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What’s On: Culture Night 2021 in Donegal 3 days ago

What’s On: Culture Night 2021 in Donegal

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Donegal County Council Culture Division will present its 13th annual programme of events for Culture Night this Friday, 17th September.

This exceptional night of cultural festivities takes place once per year as part …
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Amazing Amy’s lockdown challenge raises over €4,000 1 week ago

Amazing Amy’s lockdown challenge raises over €4,000

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A young Donegal woman raised an amazing €4,000 for her local respite centre during lockdown.

Amy Alexander (aged 19) took it upon herself to do a ‘Tour De Cross’ last …
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Young women do Donegal proud in Miss Ireland final 2 weeks ago

Young women do Donegal proud in Miss Ireland final

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Three ambitious young women proudly flew the flag for Donegal in the Miss Ireland final last weekend.

Layla Doherty from Ballyliffin, Kirsty O’Donnell from Letterkenny and Nicole Harron from Donegal …
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Rosie’s exciting plans to mark diabetes milestone 3 weeks ago

Rosie’s exciting plans to mark diabetes milestone

A Letterkenny woman is on a mission to fundraise for a cure for diabetes – 40 years after being diagnosed with the disease.

Rosie Connolly, who is originally from Ramelton, …
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BreastCheck returns to Donegal Town today 3 weeks ago

BreastCheck returns to Donegal Town today

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It has been confirmed that a second BreastCheck Unit will start temporary screening in Donegal town from today.

The unit will be based at the Donegal County Council Offices for …
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Eight poor fitness habits you can fix now 3 weeks ago

Eight poor fitness habits you can fix now

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It is very easy to be in a bit of a rut right now with the current situation, but with September coming and everyone heading back into a more structured …
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Miss Donegal’s coffee morning raises a sweet €1,000 for Little Angels 4 weeks ago

Miss Donegal’s coffee morning raises a sweet €1,000 for Little Angels

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Miss Donegal Kirsty O’Donnell has raised €1,000 for Little Angels Special School following a successful coffee morning.

The Letterkenny student is a finalist in the Miss Ireland competition this year.


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Let’s tell the world why we #LoveDonegal 1 month ago

Let’s tell the world why we #LoveDonegal

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This Wednesday the 18th of August is officially #LoveDonegal Day 2021, a day where all the elements which make Donegal such a meaningful, inspiring, unique and authentic place are showcased proudly across the globe.


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Donegal woman dedicated to helping people in Afghanistan 1 month ago

Donegal woman dedicated to helping people in Afghanistan

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A Donegal humanitarian worker is among the 23 Irish citizens in Afghanistan during the Taliban takeover. 

Mary Ellen McGroarty from Mountcharles is the Director of the United Nations World Food …
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Donegal man dedicates proudest moment to his late wife 1 month ago

Donegal man dedicates proudest moment to his late wife

A young Donegal man is enjoying his ‘proudest moment yet’ as his business takes a major leap forward in the fashion world.

Luke Skinnader from Ramelton co-founded the chemo headwear …
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Community rushes to support Donegal mum’s cancer treatment 1 month ago

Community rushes to support Donegal mum’s cancer treatment

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A Donegal woman’s medical fundraiser has received overwhelming support this weekend.

More than $116,237 (just under €100,000) has been raised to help Vivienne Lynch McDaid from Buncrana access cancer treatment …
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Nutrition myths to watch out for 2 months ago

Nutrition myths to watch out for

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This is the 1st part of a 2-part article for you all.

This one will focus on popular nutrition myths and next weeks will focus on Popular Training Myths.

I’m …
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Miss Donegal hosting sweet fundraiser for Little Angels 2 months ago

Miss Donegal hosting sweet fundraiser for Little Angels

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Miss Donegal Kirsty O’Donnell is hosting an ice cream day in aid of Little Angels Special School on Tuesday July 13th.

This ‘cool’ family fun event takes place at the …
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What’s On: Earagail Arts Festival back with hybrid blend of exciting events 3 months ago

What’s On: Earagail Arts Festival back with hybrid blend of exciting events

If you’re craving true entertainment again, Earagail Arts Festival is thankfully back with a programme to delight all arts and culture fans.

Starting on 4th July, the festival is taking …
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Walkers invited to conquer Donegal Camino with Peggy, Noel & Deirdre 3 months ago

Walkers invited to conquer Donegal Camino with Peggy, Noel & Deirdre

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A trio of Donegal ambassadors has launched an eight day charity trek for friends and new friends alike.

