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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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Fyffes ‘apeel’ for recipes in celebration of National Banana Day! 7 months ago

Fyffes ‘apeel’ for recipes in celebration of National Banana Day!

By  •  News

As part of its support for the national drive to encourage healthy eating – especially amongst young and growing children – banana importers Fyffes is hosting National Banana Day which …
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‘She’s changed our entire world’: Kathryn Thomas on birth of daughter 7 months ago

‘She’s changed our entire world’: Kathryn Thomas on birth of daughter

By  •  Mammy

Ellie is Kathryn’s first child with fiancé Padraig McLoughlin, and their first two weeks as a little family have been blissful.

Sharing an adorable snap on Instagram, Kathryn says: “Two …
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Would you go the extra 6.2 miles to support Anam Cara? 7 months ago

Would you go the extra 6.2 miles to support Anam Cara?

By  •  News

The hugely popular mini marathon covers 10k, or 6.2 miles, around Dublin. Last year, a whopping €9.3 million was raised for hundreds of charities; bringing the total amount raised over …
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The adorable story of how this little girl was reunited with her doll 7 months ago

The adorable story of how this little girl was reunited with her doll

By  •  Kids

On the morning of St. Patrick’s day, Emily (4) and her mum Siobhan were getting ready to attend the annual parade in Mayo along with Emily’s favourite doll, Brownie Lottie.


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Jigsaw to launch digital support portal 7 months ago

Jigsaw to launch digital support portal

By  •  News

Jigsaw has 13 centres nationwide including on Pearse Road, Letterkenny which provides free, non-judgemental and confidential mental health support service for Donegal’s young people aged 12 – 25.

This new …
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American girl (11) delighted as her message in a bottle is answered from Donegal 7 months ago

American girl (11) delighted as her message in a bottle is answered from Donegal

By  •  News

On the 2nd of January 2017, Catherine and her older sister Una went to the seaside. While her sister swam in the frigid waters off Singing Beach, Catherine threw the …
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Applications for student grants open today 7 months ago

Applications for student grants open today

By  •  News

SUSI are encouraging students, both new applicants and those progressing to the next year of their course, to make their application as soon as possible to assist in timely processing.


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Danielle McLaughlin’s mother speaks out ahead of murder trial 7 months ago

Danielle McLaughlin’s mother speaks out ahead of murder trial

By  •  News

Danielle was found dead in Goa, India, on March 13th 2017. A local man has been charged with her rape and murder.

The trial is set to begin this Friday.


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RTÉ to revisit case of Galway mum missing since 1985 7 months ago

RTÉ to revisit case of Galway mum missing since 1985

By  •  News

RTÉ are revisiting four significant missing person reports that were previously broadcast on RTÉ’s Prime Time.

Missing: A Prime Time Rewind is a chance to watch four significant missing person …
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Anam Cara invite bereaved parents to monthly meeting 8 months ago

Anam Cara invite bereaved parents to monthly meeting

By  •  News

Anam Cara Donegal, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting its monthly parent evening on Thursday 12th of April from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.


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Style Study – Laura Doherty 8 months ago

Style Study – Laura Doherty

By  •  Style

Laura fashions her own eclectic style by combining bespoke vintage pieces with edgy rock-chic finds.

Curating her own vintage store with a diverse range of colours, textures, and cuts; Florrie …
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Letterkenny mum leads campaign for Organ Donor Awareness Week 8 months ago

Letterkenny mum leads campaign for Organ Donor Awareness Week

Her children Zoe, Féile and Mollie, also took part in the awareness campaign alongside broadcaster Claire Byrne.

In 2017 Ireland recorded a record number of organ donors and transplants, which …
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Watch: Man surprises girlfriend with heartfelt Mount Errigal proposal 8 months ago

Watch: Man surprises girlfriend with heartfelt Mount Errigal proposal

While most of the county slept over the Bank Holiday weekend; Gage, his fiancée Maddie, and their families, had already made the spectacular but winding journey from their base in …
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Wacky tea party to raise funds for two local charities 8 months ago

Wacky tea party to raise funds for two local charities

By  •  News

Breast Care North West and Diabetes Ireland are hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – and you’re invited!

The two organizations are to be the beneficiaries from this year’s North …
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The Undertones donate signed guitar to Danielle McLaughlin fund 8 months ago

The Undertones donate signed guitar to Danielle McLaughlin fund

By  •  News

The coveted guitar will be raffled off on the night of Urban Conflict’s performance at 10pm on Easter Sunday in McCallion’s Music Quarter, Buncrana.

To be in with the chance …
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Inspirtional nurse Aileen donates kidney to ill father 8 months ago

Inspirtional nurse Aileen donates kidney to ill father

Taking care of kidney patients was part of renal nurse Aileen Walsh’s daily routine; but when her previously very healthy father Seamus was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure, she …
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Donegal siblings score highly in prestigious dance competition 8 months ago

Donegal siblings score highly in prestigious dance competition

By  •  News

Emily (13) placed second in the prestigious competition and was awarded the coveted Globe trophy. Her brother Thomas also scored highly, placing 16th in his category.

