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Donegal Rose Katie calls on public to be brrrrrave for Special Olympics Ireland 4 days ago

Donegal Rose Katie calls on public to be brrrrrave for Special Olympics Ireland

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Donegal Rose Katie McAteer and Special Olympics Ireland are calling on swimming enthusiasts to get ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ this February 18th by participating in their ‘coolest’ fundraising event of the year!

Donegal’s Polar Plunge will take place …
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Donegal family fundraising for daughter’s  life-changing spinal surgery 1 week ago

Donegal family fundraising for daughter’s life-changing spinal surgery

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A fund has been launched to help a 10-year-old Donegal girl to walk.

Caoimhe Darcy was born with Cerebral Palsy which has affected the use of her legs.

She has …
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Donegal artist’s generous donation to cancer fundraiser 1 week ago

Donegal artist’s generous donation to cancer fundraiser

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Donegal artist Mary Crowley, along with well-known artists from all over the West and Northwest, is generously supporting a charity art auction to raise funds for Multiple Myeloma Ireland.

The …
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Women to be celebrated in Bundoran on St Brigid’s Bank Holiday weekend 1 week ago

Women to be celebrated in Bundoran on St Brigid’s Bank Holiday weekend

A brand-new festival, Féile na mBan, celebrating women in Art, History, Literature, Music and more will take place in Bundoran over the weekend of February 3rd to 6th.

Capitalising on the new St …
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Plan your dream wedding at Donegal’s biggest venue showcase of 2023 2 weeks ago

Plan your dream wedding at Donegal’s biggest venue showcase of 2023

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Discover your dream Wedding venue in the heart of Donegal at the Biggest Wedding Venue Showcase of 2023 at Jackson’s Hotel & Villa Rose Hotel Ballybofey – this Sunday January …
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Pals brave a plunge for Women’s Aid on Nollaig na mBan 3 weeks ago

Pals brave a plunge for Women’s Aid on Nollaig na mBan

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People from Donegal were among the thousands who took part in a cold swim fundraiser for Women’s Aid yesterday.

The Nollaig na mBan fundraiser had over 1,900 people signing up …
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The V Spa wins big! 3 weeks ago

The V Spa wins big!

2023 is set to be another successful year at the V Spa located within the 4-star Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey. 

2022 saw the V Spa achieve a record number …
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Letterkenny woman reads at Papal funeral 4 weeks ago

Letterkenny woman reads at Papal funeral

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A Letterkenny woman has had the honour of reading to a global audience at the Requiem Mass of Pope Emeritus Benedict.

Mary Maguire of the Raphoe Diocese proclaimed the second …
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Ruby rings in the New Year with 107 reasons to celebrate! 4 weeks ago

Ruby rings in the New Year with 107 reasons to celebrate!

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Donegal’s oldest citizen Ruby Druce rang in the New Year in style yesterday with cake, presents, and a surprise call from her favourite celebrities, Daniel and Majella O’Donnell.

Remarkable Ruby, …
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Donegal artists celebrating Women’s Christmas with special concert at Ards 4 weeks ago

Donegal artists celebrating Women’s Christmas with special concert at Ards

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Many of Donegal’s best-known female musicians and poets will be coming together this January 6th for Nollaig na mBan.

The Wild Atlantic Women and friends will perform their annual concert …
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Sarah Jessica Parker enjoys a very happy Christmas in Ireland 1 month ago

Sarah Jessica Parker enjoys a very happy Christmas in Ireland

Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed that she enjoyed a quiet Christmas break in Ireland.

The Sex And The City star, who has a holiday home in coastal Kilcar, enjoyed her …
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Ruby Druce gets ready for another Christmas… and her 107th birthday! 1 month ago

Ruby Druce gets ready for another Christmas… and her 107th birthday!

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Donegal’s oldest person Ruby Duce is getting ready for yet another Christmas and another incredible birthday.

