Image
Pink Corner

News


First ever virtual Breast Cancer Ball raises €11,000 5 hours ago

First ever virtual Breast Cancer Ball raises €11,000

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

Thorougly Modern Mammy: Drive for yourself 2 days ago

Thorougly Modern Mammy: Drive for yourself

By  •  News

“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 …
Read More

Young Donegal woman adds voice to pageant project 4 days ago

Young Donegal woman adds voice to pageant project

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

Plea from ambulance worker prompts Letterkenny office to shine a light on frontline staff 5 days ago

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

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

Local bishops apologise to women let down by Mother and Baby Homes 5 days ago

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

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

Donegal author’s murderous new book puts women in charge 6 days ago

Donegal author’s murderous new book puts women in charge

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

Mother and Baby Homes report details women and children’s experiences in Donegal institutions 7 days ago

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

By  •  News

‘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 …
Read More

Covid-19 puts Belarus orphanage appeal on pause 2 weeks ago

Covid-19 puts Belarus orphanage appeal on pause

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

‘Higher risk’ women prioritised as BreastCheck backlog builds 2 weeks ago

‘Higher risk’ women prioritised as BreastCheck backlog builds

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

New Year’s plunge inspired by memory of popular Donegal woman 3 weeks ago

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

By  •  Events

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.

Read More
Talented sisters awarded as heroes of their Parish 4 weeks ago

Talented sisters awarded as heroes of their Parish

By  •  News

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’ …
Read More

Special fundraiser to remember beloved nurse Mary Ellen 4 weeks ago

Special fundraiser to remember beloved nurse Mary Ellen

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

Sadness following passing of caring and courageous nun 4 weeks ago

Sadness following passing of caring and courageous nun

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

Calls to Women’s Aid up by 41% since the start of pandemic 4 weeks ago

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

By  •  News

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% …
Read More

A happy Christmas ahead for baby Livie and family 1 month ago

A happy Christmas ahead for baby Livie and family

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

Buncrana beauty entrepreneur partners with Pippa on new makeup brand 1 month ago

Buncrana beauty entrepreneur partners with Pippa on new makeup brand

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

Ciara’s on the road to success in Australia 1 month ago

Ciara’s on the road to success in Australia

By  •  News

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 …
Read More

Donegal mum celebrates son’s life-saving transplant by going the extra mile 1 month ago

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

By  •  News

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

Read More
Inspirational exercisers take on one-of-a-kind challenge to step into Christmas 1 month ago

Inspirational exercisers take on one-of-a-kind challenge to step into Christmas

By  •  News

The No Barriers Foundation in Donegal is stepping into Christmas with a Walkathon fundraiser.

The Letterkenny-based non-profit organisation breaks down barriers to rehabilitation and exercise for people with disabilities in …
Read More

Mother of missing Cian not giving up hope on return to England 1 month ago

Mother of missing Cian not giving up hope on return to England

By  •  News

The mother of missing man Cian Langelaan has moved back home to England in the week of her son’s 28th birthday.

Anthea Langelaan has vowed not to give up hope …
Read More

Letterkenny women deliver festive feeling to hospital and homes 1 month ago

Letterkenny women deliver festive feeling to hospital and homes

By  •  News

A team of creative and caring women have delivered some goodwill to Letterkenny University Hospital and local health facilities in the form of beautiful Christmas wreaths.

Today, the traditional day …
Read More

Student nurses going the extra mile for charity 1 month ago

Student nurses going the extra mile for charity

By  •  News

Student nurses from Donegal are among an inspirational class hosting a ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ for people facing homelessness this Christmas.

Meabh Keys and Hannah O’Donnell from Letterkenny are in their …
Read More

Thoroughly Modern Mammy:  Christmas Pressure 1 month ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Christmas Pressure

By  •  News

I LOVE it! I love everything about it.

I love the sparkle, the sounds, the smells, the smiles.

