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Rachel McLaughlin is the editor of DonegalWoman.ie. Get in touch by emailing news@donegalwoman.ie
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Glenswilly’s dancing queen ready to showcase Donegal at Rose of Tralee 17 hours ago

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

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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 2 days ago

Tidy up planned at Little Angels burial grave in Letterkenny

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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! 2 days 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.

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New Donegal brand ‘Calculate Clothing’ multiplies style and comfort 3 days ago

New Donegal brand ‘Calculate Clothing’ multiplies style and comfort

Get ready to elevate your Athleisure game! Convoy woman Elaine Ayton has launched a brand new fashion line, Calculate Clothing, offering a unique mix of comfort and style.

Launched on …
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New spring sparkle at Stevens Jewellers Letterkenny 4 days ago

New spring sparkle at Stevens Jewellers Letterkenny

Letterkenny’s Stevens Jewellers is shining bright this spring with fabulous new collections.

The main street store has unveiled stunning new pieces that are perfect for every occasion and budget.

Discover …
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Gweedore designer blends elegance and luxury in new fashion brand 4 days ago

Gweedore designer blends elegance and luxury in new fashion brand

West Donegal designer Sarah Lorraine Gallagher is making a statement in soft power with the launch of Ireland’s newest luxury brand – Sarah Lorraine Donegal.

Driven by a passion for …
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North West 10K fashion show raises fantastic €6,475! 1 week ago

North West 10K fashion show raises fantastic €6,475!

The North West 10k charities are thrilled to announce that last week’s fashion show raised an amazing €6,475!

The glamorous event in the Radisson Blu hotel in Letterkenny saw local …
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Hotelier Aisling Arnold elected Chair of Donegal branch of IHF 2 weeks ago

Hotelier Aisling Arnold elected Chair of Donegal branch of IHF

Aisling Arnold, General Manager of Arnolds Hotel in Dunfanaghy, has been elected Chair of the Donegal Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF).

A fourth-generation hotelier and member of the …
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Powerful documentary tackling endometriosis to be screened in Letterkenny 2 weeks ago

Powerful documentary tackling endometriosis to be screened in Letterkenny

An award-winning documentary on women’s hidden struggles with endometriosis will be screened in Letterkenny this April.

‘Below the Belt’, executive produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton, sheds light on the often-ignored …
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Gallery: Community shines at style-filled North West 10k fashion show! 2 weeks ago

Gallery: Community shines at style-filled North West 10k fashion show!

Last night’s North West 10k Fashion Show was a memorable night of fashion, fun and fundraising!

Local personalities stepped out of their comfort zones and onto the catwalk of …
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Stranorlar strongwoman powers through pain to national competition 3 weeks ago

Stranorlar strongwoman powers through pain to national competition

A young Stranorlar woman is set to compete in the biggest Strongwoman competition in Ireland this weekend.

Megan Jennings will be one of 22 women pushing their limits lifting, throwing …
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Spring hair glow-up with Patrick Gildea’s Colour Experts! 4 weeks ago

Spring hair glow-up with Patrick Gildea’s Colour Experts!

Did you know, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny has eight Certified Master Colour Experts? These advanced colourists have trained to an elite level of colour expertise, ensuring you receive the …
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Shandon Hotel and Spa celebrates eight years of success! 1 month ago

Shandon Hotel and Spa celebrates eight years of success!

The Shandon Hotel and Spa threw a celebratory bash last night to mark eight years since its revival.

The seaside hotel marked the anniversary with a lavish party for staff …
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Olivia’s thank you as Penneys fashion show raises amazing €5,190 1 month ago

Olivia’s thank you as Penneys fashion show raises amazing €5,190

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Newtowncunningham woman Oliva Robb has expressed her gratitude for the “effort, support and love” put into a hugely successful fashion show at Penneys Letterkenny.

€5,190 was raised on Tuesday as …
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Donegal TikTokker brews teatime meet-ups for content creators 1 month ago

Donegal TikTokker brews teatime meet-ups for content creators

Donegal TikTok star Mirenda Rosenberg has launched a ‘Content Creator Tea’ to help creators spill the tea on their challenges and share successes.

This networking event and workshop at the …
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Women in Construction programme now enrolling in Donegal 1 month ago

Women in Construction programme now enrolling in Donegal

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Are you currently unemployed and looking for a new career?

A new Letterkenny-based Women in Construction Programme is an excellent opportunity for women looking …
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Gallery: In true Penneys fashion… colleagues step up in style for Olivia Robb 1 month ago

Gallery: In true Penneys fashion… colleagues step up in style for Olivia Robb

You would have got a ticket for the Oscars easier than you would have got a ticket for tonight’s Penneys fashion show, as staff held a heartwarming fundraiser for a …
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Garda Rita Casey from Donegal delighted to be Mayo Person of the Year 1 month ago

Garda Rita Casey from Donegal delighted to be Mayo Person of the Year

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Malin Head native Rita Casey gratefully accepted the title of Mayo Person of the Year at an awards luncheon last weekend.

