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Rachel McLaughlin is the editor of DonegalWoman.ie. Get in touch by emailing news@donegalwoman.ie
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Nurse’s 50th birthday fundraiser to fund paediatric sensory supports 2 days ago

Nurse’s 50th birthday fundraiser to fund paediatric sensory supports

By  •  Life

Downings woman Barbara Gallagher is adding a meaningful purpose to her milestone 50th birthday celebrations this July.

Instead of traditional gifts, Barbara, a dedicated Senior Enhanced Paediatric Nurse in Letterkenny, …
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Disability advocate Nikki Bradley ready to make ‘serious change’ through the Seanad 3 days ago

Disability advocate Nikki Bradley ready to make ‘serious change’ through the Seanad

Donegal disability advocate Nikki Bradley has been formally introduced as the Taoiseach’s nominee to the Seanad.

Ms Bradley takes the seat vacated by Regina Doherty who was elected as an …
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Food and wine lovers invited on Italian adventure with Chef Manu 3 days ago

Food and wine lovers invited on Italian adventure with Chef Manu

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Sligo-based Chef Manuela Caniglia, in collaboration with KuoreItalia, has launched an unforgettable journey of food and wine in Italy.

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Mummy meet ups become the new highlight of the week 1 week ago

Mummy meet ups become the new highlight of the week

Local mums in Donegal are enjoying walks, chats and support thanks to new meet-ups sparked by Killea woman Sinead Feeney.

Healthcare assistant Sinead, aged 26, struggled with post-partum anxiety after …
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Watch: A 20 year dream comes true for Muff Liquor Company founder Laura Bonner 1 week ago

Watch: A 20 year dream comes true for Muff Liquor Company founder Laura Bonner

Greencastle woman Laura Bonner was beaming with joy to be surrounded by so many supporters at the Muff Liquor Company brand home launch today.

The award-winning entrepreneur’s 20 year dream …
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Applications open for Donegal’s award-winning female entrepreneurship accelerator 2 weeks ago

Applications open for Donegal’s award-winning female entrepreneurship accelerator

An award-winning business accelerator established to encourage female entrepreneurship in Donegal is now open for applications.

Following the success of the programme over the last four years, Local Enterprise …
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Free school uniform swap shop returns to Castlefin 2 weeks ago

Free school uniform swap shop returns to Castlefin

By  •  Kids

A School Uniform Swap Shop is returning to Castlefin to assist families with back to school costs.

Castlefin Uniform Swap Shop is a pop-up School Uniform Exchange where parents and …
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Fundraising continues as little TJ jets back from successful Budapest trip 2 weeks ago

Fundraising continues as little TJ jets back from successful Budapest trip

By  •  News

Community fundraisers continue this July in support of Donegal girl TJ McDaid’s wish to walk.

Three-year-old TJ arrived back home to Ireland last week after another period of treatment in …
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Women aged 32-35 can avail of free contraception scheme from today 2 weeks ago

Women aged 32-35 can avail of free contraception scheme from today

The Free Contraception Scheme has been expanded from today to include women aged 32-35.

This means that all women aged 17 to 35 are now covered under the scheme.


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Sarah Jessica Parker steps up to support Irish LGBTQ+ campaign 2 weeks ago

Sarah Jessica Parker steps up to support Irish LGBTQ+ campaign

Hollywood actress Sarah Jessica Parker is stepping up to support an Irish Pride fundraiser in true ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ style – with high heels!

The Sex and the City star has …
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€5,000 raised at inspiring women’s multi-sport event 2 weeks ago

€5,000 raised at inspiring women’s multi-sport event

Two women’s charities in Donegal have received the proceeds of Team Donegal Oil’s second Women’s Only Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge.

The outdoor challenge, which took place in Gartan in April, attracted …
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First ‘Molly Bloomsday’ to become annual tradition after spectacular Donegal-Derry events 3 weeks ago

First ‘Molly Bloomsday’ to become annual tradition after spectacular Donegal-Derry events

YES Festival – Ireland’s first cross-border, all women, multi-arts festival – looks set to become an annual event.