This September, Peggy Stringer, Noel Cunningham and Deirdre Mc Glone will be …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Mica 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Mica

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“What is this MICA you keep tweeting about? Haven’t heard of this.” – a message from a Twitter/blogger pal in Dublin last week…

And so I realised that an issue …
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Friends fundraise in memory of beloved Bronwyn 3 months ago

Friends fundraise in memory of beloved Bronwyn

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A special fundraiser is underway in honour of a young Letterkenny woman, Bronwyn Coyle.

Bronwyn (known to her friends as B) passed away in 2016 following three years of illness …
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Share your pandemic experience with the Donegal Women’s Network 3 months ago

Share your pandemic experience with the Donegal Women’s Network

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In June 2020, Donegal Women’s Network conducted a Covid-19 impact survey with 832 women living across Donegal taking part.  These survey results provided a snapshot into the lived experiences of …
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Social Anxiety as lockdown ends? You’re not alone 4 months ago

Social Anxiety as lockdown ends? You’re not alone

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Social anxiety isn’t just being nervous or uncomfortable around other people, it can be a debilitating mental and physical struggle.

People who live with social anxiety have an intense and …
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Máire Bhreathnach returns with new series of ‘An Focal Scoir’ on BBC NI 4 months ago

Máire Bhreathnach returns with new series of ‘An Focal Scoir’ on BBC NI

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Donegal woman and Gortahork native Máire Bhrathnach is back on our screens with An Focal Scoir, the studio based discussion series, on BBC Two Northern Ireland.

The new four-part …
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Meet the mammy who’s taking over TikTok! 5 months ago

Meet the mammy who’s taking over TikTok!

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Glenties woman Michelle Boylan never expected to become a TikTok star.

When she uploaded her first video, her only goal was to make a few people laugh.

Now, 10 months …
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Miss Donegal finalist hosts glamorous charity giveaway 5 months ago

Miss Donegal finalist hosts glamorous charity giveaway

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Miss Donegal hopeful Natalie Slater is hosting a glamorous giveaway for Variety Ireland.

Natalie, from Milford, is giving away a beauty hamper packed with gifts to enjoy on a first night …
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Charity call for baby clothing for asylum seekers in Donegal 5 months ago

Charity call for baby clothing for asylum seekers in Donegal

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A clothing drive has been launched to support families in Direct Provision in Donegal.

The Danú Project is calling on the local community to donate baby and toddler clothing (ages …
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Donegal Women’s Network to host workshop on gender equality 5 months ago

Donegal Women’s Network to host workshop on gender equality

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Donegal Women’s Network is delighted to be partnering with Akidwa to offer  the “Women together for a Better World” programme.

This is a four week programme starting on Thursday 13th May 10.30am-1.30pm, which …
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New branding to showcase the best of Donegal 5 months ago

New branding to showcase the best of Donegal

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An exciting new place brand for Donegal will be officially launched on Friday to promote Donegal as a great place to live, work, invest, explore and study. 

The rebranding aims to …
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Senator Flynn shares baby news in call for easing of maternity restrictions 5 months ago

Senator Flynn shares baby news in call for easing of maternity restrictions

Senator Eileen Flynn has announced that she is pregnant and due her second baby in September.

The Donegal-based Senator made the announcement in the Seanad on Friday during a speech …
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Schoolgirl Clíodhna’s delicious dessert is a winner 5 months ago

Schoolgirl Clíodhna’s delicious dessert is a winner

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Eleven-year old Clíodhna Mulkearns, a 5th Class pupil at Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin in Letterkenny, is enjoying the ‘sweet’ taste of success having been chosen a top winner in Fyffes’ search to …
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Success for Sarah in 160KM Hawaii challenge 5 months ago

Success for Sarah in 160KM Hawaii challenge

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Congratulations to St. Bernadette’s Special School Student Sarah McGurk from Convoy, who has just completed the Excel Sports 160km Hawaii Challenge.

Sarah finished the final 1k of her challenge with her …
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Gardaí to ‘go purple’ for domestic violence awareness 5 months ago

Gardaí to ‘go purple’ for domestic violence awareness

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Gardaí across Donegal are taking part ‘Go Purple Day’ this Friday to promote and support Domestic Violence Support Services across Donegal.

This dedicated day was initiated by members of …
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Huge support for Donegal mum injured in horror crash 5 months ago

Huge support for Donegal mum injured in horror crash

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Almost €6,000 has been raised in support of a young local mother who lost her arm in a car crash last weekend.

