Highland Radio

Highland Radio

Highland Radio strives to engage the local community, demonstrating through the station slogan “Your Voice, Your Station!”. The station prides itself in providing content for the people in Donegal, in collaboration with the people of Donegal.
With a daily listenership of 60% and market share of 67.2%. For the people of this region Highland Radio is the primary source of information with regular local news updates and the flagship show, ‘The Nine ‘til Noon’ show with Greg Hughes covering all things current affairs in Donegal. Sports, weather and a diverse mix of music from pop, country classics to dance anthems catering to all musical tastes and in particular supporting local Irish music.

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 32 – Fair Seas “The Northwest Atlantic”

Did you know?

Fair Seas is made up of a coalition of Ireland’s leading (eNGOs) and environmental networks - including Irish Wildlife Trust, Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Birdwatch Ireland, SWAN,[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 32 – Fair Seas “The Northwest Atlantic”

This week Highland Radio spoke to Grace Carr, Marine Policy & Research Officer, IWT & Fair Seas about the organisation's award winning  documentary Fair Seas: The Atlantic Northwest” that has been selected as a finalist in a world wide film festival.  For[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 31 – Greencastle Energy Masterplan

Did you know?

Greencastle sustainable energy community is in the process of setting up an Energy Master Plan and you can get involved. There are 32 Sustainable Energy Communities (SECs) in Donegal > https://www.seai.ie/community-energy/sustainable-energy-communities/sec-map/index.xml?z=9&lat=54.89456371290071&lng=-7.876416625801657  

Why it’s important!

Any SEC can apply to get[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 31 – Greencastle Energy Masterplan

This week Highland Radio spoke to Susan McAleer, Manager of Greencastle Community centre & Member of Greencastle sustainable community & Eithne McLaughlin, SEAI Mentor .  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm.[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 30 – Veganary

Did you know?

While Irish beef has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the EU, reducing greenhouse gases is a challenge for the sector (TEAGASC). The Vegetarian Society of Ireland is in the process of becoming the Vegan Society of Ireland More

January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 30 – Veganary

This week Highland Radio spoke to  Joan Burgess of the Vegan Society of Ireland and Minister for Food, Agriculture and the Marine Charlie McConalogue. For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm.[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 29 – Recycling

Did you know?

You can recycle glass, cans & mince pie foils at zero cost - keeping your bins cleared for other waste! Plain wrapping paper can be recycled - sparkly paper cannot (Bryson Recycling) You can recycle your natural Christmas Tree for free[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 29 – Recycling

This week Highland Radio spoke to Theresa Gallen, Manager of TT Childcare and Cllr. Niamh Kennedy about ways to recycle Christmas waste. For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday from 12.30pm  [...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 28 – Christmas Food waste

Did you know?

  1. 1.8 million kilos of food is expected to be thrown out at Christmas (Too Good To Go).
  2. The Food Waste Charter has guides for businesses to lower levels.
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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 28 – Christmas Food waste

This week Highland Radio spoke to TV Chef Kwanghi Chan & Joanne Bulter, Offier with Donegal Food Response Network about how to avoid food waste at Christmas!  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm.[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 27 – Dogs on the beach!

This week Highland Radio spoke to Alena Kunkle, Clean Coasts Co-Ordinator for Donegal and William Keogh, Secretary of The Friends of Rossnowlagh Clean Coasts Group.

Did you know?

Thousands of people across Ireland will do a Christmas Swim! Being an Island, the coast is part and parcel of[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 27 – Dogs on the beach!

Listen back to this week's episode as we look at the tricky problem of dogs fouling on the beach - we chat to Alena Kunkle, Donegal Clean Coast Officer and William Keogh, Friends of Rossnowlagh Clean Coasts Group. For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 26 – Christmas Fashion & how to green your wardrobe

This week Highland Radio spoke to Arran Murphy, Programme Manager of the Rediscover Fashion Rediscovery Centre and started getting plans underway for a holly-jolly green Christmas!