The festival welcomed around 20,000 festival goers across Donegal and Derry between …
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Letterkenny woman with MS fighting for adequate local neurology care 3 weeks ago

Letterkenny woman with MS fighting for adequate local neurology care

Neurological patients in Letterkenny and the surrounding regions are enduring pain and financial strain from travelling up to 112km to see a neurologist.

The disadvantages faced by Donegal patients were …
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Events: Donegal Hoteliers celebrate longstanding leader Paul Diver at glitzy gala dinner 3 weeks ago

Events: Donegal Hoteliers celebrate longstanding leader Paul Diver at glitzy gala dinner

The Donegal Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) this week hosted a ‘Thank You Gala Dinner’ in honour of fellow member, Paul Diver.

Mr Diver, owner of the Sandhouse …
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Donegal women to light up new female creativity festival this weekend 4 weeks ago

Donegal women to light up new female creativity festival this weekend

This weekend, Donegal’s own The Henry Girls will embark on a very special performance to mark a momentous occasion.

As a new day begins on Sunday, June 16th, the …
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Best Director nominee Maria Rushe flying the flag for north west amateur drama in Killarney 4 weeks ago

Best Director nominee Maria Rushe flying the flag for north west amateur drama in Killarney

Letterkenny Musical Society Director Maria Rushe is headed to Killarney for the prestigious Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) awards, representing the northwest with pride.

The Newtowncunningham woman is nominated …
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Watch: ‘Swiftie’ Aisling’s tears of joy at birthday wish come true! 1 month ago

Watch: ‘Swiftie’ Aisling’s tears of joy at birthday wish come true!

It’s been a long time coming… but Lifford girl Aisling Connolly is on her way to see her all-time favourite popstar after the best birthday surprise ever.

The Taylor Swift …
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Music stars unite for fundraising gig and auction for young Donegal mum 1 month ago

Music stars unite for fundraising gig and auction for young Donegal mum

Stars of Donegal’s music community are coming together for an unmissable evening of entertainment this Sunday, 16th June, at Voodoo Letterkenny.

The fundraiser aims to support the Rodgers and Mc …
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Donegal women power through Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 1 month ago

Donegal women power through Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Donegal was very well represented on the streets of Dublin at the sold-out Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

From top 10 finishes to amazing personal achievements, Donegal women triumphed among the …
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‘Smiley Eileey’ graduates as one of Ireland’s newest dentists 1 month ago

‘Smiley Eileey’ graduates as one of Ireland’s newest dentists

Dr. Eileen McGlinchey has a reason to be beaming after graduating as one of Ireland’s newest dentists.

The Ardara native, now living in Letterkenny, received her dental degree from Cork …
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Events: Love Island’s Farmer Will parties in the hills of Donegal at BPerfect megastore bash 1 month ago

Events: Love Island’s Farmer Will parties in the hills of Donegal at BPerfect megastore bash

Continuing their mission to revamp Megastores nationwide, beauty brand BPerfect Cosmetics, has unveiled their re-imagined Megastore in Letterkenny Shopping Centre.

The grand re-opening event featured an exciting lineup of guests, …
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From Curtains to Couture: ATU Donegal fashion students showcase eco-conscious collections 1 month ago

From Curtains to Couture: ATU Donegal fashion students showcase eco-conscious collections

ATU Donegal’s BA Fashion Design with Promotion students made a sustainable statement this Wednesday, transforming the university canteen into a runway for their end-of-year collections.

The showcase, themed around …
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‘There is no safe place’ – Donegal woman fundraising for family trapped in Gaza 2 months ago

‘There is no safe place’ – Donegal woman fundraising for family trapped in Gaza

By  •  News

‘All Eyes on Rafah’ are the words spreading across social media today following a deadly Israeli attack on a tent camp for refugees in Gaza’s southern city, claiming 45 Palestinian …
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Donegal woman urges Irish people to use their vote in the European election 2 months ago

Donegal woman urges Irish people to use their vote in the European election

Donegal native Fionnuala Croker is heading an EU campaign to get Irish people voting in the European elections.

