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Watch: Donegal mum opens up about shock MS diagnosis 6 days ago

Watch: Donegal mum opens up about shock MS diagnosis

By  •  Health, Life

Life has changed a lot recently for Donegal mum and teacher Maggie Green, but this month she is focusing on helping others in a special way.

Maggie is encouraging people …
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Wild Fuschia creator has the recipe for brilliant baking gifts 1 week ago

Wild Fuschia creator has the recipe for brilliant baking gifts

If you know an aspiring baker, or if you simply love the smell of fresh breads in the oven, Wild Fuschia Bakehouse has the ingredients you need for a great …
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Mum and daughter start a star-studded signing trend 2 weeks ago

Mum and daughter start a star-studded signing trend

By  •  Life

A Kilmacrennan schoolgirl and her mum are teaching an online community how to sign  – one word at a time!

Ten-year-old TaylorBeth and her mum Alison McFadden have attracted the …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Same storm, different boats 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Same storm, different boats

By  •  Life, Mammy

Aren’t you lucky you have a job?

Aren’t you lucky you have your health?

Aren’t you lucky you can work from home?

Aren’t you lucky you don’t have to…fill in …
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Donegal hotel rises to #2 Best Hotel in Ireland 3 weeks ago

Donegal hotel rises to #2 Best Hotel in Ireland

The prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards have just been announced, with Lough Eske Castle being the only hotel in Donegal to make it to Ireland’s Top 10 list. …
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Anam Cara brings parent support meetings online 4 weeks ago

Anam Cara brings parent support meetings online

By  •  Life

Anam Cara, the charity that supports bereaved parents nationwide, has made the decision to bring all their services online under Level 3 restrictions.

All online group meetings and one to …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Hold Firm 1 month ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Hold Firm

By  •  Life

Banana bread; I never actually did get around to baking one.

I did eat a slice that someone else baked, but that was the height of my lockdown success. 

Lockdown …
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It’s Love Donegal Day! 2 months ago

It’s Love Donegal Day!

By  •  Health, Life

Today sees the return of the #LoveDonegal day campaign to showcase Donegal to a worldwide audience.

Taking part is easy and all you have to do is include the hashtag …
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Three in a row for super-scenic Donegal Airport 2 months ago

Three in a row for super-scenic Donegal Airport

Donegal Airport has taken off with the award for the World’s Most Scenic Airport – for the third year running!

The coastal Carrickfinn airport team are on a high today …
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Let’s all show the love for #LoveDonegal day 2 months ago

Let’s all show the love for #LoveDonegal day

By  •  Life

Get your Tweets ready tomorrow!

This Wednesday the 16th September will see the return of the #LoveDonegal day campaign to showcase Donegal to a worldwide audience.

Taking part is easy …
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Time to get Donegal trending again on #LoveDonegal day 2 months ago

Time to get Donegal trending again on #LoveDonegal day

#LoveDonegal day is returning on Wednesday the 16th September to showcase the delights of Donegal on social media.

The campaign invites everyone to tell as many people as possible around the world …
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Weeds are a winner for Donegal woman’s dynamic flower art 3 months ago

Weeds are a winner for Donegal woman’s dynamic flower art

By  •  Life

A creative Donegal woman has won a place as a finalist in an international floral design contest with a unique display – of weeds!

Cheryl Rock used the natural resources …
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National Brown Bread competition returns with search for bakers 3 months ago

National Brown Bread competition returns with search for bakers

By  •  Life

Is your homemade brown bread is the best of the batch?

Maybe it’s time to enter your recipe in the The National Brown Bread Baking Competition.

The event is back …
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12 things positive people DON’T do: Part Two 3 months ago

12 things positive people DON’T do: Part Two

By  •  Fitness, Life

This is the second part of a two-part blog on the 12 things that positive people don’t do or let keep them from their goals.

There is so much negativity …
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Big Pink weekend aims to give little Livie the best birthday gift 3 months ago

Big Pink weekend aims to give little Livie the best birthday gift

By  •  Life

We’ll be seeing all shades of pink this weekend as Donegal gets behind baby Livie’s major fundraising events.

The ‘Big Pink’ weekend aims to raise over €200,000 to reach the …
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Harvey’s Point revealed as the best hotel in Ireland 3 months ago

Harvey’s Point revealed as the best hotel in Ireland

Harvey’s Point hotel in Donegal is celebrating being named the best hotel in Ireland for 2020. 

The luxurious lakeside hotel has once again topped the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.


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Listen: Donegal singer’s powerful song starts a conversation for assault victims 3 months ago

Listen: Donegal singer’s powerful song starts a conversation for assault victims

By  •  Life, Videos

Through the power of music, Aine O’Boyle from Killybegs is bringing women’s issues to the fore and making people listen.