Did you know?

  1. Last year Ireland was expected to generate 97,000 tonnes of packaging waste More

January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 26 – Christmas Fashion & how to green your wardrobe

Listen back to this week's episode as chat to Arran Murphy, Rediscovery Centre about how to have a fashionable and sustainable Christmas!  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm.[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 25 -The Loughs Agency Draft Climate action Plan

This week Highland Radio spoke to Dr. Sarah McClean, Head of Science, Loughs Agency

Did you know?

Loughs Agency is a cross body agency that provides conservation, management, promotion and development of the fisheries and marine resources of the Foyle and Carlingford areas.  They[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 25 -The Loughs Agency Draft Climate action Plan

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat with Dr. Sarah McClean, Head of Science, Loughs Agency on the Loughs Agency Draft Climate action Plan.  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm.[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 24 – Young Environmentalist Awards

This week Highland Radio spoke to ECO-UNESCO about the Young Environmentalist Awards.

Emissions Gap Report 2023 published this week:

  1. From the beginning of January until the beginning of October 86 days were recorded with temperatures over[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 24 – Young Environmentalist Awards

Listen back to this week's episode as Donna-Marie Doherty chats to Elaine Neven, National Director with ECO-UNESCO about the Young Environmentalist Awards For more in this series listen to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 23 – NW Energy Conference

The North West Annual Future of Energy Conference and Exhibition:

  1. Is a full day conference organized by Derry and LetterkennyLearn more:
  2. Calculate your business carbon foot print > https://www.climatetoolkit4business.gov.ie/carbon-calculator/ More

November 27, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 23 – NW Energy Conference

This week Highland Radio spoke to Will Ennett about the NW energy conference 2023. For more in this series listen in to Highland every Tuesday at 12.30pm[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 22 – Just Stop Oil Donegal

Who is Just Stop Oil?

  1. Just Stop Oil is a climate activism organisation calling for the UK government to stop licensing all new oil, gas and coal projects.
  2. They[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 22 – Just Stop Oil Donegal

This week Highland Radio spoke to Just Stop Oil activists in Donegal and some TY students interested in Climate Change.  For more in this series listen into Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30.[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 21 – Irish water & Donegal seaweed

This week Highland Radio spoke to Irish Water and Donegal Seaweed.

Did you know?

  1. Buncrana is one of 17 Think Before Your Flush communities in Ireland!
  2. Ragging - this is when[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 21 – Irish water & Donegal seaweed

Listen back to this week's episode as Donna Marie Doherty chats to Iarla Moran, Irish Water & Geraldine Walsh, Donegal Seaweed about water pollution.  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 20 – A Sustainability Passport

  This week Highland Radio spoke to Change Makers Donegal about their Sustainability Passport.

Did you know?

  1. Change Makers work hard to raise awareness of local and global development issues with adults across County Donegal.
  2. [...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 20 – A Sustainability Passport

Listen back to this week's episode as Highland Radios Donna-Marie Doherty chats to Myra McAuliffe about the work done by Change Makers Donegal.  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.3opm[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 19 – St. Marys NS Halloween Swap Shop

This week Highland Radio visited St. Mary’s NS Stranorlar to learn about their halloween swap shop.

Did you know?

  1. A swap shop is a really easy way to enter the circular economy - costumes get a[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 19 – St. Marys NS Halloween Swap Shop

Listen back to this week's episode as Donna Marie heads to St. Marys NS Stranorlar to hear about their idea for a Halloween swap shop!  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 18 – The Letterkenny Motor Show

This week Highland Radio discussed Electric cars ahead of the Letterkenny Motorshow

Did you know?

  1. There are grants available in Ireland to buy electric cars for personal and business use
https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/travel-and-recreation/motoring/buying-or-selling-a-vehicle/electric-vehicles/#1f1908 
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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 18 – The Letterkenny Motor Show

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat all things Electric Cars with John Dillion, Manager, Manor Motors and Mariane Browne, Sales Executive, Connolly Motor Group at the recent Letterkenny Motor Show  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 17 – Environmental Social Governance in Business

What is ESG?

