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Donegal Woman Author - Rachel McLaughlin


Rachel McLaughlin is the editor of DonegalWoman.ie. She loves hearing about inspirational women, wearing red lipstick and making up terrible puns.
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Anam Cara extends support services to new Donegal location 1 day ago

Anam Cara extends support services to new Donegal location

Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, will host an Information Evening on Tuesday 3rd of October in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town at 7pm.

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Women’s equality forms the agenda of upcoming seminar 2 days ago

Women’s equality forms the agenda of upcoming seminar

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This WEAR (Women’s Equality Awareness Raising) seminar will be held in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Thursday 28th September 2017 from 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Eeveryone is welcome to book …
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Starbucks has arrived in Donegal and we are simply buzzing 2 days ago

Starbucks has arrived in Donegal and we are simply buzzing

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The people of Letterkenny will be wide awake this Monday morning after a high dose of caffeine from the newest Starbucks cafe.

The An Dánlann sports complex at LYIT has …
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Me and My Business: Rebecca’s smart idea 4 days ago

Me and My Business: Rebecca’s smart idea

Rebecca had the bright idea to set up a business in 2015 when she saw parents in the Drumkeen community struggling to find somewhere for their children to stay and …
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WATCH: What made #ConnectToGrowDL a success 4 days ago

WATCH: What made #ConnectToGrowDL a success

The Donegal Women in Business Network’s annual conference may be over, but the networking and collaborating are still going strong.

The Connect to Grow conference at Harvey’s Point saw local …
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‘Give our children with autism a chance’ 4 days ago

‘Give our children with autism a chance’

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i.C.A.R.E. is a day and respite centre in Buncrana that supports parents of children and people with autism, but funding has all but dried up.

For mum of three Mary …
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Party like the Parisians at this glitzy iCARE charity ball 4 days ago

Party like the Parisians at this glitzy iCARE charity ball

On Sunday 29th October 2017 i.C.A.R.E. are delighted to announce another opportunity to dust off your “glitzy dress” or “tuxedo” and take to the dance floor of the Inishowen Gateway …
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‘We’re exhausted’ – Caring parents battle to save lifeline autism service 4 days ago

‘We’re exhausted’ – Caring parents battle to save lifeline autism service

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Chairperson of iCARE Angela Tourish tells Donegal Woman how parents are working tirelessly to keep the centre open.

“The main issue is that the HSE are referring children to us …
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See ya! It’s National Leave Work at 4pm day 5 days ago

See ya! It’s National Leave Work at 4pm day

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We’ve got the Friday feeling here in DW towers, and would like to share a special reminder that it’s National Leave Work at 4pm Day.

It’s September, summer is over, we’re …
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In Pictures: Building connections at Connect to Grow 6 days ago

In Pictures: Building connections at Connect to Grow

Connect to Grow’s keynote speakers Paula Fitzsimons, Susan Hayes-Culleton and Majella O’Donnell provided unique advice on enterprise, goals, success, challenges and everyday life. Click here to discover the lessons learned from …
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Connect to Grow: A conference of listening, learning and sharing 6 days ago

Connect to Grow: A conference of listening, learning and sharing

The DWIBN Connect to Grow conference was a celebration of ambitious local women from all walks of life and all stages of their careers. Keynote speakers, exhibitions and discussions over …
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Paris calls for Miss Donegal 6 days ago

Paris calls for Miss Donegal

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Eighteen year old Lauren will be jetting off to Paris this weekend to model for top makeup brand Vanity X.

The Buncrana native was one of three Miss Ireland 2017 …
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Donegal student gets excellent opportunity to excel in science 7 days ago

Donegal student gets excellent opportunity to excel in science

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Abbey Vocational School student Emily McGill has been awarded a Naughton Foundation Scholarship worth €20,000 towards her third level studies in Applied Physics at Dublin City University (DCU).

Abbey VS …
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Lead musician calls time on Little Hours 1 week ago

Lead musician calls time on Little Hours

One of the founding members of the successful Donegal band Little Hours has told fans his time with the group has ended.

Guitarist and vocalist Ryan Mc Closkey revealed last …
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Remember the man who went on ‘a bit of a walk’? He did all 2,500kms of it! 1 week ago

Remember the man who went on ‘a bit of a walk’? He did all 2,500kms of it!

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Dublin native Jack O’Donohue left Muff on May 29th for what he called ‘a bit of a walk’. In reality, Jack embarked on a huge adventure that inspired many people …
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Kind-hearted Kara Rose wins national Hero Award 1 week ago

Kind-hearted Kara Rose wins national Hero Award

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Kara Rose is an admirable Donegal girl who was among twenty national winners honoured at this year’s national awards in Dublin on Monday.

On her seventh birthday in 2015, Kara …
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Doting grandad Daniel shares happy family announcement 1 week ago

Doting grandad Daniel shares happy family announcement

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Donegal’s star singer Daniel has announced that he and his wife Majella will be welcoming a new grandchild to their family in the New Year.

