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Life and legacy of Kay McNulty honoured in portrait series 1 day ago

Life and legacy of Kay McNulty honoured in portrait series

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A new portrait of computing trailblazer Kathleen (Kay) McNulty will be unveiled this International Women’s Day.

Kay McNulty, a native of Creeslough, was one of the world’s first computer programmers. …
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Brian Dowling creates a stir with Donegal’s Muff Liquor Co. 2 days ago

Brian Dowling creates a stir with Donegal’s Muff Liquor Co.

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Irish celebrity Brian Dowling will be shaking things up with the launch of his own cocktail range with Muff Liquor Company.

The cheeky Inishowen craft drinks company has announced a …
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The unsung women who help keep the RNLI afloat 3 days ago

The unsung women who help keep the RNLI afloat

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As International Women’s Day approaches, the Arranmore RNLI crew are celebrating the strong and resilient women of their current crew – and those who kept the service afloat through the …
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Nora steps up to fundraising challenge in memory of beloved mum 3 days ago

Nora steps up to fundraising challenge in memory of beloved mum

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A kindhearted young Kilmacrennan woman has undertaken to get her running shoes on in London in an effort to raise funds for the Donegal Hospice.

Nora Doherty (22) will run …
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Don’t miss DICE 2021! 5 days ago

Don’t miss DICE 2021!

LYIT is hosting a series of engaging events this week for anyone with an interest in Irish design and creative sectors.

Now in its seventh year, the DICE (Design, Innovation, Creativity and …
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Letterkenny stylist joins event celebrating disabled women in Ireland 6 days ago

Letterkenny stylist joins event celebrating disabled women in Ireland

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Letterkenny fashion blogger Emma Murray will be celebrating International Women’s Day in style with Independent Living Movement Ireland.

Emma has joined the line-up of influential speakers celebrating disabled women and …
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Donegal artist hopes to help the homeless with stunning portrait 6 days ago

Donegal artist hopes to help the homeless with stunning portrait

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A Donegal artist who has painted a stunning portrait of one of Ireland’s most familiar homeless people is to auction it to raise money for the homeless.

Michael Byrne or …
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Eight-year-old Kayla inspires sister’s 5k a day fundraiser 7 days ago

Eight-year-old Kayla inspires sister’s 5k a day fundraiser

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A young Ballybofey woman has been inspired by her younger sister to conquer 5K a day for the next 21 days in aid of the Donegal branch of Down Syndrome …
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Brid walks the walk to reach €10,000 fundraising goal 1 week ago

Brid walks the walk to reach €10,000 fundraising goal

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An inspirational Donegal woman has reached the target of her 365-day walking fundraiser in just two months.

Brid Sweeney, who lives in Loughanure, challenged herself to walk every day in …
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Remarkable Ruby gets long-awaited vaccine 1 week ago

Remarkable Ruby gets long-awaited vaccine

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DONEGAL’S oldest citizen, Ruby Druce, hopes that normality has been brought a little closer today.

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Arrests after beauty salon reopens in Dublin 2 weeks ago

Arrests after beauty salon reopens in Dublin

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The owner of a Dublin beauty salon has been reportedly arrested after opening for treatments during the Level 5 lockdown.

Christine McTiernan, owner of C&N Beauty Room in Balbriggan, opened …
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Student nurses go the distance to raise €2,000 2 weeks ago

Student nurses go the distance to raise €2,000

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NUI Galway student nurses from Donegal have helped raise more than €2,000 for homeless services after clocking more than 500km on foot. 

The annual fundraising drive is held every year …
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Women’s voices from the past heard in short film series 2 weeks ago

Women’s voices from the past heard in short film series

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A new series of six short films will launch this week to highlight the experiences of women during the Irish Revolutionary Period.

Donegal County Museum, the Regional Cultural Centre and …
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Careers: Let’s talk about Emotional Intelligence (EQ) 2 weeks ago

Careers: Let’s talk about Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

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‘Emotional intelligence more than any other factor, more than IQ, or expertise, accounts for 85-90% of success at work. IQ is a threshold competence. You need it, but it …
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Creative wellness workshop coming up for International Women’s Day in Donegal 2 weeks ago

Creative wellness workshop coming up for International Women’s Day in Donegal

In Celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March, 11am-1pm NCCWN-Donegal Women’s Network invites you to join a fun and interactive “Cracking Up” creative arts online workshop, facilitated by …
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Creative celebrations for Karen’s 15 years in business 2 weeks ago

Creative celebrations for Karen’s 15 years in business

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Donegal Speech and Drama teacher Karen Murphy is celebrating 15 years in business with some special projects for students.

There has been a lot of drama in Karen’s career this …
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Megan makes history with inaugural scholarship 2 weeks ago

Megan makes history with inaugural scholarship

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A Letterkenny student has been awarded a new scholarship to further her studies in modern Irish history.