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is where companies use these three pillars to access the sustainability of the business. It’s an opportunity for businesses to gain a competitive advantage and contribute to solving the greatest global[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 17 – Environmental Social Governance in Business

Donna-Marie Doherty chats to Eddie Bradley an Entrepreneur Educator who works in the field of ESG - Environmental Social Governance.  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 16 – Seeds of Change

Did you know

The Seeds of Change project provides small grants for community groups and organizations to create and execute their own global citizenship projects based on the Sustainable Development Goals. Topics covered include biodiversity, SDG awareness, Fairtrade, pollution, consumerism,[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Episode 16 – Seeds of Change

Listen back to this weeks episode as we chat to Kate O'Callaghan from Changemakers about the 'Seeds of Change' project. For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 15 – Fast Fashion

Define Fast Fashion?

  Low priced, trendy clothing that moves rapidly from design into retail stores to meet trends and ultimately sales.  

The impacts of Fast Fashion

 
  • Climate Change: The fashion industry contributes approximately[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 15 – Fast Fashion

Listen back to this week's episode as Donna Marie Doherty chats to Stella McGroaty about the dark side of Fashion, the disaster in Bangladesh in 2013 and how that inspired Stella to adopt a sustainable way of working. For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio[...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 14 – Foraging Part 2

Did you know?

Foraging is the act of identifying and collecting food resources in the wild, including a wide range of uncultivated plants, mushrooms, herbs, and fruits that grow naturally in our surroundings. The tools that a forager should have for[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 14 – Foraging Part 2

Listen back to the second part of our story on Foraging as part of this series. For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 13 – Foraging

  Did you know?

  • Foraging is the act of identifying and collecting food resources in the wild, including a wide range of uncultivated plants, mushrooms, herbs, and fruits that grow naturally in our surroundings.
  • [...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 13 – Foraging in County Donegal

Listen back to this weeks episode as Donna Marie chats with Julie-Anne Olivers about Foraging in County Donegal.  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.3opm.[...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 12 – Retrofitting

Listen back to this week's episode as Donna Marie chats with Andrew Moore, Plumbing manager at Chadwicks Letterkenny about the benefits, saving energy and saving cost of retrofitting. For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 12 – Retrofitting

Did you know?

  • Retrofitting simply means making changes to an existing building with the overall aim of making improvements in that building’s energy efficiency, decreasing energy demand which reduces carbon emissions and energy costs.
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August 28, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 11 – Bike to Work

Did you know?

  • The average cost of running a family car in Ireland is €10,691 - Cycling when you can will have huge benefits for your pockets!
  • As well as this you[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 11 – Bike to Work

Listen back to this week's episode as Donna Marie Doherty chats to Joe Boyle, Owner E-Bikes Downings and Aine Murphy, Marketing Manager of Bike to Work.ie about the mental, physical and financial benefits of cycling to work!  For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 10 – Eco Inishowen Festival

Listen back to this week's episode from Highland Radio as Donna Marie Doherty chats with Denise McCool - Team Lead with Inishowen Development and Aengus Kennedy from Nature North West about Eco Inishowen and how people can get involved.  For more in this series[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 10 – Eco Inishowen Festival

Did you know?

  • A lot of environmental projects go unnoticed because, as Aengus said, people are very humble! So shout about changes you are making or projects you are doing to inspire others.
 

August 15, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 9 – Tidy Towns

This week Highland Radio talked about Tidy Towns in Donegal

Did you know?

  • Tidy Town Committees are in many local communities around Ireland.
  • You can find them by a simple social media search[...]

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August 15, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 9 – Tidy Towns

Listen back to this weeks episode as Highland radio speak to Dean Gillespie, Chair of Ballybofey & Stranorlar Tidy Towns  For more in this series listen in to Highland radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm [...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 8 – The Circular Economy

  This week Highland Radio discussed how we can we participate in the circular economy

Did you know?

