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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. Get in touch by emailing news@donegalwoman.ie
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Community rows in behind Donegal family after heartbreaking diagnosis 2 days ago

Community rows in behind Donegal family after heartbreaking diagnosis

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Hundreds of kind donators have rallied around a Donegal family after they received the devastating blow that their little girl’s cancer has relapsed.

Over €10,000 was raised this week for …
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Donegal artist auctioning painting in aid of friend’s cancer battle 3 days ago

Donegal artist auctioning painting in aid of friend’s cancer battle

Veronica Maguire, an artist known for her beautiful ink and oil paintings, is offering up one of her works to the highest bidder in aid of her friend Angie Doherty.


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‘You have to take every opportunity you’re given’ 3 days ago

‘You have to take every opportunity you’re given’

After making a stunning debut last week, the Buncrana nurse and model wants to represent her county for as long as possible in the celebrity contest.

Grainne Gallanagh and her …
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Events: Health and wealth with the Donegal Women in Business Network 4 days ago

Events: Health and wealth with the Donegal Women in Business Network

Donegal Women in Business Network members are starting their New Year on a healthy note after placing a special focus on financial and mental wellbeing at an event on Thursday …
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Barbara’s bringing WellExpo to Donegal 5 days ago

Barbara’s bringing WellExpo to Donegal

Putting yourself first is the most positive thing you can do for those around you, according to executive coach, Barbara Edwards, who is organising WellExpo2020 in Donegal Town in January.

The first …
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Incredible €17,150 total raised at Breast Cancer Ball 5 days ago

Incredible €17,150 total raised at Breast Cancer Ball

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The 2019 North West Breast Cancer Ball has raised a grand total of €17,150, it was announced his week.

The money was raised at the star-studded 10th anniversary event in …
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Sinead shines on the Glór Tíre stage 5 days ago

Sinead shines on the Glór Tíre stage

Sinead (27) is one of six contestants competing in this year’s country music talent contest.

And she showed she is a natural star as she lapped up the glamour and …
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Women’s sheds in Donegal given first funding supports 7 days ago

Women’s sheds in Donegal given first funding supports

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As women’s sheds grow in popularity in Donegal, the government has announced funding for the community groups for the first time.

€500,000 funding has been announced today to support 372 …
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Donegal designers to unveil their latest collections at major expo 7 days ago

Donegal designers to unveil their latest collections at major expo

Now in its 44th year, Showcase is one of Ireland’s largest international trade fairs.

A major event for Ireland’s design and craft sector, the exhibition will see over 2,760 retail businesses …
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Grainne sizzles in Dancing with the Stars debut 1 week ago

Grainne sizzles in Dancing with the Stars debut

Buncrana beauty queen Grainne Gallanagh came out with a ‘bang bang’ as she performed her first dance on RTE’s Dancing with the Stars.

The former Miss Universe Ireland took on …
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Grainne gets ready for her first dance on Girls Week 1 week ago

Grainne gets ready for her first dance on Girls Week

The dancefloor is calling for Buncrana beauty queen Grainne Gallanagh as she performs her first dance on RTÉ One’s Dancing with the Stars this Sunday.

Grainne Gallanagh

The talented Donegal woman …
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School secretaries demand end to ‘inequality to female workers’ 1 week ago

School secretaries demand end to ‘inequality to female workers’

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‘If it were males in the job we wouldn’t be standing here today’ – Forsa President Ann McGee

Representatives from Forsa at Minister for Education, Joe Mc Hugh’s …
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Over 40 Donegal finalists in Irish Wedding Awards 2020 2 weeks ago

Over 40 Donegal finalists in Irish Wedding Awards 2020

The countdown is on for the fourth annual wedding awards in Dublin on Monday 20th January. Hundreds of top wedding specialists and establishments are expected to attend in the hope …
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It’s showtime for Grainne Gallanagh! 2 weeks ago

It’s showtime for Grainne Gallanagh!

Buncrana beauty queen Grainne Gallanagh will be bringing plenty of glitz and glamour to the new series of Dancing with the Stars Ireland as it kicks off tonight.

The 25-year-old …
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It’s time to support Myrtle Doherty’s Belarus appeal again 2 weeks ago

It’s time to support Myrtle Doherty’s Belarus appeal again

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An annual charity appeal led by Donegal woman Myrtle Doherty has kicked off again this January. 

Each year, the Belarusian orphanage appeal gathers a large stock of essential items, kindly …
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Crème de la crème of Donegal  musicians ready to celebrate Nollaig na mBan 2 weeks ago

Crème de la crème of Donegal musicians ready to celebrate Nollaig na mBan

A huge number of Donegal’s most talented female musicians will be uniting once again this Sunday for a special Nollaig na mBan concert.

The event in An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny …
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Big celebrations as Ruby Druce turns 104 on New Year’s Eve 3 weeks ago

Big celebrations as Ruby Druce turns 104 on New Year’s Eve

Remarkable Donegal woman Ruby Druce celebrated her 104th birthday in style with a large party on New Year’s Eve.

