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Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics to be held in Donegal this February 6 days ago

Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics to be held in Donegal this February

By  •  Health

 Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics are to be held in Donegal.

The programme is aimed at those aged 16 or older who did not get their  HPV vaccine yet.

Eligible …
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Donegal family fundraising for daughter’s  life-changing spinal surgery 1 week ago

Donegal family fundraising for daughter’s life-changing spinal surgery

By  •  News

A fund has been launched to help a 10-year-old Donegal girl to walk.

Caoimhe Darcy was born with Cerebral Palsy which has affected the use of her legs.

She has …
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Donegal artist’s generous donation to cancer fundraiser 2 weeks ago

Donegal artist’s generous donation to cancer fundraiser

By  •  News

Donegal artist Mary Crowley, along with well-known artists from all over the West and Northwest, is generously supporting a charity art auction to raise funds for Multiple Myeloma Ireland.

The …
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Plan your dream wedding at Donegal’s biggest venue showcase of 2023 2 weeks ago

Plan your dream wedding at Donegal’s biggest venue showcase of 2023

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Discover your dream Wedding venue in the heart of Donegal at the Biggest Wedding Venue Showcase of 2023 at Jackson’s Hotel & Villa Rose Hotel Ballybofey – this Sunday January …
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Pure class! Derry Girls actresses to front new tourism campaign 2 weeks ago

Pure class! Derry Girls actresses to front new tourism campaign

Two very proud Derry women have been unveiled among Ireland’s celebrity tourism ambassadors for 2023.

Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, who star in the hit Channel 4 comedy ‘Derry Girls’, …
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The V Spa wins big! 4 weeks ago

The V Spa wins big!

2023 is set to be another successful year at the V Spa located within the 4-star Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey. 

2022 saw the V Spa achieve a record number …
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Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics to be held in Donegal 2 months ago

Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics to be held in Donegal

By  •  Health, News

Some early clinics will be held in Cavan, Donegal and Sligo next week as part of the Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up programme.

The programme is aimed at those aged …
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Barry’s ‘Marathon for Mum’ raises €8,000 for Donegal charities 2 months ago

Barry’s ‘Marathon for Mum’ raises €8,000 for Donegal charities

By  •  News

A Donegal man has raised a stunning €8,000 for charities in Donegal after running the Dublin Marathon in October in honour of his mum.

Barry Chambers, from Castlefinn, took on …
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Watch: Shopping local is easy at Amelia’s! 2 months ago

Watch: Shopping local is easy at Amelia’s!

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If you’re looking for something extra special to gift this Christmas, make sure to visit Amelia’s Irish Design and Gifts.

The Main Street Letterkenny store is a one-stop …
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Huge sadness at passing of beloved Donegal woman in Boston 2 months ago

Huge sadness at passing of beloved Donegal woman in Boston

By  •  News

There is huge sadness both in Donegal and in Boston following the passing of a much-loved mum, wife and friend, Vivienne Lynch McDaid.

The popular Buncrana woman had travelled to …
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Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: How to deal with heartburn during party season 2 months ago

Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: How to deal with heartburn during party season

Our health and wellness series continues with Pharmacist Emer King from Inish Pharmacy.

Party season is upon us! 

One of the main things we think of at Christmas is food. There …
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Inspirational Donegal graduate finds comfort in learning 2 months ago

Inspirational Donegal graduate finds comfort in learning

By  •  Careers

Dungloe woman Carleen Walsh graduates with a PhD in Psychology this week after turning to education during the most difficult moments in her life.

Dr Carleen (Walsh) Gallagher always wanted …
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12 last minute Christmas presents to buy from the comfort of your home 2 months ago

12 last minute Christmas presents to buy from the comfort of your home

Have you been putting your Christmas shopping on the long finger? Are you starting to feel the stress of it all now? Well stress no more, because we’ve handpicked 12 …
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Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee to be awarded Freedom of Derry 2 months ago

Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee to be awarded Freedom of Derry

‘Derry Girls’ creator Lisa McGee is to receive the Freedom of the City of Derry.