  • The concept of waste does not exist – everything is transformed into a resource that can be utilised.
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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 8 – The Circular Economy

Listen back as Donna-Marie Doherty talks to Joanne Butler, Co-Ordinator of Donegal Community Gardens Network about the creation of an umbrella funding application for Community Circular Economy  Action Plans for the area.  For more in this series, listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm.[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 7 – Community Gardens

This week Highland Radio looked at the importance of growing your own local produce

Background into community gardens

  • Community Gardens Ireland (CG Ireland), an organisation that was created in 2011 as an online support network.
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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 7 – Community Gardens

Listen back to this week's episode with Highland Radios Donna-Marie Doherty as she chats with Mirenda Rosenberg, Sustainable Social Media Influencer and  Joanne Butler, Coordinator of Donegal Community Garden Network. [...]

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July 25, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tip 6 – Bees for bio-diversity

This week Highland Radio looked at the importance of Bees for Bio-Diversity  Did you know…

  •  For Ireland, there is only one native honey bee, a sub-species called Apis mellifera mellifera or the Northern dark bee.
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July 19, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 6 – Donegal Bees

Listen back as Donna Marie chats with Thomas Ellis - co founder of The Donegal Bee's. The Donegal Bees is an award winning team that manufactures high-quality beehives from their base in Glencolmcille, Donegal. For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm[...]

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July 19, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 5 – Recycling, how to do it and why

Why Recycle? Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution. This helps to save energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to tackle climate change.

How to recycle at home: Find out what you[...]

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July 19, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 5 – Recycling, how to do it and why

Listen back to this weeks episode as Donna Marie chats with Connie Gallagher from Bryson recycling a social enterprise provider of recycling services in Ulster. For more in this series, listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm[...]

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July 19, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 4 – Seal Rescue Ireland

  • Please do not put seal pups in the water - they need to rest on land as they are not strong swimmers yet.
  • Please keep Dogs on a lead, and children[...]

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July 19, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 4 – Seal Rescue Ireland

Listen Back to this weeks episode as Donna Marie chats to Natalie Barry of Seal Rescue Ireland and what to do if you see a SEAL in trouble off the coast of Ireland For more in this series listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30[...]

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July 3, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 3 – Fashion Upcycling

Listen back as Donna Marie Doherty chats to Caoimhe Doherty - ATU Fashion and promotion Student who won a Level 7 Award for her fashion collection, which is all sustainably produced to create unique garments.  Listen in to Highland Radio every Tuesday at 12.30pm for more in the[...]

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July 3, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tips 3 – Upcycling

  This week Highland Radio spoke to fashion student Caoimhe Doherty about how to upcycle and create new clothes from old materials or previously worn garments.  Here's a few tips if you feel like doing this yourself

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June 23, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tip Sheet – Pay it Forward Freecycling and the Circular Economy

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June 23, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 2 – Letterkenny Pay It Forward Freecycle Group

Listen back to this weeks episode on Highland Radio as Donna Marie chats with members of the Letterkenny Pay It Forward Freecycle Group and explains about the circular economy.  For more in this series listen in every Tuesday at 12.30pm [...]

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June 16, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Episode 1 – Local Sustainable Activist feature

Listen in as Donna Marie chats with Local Community Activist Miranda Rosenberg about simple ways you can be sustainable in your daily life.   Listen in every Tuesday at 12.30 on Highland Radio for more in the Ours To Protect series.[...]

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June 16, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Weekly Tip Sheet – Sustainability in the home

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June 8, 2023

TITLE: Highland Radio – Episode 1 – The Panel

Join Donna Marie from Highland Radio as she presents the first episode in the "Ours to Protect" series. For more listen back on www.ourstoprotect.ie or listen in to Highland radio every week on Tuesdays at 10.30am [...]

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