The 26-year-old delved into her creativity during lockdown to start …
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12 things positive people DON’T do 3 months ago

12 things positive people DON’T do

By  •  Life

This is the first part of a two-part blog on the 12 things that positive people don’t do or let keep them from their goals.

There is so much …
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Photography competition focuses on beautiful Donegal 3 months ago

Photography competition focuses on beautiful Donegal

By  •  Life

An exciting competition has been launched by Donegal Tourism to celebrate this beautiful county.

And there are some amazing prizes up for grabs!

Whether you are a budding photographer or …
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Let’s discover what’s on our doorsteps in amazing Donegal 4 months ago

Let’s discover what’s on our doorsteps in amazing Donegal

Can you name the three Signature Points within Donegal that are along the Wild Atlantic Way?

They are:

  1. Malin Head
  2. Fanad Lighthouse
  3. Sliabh Liag Cliffs

If this question has aroused an interest …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Facing this new fear 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Facing this new fear

By  •  Life, Mammy

“I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” 

I’ve said these words more than a few times over the past few weeks. Mainly, because I found myself absolutely bricking it over …
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Bernie Kelly: Remembering Manus, one year on 4 months ago

Bernie Kelly: Remembering Manus, one year on

By  •  Life

THE LAST words are with her now and they won’t ever leave her.

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Designing a new life in Donegal 5 months ago

Designing a new life in Donegal

Moving house is always a challenge, moving on the first day of a pandemic lockdown would be a nightmare for some.

But that wasn’t the case for Interior Designer Amy …
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Careers: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? 5 months ago

Careers: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

Deirdre Mulhern is a Career Coach based in Donegal

June is here and the summertime has officially landed. This month will mark the half-way point of the year. June for …
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Interiors: Five decluttering mistakes we make, and how to stop them 5 months ago

Interiors: Five decluttering mistakes we make, and how to stop them

By  •  Interiors

1. Not picking a focused area to declutter

If you are trying to declutter your home, don’t just pick and choose an item here and there to clear. This cherry-picking …
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What have you learned from lockdown? 5 months ago

What have you learned from lockdown?

By  •  Life

Two creative Donegal women have shared a new project to help people note their learning experiences from Covid-19.

These long weeks at home have given people time to reflect, pursue …
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Donegal Heritage Office shares free booklet on looking after wildlife in your garden 6 months ago

Donegal Heritage Office shares free booklet on looking after wildlife in your garden

By  •  Life

As International Biodiversity Day approaches on Friday, May 22, a new booklet has been launched to provide advice on how to help the wildlife in your garden. 

The brainchild …
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Donegal artist inspired to paint for Pieta House 6 months ago

Donegal artist inspired to paint for Pieta House

By  •  Life

Donegal artist Audrey Henry has been inspired to use her skills to raise money for Pieta House’s Darkness Into Light appeal.

Audrey, a skilled artist and designer from Letterkenny, is …
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Interiors: 3 ways that Covid-19 will change interior design forever 6 months ago

Interiors: 3 ways that Covid-19 will change interior design forever

By  •  Interiors

1. Design in the home will deliberately enhance and support physical and mental health

The realisation that good interior design has the capacity to improve mental and physical health will …
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Donegal teacher learns how to mind students’ wellbeing from a distance 6 months ago

Donegal teacher learns how to mind students’ wellbeing from a distance

By  •  Life

by Declan Rooney

Like thousands of her teaching colleagues across the country, Donegal footballer Emer Gallagher quickly became accustomed to education from a distance.

Zoom and Google Classroom have replaced …
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Alva takes an artistic approach to supporting local hospital 6 months ago

Alva takes an artistic approach to supporting local hospital

By  •  Life

A Killybegs artist is offering up one of her own paintings for a fundraiser to support Killybegs Community Hospital.

Award-winning artist Alva Gallagher wanted to contribute to the Covid-19 response …
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Donegal woman’s cheery display starts a cuddly craze! 6 months ago

Donegal woman’s cheery display starts a cuddly craze!

By  •  Life

WHEN Ballybofey woman Mariea Doherty-McGinty pinned a teddy bear to the fence outside her home, little did she think she was starting a cuddly Covid craze!

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Interiors: 5 hidden causes of stress in your home and how to fix them 6 months ago

Interiors: 5 hidden causes of stress in your home and how to fix them

By  •  Interiors

1. Things that are broken need to be fixed

Watch out for things that are broken or just not working properly. Whether it’s a drawer that is overstuffed and jammed, …
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Before you pick up a paintbrush… 7 months ago

Before you pick up a paintbrush…

By  •  Interiors

Hello everyone.

