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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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Let’s help Lombok: How a Donegal woman is bringing hope back to the devastated island 13 hours ago

Let’s help Lombok: How a Donegal woman is bringing hope back to the devastated island

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Donna Gallagher from Kilcar had been living on the beautiful island of Gili Trawangan for 10 years before disaster struck on August 5th.

A severe earthquake measuring 7.0 hit …
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All smiles for Sally when Nathan Carter paid a surprise visit! 1 day ago

All smiles for Sally when Nathan Carter paid a surprise visit!

Sally Crossan from Lifford had an unexpected visitor on Thursday when Country Music star Nathan Carter arrived at her home.

Carter was in Donegal for the Clonmany Festival last week, …
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Fundraiser launched in memory of inspirational Fiona Carr 2 days ago

Fundraiser launched in memory of inspirational Fiona Carr

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Fiona Carr from Mountain Top Letterkenny was 30 years old when she passed away on July 12th. The popular young woman endured a long battle with cancer and received immense support …
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TV3’s Ireland AM team raise over €39,000 for cancer charity 3 days ago

TV3’s Ireland AM team raise over €39,000 for cancer charity

The TV3 Ireland AM team, which includes Donegal woman Ciara Doherty, have gone above and beyond their target for the ‘AM Fights Cancer Week’ fundraiser.

Their target of €20,000 was well …
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Diamond delight for MLA Mallon after reuniting with ring lost in Donegal 3 days ago

Diamond delight for MLA Mallon after reuniting with ring lost in Donegal

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MLA Nichola Mallon thought she would never see her ring again after she lost it 18 months ago on a play park at Ballyliffin, Inishowen.

She searched for hours that …
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Sarah Jessica Parker has so much love for Donegal in this poetic farewell 4 days ago

Sarah Jessica Parker has so much love for Donegal in this poetic farewell

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Sex and the City star Sarah Jesica Parker’s holiday with husband Matthew Broderick and kids in Kilcar has come to an end this week.

SJ, being the literary fan that …
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Cycling for Solace and for a much-loved mum 5 days ago

Cycling for Solace and for a much-loved mum

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Travelling from London to Donegal is easy with planes and buses, but cycling is a whole other challenge.

UK teacher Lorraine McCormack plans to do just that. Next summer she …
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Charity after Catastrophe: Sophia calls on Donegal to help Lombok 6 days ago

Charity after Catastrophe: Sophia calls on Donegal to help Lombok

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Sophia Gallagher was walking through her home in North Lombok on Sunday when the ground suddenly started shaking and the world as she knew it collapsed.

The Letterkenny woman (32), …
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Style Study – with Yasmin of Snazzy Yazi 1 week ago

Style Study – with Yasmin of Snazzy Yazi

If you love colour, you’ll love Snazzy Yazi’s blog. Yasmin is a style blogger from Artigarvan, Derry who was ranked in the Top 60 Irish fashion bloggers list in January.

Her …
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Watch: Donegal mammy steals the show during surprise proposal! 2 weeks ago

Watch: Donegal mammy steals the show during surprise proposal!

All mammies want the best for their daughters and hope they find happiness. Many dream of their children finding ‘The One’, but one Donegal mammy really couldn’t contain herself when …
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In Pictures: Grainne and family celebrate Miss Universe Ireland victory 2 weeks ago

In Pictures: Grainne and family celebrate Miss Universe Ireland victory

The Buncrana nurse (23) cried many happy tears last night after judges selected her to become Ireland’s Miss Universe pageant representative for 2018.

Grainne walked away with a stunning emerald crown …
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Local woman loses engagement ring – Can you help? 2 weeks ago

Local woman loses engagement ring – Can you help?

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A local woman is appealing for help after losing her engagement ring just weeks before her wedding. 

Kathrina Ní Mhaollcathaigh has seven weeks to …
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Miss Donegal Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland! 2 weeks ago

Miss Donegal Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland!

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Buncrana woman Grainne Gallanagh has won the title of Miss Universe Ireland 2018. 

The London-based nurse was chosen as this year’s winner at a glamorous ceremony tonight in the Mansion House …
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Events: Stage stars sing on special night with Daniel O’Donnell 2 weeks ago

Events: Stage stars sing on special night with Daniel O’Donnell

Over 100 people of all ages took to the stage in An Grianan Theatre with none other than international singing legend Daniel O’Donnell for their first ever performance in …
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Three ambitious Donegal women to represent county in Miss Universe Ireland finals 2 weeks ago

Three ambitious Donegal women to represent county in Miss Universe Ireland finals

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Tonight is the night for Niamh, Grainne and Emma as they compete to be crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2018.

Three young Donegal women will be taking to the stage for the …
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Celeb couple SJP and Matthew Broderick take a break in the hills of Donegal 2 weeks ago

Celeb couple SJP and Matthew Broderick take a break in the hills of Donegal

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Donegal is welcoming some A-List guests this week as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick visit the county on a summer getaway.