The popular Castlefinn native, who is one of Donegal’s oldest residents, …
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Singer Sinead taking to the Glór Tire stage in 2020 3 weeks ago

Singer Sinead taking to the Glór Tire stage in 2020

2020 will be starting off on a very exciting note for singer Sinead Black from Letterkenny, who will be competing on TG4’s Glór Tire country talent competition.

Sinead (27) is …
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’20s glamour for ringing in 2020 – at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 3 weeks ago

’20s glamour for ringing in 2020 – at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

It’s hard to believe that it’s a hundred years since the roaring ’20s. The extravagant style of that era is one of my favourites, and there’s no better time to …
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Recipe: Aoibhin’s amazing Christmas biscuit cake 3 weeks ago

Recipe: Aoibhin’s amazing Christmas biscuit cake

Young baker Aoibhín O’Dea from Cácaí Aoibhín Gweedore has a little treat for DW readers this Christmas – her biscuit cake recipe with a festive twist.

With easy steps and …
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Ambitious Aoibhín (16) is baking a business for herself 4 weeks ago

Ambitious Aoibhín (16) is baking a business for herself

Aoibhín O’Dea, from outside Gweedore, is only 16 but for the past two years she has been trading in her own bakery business called Cácaí Aoibhín.

Aoibhín’s cakes and bakes …
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Donegal woman delivers Christmas care gifts to cancer patients 4 weeks ago

Donegal woman delivers Christmas care gifts to cancer patients

Dunkineely businesswoman Mary Deeny shared some Christmas goodwill this month after a thoughtful fundraising drive.

Mary, who has her own Forever Living business, recently put 10% of her sales towards …
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Derry Girls fans are buzzing for the New Year’s Bake Off special 4 weeks ago

Derry Girls fans are buzzing for the New Year’s Bake Off special

If you’re planning a Derry Girls binge on Netflix this Christmas, then there’s another programme to add to your list in January 2020.

Fans of the C4 comedy can start …
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Watch: A local video with a lovely Christmas message 4 weeks ago

Watch: A local video with a lovely Christmas message

A heart-warming video has been recorded in Donegal to share a simple but hugely important message – Be Kind.

It’s easy to get caught up in the Christmas rush of …
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All I want for Christmas… is a coffee machine from Irwin Expert Electrical 1 month ago

All I want for Christmas… is a coffee machine from Irwin Expert Electrical

This week in the All I Want for Christmas series with Irwin Expert Electrical, we take a look at superb coffee machines to give someone a great boost on Christmas …
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Bauble display to celebrate women of the Twin Towns 1 month ago

Bauble display to celebrate women of the Twin Towns

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A unique display is returning to the Twin Towns this January in honour of local women.

The ‘Women’s Little Christmas’ exhibition invites everyone to decorate a Christmas bauble and have …
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Samara’s super brown bread hits the shelves 1 month ago

Samara’s super brown bread hits the shelves

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Inver baker Samara Ward is about to earn a crust from her award-winning bread when it hits the shelves in Aldi this weekend.

Samara’s Brown Bread was the winner of …
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Events: A celebratory Christmas lunch for Donegal Women in Business 1 month ago

Events: A celebratory Christmas lunch for Donegal Women in Business

The beautiful surrounds of Rockhill House Estate was the setting for a very festive Christmas lunch hosted by the Donegal Women in Business Network on Tuesday.

Members and guests …
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Planning a beautiful new room with Foy & Company 1 month ago

Planning a beautiful new room with Foy & Company

Did you know that your home interiors are a reflection of your personality? For me, that is floral all the way. 

I gravitate towards floral patterns in clothing and in …
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All I want for Christmas is… a Fitbit/Garmin or Headphones from Irwin Expert Electrical 1 month ago

All I want for Christmas is… a Fitbit/Garmin or Headphones from Irwin Expert Electrical

The ‘All I Want for Christmas’ series continues with Irwin Expert Electrical this week with a look at their wearable gadgets.

If there’s someone special who you know would love …
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Donegal mammy sends her family’s favourite dishes all the way to the US 1 month ago

Donegal mammy sends her family’s favourite dishes all the way to the US

A Donegal mother will be appearing on RTE’s Tastes Like Home tonight to show that home cooking is the best, no matter where you are in the world.

Ann McClay, …
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Cadbury Secret Santa Postal Van is on its way to Letterkenny 1 month ago

Cadbury Secret Santa Postal Van is on its way to Letterkenny

Christmas is coming early for local chocolate lovers – because Cadbury is bringing their Secret Santa Postal Van to Letterkenny this Sunday 8th December.

Stopping by at the Market …
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Donegal mums team up to write ‘The Mammy Handbook’ 2 months ago

Donegal mums team up to write ‘The Mammy Handbook’

Mammy knows best, as the saying goes, and when you pool together the tips of mothers all over the world, then you’ve got a wealth of wisdom.

Two Donegal mammies …
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‘Dancing Queen’ Grainne to join Dancing with the Stars Ireland 2 months ago

‘Dancing Queen’ Grainne to join Dancing with the Stars Ireland

Buncrana nurse and model Grainne Gallanagh will be strutting her way to the dancefloor in next year’s Dancing with the Stars Ireland.

