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Super sisters brave the shave for Donegal Hospice 4 months ago

Super sisters brave the shave for Donegal Hospice

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Two Donegal sisters have raised more than €7,000 for the Donegal Hospice after shaving their heads in memory of their beloved dad.

Pauline and Mary Boyle decided to do the …
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New mayor of Donegal hopes to inspire greater gender balance in council 4 months ago

New mayor of Donegal hopes to inspire greater gender balance in council

Buncrana Councillor Rena Donaghey has shared her hopes that her election as Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council will set an example to more women with an interest in politics. 

Cllr …
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Donegal hair salon to offer personal packs for customers’ peace of mind 4 months ago

Donegal hair salon to offer personal packs for customers’ peace of mind

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A Donegal hair salon owner is planning to introduce individual salon packs to give clients some peace of mind during Covid-19.

Anne O’Gorman, owner of Hair by Anne O’Gorman in …
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Amazing local women to run 618km from Mizen to Malin 4 months ago

Amazing local women to run 618km from Mizen to Malin

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Two running pals from Ballyshannon are about to put themselves through their paces as they run 618 km in five days from Mizen to Malin Head.

Julie McMullin and Loretta …
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Creative video project raises vital funds for Donegal Women’s Centre 5 months ago

Creative video project raises vital funds for Donegal Women’s Centre

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A unique fundraising project by former Dungloe Mary Rachel Doherty has raised €550 for the Donegal Women’s Centre.

Rachel enlisted the help of local women to create a video that …
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Gráinne Gallanagh launches Colour Dash Family 5k 5 months ago

Gráinne Gallanagh launches Colour Dash Family 5k

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The Dancing With The Stars finalist from Donegal, who returned to work as a nurse, has backed the new venture, which is sponsored by Aldi Ireland.

The new event replaces …
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Cousins clock up 150km to raise funds for Hospice 5 months ago

Cousins clock up 150km to raise funds for Hospice

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Two inspirational cousins from Donegal put their little legs through the paces to raise an amazing €6,050 for Donegal Hospice.

Emma Begley from Milford, aged 11, and Ollie Mc Laughlin …
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Donegal chef Kellyann cooks up a treat for Temple Street Children’s Hospital 5 months ago

Donegal chef Kellyann cooks up a treat for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

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Kellyann Brogan (23), from Castlethird, Carrigans, is a chef at the Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel and Spa.

Her apron had been hung up in March with no certainty or clarity as …
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Let’s ‘Share the Sunshine’ for Donegal Hospice staff 5 months ago

Let’s ‘Share the Sunshine’ for Donegal Hospice staff

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The public has been invited to ‘Share the Sunshine’ and spread joy to support Donegal Hospice this weekend, due to the loss of their major annual fundraiser.

Unfortunately, due to …
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Survey seeks to record experiences of Donegal women during Covid-19 crisis 5 months ago

Survey seeks to record experiences of Donegal women during Covid-19 crisis

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Covid-19 has changed the way we have been living our daily lives in Ireland since March 2020.

NCCWN- Donegal Women’s Network, has developed a survey to gather information on women’s experiences …
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Young Letterkenny woman steps up to 100K challenge in memory of beloved grandparents 5 months ago

Young Letterkenny woman steps up to 100K challenge in memory of beloved grandparents

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A Donegal student is on the road to raising significant funds for Letterkenny Hospital in memory of two grandparents. 

Emily Hanley from Letterkenny, aged 21, sadly lost both her grandmother …
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Double delight as Joanne completes ‘Hike for Heroes’ 5 months ago

Double delight as Joanne completes ‘Hike for Heroes’

Gortahork woman Joanne Cullen set up Hike for Heroes at the start of May in aid of Letterkenny University Hospital and the Donegal Hospice.

 Joanne is pictured above with Geraldine …
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Amy’s adventures come to a triumphant end 5 months ago

Amy’s adventures come to a triumphant end

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An inspirational young Donegal woman has ended her charity challenge on a high with a little help from friends.

Amy Alexander, aged 19, completed her own ‘Tour De Cross’ by cycling …
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Donegal mum hosting online art auction in aid of brave son’s cancer battle 5 months ago

Donegal mum hosting online art auction in aid of brave son’s cancer battle

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A Donegal woman has rallied a creative community of friends together to hold an art auction to raise funds for her son’s health battle.

UK-born artist Veronica Maguire, who lives …
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Terrific teachers and SNAs tackle 4,500km challenge 5 months ago

Terrific teachers and SNAs tackle 4,500km challenge

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Teachers, management and staff at St. Bernadette’s Special School in Letterkenny are taking on a 500km virtual challenge this summer to raise much-needed funds for the school.

The team is …
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‘She is our world’ – Parents appeal for life-saving support for baby girl 5 months ago

‘She is our world’ – Parents appeal for life-saving support for baby girl

The parents of a much-loved baby girl with a rare neuromuscular condition have created a new video to share their heartbreaking story and plead for help.