The Hollywood actors have checked into to their holiday …
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Samara has a slice of success in the All-Ireland Brown Bread Baking Competition 2 weeks ago

Samara has a slice of success in the All-Ireland Brown Bread Baking Competition

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Samara Ward has qualified to the semi-finals National Brown Bread Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi and in association with the NPA and ICA, through entering the Aldi bread drop heats which took place …
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This eye-catching brand is setting a new trend, and it’s from Donegal! 2 weeks ago

This eye-catching brand is setting a new trend, and it’s from Donegal!

Gordon Gold, the newest eyewear brand, is making waves online with luxury designer wooden sunglasses.

The Donegal-based brand has been making a big impact internationally since it entered the market a …
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Hairdressers’ charity day raises a ‘happy’ €4,000! 3 weeks ago

Hairdressers’ charity day raises a ‘happy’ €4,000!

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The Hair by Anne O’Gorman salon at College Court was transformed into a lively spot on June 9th as they hosted a very successful ‘Happy Day’.

All proceeds from the event …
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Baby joy as Ciara Doherty announces pregnancy 3 weeks ago

Baby joy as Ciara Doherty announces pregnancy

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The Letterkenny native made the announcement live on air during yesterday’s Ireland AM show on TV3.

Ciara said she and her husband Richard Stearn were ‘thrilled’ and feeling ‘incredibly lucky’ to …
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Events: A sneak peek at ‘S by Sloggi’ lingerie in McElhinneys 3 weeks ago

Events: A sneak peek at ‘S by Sloggi’ lingerie in McElhinneys

Sloggi is a well-known brand in the McElhinneys lingerie department, but S by Sloggi is a special new underwear range that blends comfort with sleek and sophisticated design.

As McElhinneys are …
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Donegal girl goes through to Junior Bake Off finals 3 weeks ago

Donegal girl goes through to Junior Bake Off finals

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Competition is heating up in the Aldi Foróige Junior Baking champion, with one Donegal girl passing the test to get through to the national finals.

Elisha Moyne, aged 15, from Carndonagh …
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We did it! – Nikki Bradley on the highs and lows of the 4 Peaks 3 weeks ago

We did it! – Nikki Bradley on the highs and lows of the 4 Peaks

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Donegal woman, cancer survivor and adaptive adventurer Nikki Bradley has set a new record this weekend as the first crutch user to complete the 4 Peak Challenge.

Nikki and her …
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It Takes Two! Mum and daughter join TV talent show 4 weeks ago

It Takes Two! Mum and daughter join TV talent show

Jessica McKean from St Johnston is the youngest performer to be chosen for ‘Two Talented’ on RTEjr. She won’t be alone though, as the show format is all about double …
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Oakfield Park to be the perfect backdrop for a theatrical spectacle 4 weeks ago

Oakfield Park to be the perfect backdrop for a theatrical spectacle

Chapterhouse Theatre are set to present an exciting summer theatre staging of Robin Hood and his Merry Men at Oakfield Park. 

The open-air event takes place in the gardens of Oakfield Park …
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Andrea sets the agenda with new role at Newstalk 4 weeks ago

Andrea sets the agenda with new role at Newstalk

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Newstalk has today announced the launch of a new early morning news programme with Donegal native Andrea Gilligan as the lead host.

‘Breakfast Briefing’ will broadcast from 6.00am to 6.30am …
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Daniel and Majella enlist fans to help plan the ultimate USA Road Trip 4 weeks ago

Daniel and Majella enlist fans to help plan the ultimate USA Road Trip

Donegal couple Daniel and Majella O’Donnell are off to the USA this September, but what they get up to is down to their fans’ suggestions.

Following three successful series of …
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Textile artist Raychel Murphy’s funny crafts win Future Makers Award 4 weeks ago

Textile artist Raychel Murphy’s funny crafts win Future Makers Award

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Raychel Murphy, a Donegal textile artist from Ballybofey, is this week celebrating her success in Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Makers Awards & Supports Programme.

Raychel was presented with …
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Meet the duo launching Donegal’s first Food and Gin Tours 4 weeks ago

Meet the duo launching Donegal’s first Food and Gin Tours

Two Donegal women with a passion for food and tourism have launched Donegal Food Tours.

Locals and visitors are in for an adventure of the senses when the first tour kicks …
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TV documentary celebrates life of iconic Donegal woman 4 weeks ago

TV documentary celebrates life of iconic Donegal woman

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Cití Sheáin Uí Chuinneagáin died on June 3rd at the age of 98. She is fondly remembered as an icon of culture, music, song and dance in her local area …
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Spa Solís scoops two World Luxury Spa Awards 1 month ago

Spa Solís scoops two World Luxury Spa Awards

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Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa are celebrating bring crowned as Northern Europe’s Luxury Countryside Spa and Luxury Wellness Spa at the World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards …
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Brilliant Brenda wins big at the Irish Makeup Awards 1 month ago

Brilliant Brenda wins big at the Irish Makeup Awards

Brenda won ‘Freelance Make Up Artist of the Year Borders’ at Sunday’s inaugural awards at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin.

Winning the public vote was a shock for Brenda, …
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How this Falcarragh woman wants to use beauty to better the world 1 month ago

How this Falcarragh woman wants to use beauty to better the world

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Roisin from Falcarragh has entered the Richmond Centre Miss Earth environmental beauty pageant to advocate her passion for the prevention of animal cruelty.