She will be the first woman to receive the honour at a ceremony this Monday.


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Donegal wedding specialists make the finals of Irish Wedding Awards 2023 2 months ago

Donegal wedding specialists make the finals of Irish Wedding Awards 2023

By  •  Bridal

Top wedding suppliers and entertainers from across Donegal have been announced as finalists of the 5th Irish Wedding Awards 2023.

The Irish Wedding Awards 2023 aim to recognise and …
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Huge sadness at passing of brave ‘little angel’ Caitlin Strain (9) 2 months ago

Huge sadness at passing of brave ‘little angel’ Caitlin Strain (9)

By  •  News

Brave and beautiful Burnfoot girl Caitlin Strain has passed away, aged nine.

The much-loved schoolgirl had been undergoing treatment for a brain tumour for a number of years and was …
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Letterkenny Christmas Fair to be the perfect place for Donegal crafts 2 months ago

Letterkenny Christmas Fair to be the perfect place for Donegal crafts

A group of craft makers from all parts of Donegal have formed a partnership to promote their own crafts and highlight the huge range of quality products handmade here in …
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Toy Show surprise is just the ticket for Cathy and Aurora! 2 months ago

Toy Show surprise is just the ticket for Cathy and Aurora!

By  •  News

It was a case of better ‘Late Late’ than never for an east Donegal mum and her daughter!

For the past ten years, Aurora McAlynn (nee McCormick) from Crossroads, Killygordon …
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Little ones go wild for Christmas experience at Wild Ireland – tickets out now 2 months ago

Little ones go wild for Christmas experience at Wild Ireland – tickets out now

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The ultimate ‘Wild Arctic’ Christmas experience returns to Donegal’s Wild Ireland this winter.

An animal lovers’ Lapland awaits as Santa returns with his Arctic friends for an incredible …
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#BuyDonegal celebrating designers and makers 3 months ago

#BuyDonegal celebrating designers and makers

By  •  News

Designers and Makers and giveaways are the focus for Week 1 of the #BuyDonegal shop local campaign.

This week marks Design Week Ireland 2022 which is run by the Design …
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EFT Tapping – not just for celebrities in the jungle 3 months ago

EFT Tapping – not just for celebrities in the jungle

By  •  Health

Eagle-eyed viewers of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! have spotted Boy George using a ‘tapping’ technique to get through his time in the jungle.

If you’ve wondered …
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Donegal mum’s warning after charger sparks fire in son’s bedroom 3 months ago

Donegal mum’s warning after charger sparks fire in son’s bedroom

By  •  Mammy, News

A Donegal woman has warned people to keep phone chargers off when not in use after her own family’s lucky escape.

Letterkenny mum Nicola McCauley’s son Donnacha was left with …
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Amazing Athena is Ireland’s Carer of the Year 3 months ago

Amazing Athena is Ireland’s Carer of the Year

By  •  Life, News

An inspirational young Donegal woman has been declared national ‘Carer of the Year.’

Family Carers Ireland, the national charity supporting Ireland’s family carers, confirmed the 2022 Netwatch Donegal Family Carer …
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Donegal woman’s study highlights lack of support for people with hereditary cancer 3 months ago

Donegal woman’s study highlights lack of support for people with hereditary cancer

By  •  Health

A young Clonmany student who underwent frightening cancer tests says more must be done to help people cope with the mental anguish of having a family history of cancer.

Diana …
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Mum and daughter flying the flag for Irish design in France 3 months ago

Mum and daughter flying the flag for Irish design in France

By  •  Business

Flying the flag for Irish design and ethical manufacturing over the weekend was Grainne Campbell and her daughter Ciara Campbell of GEFF Ireland, based in Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.  

As GEFF …
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Dreaming of moving to Australia? Careers event coming to Donegal this November 3 months ago

Dreaming of moving to Australia? Careers event coming to Donegal this November

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Dreaming of moving to Australia? If sunny skies, a booming economy, work-life balance, and generous payment rates appeal, then add Australia to your bucket list.

