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Donegal mother celebrates ‘miracle’ journey of reuniting with daughter 2 weeks ago

Donegal mother celebrates ‘miracle’ journey of reuniting with daughter

By  •  Life

A mother and daughter who had a miracle journey after adoption had a birthday celebration beyond their wildest dreams in Donegal.

Convoy native Esther Doherty will be 60 years old …
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Time in Donegal reminded John Prine of home, says wife Fiona 2 weeks 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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In good company with Cassie’s Cocktail Co. 2 weeks ago

In good company with Cassie’s Cocktail Co.

A creative mixologist from Moville is putting her own twist on home-delivered cocktails.

Cassie Lafferty is the new owner of The Cocktail Co., a company that makes fresh artisan cocktails …
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Catriona’s braving a shave for baby TJ! 2 weeks ago

Catriona’s braving a shave for baby TJ!

By  •  Life

A kind-hearted Letterkenny woman will be losing her locks this Sunday to help a little girl in her wish to walk.

Catriona Hegarty from Drumany doesn’t know little TJ Needham, …
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Win your holiday with TDactive Holidays! 2 weeks ago

Win your holiday with TDactive Holidays!

Our partners at TDactive Holidays have launched an exciting giveaway where one lucky traveller will win back the value of their holiday!

Book your guided group holiday with TDactive Holidays
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Healing Journeys – How art helps Donegal abuse survivors feel a brush of freedom 3 weeks ago

Healing Journeys – How art helps Donegal abuse survivors feel a brush of freedom

By  •  Life

There’s more than meets the eye in the new pop-up art exhibition at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.

The loud, colourful and varied collection has been created by Donegal Rape …
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Events: Gloria Seasons grand opening – a fresh new food store for Letterkenny! 3 weeks ago

Events: Gloria Seasons grand opening – a fresh new food store for Letterkenny!

A brand new shop has opened in Letterkenny to provide busy people with wholesome and healthy food with great taste.

Chef Alana Conaghan celebrated the launch of her new Gloria …
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Events: Top chefs reveal some-fin special about Donegal seafood 1 month 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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Sian’s delight with Aldi deal for Wild Fuschia Bakehouse 1 month ago

Sian’s delight with Aldi deal for Wild Fuschia Bakehouse

Sian McCann of the Wild Fuschia Bakehouse has secured a place for her Irish bread mixes in Aldi stores nationwide.

Sian is delighted to be participating in the ‘Grow with …
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Miss Earth finalist Kirsty does a tree-mendous good deed 1 month ago

Miss Earth finalist Kirsty does a tree-mendous good deed

By  •  Life

A Letterkenny student is putting the environment first as she competes in a beauty pageant with a difference.

Kirsty O’Donnell is one of two young Donegal women who are finalists …
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Donegal family giving back to charity after brave Caitlin’s cancer journey 2 months ago

Donegal family giving back to charity after brave Caitlin’s cancer journey

A local family has organised an unmissable traditional music concert next week to give thanks to a charity close to their hearts.

The Strain family from Burnfoot are counting their …
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Donegal businesswoman stirring up mealtimes! 2 months ago

Donegal businesswoman stirring up mealtimes!

A local food producer has proudly secured a space for her tasty products on Supervalu shelves around Donegal.

It’s an exciting step for Sia Brown – the creator of Tasty …
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Five highlights from my Travel Department trip to Tenerife 2 months ago

Five highlights from my Travel Department trip to Tenerife

Over Easter, I took a guided tour to Tenerife with our partners at Travel Department. I have been seeing so many guided group holidays on offer recently that I was …
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Travel Department Sale: Save €50pp on holidays to Spain, Portugal, France or Italy! 3 months ago

Travel Department Sale: Save €50pp on holidays to Spain, Portugal, France or Italy!

Travel Department is delighted to offer readers of Donegal Daily, Donegal Woman and Donegal Sport Hub fantastic savings on 2022 holidays.

OFFER: Save €50pp* off any holiday to Spain, Portugal, France or Italy of 7 …
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Donegal holiday hideaways make the ‘Fab 50’ list for 2022 3 months ago

Donegal holiday hideaways make the ‘Fab 50’ list for 2022

Four extraordinary places to stay in Donegal have earned a place on an influential staycation list this year.

The Irish Independent’s ‘Fab 50’ list is a go-to guide for holidaymakers …
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A taste of the Chef Academy at LYIT Killybegs 3 months ago

A taste of the Chef Academy at LYIT Killybegs

By  •  Food

Chef Academy at Killybegs campus, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), is delighted to announce the reopening of the fully serviced Millennium Room Training Restaurant.

With innovative menus that change weekly …
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Donegal charity draw giving away a family holiday worth €2,500! 3 months ago

Donegal charity draw giving away a family holiday worth €2,500!