The amazing Castlefin woman, who was born on New Year’s Eve 1915, will turn …
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Inspirational Mary Whoriskey awarded for Christmas charity display 1 month ago

Inspirational Mary Whoriskey awarded for Christmas charity display

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Kerrykeel woman Mary Whoriskey has been honoured with a ‘Gala Retail Inspiration Award’ this year in recognition of her charity work.

Each December, Mary and her husband Michael turn their …
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Laura Brennan HPV catch-up clinics to be held in Donegal 1 month ago

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

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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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Barry’s ‘Marathon for Mum’ raises €8,000 for Donegal charities 2 months ago

Barry’s ‘Marathon for Mum’ raises €8,000 for Donegal charities

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A Donegal man has raised a stunning €8,000 for charities in Donegal after running the Dublin Marathon in October in honour of his mum.

Barry Chambers, from Castlefinn, took on …
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From a magnificent ruin to a luxury hotel…  Lough Eske Castle celebrates 15th anniversary 2 months ago

From a magnificent ruin to a luxury hotel… Lough Eske Castle celebrates 15th anniversary

The team at Lough Eske Castle celebrated its 15th anniversary last night with a memorable event which included special guest Packie Bonner. 

With over 100 guests attending including Donegal Mayor …
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Stars align for Creeslough concert 2 months ago

Stars align for Creeslough concert

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A star-studded concert to thank all those involved in the aftermath of the Creeslough tragedy is to be held in Co Donegal in the New Year.

The concert, ‘Together for …
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Huge sadness at passing of beloved Donegal woman in Boston 2 months ago

Huge sadness at passing of beloved Donegal woman in Boston

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There is huge sadness both in Donegal and in Boston following the passing of a much-loved mum, wife and friend, Vivienne Lynch McDaid.

The popular Buncrana woman had travelled to …
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Ukrainian people say ‘thank you’ through art 2 months ago

Ukrainian people say ‘thank you’ through art

A unique set of artworks is going on display in a free exhibition opening in Letterkenny this weekend.

The special collection of works by Ukrainian artists, both amateur and professional, comes …
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Donegal women receive President’s  Distinguished Service awards 2 months ago

Donegal women receive President’s Distinguished Service awards

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Two Mountcharles women have been honoured by President Michael D. Higgins at the Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin.

Mary Ellen McGroarty, the Director of the United Nations …
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‘Ask for Angela’ campaign seeks to make dating safer in Donegal 2 months ago

‘Ask for Angela’ campaign seeks to make dating safer in Donegal

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If you’re in an uncomfortable situation on a night out, there’s now a code word you can use to get help.

Just ‘Ask for Angela’.

Gardaí in Donegal launched a …
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Freedom of the City a fitting tribute to Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee 2 months ago

Freedom of the City a fitting tribute to Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee

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There were proud moments for Lisa McGee yesterday as she became the first woman to be conferred with the Freedom of the City of Derry.

The world-renowned playwright, screenwriter and …
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Twin Towns artists craft special event for original presents 2 months ago

Twin Towns artists craft special event for original presents

Five well-known artists from the Twin Towns are exhibiting their paintings prints and wearable art in a unique style just a week before Christmas.

Following on from their great success …
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Bríd takes walking fundraiser in her stride to raise €17,000! 2 months ago

Bríd takes walking fundraiser in her stride to raise €17,000!

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A well-known West Donegal woman’s fundraising journey has raised an amazing €17,000 for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.

Bríd Sweeney from Loch an lúir has been walking every day in …
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In Pictures: Courageous Kathleen braves the shave to raise €12,000 2 months ago

In Pictures: Courageous Kathleen braves the shave to raise €12,000

Derrybeg woman Kathleen Griffin is the pride of her community after a charity head shave this afternoon.

Mum-of-three Kathleen is currently undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer and, as her chemotherapy …
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Events: Hundreds turn out in style for North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball 2 months ago

Events: Hundreds turn out in style for North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball

The Annual Northwest Breast Cancer Charity Ball made a welcome return to the Silver Tassie in Letterkenny last night.