I love the kindness. I love how it brings out the best …
Read More

Donegal woman wins National Volunteer Award 2 months ago

Donegal woman wins National Volunteer Award

By  •  News

The seeds of success were sown when Ballyshannon local Maureen Keenaghan started a community garden in her town – and that has now bloomed into a national accolade!

Maureen Keenaghan …
Read More

Donegal urged to ‘Step Up’ and support caring frontline workers 2 months ago

Donegal urged to ‘Step Up’ and support caring frontline workers

By  •  News

Home Instead Senior Care has launched a new #StepUpForDonegal campaign as it celebrates the awarding of the Ulster CAREGiver of the Year title to one of their inspirational staff. 

Liz …
Read More

Tills ring out as happy retailers reopen again 2 months ago

Tills ring out as happy retailers reopen again

By  •  News

SOMETHING hung crisply in Letterkenny’s first December dew.

Read More
National award for heroic young woman who saved family at sea 2 months ago

National award for heroic young woman who saved family at sea

By  •  News

A DONEGAL woman who rescued a father and three daughters from the water at Portsalon has been honoured for her bravery.

Read More
Sadness as Donegal’s oldest person, Kitty Bryne, dies aged 107 2 months ago

Sadness as Donegal’s oldest person, Kitty Bryne, dies aged 107

By  •  News

There is widespread sadness across Donegal following the passing of the county’s oldest person, Kitty Byrne.

Mrs Byrne, who was from Cashel in Kilcar, was in her 107th year.

She …
Read More

Meghan Markle opens up on ‘pain and grief’ of miscarriage 2 months ago

Meghan Markle opens up on ‘pain and grief’ of miscarriage

By  •  News

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has revealed she had a miscarriage in July.

In personal article for the New York Times, Meghan opened up about the loss that she …
Read More

Having a ball… at home! 2 months ago

Having a ball… at home!

By  •  Events

The virtual event is scheduled to go live on Facebook at 7.30pm on this Friday, 27th November and you can find information and/or make a donation at https://www.ifundraise.ie/NWBreastCancerCharityBall.  

Máire Lynam, …
Read More

Could it be burnout? 2 months ago

Could it be burnout?

By  •  News

If you are feeling constantly stressed you might also be feeling helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted and on the road to burnout.

What is burnout? Burnout is a state of …
Read More

Donegal woman scoops €40,000 Telly Bingo prize… after missing the all-important show! 2 months ago

Donegal woman scoops €40,000 Telly Bingo prize… after missing the all-important show!

By  •  News

A Donegal woman who won €40,014 on the National Lottery Telly Bingo TV game show last October has revealed she rushed home following a dentist appointment after she learned that …
Read More

Scenic photo to snap up vital funds for breast cancer research 2 months ago

Scenic photo to snap up vital funds for breast cancer research

A stunning photo of Glenveagh National Park is set to be the sole item for auction at this year’s virtual North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball.

The 11th annual North …
Read More

Donegal mother died after ‘catalogue of errors’ at Letterkenny Hospital 2 months ago

Donegal mother died after ‘catalogue of errors’ at Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  News

THE High Court has approved a €325,000 settlement against the HSE in the case of a 54-year-old Donegal woman who died after a ‘catalogue of errors’ in her care.

Read More
Letterkenny Lions Club Christmas appeal moves online 2 months ago

Letterkenny Lions Club Christmas appeal moves online

By  •  News

Supermarket collections have been swapped for digital donations as the Letterkenny Lions Club launches an online Christmas appeal to local charities over the festive period.

Normally, Letterkenny Lions Club hosts …
Read More

Daniel and Majella to launch new Community Directory for Donegal 3 months ago

Daniel and Majella to launch new Community Directory for Donegal

By  •  News

Celebrity couple Daniel and Majella O’Donnell are set to lend a helping hand in launching a new directory for community Services in North West Donegal – the first of its …
Read More

North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball goes virtual 3 months ago

North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball goes virtual

By  •  News

The 2020 North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball event has been cancelled, but rest assured the charity spirit will continue in a virtual form.

