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See the world with Travel Department: The Top 8 must-see destinations in 2022 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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! 2 weeks 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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! 2 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! 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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? 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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! 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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! 5 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 6 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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Top 20 lifetime travel experiences 6 months ago

Top 20 lifetime travel experiences

In 2020 and 2021 many of our travel plans had to be postponed, but we can make 2022 an extra special year with plenty to look forward to.

It’s time …
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Why you should consider a guided tour for your next escape 6 months ago

Why you should consider a guided tour for your next escape

The world was once a daunting place, an expansive challenge to navigate, where travelling was much harder; you had to be good at reading a map, adept at overcoming language …
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A new tale begins for Castles in the Air Press 6 months ago

A new tale begins for Castles in the Air Press

By  •  Life

An exciting new chapter has begun for Irish duo Órla Carr and Clare Appezzato as they publish their debut ebook from their independent press, Castles in the Air.

Órla, a …
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Let’s get ready for #LoveDonegal Day 2021 6 months ago

Let’s get ready for #LoveDonegal Day 2021

By  •  Life

This years’ #LoveDonegal day will take place on Wednesday the 18th August.  This is the third year of the campaign which aims to promote Donegal to as many people as …
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A fresh new takeaway choice for Portsalon! 6 months ago

A fresh new takeaway choice for Portsalon!

By  •  Food

Portsalon holidaymakers have a brand new seaside takeaway to try this summer – Pierside at Portsalon.

Pierside opened its doors last week providing fresh homemade food that’s never frozen.

Located …
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Kathryn Thomas discovering top Donegal staycation spots 6 months ago

Kathryn Thomas discovering top Donegal staycation spots

TV presenter Kathryn Thomas is discovering the best of Donegal as she brings her popular travel series to the north west.

Kathryn is on the road this week visiting Malin …
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‘My John, Tomás and Amelia would be so proud’ 7 months ago

‘My John, Tomás and Amelia would be so proud’

By  •  Life

In the wake of tragedy, Geraldine Mullan’s adopted town of Moville wrapped their arms around her. Now, she is returning the love and support. The plan is blooming beautifully.

The …
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Recipes: Three healthy summer smoothies 7 months ago

Recipes: Three healthy summer smoothies

By  •  Food

It’s summer, we are going to give 3 smoothie recipes that are packed full of flavour and taste, but also are full of healthy ingredients for getting your vitamins and …
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Erin shows why Donegal is the coolest! 7 months ago

Erin shows why Donegal is the coolest!

By  •  Life

Donegal influencer Erin Mc Ginty putting her home county on the map as a great place to Live, Work and Explore.

With Covid 19 causing a shift in peoples work …
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Let’s Shop Local: Top 10 Father’s Day gift ideas 7 months ago

Let’s Shop Local: Top 10 Father’s Day gift ideas

By  •  Life

There’s a locally-made or sold gift for every kind of dad here in our list.

If you have another local designer/artist or store to recommend, we’d love if you …
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Nadine and Taryn making waves with colour cruise 8 months ago

Nadine and Taryn making waves with colour cruise

By  •  Life

Two of Donegal’s most stylish trendsetters are hosting a sightseeing tour like no other this weekend.

TV presenter Nadine Reid and Journalist Taryn de Vere are hosting a ‘Colour Cruise’ …
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Easkey Britton launches new guide to soaking up vitamin ‘sea’! 8 months ago

Easkey Britton launches new guide to soaking up vitamin ‘sea’!

By  •  Life

Donegal Surfer and marine social scientist Dr. Easkey Britton is celebrating the release of her new book today – “50 Things to Do by the Sea”.

The book, illustrated artfully …
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Family steps up to show thanks after baby’s amazing journey 9 months ago

Family steps up to show thanks after baby’s amazing journey

By  •  Life

A group of family and friends will be walking 480km this Thursday in celebration of a very special baby girl’s first birthday.

Baby Sarah Barrett from Portnoo was born premature …
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Donegal dad’s marathon effort in memory of beloved baby 9 months ago

Donegal dad’s marathon effort in memory of beloved baby

By  •  Life

Donegal hurling great Jamesie Donnelly is about to embark on a personal challenge for a charity close to his heart.

The Stranorlar native will run a marathon in June in …
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Donegal artist turns experiences of grief and love into beautiful book 10 months ago

Donegal artist turns experiences of grief and love into beautiful book

By  •  Life

Donegal-based artist Maria Gasol has launched a new book for free in the hope of helping parents and children come to terms with losing a loved one.

Maria Gasol, a …
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Joyous flower festival to remember John, Tomás and Amelia Mullan 10 months ago

Joyous flower festival to remember John, Tomás and Amelia Mullan

By  •  Life

Bright and beautiful sunflowers are set to bloom along the Foyle and beyond this summer as part of special plans to remember John, Tomás and Amelia Mullan.

The Redcastle Sunflower …
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Major clearance sale now on it Irwin Lighting Letterkenny 10 months ago

Major clearance sale now on it Irwin Lighting Letterkenny

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A massive sale is taking place at Irwin Lighting at Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny.

Everything must go, which means you can get amazing deals on lamps, pendants, chandeliers, …
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Simply the best! Two Donegal beaches make Lonely Planet’s Top 10 10 months ago

Simply the best! Two Donegal beaches make Lonely Planet’s Top 10

Two breathtaking beaches in Donegal have earned a place on the Lonely Planet’s list of Top Ten beaches in Ireland.

Both Ballymastocker Bay in Portsalon and Trá Mór in Dunfanaghy …
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Friendship Bras: How well does yours fit? 10 months ago

Friendship Bras: How well does yours fit?

By  •  Life, Mammy

This year has been weird.And the whole idea of friendship has been weird too.

Many of us will say that we’ve had friendships change, for better and for worse.

We’ve …
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Charity at the heart of Kirsty’s Miss Donegal journey 10 months ago

Charity at the heart of Kirsty’s Miss Donegal journey

By  •  Life

An ambitious young Letterkenny woman is hoping to inspire more people her age to get involved in charity work.

Kirsty O’Donnell, aged 19, has put charity at the heart of …
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‘There is always hope’ – Senator Flynn is ambassador for Darkness Into Light 2021 10 months ago

‘There is always hope’ – Senator Flynn is ambassador for Darkness Into Light 2021

By  •  Life

Donegal Senator Eileen Flynn has opened up on how she found light in the dark in the hope of helping others do the same.

The Ardara-based Senator is helping to shine …
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Planning a new kitchen? Let the experts help you! 10 months ago

Planning a new kitchen? Let the experts help you!

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If you are in the planning stages of your new kitchen and wondering what appliances to go for, just ask the Irwin Expert Electrical team. Choosing the best …
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Pioneering artist awarded €8,000 bursary 10 months ago

Pioneering artist awarded €8,000 bursary

By  •  Life

Donegal artist Julie Griffiths has been given the support to pursue her work and new thinking through a new pilot scheme.

Julie, a visual artist and textile designer from Donegal Town, …
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Watch: Irwin Expert Electrical open for essential purchases and deliveries 10 months ago

Watch: Irwin Expert Electrical open for essential purchases and deliveries

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Irwin Expert Electrical are open for business and happy to help with expert advice in-store or by virtual appointments.

Irwin Expert Electrical in Letterkenny and Buncrana are open …
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