A luxury family holiday is up for grabs in an exciting raffle supporting three Donegal charities – The No Barriers Foundation, Donegal Branch for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus and the …
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Save on spring adventures with the TD active Holiday sale 4 months ago

Save on spring adventures with the TD active Holiday sale

Just one week left to enjoy super savings with TD active Holidays Spring Sale!

Our partners at TD active Holidays have launched their spring sale where you save €30pp* on any …
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Listen: Heartbreaking song tells mothers’ untold stories 5 months ago

Listen: Heartbreaking song tells mothers’ untold stories

By  •  Life

A new song written and produced in Donegal is touching on a sensitive topic in an evocative way.

“Heaven Can Wait”, written by Killygordon man Niall Gallen, explores the heartache …
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Celebrations galore as Maggie marks 106 years 5 months ago

Celebrations galore as Maggie marks 106 years

By  •  Life

One of Donegal’s oldest citizens has celebrated another incredible achievement after turning 106 this week.

Maggie O’Donnell from Dungloe had a lot to celebrate on her birthday on Thursday. As …
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Five in a row! Harvey’s Point celebrates another prestigious AA Red Star Award 5 months ago

Five in a row! Harvey’s Point celebrates another prestigious AA Red Star Award

The team at Harvey’s Point is delighted to announce that the hotel has retained the prestigious AA Red Star Award for the fifth time since they first received the accolade …
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‘This is for mum’ – Letterkenny woman’s tribute shines a light on Alzheimer’s pain 5 months ago

‘This is for mum’ – Letterkenny woman’s tribute shines a light on Alzheimer’s pain

By  •  Life

A Letterkenny singer has paid a poignant tribute to her late mother through the medium of song.

Evelyn Gallagher of Dromore lost her mum Nellie O’Donnell to Alzheimer’s disease in …
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Another adventure awaits for Nikki! 5 months ago

Another adventure awaits for Nikki!

By  •  Life

Congratulations are in order for Letterkenny woman Nikki Bradley, who has just announced her engagement to partner Ian Parke.

Ian popped the question on Sunday, Nikki’s 36th birthday, making it …
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Escape to Tenerife: Seven reasons to book a sunny island getaway 5 months ago

Escape to Tenerife: Seven reasons to book a sunny island getaway

If you’re looking for amazing scenery with a relaxing stay by the sea, look no further than a holiday in Tenerife.

The island has a rugged volcanic landscape, which is dominated …
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See the world with Travel Department: The Top 8 must-see destinations in 2022 6 months ago

See the world with Travel Department: The Top 8 must-see destinations in 2022

We’ve teamed up with Travel Department to discover the most exciting destinations to visit in 2022.

From the beautiful lakes in the north of Italy to the Moorish architecture of …
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Dream holiday discounts with DW/Travel Department 6 months ago

Dream holiday discounts with DW/Travel Department

Travel Department is delighted to offer readers of Donegal Daily, Donegal Woman and Donegal Sport Hub an exclusive discount on ALL 2022 guided holidays.

This offer is only available until …
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Daring dippers brave the waves for Ellie’s wish to walk! 6 months ago

Daring dippers brave the waves for Ellie’s wish to walk!

By  •  Life

An uplifting community fundraiser is underway this month to help a brave Donegal girl achieve her 2022 dream of walking.

Carrigart girl Ellie McHugh, aged nine, has faced many challenges …
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10 steps to the perfect Christmas Tree 7 months ago

10 steps to the perfect Christmas Tree

Anne Tuohy feeling festive! 10 steps to the perfect Christmas Tree

Step One – Check your lights

Check that all your lights are working, and also figure out how many …
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Christmas begins at your front door 7 months ago

Christmas begins at your front door

By  •  Interiors

For me, the Christmas wreath hung on the front door, is one of my favourite seasonal decorations.

It welcomes family and friends to your home and can also say a …
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What to expect from a TD active Explore holiday 7 months ago

What to expect from a TD active Explore holiday

TD active Holidays ‘Explore’ range is a selection of small group tours that provide unique and inspiring holidays that take you off the beaten track, helping you to unlock the authentic essence …
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Go With the Flow: Five river cruises you must experience in your lifetime 7 months ago

Go With the Flow: Five river cruises you must experience in your lifetime

A gentle, meandering river cruise is one of the best ways to see and understand a new place. The rivers are always the lifeline of the cities they flow through – the …
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Cheers to the new Fara Óg’s! 7 months ago

Cheers to the new Fara Óg’s!

The Gallen Family celebrated in style last night for the grand opening of the new Fara Óg’s bar at An Chúirt Hotel Gweedore.

I was delighted to join the party …
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Competition: Win a €500 holiday voucher with Travel Department! 8 months ago

Competition: Win a €500 holiday voucher with Travel Department!