The annual event has long been …
Read More

No ‘middle aisle’ for a while in Aldi and Lidl stores 3 months ago

No ‘middle aisle’ for a while in Aldi and Lidl stores

By  •  News

SUPERMARKET chains Aldi and Lidl have confirmed that they have paused selling items which are classified as non-essential while the country is at Level 5 of the Covid-19 restrictions.

Read More
Gardaí renew support for domestic abuse victims as calls rise by 18% 3 months ago

Gardaí renew support for domestic abuse victims as calls rise by 18%

By  •  News

Victims of domestic abuse are being reminded that help is available during Level Five restrictions as Gardaí announce a new phase of their dedicated support operation.

A third phase of …
Read More

Search on for Donegal EuroMillions winner before time runs out 3 months ago

Search on for Donegal EuroMillions winner before time runs out

By  •  News

The National Lottery has called on players in one particular area of Donegal to check their EuroMillions tickets as a prize from Friday 28th August remains unclaimed.

And hurry, because …
Read More

Renewed fears for domestic violence victims during second lockdown 3 months ago

Renewed fears for domestic violence victims during second lockdown

By  •  News

Women’s Aid is preparing for a further surge in contacts from women being abused by their partners after Level Five restrictions came into force this week.

The charity is calling …
Read More

‘All I want to know is that he is safe’ – Emotional appeal for missing Cian 3 months ago

‘All I want to know is that he is safe’ – Emotional appeal for missing Cian

By  •  News

THE mother of missing Cian Langelaan has issued a fresh emotional appeal for information about her son.

Read More
Good news as brave baby Livie’s treatment goes well 3 months ago

Good news as brave baby Livie’s treatment goes well

By  •  News

The family of Little Livie Mulhern have shared their relief and gratitude after her specialist treatment went smoothly this week. 

One-year-old Olivia (Livie) underwent Zolgensma treatment in Dublin on Wednesday, …
Read More

Donegal schoolgirl receives inspirational letter from Tánaiste 3 months ago

Donegal schoolgirl receives inspirational letter from Tánaiste

By  •  News

We need all our heroes to keep on doing what they can and I know that I can depend on you.

A LITTLE Donegal schoolgirl wrote a personal letter to the government asking to be allowed sit beside her best friend in school again – and got a written response from Leo Varadkar.

Read More
Donegal woman loses her life in sea tragedy 3 months ago

Donegal woman loses her life in sea tragedy

By  •  News

Tributes have been paid to Mary Feeney, a popular Donegal artist who died in a sea swimming accident on the Bangor Coast in Northern Ireland.

Mary Feeney, who was originally …
Read More

Let your vibe attract your tribe 3 months ago

Let your vibe attract your tribe

By  •  News

I’ve always loved the saying: “Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe.”

The only way to meet “your people” is to be yourself. If you are pretending to be someone that you’re …
Read More

Donegal mourns passing of beloved cancer fighter Amelia Skinnader 3 months ago

Donegal mourns passing of beloved cancer fighter Amelia Skinnader

By  •  News

Tributes are flowing in for Amelia Skinnader – a young woman with close Donegal links whose cancer journey touched the hearts of many.

Mrs Skinnader, aged 31, is the beloved …
Read More

It’s time to give your mental health a break 3 months ago

It’s time to give your mental health a break

By  •  News

I’m probably the most relaxed I’ve been in a very long time.

After the week we had last week with Level 5 looming and then not arriving, and then more …
Read More

‘I am so proud of the role that nurses and midwives have played during the pandemic’ – New INMO President 3 months ago

‘I am so proud of the role that nurses and midwives have played during the pandemic’ – New INMO President

Arranmore native Karen McGowan has been elected President of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

McGowan, an advanced nurse practitioner in Beaumont Hospital, takes over the role from outgoing INMO …
Read More

Let’s Shop Local: Help us create our Donegal Christmas gift guides! 3 months ago

Let’s Shop Local: Help us create our Donegal Christmas gift guides!

Our local businesses need our support this year more than ever.

Here at DonegalWoman.ie, we want to do our part to put Donegal-made and locally-sold gifts in the spotlight for …
Read More