Evette Woods survived a serious single-vehicle crash on …
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Domestic abuse awareness session to highlight victim supports in Donegal 5 months ago

Domestic abuse awareness session to highlight victim supports in Donegal

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The Donegal Domestic Violence Service and the Donegal Volunteer Centre are teaming up to inform community workers / general public on how to support victims of domestic abuse post-lockdown.

To …
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Mums and tots around the world connect to Inishowen events 5 months ago

Mums and tots around the world connect to Inishowen events

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Online Inishowen events for mums and babies are so popular, they’re attracting emigrants from as far away as Texas and Toronto. That’s according to the manager of Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh, …
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New counselling service to launch in memory of Gemma Boyle 5 months ago

New counselling service to launch in memory of Gemma Boyle

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A NEW community counselling and play therapy service will be launched for Burtonport this Friday in honour of much-loved local woman Gemma Boyle.

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Valentine’s 5k raises €1,800 for Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital 6 months ago

Valentine’s 5k raises €1,800 for Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital

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The Rushe to Raise Valentine’s Day 5k challenge has raised a fantastic €1,800 for the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital.

Emmet and Maria Rushe from Rushe Fitness in Letterkenny decided …
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Megan’s march in March raises amazing €5,720 for Cancer Care West 6 months ago

Megan’s march in March raises amazing €5,720 for Cancer Care West

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Donegal woman Megan Rose proudly presented €5,720 to Cancer Care West today following a successful walking fundraiser.

Megan conquered a massive 300km by walking in her local area throughout the …
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Layla’s hope for Hughie’s Corner counselling service 6 months ago

Layla’s hope for Hughie’s Corner counselling service

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A young Inishowen woman has set up a Go Fund Me appeal to help a children’s therapy service in her area.

Layla Doherty was so taken by the work of …
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Delight as Kacey gets date for vital spine surgery 6 months ago

Delight as Kacey gets date for vital spine surgery

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A Donegal teenager who needs life-changing spine surgery has been told she can go under the knife next week.

Kacey Blackburn from Raphoe needs corrective surgery after being diagnosed with …
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Remarkable Donegal nurse awarded MBE 6 months ago

Remarkable Donegal nurse awarded MBE

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A recently retired Donegal nurse has been awarded an MBE for her services to cardiology nursing.

Originally from Ballyshannon, but now living in Enniskillen, Sr Marian Doogan has worked as …
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Fund seeks to help Donegal girl live pain-free 6 months ago

Fund seeks to help Donegal girl live pain-free

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A fundraiser is underway to secure a life-changing surgery for Raphoe teenager Kacey Blackburn.

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Daffodil Day goes digital in Donegal 6 months ago

Daffodil Day goes digital in Donegal

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Daffodil Day takes place this Friday, and while local volunteers can’t take to the streets to sell beautiful flowers, you can still support cancer patients and their families from home.


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Fund launched to support lovely little Caitlin’s cancer treatment 6 months ago

Fund launched to support lovely little Caitlin’s cancer treatment

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A fundraising drive has been launched in aid of an eight-year-old Donegal girl, who has to travel for Germany for vital treatment.

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Appeal after woman attacked in Letterkenny 6 months ago

Appeal after woman attacked in Letterkenny

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An investigation is underway after a woman was set upon in an unprovoked daytime attack in Letterkenny.

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Fitness: Why motivation isn’t enough 6 months ago

Fitness: Why motivation isn’t enough

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One of the main things I’m hearing from people when it comes to exercise right now is “I just can’t get motivated to do anything”. 

With everything that is going …
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Award-winning community leader celebrates connections to Donegal 6 months ago

Award-winning community leader celebrates connections to Donegal

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Buncrana-native Breege McDaid is representing Donegal in the current ‘Irish in Britain’ series of videos.

The London-based ‘Irish in Britain’ charity and network has launched a new digital series called …
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Watch: Best friends complete marathon walk for Irish Cancer Society 6 months ago

Watch: Best friends complete marathon walk for Irish Cancer Society

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TWO west Donegal teenagers completed a marathon walk last week in aid of charity.

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‘We’re still struggling to address gender gap’ – Maria Walsh 6 months ago

‘We’re still struggling to address gender gap’ – Maria Walsh

MEP Maria Walsh has called on EU Member States and the EU Commission to support entrepreneurship among women as the gender employment gap stands at 11.4%.

A new European report …
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Megan makes great strides for Cancer Care West 6 months ago

Megan makes great strides for Cancer Care West

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Inspirational Inver woman Megan Rose is on track to raise thousands of euro for Cancer Care West this March.

Megan has set out to walk a total of 300km in …
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Life and legacy of Kay McNulty honoured in portrait series 7 months 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. 7 months 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 7 months 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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