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Hundreds of students attend Careers Fair in Ballybofey 4 years ago

Hundreds of students attend Careers Fair in Ballybofey

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Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey was the excellent venue for the annual Careers Fair organised by the Donegal Branch of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.

Approximately 1500 students from all the …
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Neven Maguire brings entertaining food demo to Donegal 4 years ago

Neven Maguire brings entertaining food demo to Donegal

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The chef will be giving an expert cookery demonstration at Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on March 16th, 2017. He will be sharing some of his top mouth-watering recipes and revealing some …
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Urgent Recall: Tesco issues alert over children’s toys and frozen food 4 years ago

Urgent Recall: Tesco issues alert over children’s toys and frozen food

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Two separate children’s toy products are being recalled over potential safety issues.

It has come to light that the Wooden Alphabet Pull-along toys pose a potential hazard to children.

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Struggles of brave women air-brushed from history 4 years ago

Struggles of brave women air-brushed from history

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International Women’s Day was celebrated in Letterkenny on Wednesday when women from all over Donegal and the North West attended the Visible & Invisible Women – 100 Years on in …
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Michael Murphy wants us all to help grant wishes 4 years ago

Michael Murphy wants us all to help grant wishes

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Make-A-Wish Ireland made six lifetime memories for sick children and their families in Donegal last year. They need just 25 local volunteers on 31st March to continue this work.

Twenty-five …
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Finola Furey marks a milestone with the women of Donegal ETB 4 years ago

Finola Furey marks a milestone with the women of Donegal ETB

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Donegal ETB is the second largest employer in the county and with a female Chief Executive Ms Anne McHugh, the organisation has a high proportion of female employees. It encourages …
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Legacy of Letterkenny doctor and matriarch to be remembered 4 years ago

Legacy of Letterkenny doctor and matriarch to be remembered

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The first anniversary mass for the late Dr Maureen Bonar-Scally, Letterkenny, will take place this Saturday (March 11) at 10am in St Eunan’s Cathedral.

Dr. Bonar Scally, who passed away …
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Small community makes big €7,000 charity donation 4 years ago

Small community makes big €7,000 charity donation

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Four causes will benefit from the €7,000+ funds raised by the island community on February 18th. Up to 200 locals enjoyed an unforgettable night of music and games in Early’s …
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‘Real gentleman’ Seamie makes generous donation to Caolan Melaugh fund 4 years ago

‘Real gentleman’ Seamie makes generous donation to Caolan Melaugh fund

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Caolan Melaugh was diagnosed with stage four cancer – a high-risk neuroblastoma – at just 10 weeks of age. He endured an incredibly tough first 15 months of life which …
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Fancy a pink Prosecco and gin party this International Women’s Day? 4 years ago

Fancy a pink Prosecco and gin party this International Women’s Day?

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To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 tomorrow, March 8th, Warehouse Bar + Kitchen in Letterkenny are teaming up with Gin Mare and the Letterkenny Breast Cancer Care Centre to create …
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Learner drivers face excessive wait for tests in Donegal 4 years ago

Learner drivers face excessive wait for tests in Donegal

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The figures show that practical driving tests now stand at 23 weeks at test centres in Letterkenny and Buncrana, while drivers face a 17 week wait to take a test …
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Sam Smith’s Donegal secret is out 4 years ago

Sam Smith’s Donegal secret is out

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It has been revealed that the talented singer has been in Donegal to record a secret album. His secret didn’t last too long, as he has been spending a lot …
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The untold stories of heroines in our history 4 years ago

The untold stories of heroines in our history

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On Wednesday 8th March Donegal will host a very special event to mark this year’s International Women’s day demystifying some of the most widely held views on the role of …
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Wee boy Caolan continues his big fight 4 years ago

Wee boy Caolan continues his big fight

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Bringing home their new baby Gerard and Stacey Melaugh were filled joy.

But that joy and laughter was shattered in just 10 weeks when their first child, a little boy …
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Sam Smith drops into McCafferty’s in Letterkenny 4 years ago

Sam Smith drops into McCafferty’s in Letterkenny

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Superstar singer Sam Smith has been spotted several times in Letterkenny over the course of the week. On Friday Sam was spotted in McCafferty’s bar in Mountain Top, Letterkenny and happily …
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Tashnuva and Aishling’s triumph in national art competition! 4 years ago

Tashnuva and Aishling’s triumph in national art competition!

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Two pupils from Ms McMenamin’s sixth class at Scoil Naomh Fiachra in Illistrin were honoured at the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association awards in Dublin due to their incredible artistic …
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Alana prepares for battle in Bahrain 4 years ago

Alana prepares for battle in Bahrain

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The Fitness and Nutrition Consultant who is from Dunree, near Buncrana, is currently training to be fighting fit for a white collar match on St. Patrick’s Day to raise money …
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Entries open for VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 4 years ago

Entries open for VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

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Amanda Byram and David Gillick, members of the Vhi Support Team announced that the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is now open for entries!

