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Online appeal after Pink Ribbon sales cancelled in towns across Donegal 3 months ago

Online appeal after Pink Ribbon sales cancelled in towns across Donegal

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Pink Ribbon sales for the Irish Cancer Society in Donegal have been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The charity is taking the online route this year, and inviting people to …
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Try this workout to keep fit at home 4 months ago

Try this workout to keep fit at home

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There is a possibility that we may be facing another lockdown in Ireland!

The current situation has increased the possibility of us working from home again with no access to …
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Donegal academic’s book in the spotlight on Black History Month 4 months ago

Donegal academic’s book in the spotlight on Black History Month

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A Donegal researcher and lecturer has added a new perspective to Black History with the release of a new book.

Dr Hilary Mc Laughlin-Stonham from Carndonagh is a Lecturer and …
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Diane Cannon in tune to become new Irish language ambassador 4 months ago

Diane Cannon in tune to become new Irish language ambassador

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Well-known Irish traditional singer Diane Cannon has been announced as the new Irish-language ambassador for her home area of Cloughaneely for 2020/2021.

Diane follows in the footsteps of well-known …
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Level 3: Let’s look for the positives 4 months ago

Level 3: Let’s look for the positives

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With Level 3 being imposed and more businesses and jobs being put on hold, it is easy to let stress and negativity slip into our daily life.

We have …
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#LoveDonegal celebrations gathered a whole lot of love 4 months ago

#LoveDonegal celebrations gathered a whole lot of love

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Timelines were flooded on Wednesday, the 16th of September, as people all over the world came together to once again celebrate #LoveDonegal day.

The social media campaign quickly became a trending …
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Victims urged to reach out as domestic abuse rises in Donegal 4 months ago

Victims urged to reach out as domestic abuse rises in Donegal

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So far in 2020, there has been a 20 per cent increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by Gardaí across Ireland when compared with the same period …
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Call for maternity ward restrictions to be eased for partners at crucial times 4 months ago

Call for maternity ward restrictions to be eased for partners at crucial times

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A Donegal TD has called on the Government to ensure Covid-19 restrictions are adjusted to allow partners to be present in delivery rooms and during scans. Read More

Relief as treatment secured for little Livie in Ireland 4 months ago

Relief as treatment secured for little Livie in Ireland

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Little Livie Mulhern has been given the green light to get her treatment in Ireland.

Family and friends of the toddler had raised more than €2million to get Livie vital …
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Donegal mum taking great steps for No Barriers 4 months ago

Donegal mum taking great steps for No Barriers

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Angela Gallagher from Gaoth Dobhair has set her sights on the 2020 Vhi Mini Marathon to raise money for the No Barriers Foundation.

Angela’s daughter Mary, who suffered a back …
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Free online workshops for volunteers in Donegal 4 months ago

Free online workshops for volunteers in Donegal

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Donegal Volunteer Centre will celebrate National Volunteer Week September 21st – 25th with a series of online workshops and information sessions to support volunteers and community groups across Donegal. 

Eamonn …
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Brisk walk is a big help for local hospices 4 months ago

Brisk walk is a big help for local hospices

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Donegal and Foyle Hospices are set to benefit from a 5K fundraiser held by staff at Buncrana Medical Centre.

The weather didn’t stop the ladies getting their runners on for …
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Thank you, Nora: RNLI celebrates Arranmore woman’s 25 years of voluntary work 4 months ago

Thank you, Nora: RNLI celebrates Arranmore woman’s 25 years of voluntary work

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Arranmore RNLI volunteer Nora Flanagan’s 25 years of selfless dedicated service have been formally recognised by the life-saving charity.

Nora, who is a retired nurse and the Arranmore station’s Lifeboat …
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Peggy’s personal Camino raises over €5,500 4 months ago

Peggy’s personal Camino raises over €5,500

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A remarkable Donegal woman has successfully completed her own charity ‘camino’ in the hills of Donegal.