Majella’s daughter Siobhan and her husband …
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Save these numbers, you never know when you’ll need them 1 week ago

Save these numbers, you never know when you’ll need them

Connecting for Life Donegal launched this poster as one of three new suicide prevention resources yesterday as part of World Suicide Prevention Week.

These resources are the latest developments from …
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Black Tie Charity Ball to grant children’s little wishes 1 week ago

Black Tie Charity Ball to grant children’s little wishes

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The Little Wishes Black Tie Charity Ball is just around the corner and is set to be one of the biggest nights of the social calendar in Letterkenny.

The glamourous …
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Young stars sought for magical Christmas production 1 week ago

Young stars sought for magical Christmas production

An Grianan Theatre are preparing to showcase a fresh new version of the magical Christmas tale The Nutcracker this year.

Like last year’s Christmas show Peter Pan, this will be a youth …
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An Irish woman has made the funniest complaint to Cocoa Brown 2 weeks ago

An Irish woman has made the funniest complaint to Cocoa Brown

If you’ve ever had your favourite cosmetics confiscated at airport security then you’re going to relate to this woman’s message to Cocoa Brown.

Dublin woman Rachel O’Connor Walsh this week …
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The cutest heels EVER are coming to Penneys for Christmas 2 weeks ago

The cutest heels EVER are coming to Penneys for Christmas

Yes, we know it’s only September, but it’s never too early to start planning Santa lists and Christmas outfits.

Which is why we’re so excited to see the sneak peek …
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Helen has the secret to stress-free parenting… and is happy to share it! 2 weeks ago

Helen has the secret to stress-free parenting… and is happy to share it!

Helen Swierszcz is a parenting coach who has created a class for parents and toddlers to tune into connection, communication and mindfulness.

Ahead of the first class on 12th September, …
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Events: Style goals scored at the Finn Harps Fashion Show 2 weeks ago

Events: Style goals scored at the Finn Harps Fashion Show

Sports, fashion and fun was the goal at this unique show which was held in association with Donegal Hospice.

A star line-up of local celebrities and fantastic models wowed on …
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End summer on a fun note at the Raphoe family day 2 weeks ago

End summer on a fun note at the Raphoe family day

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If you’re looking for a way to make the most of a Sunday afternoon then head to Raphoe this weekend. On Sunday September 10th from 2-6pm there will be many …
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Woman hopes to extend kindness to young Donegal flood victims 2 weeks ago

Woman hopes to extend kindness to young Donegal flood victims

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Kildare woman Orla Mayock is hoping to pay forward some generosity she received after suffering her own unexpected disaster.

Orla owned a Montessori Preschool in Maynooth which was destroyed in a …
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Pat’s brilliant brews raise €2,300 for Alzheimer’s Society 2 weeks ago

Pat’s brilliant brews raise €2,300 for Alzheimer’s Society

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Well-known Creeslough woman Pat McCarry presented a €2,300 cheque to the Donegal branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland after holding her 23rd annual coffee morning on August 4th.

Pat …
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The Henry Girls join line-up for night of music and kindness for Inishowen 2 weeks ago

The Henry Girls join line-up for night of music and kindness for Inishowen

This concert is taking place to help raise further vital funds needed to support local victims of the recent floods in Inishowen. It will feature The Henry Girls, Sailor Bill, …
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Auditions open for a feline fun Christmas panto 2 weeks ago

Auditions open for a feline fun Christmas panto

The Butt Drama Circle will host auditions for the original tale of Puss in Boots by Thomas O’Leary in the Balor Theatre this Friday, September 8, at 7 pm for children. The …
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Donegal people called on to celebrate Positive Ageing Week 2 weeks ago

Donegal people called on to celebrate Positive Ageing Week

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Age Action is calling on the community groups in Donegal to organise events around the county for Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week which takes place between Monday, 25th September …
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Fancy yourself a photo enthusiast? Come along to LKFoto’s event 2 weeks ago

Fancy yourself a photo enthusiast? Come along to LKFoto’s event

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Celebrated landscape photographer Gareth Wray will be sharing his top tips at an event at Arena 7 Letterkenny on Tuesday 5th September.

LK Foto is a local group for people …
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Donegal restaurant comforts parents with free tea and scones 2 weeks ago

Donegal restaurant comforts parents with free tea and scones

The first day back to school is full of emotions – stress, excitement, and heartache for many parents to see their wee ones running through the gates.

One Donegal restaurant …
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Woman’s Words: A Clothes Cull 2 weeks ago

Woman’s Words: A Clothes Cull

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Another week, another on-the-mark Donegal Woman’s Words. This creative series returns with another tale from Moville writer Sharon Thompson.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature for readers …
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Remarkable Donegal woman remembered with unique storytelling chair 3 weeks ago

Remarkable Donegal woman remembered with unique storytelling chair

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The new chair for the Twin Towns Community Library will pay tribute to the much-celebrated Stranorlar native Frances Browne (1816-1879).