Celebrating 35 years, this year’s event …
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€6,000 raised for Special Olympics after volunteers take a ‘polar plunge’! 4 years ago

€6,000 raised for Special Olympics after volunteers take a ‘polar plunge’!

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Dozens of Gardai and soldiers joined members of the public this morning to brave the freezing waters of Lough Swilly!

Many people dressed up for the polar plunge, with Frosty …
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Lovely Girls Competition to take place in aid of Scoil Chróine tonight! 4 years ago

Lovely Girls Competition to take place in aid of Scoil Chróine tonight!

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Scoil Chróine Parents’ Association have organised a Father Ted themed night in aid of Scoil Chróine.

Ten local girls will enter the Lovely Girls Competition and will be tested on …
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MET Éireann yellow warning lifted but motorists still advised to drive with care 4 years ago

MET Éireann yellow warning lifted but motorists still advised to drive with care

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A status yellow rainfall warning had been issued by MET Éireann yesterday morning for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick; along with the possibility of snow on higher ground.


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Singing, Science, and Cinema: Check out what Maggie Green’s students have been up to! 4 years ago

Singing, Science, and Cinema: Check out what Maggie Green’s students have been up to!

Fifth class students at Letterkenny Educate Together have been very busy putting together some incredible projects!

They made LEGO Stop Motion movies which are entering the Fís Film Festival, are …
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Woman (88) seeks information on Donegal roots 4 years ago

Woman (88) seeks information on Donegal roots

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Mary (88) was born in Spennymoor in North East England in 1928 to an English mother, Blanche Thompso. Mary’s father was from Donegal however it is thought that he may …
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Why is Sam in the hills of Donegal? 4 years ago

Why is Sam in the hills of Donegal?

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Donegal is renowned for attracting celebrities in search of peace from the world of showbiz, so it didn’t come as too much of a surprise to see that Sam Smith …
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Spotted: Singer Sam Smith is smitten with Donegal 4 years ago

Spotted: Singer Sam Smith is smitten with Donegal

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The world famous music artist visited the Lemon Tree restaurant in Letterkenny to enjoy some top-quality local food on two occasions this week.

Sam Smith, whose hits include ‘Stay with Me’ and ‘Lay …
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Donegal student honoured for inspirational volunteer work 4 years ago

Donegal student honoured for inspirational volunteer work

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Aoife Gillespie has been chosen for her outstanding acts of volunteerism and the positive contribution she makes in her local community.

Aoife is a sixth year student at St Columba’s College, …
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Found: The perfect event for your Spring homeware updates 4 years ago

Found: The perfect event for your Spring homeware updates

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Starting today, the Home Value event is a collection of sales, workshops and advice consultations for all aspects of home interiors.

You can call in between March 2nd-11th to get up to …
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Take note: How to mind yourself on a night out 4 years ago

Take note: How to mind yourself on a night out

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An Garda Síochána have released new figures to highlight the need for young people to look out for their personal safety and to avoid phone theft. Young people are being warned …
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G&Ts and chocolate are uniting as one this Easter 4 years ago

G&Ts and chocolate are uniting as one this Easter

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Ginthusiasts will have even more motivation to stick to their goals this Lenten season as the promise of a gin and tonic Easter egg could be the light at the end …
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Donegal beauty therapists wanted to help cancer patients feel better 4 years ago

Donegal beauty therapists wanted to help cancer patients feel better

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The Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) programme is a fun volunteering opportunity for people in the beauty industry. Volunteers host pamper workshops for women to improve the wellbeing and self-confidence of women …
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Young Donegal artist Rachel wins a Junior Painter Award 4 years ago

Young Donegal artist Rachel wins a Junior Painter Award

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Rachel Foster-McDaid, Age 8, from St Francis NS in Barnesmore, Co. Donegal has been chosen as one of Ireland’s best young painters for her entry to the Sightsavers Junior Painters …
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Social and Enterprise Course launches for Donegal women 4 years ago

Social and Enterprise Course launches for Donegal women

Are you a woman who is interested in developing your skills to work in your community?

Interested in developing and supporting services for the good of your area?

Then An …
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Have you ever been bitten by a dog? 4 years ago

Have you ever been bitten by a dog?

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Tara O’Sullivan is a final year veterinary nurse student in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

As part of her final year project she is researching the link between breeds of dog …
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Wanted: Nominees for Outstanding Young Person of the Year 4 years ago

Wanted: Nominees for Outstanding Young Person of the Year

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The local branch of Junior Chamber International (JCI) is currently seeking nominations for ‘The Outstanding Young People’ (TOYP) of the year competition before the Friday, March 10 deadline.

