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Mary-Ellen McGroarty’s fight for girls’ futures in South Sudan 1 week ago

Mary-Ellen McGroarty’s fight for girls’ futures in South Sudan

By  •  News

The below article has been contributed by Mary-Ellen McGroarty, World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director in South Sudan.

A native of Mountcharles, Mary Ellen has many years of humanitarian leadership …
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Swifties inspired to follow in the footsteps of Taylor’s Donegal era 3 weeks ago

Swifties inspired to follow in the footsteps of Taylor’s Donegal era

Irish Swifties are gearing up for a sequin-filled weekend as Taylor Swift prepares for her three sold-out Eras Tour shows. But for some fans, the excitement extends beyond the concerts …
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Thérapie Clinic to open its doors in Letterkenny very soon 1 month ago

Thérapie Clinic to open its doors in Letterkenny very soon

By  •  Beauty, News

The medical aesthetic scene in Letterkenny is set to get a glow-up with the arrival of Thérapie Clinic.

The Irish owned company has invested €1M in a 5,000 square foot …
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Maggie’s charity party to honour beloved mum, ‘Queen of Listillion’ Helen McDaid 1 month ago

Maggie’s charity party to honour beloved mum, ‘Queen of Listillion’ Helen McDaid

By  •  Events

Well-known Letterkenny woman Maggie McDaid Pyper is turning her 60th birthday into a very special charity event.

Maggie, known for her fundraising efforts, is dedicating her birthday to celebrating the …
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20 women’s groups in Donegal to share over €41,000 in new grants 1 month ago

20 women’s groups in Donegal to share over €41,000 in new grants

A total of 20 women’s groups in Donegal have been allocated a total of €41,000 in Government grant funding.

It’s part of a round of grant funding for over 500 …
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Drumkeen woman introduced as Donegal’s newest solicitor 1 month ago

Drumkeen woman introduced as Donegal’s newest solicitor

By  •  Careers, News

Donegal’s newest solicitor has been formally introduced as the county’s newest practising solicitor.

Drumkeen woman Dympna Gallinagh was welcomed to her role at Letterkenny District Court.

Ms Gallinagh is working …
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Inishowen poet Lorraine Carey to host maritime-themed writers’ workshop 1 month ago

Inishowen poet Lorraine Carey to host maritime-themed writers’ workshop

By  •  Events

Greencastle poet and artist Lorraine Carey is set to return to her roots in Inishowen to lead a special maritime-themed writing workshop.

The ‘Spindrift and Sea Salt’ event will …
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Donegal grandmother (92) reaching new heights for youth mental health 2 months ago

Donegal grandmother (92) reaching new heights for youth mental health

By  •  News

An inspirational grandmother from Donegal is taking a huge leap to save young lives.

Kay Sinclair, aged 92, from Donegal Town is braving a ‘Skydive for Life’ on 20th July …
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Award-winning artist to open Moville’s first art gallery 2 months ago

Award-winning artist to open Moville’s first art gallery

By  •  Life

Award-winning Inishowen artist Rikki Louise van den Berg is thrilled to unveil Moville’s first-ever art gallery, the Glen Art Studio and Gallery. The grand opening takes place on Saturday, June …
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Community rallies around brave Castlefin teen 2 months ago

Community rallies around brave Castlefin teen

By  •  News

The community in east Donegal is rallying around brave Castlefin cancer fighter, Maisie Simpson (13).

Just a few weeks ago, the GAA-loving teen was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer. Maisie is …
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Donegal woman behind first all-island women founders summit 2 months ago

Donegal woman behind first all-island women founders summit

Donegal-based innovation adviser and tech entrepreneur, Mary McKenna, is preparing to open Ireland’s first all-island summit for female founders next Monday.

Mary is chairperson of Awaken Hub, the organisers …
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The Hopeful Kind delivers catchy sophomore single 2 months ago

The Hopeful Kind delivers catchy sophomore single

Fresh off the success of their debut single, indie outfit The Hopeful Kind is back with a second offering.

‘The Right Way’ is the follow-up single of The Hopeful Kind, …
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Gallery: Hundreds conquer Donegal Women’s Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge 3 months ago

Gallery: Hundreds conquer Donegal Women’s Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge

By  •  Sport

Hundreds of women in Donegal came together to challenge themselves and celebrate achievement at the second Women’s Only Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge last Saturday.