The Annagry woman head of office (acting) at the European Parliament …
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Empower Her: Donegal women ready to break barriers in politics 2 months ago

Empower Her: Donegal women ready to break barriers in politics

An ‘EMPOWER HER’ event at Donegal County Council last Friday provided a platform for women to voice their aspirations, share their concerns, and work towards a more inclusive political landscape. …
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Unleashing the pawsitives in volunteering for Irish Guide Dogs 2 months ago

Unleashing the pawsitives in volunteering for Irish Guide Dogs

By  •  Life

Three adorable pups have arrived in Donegal to embark on the first year of their extraordinary and important lives.

Bowie, Becky and Betsie aren’t just cute 10-week-old pups, but three …
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Special Olympian Vicki the toast of Donegal

By  •  News

Special Olympian Vicki McGill was the toast of Donegal on Thursday night after receiving a Civic Reception.

The members of the Letterkenny/Milford Municipal District were delighted to confer a …
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Gallery: Maria McCormack sets out to make waves with new music station 2 months ago

Gallery: Maria McCormack sets out to make waves with new music station

Music pulsed from Devlin Hall in Letterkenny today as talented local artists celebrated the launch of Over the West Radio.

Founded by Letterkenny singer-songwriter Maria McCormack, the online station offers …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing crowned Best Salon in Ulster! 2 months ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing crowned Best Salon in Ulster!

By  •  Hair

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing continues to reign supreme in the northwest after scooping two coveted awards from Ireland’s leading Celebrity Magazine RSVP.

The Letterkenny salon was named ‘The Best Hair Salon …
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‘Empower Her’ seminar in Lifford to tackle barriers for women in politics 2 months ago

‘Empower Her’ seminar in Lifford to tackle barriers for women in politics

By  •  News

Donegal County Council will host the ‘EMPOWER HER’ seminar this month, aimed at exploring strategies to enhance female representation in politics.

The event which is …
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Claire’s Self Care Wellness Fair to raise funds for brave friend Olivia Robb 2 months ago

Claire’s Self Care Wellness Fair to raise funds for brave friend Olivia Robb

A powerful wellness and community event returns to Letterkenny this May with the second annual ‘Self Care Wellness Fair’.

The free fundraising fair takes place at the Silver Tassie Hotel …
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Gaoth Dobhair singer HannahB takes next step to stardom 2 months ago

Gaoth Dobhair singer HannahB takes next step to stardom

A young Gaoth Dobhair singer/songwriter is on the cusp of the biggest gig of her career this week.

Hannah Mc Fadden isn’t just headlining a hometown show at The Social …
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‘You are not alone’ – Letterkenny Darkness into Light walk leads with message of support and hope 2 months ago

‘You are not alone’ – Letterkenny Darkness into Light walk leads with message of support and hope

Communities across Donegal will be rising and shining as beacons of hope this Saturday to walk from Darkness into Light for Pieta.

The Letterkenny sunrise walk is the largest in …
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Ballyshannon’s Pauline Donagher rings in 80th birthday raising €2,000 for charity! 2 months ago

Ballyshannon’s Pauline Donagher rings in 80th birthday raising €2,000 for charity!

Featured photo by Karen Skelly Donegal 

When Ballyshannon’s Pauline Donagher recently reached the milestone of 80 years young, she wanted to turn the great occasion into something even better!

Pauline, a …
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Donegal student honoured as outstanding female cycling ambassador 2 months ago

Donegal student honoured as outstanding female cycling ambassador

St Catherine’s Vocational School student, Clara McGuinness, has been recognised as an Outstanding Ambassador for female cycling in Ireland.

Miss McGuinness is one of 3 ambassadors honoured for their exceptional …
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Stories of extraordinary Donegal women featured in new book and exhibition 2 months ago

Stories of extraordinary Donegal women featured in new book and exhibition

By  •  News

The diverse experiences of two Rossnowlagh women are featured in a collection of photography portraits in a ground-breaking limited edition book – ‘Empower Her’.

The book is a debut project …
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Gardaí shine a light on domestic abuse supports for Go Purple Day 2 months ago

Gardaí shine a light on domestic abuse supports for Go Purple Day

This Friday, Donegal gardaí will join the nationwide initiative, Go Purple Day, to raise awareness about domestic abuse and the vital support services available to victims.

