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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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Animals in Need: ‘Please keep your animals inside during storm’ 1 day ago

Animals in Need: ‘Please keep your animals inside during storm’

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Hurricane Ophelia is set to be the worst storm to hit our shores since Hurricane Debbie in 1961. Met Eireann has warned that this is the strongest hurricane to form in …
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Woman’s Words: Teacher’s Pet 1 day ago

Woman’s Words: Teacher’s Pet

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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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Little Hours claim number one spot on iTunes charts 2 days ago

Little Hours claim number one spot on iTunes charts

Little Hours surpassed Liam Gallagher’s As You Were, Ed Sheeran’s Divide, Picture This’ self-titled album, and Now That’s What I Call Music 97!

Earlier this week, vocalist John Doherty told …
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Caitriona Coyle to launch debut novel in hometown of Carrigart 2 days ago

Caitriona Coyle to launch debut novel in hometown of Carrigart

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Caitriona will be hosting an informal book reading and book signing (with a few glasses of bubbly of course) in celebration of the novel’s release on Friday, October 20th at …
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Highly anticipated charity fashion show kicks off on Thursday 3 days ago

Highly anticipated charity fashion show kicks off on Thursday

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The event kicks off on Thursday the 19th of October at 8pm at Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel in Ballyshannon.

NCBI’s debut north-west fashion show will feature the best bargain pieces they …
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Natalie to star in Mrs Galaxy Ireland Final 5 days ago

Natalie to star in Mrs Galaxy Ireland Final

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If Natalie secures the title, she will go on to represent Ireland at a lavish Mrs Galaxy International Grand Final in Florida.

Ballyshannon woman Natalie is a local designer and …
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Inspirational Nikki begins training for gruelling four peak challenge 1 week ago

Inspirational Nikki begins training for gruelling four peak challenge

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The four peak challenge will push her physically and mentally, as she aims to climb four of Ireland’s most iconic mountains next summer – Lugnaquilla (Wicklow), Carrauntoohil (Kerry), Croagh Patrick …
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Bride drives herself to her wedding – in a tractor! 1 week ago

Bride drives herself to her wedding – in a tractor!

Lucinda walked up the aisle of St. Mary’s in Ramelton on the 19th of August, after driving herself to the ceremony – in her dad’s tractor!

“I grew up on …
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Woman’s Words: Arthur’s retail therapy 1 week ago

Woman’s Words: Arthur’s retail therapy

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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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Donegal athletes secure silver at Road Relay Championships 1 week ago

Donegal athletes secure silver at Road Relay Championships

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A record total of 179 teams took part at the Championships which were hosted by Orangegrove AC at Victoria Park in Belfast.

Maria Ní Mhaolagáin, Noeleen Scanlan and Nakita Burke …
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Tea-rrific event announced for people with dementia and their families 1 week ago

Tea-rrific event announced for people with dementia and their families

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On the second Wednesday of every month, they will be hosting a tea party between 11am and 1pm.

The cuppa is free of charge – and they’re even offering freshly …
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Mickey Joe Harte tops the charts with new single 1 week ago

Mickey Joe Harte tops the charts with new single

The Lifford singer-songwriter’s new single, ‘For The Broken Hearted’, surpassed gems by stars such as Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, and Nathan Carter.

Since releasing the single two weeks ago it …
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Cross-party action group to be established following Lyme Disease Rally 1 week ago

Cross-party action group to be established following Lyme Disease Rally

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Following the huge turnout at the Lyme Disease rally at the Dáil last Wednesday, activists raised awareness for the disease and its causes, with a cross-party action group being established …
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You can get free entry to Legoland if you have one of these names 2 weeks ago

You can get free entry to Legoland if you have one of these names

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Legoland in Windsor is offering free entry to anyone with specific names to celebrate the release of the ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’.

Guests with the first name Lloyd, Kai, Jay, …
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Meet the team who are putting smiles on the faces of Donegal’s sick children 2 weeks ago

Meet the team who are putting smiles on the faces of Donegal’s sick children

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The charity was set up last November by a committee led by chairperson Adrian McMyler. The launch took place during the hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser in aid of …
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Eileey’s feeling smiley with major award nominations 2 weeks ago

Eileey’s feeling smiley with major award nominations

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The Oral Health Awards aims to recognise excellence and endeavour in oral care in Ireland and the UK, and Eileen is nominated for the Best Children’s Care and Best Community …
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Donegal named soundest county in Ireland 2 weeks ago

Donegal named soundest county in Ireland

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A Reddit user took to the popular r/Ireland subreddit and asked users which county they think deserves the title, and the winner was overwhelmingly Donegal.