Donegal Sports Partnership along with sponsors Arthur …
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A Day at the V Spa… May I? 3 months ago

A Day at the V Spa… May I?

Indulge in tranquillity at immerse yourself in a day of pure relaxation at the V Spa with their Midweek Retreat which includes:

60 minute Spa Thermal Session 60 minute Full …
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Simply the Best… at Jackson’s Hotel! 3 months ago

Simply the Best… at Jackson’s Hotel!

Following sold-out shows throughout Europe and the UK over the past 10 years including Rebecca as Tina Turner is coming back to Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey on Sunday May …
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Grateful Killygordon woman gives back to Epilepsy Ireland 3 months ago

Grateful Killygordon woman gives back to Epilepsy Ireland

By  •  News

An east Donegal woman who benefited from the services of Epilepsy Ireland has raised more than €1,600 for the organisation through her Guest Tea.

Sebrena White, from Killygordon, was diagnosed …
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Muff Liquor Company living the American dream with US distribution deal 3 months ago

Muff Liquor Company living the American dream with US distribution deal

By  •  Business

Greencastle entrepreneur Laura Bonner’s Muff Liquor Company is going Stateside after signing a distribution agreement in the US.

The deal will give Lucas Bols, a major player in the global …
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Castlefinn cadet commissioned to serve in Army Equitation School 3 months ago

Castlefinn cadet commissioned to serve in Army Equitation School

By  •  News

Second Lieutenant Erin Crawford from Castlefinn has been assigned to the Army Equitation School.

Second Lieutenant Crawford (20) was commissioned as a new officer at the commissioning ceremony of …
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Remembering Richard: Legacy lives on through positive fundraisers for Pieta 3 months ago

Remembering Richard: Legacy lives on through positive fundraisers for Pieta

By  •  Life

In the lead-up to Darkness into Light 2024, a fundraising drive in memory of the late Letterkenny businessman Richard Finney is gathering great momentum.

The Counter Deli owner, who died …
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Chelsea Evans thrilled with home support ahead of Glór Tíre grand final 3 months ago

Chelsea Evans thrilled with home support ahead of Glór Tíre grand final

TG4 Glór Tíre season 20 may be heading for the finish line, and the pressure may be mounting as the Grand Final approaches, but Chelsea Evans is enjoying every single …
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Dance champion Niamh Shevlin crowned this year’s Donegal Rose 3 months ago

Dance champion Niamh Shevlin crowned this year’s Donegal Rose

By  •  Events

Glenswilly Riverdance performer Niamh Shevlin has been selected as the Donegal Rose for the 2024 Rose of Tralee festival.

Niamh is one half of the famous Shevlin Twins and has …
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The Henry Girls share marvellous melodies in new single ahead of Irish tour 3 months ago

The Henry Girls share marvellous melodies in new single ahead of Irish tour

Malin trio The Henry Girls are celebrating the release of their mesmerizing new single today, Don’t Fear The Night.

With their enchanting harmonies and evocative songwriting, the track captures hearts …
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Donegal musicians to perform in Other Voices’ stunning new series 3 months ago

Donegal musicians to perform in Other Voices’ stunning new series

Ballybofey breakout star Muireann Bradley and Letterkenny native Claire Kinsella have been announced in the line-up of a very special series of Other Voices.

The hit RTE music show is …
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Culdaff’s Erin McLoughlin putting women’s football in the spotlight in new RTE series 3 months ago

Culdaff’s Erin McLoughlin putting women’s football in the spotlight in new RTE series

By  •  Sport

Three-time capped Ireland senior international Erin McLoughlin is starring in a new TV series about women’s soccer, which launches this evening.

Pass It On: Sacar na mBan airs this Monday …
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Brilliant Brigid is 100 years young! 3 months ago

Brilliant Brigid is 100 years young!

By  •  Life

Buncrana resident Brigid Clafferty has just celebrated a very special 100th birthday.

Brigid and her incredible extended family tree were able to get together to celebrate the family matriarch.