It’s so hard to believe that it’s the weekend again. The weeks really are rolling by, as we continue our lockdown at home and do our best to …
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Small gesture makes a huge difference to local shop assistant 7 months ago

Small gesture makes a huge difference to local shop assistant

By  •  Life

A Letterkenny supermarket worker has issued a heartfelt thank you to an ‘angel’ customer who lifted her spirits after a stressful incident.

Aoife Hunter was shopping in a local store …
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‘Tru’ joy for Donegal family at Easter 7 months ago

‘Tru’ joy for Donegal family at Easter

By  •  Life

SHE arrived into the world three weeks ahead of schedule – and newborn baby Tru Heaney brought some real Easter joy yesterday.

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Sharing the love of yoga for stress relief at home 7 months ago

Sharing the love of yoga for stress relief at home

By  •  Life

Things were going great for Elisa Looby as she settled into her new home in Gweedore, having moved from Dublin just four months ago.

She was loving the lifestyle change …
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Interiors: Three fun projects to keep you busy 7 months ago

Interiors: Three fun projects to keep you busy

By  •  Interiors

I hope that you are all well and finding ways to cope with these strange times that we are living through. For me, keeping myself busy really helps.

Here …
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‘It’s more scary now’ – Spanish Flu survivor Ruby (104) on Covid-19 7 months ago

‘It’s more scary now’ – Spanish Flu survivor Ruby (104) on Covid-19

By  •  Life

A 104-year-old Donegal woman, who can recall the death of two siblings in the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, has told of her worry as Covid-19 takes a hold.

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Interiors: Keeping calm in a small space 7 months ago

Interiors: Keeping calm in a small space

By  •  Interiors

To say that we are living through the most challenging and unprecedented times is an absolute understatement.

Many of us are practising self isolation with our families in fairly …
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A new style of alternations for Team La Maison 7 months ago

A new style of alternations for Team La Maison

La Maison in Letterkenny would normally have their sewing machines whirring making curtains and cushions for homes. But the shortage of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) at Letterkenny University Hospital has …
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Tea-rrific memorial fundraiser to support elderly during Covid-19 crisis 7 months ago

Tea-rrific memorial fundraiser to support elderly during Covid-19 crisis

By  •  Life

Many cups of tea are being raised in memory of a young Donegal woman this week as part of the latest ‘Smile for Jasmine’ project.

The ‘Smile for Jasmine’ campaign …
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Interiors: Creating calm amid the chaos 7 months ago

Interiors: Creating calm amid the chaos

By  •  Interiors

Many of us are confined to home at the moment, we are anxious and worried, and I have realised that there is something that I can do to help.

Here …
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Watch: Birthday joy for Josephine as friends unite for a video surprise 7 months ago

Watch: Birthday joy for Josephine as friends unite for a video surprise

A Ballybofey grandmother in isolation was in good company on her 70th birthday thanks to a heartwarming video.

Josephine Chambers couldn’t believe her eyes when she sat down to watch …
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Awesome Donegal boy receives over 1,000 birthday surprises in isolation 7 months ago

Awesome Donegal boy receives over 1,000 birthday surprises in isolation

By  •  Life

A special Donegal boy is celebrating a birthday like no other today after being inundated with cards and presents from around the world.

Birthday boy Jack Beattie turns nine today …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Poem – Whispers on the Wind 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Poem – Whispers on the Wind

By  •  Life, Mammy

WHISPERS ON THE WIND

Two little sisters played on the beachAnd just when their parents had stepped out of reach,Wee Sis asked Big Sis in quiet hushed words,“What’s …
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Gardener Joanne gets Donegal growing together, while staying apart 7 months ago

Gardener Joanne gets Donegal growing together, while staying apart

By  •  Life

Donegal community gardener Joanne Butler is calling on everyone to get green fingered during the Covid-19 isolation period.

Joanne, founder of OURganic Gardens and a member of ChangeMakers Donegal, has …
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Mum urges community to keep smiling for Jasmine 8 months ago

Mum urges community to keep smiling for Jasmine

By  •  Life

The mother of Jasmine McMonagle is urging everyone to keep her daugher’s memory alive during this covid-19 emergency by supporting the online ‘Smile for Jasmine’ campaign.

Model Jasmine McMonagle, aged 28, …
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Hope agus Story – sharing how we live through coronavirus 8 months ago

Hope agus Story – sharing how we live through coronavirus

By  •  Life

A new online diary has been started this week to help people share their thoughts and feelings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entitled Hope agus Story, the diary contains entries from …
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Let’s make Jack’s birthday one never to forget! 8 months ago

Let’s make Jack’s birthday one never to forget!

By  •  Life

A Donegal mum has appealed to her friends and community to help celebrate her special son’s birthday.

Jack Beattie is well-known to readers of Donegal Daily for his bravery against …
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