and Bishop of …
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Fifty caregiving jobs open in Donegal 1 week ago

Fifty caregiving jobs open in Donegal

Home Instead is looking to add 50 new caregivers to its team, which delivers essential services to older people in local communities throughout County Donegal.

The jobs come at a time of …
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Brilliant Brid steps up to year-long walking challenge 2 weeks ago

Brilliant Brid steps up to year-long walking challenge

By  •  Life

A well-known West Donegal woman has started a year-long walking campaign in the hope of funding a memorial space for her local community.

Brid Sweeney, who lives in Loughanure, will …
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‘Higher risk’ women prioritised as BreastCheck backlog builds 3 weeks ago

‘Higher risk’ women prioritised as BreastCheck backlog builds

By  •  News

Women who are higher risk are being prioritised by BreastCheck as the service resumes at a reduced capacity.

The National Screening Service is working with finite staffing resources, with some …
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New Year’s plunge inspired by memory of popular Donegal woman 3 weeks ago

New Year’s plunge inspired by memory of popular Donegal woman

By  •  Events

DONEGAL people all over the world are being encouraged to ‘take the plunge’ on New Year’s Day in aid of a special memorial fundraiser.

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Geraldine’s Christmas message to her beloved family 3 weeks ago

Geraldine’s Christmas message to her beloved family

By  •  Life

Brave Geraldine Mullan left a loving Christmas message for her family who perished in a horrific car accident earlier this year.

The popular nurse was left devastated when her loving …
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Nollaig na mBán concert taking virtual route for 2021

Many of Donegal’s best-known female musicians will be coming together virtually this January to ensure the continued success of their Nollaig na mBán show.

The Wild Atlantic Women and friends …
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Donegal woman is the real Emily in Paris 4 weeks ago

Donegal woman is the real Emily in Paris

By  •  Life, Travel

A little over a month ago, Emily in Paris was one of Netflix’s most popular shows in Ireland but one Donegal woman was already paving the way in the fashion …
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Moya documentary is a must-watch for music fans 4 weeks ago

Moya documentary is a must-watch for music fans

2020 marks 50 years in the music business for the first lady of Celtic music, Moya Brennan.

This Tuesday will see a deeply personal documentary Moya airing on TG4 to …
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Special fundraiser to remember beloved nurse Mary Ellen 1 month ago

Special fundraiser to remember beloved nurse Mary Ellen

By  •  News

A special fundraiser is uniting people in Donegal and Melbourne in memory of Mary Ellen Molloy, a much-loved young woman who passed away last Christmas.

Mary Ellen, from Ardara, died …
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Sadness following passing of caring and courageous nun 1 month ago

Sadness following passing of caring and courageous nun

By  •  News

The death has been announced of Sr. Joan Agnes McFadden, a Donegal-born nun who led a remarkable life in the Foreign Missions.

Sr Joan was a Good Shepherd Sister, of …
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Donegal accountant recognised for work supporting women in Saudi Arabia 1 month ago

Donegal accountant recognised for work supporting women in Saudi Arabia

By  •  Business

A pioneering accountant from Donegal Town has been named as a ‘Chartered Star’ by Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Dr Caroline McGroary, Assistant Professor of Accounting in Dublin City University (DCU) was …
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A happy Christmas ahead for baby Livie and family 1 month ago

A happy Christmas ahead for baby Livie and family

By  •  News

The parents of baby Livie Mulhern have shared a happy and hopeful update on their daughter ahead of her second Christmas.

Olivia (Livie) Mulhern is continuing to recover after receiving …
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‘The Crown’ star credits her Donegal grandad for inspiring her acting career 1 month ago

‘The Crown’ star credits her Donegal grandad for inspiring her acting career

The Crown star Erin Doherty has thanked her Donegal grandfather’s thick accent for sparking a curiosity in her to start acting.

Erin has shot to fame starring as Princess Anne …
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Ambitious entrepreneurs  invited to go for growth 1 month ago

Ambitious entrepreneurs invited to go for growth

By  •  Business

Ambitious female entrepreneurs from Donegal who are looking to take their business to the next level are being invited to join Going For Growth.

The award-winning business development programme is …
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Buncrana beauty entrepreneur partners with Pippa on new makeup brand 1 month ago

Buncrana beauty entrepreneur partners with Pippa on new makeup brand

By  •  News

Donegal businesswoman Una Tynan is set to expand her cosmetics empire after teaming up with fellow businesswoman Pippa O’Connor.

The Buncrana entrepreneur is the face behind Blank Canvas Cosmetics.