Donegal Town man Keith …
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Donegal woman runs with ‘crazy idea’ to raise €4520 5 months ago

Donegal woman runs with ‘crazy idea’ to raise €4520

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An inspirational Raphoe woman has raised €4,520 for charity after celebrating her birthday in a remarkable way.

Louise Goudie from Raphoe marked her 28th birthday earlier this month with a …
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Women in business seize opportunities from crisis in successful webinar 5 months ago

Women in business seize opportunities from crisis in successful webinar

The Donegal Women in Business Network adapted to the ‘new normal’ of networking for a successful online event today. 

Collaborating with LYIT DICE Labs, the network brought more than 100 …
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Gartan actress nominated for top AIMS award 5 months ago

Gartan actress nominated for top AIMS award

Anna Gallagher from Gartan is one of three nominees for the best actress award.

Anna is nominated for her starring role as Nancy in the Donegal Youth Musical Theatre’s production …
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Amy (19) hits the road on an awesome fundraising adventure 5 months ago

Amy (19) hits the road on an awesome fundraising adventure

An inspirational young Donegal woman has beaten lockdown boredom by embarking on a ‘wheelie’ great cycling challenge to raise money for her local respite centre.

Amy Alexander, aged 19, is …
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Local women lead the way in Children’s Books Ireland Awards 5 months ago

Local women lead the way in Children’s Books Ireland Awards

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Two Donegal-based women have won prestigious KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2020.

Five women were recognised in this year’s awards, which were announced in an online ceremony on Tuesday.

Kim …
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Donegal Hospice nurse shaving hair for charities during crisis 5 months ago

Donegal Hospice nurse shaving hair for charities during crisis

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The countdown is on for a Donegal Hospice nurse who has challenged herself to a head shave for two charities. 

Mary Coyle from Glenfin, who now lives in Dooish, will …
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Sadness as body found in search for missing woman 5 months ago

Sadness as body found in search for missing woman

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The search for a missing woman in Donegal has been called off following the discovery of a body.

Colleen Magner, aged 43, had been missing from the Derrybeg area since …
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Donegal women line up to share entrepreneurial stories from lockdown 5 months ago

Donegal women line up to share entrepreneurial stories from lockdown

LYIT DICE labs and Donegal Women in Business have teamed up to present an exciting and innovative Webinar: Building Resilience through the Entrepreneurial Mindset on Monday 25th May at 11am.


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Donegal scientist elected as President of Lung Cancer Europe 5 months ago

Donegal scientist elected as President of Lung Cancer Europe

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A Donegal scientist has been elected as President of Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE).

Dr Anne-Marie Baird, is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin.

Dr Baird is …
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Tara takes on new role on Irish Second-Level Students’ Union 5 months ago

Tara takes on new role on Irish Second-Level Students’ Union

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A Donegal student with a passion for student activism has been elected to the National Student Executive of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU). 

Tara Toye, a Transition Year student …
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Musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh striking a chord for Women’s Aid 5 months ago

Musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh striking a chord for Women’s Aid

Acclaimed Donegal fiddler Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh has joined the line-up of an inspirational and empowering series of online concerts in aid of Women’s Aid.

The Meitheal na mBan series, broadcasting …
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Parents plea to give beautiful baby Livie the best chance at life 5 months ago

Parents plea to give beautiful baby Livie the best chance at life

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A Donegal Town man and his family are hoping to raise €2million for life-improving drug for their baby daughter Livie (Olivia).

Keith Mulhern and his fiance Karen Vickers, who is …
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Donegal Rape Crisis Centre awaiting a surge in reports after Covid-19 6 months ago

Donegal Rape Crisis Centre awaiting a surge in reports after Covid-19

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Management at the Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre said they are expecting a flood of reports from victims of sexual violence after the Covid-19 lockdown.

The expected surge …
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Gardaí reassure domestic abuse victims that help is available 6 months ago

Gardaí reassure domestic abuse victims that help is available

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GARDAÍ in Donegal have reassured people who are victims of domestic abuse that they can travel beyond the 5km coronavirus travel restriction to seek help.

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Birthday fundraiser is the icing on the cake for Alison 6 months ago

Birthday fundraiser is the icing on the cake for Alison

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Alison Pasquier’s 50th birthday celebrations weren’t quite what she imagined before the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Instead of a BBQ party last Friday, she celebrated the success of a fundraiser which raised …
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Teresa steps up to extraordinary Everest challenge 6 months ago

Teresa steps up to extraordinary Everest challenge

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Teresa Doherty has brought fundraising to a new level by scaling the height of Everest on her own staircase for Donegal Hospice.

She is currently on day four of the …
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Sadness at passing of Kathleen Kelly, one of Ireland’s first female garda recruits 6 months ago

Sadness at passing of Kathleen Kelly, one of Ireland’s first female garda recruits

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A DONEGAL woman who was one of the first female members of An Garda Síochána 61 years ago has sadly passed away.