Hundreds turned out in style for the glamourous event to help raise …
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Donegal Women in Business Network Christmas lunch returns! 2 months ago

Donegal Women in Business Network Christmas lunch returns!

The Donegal Women in Business Network’s Christmas Lunch is back after two years.

The celebratory event is often a highlight of the network’s calendar. It’s a special chance for members …
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Huge sadness at passing of brave ‘little angel’ Caitlin Strain (9) 2 months ago

Huge sadness at passing of brave ‘little angel’ Caitlin Strain (9)

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Brave and beautiful Burnfoot girl Caitlin Strain has passed away, aged nine.

The much-loved schoolgirl had been undergoing treatment for a brain tumour for a number of years and was …
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Events: Winter wellness at Lough Eske Castle 2 months ago

Events: Winter wellness at Lough Eske Castle

Christmas is just around the corner, and the Cara Organic Beauty Spa team at Lough Eske Castle have luxury gifting all wrapped up.

An evening of ESPA wellness was held …
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Toy Show surprise is just the ticket for Cathy and Aurora! 2 months ago

Toy Show surprise is just the ticket for Cathy and Aurora!

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It was a case of better ‘Late Late’ than never for an east Donegal mum and her daughter!

For the past ten years, Aurora McAlynn (nee McCormick) from Crossroads, Killygordon …
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Public invited to celebrate the life of Vicky Phelan in her hometown and online 2 months ago

Public invited to celebrate the life of Vicky Phelan in her hometown and online

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CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan’s family have invited the public to join them in a celebration of her life.

The events takes place in her native Mooncoin, in Co Kilkenny, on …
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Events: Magical moments as McElhinneys unveil stunning SEAsonal Christmas window 2 months ago

Events: Magical moments as McElhinneys unveil stunning SEAsonal Christmas window

McElhinneys of Ballybofey unveiled its highly anticipated Christmas window at a spectacular event last weekend.

Main street Ballybofey was packed with people young and old celebrating the start of the …
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Little ones go wild for Christmas experience at Wild Ireland – tickets out now 2 months ago

Little ones go wild for Christmas experience at Wild Ireland – tickets out now

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The ultimate ‘Wild Arctic’ Christmas experience returns to Donegal’s Wild Ireland this winter.

An animal lovers’ Lapland awaits as Santa returns with his Arctic friends for an incredible …
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Private funeral held for beloved Vicky Phelan 2 months ago

Private funeral held for beloved Vicky Phelan

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Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has been laid to rest following a private family funeral.

The funeral took place yesterday in accordance with her wishes.

Ms Phelan passed away on …
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#BuyDonegal celebrating designers and makers 2 months ago

#BuyDonegal celebrating designers and makers

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Designers and Makers and giveaways are the focus for Week 1 of the #BuyDonegal shop local campaign.

This week marks Design Week Ireland 2022 which is run by the Design …
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A warrior, a mother and an inspiration: Vicky Phelan dies aged 48 3 months ago

A warrior, a mother and an inspiration: Vicky Phelan dies aged 48

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Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan, who unearthed the CervicalCheck scandal, has died.

Ms Phelan passed away in the early hours of this morning at Milford Hospice in Limerick.

The trailblazing …
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Margaret’s amazing milestone for Christmas draw 3 months ago

Margaret’s amazing milestone for Christmas draw

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A well-known local Letterkenny woman is making plans to hold her 20th annual Christmas fundraising draw and has no plans to stop there.

Every Christmas for the past two decades …
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Donegal mum’s warning after charger sparks fire in son’s bedroom 3 months ago

Donegal mum’s warning after charger sparks fire in son’s bedroom

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A Donegal woman has warned people to keep phone chargers off when not in use after her own family’s lucky escape.