Peggy Stringer (Kelly), a popular dermal clinician from Carndonagh, has accomplished a 160km week-long …
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Memorial bench to be dedicated to beloved Mullan family 4 months ago

Memorial bench to be dedicated to beloved Mullan family

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The community of Moville has come together to fundraise for a poignant memorial for the late John, Tomás and Amelia Mullan, who passed away in a tragic car accident last …
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Time to get Donegal trending again on #LoveDonegal day 5 months ago

Time to get Donegal trending again on #LoveDonegal day

#LoveDonegal day is returning on Wednesday the 16th September to showcase the delights of Donegal on social media.

The campaign invites everyone to tell as many people as possible around the world …
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Donegal community comes together to help a family in need 5 months ago

Donegal community comes together to help a family in need

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Friends and neighbours of a five-year-old Glenties boy battling cancer will gather this Sunday to take part in a ‘Dander for Danny’.

The event is aimed to raise funds and …
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The happiest birthday surprise for little Livie 5 months ago

The happiest birthday surprise for little Livie

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Little Livie’s birthday wish has come true.

The family of a special baby girl are celebrating the phenomenal news that they have reached their fundraising goal of €2million to secure …
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Appeal after woman allegedly sexually assaulted by taxi driver 5 months ago

Appeal after woman allegedly sexually assaulted by taxi driver

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Gardaí are hunting a taxi driver after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in Inishowen last week.

The woman was allegedly attacked by the taxi driver in Buncrana after a …
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Convoy celebrates €2.5M Lotto win 5 months ago

Convoy celebrates €2.5M Lotto win

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A small village in east Donegal is celebrating today after the National Lottery confirmed the winning store which sold last Saturday’s Lotto jackpot winning ticket worth €2,482,715.

The winning …
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Ambitious Donegal student scoops university award 5 months ago

Ambitious Donegal student scoops university award

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Donegal woman Póilín Nic Géidigh has won a T. K. Whitaker Prize, a highly competitive award of the National University of Ireland.

Two Whitaker prizes, commemorating one of Ireland’s most …
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Donegal woman elected as county councillor in Dublin 5 months ago

Donegal woman elected as county councillor in Dublin

Donegal woman Siobhan Shovlin has won the Fine Gael co-option to take a seat on Fingal County Council in Dublin.

The Ardara native will replace Senator Emer Currie to represent …
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‘Heaven has gained three angels today’ 5 months ago

‘Heaven has gained three angels today’

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The woman who lost her husband and two children in a horrific car crash in Co Donegal has pleaded with mourners to hug their loved ones and tell them how …
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New Donegal seafood experience is making waves 5 months ago

New Donegal seafood experience is making waves

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Two Donegal businesses have teamed up to create a unique seafood taste experience in the popular fishing port of Killybegs.

Atlantic Treasures – The Fish Stop and Hughie’s Bar launched the …
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Emily’s running challenge raises €3,000 for Letterkenny Hospital 5 months ago

Emily’s running challenge raises €3,000 for Letterkenny Hospital

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A young Letterkenny woman has donated an amazing €3,000 to Letterkenny University Hospital following a successful summer challenge.

Emily Hanley (aged 21) ran 100KM in June to raise support for …
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Donegal diver makes history in the Navy 5 months ago

Donegal diver makes history in the Navy

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A Donegal woman is making waves in the navy after becoming the Irish Navy’s first female diver.

The honour was bestowed on Sub-Lieutenant Tahlia Britton from Rossnowlagh at a ceremony …
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Donegal mum and daughter stepping up for Beirut relief 5 months ago

Donegal mum and daughter stepping up for Beirut relief

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Letterkenny woman Siobhan McLaughlin has made an extraordinary request for her birthday this year – for people to help her support victims of the recent explosion in Beirut.

An active …
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Heartfelt song dedicated to the late Dawn Croke 6 months ago

Heartfelt song dedicated to the late Dawn Croke

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Donegal singer Jacqui Sharkey has released a heart-wrenching new song in memory of the late Dawn Croke.

