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Huge sadness at passing of brave ‘little angel’ Caitlin Strain (9) 3 days 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 5 days 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! 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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

By  •  Mammy, News

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 weeks ago

Amazing Athena is Ireland’s Carer of the Year

By  •  Life, News

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 weeks 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 weeks 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’ 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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’ 2 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 2 months ago

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

By  •  Politics

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 2 months ago

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

By  •  Events

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 2 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 2 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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Creeslough Tragedy: Tributes pour in for victims 2 months ago

Creeslough Tragedy: Tributes pour in for victims

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The ten people who died in the Creeslough explosion have been formally named.

They are Catherine O’Donnell, 39, and her 14-year-old son James Monaghan.

Robert Garwe, 50, and his five-year-old …
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Special pregnancy and baby loss remembrance event to take place in Glenswilly 2 months ago

Special pregnancy and baby loss remembrance event to take place in Glenswilly

A ‘Wave of Light’ ceremony will be taking place in Glenswilly to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week 2022.

All are welcome to join the remembrance event on Saturday 15th October …
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Donegal trio completes ‘Big C Swim’ daily challenge for cancer care 2 months ago

Donegal trio completes ‘Big C Swim’ daily challenge for cancer care

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Three inspirational dippers from Donegal are on track to raise almost €3,000 for Cancer Care West following a month of sea swims.

Sisters Evanna Schorderet and Gráinne McGettigan along with …
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Urgent appeal after Donegal woman falls seriously ill on holiday 2 months ago

Urgent appeal after Donegal woman falls seriously ill on holiday

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There has been a huge rush of support for Ballyshannon woman Monica Quinn, who is in critical condition in Greece.

Monica, who has cancer, took ill during a family holiday …
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Inspiring and motivating event to raise support for North West Simon Community 2 months ago

Inspiring and motivating event to raise support for North West Simon Community

The North West Simon Community has announced an enjoyable evening of health, wellbeing and gratitude with inspiring speakers this October.

Taking place on Sunday 23rd October 2022 in the Villa Rose …
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Celebrity guest confirmed for Northwest Breast Cancer Charity Ball 2 months ago

Celebrity guest confirmed for Northwest Breast Cancer Charity Ball

The Annual Northwest Breast Cancer Charity Ball will be making a welcome return to the social scene on Friday 2nd December 2022.

This year’s Celebrity Guest is renowned RTE Television …
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Karen Connell on bringing a kickass character with a Killybegs accent to new Netflix series 2 months ago

Karen Connell on bringing a kickass character with a Killybegs accent to new Netflix series

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Actress Karen Connell has embraced one of her favourite characters yet for a big-budget Netflix series.

The Killybegs native will soon be back on our screens in The Bastard Son …
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Dance the night away for little TJ’s second birthday! 2 months ago

Dance the night away for little TJ’s second birthday!

Get the legwarmers out for a fun 80s disco this October in support of a special baby girl!

TJ Needham McDaid, whose mother Claire is from Drumkeen, will turn two …
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Donegal community in mourning after family’s double loss 2 months ago

Donegal community in mourning after family’s double loss

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The community of Newtowncunningham and across the entire county has been left numbed by the passing of Patrick Devenney and his daughter Margaret (Sullivan).

The joint funerals will take place …
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Hundreds rush to support Donegal mum and musician Ann Ni Mhaonaigh’s fight for life 2 months ago

Hundreds rush to support Donegal mum and musician Ann Ni Mhaonaigh’s fight for life

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A fund to send well-known local musician Ann Ni Mhaonaigh to Mexico for cancer treatment has received an amazing response from the Donegal public.

Ann’s daughter Róise launched the Go …
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Seven Donegal families to benefit from Jack and Jill hill-climbing fundraiser 3 months ago

Seven Donegal families to benefit from Jack and Jill hill-climbing fundraiser

Every day can be an uphill challenge for Jack and Jill families and, this October, the charity is urging people to climb or walk a local hill in solidarity with …
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Time to get behind fundraising quiz for Donegal Rape Crisis Centre 3 months ago

Time to get behind fundraising quiz for Donegal Rape Crisis Centre

Have you got plans on Thursday 22nd September? Why not put your knowledge to the test at a table quiz in Arena 7 Letterkenny in aid of the Donegal Rape …
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Geraldine Mullan shortlisted for Women of the Year awards 3 months ago

Geraldine Mullan shortlisted for Women of the Year awards

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Inspirational Geraldine Mullan has been shortlisted in the Local Hero category at the Goss.ie Women of the Year awards.

