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Moya Brennan ‘thrilled and humbled’ with honorary doctorate 10 hours ago

Moya Brennan ‘thrilled and humbled’ with honorary doctorate

Donegal folk musician Moya Brennan has received an honorary doctorate from Dublin City University.

The Grammy award winning Clannad superstar was conferred the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) …
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Donegal mum shares the unseen side of MS 1 day ago

Donegal mum shares the unseen side of MS

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A young Donegal mum has created some powerful artwork to reveal the unseen symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Marion Mulhern was first diagnosed with MS in 2018. Her last relapse occurred …
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Last call for Miss Donegal 2022 2 days ago

Last call for Miss Donegal 2022

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Diamonds are forever for the Miss Ireland Organisation as this year marks its 75th Jubilee of the competition with plans for the largest and most spectacular show this summer.  

The …
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Special weekend ahead for Relay For Life 10th anniversary walk 3 days ago

Special weekend ahead for Relay For Life 10th anniversary walk

Donegal people are being invited to show their support for those affected by cancer at Relay For Life Donegal as it celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend.  

Marking this …
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Moville’s Niamh McDermott scoops Journalist of the Year student award 4 days ago

Moville’s Niamh McDermott scoops Journalist of the Year student award

Niamh McDermott from Moville has won a Second Year Student Journalist of The Year award at the University of Salford.

Niamh, who is in her second year of broadcast journalism …
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Geraldine Mullan nominated as one of Ireland’s unsung heroes 7 days ago

Geraldine Mullan nominated as one of Ireland’s unsung heroes

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Moville woman Geraldine Mullan has been nominated as a ‘Queen of Kindness’ in the 2022 RSVP Awards.

Geraldine, who lost her husband and two children in the Lough Foyle tragedy, …
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Events: Top chefs reveal some-fin special about Donegal seafood 1 week ago

Events: Top chefs reveal some-fin special about Donegal seafood

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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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Nominations sought for Donegal Volunteer Me4u Awards 1 week ago

Nominations sought for Donegal Volunteer Me4u Awards

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Do you know an outstanding person or group that has made a real difference in the community this past year?

Why not nominate them for the recognition they deserve in …
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Events: Magee Summer Social celebrates all things Donegal 3 weeks ago

Events: Magee Summer Social celebrates all things Donegal

A Summer Social and Shopping Evening took place at Magee of Donegal in Donegal Town yesterday to celebrate the best of Donegal style, food and heritage.

The fashion event was …
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Head shaves and hair-raising skydives to raise funds for special baby girl

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A big-hearted group of friends and family are planning a series of fundraisers for a life-changing surgery for a special baby girl.

T.J. (Tina Joan) Needham was born with severe …
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First-ever Lifford Jailbreak raises over €7,000 for local charities 3 weeks ago

First-ever Lifford Jailbreak raises over €7,000 for local charities

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Thirteen plucky ‘prisoners’ from Donegal raised over €7,000 by spending a night behind bars for good causes.

The first ever overnight jailbreak challenge at Lifford Old Courthouse has been hailed …
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Advertising Feature: Over €57 million to be saved across Donegal by switching mortgage 3 weeks ago

Advertising Feature: Over €57 million to be saved across Donegal by switching mortgage

Advertising Feature: Over 180,000 households nationwide stand to save over €15,000 each by switching their mortgage. New analysis by moneysherpa.ie the Irish personal finance website has broken down how much …
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Donegal writer scoops National Student Media Award 3 weeks ago

Donegal writer scoops National Student Media Award

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Donegal native Mairead Maguire won the Collaborative Journalism of the Year award at the Aviva Stadium last Thursday.

Mairead, who is a student at TCD, took home the first award …
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Women encouraged to wear pink for RunDonegal Women’s 5K 3 weeks ago

Women encouraged to wear pink for RunDonegal Women’s 5K

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Participants in the 2022 RunDonegal Women’s 5K, which takes place on Sunday, May 22nd, at 11am, are being encouraged to wear pink, and to wear T-shirts they have from previous …
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Watch: ‘The Fertility Journey’ shares women’s real experiences in Ireland 3 weeks ago

Watch: ‘The Fertility Journey’ shares women’s real experiences in Ireland

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An important Women’s Health Conference took place in Dublin on Thursday, organised by Senator Lisa Chambers and Fianna Fáil. The panels discussed many important issues to women including pregnancy, IVF, …
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Darkness Into Light walks to take place across Donegal this Saturday 3 weeks ago

Darkness Into Light walks to take place across Donegal this Saturday

Communities across Donegal are getting ready for Saturday May 7th as Pieta’s annual Darkness Into Light fundraising events return.

Darkness Into Light, proudly supported by Electric Ireland, will take place at …
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Limitless Jennifer heads for Mt Everest Base Camp 1 month ago

Limitless Jennifer heads for Mt Everest Base Camp

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Brave Buncrana woman Jennifer Doherty is about to take on one of the most exciting challenges of her life this week as she begins a trek to Mount Everest.

