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Donegal community in mourning after family’s double loss 1 day 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 2 days 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 4 days 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! 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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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She said Yes! Ryan McHugh and Bridget Molloy engaged in NYC 2 months ago

She said Yes! Ryan McHugh and Bridget Molloy engaged in NYC

By  •  Bridal

Donegal star Ryan McHugh has announced his engagement to girlfriend Bridget Molloy.

The Kilcar footballer is currently on holidays in New York City before the beginning of the Donegal SFC …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing named ‘The Best Hair Salon in Ulster’ 2 months ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing named ‘The Best Hair Salon in Ulster’

By  •  Hair

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny has been awarded “The Best Hair Salon in Ulster” by Ireland’s leading Celebrity Magazine RSVP.Along with the title of Best Salon in Ulster; the talented …
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Caitríona McLaughlin returns home to Donegal to stage Brian Friel’s Translations 2 months ago

Caitríona McLaughlin returns home to Donegal to stage Brian Friel’s Translations

Carndonagh director Caitríona McLaughlin is returning home this August to stage a major new co-production of Brian Friel’s Translations. Friel’s modern classic excavates small town, rural Ireland to interrogate language, the …
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Come and smell the roses in Norah’s gorgeous garden! 3 months ago

Come and smell the roses in Norah’s gorgeous garden!

By  •  News

A kindhearted local woman will open her beautiful rose garden this weekend for charity.

Norah’s Rose Garden is situated at 85 Blue Cedars, Ballybofey, and will be open from 10am …
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Donegal singer pens ‘Sarah’s Song’ in memory of a dear friend 3 months ago

Donegal singer pens ‘Sarah’s Song’ in memory of a dear friend

By  •  News

Donegal-based harpist and singer Emma Martin will launch a new song this weekend in memory of a talented friend who passed away from cancer.

Sarah Carty died from a rare …
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Events: Donegal textile artist Deborah Stockdale opens new solo exhibition 3 months ago

Events: Donegal textile artist Deborah Stockdale opens new solo exhibition

By  •  Events

A new solo exhibition entitled ‘Resurface’ by Convoy-based textile artist Deborah Stockdale is currently being showcased in the Mezzanine Gallery, Artlink Fort Dunree – with free admission daily from 10:30am-4:30pm …
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Beat the summer boredom at Pinehill Studios Summer Camps 3 months ago

Beat the summer boredom at Pinehill Studios Summer Camps

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Make this summer go by in a whirl of fun and activity – find a great camp for your child at Pinehill Studios, Mountain Top Letterkenny.

It’s hard …
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CAO Change of Mind – Have you Made the Right Decision? 3 months ago

CAO Change of Mind – Have you Made the Right Decision?

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The deadline for the CAO ‘Change-of-Mind’ facility is 5:00pm, 1 July. Over 60% of CAO applicants use this facility each year, and with the deadline fast approaching, ATU …
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‘5k for Karen’ fundraiser to support young Letterkenny woman’s cancer treatment 3 months ago

‘5k for Karen’ fundraiser to support young Letterkenny woman’s cancer treatment

By  •  News

The Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny are hosting a 5k walk/run for a great cause on Tuesday 28th June.

The Aura are calling on members and the public to take …
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Events: The Central Hotel unveils a chic new look 3 months ago

Events: The Central Hotel unveils a chic new look

By  •  Events

As one of the historic landmarks in the Diamond of Donegal Town and fondly known as the “Grand Dame of the Diamond”, The Central Hotel and Leisure Centre celebrated Friday …
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How Mary McKenna keeps the plates spinning 3 months ago

How Mary McKenna keeps the plates spinning

By  •  Business

Donegal-based founder and investor Mary McKenna MBE loves to juggle a few projects at once, but it’s this variety of business life that she loves the most.

The Tyrone native …
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Race towards your next career move at SITA’s Tech Open Night in Letterkenny 3 months ago

Race towards your next career move at SITA’s Tech Open Night in Letterkenny

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SITA, the global leader in technologies enabling safe and seamless global travel, is growing its technical team with over 20 new positions in Letterkenny, Ireland. 

