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Donegal Woman Author - Elaine Mc Callig


Howdy! My name is Elaine, I'm a 22-year-old student from Dungloe currently studying English, Media and Cultural Studies in Dublin. Eczema activist, avid tea drinker, and Father Ted enthusiast. I mainly write about lifestyle, culture, and mental health.
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Eight must-have winter coats 4 days ago

Eight must-have winter coats

By  •  Style

A warm coat is a staple, especially in Ireland where the winter is usually less than tropical.

There’s no better investment than a practical, sophisticated coat and you’re always guaranteed …
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Christmas shopping: The ultimate gift guide for Donegal dads! 5 days ago

Christmas shopping: The ultimate gift guide for Donegal dads!

Last week we published our top picks of special treats to spoil your mum with this Christmas – but what about dad?

Dads are usually happy enough with a pair …
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Wrap up! Snow is on the way 7 days ago

Wrap up! Snow is on the way

By  •  News

Donegal, Mayo, and Leitrim are at the highest risk of snow, with the north-west expected to bear the brunt of Storm Caroline.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow snow-ice …
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Brave Alice speaks out about self-harm 7 days ago

Brave Alice speaks out about self-harm

TG4 journalist Seán Ó Baoill spoke to Alice about self-harm and how she managed to overcome depression.

“I remember thinking to myself ‘If I wasn’t here, nobody would miss me’. …
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Emily wins big on Winning Streak! 1 week ago

Emily wins big on Winning Streak!

When she discovered she would be appearing on the show last week, her house was packed full of relatives and close friends after she had put on a spread to …
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Watch: Our top 5 moments from the Late Late Toy Show 2 weeks ago

Watch: Our top 5 moments from the Late Late Toy Show

Hundreds of talented children appeared alongside Ryan Tubridy in RTÉ’s biggest event of the year, with millions tuning in from across the world to see the top toys of 2018.


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Statistics reveal the most dangerous day and time for road tragedies 2 weeks ago

Statistics reveal the most dangerous day and time for road tragedies

By  •  News

Figures released by the Gardaí have shown the alcohol is a contributory factor in 38% of fatal crashes in the lead up to Christmas.

Gardaí released these figures at the …
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You can now bring your pet into supermarkets and cafés under one condition 2 weeks ago

You can now bring your pet into supermarkets and cafés under one condition

By  •  News

People may now be able to bring their pets into supermarkets and cafés.

A rule from the 1950s regarding domestic animals (dogs and cats) in food premises has been repealed.


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Review: Shivon Handmade Soap, a nourishing treat for sensitive skin
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Review: Shivon Handmade Soap, a nourishing treat for sensitive skin

Siobhan and Kevin carefully pick their main ingredient, seaweed, from Donegal’s beaches and add it to their soap.

Donegal Woman previously caught up with the couple, and they outlined how …
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60% of those with third-level qualifications in Donegal are women 2 weeks ago

60% of those with third-level qualifications in Donegal are women

By  •  News

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office this week have shown that 60% of those holding third-level qualifications in Donegal are women.

The publication shows that 42% of the population …
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Woman’s Words: Surviving the man flu when you’re a woman 2 weeks ago

Woman’s Words: Surviving the man flu when you’re a woman

By  •  News

This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Bag yourself a Michael Kors tote at this designer bingo night! 3 weeks ago

Bag yourself a Michael Kors tote at this designer bingo night!

By  •  News

They are hosting one of Donegal’s first ever designer bingo nights, with luxury prizes up for grabs! Designer goods such as handbags, watches, and jewellery are just a small sample …
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Christmas FM comes to Donegal! 3 weeks ago

Christmas FM comes to Donegal!

Festive jingles will be on the airwaves across the country from 1pm on Tuesday.

You can listen in in Letterkenny by tuning to 105.7FM.

The station will also be broadcast …
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Business owners roll up sleeves to raise funds for brave Mikaela Breen 3 weeks ago

Business owners roll up sleeves to raise funds for brave Mikaela Breen

By  •  News

Donegal Business Network hosted the ‘Bosses Wash for Cash’ event in Letterkenny on Saturday last to raise money for specialist treatment for the seven-year-old Convoy schoolgirl.

DBN Director Darren Donaghy …
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Talented trio tune up for Toy Show 3 weeks ago

Talented trio tune up for Toy Show

Made up of Siofra Mauerhofer, Aoife Breslin and Ellen Mc Groary, the Donegal Town-based band Revolutionary have been playing gigs for the past three years after being put together at …
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Watch: Hilarious #ToyShowTalent challenge sweeps social media 3 weeks ago

Watch: Hilarious #ToyShowTalent challenge sweeps social media

RTÉ has announced that they are giving away two tickets to a very talented individual who can wow judges with their finest party piece.