Megan McAuley, a student of Maynooth University, is the recipient of the inaugural …
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Calls for more support for women entering politics 2 weeks ago

Calls for more support for women entering politics

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There is an urgent need for more women to be supported to enter politics, according to Irish campaigners, as Ireland drops even further in the world gender equality rankings.

In …
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More young women subjected to online abuse during pandemic – Women’s Aid 3 weeks ago

More young women subjected to online abuse during pandemic – Women’s Aid

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A new campaign has been launched this week for young women (aged 18-25) experiencing abuse from a current or former intimate partner.

According to Women’s Aid, young women who are …
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Sisters step up to 100mile memorial walk 3 weeks ago

Sisters step up to 100mile memorial walk

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TWO Milford sisters are raising money for charity to honour the wishes of their beloved uncle who passed away last month.

Veronica and Lorraine McGinley are walking 100 miles through …
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Fundraiser success a true tribute to young Donegal woman 3 weeks ago

Fundraiser success a true tribute to young Donegal woman

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More than €33,000 has been raised in memory of Mary Ellen Molloy, a much-loved young woman who passed away at Christmas 2019.

Hundreds of people all over the world joined …
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There’s no stopping Brid on her walk… to Barbados! 4 weeks ago

There’s no stopping Brid on her walk… to Barbados!

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Well-known West Donegal woman Brid Sweeney is walking to Barbados.

Well, technically not, since she lives in Loughanure, but Brid estimates she’ll cover almost 6,500 kilometres as she stacks up …
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Would you like to be the next Miss Donegal? 4 weeks ago

Would you like to be the next Miss Donegal?

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Applications are now open for Miss Donegal hopefuls for the 2021 pageant.

The ‘Miss Donegal final’ will see local entrants competing for the title to be the next Miss Donegal, …
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Self-Love: Here’s the hardest challenge you will ever do 4 weeks ago

Self-Love: Here’s the hardest challenge you will ever do

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It’s Valentine’s week and love is in the air.

Couples everywhere will be spending the next few days getting organised for Sunday when flowers, cards, chocolates and ‘other things’ will …
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Let’s honour Danielle’s memory with kindness 1 month ago

Let’s honour Danielle’s memory with kindness

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People worldwide are being asked to show love and kindness to each other today in honour of the late Danielle Mc Laughlin.

Touching tributes are being paid to the late …
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In Memory of Aimee: Donegal mum gives back to charities with 10km challenge 1 month ago

In Memory of Aimee: Donegal mum gives back to charities with 10km challenge

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A HEARTBROKEN Donegal mother will run a 10k later this year in memory of her beloved daughter who died in December.

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Huge support for Donegal woman after devastating house fire 1 month ago

Huge support for Donegal woman after devastating house fire

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A DONEGAL woman has received an outpouring of support after losing her home in a fire at Christmas.

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Infants frequently sent to Donegal from NI mother and baby homes 1 month ago

Infants frequently sent to Donegal from NI mother and baby homes

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Infants from Northern Irish mother and baby homes were frequently sent to a baby home in the Donegal village of Fahan, according to a new report.

An independent investigation into …
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How an eye-catching fitness fundraiser reached new heights! 1 month ago

How an eye-catching fitness fundraiser reached new heights!

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A team of energetic fitness instructors and friends are celebrating the success of a truly unique fundraiser.

Many people took part in Excel Sports’ Wild Atlantic 500k Challenge last summer, …
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Donegal group celebrating women’s lives through drama 1 month ago

Donegal group celebrating women’s lives through drama

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NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network invites all women in Donegal to join them in celebrating St Brigid’s Day and women’s stories.

Over two Saturdays, 30th January and 6th February 11am-2pm, the …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:  Snow days 1 month ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Snow days

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Oh Look Darlings. It’s snow!Oh YAY!

Hurray! We shall frolic and flail in the snow, making snow angels and building snowmans while singing the Frozen songs, and then we shall …
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Prestigious honour for Donegal woman in New York 1 month ago

Prestigious honour for Donegal woman in New York

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A creative young Donegal woman has been honoured with a prestigious award following years of contributions to the New York Irish community.

Jane McCarter O’Dowd from Buncrana is the first …
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First ever virtual Breast Cancer Ball raises €11,000 2 months ago

First ever virtual Breast Cancer Ball raises €11,000

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An amazing €11,000 has been raised during a year like no other for the North West Breast Cancer Ball.

What is usually a top social event for Donegal became a …
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Thorougly Modern Mammy: Drive for yourself 2 months ago

Thorougly Modern Mammy: Drive for yourself

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“Drive for yourself and let other drivers worry about themselves…” 

Words of wisdom from my much missed Granda Pops.  