Donegal Woman has teamed up with guided group holiday company Travel Department to bring you special offers on unforgettable holidays.

This exciting partnership brings readers exclusive offers, news and travel …
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Donegal hotel scoops title of Best Hotel Restaurant in Ulster 8 months ago

Donegal hotel scoops title of Best Hotel Restaurant in Ulster

By  •  Food

Rathmullan House in Donegal has won the title of Ulster’s ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ at the 2021 Food&Wine Restaurant of the Year Awards.

After taking an unprecedented break in 2020, the …
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Generous Donegal girl to have hair cut for charity 8 months 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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Breezy dons her apron for annual baking day 8 months ago

Breezy dons her apron for annual baking day

By  •  Food

Glenties woman Breezy Kelly is putting the finishing touches to her annual campaign – International Bake Bread For Peace Day.

The popular baker’s event will be held on October 24th …
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When things don’t go to plan 9 months ago

When things don’t go to plan

By  •  Health, Life

When things don’t go to plan, it is so easy to focus on the negative thought. We can start ruminating on all the things that aren’t going to plan and …
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Lough Eske Castle crowned one of the Top Hotels in Ireland 9 months ago

Lough Eske Castle crowned one of the Top Hotels in Ireland

Donegal’s 5 star Lough Eske Castle has been named among the top hotels in Ireland.

Lough Eske Castle, outside Donegal Town, has been recognized as No. 2  in the Top …
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Are you an Empath? 9 months ago

Are you an Empath?

By  •  Life

If you are an empath, you probably can identify with the feelings of others. You may also find yourself absorbing the emotions and moods of people around you. This can …
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Donegal Food Tours return with Spanish food and wine trail 9 months ago

Donegal Food Tours return with Spanish food and wine trail

By  •  Food

Donegal Food Tours are back and are starting with a good one! They will kick start their calendar of events with a very special food and wine trail to celebrate …
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Pub of the Year award scooped by the Olde Glen Bar 9 months ago

Pub of the Year award scooped by the Olde Glen Bar

By  •  Life

A Donegal pub is fast becoming a foodie favourite after being named Pub of the Year in the Georgina Campbell Irish food and hospitality awards 2021.

The prestigious awards are …
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Donegal mum’s appeal to give ‘miracle’ baby girl her best chance 9 months 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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Travel. Eat. Sleep. Yoga. Repeat! 10 months ago

Travel. Eat. Sleep. Yoga. Repeat!

Looking to stay healthy and active on holiday but want ample time to rest and unwind too?

Look no further than TD active’s Algarve Yoga Holiday in partnership with MOONSyoga. Their Product …
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Travel: Four must-see places to explore in the Italian Lake District 10 months ago

Travel: Four must-see places to explore in the Italian Lake District

The Italian Lake District is the perfect escape for those looking for a holiday in Italy full of relaxation, beauty and culture, amid a stunning natural backdrop. From the picturesque scenery to …
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Charity at the heart of Jude’s 100 mile journey 10 months ago

Charity at the heart of Jude’s 100 mile journey

By  •  Life

A Donegal woman is about to embark on an inspirational challenge for a charity that is literally very close to her heart. 

Jude Bromley from Raphoe is a very caring …
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Geraldine’s beautiful tribute to family on first anniversary 10 months ago

Geraldine’s beautiful tribute to family on first anniversary

By  •  Life

Geraldine Mullan has said she is just “heartbroken beyond words” as she marks the first anniversary of her family’s passing.

Geraldine’s beloved husband John as well as son Tomás and …
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Kathryn’s delightful Donegal holiday to feature on RTE 10 months ago

Kathryn’s delightful Donegal holiday to feature on RTE

The delights of Donegal are in the spotlight this weekend in a new series of the RTE travel show ‘No Place Like Home’.

The programme follows presenter Kathryn Thomas on a …
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Swapping hairbrushes for paint brushes 11 months ago

Swapping hairbrushes for paint brushes

By  •  Life

A Donegal hairdresser has found highlights in lockdown after creating her own collection of artwork.

Jacinta Callaghan from Kerrykeel has been a hairdresser for 40 years, and an artist for …
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Exclusive discount on Italian holidays with Travel Department! 11 months ago

Exclusive discount on Italian holidays with Travel Department!

Donegal Woman has teamed up with guided group holiday company Travel Department to bring you special offers on unforgettable holidays!

As vaccines reopen the world of travel, we wanted to …
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Experience Sicily – A holiday you can’t refuse 11 months ago

Experience Sicily – A holiday you can’t refuse

by Michelle Jackson

There are places that make you feel as if you’ve escaped from the rest of the world and Sicily, formed by its myriad of cultures, is one …
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