The Galway woman, now a proud resident of Moville, was nominated …
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Hygiene bank opens at Boots Letterkenny 3 months ago

Hygiene bank opens at Boots Letterkenny

Boots Ireland has announced a new partnership with The Hygiene Bank Ireland, providing drop off points in ten stores where people can donate hygiene products which are provided to those …
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Let’s get ready for #LoveDonegal Day 3 months ago

Let’s get ready for #LoveDonegal Day

The hugely popular #LoveDonegal campaign will return on Thursday September 8th 2022, building on the success of previous campaigns and public interest.

Last year’s campaign reached over 17 million people across …
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Don’t miss the Glenties Harvest Fair Ladies Night! 3 months ago

Don’t miss the Glenties Harvest Fair Ladies Night!

A glamorous and fun girls’ night is in store for the first ever Glenties Harvest Fair Ladies Night.

Taking place on Friday 9th September in the Highland’s Hotel, this event …
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Donegal designer behind paw-some dog drying coat 3 months ago

Donegal designer behind paw-some dog drying coat

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ATU Donegal Fashion Lecturer Sharon Maxwell has been hailed for her creative input into a genius new coat for drying wet dogs.

The first-of-its-kind product in Ireland and the UK …
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Katie’s Donegal pride shines through at Rose of Tralee Festival 3 months ago

Katie’s Donegal pride shines through at Rose of Tralee Festival

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By Katie Gillen

Donegal Rose Katie McAteer has won new fans in Tralee after sharing her pride for her home town and county on the festival stage.

The young …
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Geraldine’s memorial ‘Field of Hope’  spreads smiles across Donegal 3 months ago

Geraldine’s memorial ‘Field of Hope’ spreads smiles across Donegal

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Thousands attended inspirational Geraldine Mullan’s ‘Field of Hope’ over the weekend.

The two-and-a-half acre field of sunflowers was planted and nurtured by the grieving mum.

She was the sole survivor …
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Mischievous Miriam visits Donegal! 3 months ago

Mischievous Miriam visits Donegal!

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The last place you might think you’d find a Harry Potter star is in a library – at least a library in Donegal!

Well, it’s not because actress Miriam Margolyes …
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Experience the past at unique charity shop exhibition 4 months ago

Experience the past at unique charity shop exhibition

The Irish Wheelchair Association Charity Shop in Letterkenny is launching a special ‘Selling the Past’ exhibition of donated items which have links to Donegal’s history. 

The exhibition opens this Tuesday …
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Donegal man enjoying once-in-a-lifetime experience as Rose Escort 4 months ago

Donegal man enjoying once-in-a-lifetime experience as Rose Escort

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A young Donegal man is working hard in the Kingdom this week in the prestigious role as a Rose Escort.

Cillian Ó Gallachóir from Falcarragh is one of 33 escorts …
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Geraldine Mullan unveils labour of love for beloved husband and children 4 months ago

Geraldine Mullan unveils labour of love for beloved husband and children

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One of Inishowen’s best-kept secrets has been unveiled this week in loving memory of a special family.

As the sun shines on Quigley’s Point, a ‘Field of Hope’ is blooming …
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A new Donegal gem is crafted at Crolly Distillery 4 months ago

A new Donegal gem is crafted at Crolly Distillery

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A new whiskey and a new tourist experience has been carefully crafted with great success at the Croithlí Distillery.

I visited this week for a tour and tasting, and have …
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Katie’s off to the Kingdom in style! 4 months ago

Katie’s off to the Kingdom in style!

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Donegal Rose 2022 Katie McAteer is packing her bags this week for the adventure of a lifetime.

The Rathmullan woman is Tralee-bound to represent her home county in the 61st …
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‘London Mary’ Caitlin crowned the 2022 Mary from Dungloe 4 months ago

‘London Mary’ Caitlin crowned the 2022 Mary from Dungloe

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The winner of this year’s Mary from Dungloe is the ‘London Mary’ Caitlin Finn.

Caitlin was chosen at Sunday’s gala crowning event at Ionad Spóirt na Rosann.

Caitlin, who was …
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Law to ban anti-abortion protesters from health centres 4 months ago

Law to ban anti-abortion protesters from health centres

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The government is moving forward with legislation to ban pro-life abortions outside healthcare premises by the end of the year.

Protesters could face jail or fines for demonstrating outside healthcare …
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