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

By  •  5 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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News

Creative celebrations for Karen’s 15 years in business

By  •  5 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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News

Megan makes history with inaugural scholarship

By  •  5 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  •  5 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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News

More young women subjected to online abuse during pandemic – Women’s Aid

By  •  5 months ago

A new campaign has been launched this week for young women (aged 18-25) experiencing abuse from a current or former intimate partner.

According to Women’s Aid, young women who are …
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News

Sisters step up to 100mile memorial walk

By  •  5 months ago

TWO Milford sisters are raising money for charity to honour the wishes of their beloved uncle who passed away last month.

Veronica and Lorraine McGinley are walking 100 miles through …
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News

Fundraiser success a true tribute to young Donegal woman

By  •  6 months ago

More than €33,000 has been raised in memory of Mary Ellen Molloy, a much-loved young woman who passed away at Christmas 2019.

Hundreds of people all over the world joined …
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News

There’s no stopping Brid on her walk… to Barbados!

By  •  6 months ago

Well-known West Donegal woman Brid Sweeney is walking to Barbados.

Well, technically not, since she lives in Loughanure, but Brid estimates she’ll cover almost 6,500 kilometres as she stacks up …
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News

Would you like to be the next Miss Donegal?

By  •  6 months ago

Applications are now open for Miss Donegal hopefuls for the 2021 pageant.

The ‘Miss Donegal final’ will see local entrants competing for the title to be the next Miss Donegal, …
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News

Self-Love: Here’s the hardest challenge you will ever do

By  •  6 months ago

It’s Valentine’s week and love is in the air.

Couples everywhere will be spending the next few days getting organised for Sunday when flowers, cards, chocolates and ‘other things’ will …
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News

Let’s honour Danielle’s memory with kindness

By  •  6 months ago

People worldwide are being asked to show love and kindness to each other today in honour of the late Danielle Mc Laughlin.

Touching tributes are being paid to the late …
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News

In Memory of Aimee: Donegal mum gives back to charities with 10km challenge

By  •  6 months ago

A HEARTBROKEN Donegal mother will run a 10k later this year in memory of her beloved daughter who died in December.

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News

Huge support for Donegal woman after devastating house fire

By  •  6 months ago

A DONEGAL woman has received an outpouring of support after losing her home in a fire at Christmas.

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News

Infants frequently sent to Donegal from NI mother and baby homes

By  •  6 months ago

Infants from Northern Irish mother and baby homes were frequently sent to a baby home in the Donegal village of Fahan, according to a new report.

An independent investigation into …
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News

How an eye-catching fitness fundraiser reached new heights!

By  •  6 months ago

A team of energetic fitness instructors and friends are celebrating the success of a truly unique fundraiser.

Many people took part in Excel Sports’ Wild Atlantic 500k Challenge last summer, …
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Events

Donegal group celebrating women’s lives through drama

By  •  6 months ago

NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network invites all women in Donegal to join them in celebrating St Brigid’s Day and women’s stories.

Over two Saturdays, 30th January and 6th February 11am-2pm, the …
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News

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Snow days

By  •  6 months ago

Oh Look Darlings. It’s snow!Oh YAY!

Hurray! We shall frolic and flail in the snow, making snow angels and building snowmans while singing the Frozen songs, and then we shall …
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News

Prestigious honour for Donegal woman in New York

By  •  6 months ago

A creative young Donegal woman has been honoured with a prestigious award following years of contributions to the New York Irish community.

Jane McCarter O’Dowd from Buncrana is the first …
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News

First ever virtual Breast Cancer Ball raises €11,000

By  •  6 months ago

An amazing €11,000 has been raised during a year like no other for the North West Breast Cancer Ball.

What is usually a top social event for Donegal became a …
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News

Thorougly Modern Mammy: Drive for yourself

By  •  6 months ago

“Drive for yourself and let other drivers worry about themselves…” 

Words of wisdom from my much missed Granda Pops.  

He said these words to my Mum many times and …
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News

Young Donegal woman adds voice to pageant project

By  •  6 months ago

A young Donegal woman has been published in a new book on pageant queens from around the world.

Sarah Carr from Downings, who is a keen environmentalist, represented Ireland in …
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News

Plea from ambulance worker prompts Letterkenny office to shine a light on frontline staff

By  •  6 months ago

A team of solicitors have put up a sign up in the heart of Letterkenny to thank frontline workers enduring the current wave of Covid-19.

Gibson & Associates Solicitors’ new …
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News

Local bishops apologise to women let down by Mother and Baby Homes

By  •  6 months ago

TWO Catholic Bishops whose Diocese are in Donegal have issued an apology to the women of Mother and Baby Homes.

Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, Bishop of Raphoe and Bishop of …
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News

Donegal author’s murderous new book puts women in charge

By  •  7 months ago

Sharon Thompson has unveiled her fourth novel as a gripping historical mystery where women take charge and strive for power.

The Murdering Wives Club is the fourth novel from …
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News

Mother and Baby Homes report details women and children’s experiences in Donegal institutions

By  •  7 months ago

‘Castle Diaries’ from Newtowncunningham and accounts from the Stranorlar County Home in Donegal are contained in the final Mother and Baby Homes report published today.

The major report details the …
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News

Covid-19 puts Belarus orphanage appeal on pause

By  •  7 months ago

A local couple’s Belarusian orphanage appeal has been postponed for the first time in a decade due to Covid-19.

Each January, Ramelton couple Myrtle and Alan Doherty have inspired a …
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News

‘Higher risk’ women prioritised as BreastCheck backlog builds

By  •  7 months ago

Women who are higher risk are being prioritised by BreastCheck as the service resumes at a reduced capacity.

