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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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WATCH: Hotelier Mary T Sweeney shares her extraordinary life story 15 hours ago

WATCH: Hotelier Mary T Sweeney shares her extraordinary life story

The lady of Castle Grove Country House Hotel Mary T was the recipient of the highly coveted Hall of Fame Award at the Letterkenny Business Awards 2017.

Her life story …
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Donegal pipers’ incredible Moscow experience features in TV documentary 22 hours ago

Donegal pipers’ incredible Moscow experience features in TV documentary

Raphoe sisters Chloe and Robyn Freen, along with Victoria Catterson from Castlederg, travelled to Moscow to perform at the Kremlin Military Tattoo – an unlikely adventure that arose from their …
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Deirdre McGlone inspires with victory at the IMAGE Businesswoman Of The Year Awards 23 hours ago

Deirdre McGlone inspires with victory at the IMAGE Businesswoman Of The Year Awards

The leading Donegal businesswoman was announced as runner-up in the Entrepreneurship category of the high-profile awards.

The Businesswoman Of The Year Awards is Ireland’s most prestigious night to honour female …
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It’s a good week to be a Daniel O’Donnell fan 2 days ago

It’s a good week to be a Daniel O’Donnell fan

The Donegal singing star has just returned home to the hills after a series of shows in Branson, Missouri, with good news ahead of Christmas.

He has just announced that …
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Donegal teen redesigns history with Leaving Certificate gold medal 2 days ago

Donegal teen redesigns history with Leaving Certificate gold medal

Cait Ní Mhordha of Coláiste Ailigh has been presented with the ETTA Gold Medal as the student to achieve the highest mark in her Leaving Certificate Design and Communications in …
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How Eilish and her team made the McElhinneys magic happen 3 days ago

How Eilish and her team made the McElhinneys magic happen

A festive celebration brought families and friends out to Ballybofey on Sunday afternoon for the highly-anticipated unveiling of the Christmas windows.

The theme this year was revealed to be ‘The …
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Unique birthday party to remember the life of a much-loved friend 5 days ago

Unique birthday party to remember the life of a much-loved friend

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A unique party in Letterkenny on November 24th will celebrate the life of a beautiful and cherished local woman who died nine years ago.

Jessica O’Toole died at the age …
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Review: There’s a lot to like about Lusso Tan
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Review: There’s a lot to like about Lusso Tan

Have you heard of Lusso Tan yet? It’s the tanning launch of the year that is created excitement ahead of party season. Created by three Belfast sisters and spa owners …
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You’re invited: Local businesswomen are hosting a fun festive fair 6 days ago

You’re invited: Local businesswomen are hosting a fun festive fair

This Saturday November 18th the BASE Enterprise Centre in Stranorlar will become a seasonal shopping wonderland as the Donegal Women in Business Network set up a wide variety of beautiful …
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The most wonderful Christmasfest is coming to Letterkenny 6 days ago

The most wonderful Christmasfest is coming to Letterkenny

It’s about time that Letterkenny had its own Christmas market, and this year our festive wishes are coming true.

For two days only, a sparkling celebration of over 40 food …
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Catriona confronts cancer with strength and style 6 days ago

Catriona confronts cancer with strength and style

Catriona Crumlish says she is not one to give up control. The 35-year-old mum of two was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, but she immediately took matters into her …
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Doherty family’s twinning tale to get TV fame 6 days ago

Doherty family’s twinning tale to get TV fame

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Parents Seamus and Elizabeth Doherty’s twin babies Sienna and Travis were born this year on October 17th – the exact date that their girls Samera and Tameka were born in …
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Empowered Donegal mammies begin a new life chapter 7 days ago

Empowered Donegal mammies begin a new life chapter

Every Donegal mammy has a personal CV of incredible skills she often doesn’t realise – she is a multi-tasker, a chef, a dietitian, an accountant, a doctor, a counsellor, a …
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Novelty car wash to drive support for little Mikaela’s surgery 1 week ago

Novelty car wash to drive support for little Mikaela’s surgery

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Donegal business leaders will get their hands dirty this weekend to help fund a life-changing operation for Mikaela Breen.