Una …
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Find out who has won a Castle Grove Christmas Hamper! 1 month ago

Find out who has won a Castle Grove Christmas Hamper!

It’s time to reveal the winner of our Christmas Hamper giveaway with Castle Grove Country House Hotel!

The winner is… Pamela McConigley!

Congratulations to Pamela, who has been contacted on …
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Mother of missing Cian not giving up hope on return to England 1 month ago

Mother of missing Cian not giving up hope on return to England

By  •  News

The mother of missing man Cian Langelaan has moved back home to England in the week of her son’s 28th birthday.

Anthea Langelaan has vowed not to give up hope …
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Teacher’s charity CD back on the shelves for Christmas 2 months ago

Teacher’s charity CD back on the shelves for Christmas

Letterkenny teacher Anne Nicholls has relaunched her charity CD for Christmas 2020.

The Scoil Mhuire gan Smál teacher released a special album called Christmas Greetings from Letterkenny in 2019. Following …
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COMPETITION: Treat your loved one to the Gift of Castle Grove 2 months ago

COMPETITION: Treat your loved one to the Gift of Castle Grove

The team at Castle Grove Country House Hotel have launched a fabulous array of luxury Christmas hampers this Christmas season, with prices ranging from €75, €100, €150 and €250.

The …
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Donegal urged to ‘Step Up’ and support caring frontline workers 2 months ago

Donegal urged to ‘Step Up’ and support caring frontline workers

By  •  News

Home Instead Senior Care has launched a new #StepUpForDonegal campaign as it celebrates the awarding of the Ulster CAREGiver of the Year title to one of their inspirational staff. 

Liz …
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Joy as Ciara Doherty announces she’s expecting baby number two 2 months ago

Joy as Ciara Doherty announces she’s expecting baby number two

Donegal TV presenter Ciara Doherty has announced her second pregnancy with husband Richard Stern.

The Letterkenny woman welcomed her first child last year, a daughter named Renee.

It’s been a …
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Heartbroken mother shares Christmas message after devastating loss 2 months ago

Heartbroken mother shares Christmas message after devastating loss

By  •  Life

Geraldine Mullan’s life changed forever on the evening of August 20th last.

Herself and her husband John, 49, and two children Tomás (14) and Amelia (6) were returning from a …
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Sadness as Donegal’s oldest person, Kitty Bryne, dies aged 107 2 months ago

Sadness as Donegal’s oldest person, Kitty Bryne, dies aged 107

By  •  News

There is widespread sadness across Donegal following the passing of the county’s oldest person, Kitty Byrne.

Mrs Byrne, who was from Cashel in Kilcar, was in her 107th year.

She …
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Donegal musician celebrates international award 2 months ago

Donegal musician celebrates international award

Ballyshannon singer/songwriter Lorraine McCauley is this month celebrating winning an international music award.

Lorraine scooped the Amazing Voice Traditional Cover 2020 Female Award at the Red Carpet Award Show in …
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Meghan Markle opens up on ‘pain and grief’ of miscarriage 2 months ago

Meghan Markle opens up on ‘pain and grief’ of miscarriage

By  •  News

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has revealed she had a miscarriage in July.

In personal article for the New York Times, Meghan opened up about the loss that she …
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For the love of craft: Jillian’s journey from New York to Donegal 2 months ago

For the love of craft: Jillian’s journey from New York to Donegal

When the wedding industry suddenly halted this year, a creative New Yorker switched her focus to a home decor business which celebrates all things made in Donegal.

Hundreds of Donegal …
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Having a ball… at home! 2 months ago

Having a ball… at home!

By  •  Events

The virtual event is scheduled to go live on Facebook at 7.30pm on this Friday, 27th November and you can find information and/or make a donation at https://www.ifundraise.ie/NWBreastCancerCharityBall.  

Máire Lynam, …
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Golden opportunities ahead as Sinead does Donegal proud 2 months ago

Golden opportunities ahead as Sinead does Donegal proud

Singer Sinead Black is full of thanks as her Glór Tíre journey came to an end this week.

The talented Letterkenny woman came runner-up in the national country music competition, …
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Donegal mother died after ‘catalogue of errors’ at Letterkenny Hospital 2 months ago

Donegal mother died after ‘catalogue of errors’ at Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  News

THE High Court has approved a €325,000 settlement against the HSE in the case of a 54-year-old Donegal woman who died after a ‘catalogue of errors’ in her care.