The National Screening Service is working with finite staffing resources, with some …
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Events

New Year’s plunge inspired by memory of popular Donegal woman

By  •  7 months ago

DONEGAL people all over the world are being encouraged to ‘take the plunge’ on New Year’s Day in aid of a special memorial fundraiser.

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News

Talented sisters awarded as heroes of their Parish

By  •  7 months ago

Two musical sisters from Termon have been recognised as heroes of their parish in national awards announced at Knock Shrine.

Jessica and Danielle O’Flynn were announced as regional  ‘Parish Hero’ …
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News

Special fundraiser to remember beloved nurse Mary Ellen

By  •  7 months ago

A special fundraiser is uniting people in Donegal and Melbourne in memory of Mary Ellen Molloy, a much-loved young woman who passed away last Christmas.

Mary Ellen, from Ardara, died …
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News

Sadness following passing of caring and courageous nun

By  •  7 months ago

The death has been announced of Sr. Joan Agnes McFadden, a Donegal-born nun who led a remarkable life in the Foreign Missions.

Sr Joan was a Good Shepherd Sister, of …
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News

Calls to Women’s Aid up by 41% since the start of pandemic

By  •  7 months ago

Women’s Aid is preparing a further increase in demand for help this Christmas period. The frontline support service has revealed that its 24hr National Freephone Helpline (1800341900) responded to 41% …
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News

A happy Christmas ahead for baby Livie and family

By  •  7 months ago

The parents of baby Livie Mulhern have shared a happy and hopeful update on their daughter ahead of her second Christmas.

Olivia (Livie) Mulhern is continuing to recover after receiving …
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News

Buncrana beauty entrepreneur partners with Pippa on new makeup brand

By  •  8 months ago

Donegal businesswoman Una Tynan is set to expand her cosmetics empire after teaming up with fellow businesswoman Pippa O’Connor.

The Buncrana entrepreneur is the face behind Blank Canvas Cosmetics.

Una …
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News

Ciara’s on the road to success in Australia

By  •  8 months ago

A young Donegal woman has picked up the Traffic Controller of the Year award for her outstanding work in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Ciara Griffin, from Mountcharles, is living …
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News

Donegal mum celebrates son’s life-saving transplant by going the extra mile

By  •  8 months ago

IN LATE October, Aileen McCullagh was approached by two special needs assistants at a Raphoe school with a fundraising idea.

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Inspirational exercisers take on one-of-a-kind challenge to step into Christmas

By  •  8 months ago

The No Barriers Foundation in Donegal is stepping into Christmas with a Walkathon fundraiser.

The Letterkenny-based non-profit organisation breaks down barriers to rehabilitation and exercise for people with disabilities in …
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News

Mother of missing Cian not giving up hope on return to England

By  •  8 months ago

The mother of missing man Cian Langelaan has moved back home to England in the week of her son’s 28th birthday.

Anthea Langelaan has vowed not to give up hope …
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News

Letterkenny women deliver festive feeling to hospital and homes

By  •  8 months ago

A team of creative and caring women have delivered some goodwill to Letterkenny University Hospital and local health facilities in the form of beautiful Christmas wreaths.

Today, the traditional day …
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News

Student nurses going the extra mile for charity

By  •  8 months ago

Student nurses from Donegal are among an inspirational class hosting a ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ for people facing homelessness this Christmas.

Meabh Keys and Hannah O’Donnell from Letterkenny are in their …
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News

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Christmas Pressure

By  •  8 months ago

I LOVE it! I love everything about it.

I love the sparkle, the sounds, the smells, the smiles.

I love the kindness. I love how it brings out the best …
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News

Donegal woman wins National Volunteer Award

By  •  8 months ago

The seeds of success were sown when Ballyshannon local Maureen Keenaghan started a community garden in her town – and that has now bloomed into a national accolade!

Maureen Keenaghan …
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News

Donegal urged to ‘Step Up’ and support caring frontline workers

By  •  8 months ago

Home Instead Senior Care has launched a new #StepUpForDonegal campaign as it celebrates the awarding of the Ulster CAREGiver of the Year title to one of their inspirational staff. 

Liz …
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News

Tills ring out as happy retailers reopen again

By  •  8 months ago

SOMETHING hung crisply in Letterkenny’s first December dew.

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News

National award for heroic young woman who saved family at sea

By  •  8 months ago

A DONEGAL woman who rescued a father and three daughters from the water at Portsalon has been honoured for her bravery.

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Sadness as Donegal’s oldest person, Kitty Bryne, dies aged 107

By  •  8 months ago

There is widespread sadness across Donegal following the passing of the county’s oldest person, Kitty Byrne.

Mrs Byrne, who was from Cashel in Kilcar, was in her 107th year.

She …
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News

Meghan Markle opens up on ‘pain and grief’ of miscarriage

By  •  8 months ago

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has revealed she had a miscarriage in July.

In personal article for the New York Times, Meghan opened up about the loss that she …
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Events

Having a ball… at home!

By  •  8 months ago

The virtual event is scheduled to go live on Facebook at 7.30pm on this Friday, 27th November and you can find information and/or make a donation at https://www.ifundraise.ie/NWBreastCancerCharityBall.  

Máire Lynam, …
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News

Could it be burnout?

By  •  8 months ago

If you are feeling constantly stressed you might also be feeling helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted and on the road to burnout.

What is burnout? Burnout is a state of …
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News

Donegal woman scoops €40,000 Telly Bingo prize… after missing the all-important show!

By  •  8 months ago

A Donegal woman who won €40,014 on the National Lottery Telly Bingo TV game show last October has revealed she rushed home following a dentist appointment after she learned that …
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