Check out some of the …
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You’d have to be mad as a hatter to miss this wacky tea party 2 weeks ago

You’d have to be mad as a hatter to miss this wacky tea party

KPC hope to bring the community together for an evening of fun and entertainment. Music on the night will be provided by Trevor Mc Brearty and Gareth O Donnell followed …
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Woman’s Words: Arthur visits Crescent Close 2 weeks ago

Woman’s Words: Arthur visits Crescent Close

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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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Update: Missing Donegal woman found safe and well 2 weeks ago

Update: Missing Donegal woman found safe and well

Missing Lifford woman, Annette Murphy, has been located safe and well, Gardaí say.

Annette had been last seen in Lifford yesterday.

Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance with …
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“The Eighth Amendment adversely affects every pregnancy in Ireland” 2 weeks ago

“The Eighth Amendment adversely affects every pregnancy in Ireland”

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Participants will assemble at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square from 1.30pm, before marching towards Dáil Éireann at 2 pm.

In April this year, The Citizens’ Assembly, made up …
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What is your hair’s EnergyCode, and why is it important? 2 weeks ago

What is your hair’s EnergyCode, and why is it important?

It opened its doors to the public in 1994 with the aspiration to offer a unique personalised service to each and every customer and now over 23 years later what …
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Top feminist Professor to address Donegal ETB 3 weeks ago

Top feminist Professor to address Donegal ETB

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Kathleen has a deep and long-standing commitment to the understanding and promotion of equality and social justice both locally and globally.

To that end she has been actively engaged in …
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Lyme Disease: “I was told it was psychological, but you know your own body” 3 weeks ago

Lyme Disease: “I was told it was psychological, but you know your own body”

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Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection contracted through bites from infected ticks. Although more commonly contracted during the warmer months, ticks can be found at all times of the year.


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Watch: Noah vlogs sun, surf, and sea at this year’s Liquid Therapy Surf Festival 3 weeks ago

Watch: Noah vlogs sun, surf, and sea at this year’s Liquid Therapy Surf Festival

Noah, who has autism, is a huge fan of Liquid Therapy and has been attending classes for the past 3-4 years.

Liquid Therapy provides a supported environment that allows individuals …
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A night of ceol and craic planned in aid of Inishowen flood victims 3 weeks ago

A night of ceol and craic planned in aid of Inishowen flood victims

The event, Inishowen’s Own, will feature some of Donegal’s best musicians, including The Henry Girls, Sailor Bill, Inishowen Gospel Choir, Great White Lies and Tommy Conway.

All proceeds from the …
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Watch: Ciara swept off her feet by surprise proposal in Croke Park 3 weeks ago

Watch: Ciara swept off her feet by surprise proposal in Croke Park

Ciara had just played in the All-Ireland Ladies Football Junior Final which resulted in a draw with Fermanagh yesterday afternoon.

As she was interviewed by Dáithí, she suddenly had a …
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Woman’s Words: All Arthur Needs 3 weeks ago

Woman’s Words: All Arthur Needs

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

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Family fun day planned in memory of three tragic Bruckless women 3 weeks ago

Family fun day planned in memory of three tragic Bruckless women

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The women had been traveling home from Dublin airport following a dream holiday in Turkey when they were involved in a three-car road traffic collision in Louth at 1am.

The …
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Watch: Mickey Joe Harte strikes all the right chords with new song 3 weeks ago

Watch: Mickey Joe Harte strikes all the right chords with new song

The Lifford native represented Ireland with his hit song We’ve Got the World Tonight in 2003’s Eurovision. The song went on to sell in excess of six times platinum status! …
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Culture Night: Here’s what’s on in Donegal tonight 4 weeks ago

Culture Night: Here’s what’s on in Donegal tonight

This will be Letterkenny’s 9th occasion to take part in Culture Night and the programme for 2017 offers 40 diverse events in 25 venues that celebrate our unique local cultural …
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Majella speaks of fear that cancer will return following second scare 4 weeks ago

Majella speaks of fear that cancer will return following second scare

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Majella O’Donnell was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, and bravely shaved her head on the Late Late Show at the beginning of her treatment. Since then, she has been …
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Abortion Rights Group: Jackson’s hunger strike a “farcical media stunt” 4 weeks ago

Abortion Rights Group: Jackson’s hunger strike a “farcical media stunt”

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Politician Tim Jackson, who ran in last year’s General Election, began his hunger strike on Wednesday.

