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Maria is a local blogger who writes about her own adventures & misadventures as a Thoroughly Modern Mammy.

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: A road never taken before 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: A road never taken before

By  •  Mammy

Every year, I teach Robert Frost’s ‘The Road Not Taken’, whether it’s on the course or not.

I love it. And I love passing his wisdom on to my students. …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reawakening my inner Mathematilda 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reawakening my inner Mathematilda

By  •  Mammy

Once upon a time, in a damp and draughty classroom, Mammy here remembers putting a question to the loveliful and unfortunate lady charged with the torture of teaching her Mathematicalisms.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What’s a Bully? 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What’s a Bully?

By  •  Kids, Mammy

When a 6 year old asks a question, sometimes, it makes us think. We begin by explaining it to her in the simplest terms possible, and in doing so, sometimes …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – First Steps and Last Firsts 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – First Steps and Last Firsts

By  •  Mammy

Next week, our Princess, like so many other Wobblers, will be taking her first steps into the big bad world without Mammy or Daddy.

Now starting Pre-school is not quite …
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College Corner: Life after Leaving Cert 3 years ago

College Corner: Life after Leaving Cert

By  •  Life

Results are out, you’re free!

Never did you think the day would come, you finally broke up with the old Leaving Certificate, what a messy relationship that was! With …
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Falcarragh school says a fond farewell to retiring Principal and Teacher 3 years ago

Falcarragh school says a fond farewell to retiring Principal and Teacher

By  •  News

Catherine McClafferty took over the principal role from John Connaghan eleven years ago and has been praised for her continued efforts to modernise the school and better the experience …
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Brushing up on art skills through a heart warming school initiative 3 years ago

Brushing up on art skills through a heart warming school initiative

By  •  News

Every Friday, the ladies of the Parish ‘Friday Club’ attended Art Workshops in the secondary school ran by the Class Keane LCA 1, SNA Cathal Porter under the guidance of …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Surviving your child’s state exams! 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Surviving your child’s state exams!

By  •  Kids, Mammy

Exam season is upon us again.

It seems to come around faster and faster each year, doesn’t it?

If your little darlings are about to do their Junior or Leaving …
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Study Corner: Sunshine out, Leaving Certificates in, always the case! 3 years ago

Study Corner: Sunshine out, Leaving Certificates in, always the case!

By  •  Life

Hope everyone is preparing and keeping well for the upcoming exams. Do not worry, in no time it will be summer and you will be LC free, woohoo!

Here are …
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College Corner: What I learned after leaving secondary school 3 years ago

College Corner: What I learned after leaving secondary school

By  •  Life

‘Secondary School, the best days of your life.’

My Dad’s favourite saying!

Secondary school student me, use to HATE that saying. Although my times in Loreto Community School Milford were …
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Enterprising schoolgirls get crafty for Christmas 4 years ago

Enterprising schoolgirls get crafty for Christmas

The Loreto Letterkenny secondary school gym was transformed into a thriving craft and food fair this Thursday as 64 mini companies presented beautiful seasonal stock.

Festive music and wonderful smells of …
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Bus Éireann will cancel school runs if weather warning escalates 4 years ago

Bus Éireann will cancel school runs if weather warning escalates

By  •  News

The bus provider has contacted parents saying that if Met Eireann increases its weather warning to Code Red their buses will not operate.

The system was first introduced last year …
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A lesson in preparing for the school routine 4 years ago

A lesson in preparing for the school routine

By  •  Health, Mammy

It’s that time of year again.

Time seems to go faster. Darkness arrives earlier and earlier, as families get back into the school routine.

With the relaxed nature of the …
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Six tips for keeping nits at bay this school year 4 years ago

Six tips for keeping nits at bay this school year

By  •  Kids

It is estimated that 1 in 10 children suffer from head lice at any one time, with 80% of head lice infestations occurring in children between the ages of four …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Drying your Hair 4 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Drying your Hair

By  •  Mammy

I wanted to write to all the Mammies and Daddies whose little people are starting school this week.

I waited for the words to come, and then realised I had …
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Now you can send your children to a pub for childcare! 4 years ago

Now you can send your children to a pub for childcare!

By  •  Mammy

The infamous Argony Pipe Bar on the Derry to Newtown road is to get a new lease of life as a childcare facility aimed at families with children aged 6 …
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School’s out…doors! 4 years ago

School’s out…doors!

By  •  News

Sally O’Donnell and her team at the Glen Outdoor School are celebrating ten years of leading the way in outdoor education this month.

What is so fresh and unique about Sally’s …
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Back to School Allowance rises by €50 for Donegal children 4 years ago

Back to School Allowance rises by €50 for Donegal children

Donegal Minister Joe McHugh said the 25% increase in the Back to School Allowance will help to ease the financial pressure on hard-pressed families and will be paid out in mid-July.


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Watch: You have to see the EPIC showdown at this Donegal school 4 years ago

Watch: You have to see the EPIC showdown at this Donegal school

The sixth year girls of the school entered into an epic battle with their teachers on their final day – squaring off in a high-stakes football match.

The colourful teacher …
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Colaiste Ailigh gets strictly competitive 4 years ago

Colaiste Ailigh gets strictly competitive

By  •  News

The staff and parents of Coláiste Ailigh will host a glittering night of dancing in The Mount Errigal Hotel on Saturday the 1st of April.

The event is being run …
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‘Miracle’ moment of schoolbus tragedy averted 5 years ago

‘Miracle’ moment of schoolbus tragedy averted

By  •  News

A busload of schoolchildren had a close brush with death in Killea on Wednesday when a plank of wood and a ladder flew off a passing trailer and through the window. …
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