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Time in Donegal reminded John Prine of home, says wife Fiona 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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! 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 11 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’ 11 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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Kristine Reynolds makes her mark in Letterkenny Chamber history 12 months ago

Kristine Reynolds makes her mark in Letterkenny Chamber history

By  •  Business

Kristine Reynolds of Reynolds & Associates has been elected as the new President of the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.

Kristine takes a special place in the history of the …
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Community hero Carmel recognised at retail awards 12 months ago

Community hero Carmel recognised at retail awards

By  •  News

A Donegal woman is celebrating after being named an Inspirational Hero in the Gala Retail and Virgin Media Inspiration Awards.

Established to shine a light on those individuals who make …
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Heartbroken mum shares last memories of ‘caring and kind’ Aimee 12 months ago

Heartbroken mum shares last memories of ‘caring and kind’ Aimee

By  •  News

Grieving Donegal mum Michelle Devenney has spoken of her heartbreaking final memories of her daughter, Aimee.

Aimee Devenney died last year at the age of 14 due to an asthma …
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Donegal gifts remember ‘the year we stayed at home again’ 12 months ago

Donegal gifts remember ‘the year we stayed at home again’

Spraoi agus Spórt has launched a new fundraising initiative in the run-up to Christmas 2021 which will enable the multi-award-winning social enterprise from Carndonagh to continue providing its vital services for children, teenagers, and …
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Top 10 Black Friday bargains from Donegal’s ConnectIt.ie 1 year ago

Top 10 Black Friday bargains from Donegal’s ConnectIt.ie

Get your Christmas gifts sorted locally this Black Friday with connectit.ie

Take the worry out of your shopping by buying on a Donegal website from the safety of your own …
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Geraldine McLaughlin celebrates long-awaited All Star 1 year ago

Geraldine McLaughlin celebrates long-awaited All Star

By  •  Sport

Geraldine Mc Laughlin is celebrating winning an All Star at last.

The Termon and Donegal star has been tipped to become an All Star on five occasions.

But last weekend …
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Amazing Jane receives National Bravery Award for beach rescue 1 year ago

Amazing Jane receives National Bravery Award for beach rescue

By  •  News

A young teacher from Co Donegal has been honoured for her bravery in saving a father and his three young daughters from drowning off the coast of Portsalon.

Jane Friel …
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Donegal Garda honoured for saving drowning man 1 year ago

Donegal Garda honoured for saving drowning man

By  •  News

A Donegal Garda who helped saved the life of a man who was swept away in a river has been commended for her bravery at the National Bravery Awards.

Garda …
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Daniel dedicates birthday gifts to charity inspired by beloved local woman 1 year ago

Daniel dedicates birthday gifts to charity inspired by beloved local woman

By  •  News

Daniel O’Donnell has asked fans not to send him birthday cards for his 60th birthday but to donate to a charity set up in memory of a young Donegal woman.


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Generous Donegal girl to have hair cut for charity 1 year ago

Generous Donegal girl to have hair cut for charity

By  •  Life

A brave 10-year old from Donegal Town, Kayla McGinty, will be selflessly donating her hair to the Rapunzel foundation as she gets her hair cut on Monday, November 1st.

Kayla, …
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Jennifer and Sybil are cover stars of Irish Guide Dog calendar 1 year ago

Jennifer and Sybil are cover stars of Irish Guide Dog calendar

By  •  News

Two young Donegal ladies are grabbing the national limelight as ‘cover girls’ in the new 2022 Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) calendar.

Jennifer Doherty, from Buncrana, and her …
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The more you network, the more you’ll grow! 1 year ago

The more you network, the more you’ll grow!

By  •  Business

Women from around the county, around the country and around the world logged on for the Donegal Women in Business Network’s virtual Meet The Member event on Tuesday.  

It was …
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Stepping out in style in memory of amazing Amelia 1 year ago

Stepping out in style in memory of amazing Amelia

By  •  Events

The Moville community enjoyed a fashionable Friday with the stars last weekend in memory of a very special girl – Amelia Mullan.