Jennifer, who …
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Maria’s Ultimate Donegal Hamper raffle giving back to important charity 1 month ago

Maria’s Ultimate Donegal Hamper raffle giving back to important charity

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A Donegal woman is running the raffle of all raffles with all prizes sourced from Donegal makers!

Maria McBrien, from Killybegs and now living in Ballybofey, has gathered more than …
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Donegal Rape Crisis Centre issues call for volunteers 2 months ago

Donegal Rape Crisis Centre issues call for volunteers

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The Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre is launching a recruitment drive for volunteers to support clients in the community.

The voluntary organisation provides free support and a counselling …
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We’re going behind bars for a good cause! 2 months ago

We’re going behind bars for a good cause!

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I’m very excited… and VERY nervous to reveal that I will soon be an inmate for a night at the Old Lifford Courthouse.

I’m one of thirteen brave souls …
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Sustainable fashion night to raise funds for Red Cross Ukrainian appeal 2 months ago

Sustainable fashion night to raise funds for Red Cross Ukrainian appeal

Find a ‘new’ look at a fun sustainable fashion night in Dunfanaghy this Thursday!

The showcase takes place on Thursday evening from 7 – 9 in Trinity Hall Dunfanaghy in …
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Events: Inspiring and connecting at IDP EmpowHER Inishowen 2 months ago

Events: Inspiring and connecting at IDP EmpowHER Inishowen

Last Thursday evening, over 200 women from around the Inishowen Peninsula turned out for a fabulous ‘soiree’- EmpowHER Inishowen.  Much like the glorious rays of the Inishowen sunshine that beamed …
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Events: Glitz and glamour at Noel’s big night 2 months ago

Events: Glitz and glamour at Noel’s big night

The effervescent Donegal ambassador Noel Cunningham finally got his long-awaited ball at the weekend, and what a night it was!

Noel was awarded Donegal Person of the Year for 2019, …
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Donegal Women in Business give thanks to the dynamic duo, Trish and Evelyn 2 months ago

Donegal Women in Business give thanks to the dynamic duo, Trish and Evelyn

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The Donegal Women in Business Network has entered a new era this year, saying a fond farewell to leading members and opening their arms to new faces.

The non-profit peer …
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Powerful photography project by women in Donegal goes on exhibition 2 months ago

Powerful photography project by women in Donegal goes on exhibition

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NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network are delighted to be bringing the Donegal femLENS exhibition to Inishowen. As a grassroots women’s organisation the Donegal Women’s Network works to advance gender equality and empower …
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Donegal woman to hike to Everest base camp in memory of late grandmother 2 months ago

Donegal woman to hike to Everest base camp in memory of late grandmother

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A Donegal woman is set to embark on her journey of hiking 5000m to the Everest base camp next week in memory of her grandmother who died of Alzheimer’s.

Glenda …
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Funeral to be held today for ‘beautiful and talented’ young Donegal woman 2 months ago

Funeral to be held today for ‘beautiful and talented’ young Donegal woman

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Newmills will come to a standstill today for the funeral of a much-loved young Donegal woman who passed away peacefully this week.

Róise Quinn from Newmills, beloved daughter of Cathal …
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Events: Mary Crossan retires after many years of community work 2 months ago

Events: Mary Crossan retires after many years of community work

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St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre said a fond farewell to their long-standing project coordinator Mary Crossan on her retirement last week.

Mary became the centre coordinator in 2003 …
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Donegal charity draw giving away a family holiday worth €2,500! 2 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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Events: The Orchard introduces new cocktail bar, Theo’s 2 months ago

Events: The Orchard introduces new cocktail bar, Theo’s

A stylish new cocktail bar and restaurant is opening in Letterkenny just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Theo’s is a modern new cocktail bar and terrace restaurant at the …
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Heartache as young mother and talented hairdresser passes away 3 months ago

Heartache as young mother and talented hairdresser passes away

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Tributes have been paid to an ‘amazing’ young Letterkenny mother who passed away with cancer.

Katarzyna (Kasia) Stupinska died in the care of The Donegal Hospice on Saturday.

A fundraising …
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Events: She Said Club shines a light on self-care at the Shandon 3 months ago

Events: She Said Club shines a light on self-care at the Shandon

What a night we had at the She Said Club at the Shandon Hotel last night! The ‘Nourish to Flourish’ event was a bumper mix of fun, friendship and sharing. …
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‘The possibility for extraordinary lives in every one of us’ 3 months ago

‘The possibility for extraordinary lives in every one of us’

The Local Enterprise Office in Donegal celebrated International Women’s Day in style today with an inspiring event at Castle Grove Country House as part of Local Enterprise Week 2022.