Emily has been …
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Eilish’s message in a bottle makes remarkable 400km trip 8 months ago

Eilish’s message in a bottle makes remarkable 400km trip

By  •  News

A Wexford mum is hoping to get in touch with the man who found her daughter’s message in a bottle – on the other side of the country!

Little Eilish …
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Donegal Women’s Centre reaches out following rugby rape trial 8 months ago

Donegal Women’s Centre reaches out following rugby rape trial

By  •  News

The four men, two of them rugby stars, were acquitted of all charges following a high-profile nine week trial.

Paddy Jackson was found not guilty of rape and sexual assault. …
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#IBelieveHer trending after verdict of Rugby Rape Trial announced 8 months ago

#IBelieveHer trending after verdict of Rugby Rape Trial announced

By  •  News

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding had been accused of raping a 19-year-old woman at a house party in Belfast in June 2016. Both of them had been found not guilty.


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Baby joy for Kathryn Thomas 8 months ago

Baby joy for Kathryn Thomas

By  •  Mammy

The 39-year-old presenter’s new arrival came a week early, with both mum and baby doing very well.

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Calling all fashionistas! You don’t want to miss this vintage expo 8 months ago

Calling all fashionistas! You don’t want to miss this vintage expo

By  •  Style

The SEW Last Century Exhibition is the first of its kind in the north-west, as the 450 square meter sports hall will be transformed into a 20th century department store …
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Why do we put the clocks forward? 8 months ago

Why do we put the clocks forward?

By  •  News

The phrase “there’s a grand stretch in the evenings” will be a common pleasantry once again uttered across Ireland as the clocks are set to change from Greenwich Mean Time …
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Nominations open for Outstanding Young Person of the Year award 8 months ago

Nominations open for Outstanding Young Person of the Year award

By  •  News

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Donegal are running a competition to identify those in the community who have done something remarkable. Nominations to identify these outstanding young people in Donegal are …
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Can you help us reunite this Letterkenny family? 8 months ago

Can you help us reunite this Letterkenny family?

By  •  News

Yvonne Richardson (née Jenkins) is seeking information on her grandmother, Ellen Deery (or perhaps Deary), whose family was based in Letterkenny. Ellen’s father, James Deery, was a farmer in the …
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Watch: American woman’s dream of relocating to Donegal comes true 8 months ago

Watch: American woman’s dream of relocating to Donegal comes true

Kelly appeared on the hit US show ‘House Hunters International’ which was broadcast on the American HGTV channel earlier this week.

Kelly sold her home and pet care businesses in …
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GAA star Eamon McGee celebrates arrival of adorable twins 8 months ago

GAA star Eamon McGee celebrates arrival of adorable twins

By  •  News

The gorgeous set of twins was born today, with both mum Joanne Gillen and the babies doing very well.

Eamon shared the news on Twitter saying: “Anybody in Clones …
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Watch: Adorable Jason Quigley fan meets the man himself! 8 months ago

Watch: Adorable Jason Quigley fan meets the man himself!

The Donegal tot also gave him a run for his NABF Championship title after delivering an impressive right-handed jab!

Just two weeks before he takes on Daniel Rosario in Boston, …
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This couple’s unique wedding is one for the history books 8 months ago

This couple’s unique wedding is one for the history books

The bride and groom had been searching for somewhere special to celebrate their big day – and upon finding the Donegal beauty spot online, they knew it would be the …
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Watch: Talented Hannah’s stunning cover of ‘Isle of Hope’ 8 months ago

Watch: Talented Hannah’s stunning cover of ‘Isle of Hope’

Donegal student Hannah Doogan has shared a breathtaking rendition of the traditional Irish song, ‘Isle of Hope’.

Kilcar woman Hannah tells Donegal Daily that she is currently studying Musical Theatre …
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Students to donate hair to cancer charity in support of inspirational teacher 8 months ago

Students to donate hair to cancer charity in support of inspirational teacher

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A special fundraising event at Letterkenny Educate Together National School will see students (and some adults) at the school getting their hair cut in aid of two causes that are …
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The silent agony of Endometriosis 8 months ago

The silent agony of Endometriosis

We all know someone who struggles with their periods – be it a sister, daughter, friend or colleague.

You know that woman who goes through hell every month? She has …
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Could these four students be behind Ireland’s next best-selling game? 8 months ago

Could these four students be behind Ireland’s next best-selling game?

By  •  News

22 teams from 10 schools across the county took part in the competition, which aims to nurture students’ ambitions and encourage a culture of entrepreneurship.

The programme allows students to …
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Donegal women lead the way in law 8 months ago

Donegal women lead the way in law

By  •  News

Figures released by the Law Society Gazette have revealed that there are more female solicitors than male solicitors in Donegal.

