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Endometriosis event aims to drive forward a vital conversation 1 month 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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Powerful documentary tackling endometriosis to be screened in Letterkenny 2 months 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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Stranorlar strongwoman powers through pain to national competition 3 months 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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Kate Middleton reveals she is undergoing cancer treatment 3 months ago

Kate Middleton reveals she is undergoing cancer treatment

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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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Three Letterkenny nurses honoured for exceptional care 3 months 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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Letterkenny nurse facing breast cancer urges community support for Daffodil Day 3 months ago

Letterkenny nurse facing breast cancer urges community support for Daffodil Day

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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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Donegal women sharing stories of resilience at major cancer event 4 months ago

Donegal women sharing stories of resilience at major cancer event

Two Donegal sportswomen, Rita Casey and Amelia McFarland, will tell their cancer story at the final event of the ‘Let’s Talk About Cancer’ series this April.

The event, taking place …
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Support pours in for amazing local mum diagnosed with motor neurone disease 5 months ago

Support pours in for amazing local mum diagnosed with motor neurone disease

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A GoFundMe has been launched to help a Newtowncunningham woman after she was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

The fund has been set up to help Olivia Robb and her …
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Donegal breast cancer patient hails ‘gem’ on our doorstep 7 months ago

Donegal breast cancer patient hails ‘gem’ on our doorstep

A Donegal woman diagnosed with breast cancer this year has spoken of the importance of preserving local services for patients across the northwest.

Jacqui Coyle from Burt has largely completed …
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Breaking the Stigma: Donegal woman says lung cancer patients deserve equal empathy 7 months ago

Breaking the Stigma: Donegal woman says lung cancer patients deserve equal empathy

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A young Donegal woman who was diagnosed with lung cancer aged just 35 has shared her story in the hope of raising awareness of the disease.

Tracy Byrne from Glencolmcille …
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‘Only now I appreciate how lucky I was to have a quick diagnosis’ 7 months ago

‘Only now I appreciate how lucky I was to have a quick diagnosis’

A Donegal woman who survived breast cancer while pregnant has called on the local community to support the North West Breast Cancer charity ball this December.

Caitríona Greene from Gortahork …
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Sabina Higgins receiving treatment for breast cancer 7 months ago

Sabina Higgins receiving treatment for breast cancer

Sabina Higgins has urged women over 70 to be aware of the symptoms of breast cancer, after revealing that she is undergoing treatment …
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Free lecture to discuss impact of a breast cancer diagnosis in the family 7 months ago

Free lecture to discuss impact of a breast cancer diagnosis in the family

A leading UK breast surgeon will give a free public talk in Letterkenny on understanding the impact of a family member’s breast cancer diagnosis.

Mr Peter Barry, Consultant Breast and …
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Fittest Family mum Lisa inspires community with Pink Run and Walk 8 months ago

Fittest Family mum Lisa inspires community with Pink Run and Walk

Letterkenny mum Lisa Gallagher is calling on people to put their best foot forward in a fun run for cancer care services this October.

Letterkenny Pink Run & Walk takes …
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Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: What to pack in your maternity hospital bag 8 months ago

Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: What to pack in your maternity hospital bag

Pharmacist Emer King, who recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl, shares this guide to packing a maternity bag for a smooth delivery:

The HSE website has an excellent, extensive list …
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Sister’s quick actions saved Donegal woman from sepsis 9 months ago

Sister’s quick actions saved Donegal woman from sepsis

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As World Sepsis Day approaches a Donegal family is urging the public to know the signs of sepsis.

Moninne Bradley, from Killygordon in Co Donegal, was left fighting for her …
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Tanya’s head shave to support brave sister’s cancer battle 10 months ago

Tanya’s head shave to support brave sister’s cancer battle

Fahan woman Tanya Burnett has been inspired to brave the shave this September in solidarity with her sister’s cancer battle.

Lisa Gallagher from Letterkenny was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier …
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‘Fittest Family’ mum Lisa to brave a head shave while confronting cancer 11 months ago

‘Fittest Family’ mum Lisa to brave a head shave while confronting cancer

Letterkenny mum Lisa Gallagher is taking on her biggest challenge yet – a charity head shave.

The fundraiser, which takes place this Wednesday, is Lisa’s way of facing cancer head-on.