Married …
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Events: Musical celebrations as Moya Brennan is awarded Donegal Person of the Year 3 months ago

Events: Musical celebrations as Moya Brennan is awarded Donegal Person of the Year

By  •  Events

Clannad’s Moya Brennan was officially inaugurated as the 2023 Donegal Person of the Year last night.

She was the centrepiece of the Donegal Association Dublin’s annual Gala Ball last night …
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Donegal actress Amybeth McNulty stars in new thriller 3 months ago

Donegal actress Amybeth McNulty stars in new thriller

Donegal star Amybeth McNulty has taken on a gripping new role in a spooky thriller, out this month.

The 22-year-old Irish-Canadian actress, who grew up in Milford, stars in ‘She …
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Walking group steps up to relay in memory of much-loved friend 4 months ago

Walking group steps up to relay in memory of much-loved friend

By  •  News

When they circle the track as part of the 24 hour Relay for Life initiative next month, the Ray Walking Group will be in familiar step but will be without …
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Donegal sisters shaking up the fashion scene with sustainable streetwear 4 months ago

Donegal sisters shaking up the fashion scene with sustainable streetwear

Two Donegal sisters are helping us be more sustainable in style through their Letterkenny store and newly launched website.

SourcedBySab.com, which goes live today, is Donegal’s first website for premium …
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Getting married? An Chúirt Spring Wedding Showcase takes place Easter Monday 1-6pm 4 months ago

Getting married? An Chúirt Spring Wedding Showcase takes place Easter Monday 1-6pm

Are you ready to experience a romantic journey amidst the captivating landscapes of West Donegal?

Look no further than An Chúirt Hotel, one of Donegal’s top 4-star wedding venues …
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Donegal podcaster makes history the hottest topic! 4 months ago

Donegal podcaster makes history the hottest topic!

A west Donegal woman’s lively history podcast has made it to the top of Apple and Spotify charts in several countries across the world.

Katie Charlwood, from Lettermacaward, is the …
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Charity Chic: Tickets going fast for Letterkenny’s fundraising fashion show! 4 months ago

Charity Chic: Tickets going fast for Letterkenny’s fundraising fashion show!

By  •  Events

Get ready for a night of glitz, glamour, and good craic at the North West 10k fashion show this Easter!

Tickets are selling fast for this event, taking place on …
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Letterkenny’s Clare O’Donnell crowned this year’s ‘Donegal Mary’ 4 months ago

Letterkenny’s Clare O’Donnell crowned this year’s ‘Donegal Mary’

By  •  Events

Letterkenny Pharmacy Technician Clare O’Donnell has been chosen as this year’s Donegal Mary in the Mary from Dungloe Festival.

The glamorous selection ceremony took place last night at the Clanree …
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Kate Middleton reveals she is undergoing cancer treatment 4 months ago

Kate Middleton reveals she is undergoing cancer treatment

By  •  Health

The Princess of Wales Kate Middleton has opened up about being diagnosed with cancer.

In a moving video message this evening, Kate Middleton said she is in the early stages …
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SJP’s St. Patrick’s Day shout-out to popular Donegal pub! 4 months ago

SJP’s St. Patrick’s Day shout-out to popular Donegal pub!

By  •  Life

Featured images: @invivoxsjp

Sarah Jessica Parker may be a successful wine entrepreneur, but on St Patrick’s Day, her brand embraced the spirit with a celebration of the ‘black …
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Mountcharles humanitarian worker hailed as one of Donegal’s finest ambassadors 4 months ago

Mountcharles humanitarian worker hailed as one of Donegal’s finest ambassadors

By  •  News

Donegal native Mary-Ellen McGroarty, South Sudan’s Country Director for the UN World Food Programme, has been described as one of Donegal’s finest ambassadors.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, …
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Dunfanaghy star Chelsea Evans ready to shine on TG4’s Glór Tíre 4 months ago

Dunfanaghy star Chelsea Evans ready to shine on TG4’s Glór Tíre

She may be the youngest contestant on the new season of Glór Tíre, having only just turned 20, but Chelsea Evans is already establishing herself as an exciting new name …
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Margaret’s running journey to healing and hope 4 months ago

Margaret’s running journey to healing and hope

By  •  Sport

From barely being able to run down the street to conquering marathons, Margaret Coyle’s story is one of resilience and hope.