JCI Donegal …
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How about pancakes topped with some goodwill? 4 years ago

How about pancakes topped with some goodwill?

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The Happy Camper Cafe at Cooneys in Letterkenny are hosting a special Pancake Tuesday event in aid of iCAN Ireland. iCAN is a volunteer and parent lead network who help …
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WARNING: Fire alert issued over five tumble dryer brands 4 years ago

WARNING: Fire alert issued over five tumble dryer brands

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A major fire risk has been identified in two types of tumble dryers manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015. Owners of the appliances are being warned to unplug their dryers …
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School secretaries face ‘unacceptable’ inequalities 4 years ago

School secretaries face ‘unacceptable’ inequalities

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The claim was made in advance of a meeting in Letterkenny this week set to highlight the grievances of the body representing the school employees.

Local representative, Kathleen O’Doherty hit …
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Gardaí had a very special rescue today 4 years ago

Gardaí had a very special rescue today

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The Gardaí are there to uphold law and order in Ireland, but occasionally they come across certain situations while on duty that they weren’t expecting…

Gardaí in Wicklow found this adorable …
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Daniel O’Donnell to appear at grand New York gala 4 years ago

Daniel O’Donnell to appear at grand New York gala

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The internationally-known singer, performer, author and philanthropist will join the special event on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Astoria World Manor in Queens, New York.

The New York Mary From …
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‘An Evening with Roy Keane’ attended by hundreds in support of Ronan Sweeney 4 years ago

‘An Evening with Roy Keane’ attended by hundreds in support of Ronan Sweeney

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On Friday evening The Friends of Ronan Sweeney Rehabilitation Fund successfully hosted the sold-out event ‘An Evening with Roy Keane’ at the Mount Errigal Hotel.

The event was hosted by …
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5K in memory of Callum Dale to take place in April 4 years ago

5K in memory of Callum Dale to take place in April

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ICARE (Inishowen Children’s Autism Related Education) are hosting a 5K in memory of Callum Dale on Saturday the 8th of April at 11am.

13 year old Callum Dale, who had …
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Women encouraged to take new jobs with Irish Defence Forces 4 years ago

Women encouraged to take new jobs with Irish Defence Forces

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The recruitment drive is hoped to bring more diversity to the Defence Forces, with a focus placed on women and ‘new Irish’.

There will be opportunities across the Army, Naval …
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Daniel says goodbye to reality TV… and leather pants! 4 years ago

Daniel says goodbye to reality TV… and leather pants!

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The Donegal singer, 55, said he has put his ‘hot’ trousers into his fridge.

He said “I turned 55 and I thought it was time to retire the leather trousers.”


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Donegal father and son win national search for TV campaign 4 years ago

Donegal father and son win national search for TV campaign

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ŠKODA Ireland have used the rugged Inishowen landscape as the backdrop for their sponsorship of ‘Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip’ Series Two, which is hitting TV screens next month …
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Singer Chelsea wins dream chance to perform with her idol 4 years ago

Singer Chelsea wins dream chance to perform with her idol

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Dunfanaghy girl Chelsea Evans, aged 12, was announced as the winner of a Facebook competition and will now get to sing alongside her idol Lisa, the Glaswegian star who has …
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PJs at school? Donegal woman Teresa Heeney says it’s okay for one day! 4 years ago

PJs at school? Donegal woman Teresa Heeney says it’s okay for one day!

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National Pyjama Day 2017 takes place in creches and preschools nationwide on Friday 3rd March.

Teresa Heeney from Ballybofey, the CEO of Early Childhood Ireland, has thanked the 50,000 children …
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Big-hearted Kerrykeel family donate over €6,000 from Christmas lights display 4 years ago

Big-hearted Kerrykeel family donate over €6,000 from Christmas lights display

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The Whoriskeys go to extraordinary lengths each year to light up their home during the Christmas season – with a fundraising touch.

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Lucky Lucy is found after spending more than 30 hours down a manhole 4 years ago

Lucky Lucy is found after spending more than 30 hours down a manhole

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Little Lucy went missing from her home in Ruskey in Convoy around 5pm on Monday afternoon.

Her owners Shauna O’Donnell and Bobby Carey feared the worse as time went on.


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Can you help us get Millie the cat home from Australia? 4 years ago

Can you help us get Millie the cat home from Australia?

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Deirdre (Dee) Ferry from Gortahork had made the move to Aus five years ago. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, she had to return to Donegal.

However, her beloved cat Millie …
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Donegal woman donates rare note worth almost €60,000 to young people’s charity 4 years ago

Donegal woman donates rare note worth almost €60,000 to young people’s charity

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A Willy Wonka style golden ticket hunt is underway in the UK after a famous engraver etched a tiny picture of Jane Austen on five pound notes.

According to the …
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