Until Then is a moving piece for those who have lost a loved …
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RunDonegal organisers hope for 1,000 entries as race takes virtual route 6 months ago

RunDonegal organisers hope for 1,000 entries as race takes virtual route

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THE organisers of the 2020 Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K Run/Walk are hoping to gain a record 1,000 entries this month.

There will be no actual race on Sunday, August 23rd, …
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Donegal presenter appointed as lead host of Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live 6 months ago

Donegal presenter appointed as lead host of Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live

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A new show awaits for Donegal broadcaster Andrea Gilligan as she steps up to Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live.

The Ballyshannon woman says it will be a ‘privilege’ to be the lead …
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Respected businesswoman Brigid Heeney passes away, aged 95 6 months ago

Respected businesswoman Brigid Heeney passes away, aged 95

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Much loved and highly respected business owner Brigid Heeney has passed away at her home in Ballybofey, aged 95 years.

Brigid, fondly-known by most in the Twin Towns as “Mrs …
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Brave young woman rescues family in beach emergency 6 months ago

Brave young woman rescues family in beach emergency

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Report by Sean Friel

A young Donegal woman has been hailed a hero after helping to save a family from drowning during a beach emergency.

Jane Friel (21) from Castlefinn …
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Teachers and SNAs go the distance for their students 6 months ago

Teachers and SNAs go the distance for their students

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An inspirational group of teachers and assistants from St. Bernadette’s Special School in Letterkenny are making great progress in their epic Wild Atlantic fundraiser.

The nine teachers and staff have …
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Grandmother braving the shave for crisis-hit Donkey Sanctuary 6 months ago

Grandmother braving the shave for crisis-hit Donkey Sanctuary

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A Northern Irish grandmother is braving a buzz cut for the first time in her life to benefit a Donegal charity close to her heart.

Anne Blemings (aged 71) from …
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Funeral of much-loved Castlefin mother to be held today 7 months ago

Funeral of much-loved Castlefin mother to be held today

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The Finn Valley community is in deep mourning following the heartbreaking passing of a beautiful young mother and her unborn baby.

Tributes have poured out for Marsha Mc Connell (née …
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Thoughtful schoolgirl begins children’s fundraiser for Baby Livie 7 months ago

Thoughtful schoolgirl begins children’s fundraiser for Baby Livie

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A kind-hearted Donegal girl has tapped into her creative talents to help raise vital funds for a special baby.

Seven-year-old Kaiya Dohc from Donegal was moved by the story of …
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Donegal activist becomes first female Traveller elected to Oireachtas 7 months ago

Donegal activist becomes first female Traveller elected to Oireachtas

Donegal-based activist Eileen Flynn has become the first member of the Travelling community to be elected to the Oireachtas.

Ms Flynn was appointed to the Seanad on Saturday following nomination to …
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MICA campaigners celebrate victory after eight year battle 7 months ago

MICA campaigners celebrate victory after eight year battle

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IT FELT like a day of vindication for a hard-working lobby group as the opening of the Mica Redress Scheme was officially announced this week.

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Delight for Donegal mammy after son cycles 475km for a home visit! 7 months ago

Delight for Donegal mammy after son cycles 475km for a home visit!

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Mary Carlin from Killygordan had a very special visitor when her son Matthew cycled all the way from London to see her.

Matthew hadn’t seen his mum in six …
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Eight Donegal sisters make great strides for Mary’s Meals 7 months ago

Eight Donegal sisters make great strides for Mary’s Meals

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EIGHT Donegal sisters have completed a fundraising 5k walk in aid of charity.

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Donegal singers lend their talents to powerful ‘Dreams’ awareness video 7 months ago

Donegal singers lend their talents to powerful ‘Dreams’ awareness video

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Two popular Donegal artists are among a collective of Irish women who have come together to send a powerful message to those living with domestic abuse – they are not …
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Super sisters brave the shave for Donegal Hospice 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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