Schoolgirl Amelia (aged 6) passed away in …
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Fund launched to support young mum’s cancer treatment 1 year ago

Fund launched to support young mum’s cancer treatment

By  •  News

A fundraising campaign has been started for a young Letterkenny mother so that she can avail of potentially life saving treatment abroad.

Kasia, who is a popular member of the …
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Kalize has winning role at LauraLynn Oscars! 1 year ago

Kalize has winning role at LauraLynn Oscars!

A creative Letterkenny girl scooped a top award at the very special LauraLynn Oscars this weekend.

Kalize McGuigan, aged nine, won the LauraLynn Oscar for Best Adventure Movie for her …
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Anniversary Appeal: Mother of missing Cian lives in hope 1 year ago

Anniversary Appeal: Mother of missing Cian lives in hope

By  •  News

The mother of a young Co Donegal man who is missing for a year says she just wants to hug him and tell him everything is okay.

Cian Langelann was …
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Concern over BreastCheck uptake in Donegal Town 1 year ago

Concern over BreastCheck uptake in Donegal Town

By  •  Health

DONEGAL Action for Cancer Care say they are ‘very concerned’ that Breast Check have informed them that women who are being invited for their Breast Check screening at the Donegal Town mobile unit are cancelling their appointments.

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Liz is on song with first global community for trad teachers 1 year ago

Liz is on song with first global community for trad teachers

By  •  News

Buncrana teacher Dr Liz Doherty has launched the world’s first global online community for traditional music teachers today.

“It’s a place for teachers of traditional music to come together, be …
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Donegal Women in Business Network welcomes new Facilitator 1 year ago

Donegal Women in Business Network welcomes new Facilitator

By  •  Business

The Donegal Women in Business Network is delighted to introduced its new network facilitator – Caitriona Sinnott.

Caitriona Sinnott and has over 20 years’ experience working predominantly in the business sector. During …
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Donegal mum’s appeal to give ‘miracle’ baby girl her best chance 1 year ago

Donegal mum’s appeal to give ‘miracle’ baby girl her best chance

By  •  Life

A Donegal mum is on a mission to give her baby girl the best possible start to a life with spina bifida.

Claire Mc Daid from Drumkeen and her partner …
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Amazing Amy’s lockdown challenge raises over €4,000 1 year ago

Amazing Amy’s lockdown challenge raises over €4,000

By  •  News

A young Donegal woman raised an amazing €4,000 for her local respite centre during lockdown.

Amy Alexander (aged 19) took it upon herself to do a ‘Tour De Cross’ last …
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Covid-19 vaccines available for women at any stage of pregnancy 1 year ago

Covid-19 vaccines available for women at any stage of pregnancy

By  •  Health

Women at any stage of pregnancy are being offered an mRNA vaccine from today.

The HSE is encouraging pregnant women to take up the COVID-19 vaccine when it is offered, …
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Young women do Donegal proud in Miss Ireland final 1 year ago

Young women do Donegal proud in Miss Ireland final

By  •  Events

Three ambitious young women proudly flew the flag for Donegal in the Miss Ireland final last weekend.

Layla Doherty from Ballyliffin, Kirsty O’Donnell from Letterkenny and Nicole Harron from Donegal …
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Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s life, loves and passions shared in new TV series 1 year ago

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s life, loves and passions shared in new TV series

Renowned Donegal musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh is kicking off a brand new series of TG4’s landmark music series ‘Sé mo Laoch’ on Sunday September 12th

The Gaoth Dobhair woman stars …
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Donegal women rethinking fast fashion 1 year ago

Donegal women rethinking fast fashion

By  •  Style

Two Donegal women will be appearing on our TV screens soon in a new series on sustainable fashion.

Letterkenny Presenter Caoimhe Ní Chathail is co-host of a new BBC2 NI …
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