The broadcaster is inviting adults to …
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Fancy starring in Lisa McHugh’s newest music video? 3 weeks ago

Fancy starring in Lisa McHugh’s newest music video?

Country star Lisa McHugh is looking for extras to take part in the filming of her new music video!

The filming will take place next Sunday, November 26th in Co. …
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Miss Ireland Lauren is the pride of the country after reaching Miss World final 3 weeks ago

Miss Ireland Lauren is the pride of the country after reaching Miss World final

By  •  News

Miss Ireland Lauren McDonagh was the pride of the country last night as she competed in the Miss World championships.

Lauren competed against dozens of top pageant winners from across …
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Woman’s Words: Feel Lighter Forever 3 weeks ago

Woman’s Words: Feel Lighter Forever

By  •  News

This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman faces huge phone bill after being targeted by scammers 4 weeks ago

Woman faces huge phone bill after being targeted by scammers

By  •  News

A Letterkenny woman has been horrified to discover she has fallen victim to a bogus call after receiving a phone bill of more than €150.

The woman was targeted by …
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Al Porter taking time off Today FM show following sexual misconduct allegations 4 weeks ago

Al Porter taking time off Today FM show following sexual misconduct allegations

By  •  News

A large number of unsubstantiated sexual misconduct allegations have been made against comedian Al Porter in the past 24 hours.

According to The Times, it has been alleged that 24-year-old …
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One week until deadline for Electoral Register 4 weeks ago

One week until deadline for Electoral Register

By  •  News

Being registered to vote means that you can participate in deciding who represents you at local government level, national government level and European government level.

If you have not yet …
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Sweet treats for sale in aid of a great cause this Sunday 4 weeks ago

Sweet treats for sale in aid of a great cause this Sunday

By  •  News

A very sweet sale will take place this Sunday in Annagry!

The talented kids from Rolling Pins and Threads will sell their delicious home-baked goods at 11:45am this Sunday at Annagry …
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RTÉ are seeking brides-to-be to take part in ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ 4 weeks ago

RTÉ are seeking brides-to-be to take part in ‘Say Yes to the Dress’

RTÉ producers have started their search for brides-to-be to take part in the second series of ‘Say Yes to the Dress’.

Presented by Ireland’s most famous wedding planner, Peter Kelly …
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Woman’s Words: Speed Dating 1 month ago

Woman’s Words: Speed Dating

By  •  Life

This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Sharon first introduced us to Arthur, the 68-year-old gentleman who is looking for love and …
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Daniel O’Donnell discovers surprising sovereign fan! 1 month ago

Daniel O’Donnell discovers surprising sovereign fan!

His wife Majella was surprised to learn that Daniel’s fan base also extends beyond the walls of the British Royal Family’s regal abodes!

In a letter to the I Newspaper, …
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Woman’s Words: Cathy’s heartache 1 month ago

Woman’s Words: Cathy’s heartache

By  •  News

This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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People named Rose and Jack will get a free pass to the Belfast Titanic Experience 1 month ago

People named Rose and Jack will get a free pass to the Belfast Titanic Experience

By  •  News

The Belfast Titanic Experience is giving free passes to Jacks and Roses to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the blockbuster ‘Titanic’ from 19th November – 19th December 2017!

The huge …
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Canada offers over 10,000 visas to Irish citizens 1 month ago

Canada offers over 10,000 visas to Irish citizens

By  •  News

The visas are open to Irish citizens between the ages of 18 and 35.

The visas on offer include the Working Holiday visa, the Young Professionals visa for those are …
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Free fun pack available to encourage children to speak Irish 1 month ago

Free fun pack available to encourage children to speak Irish

By  •  News

Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh T.D., has announced that his Department is implementing a specific measure in …
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Be on the lookout for this phone scam sweeping Donegal 1 month ago

Be on the lookout for this phone scam sweeping Donegal

By  •  News

Donegal residents have told Donegal Daily that they have been plagued by these bogus calls over the past couple of days from countries such as Libya and Macedonia, with area …
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Watch: New HSE campaign casts light on dementia 1 month ago

Watch: New HSE campaign casts light on dementia

A new TV, radio and online advertising campaign to increase understanding and support for people living with dementia has been launched by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, as …
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Al Porter reveals his favourite holiday destination – and it’s in Donegal! 1 month ago

Al Porter reveals his favourite holiday destination – and it’s in Donegal!

By  •  News

Comedian Al Porter has shared his fond childhood memories of attending the Gaeltacht on Arranmore Island, and says the island remains a special destination for himself and his partner.