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Free HPV vaccine clinics in Donegal this August 11 months ago

Free HPV vaccine clinics in Donegal this August

By  •  Health

Two catch-up HPV vaccine clinics will be held in Donegal in August. 

The Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up clinics will be held on

·       Tuesday August 8th – 9.30am to 4.15pm

·       Tuesday August 22nd – 9.30am …
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Free IVF treatment to be launched in September 11 months ago

Free IVF treatment to be launched in September

Publicly-funded fertility treatments are to be launched in Ireland this September, with up to 3,000 couples to benefit each year.

People will be entitled to one full cycle of IVF …
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Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: Endometriosis… ‘a category 5 hurricane inside my body” 1 year ago

Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: Endometriosis… ‘a category 5 hurricane inside my body”

It’s 6pm on a Monday evening in March and my phone rings. It is my good friend, Ali, who lives in Leeds. Strange – I wasn’t expecting a call from …
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Donegal mum who survived cancer while pregnant tells story of hope 1 year ago

Donegal mum who survived cancer while pregnant tells story of hope

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Donegal cancer survivor Caitríona Greene from Gortahork is set to feature in a powerful new documentary exploring innovative breakthroughs in cancer research.

Caitríona, a mum of two, was diagnosed with …
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Free menopause workshop rolling out across Inishowen 1 year ago

Free menopause workshop rolling out across Inishowen

A free menopause support workshop is being rolled across Inishowen to give more support to local women as they enter a challenging stage in their lives. 

Inishowen Development Partnership in …
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Huge support for recovery fund for Donegal woman in New York 1 year ago

Huge support for recovery fund for Donegal woman in New York

Friends of a West Donegal woman who has been forced to undergo lifesaving surgery have come together to launch a fund to help her pay her medical bills and get …
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Claire’s self-care fair to showcase what Donegal has to offer 1 year ago

Claire’s self-care fair to showcase what Donegal has to offer

A unique event launches in Letterkenny this May to shine a light on the many services in Donegal that promote positive mental health.

The ‘Self-Care Wellness Fair’ is being organised …
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Mary’s belated 50th to celebrate remarkable journey to recovery 1 year ago

Mary’s belated 50th to celebrate remarkable journey to recovery

Churchill woman Mary Bradley is planning a fiftieth birthday with a difference this month after overcoming a major emergency surgery.

Mary’s actual fiftieth birthday was in April 2022. The special …
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Two Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics announced for Donegal 1 year ago

Two Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics announced for Donegal

Two catch-up HPV vaccine clinics have been announced for Donegal this April, four years after the passing of Clare woman Laura Brennan.

Laura Brennan campaigned for higher uptake of the …
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Daffodil Day: ‘The one day in our year when we take back from cancer’ 1 year ago

Daffodil Day: ‘The one day in our year when we take back from cancer’

Clonmany woman Roseena Doherty Toner is urging the people of Donegal to support cancer patients by getting involved with the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day fundraiser. 

Roseena, who was diagnosed …
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Osteoporosis support seminar for women coming to Donegal 1 year ago

Osteoporosis support seminar for women coming to Donegal

Can You Help Strengthen the Bones of Donegal?

The Irish Osteoporosis Society (IOS) is delighted to announce its upcoming seminar in Donegal on April 14 and is encouraging its members, …
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‘The life you save could be your own’ – Women urged to book screening test 1 year ago

‘The life you save could be your own’ – Women urged to book screening test

By  •  Health, News

CervicalCheck is encouraging women in Donegal who have never booked a screening test, or who may have stopped attending for screening for various reasons, to register or book for screening.


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Donegal nurse honoured for innovative cancer research project 1 year ago

Donegal nurse honoured for innovative cancer research project

A Donegal nurse who co-led a research team that devised a trial to take more patients out of hospital for routine cancer medications has been awarded the Irish Cancer Society …
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Pink Ladies cancer support group branching into Donegal 1 year ago

Pink Ladies cancer support group branching into Donegal

The Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group are hosting their first cross border event in Buncrana this Friday ahead of World Cancer Day.

The information event takes place in The Inishowen …
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Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics to be held in Donegal this February 1 year ago

Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics to be held in Donegal this February

By  •  Health

 Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics are to be held in Donegal.

The programme is aimed at those aged 16 or older who did not get their  HPV vaccine yet.