Gardaí across the Donegal …
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Endometriosis event aims to drive forward a vital conversation 2 months ago

Endometriosis event aims to drive forward a vital conversation

There was a large turnout for a documentary screening on endometriosis in Letterkenny last night, where what happens ‘below the belt’ was no longer a taboo, but an open talking …
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Gallery: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing rallies for beloved friend Patrice McCrossan 3 months ago

Gallery: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing rallies for beloved friend Patrice McCrossan

Adorned with blue ribbons and hairdryers at the ready, the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing team in Letterkenny held a heartfelt fundraiser this afternoon for former team member Patrice McCrossan.

Patrice, a …
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Gifts to treasure from Stevens Jewellers Letterkenny 3 months ago

Gifts to treasure from Stevens Jewellers Letterkenny

Stevens Jewellers Letterkenny is bursting with beautiful new season collections this spring!

There’s something for everyone, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to add some sparkle to …
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Gallery: Central Hotel celebrates a new culinary chapter at Chapman’s 3 months ago

Gallery: Central Hotel celebrates a new culinary chapter at Chapman’s

The celebrations were in full swing at Central Hotel in Donegal Town last night as a stunning transformation was unveiled at Chapman’s Restaurant.

Dining @ Central Hotel is a new …
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Chelsea garners new fans after incredible Glór Tíre experience 3 months ago

Chelsea garners new fans after incredible Glór Tíre experience

She may not have emerged as the winner of TG4’s Glór Tíre but Dunfanaghy woman Chelsea Evans has a lot of new fans.

Chelsea was one of the first to …
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Danu Young Women’s Choir announces special spring show 3 months ago

Danu Young Women’s Choir announces special spring show

The award-winning Danu Young Women’s Choir have announced details of a Spring concert at a very special venue with some exciting guests.

The historic Guildhall in Derry will provide the …
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And just like that…. Sarah Jessica Parker is an Irish radio fan! 3 months ago

And just like that…. Sarah Jessica Parker is an Irish radio fan!

Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed another classical connection to Ireland through her love for RTÉ radio.

The ‘And Just Like That…’ actress was tuning into the serene sounds of RTE …
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Over 250 women taking on multi-sport adventure this Saturday 3 months ago

Over 250 women taking on multi-sport adventure this Saturday

Gartan will be buzzing with activity this Saturday as Donegal Sports Partnership along with sponsors Team Donegal Oil will host the second Women’s Only Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge at Gartan Outdoor …
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The Elvis Spectacular Show comes to Gweedore! 3 months ago

The Elvis Spectacular Show comes to Gweedore!

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An unforgettable night of rock ‘n’ roll and Elvis Presley’s greatest hits awaits An Chúirt Hotel on Saturday, April 27th. The Elvis Spectacular Show is quite simply the …
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Ballybofey’s Laura Ní Aoidhne shows her grá for Irish in Leinster House 3 months ago

Ballybofey’s Laura Ní Aoidhne shows her grá for Irish in Leinster House

A Donegal woman has taken Leinster House by storm as part of her role as a TG4 intern.

Ballybofey native Laura Ní Aoidhne is working with the broadcaster as the …
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Glenswilly’s dancing queen ready to showcase Donegal at Rose of Tralee 3 months ago

Glenswilly’s dancing queen ready to showcase Donegal at Rose of Tralee

By  •  News

Glenswilly dancer Niamh Shevlin is enjoying the afterglow as the weekend’s events sink in.

On Saturday night she was crowned as the 2024 Donegal Rose, impressing the judges amongst 16 …
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Tidy up planned at Little Angels burial grave in Letterkenny 3 months ago

Tidy up planned at Little Angels burial grave in Letterkenny

By  •  News

Letterkenny University Hospital is inviting parents and their families who have experienced bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still …
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Magee of Donegal Mega Sale this weekend: Up to 70% Off! 3 months ago

Magee of Donegal Mega Sale this weekend: Up to 70% Off!

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It’s that time of year again. Magee of Donegal on the Diamond in Donegal Town are having their Mega Clearance Sale in store this weekend.

Starting on …
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