Letterkenny mum Nicola McCauley’s son Donnacha was left with …
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Amazing Athena is Ireland’s Carer of the Year 3 months ago

Amazing Athena is Ireland’s Carer of the Year

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An inspirational young Donegal woman has been declared national ‘Carer of the Year.’

Family Carers Ireland, the national charity supporting Ireland’s family carers, confirmed the 2022 Netwatch Donegal Family Carer …
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Escape into art at Veronica Maguire’s new exhibition 3 months ago

Escape into art at Veronica Maguire’s new exhibition

Ballybofey-based artist Veronica Maguire is inviting us all to escape into art in her new exhibition opening this week.

Veronica will launch her newest exhibition  ‘Escape Into Art’ at the …
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Events: Amazing young people celebrate inclusion in McElhinneys book 3 months ago

Events: Amazing young people celebrate inclusion in McElhinneys book

There were smiles galore and lots of proud moments at a very special celebration for the Donegal Down Syndrome community on Sunday.

McElhinneys have officially launched their ‘See Me’ portrait …
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‘Cancer patients are praying for their lives, we deserve better in Donegal’ 3 months ago

‘Cancer patients are praying for their lives, we deserve better in Donegal’

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A Donegal cancer patient has decided to ‘stand up and scream’ for more services at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Roseena Doherty (Toner) from Clonmany is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with …
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Fifty Secret Santas sought for children in Donegal this Christmas 3 months ago

Fifty Secret Santas sought for children in Donegal this Christmas

Donegal Christmas Toy Appeal is looking for 50 people to become Secret Santas to 50 children in Donegal this Christmas. 

Lifestart Services, a non profit based in Newtowncunningham, have identified …
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Events: Inspiration all around at NW Simon Community health and wellbeing afternoon 3 months ago

Events: Inspiration all around at NW Simon Community health and wellbeing afternoon

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Collette Ferguson, Development Officer would like to express her gratitude to all who supported the North West Simon Community Health, Well-being & Gratitude Event held on Sunday, 23rd October at …
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Work Remotely, Stay Connected with the Donegal Women in Business Network 3 months ago

Work Remotely, Stay Connected with the Donegal Women in Business Network

Donegal Women in Business Network, in partnership with Údarás na Gaeltachta, will host their ‘Work Remotely – Stay Connected’ event at Gteic Gaoth Dobhair at 11:30am – 1:30pm on Wednesday, …
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‘Traveller women’s voices must be heard at decision-making tables’ 4 months ago

‘Traveller women’s voices must be heard at decision-making tables’

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Donegal Travellers Project health worker, Margaret Joyce has called on women’s organisations to include Traveller women at all levels.

Speaking at the National Women’s Council Rural Women’s conference ‘Claiming our …
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Plan set to tackle low numbers of women in local politics in Donegal 4 months ago

Plan set to tackle low numbers of women in local politics in Donegal

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With only four women currently elected to Donegal County Council out of 37 councillors, Women for Election aims to attract more women to enter local politics for the 2024 elections.


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Family giving back to Crumlin Hospital after baby girl’s life saving procedure 4 months ago

Family giving back to Crumlin Hospital after baby girl’s life saving procedure

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A tractor run to raise funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital has been organised by an Inishowen family who want to give something back.

The family of little Cíara Mc Kenna …
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Letterkenny University Hospital to light up for baby loss awareness 4 months ago

Letterkenny University Hospital to light up for baby loss awareness

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As the nights grow darker, bright lights will shine from Letterkenny University Hospital this Saturday for Baby Loss Awareness.

The hospital is set to join a global ‘wave of light’ …
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Geraldine Mullan lifts national ‘Local Hero’ award 4 months ago

Geraldine Mullan lifts national ‘Local Hero’ award

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Inspirational Geraldine Mullan has won the Local Hero category at the inaugural Goss.ie Women of the Year awards.

She was announced as the popular winner on Sunday night by broadcaster …
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