Eligible …
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Majella O’Donnell named as a Global Hero of Hope for cancer patients 1 year ago

Majella O’Donnell named as a Global Hero of Hope for cancer patients

Breast cancer survivor Majella O’Donnell has been named as a Global Hero of Hope for Relay For Life Donegal.

Majella is a long-time supporter of the Relay for Life fundraising …
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Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics to be held in Donegal 1 year ago

Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics to be held in Donegal

By  •  Health, News

Some early clinics will be held in Cavan, Donegal and Sligo next week as part of the Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up programme.

The programme is aimed at those aged …
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Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: How to deal with heartburn during party season 2 years ago

Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: How to deal with heartburn during party season

Our health and wellness series continues with Pharmacist Emer King from Inish Pharmacy.

Party season is upon us! 

One of the main things we think of at Christmas is food. There …
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Donegal woman braving charity head shave before chemo journey 2 years ago

Donegal woman braving charity head shave before chemo journey

An inspirational Gweedore woman is about to take control over her future hair loss by doing a charity head shave.

Kathleen Griffin from Derrybeg is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. …
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EFT Tapping – not just for celebrities in the jungle 2 years ago

EFT Tapping – not just for celebrities in the jungle

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Eagle-eyed viewers of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! have spotted Boy George using a ‘tapping’ technique to get through his time in the jungle.

If you’ve wondered …
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Donegal woman’s study highlights lack of support for people with hereditary cancer 2 years ago

Donegal woman’s study highlights lack of support for people with hereditary cancer

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A young Clonmany student who underwent frightening cancer tests says more must be done to help people cope with the mental anguish of having a family history of cancer.

Diana …
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Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: All you need to know about Free Contraception Services 2 years ago

Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: All you need to know about Free Contraception Services

Our health and wellness series continues with Pharmacist Emer King from Inish Pharmacy.

Inish Pharmacy comprises three independently owned community pharmacies serving Inishowen, and worldwide via Ireland’s best online pharmacy …
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Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: Managing Menopause 2 years ago

Ask the Pharmacist with Inish Pharmacy: Managing Menopause

We are delighted to introduce a new series of health and wellness advice with Inish Pharmacy.

Inish Pharmacy comprises three independently owned community pharmacies serving Inishowen, and worldwide via Ireland’s …
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Donegal women invited to ‘Dip or Dance’ for uterine cancer awareness 2 years ago

Donegal women invited to ‘Dip or Dance’ for uterine cancer awareness

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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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Local workshop to examine lesser known impact of alcohol on women’s health 2 years ago

Local workshop to examine lesser known impact of alcohol on women’s health

A public discussion will be taking place in Letterkenny this week on alcohol and the lesser known effects it has on women’s health and mental health.

The event, taking place …
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Free contraception scheme launches for women aged 17-25 2 years ago

Free contraception scheme launches for women aged 17-25

Medical practices across Donegal are to begin providing free contraception to females aged between 17-25 from today.

The Government scheme aims to reduce financial burdens on women who use contraceptives. …
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Hygiene bank opens at Boots Letterkenny 2 years ago

Hygiene bank opens at Boots Letterkenny

Boots Ireland has announced a new partnership with The Hygiene Bank Ireland, providing drop off points in ten stores where people can donate hygiene products which are provided to those …
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Don’t Give Up: Donegal woman is university-bound after battle for care 2 years ago

Don’t Give Up: Donegal woman is university-bound after battle for care

A young Donegal woman with chronic illness is packing her bags for UCD after a hard-fought battle for care to live and study in Dublin.

Sorcha McElchar from Castlefin has …
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Second breast surgeon post made permanent in Donegal 2 years ago

Second breast surgeon post made permanent in Donegal

Cancer campaigners have welcomed recent developments at the Breast Centre North West where the second breast surgeon post has now been made permanent.

Donegal Action for Cancer Care have welcomed …
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Women waiting three months for gynaecology care at LUH 2 years ago

Women waiting three months for gynaecology care at LUH

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned of delays for people waiting for planned Gynaecology procedures.

Women in Donegal face an average wait time of 98 days for outpatient …
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Donegal women urged not to miss BreastCheck appointments 2 years ago

Donegal women urged not to miss BreastCheck appointments

A local campaign group is urging Donegal women to attend their BreastCheck appointments and not miss out on vital screening.

Donegal Action for Cancer Care has shared serious concerns over …
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Daffodil Day: Donegal mum opens up on vital support during cancer journey 2 years ago

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

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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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