The big-hearted Glencar woman has had her fair share …
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Delighted Kyna to represent London at Mary from Dungloe! 4 months ago

Delighted Kyna to represent London at Mary from Dungloe!

By  •  News

Kyna Boyle was last night confirmed as the ‘London Mary’ representative at this year’s Mary from Dungloe Festival.

The 21-year-old, who has strong west Donegal connections, was crowned at a …
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First in-store Penneys Letterkenny fashion show to support popular colleague Olivia 4 months ago

First in-store Penneys Letterkenny fashion show to support popular colleague Olivia

By  •  Style

Excitement is building for one of Donegal’s biggest fashion events this year, as Penneys Letterkenny hosts its first in-store catwalk show this Tuesday.

The event is in support of a …
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From CEOs to sports stars: Finn Valley College celebrates women’s achievements this Women’s Day 4 months ago

From CEOs to sports stars: Finn Valley College celebrates women’s achievements this Women’s Day

By  •  Videos

There is no limit to what women can accomplish – that’s the message from a powerful video featuring inspiring women from the Finn Valley community.

Finn Valley College is celebrating …
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Letterkenny nurse facing breast cancer urges community support for Daffodil Day 4 months ago

Letterkenny nurse facing breast cancer urges community support for Daffodil Day

By  •  Health

Breast cancer patient Edel Curran from Letterkenny is calling on her local community to ‘go all in against cancer’ for the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day, which takes place on …
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Bride-to-Be Bliss: Shannon Dolan Hairdressing sweeps Irish Wedding Awards 4 months ago

Bride-to-Be Bliss: Shannon Dolan Hairdressing sweeps Irish Wedding Awards

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Shannon Dolan Hairdressing, the award-winning salon in Lifford, has been crowned Ireland’s Best Wedding Hair & Makeup Salon!

Shannon and her team picked up the prestigious prize at …
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Tributes after passing of beautiful Tess Greene 4 months ago

Tributes after passing of beautiful Tess Greene

By  •  News

There is heartfelt sadness in the local community following the passing of Maghery woman Tess Greene.

Tess had shared her battle with cancer online and gave so many others hope …
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Heartache as inspirational Toy Show star Saoírse passes away 4 months ago

Heartache as inspirational Toy Show star Saoírse passes away

By  •  News

Galway girl Saoírse Ruane, a star of the Late Late Toy Show, has sadly passed away.

The 12-year-old had the nation in tears but also inspired them when she appeared …
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Women’s Day event to expose ‘dirty little secrets’ of the alcohol industry 5 months ago

Women’s Day event to expose ‘dirty little secrets’ of the alcohol industry

By  •  News

The impact of alcohol on women’s health is to be unveiled at an International Women’s Day event in Letterkenny this Friday.

Donegal Women’s Centre, Alcohol Forum Ireland and the Atlantic …
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Amazing Inishowen woman named Mayo Person of the Year 5 months ago

Amazing Inishowen woman named Mayo Person of the Year

By  •  Life

An inspirational Donegal woman has been honoured with the title of Mayo Person of the Year.

Rita Casey (née Doherty) is a native of Malin Head who is living and …
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Women in Construction programme launching in Donegal 5 months ago

Women in Construction programme launching in Donegal

By  •  Careers, News

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Rural Enterprise Skillnet is delighted to announce the launch of a Women in Construction programme, a full-time ten-week programme, open to women seeking to work in this sector.


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Singer Shauna Scanlon embracing her roots in debut single 5 months ago

Singer Shauna Scanlon embracing her roots in debut single

Donegal’s music scene is welcoming more new and exciting talent as local singer-songwriter Shauna Scanlon steps into the spotlight with her debut single, ‘Homebird’.

The Ballybofey woman has been singing …
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Women’s Day celebration in Inishowen to inspire inclusion 5 months ago

Women’s Day celebration in Inishowen to inspire inclusion

By  •  Events

An event bringing women from various backgrounds and ethnicities together in Carndonagh aims to ‘Inspire Inclusion’ ahead of International Women’s Day. 

Taking place in Carn’s Colgan Hall on Tuesday March …
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