Rita Casey (née Doherty), who is living and working …
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Step back in time and relax at Ardtara Country House 1 month ago

Step back in time and relax at Ardtara Country House

Effortless relaxation awaits at Ardtara Country House, a luxurious escape nestled in the heart of County Derry.

From the moment you arrive, attentive service, a peaceful setting, and comforting fine …
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Brave stories empower as businesswomen unite across borders 1 month ago

Brave stories empower as businesswomen unite across borders

Powerful, raw and uplifting stories were shared on International Women’s Day as the Donegal Women in Business Network joined forces with the Enterprising Women of Mid and East Antrim for …
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Three Letterkenny nurses honoured for exceptional care 1 month ago

Three Letterkenny nurses honoured for exceptional care

Three outstanding nurses/midwives from Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) have been acknowledged for the meaningful difference they make in their patients’ lives.

At a ceremony in the …
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Symbolic art unveiled to encourage greater inclusion of women in local politics 1 month ago

Symbolic art unveiled to encourage greater inclusion of women in local politics

Killybegs Councillor Niamh Kennedy was among the female politicians celebrating this week’s unveiling of a powerful painting at Dublin’s Custom House for International Women’s Day.

The artwork, by former Leitrim …
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Nikki Bradley launches the 2024 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 1 month ago

Nikki Bradley launches the 2024 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Donegal disability advocate and public speaker Nikki Bradley is setting out to inspire all walkers, joggers and runners to join this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

The 10km event, now …
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Brí Carr to share songs and stories at Derry’s Guildhall 2 months ago

Brí Carr to share songs and stories at Derry’s Guildhall

Ramelton singer-songwriter Brí Carr is preparing for a unique concert celebrating Irish Language Week 2024 at Derry’s Guildhall.

The event, titled “Mo Cheol Thú”, will be an evening of song …
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Claire McDonough elected new President of Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce 2 months ago

Claire McDonough elected new President of Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce

Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has elected Claire McDonough as its new President.

Claire is the Co-Owner of La Maison Interior Design Studio and most recently served as Vice President and …
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Brilliant Bríd’s charity walking challenge tops €10k 2 months ago

Brilliant Bríd’s charity walking challenge tops €10k

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Unstoppable Bríd ‘Winnie’ Sweeney from Loch an lúir has reached an incredible €10,000 milestone for Donegal Cancer Flights & Services – just two months into her 366-day walking challenge.

The …
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New indie pop band finds inspiration in the hills of Donegal 2 months ago

New indie pop band finds inspiration in the hills of Donegal

Lively new music has emerged from the serenity of Dungloe as The Hopeful Kind release their debut track.

The band, led by Donegal native Cara Ward and Ruth Teeling from …
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Donegal students turn plastic into world prize-winning gown! 2 months ago

Donegal students turn plastic into world prize-winning gown!

Three creative Carndonagh Community School pupils brought the glamour to the world stage yesterday as they won a major Junk Kouture award in Monaco.

Julia Grant, Ciara Gilmore and Ailish …
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Donegal’s explorers shine at Outsider awards 2 months ago

Donegal’s explorers shine at Outsider awards

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Some of Donegal’s most inspirational explorers scooped national awards from Outsider Magazine last night.

Buncrana’s Jennifer Doherty, Arranmore dipper Paddy Conaghan, Rossnowlagh surfer Easkey Britton and south-Donegal based charity Liquid …
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The Addams Family rises again! 2 months ago

The Addams Family rises again!

In March 2020, after only two nights, the Letterkenny Musical Society had to cut short their production of The Addams Family.

But four years later, they are back and even …
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Donegal students add fashion flair to Junk Kouture awards 2 months ago

Donegal students add fashion flair to Junk Kouture awards

Three Atlantic Technological University (ATU) students, have designed this year’s awards for the Junk Kouture Finals held in Monaco this week.

The awards, crafted with sustainability in mind, have …
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Geraldine Mullan bringing community together for a cause in memory of son Tomás 2 months ago

Geraldine Mullan bringing community together for a cause in memory of son Tomás

Moville’s Geraldine Mullan has announced a charity walk to celebrate the life of her son Tomás on what would have been his 18th birthday.

On 20th August 2020, dad John …
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Double the treat at O’Hehirs Bakery with 10% off morning deals + freebies! 2 months ago

Double the treat at O’Hehirs Bakery with 10% off morning deals + freebies!

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O’Hehirs Bakery is running a 10% off for Bonus Club members from 9am-12pm each day, providing even more benefits to loyal customers.

Customers already get every 8th tea/coffee …
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Donegal Women in Business Network to celebrate cross-border connections this International Women’s Day 2 months ago

Donegal Women in Business Network to celebrate cross-border connections this International Women’s Day

Mark your calendars! The Donegal Women in Business Network (DWIBN) is excited to partner with the enterprising women of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council for a special “Crossing Horizons: …
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Moya Brennan named as Donegal Person of the Year 2 months ago

Moya Brennan named as Donegal Person of the Year

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Moya Brennan has been chosen as the Donegal Person of the Year for 2023.