Based on the book by Stranorlar born author Frances Browne, …
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Now there are even more good reasons to go to Flood Aid 3 weeks ago

Now there are even more good reasons to go to Flood Aid

One of the biggest concerts of the year was arranged with lightning speed and tickets are selling just as quickly.

The huge Flood Aid event on Sunday 3rd September will …
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Miss Cork takes Miss Universe Ireland 2017 crown 3 weeks ago

Miss Cork takes Miss Universe Ireland 2017 crown

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The Cork native was chosen at a glamorous ceremony at the Mansion House in Dublin last night, where 30 finalists competed to be Ireland’s representative at the global pageant later …
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Tommy Tiernan to have Donegal folks giggling for a great cause 3 weeks ago

Tommy Tiernan to have Donegal folks giggling for a great cause

Tiernan is donating takings from his show at The Mount Errigal Hotel on October 5th to The Victoria Thompson Memorial fund and Scholarship. Tickets are on sale now.

As …
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Parents urged to join meeting for understanding bereavement 3 weeks ago

Parents urged to join meeting for understanding bereavement

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The meeting offers parents a safe and comfortable forum where they can connect with other bereaved parents who will understand the depth of their loss and grief.

One bereaved mother …
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A woolly wonderful Donegal guest will star on tonight’s Late Late 3 weeks ago

A woolly wonderful Donegal guest will star on tonight’s Late Late

It has been revealed that a Letterkenny farmer and his handsome woolly friend will join the first Late Late Show line-up of the season.

Seamus Brown and his star lamb …
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Events: Donegal celebrates amazing Amy’s homecoming 3 weeks ago

Events: Donegal celebrates amazing Amy’s homecoming

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The party at Backstage Bar & Grill saw friends, family, supporters and colleagues toasting to Amy’s outstanding success at the Rose of Tralee Festival.

Amy’s journey as the Donegal Rose …
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Free course offers skills to inspire life-changing thoughts 3 weeks ago

Free course offers skills to inspire life-changing thoughts

Aware is urging the people of Co. Donegal who are struggling to deal with life’s challenges to sign up to the “Aware Life Skills Group Programme.”

The Life Skills Programme, nine hours, …
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Beautiful ambitions bring Falcarragh girl to the fore 3 weeks ago

Beautiful ambitions bring Falcarragh girl to the fore

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Roisin, aged 18, is no stranger to beauty pageants, but Miss Universe is looking for more from the finalists than looks this year.

The competition is having a shake up …
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‘Anything we can do to help’ – country stars plan second Flood Aid show 3 weeks ago

‘Anything we can do to help’ – country stars plan second Flood Aid show

Robert Mizzell and the Country Kings, Jimmy Buckley and friends are putting on a lively benefit show in the Buncrana Plaza next Thursday, September 7th.

Mizzell told fans yesterday how he …
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Go get ’em! Flood Aid tickets on sale NOW 3 weeks ago

Go get ’em! Flood Aid tickets on sale NOW

Tickets for the Flood Aid for Inishowen charity concert are in high demand and are now available to buy online.

The massive event on Sunday 3rd September at the Aura …
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Kayleigh hopes to harness power of Miss Universe 3 weeks ago

Kayleigh hopes to harness power of Miss Universe

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Kayleigh, aged 20, cried with joy when she heard she was a finalist in the competition celebrating women of Ireland. She was working in Portugal when the good news came, …
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Tis the season to start wrapping Christmas shoeboxes 3 weeks ago

Tis the season to start wrapping Christmas shoeboxes

The launch of the 2017 Shoe Box appeal will take place in Mount Errigal Hotel next Wednesday the 6th of September.

A representative from Team Hope along with local coordinators …
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Miss Universe Ireland hopeful Simone speaks her mind on women’s rights 3 weeks ago

Miss Universe Ireland hopeful Simone speaks her mind on women’s rights

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Law student Simone Crawford from Castlefinn is one of the 30 finalists in the 2017 Miss Universe Ireland competition, which has had a revamp to focus more on the strong minds …
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Why I had to share the story of my blip’ – Amy Callaghan 3 weeks ago

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Why I had to share the story of my blip’ – Amy Callaghan

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Amy Callaghan from Glenswilly took to the Rose of Tralee stage last week to open up about her very personal past which was marked with depression. She earned much praise …
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Joanne jumps for joy as Rushe Fitness €1000 holiday winner 3 weeks ago

Joanne jumps for joy as Rushe Fitness €1000 holiday winner

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The Rushe Fitness Summer Shape Up challenge came to a grand finale last week when the Letterkenny gym members were rewarded for their hard work.

Letterkenny woman Joanne Gallinagh was …
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Country stars band together for ‘Flood Aid’ benefit concert 3 weeks ago

Country stars band together for ‘Flood Aid’ benefit concert

Daniel O’Donnell and Nathan Carter are among the country superstars who have signed up to perform in the charity spectacular.

Flood Aid For Inishowen takes place on Sunday 3rd September at …
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