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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Mica

By  •  1 week ago

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

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Friends fundraise in memory of beloved Bronwyn

By  •  2 weeks ago

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

By  •  2 weeks ago

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

By  •  3 weeks ago

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

By  •  1 month ago

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!

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

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Politics

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  3 months ago

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

By  •  4 months ago

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.

By  •  4 months ago

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

By  •  4 months ago

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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Nora steps up to fundraising challenge in memory of beloved mum

By  •  4 months ago

A kindhearted young Kilmacrennan woman has undertaken to get her running shoes on in London in an effort to raise funds for the Donegal Hospice.

Nora Doherty (22) will run …
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Events

Don’t miss DICE 2021!

By  •  4 months ago

LYIT is hosting a series of engaging events this week for anyone with an interest in Irish design and creative sectors.

Now in its seventh year, the DICE (Design, Innovation, Creativity and …
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Letterkenny stylist joins event celebrating disabled women in Ireland

By  •  4 months ago

Letterkenny fashion blogger Emma Murray will be celebrating International Women’s Day in style with Independent Living Movement Ireland.

Emma has joined the line-up of influential speakers celebrating disabled women and …
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Donegal artist hopes to help the homeless with stunning portrait

By  •  4 months ago

A Donegal artist who has painted a stunning portrait of one of Ireland’s most familiar homeless people is to auction it to raise money for the homeless.

Michael Byrne or …
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Eight-year-old Kayla inspires sister’s 5k a day fundraiser

By  •  4 months ago

A young Ballybofey woman has been inspired by her younger sister to conquer 5K a day for the next 21 days in aid of the Donegal branch of Down Syndrome …
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Brid walks the walk to reach €10,000 fundraising goal

By  •  4 months ago

An inspirational Donegal woman has reached the target of her 365-day walking fundraiser in just two months.

Brid Sweeney, who lives in Loughanure, challenged herself to walk every day in …
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Remarkable Ruby gets long-awaited vaccine

By  •  4 months ago

DONEGAL’S oldest citizen, Ruby Druce, hopes that normality has been brought a little closer today.

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Arrests after beauty salon reopens in Dublin

By  •  4 months ago

The owner of a Dublin beauty salon has been reportedly arrested after opening for treatments during the Level 5 lockdown.

Christine McTiernan, owner of C&N Beauty Room in Balbriggan, opened …
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Student nurses go the distance to raise €2,000

By  •  4 months ago

NUI Galway student nurses from Donegal have helped raise more than €2,000 for homeless services after clocking more than 500km on foot. 

The annual fundraising drive is held every year …
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Women’s voices from the past heard in short film series

By  •  4 months ago

A new series of six short films will launch this week to highlight the experiences of women during the Irish Revolutionary Period.

Donegal County Museum, the Regional Cultural Centre and …
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Careers: Let’s talk about Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

By  •  4 months ago

‘Emotional intelligence more than any other factor, more than IQ, or expertise, accounts for 85-90% of success at work. IQ is a threshold competence. You need it, but it …
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Events

Creative wellness workshop coming up for International Women’s Day in Donegal

By  •  4 months ago

In Celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March, 11am-1pm NCCWN-Donegal Women’s Network invites you to join a fun and interactive “Cracking Up” creative arts online workshop, facilitated by …
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Creative celebrations for Karen’s 15 years in business

By  •  4 months ago

Donegal Speech and Drama teacher Karen Murphy is celebrating 15 years in business with some special projects for students.

There has been a lot of drama in Karen’s career this …
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Megan makes history with inaugural scholarship

By  •  4 months ago

A Letterkenny student has been awarded a new scholarship to further her studies in modern Irish history.

Megan McAuley, a student of Maynooth University, is the recipient of the inaugural …
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Politics

Calls for more support for women entering politics

By  •  4 months ago

There is an urgent need for more women to be supported to enter politics, according to Irish campaigners, as Ireland drops even further in the world gender equality rankings.

In …
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