The announcement took place in Rose’s Bar, Creeslough this evening, marking a year since the …
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Donegal author shortlisted for KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2 months ago

Donegal author shortlisted for KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards

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Isla McGuckin from Portsalon has been shortlisted for the 2024 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards for her book ‘April’s Garden.’

The shortlist for the 34th annual awards was announced …
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North West Breast Cancer Ball grand total revealed! 2 months ago

North West Breast Cancer Ball grand total revealed!

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The grand total raised at the 2023 North West Breast Cancer Ball 2023 has been revealed, with €15,081 being contributed to local research and services.

The glamorous event at the …
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Six Donegal winners take home Irish Wedding Awards 2 months ago

Six Donegal winners take home Irish Wedding Awards

Some of Donegal’s top wedding specialists and businesses have been honoured at the 6th Irish Wedding Awards 2024.

The black-tie ceremony took place on the 30th of January in Dublin, …
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Donegal Rape Crisis Centre breaking stigma and building hope in new documentary 2 months ago

Donegal Rape Crisis Centre breaking stigma and building hope in new documentary

Awareness and funding struggles are at the heart of a new short documentary that sheds light on the Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (DSARCC).

Premiered last Friday, the …
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Watch: Carol Wilson shares her ‘grá’ for Irish music in ethereal dance track 3 months ago

Watch: Carol Wilson shares her ‘grá’ for Irish music in ethereal dance track

When you think of Irish dance music, a vision of reels and jigs might immediately spring to mind, but there is an evolution taking place and one Donegal based singer-songwriter …
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Catch the Easter Express at Oakfield Park on Easter weekend 3 months ago

Catch the Easter Express at Oakfield Park on Easter weekend

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The perfect family outing awaits at Oakfield Park this Easter!

Hop onboard Donegal’s biggest Easter hunt as the Easter Express opens for bookings at 10am today on www.oakfieldpark.com


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Isabella Kearney hopes to do Donegal mum proud in Eurosong 3 months ago

Isabella Kearney hopes to do Donegal mum proud in Eurosong

An accomplished singer/songwriter with Donegal roots is dreaming of the chance to represent Ireland in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Isabella Kearney, whose mum Barbara Kearney is from Greencastle, is …
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Donegal’s Aisling Jarvis buzzing to be part of punk rock Eurosong entry 3 months ago

Donegal’s Aisling Jarvis buzzing to be part of punk rock Eurosong entry

Donegal musician Aisling Jarvis is set to shine in one of the most anticipated entries for the Eurosong competition tonight.

Aisling, the daughter of Moya Brennan of Clannad, is a …
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Find your perfect wedding venue at the Gallen Hospitality Wedding Showcase 3 months ago

Find your perfect wedding venue at the Gallen Hospitality Wedding Showcase

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Discover your dream wedding venue in the heart of Donegal at Gallen Hospitality’s Biggest Wedding Venue Showcase of 2024 with the Villa Rose Hotel …
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Shandon Hotel hosting night of unforgettable music with Sailor Bill and Chelsea Evans! 3 months ago

Shandon Hotel hosting night of unforgettable music with Sailor Bill and Chelsea Evans!

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Mark your calendars for a big-energy gig on Saturday February 24th, when folk rockers Sailor Bill play at the Shandon Hotel with special guest Chelsea Evans!

Sailor Bill …
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Donegal folk artists make shortlist of RTÉ awards 3 months ago

Donegal folk artists make shortlist of RTÉ awards

Donegal talents are shining bright in the shortlist for the 6th RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards, announced this week.

The awards celebrate the very best in Irish folk music from …
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A match made in Donegal! Couple celebrates engagement at magical location 3 months ago

A match made in Donegal! Couple celebrates engagement at magical location

A young American couple’s Donegal romance has come full circle with a magical proposal in Bundoran.

Kirsten Quinn, a student from Birmingham Southern College in Alabama, and Andrew Pidhorodeckyj, a …
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How Other Worlds at the Regional Cultural Centre opens the art world to all 3 months ago

How Other Worlds at the Regional Cultural Centre opens the art world to all

A rich tapestry of Irish art has been unfurled at the Other Worlds exhibition at the Regional Culture Centre in Letterkenny.

The exhibition was curated by award-winning Gartan artist Daniel …
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Experience the ultimate Wedding Venue at the Shandon Hotel & Spa Wedding Open Day 3 months ago

Experience the ultimate Wedding Venue at the Shandon Hotel & Spa Wedding Open Day

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Planning your dream wedding? The Shandon Hotel & Spa is delighted to invite everyone to their Wedding Open Day on Sunday, February 18th from 2pm to …
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Danu’s New York Adventure: Young women’s choir takes the Big Apple by storm! 3 months ago

Danu’s New York Adventure: Young women’s choir takes the Big Apple by storm!

The melodies of Danu are echoing through Manhattan as the Letterkenny-based young women’s choir enjoys an exciting trip to the States.

The trailblazing group headed to New York where they will …
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