For the first time, the Society has revealed the county …
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High-flying fashion: 70 years of Aer Lingus uniforms 8 months ago

High-flying fashion: 70 years of Aer Lingus uniforms

By  •  Style

The newly designed uniform by Louise Kennedy will be revealed in spring 2019 and will be worn by all frontline ground agents and cabin crew.

The famous ‘teal green’ uniform …
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Beaming Bernie bags €23,000 on Winning Streak! 9 months ago

Beaming Bernie bags €23,000 on Winning Streak!

Bernie’s parents Hilda and John Joe made the trip from Mountcharles to cheer her on along with sisters Kate, Mags, Hilda Jnr and Eimear, husband Macarten (Mac), kids Liam (9) …
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Sadness as author Emma Hannigan loses battle with cancer 9 months ago

Sadness as author Emma Hannigan loses battle with cancer

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After discovering that she was carrying a potentially deadly cancer carrying gene, BrCa 1 in 2005, she made the tough decision to have both of her breasts and both of …
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Watch: Maria pens heartfelt song about Tory Island ferry controversy 9 months ago

Watch: Maria pens heartfelt song about Tory Island ferry controversy

Churchill woman Maria McCormack has penned a spine-tingling song about the struggle the people of Tory island are currently facing.

Families are considering leaving their homes on the island, which …
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Gardaí appeal for witnesses of Gweedore crash 9 months ago

Gardaí appeal for witnesses of Gweedore crash

By  •  News

Bunbeg Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred this afternoon in west Donegal.

At 2pm today, a car collided with a wall on …
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Chronic pain sufferer left in agony following pain patch restriction 9 months ago

Chronic pain sufferer left in agony following pain patch restriction

By  •  News

The patches are licensed to be prescribed for post-shingles pain, however many doctors have found the patches can give some comfort to patients with conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, …
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Donegal drag queen wows crowd on Ireland’s Got Talent! 9 months ago

Donegal drag queen wows crowd on Ireland’s Got Talent!

The 51-year-old, who is originally from Belfast but has lived in Ardara since the ’80s, appeared before judges Louis Walsh, Denise Van Outen, Michelle Visage and Jason Byrne on tonight’s …
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Caitlín Nic Aoidh launches major Good Food Ireland event 9 months ago

Caitlín Nic Aoidh launches major Good Food Ireland event

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The Good Food Ireland event is going to Galway for the first time on April 23rd and 24th 2018, and will be hosted in the National University of Ireland Galway …
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Elaine Crowley gets ‘cheeky’ tattoo in honour of Emma Hannigan 9 months ago

Elaine Crowley gets ‘cheeky’ tattoo in honour of Emma Hannigan

By  •  News

Emma has been battling cancer for the last 13 years and recently revealed that her long-term battle with breast cancer has become terminal.

Writing on her blog last week, Emma …
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Beach day anyone? Two Donegal beauty spots make it to TripAdvisor’s Top 10 9 months ago

Beach day anyone? Two Donegal beauty spots make it to TripAdvisor’s Top 10

By  •  News

The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards have named Ireland’s best beaches for 2018, with two Donegal beaches making the list.

Located just outside Ardara, Maghera Beach and Caves came in at …
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Twitter Reacts: Top 10 tweets about Daniel and Majella on Room to Improve 9 months ago

Twitter Reacts: Top 10 tweets about Daniel and Majella on Room to Improve

Viewers were blown away by architect Dermot Bannon’s renovation of their four-bed Kincasslagh abode, with the house being transformed into a bright, modern home full of personality.

After being teased …
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Appeal launched after brazen thieves steal car from outside woman’s home 9 months ago

Appeal launched after brazen thieves steal car from outside woman’s home

By  •  News

A search has been launched to find a silver 2004 Seat Ibiza (04 DL 3170) after it was allegedly stolen outside of a woman’s house in Ballyduff Park in Lifford …
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Calling all makeup fanatics! You don’t want to miss this masterclass 9 months ago

Calling all makeup fanatics! You don’t want to miss this masterclass

Leading makeup artists Emer O’Kane and Aneta Wojick will host the 3 hour masterclass, and will be doing live demonstrations showing you how to achieve all of the on-trend makeup looks!


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Watch: Cheeky innuendo leaves Ireland AM crew in stitches 9 months ago

Watch: Cheeky innuendo leaves Ireland AM crew in stitches

On Valentine’s Day, mixologist Darren Geraghty was invited on set to give Ireland AM hosts Alan and Ciara Doherty a tutorial on crafting the perfect Valentine’s cocktail.

“This is actually …
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Unmissable documentary series about Irish fashion begins tonight 9 months ago

Unmissable documentary series about Irish fashion begins tonight

The series, Snáithe, was created by Ciara Nic Chormaic and is to be hosted by fashionista Ciara O’Doherty.

Speaking to The Irish Times last weekend, Nic Chormaic says: “People overlook …
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I am the Valentine’s Day Grinch 9 months ago

I am the Valentine’s Day Grinch

By  •  News

V-Day is a load of cac.

There, I said it. And no, I’m not just saying that because I happen to be single this year *wink wink*

D’you reckon Jane …
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