The former Miss Universe Ireland winner confirmed her …
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Stella McGroarty makes two superb donations to cancer funds 2 months ago

Stella McGroarty makes two superb donations to cancer funds

Donegal Town boutique owner Stella McGroarty has proudly presented the proceeds of her charity fashion show to two very deserving causes.

€3,890 was raised at the Stella Boutique charity gala …
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Creative Paula has Christmas gifting all wrapped up 2 months ago

Creative Paula has Christmas gifting all wrapped up

When most people are only thinking about putting up their Christmas decorations this week, one Donegal woman has been immersed in glitter, ribbons, and bows for months!

Paula Roarty from …
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A first healthy Christmas for bundle of joy Odhrán 2 months ago

A first healthy Christmas for bundle of joy Odhrán

By  •  Life

A Donegal baby will be celebrating his first Christmas in full health thanks to the ‘amazing’ medics who saved his life this summer.

Odhrán Johnston from Carndonagh had a difficult …
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Events: The Grinch steals the show at Rushe to Raise! 2 months ago

Events: The Grinch steals the show at Rushe to Raise!

A cranky green Grinch may have been stomping around Century Cinemas today, but it didn’t dull the festive spirit of Rushe to Raise 2019!

Maria and Emmet Rushe with Mr …
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Events: Christmas indulgence with Five Farms in Raphoe 2 months ago

Events: Christmas indulgence with Five Farms in Raphoe

A festive and celebratory feeling was in the air at Coyle’s Centra Raphoe last night for the Donegal launch of Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur.

The drink, co-created by Raphoe …
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Black Friday Super Sale now on at Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny and Buncrana 2 months ago

Black Friday Super Sale now on at Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny and Buncrana

The huge Black Friday Sale is now on at Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny & Buncrana with unbeatable prices.

Get up to 50% off selected items in all departments. Stocks are …
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WIN: A 49” TV from Irwin Expert Electrical just in time for Christmas 2 months ago

WIN: A 49” TV from Irwin Expert Electrical just in time for Christmas

The huge Black Friday Sale is NOW ON at Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny and Buncrana.

It’s their biggest ever sale, with up to 50% OFF selected items in all …
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Inspirational Donegal woman wins young carer award 2 months ago

Inspirational Donegal woman wins young carer award

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A remarkable young Donegal woman has been named as Ulster’s Young Carer of the Year 2019.

Áine Grant from Bridgend, who cares for her mum Nuala, was one of four …
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‘Tis the season… for the Letterkenny Babies annual Christmas Jumper party! 2 months ago

‘Tis the season… for the Letterkenny Babies annual Christmas Jumper party!

For the past three years, the team behind the parents’ Facebook group has organised a Christmas Jumper party for families to meet, spread Christmas cheer and raise money for an …
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Donegal’s Moya Brennan to feature in female-focused arts series 2 months ago

Donegal’s Moya Brennan to feature in female-focused arts series

Folk music legend Moya Brennan will be sharing the story of her life in music when she features on RTE’s ‘The Works Presents‘ this week.

Moya will be profiled on …
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Let Yes Chef do the cooking this Christmas 2 months ago

Let Yes Chef do the cooking this Christmas

Yes Chef Catering, well-known caterers throughout the north west and official caterers to the Donegal GAA, are giving you the ultimate gift this festive season.

A hassle free Christmas!

CHRISTMAS …
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Events: AGM marks a new chapter for the Donegal Women in Business Network 2 months ago

Events: AGM marks a new chapter for the Donegal Women in Business Network

What a year 2019 has been for the Donegal Women in Business Network. In their 20th anniversary, the network has held many successful celebrations, looked back in appreciation of the …
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Thanks to the Breast Cancer Ball, the outcomes for Donegal women are improving 2 months ago

Thanks to the Breast Cancer Ball, the outcomes for Donegal women are improving

Breast Cancer Surgeon Manvydas Varzgalis is calling on Donegal people to go out and enjoy the North West Breast Cancer Ball for the benefit of Donegal woman.

The annual fundraising …
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All I want for Christmas…. is a TV from Irwin Expert Electrical 2 months ago

All I want for Christmas…. is a TV from Irwin Expert Electrical

Irwin Expert Electrical retail is part of Expert Group – Ireland’s largest electrical retailer with 67 stores nationwide. Irwin Expert Electrical have been in business for over 40 years and …
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Cameras start rolling for new Donegal-based TV series 2 months ago

Cameras start rolling for new Donegal-based TV series

Filming has commenced on a new thriller series set in Donegal and written by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee and her actor-writer husband Tobias Beer.

The four-part drama, called ‘The …
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Stella’s Charity Fashion Show total is revealed 2 months ago

Stella’s Charity Fashion Show total is revealed

Stella McGroarty from Stella Boutique Donegal has proudly announced the grand total of her fashion show last week.

An impressive €3,890 was raised at last Sunday’s stylish showcase in Harvey’s …
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