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Kim is a cut above the rest! 3 months ago

Kim is a cut above the rest!

By  •  Hair

Congratulations to Patrick Gildea Hairdressing team member Kim Kelly, who has won the National Apprentice of the Year Award!

Kim, a skilled hairstylist from Castlefinn, was awarded as part of the …
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Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: All you need to know about Free Contraception Services 3 months ago

Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: All you need to know about Free Contraception Services

Our health and wellness series continues with Pharmacist Emer King from Inish Pharmacy.

Inish Pharmacy comprises three independently owned community pharmacies serving Inishowen, and worldwide via Ireland’s best online pharmacy …
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Events: Inspiration all around at NW Simon Community health and wellbeing afternoon 3 months ago

Events: Inspiration all around at NW Simon Community health and wellbeing afternoon

By  •  Events

Collette Ferguson, Development Officer would like to express her gratitude to all who supported the North West Simon Community Health, Well-being & Gratitude Event held on Sunday, 23rd October at …
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Ambitious Donegal entrepreneurs sought for Going for Growth programme 3 months ago

Ambitious Donegal entrepreneurs sought for Going for Growth programme

By  •  Business

The call is now open for ambitious female entrepreneurs from Donegal to apply for the latest cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development initiative.

Going for Growth is …
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How two Buncrana mums rose to the top of the ladder 3 months ago

How two Buncrana mums rose to the top of the ladder

By  •  Careers

Six years ago Buncrana mum Bernie Kearney had no professional childcare experience. But after signing up for the community employment scheme Bernie has worked herself up through the ranks, gained …
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‘Traveller women’s voices must be heard at decision-making tables’ 4 months ago

‘Traveller women’s voices must be heard at decision-making tables’

By  •  News

Donegal Travellers Project health worker, Margaret Joyce has called on women’s organisations to include Traveller women at all levels.

Speaking at the National Women’s Council Rural Women’s conference ‘Claiming our …
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Plan set to tackle low numbers of women in local politics in Donegal 4 months ago

Plan set to tackle low numbers of women in local politics in Donegal

By  •  Politics

With only four women currently elected to Donegal County Council out of 37 councillors, Women for Election aims to attract more women to enter local politics for the 2024 elections.


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Family giving back to Crumlin Hospital after baby girl’s life saving procedure 4 months ago

Family giving back to Crumlin Hospital after baby girl’s life saving procedure

By  •  Events

A tractor run to raise funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital has been organised by an Inishowen family who want to give something back.

The family of little Cíara Mc Kenna …
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Donegal Soprano returning home for Dublin Gospel Choir’s Letterkenny show 4 months ago

Donegal Soprano returning home for Dublin Gospel Choir’s Letterkenny show

Update: On further discussion, Dublin Gospel Choir and An Grianán Theatre have made the decision to postpone their fundraising event for Creeslough until Saturday 25th February 2023. 

The hugely popular …
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Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: Managing Menopause 4 months ago

Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: Managing Menopause

We are delighted to introduce a new series of health and wellness advice with Inish Pharmacy.

Inish Pharmacy comprises three independently owned community pharmacies serving Inishowen, and worldwide via Ireland’s …
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Donegal hair stylist opens up about alopecia on cutting-edge TV contest 4 months ago

Donegal hair stylist opens up about alopecia on cutting-edge TV contest

A successful hairdresser from Donegal has survived his first round of a hair-raising competition on E4.

Raymond Bryson from Castlefin has proven he’s a cut above the rest by joining …
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Donegal businesswoman crafts a winner with ‘She’s Next’ grant 4 months ago

Donegal businesswoman crafts a winner with ‘She’s Next’ grant

By  •  Business

Donegal entrepreneur Siobhan Mc Kenna has been announced as a winner of Visa She’s Next Grant Programme for women in business.

Siobhan, the founder of Moss + Cable knitwear, won …
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Evolve Clothing celebrates fashion/footwear website of the year award! 4 months ago

Evolve Clothing celebrates fashion/footwear website of the year award!