We are searching for …
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Donegal broadcaster wins Radio Presenter of the Year Award 3 months ago

Donegal broadcaster wins Radio Presenter of the Year Award

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Donegal broadcaster Michelle Nic Grianna was presented with the award for Radio Presenter of the Year at the Celtic Media Festival in Quimper in Brittany last …
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Tears and triumph as ‘Walk and Talk For B’ reaches finish line 3 months ago

Tears and triumph as ‘Walk and Talk For B’ reaches finish line

By  •  News

An 80km walking challenge yesterday in memory of a wonderful Donegal mum came to a triumphant end yesterday evening.

Karol Friel, his children and his family were welcomed to Inver …
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Time in Donegal reminded John Prine of home, says wife Fiona 3 months ago

Time in Donegal reminded John Prine of home, says wife Fiona

By  •  Life

Fiona Whelan-Prine has said that her late husband John Prine enjoyed coming to Donegal as it reminded him of his early life living in Kentucky.

The wife of the famous …
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Countdown on to Colour Me Bootiful’s Sunday Funday at the Shandon Hotel & Spa 4 months ago

Countdown on to Colour Me Bootiful’s Sunday Funday at the Shandon Hotel & Spa

By  •  Events

Derry influencer and makeup artist Antonia Gallagher (aka CMB Colour Me Bootiful) is set to host the ultimate girls’ day out at the Shandon Hotel and Spa this June.

The …
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‘Walk and Talk’ to remember beloved Donegal mum Breda Gallagher-Friel 4 months ago

‘Walk and Talk’ to remember beloved Donegal mum Breda Gallagher-Friel

By  •  News

Five hundred people will take part in a charity event next Saturday 11th June called “Walk and Talk For B”, organised by the family and friends of Breda Gallagher-Friel who …
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Donegal mum shares the unseen side of MS 4 months ago

Donegal mum shares the unseen side of MS

By  •  News

A young Donegal mum has created some powerful artwork to reveal the unseen symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Marion Mulhern was first diagnosed with MS in 2018. Her last relapse occurred …
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Geraldine Mullan nominated as one of Ireland’s unsung heroes 4 months ago

Geraldine Mullan nominated as one of Ireland’s unsung heroes

By  •  News

Moville woman Geraldine Mullan has been nominated as a ‘Queen of Kindness’ in the 2022 RSVP Awards.

Geraldine, who lost her husband and two children in the Lough Foyle tragedy, …
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Events: Top chefs reveal some-fin special about Donegal seafood 4 months ago

Events: Top chefs reveal some-fin special about Donegal seafood

By  •  Events, Food

Donegal is renowned for its seafood, and a special event last week put our premium product in the spotlight with the help of some expert chefs.

Last Thursday saw Donegal …
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Women lead the way in Letterkenny Chamber 4 months ago

Women lead the way in Letterkenny Chamber

By  •  Business

The Letterkenny Chamber is having an historic moment in its time with an all-female leadership team.

As the saying goes: “If you can’t see it you can’t be it”, and …
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First-ever Lifford Jailbreak raises over €7,000 for local charities 5 months ago

First-ever Lifford Jailbreak raises over €7,000 for local charities

By  •  News

Thirteen plucky ‘prisoners’ from Donegal raised over €7,000 by spending a night behind bars for good causes.

The first ever overnight jailbreak challenge at Lifford Old Courthouse has been hailed …
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Advertising Feature: Over €57 million to be saved across Donegal by switching mortgage 5 months ago

Advertising Feature: Over €57 million to be saved across Donegal by switching mortgage

Advertising Feature: Over 180,000 households nationwide stand to save over €15,000 each by switching their mortgage. New analysis by moneysherpa.ie the Irish personal finance website has broken down how much …
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Watch: ‘The Fertility Journey’ shares women’s real experiences in Ireland 5 months ago

Watch: ‘The Fertility Journey’ shares women’s real experiences in Ireland

By  •  News

An important Women’s Health Conference took place in Dublin on Thursday, organised by Senator Lisa Chambers and Fianna Fáil. The panels discussed many important issues to women including pregnancy, IVF, …
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Letterkenny presenter tackling life’s big questions in new BBCNI series 5 months ago

Letterkenny presenter tackling life’s big questions in new BBCNI series

Broadcaster and journalist Caoimhe Ní Chathail returns for a new series of Croí na Ceiste le Caoimhe to investigate the growing issues affecting young people today.