Jackson says he will be striking for “as long as necessary” to bring attention …
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ISL Awareness week: “Having empathy, not sympathy, is incredibly important” 4 weeks ago

ISL Awareness week: “Having empathy, not sympathy, is incredibly important”

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The Irish Deaf Society has been leading negotiations with the Government over the passage of an Oireachtas bill that would officially recognise ISL. If passed, the bill would give Deaf …
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Sneak Peek: Heidi Klum’s Lidl clothing line to hit Donegal 4 weeks ago

Sneak Peek: Heidi Klum’s Lidl clothing line to hit Donegal

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The 18-piece collection with sizes between 8 and 18, titled ‘Esmara by Heidi Klum’, aims to produce fashionable pieces that won’t put too much of a dent in your pocket.


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Woman’s Words: Hair today, gone tomorrow 4 weeks ago

Woman’s Words: Hair today, gone tomorrow

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

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Remembering Mally: “She’s irreplaceable” 1 month ago

Remembering Mally: “She’s irreplaceable”

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Alma Curran, the principal of St. Joseph’s National School, explained to Donegal Woman that Mally was the backbone of the community, and that the town is in shock following her …
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Yikes! 5 tips for keeping these eight-legged creeps out of your home 1 month ago

Yikes! 5 tips for keeping these eight-legged creeps out of your home

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As the breeding season for the arachnids is fast approaching, they venture inside in order to mate in a comfortable environment. The male spiders venture out in search of female …
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319 women struggling with addiction in North West 1 month ago

319 women struggling with addiction in North West

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Of the total 919 people in the North West who attended addiction services, 538 were from Donegal, 295 from Sligo, and 86 from Leitrim. Most were men (593), compared to …
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Cousin to embark on extraordinary journey in memory of “vibrant” Danielle McLaughlin 1 month ago

Cousin to embark on extraordinary journey in memory of “vibrant” Danielle McLaughlin

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Joined by Kimberley Chu, all funds raised will go towards The Truth for Danielle McLaughlin Campaign.

Raymond has set a £2,000 goal for his fundraiser and is coming close to …
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Donegal Town will be illuminated in orange for a special reason tonight 1 month ago

Donegal Town will be illuminated in orange for a special reason tonight

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Landmarks across Ireland will be illuminated in orange to spread the message that “it’s okay not to be okay.”

Cycle Against Suicide is hosting an awareness campaign on the Diamond …
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Woman’s Words: Bosom Buddies 1 month ago

Woman’s Words: Bosom Buddies

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

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature for readers to enjoy.

This tale …
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50 Shades of Shay: Jamie Dornan helps Shay Given come up with autobiography title 1 month ago

50 Shades of Shay: Jamie Dornan helps Shay Given come up with autobiography title

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The Lifford native had some help coming up with a title for his autobiography as he asked his Instagram followers for suggestions under a photograph of himself and Jamie Dornan!


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Watch: Meet the women who are making waves with their unique heritage project 1 month ago

Watch: Meet the women who are making waves with their unique heritage project

Shot at Ards Friary in Donegal, this breathtaking video was directed by Letterkenny woman Andrea to celebrate the link between Ireland’s past and present.

“I was always passionate about the …
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Netflix to release eight-part crime series on Madeline McCann 1 month ago

Netflix to release eight-part crime series on Madeline McCann

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3-year-old Madeline McCann went missing in Portugal in May 2007, when she disappeared from her bed whilst parents Kate and Gerry McCann dined in a nearby restaurant.

Although there have …
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Photographer launches appeal to find Donegal women in this gorgeous snap 1 month ago

Photographer launches appeal to find Donegal women in this gorgeous snap

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Photographer Bill Guiller took this gorgeous snap of two Donegal ladies last weekend at the Dark Hedges, the picturesque road in Antrim used in ‘A Game of Thrones’!

The two …
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Disney is on the lookout for Irish princesses 1 month ago

Disney is on the lookout for Irish princesses

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They’re hoping to hear from “curious, cheerful, and enthusiastic” Irish people with good French for the auditions!

They will be in Dublin next week to recruit characters for greeting, food …
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Tourist thanks locals for support after lucky escape from car crash 1 month ago

Tourist thanks locals for support after lucky escape from car crash

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The couple was towing the van with their car when strong winds and a bumpy road caused the caravan to start snaking. It became difficult to regain control and the …
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First storm of 2018 will be named Aileen: next year’s storm names revealed 1 month ago

First storm of 2018 will be named Aileen: next year’s storm names revealed

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The first storm of the year will be female, and will be named Aileen.

The gender of the first storm alternates each year, with Angus being the first storm of …
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An unusual flavour of chocolate is coming to Donegal and we’re very excited 1 month ago

An unusual flavour of chocolate is coming to Donegal and we’re very excited

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Gin and Tonic flavour chocolate by Kerry confectioners Skelligs will be hitting the shelves in Lidl on Monday – but you better nab them quickly as they’re only there while …
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