Weekend Edition with Donal Kavanagh June 17th 2017

Donal stood in for Greg on the show today, and began by talking to Sinead Breen, spokesperson for the Irish Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association, her daughter Mikaela and Shane Finn, who is about to run 24 marathons in 24 days for the ISBHA.

Shane’s first marathon starts in Donegal Town next Thursday, with a major launch the night before………..

John Tobin is a former contestant on the X Factor in the UK, who has started to make a name for himself in Irish music and has just released his new song Hometown. He joined Donal on the show this morning……………

Breídin Boyle had just lost three stone, and was on the verge of going to teach in Dubai when she discovered she had thyroid cancer and her plans disappeared in a puff of smoke.
Obviously that put paid to her goal of losing 52lbs?………. Did it hell!

A group from Carndonagh Community School Transition Year are bound for New York to represent Ireland in the World Mock Trials championship, after taking gold in the national competition.
Back L-R – Daniel Mc Cormick, Ellen Simmons, Adam Mullins, Nabla Mc Geehin (Teacher)
A group came in the tell us about the competition, and promote their gofundme campaign.

Anna Ni Bhraonain is PRO of Líonra Leitir Ceannain, a community based organisation aimed at promoting the Irish language in the town and its environs.
She spoke to Donegal about a big event coming up next weekend…..

Without Willow are Karen Kelly and Simon Mc Cafferty, two of Donegal’s finest young musicians, and they’ve just completed their first EP.
Karen and Simon came into studio to sing and play for us…….