Attending …
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Woman’s Words: An unfortunate family dinner 1 month ago

Woman’s Words: An unfortunate family dinner

By  •  News

This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Letterkenny Olympian is the fifth woman across finish line at Dublin Marathon 1 month ago

Letterkenny Olympian is the fifth woman across finish line at Dublin Marathon

By  •  Sport

Letterkenny Olympian Caitriona Jennings put on a fantastic performance at today’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.

Caitriona finished fifth in the women’s category, crossing the finish line in 2 hours, 42 …
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Frightful Five: Day Nine 1 month ago

Frightful Five: Day Nine

To showcase the talent of local MUAs, DonegalWoman.ie is featuring our favourite macabre looks from five different artists in the lead up to Halloween.

We’ve been astonished (and a little …
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Allegations made that Irish media personality could be an “Irish Weinstein” 2 months ago

Allegations made that Irish media personality could be an “Irish Weinstein”

By  •  News

Presenter and doctor Ciara Kelly has revealed that a “prominent man in the Irish media” could be an “Irish Weinstein.”

It recently broke that over 80 women have reported that …
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Frightful Five: Day Eight 2 months ago

Frightful Five: Day Eight

Since Donegal Woman put out a call to all local MUAs to share your spooktacular looks with us ahead of Halloween, we have been amazed (and terrified) by the quality …
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Why do the clocks go back? 2 months ago

Why do the clocks go back?

By  •  News

It’s the time of year where we once more must anxiously try to recall whether the clocks go back or forward.

A useful figure of speech to help remember this …
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Donegal vigils to remember Savita Halappanavar 2 months ago

Donegal vigils to remember Savita Halappanavar

By  •  News

The 31-year-old Indian dentist died from cardiac arrest due to a septic miscarriage in University Hospital Galway in 2012.

28 vigils are taking place throughout the country to mark the …
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Watch: Comedians warn against wearing specific Halloween costumes 2 months ago

Watch: Comedians warn against wearing specific Halloween costumes

Better think again.

According to comedians Foil Arms and Hogg, these outfits are “unoriginal and unhilarious. They’ve been done to death. Don’t risk it.”

They also warn against lazy costumes, …
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Grab a free coffee at these petrol stations over the Bank Holiday 2 months ago

Grab a free coffee at these petrol stations over the Bank Holiday

By  •  News

Since January, 124 people have died on Ireland’s roads – a decrease of 32 on the same period in 2016. Five people have died in Donegal, with many more being …
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The Frightful Five: Day Six 2 months ago

The Frightful Five: Day Six

DonegalWoman.ie have been overwhelmed (and terrified) by the gory and gorgeous looks sent to us by local makeup artists.

The creativity and level of skill displayed has been remarkable – …
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Woman’s Words: Arthur’s bad behaviour 2 months ago

Woman’s Words: Arthur’s bad behaviour

By  •  News

This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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The Frightful Five: Day Three 2 months ago

The Frightful Five: Day Three

This week Donegal Woman put out a call to all local MUAs to share your spooktacular looks with us ahead of Halloween, and we were amazed (and terrified) by the …
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Fond farewell bid to much-loved business as it closes its doors 2 months ago

Fond farewell bid to much-loved business as it closes its doors

By  •  News

After 148 years in business, Judy and Lance Ball have shut the doors of CT Ball at 52 Upper Main Street for the last time, turning the key on a …
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“My daughter’s car is a write-off and this animal left her and drove on” 2 months ago

“My daughter’s car is a write-off and this animal left her and drove on”

By  •  News

Shockingly, the man in the Audi drove off and did not check on the girl whose car he had written off. The young woman did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

It …
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Residents warned as brazen conartists visit people’s homes 2 months ago

Residents warned as brazen conartists visit people’s homes

By  •  News

The fraudsters have been visiting homes in the Finn Valley area pretending to be from the Department of Health and have been asking people for sensitive information.

These scammers can …
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Footie fans in for a treat as Shay Given to appear on Ray D’Arcy Show 2 months ago

Footie fans in for a treat as Shay Given to appear on Ray D’Arcy Show

The Lifford native will be interviewed by D’Arcy about his career as a professional goalie spanning three decades.

Also appearing on the Ray D’Arcy show tonight will be Dustin the …
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Vivid Orionid meteor shower to fly over Donegal 2 months ago

Vivid Orionid meteor shower to fly over Donegal

By  •  News

This special meteor shower is caused by particles from Halley’s Comet, and is considered a big event for astronomy buffs as the comet only passes earth once every 75 to …
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