Seventy …
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‘Mammy Banter’ to speak at exciting event for women in Inishowen 3 months ago

‘Mammy Banter’ to speak at exciting event for women in Inishowen

It has been a challenging couple of years of restrictions with very limited opportunity to socialise with our friends and family.  Think about it, when was the last time you …
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Better understanding about gender inequality needed in Donegal, pandemic survey finds 3 months ago

Better understanding about gender inequality needed in Donegal, pandemic survey finds

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Women in Donegal faced additional stresses and pressure during the pandemic due to gender imbalance, according to new data uncovered by the NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network this International Women’s Day. 


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Local art exhibition features women at the frontline of climate change 3 months ago

Local art exhibition features women at the frontline of climate change

Europe Direct Letterkenny are delighted to host a Live Art Exhibition this month with Self Help Africa and Donegal ChangeMakers.

The exhibition runs in Central Library Letterkenny from 21st February …
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Dippers to brave the cold this Women’s Day for Donegal Domestic Violence Services 3 months ago

Dippers to brave the cold this Women’s Day for Donegal Domestic Violence Services

A social group of sea swimmers in South Donegal are taking the plunge this week for a vital local cause.

The ‘Donegal Dips’ group will be doing cold water swims …
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Donegal Women in Business celebrating International Women’s Day with networking showcase 3 months ago

Donegal Women in Business celebrating International Women’s Day with networking showcase

As part of Donegal Enterprise Week, and in celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March, the Donegal Women in Business Network have organised an online event focused on helping …
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Donegal businesswoman turns talents to supporting Ukrainians in need 3 months ago

Donegal businesswoman turns talents to supporting Ukrainians in need

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A Donegal businesswoman is using her skills to show solidarity with Ukraine in a creative way.

Emma Gallagher from Emmazing Melts was so moved by the conflict that she has …
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Donegal women invited to share experiences ahead of Women’s Day 2022 3 months ago

Donegal women invited to share experiences ahead of Women’s Day 2022

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Women’s Day 2022 is just around the corner and Donegal Women’s Network are inviting women to take part in an online national women campaign.  

The network is looking for women …
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Vicky Phelan moved by Donegal poet’s ‘beautiful’ tribute 3 months ago

Vicky Phelan moved by Donegal poet’s ‘beautiful’ tribute

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Vicky Phelan has expressed her thanks to Donegal poet Denise Blake for penning a powerful tribute to her strength.

For Vicky, a poem by Denise Blake, aired on RTE Radio …
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Caitlín to hit the road on her biggest tractor challenge yet 4 months ago

Caitlín to hit the road on her biggest tractor challenge yet

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A young Massey enthusiast from Inishowen is gearing up for her biggest challenge yet – a tractor run from London to Mayo.

Caitlín Mc Gonigle, aged 20, will embark on …
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Charity chocolate bar brings a lot of heart to Valentine’s Day 4 months ago

Charity chocolate bar brings a lot of heart to Valentine’s Day

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A Donegal-based chocolate maker has created a yummy chocolate bar with a sprinkling of goodness this Valentine’s Day.

The ‘Hearty Smarty’ is flying off the shelves as a sweet gift …
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Letterkenny woman appointed new District Court Judge 4 months ago

Letterkenny woman appointed new District Court Judge

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A Letterkenny woman is to be appointed as Donegal’s newest Judge.

Ms Éiteáin Cunningham is to take over from outgoing Judge Raymond Finnegan in District Court 1, Donegal Daily reports.


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New picture book paints a thousand words about a granny’s love 4 months ago

New picture book paints a thousand words about a granny’s love

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A creative Letterkenny-based artist and writer has just published a new children’s picture book inspired by her grandmother.

Granny Makes Me Grumpy, written and illustrated Letterkenny-based by Karolina Olchowska, is …
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Women plan daily how to stay safe, it should not be the norm – Senator Flynn 4 months ago

Women plan daily how to stay safe, it should not be the norm – Senator Flynn

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Donegal Senator Eileen Flynn said Government action is needed now to address the ongoing issue of violence against women.

Senator Flynn said: “Many women plan on a daily basis how …
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Woman with strong Donegal connections signed in as US Ambassador 4 months ago

Woman with strong Donegal connections signed in as US Ambassador

A woman with very strong Donegal family ties has been sworn in as US Ambassador-Designate to Ireland during a formal session in the House chamber this evening.

Massachusetts House Majority …
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Donegal stands in sorrow for Ashling Murphy 4 months ago

Donegal stands in sorrow for Ashling Murphy

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Just last week, the Christmas lights were sparkling on Letterkenny Main Street.

Last night, the little lights that shone in Market Square were an expression of pure sorrow.

Letterkenny was …
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The search is on for Miss Donegal 2022 4 months ago

The search is on for Miss Donegal 2022

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Diamonds are forever for the Miss Ireland Organisation as this year marks its 75th Jubilee of the competition. The search has officially begun for Miss Donegal 2022 to follow in …
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Beloved Ashling to be remembered at Donegal vigils 4 months ago

Beloved Ashling to be remembered at Donegal vigils

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Communities across Donegal are to hold candlelight vigils today in memory of Ashling Murphy.

There has been an outpouring of grief nationwide following the horrific murder of the 23-year-old teacher …
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