Donegal Business Network will host the ‘Bosses Wash for Cash’ event …
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Radiant Martina gets mammy’s approval to say YES to the dress 1 week ago

Radiant Martina gets mammy’s approval to say YES to the dress

The 39-year-old Ramelton native appeared on the popular reality series tonight and was joined in the famous dressing room by her mum Ann, her daughter Amy and Brighdin Carr, who will …
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You might spot a familiar face on tonight’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ 1 week ago

You might spot a familiar face on tonight’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’

Viewers will be tuning in across the country to see Martina Patterson from Ramelton, who is making plans to marry her fiance John Coll in August 2018. Martina has called …
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Schoolgirl’s moving poem captures impact of the Donegal Floods 1 week ago

Schoolgirl’s moving poem captures impact of the Donegal Floods

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The devastating floods of August 22nd affected thousands of people across Donegal in many ways.The physical damage was assessed and counted up, but the emotional impact of the natural disaster …
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Sandra’s secrets for managing success 1 week ago

Sandra’s secrets for managing success

Saturday was a special day of celebration for Sandra Devenney as she took the title of Retail Excellence Ireland Manager of the Year 2018. While this was a huge personal …
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Bublé is on the way! 1 week ago

Bublé is on the way!

The undisputed ‘King of Cool’ is set to perform in Croke Park on Saturday July 7th in a fully-seated concert.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 17th at 9am at Ticketmaster.ie and all …
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Style Study – Arlene Gill 2 weeks ago

Style Study – Arlene Gill

Fashion blogger Arlene Gill set up girlyinspcorner just this summer and has already amassed a large following.

The stylish mum of three has always had an interest in fashion and has been documenting …
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Events: Indulgence Laser & Beauty launch exclusive skin solutions 2 weeks ago

Events: Indulgence Laser & Beauty launch exclusive skin solutions

A fabulous party at the Indulgence salon celebrated the introduction of Dibi Milano to Donegal on Thursday 9th November.

Salon owner Seema Mehta was delighted to exclusively bring the brand to …
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How one businesswoman is revolutionising health therapies… with salt! 2 weeks ago

How one businesswoman is revolutionising health therapies… with salt!

Amanda Torrens, from Raphoe in Co. Donegal, is the woman behind an innovative and holistic treatment clinic launched in Letterkenny this year.

Along with her business partner Dr. Remo Schneider …
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The Coca Cola truck is coming: here’s where to get on board 2 weeks ago

The Coca Cola truck is coming: here’s where to get on board

The John Lewis ad is out, the lights are getting switched on soon, and now we have another magical event to make it feel like Christmas.

Holidays are coming and …
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WATCH: Adorable John Lewis Christmas ad captures hearts 2 weeks ago

WATCH: Adorable John Lewis Christmas ad captures hearts

This year viewers see the story of Joe and his imaginary friend, Moz The Monster. You’ll laugh, cry and get all the Christmassy feelings from this heart-warming ad.

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Special workshop to remember little angels at Christmas 2 weeks ago

Special workshop to remember little angels at Christmas

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All are welcome to the Feileacain support meeting on Friday, November 10th in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny. The event from 7.30pm – 9pm will be a special and safe meeting …
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Will it be next stop, Nashville for Grainne and Emma? 2 weeks ago

Will it be next stop, Nashville for Grainne and Emma?

Gráinne Gavigan from Ardara and Emma Ní Fhíoruisce from Gaoth Dobhair will be under the bright lights of the Opry Dhoire showcase.

You can catch their performances on Tuesday, November …
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Readers’ Choice: Where is Donegal’s best spa? 2 weeks ago

Readers’ Choice: Where is Donegal’s best spa?

By  •  Life

As the days grow darker we are looking for small comforts and a little pampering.

Donegal has an impressive selection of spas, treatment rooms and resorts to unwind and …
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Hotelier Mary T Sweeney reaches a pinnacle of success with Blue Book honour 2 weeks ago

Hotelier Mary T Sweeney reaches a pinnacle of success with Blue Book honour

Ireland’s Blue Book recognises the finest Irish country house hotels, historic manor houses, castles and restaurants.

Just three venues in Donegal are part of the association, while Castle Grove is …
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Winner Revealed: Have you won tickets for the Little Rascals Christmas event? 2 weeks ago

Winner Revealed: Have you won tickets for the Little Rascals Christmas event?

On December 9th and 10th, children will get a chance to meet Santa Claus and enjoy a wonderful time of festive activities.

Bookings are filling up fast! Congratulations to Grainne …
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Let’s help a little girl find her precious bunny 2 weeks ago

Let’s help a little girl find her precious bunny

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The small grey toy with pink details was lost a few weeks ago. It is believed it may be somewhere in Letterkenny, but the family do not have an exact …
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Donegal couple are in it for the long run after a marathon proposal 3 weeks ago

Donegal couple are in it for the long run after a marathon proposal

Gavin Ó Dónaill ran the Dublin City Marathon on October 29th – but it wasn’t the only challenge he had prepared for that day.