Each week, Caoimhe tackles a …
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Donegal Women In Business Network welcomes new committee 6 months ago

Donegal Women In Business Network welcomes new committee

By  •  Business

Donegal Women In Business Network bid farewell to outgoing Public Relations Officer Evelyn McGlynn of Evelyn McMarketing and Network Secretary Trish McGinley of McGinley Marketing after 6 years of dedication …
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Donegal woman’s psychosexual start-up is just the right pitch 6 months ago

Donegal woman’s psychosexual start-up is just the right pitch

By  •  Business

A Donegal-based Clinical Psychologist, Psychosexual Therapist and Mindfulness teacher has scooped the top prize of a local business pitch competition.

Twenty women from across the west and north-west took part in the …
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Joy as RNLI volunteers Amy and Martin tie the knot! 6 months ago

Joy as RNLI volunteers Amy and Martin tie the knot!

By  •  Bridal

Lifeboat volunteers Amy McCarter and Martin Philips are used to tying knots in their line of volunteering.

But the Co Donegal couple tied the knot of a lifetime today when …
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Donegal Sports Partnership’s Female Leadership Programme up and running 6 months ago

Donegal Sports Partnership’s Female Leadership Programme up and running

By  •  Sport

Keep stepping up and keep leading from the front – that was the message to participants in the 2022 Donegal Sports Partnership’s Female Leadership Programme from Donegal Sports Partnership Coordinator, …
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Funeral to be held today for ‘beautiful and talented’ young Donegal woman 6 months ago

Funeral to be held today for ‘beautiful and talented’ young Donegal woman

By  •  News

Newmills will come to a standstill today for the funeral of a much-loved young Donegal woman who passed away peacefully this week.

Róise Quinn from Newmills, beloved daughter of Cathal …
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Events: Mary Crossan retires after many years of community work 6 months ago

Events: Mary Crossan retires after many years of community work

By  •  Events

St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre said a fond farewell to their long-standing project coordinator Mary Crossan on her retirement last week.

Mary became the centre coordinator in 2003 …
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Daffodil Day: Donegal mum opens up on vital support during cancer journey 6 months ago

Daffodil Day: Donegal mum opens up on vital support during cancer journey

By  •  Health

A county Donegal woman has urged the public to show their support for cancer patient services this Daffodil Day on Friday March 25.

Mum-of-two Rachel Akkoç [49] sought assistance from …
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Heartache as young mother and talented hairdresser passes away 7 months ago

Heartache as young mother and talented hairdresser passes away

By  •  News

Tributes have been paid to an ‘amazing’ young Letterkenny mother who passed away with cancer.

Katarzyna (Kasia) Stupinska died in the care of The Donegal Hospice on Saturday.

A fundraising …
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Donegal designer-makers feature at Showcase Ireland 7 months ago

Donegal designer-makers feature at Showcase Ireland

By  •  Style

Six Donegal business owners got the opportunity to showcase their designs and products at one of the country’s largest international trade shows, Showcase Ireland, last week. 

Creative exhibition, Showcase Ireland, …
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Donegal woman banned for clowning around on Tinder 7 months ago

Donegal woman banned for clowning around on Tinder

A young Donegal woman who found herself banned from Tinder can finally look back and laugh at the experience.

Jess Harkin from Raphoe, also known as Kazoo the clown, was …
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Arranmore-inspired knit features on ‘Sex And The City’ reboot 8 months ago

Arranmore-inspired knit features on ‘Sex And The City’ reboot

By  •  Style

A piece of Donegal-inspired style has appeared in one of the world’s most famous closets – Carrie Bradshaw.

The latest episode of And Just Like That, the Sex and the …
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Ciara Doherty returning to all-female fronted season of The Tonight Show 8 months ago

Ciara Doherty returning to all-female fronted season of The Tonight Show

Donegal presenter Ciara Doherty is set to return to Virgin Media’s The Tonight Show in March.

The Letterkenny woman has been on an extended maternity leave after the arrival of …
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Four Donegal businesswomen are ones to watch in 2022 8 months ago

Four Donegal businesswomen are ones to watch in 2022

By  •  Business

Four trailblazing Donegal entrepreneurs have been named among the ’75 brilliant Irish women entrepreneurs going for growth in 2022′.

The list, published by ThinkBusiness.ie, says Irish women entrepreneurs are set …
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‘Every woman should have the right to be safe’ 8 months ago

‘Every woman should have the right to be safe’

By  •  News

Women’s Aid has today called for zero tolerance of all forms of male violence against women in the wake of the violent killing of a young woman in Co. Offaly. …
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