The 19 year old works full time …
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Nikki needs you to help conquer her biggest ‘4 Peaks’ goal 1 month ago

Nikki needs you to help conquer her biggest ‘4 Peaks’ goal

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The 32-year-old adaptive adventurer will embark on a record-breaking 4 Peak Challenge this July 21st. Nikki will be the first ever crutch-user to attempt this feat which involves climbing four …
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Review: Sunkissed shimmering with BPerfect Golden Glow
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Review: Sunkissed shimmering with BPerfect Golden Glow

The heatwave was great while it lasted, but if you’re like me and didn’t get a speck of tan, there’s a new launch that I’m loving.

BPerfect Cosmetics are giving us …
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Devastated Samira QUITS in Love Island shocker 1 month ago

Devastated Samira QUITS in Love Island shocker

The 22-year-old dancer will appear in her last episode on the ITV dating show tonight (Thursday). Viewers will see he walking out the villa doors in an emotional send-off after …
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Kindness continues for Vanessa ahead of next charity gig 1 month ago

Kindness continues for Vanessa ahead of next charity gig

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Donations continue to flow in for the mother-of-three who took ill on a family holiday at the beginning of June.

Ahead of a fundraising concert tonight (12th July), well-wishers have …
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‘Still pinching myself!’ – Bundoran teen Katie meets Royal couple 1 month ago

‘Still pinching myself!’ – Bundoran teen Katie meets Royal couple

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Ambitious 17-year-old Katie had an exclusive meet and greet with the Royal newlyweds last evening on their first visit to Ireland.

Katie was invited to a summer garden party at the British …
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‘Heartbroken’ Derek Ryan cancels Donegal show after mother passes away 1 month ago

‘Heartbroken’ Derek Ryan cancels Donegal show after mother passes away

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The Carlow singer shared the heartbreaking news with fans yesterday, saying his family are devastated by the loss.

Sally Ryan passed away peacefully in hospital on Monday the 9th of July. …
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Royal visitors Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to touch down in Ireland today 1 month ago

Royal visitors Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to touch down in Ireland today

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will arrive this evening for a two-day trip in the capital, where they will visit a number of historical and tourist sites and meet with …
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Local women invited to new cross-border project for politics and public life 1 month ago

Local women invited to new cross-border project for politics and public life

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The Next Chapter is an exciting new project targeting women to develop their ideas, build communities and support the transition out of conflict.

The Next Chapter is a project for women in …
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Referendum agreed on women’s life in the home 1 month ago

Referendum agreed on women’s life in the home

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The Cabinet has decided to back a referendum on repealing Article 41.2 of the Irish Constitution, the article which refers to a women’s life and duties in the home.

Article 41.2 recognises …
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Penneys new sizing announcement has had mixed reaction 1 month ago

Penneys new sizing announcement has had mixed reaction

Penneys and Primark have this week revealed a major overhaul of their sizing system. “We’re updating our sizing for a more comfortable fit,” said the announcement.

The budget fashion store …
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Have you seen Oscar? Mother and son search for beloved dog 1 month ago

Have you seen Oscar? Mother and son search for beloved dog

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Gael Bradbury, her son Rafe (12) and Oscar the dog were climbing Errigal on Thursday evening when Oscar broke loose from his lead.

Gael says the Golden Retriever / Red …
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Grainne Gallanagh goes forth to Miss Universe Ireland finals 1 month ago

Grainne Gallanagh goes forth to Miss Universe Ireland finals

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Nurse and beauty queen Grainne has been announced as one of the Top 30 finalists in this year’s pageant – three of which are from Donegal.

Grainne is well-known as …
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Emma’s excitement in joining the Miss Universe Ireland Top 30 1 month ago

Emma’s excitement in joining the Miss Universe Ireland Top 30

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The 22 year old DCU Journalism and Irish graduate was this week named as a Top 30 Miss Universe Ireland finalist, which is a dream role for some.

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‘It’s a privilege and an honour’ – Niamh Frain is named as a Miss Universe Ireland finalist 1 month ago

‘It’s a privilege and an honour’ – Niamh Frain is named as a Miss Universe Ireland finalist

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Makeup artist Niamh Frain had wanted to apply for the international pageant in recent years, and everything has aligned this year to make the timing just right.

When the call …
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Fun in the sun forecast for Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic 1 month ago

Fun in the sun forecast for Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Families are invited to make the most of this glorious spell of weather with Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic, which returns to the park tomorrow, Tuesday, 3rd July.

This …
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Looking for love? First Dates are looking for you! 1 month ago

Looking for love? First Dates are looking for you!

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Singletons from all over Ireland are being invited to apply for the next series of First Dates – and there seems to be a big shortage of men.

Producers of …
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Vanessa stays strong in her fight for recovery after holiday illness 2 months ago

Vanessa stays strong in her fight for recovery after holiday illness

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Vanessa Donohoe is currently undergoing treatment in Barcelona after a severe brain aneurysm during her family holiday in Salou.

The popular young woman’s fight continues after four surgeries, but her family …
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