He said these words to my Mum many times and …
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Young Donegal woman adds voice to pageant project 2 months ago

Young Donegal woman adds voice to pageant project

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A young Donegal woman has been published in a new book on pageant queens from around the world.

Sarah Carr from Downings, who is a keen environmentalist, represented Ireland in …
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Plea from ambulance worker prompts Letterkenny office to shine a light on frontline staff 2 months ago

Plea from ambulance worker prompts Letterkenny office to shine a light on frontline staff

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A team of solicitors have put up a sign up in the heart of Letterkenny to thank frontline workers enduring the current wave of Covid-19.

Gibson & Associates Solicitors’ new …
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Local bishops apologise to women let down by Mother and Baby Homes 2 months ago

Local bishops apologise to women let down by Mother and Baby Homes

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TWO Catholic Bishops whose Diocese are in Donegal have issued an apology to the women of Mother and Baby Homes.

Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, Bishop of Raphoe and Bishop of …
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Donegal author’s murderous new book puts women in charge 2 months ago

Donegal author’s murderous new book puts women in charge

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Sharon Thompson has unveiled her fourth novel as a gripping historical mystery where women take charge and strive for power.

The Murdering Wives Club is the fourth novel from …
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Mother and Baby Homes report details women and children’s experiences in Donegal institutions 2 months ago

Mother and Baby Homes report details women and children’s experiences in Donegal institutions

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‘Castle Diaries’ from Newtowncunningham and accounts from the Stranorlar County Home in Donegal are contained in the final Mother and Baby Homes report published today.

The major report details the …
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Covid-19 puts Belarus orphanage appeal on pause 2 months ago

Covid-19 puts Belarus orphanage appeal on pause

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A local couple’s Belarusian orphanage appeal has been postponed for the first time in a decade due to Covid-19.

Each January, Ramelton couple Myrtle and Alan Doherty have inspired a …
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‘Higher risk’ women prioritised as BreastCheck backlog builds 2 months ago

‘Higher risk’ women prioritised as BreastCheck backlog builds

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Women who are higher risk are being prioritised by BreastCheck as the service resumes at a reduced capacity.

The National Screening Service is working with finite staffing resources, with some …
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New Year’s plunge inspired by memory of popular Donegal woman 2 months ago

New Year’s plunge inspired by memory of popular Donegal woman

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DONEGAL people all over the world are being encouraged to ‘take the plunge’ on New Year’s Day in aid of a special memorial fundraiser.

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Talented sisters awarded as heroes of their Parish 2 months ago

Talented sisters awarded as heroes of their Parish

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Two musical sisters from Termon have been recognised as heroes of their parish in national awards announced at Knock Shrine.

Jessica and Danielle O’Flynn were announced as regional  ‘Parish Hero’ …
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Special fundraiser to remember beloved nurse Mary Ellen 2 months ago

Special fundraiser to remember beloved nurse Mary Ellen

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A special fundraiser is uniting people in Donegal and Melbourne in memory of Mary Ellen Molloy, a much-loved young woman who passed away last Christmas.

Mary Ellen, from Ardara, died …
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Sadness following passing of caring and courageous nun 3 months ago

Sadness following passing of caring and courageous nun

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The death has been announced of Sr. Joan Agnes McFadden, a Donegal-born nun who led a remarkable life in the Foreign Missions.

Sr Joan was a Good Shepherd Sister, of …
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Calls to Women’s Aid up by 41% since the start of pandemic 3 months ago

Calls to Women’s Aid up by 41% since the start of pandemic

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Women’s Aid is preparing a further increase in demand for help this Christmas period. The frontline support service has revealed that its 24hr National Freephone Helpline (1800341900) responded to 41% …
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A happy Christmas ahead for baby Livie and family 3 months ago

A happy Christmas ahead for baby Livie and family

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The parents of baby Livie Mulhern have shared a happy and hopeful update on their daughter ahead of her second Christmas.

Olivia (Livie) Mulhern is continuing to recover after receiving …
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Buncrana beauty entrepreneur partners with Pippa on new makeup brand 3 months ago

Buncrana beauty entrepreneur partners with Pippa on new makeup brand

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Donegal businesswoman Una Tynan is set to expand her cosmetics empire after teaming up with fellow businesswoman Pippa O’Connor.

The Buncrana entrepreneur is the face behind Blank Canvas Cosmetics.

Una …
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Ciara’s on the road to success in Australia 3 months ago

Ciara’s on the road to success in Australia

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A young Donegal woman has picked up the Traffic Controller of the Year award for her outstanding work in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Ciara Griffin, from Mountcharles, is living …
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Donegal mum celebrates son’s life-saving transplant by going the extra mile 3 months ago

Donegal mum celebrates son’s life-saving transplant by going the extra mile

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IN LATE October, Aileen McCullagh was approached by two special needs assistants at a Raphoe school with a fundraising idea.

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