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Online Alternative: Fadó charity shop unlocks web potential 2 months ago

Online Alternative: Fadó charity shop unlocks web potential

By  •  Style

Spraoi agus Spórt in Carndonagh have partnered with Dublin-based start-up company Thriftify to launch a new online version of its Fadó charity shop.

The new online store connects one of …
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Job Vacancy: Letterkenny store hiring full-time Retail Assistant 2 months ago

Job Vacancy: Letterkenny store hiring full-time Retail Assistant

Job Vacancy: A long-established retailer in Letterkenny is recruiting for a Full Time Retail Assistant.

This role is suitable for someone looking for a long term position.

Some experience preferred …
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Admirable local volunteers to feature in lockdown documentary 2 months ago

Admirable local volunteers to feature in lockdown documentary

Local volunteers who have risen to the challenges of Covid-19 will be featured in a new documentary on TG4 next week.

Saol faoi Ghlas, airing on 18th November, follows the …
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Brave Donegal duo launches designer destination tours 2 months ago

Brave Donegal duo launches designer destination tours

By  •  Travel

Launching a new hospitality business in a worldwide pandemic is a tough call. But that’s exactly what Donegal duo Aoife McDonnell and Johanna Sonneveldt are doing today. 

The plucky pair …
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Anger over mother’s delayed cancer diagnosis at Letterkenny Hospital 2 months ago

Anger over mother’s delayed cancer diagnosis at Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  Health

Three more cases of delayed cancer diagnosis have been reported at Letterkenny University Hospital.

It brings to a total of 41 the number of cases of late diagnosis at the …
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BreastCheck restart date confirmed as 5,110 Donegal women wait for tests 3 months ago

BreastCheck restart date confirmed as 5,110 Donegal women wait for tests

By  •  Health

BreastCheck screening services are to resume in Donegal next week, it has been confirmed.

There are 5,110 women waiting for screening in Donegal since the programme was suspended in March …
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Magee weaving digital into quality local brand 3 months ago

Magee weaving digital into quality local brand

One of Donegal’s most iconic brands and businesses, Magee of Donegal, is keeping local customer service a top priority while they adjust their structure for 2020’s challenges.

With #BuyDonegalWeekend just one day …
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Daniel and Majella to launch new Community Directory for Donegal 3 months ago

Daniel and Majella to launch new Community Directory for Donegal

By  •  News

Celebrity couple Daniel and Majella O’Donnell are set to lend a helping hand in launching a new directory for community Services in North West Donegal – the first of its …
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Donegal women spearhead novel physical activity initiative 3 months ago

Donegal women spearhead novel physical activity initiative

By  •  Sport

A Donegal Gaeltacht region has come out tops in an inter-Gaeltacht physical activity event.

Gaeltacht Iardheisceart Thír Chonaill, which covers the area of Gleann Cholm Cille, Cill Chartha and Ard …
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Teen sisters crowned Ireland’s top Irish dancers 3 months ago

Teen sisters crowned Ireland’s top Irish dancers

Donegal’s dancing sisters Ailbhe Liu and Seoda Wang have won the 2020 final of An Ríl Deal.

The national Irish Dancing contest on TG4 came to an exciting conclusion last night …
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Hanna Hats continue to cap-tivate around the world 3 months ago

Hanna Hats continue to cap-tivate around the world

As businesses around the globe rush to embrace technology in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s old hat for the Hanna family of Hanna Hats, Donegal. 

“Since my grandfather, David …
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No ‘middle aisle’ for a while in Aldi and Lidl stores 3 months ago

No ‘middle aisle’ for a while in Aldi and Lidl stores

By  •  News

SUPERMARKET chains Aldi and Lidl have confirmed that they have paused selling items which are classified as non-essential while the country is at Level 5 of the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Gardaí renew support for domestic abuse victims as calls rise by 18% 3 months ago

Gardaí renew support for domestic abuse victims as calls rise by 18%

By  •  News

Victims of domestic abuse are being reminded that help is available during Level Five restrictions as Gardaí announce a new phase of their dedicated support operation.

A third phase of …
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Renewed fears for domestic violence victims during second lockdown 3 months ago

Renewed fears for domestic violence victims during second lockdown

By  •  News

Women’s Aid is preparing for a further surge in contacts from women being abused by their partners after Level Five restrictions came into force this week.

The charity is calling …
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Watch: Donegal mum opens up about shock MS diagnosis 3 months ago

Watch: Donegal mum opens up about shock MS diagnosis

By  •  Health, Life

Life has changed a lot recently for Donegal mum and teacher Maggie Green, but this month she is focusing on helping others in a special way.

Maggie is encouraging people …
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