The team at Evolve Clothing have won the Fashion/Apparel or Footwear eCommerce Website of the Year award at the E-comm awards 2022.

evolveclothing.com has been praised for its amazing selection …
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Donegal community in mourning after family’s double loss 4 months ago

Donegal community in mourning after family’s double loss

By  •  News

The community of Newtowncunningham and across the entire county has been left numbed by the passing of Patrick Devenney and his daughter Margaret (Sullivan).

The joint funerals will take place …
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Hundreds rush to support Donegal mum and musician Ann Ni Mhaonaigh’s fight for life 4 months ago

Hundreds rush to support Donegal mum and musician Ann Ni Mhaonaigh’s fight for life

By  •  News

A fund to send well-known local musician Ann Ni Mhaonaigh to Mexico for cancer treatment has received an amazing response from the Donegal public.

Ann’s daughter Róise launched the Go …
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Donegal women invited to ‘Dip or Dance’ for uterine cancer awareness 5 months ago

Donegal women invited to ‘Dip or Dance’ for uterine cancer awareness

By  •  Health

Women all over Ireland are being encouraged to take a ‘Dip or Dance’ this World Gynaecology Oncology Day to raise awareness of uterine cancer.

A sea dip is taking place …
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Donegal Camino walkers are not stopping just yet! 5 months ago

Donegal Camino walkers are not stopping just yet!

By  •  Life

The second Donegal Camino fundraising walk has come to a triumphant close with almost €50,000 raised for the Cancer Care West Support Unit in Letterkenny.

The hugely inspiring 7 day …
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Geraldine Mullan shortlisted for Women of the Year awards 5 months ago

Geraldine Mullan shortlisted for Women of the Year awards

By  •  News

Inspirational Geraldine Mullan has been shortlisted in the Local Hero category at the Goss.ie Women of the Year awards.

The Galway woman, now a proud resident of Moville, was nominated …
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Majella O’Donnell opens up about life’s biggest moments for RTE doc 5 months ago

Majella O’Donnell opens up about life’s biggest moments for RTE doc

Majella O’ Donnell will be taking a nostalgic look back at her past, and the places that defined her, in an upcoming RTE show this Sunday.

The singer, broadcaster and …
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Taleigha (19) hooks an exciting start as Ireland’s youngest Hattersley weaver 5 months ago

Taleigha (19) hooks an exciting start as Ireland’s youngest Hattersley weaver

By  •  Careers

A proud Donegal woman has just become the youngest qualified Hattersley weaver in Ireland.

Taleigha Boyle (19) started her new job last Monday with the world-famous Magee of Donegal

The …
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Katie’s Donegal pride shines through at Rose of Tralee Festival 5 months ago

Katie’s Donegal pride shines through at Rose of Tralee Festival

By  •  News

By Katie Gillen

Donegal Rose Katie McAteer has won new fans in Tralee after sharing her pride for her home town and county on the festival stage.

The young …
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Geraldine’s memorial ‘Field of Hope’  spreads smiles across Donegal 5 months ago

Geraldine’s memorial ‘Field of Hope’ spreads smiles across Donegal

By  •  News

Thousands attended inspirational Geraldine Mullan’s ‘Field of Hope’ over the weekend.

The two-and-a-half acre field of sunflowers was planted and nurtured by the grieving mum.

She was the sole survivor …
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Law to ban anti-abortion protesters from health centres 6 months ago

Law to ban anti-abortion protesters from health centres

By  •  News

The government is moving forward with legislation to ban pro-life abortions outside healthcare premises by the end of the year.

Protesters could face jail or fines for demonstrating outside healthcare …
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Donegal woman steps up to personal challenge for cardiac charity 6 months ago

Donegal woman steps up to personal challenge for cardiac charity

By  •  News

Convoy woman Jude Bromley will be walking part of the Camino de Portuguese this year in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) Ireland.

In September, Jude, alongside 14 …
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