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‘Something for everyone’ with home volunteering 6 months ago

‘Something for everyone’ with home volunteering

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Donegal Volunteer Centre and Volunteer Ireland have launched a #volunteerfromhome campaign to inspire people to help out in their community while staying safely apart.

There are many ways that people …
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Self-help pack created for survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Donegal 6 months ago

Self-help pack created for survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Donegal

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Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre (DSARCC) have devised an online self-help resource pack to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse in the north west during Covid-19.

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‘It’s great being the scrubs fairy’ 6 months ago

‘It’s great being the scrubs fairy’

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Edel MacBride should have been making her daughter’s dream wedding dress this month.

The renowned knitwear designer was set to have her “best year ever”, packed with family celebrations and …
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Kirsty’s close shave raises over €2,100 for Pieta House 6 months ago

Kirsty’s close shave raises over €2,100 for Pieta House

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A Raphoe woman has raised over €2,100 after taking on a brave headshave challenge in aid of Pieta House. 

Kirsty Dunlop, aged 28, cut and shaved her long locks off …
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Donegal woman shaves head for a new lockdown look – live on Facebook! 6 months ago

Donegal woman shaves head for a new lockdown look – live on Facebook!

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A daring Donegal woman has shaved her head at home to raise funds for two vital causes during Covid-19.

Nuala Gallinagh Malone from Stranorlar braved the trimmer for a new …
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Edel MacBride’s #PledgeScrubs campaign wins national award for Moville 6 months ago

Edel MacBride’s #PledgeScrubs campaign wins national award for Moville

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A PPE production project in Moville has led to the town being named as ‘Ireland’s Soundest Town’ in the month of April.

Moville was crowned with the ‘Soundtown 2020’ award …
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Penneys volunteers pack 200 gifts for hospital patients 6 months ago

Penneys volunteers pack 200 gifts for hospital patients

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‘Team Penneys’ has been praised for making a kind gesture to bring smiles to patients at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Over 200 care packages were delivered to LUH this week, packed …
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Made in Donegal: The fashion students contributing to the frontline 6 months ago

Made in Donegal: The fashion students contributing to the frontline

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A team of LYIT Fashion students, teachers and helpers have begun using their skills to run up scrubs for staff in the Covid-19 fight at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Over 600 …
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€13,000 donated to Donegal woman’s hair-razing fund! 6 months ago

€13,000 donated to Donegal woman’s hair-razing fund!

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A KILCAR woman who set a modest total for a charity head shave has raised over a staggering €13,000.

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Donegal woman to feature in #ShineYourLight broadcast 7 months ago

Donegal woman to feature in #ShineYourLight broadcast

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Donegal poet Moya Cannon will be sharing her talents as part of RTE’s #ShineYourLight campaign tonight.

The event, taking place at 9pm tonight (Saturday), invites people all over Ireland to …
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Domestic abuse victims exempt from 2km rule to seek help 7 months ago

Domestic abuse victims exempt from 2km rule to seek help

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Covid-19 restrictions on movement do not apply to domestic abuse victims who are trying to avoid harm, the government has stated today.

People who are escaping abusers or seeking access …
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Donegal duo delivers Easter gifts to Letterkenny Hospital 7 months ago

Donegal duo delivers Easter gifts to Letterkenny Hospital

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STAFF at Letterkenny University Hospital got an eggcellent Easter surprise last night thanks to two generous local women.

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Local woman losing her locks in aid of coronavirus community kitchen 7 months ago

Local woman losing her locks in aid of coronavirus community kitchen

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A Donegal businesswoman has pledged to shave her hair off to raise money for her local Covid-19 community support service.

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Beloved Donegal mum mourned in special ways 7 months ago

Beloved Donegal mum mourned in special ways

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A Donegal community has united in grief, while staying apart, to mourn the passing of a beloved mother and care worker. 

Lorraine Millar (née Diver) of Gleneely, passed away on …
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Local Vouchers for Local Heroes: How the Letterkenny Babies community is giving back 7 months ago

Local Vouchers for Local Heroes: How the Letterkenny Babies community is giving back

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The Covid-19 pandemic has inspired countless people to take action to support healthcare staff on the frontline. 

And one special fund has gained great support in the Letterkenny area thanks …
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A new style of alternations for Team La Maison 7 months ago

A new style of alternations for Team La Maison

La Maison in Letterkenny would normally have their sewing machines whirring making curtains and cushions for homes. But the shortage of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) at Letterkenny University Hospital has …
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Gaoth Dobhair woman leading race to save lives 7 months ago

Gaoth Dobhair woman leading race to save lives

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A Formula One racing executive from Donegal is leading her company’s charge to supply ventilators for people suffering from Covid-19.

Gaoth Dobhair woman Ruth Nic Aoidh is an executive director …
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