Gavin’s first marathon coincided with his …
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Catch this classic Christmas film at the most magical charity screening 3 weeks ago

Catch this classic Christmas film at the most magical charity screening

Donegal Woman columnists Emmet and Maria Rushe (aka Rushe Fitness and The S-Mum) have planned a wonderful event to support two Irish children’s charities.

The Polar Express, one of the …
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Chicago shows they love their ‘Daniel’ 3 weeks ago

Chicago shows they love their ‘Daniel’

Daniel has received the iBAM! Award for his lifelong contribution to Irish music and culture globally.

He was honoured at a gala awards night in Chicago on October 27th, where he was …
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High style to invade Inishowen at iCARE Fashion Show 3 weeks ago

High style to invade Inishowen at iCARE Fashion Show

The iCARE Charity Fashion Show 2017 for Autism takes place on Wednesday 22nd November in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, doors open at 7pm, show starting at 7:30pm.

Entering its …
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Got talent? Go get discovered at Donegal’s BGT auditions 3 weeks ago

Got talent? Go get discovered at Donegal’s BGT auditions

Britain’s Got Talent is back, with open Auditions for the next series of the show heading to Letterkenny.

Britain’s Got Talent scouts will be at Arena7 Entertainment Complex in Letterkenny …
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Teen chef Niamh McDermott stirs up stardom in TV debut 3 weeks ago

Teen chef Niamh McDermott stirs up stardom in TV debut

Celebrity chef Brian McDermott’s daughter Niamh took charge of the studio kitchen and proved she is every bit the foodie pro as her father.

The 15-year-old cooked up a delicious …
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Beyonce to star in Disney’s Lion King remake 3 weeks ago

Beyonce to star in Disney’s Lion King remake

Superstar singer Beyonce has been confirmed in a leading role in the live-action remake of The Lion King.

Queen Bey will lead the pack as Queen Nala, naturally.

The announcement …
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Bookings begin for ‘Little Rascals’ to see Santa 3 weeks ago

Bookings begin for ‘Little Rascals’ to see Santa

A special Santa experience is returning to Rossnakill this December and bookings have just begun today (Thursday).

On December 9th and 10th, children will get a chance to meet Santa …
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WATCH: Donegal presenter’s spooky snapchat prank stuns viewers 3 weeks ago

WATCH: Donegal presenter’s spooky snapchat prank stuns viewers

Donegal presenter Caitlín Nic Aoidh was up to her old tricks again last night as she presented a special TG4 broadcast.

The Gortahork native has been with TG4 since 2014 and has …
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WATCH: The Frightful Fifty – Donegal’s top Halloween MUAs 3 weeks ago

WATCH: The Frightful Fifty – Donegal’s top Halloween MUAs

Donegal Woman ran a hauntingly good series this month to highlight the work of local makeup artists and feature a Frightful Five every day for the past 10 days.

Now, for …
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WATCH: 12-year-old son amazes with funny and sweet wedding speech 3 weeks ago

WATCH: 12-year-old son amazes with funny and sweet wedding speech

Stanley Jarman, aged 12, gave this stellar speech at his mum Melissa’s wedding to officially welcome his stepdad Iain Harris to the family.

Family and friends in the An Chuirt …
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The Frightful Five: Day Ten 3 weeks ago

The Frightful Five: Day Ten

The Frightful Five became a hugely successful series on Donegal Woman. We’d like to thank all artists who have sent in images. You packed our inboxes with some seriously gory …
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How McElhinneys help women find their perfect fit after surgery 3 weeks ago

How McElhinneys help women find their perfect fit after surgery

By  •  Life

Last week the McElhinneys Lingerie Department celebrated a special event with Majella O’Donnell for breast cancer awareness month.

Majella gave a talk charting her own breast cancer journey and the event …
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Learning the law of running a business 3 weeks ago

Learning the law of running a business

Donegal women are meeting this week to discuss the legal elements of enterprise with an expert advisor. All are welcome to attend the event in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar on Wednesday 1st …
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A grandmother’s advice: ‘Please go for your BreastCheck’ 4 weeks ago

A grandmother’s advice: ‘Please go for your BreastCheck’

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BreastCheck – the National Breast Screening Programme is asking all eligible women to put themselves first and attend their appointment when invited.

Cork …
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The Frightful Five: Day Seven 4 weeks ago

The Frightful Five: Day Seven

Halloween is nearly upon us, and we’re getting a little scared about our costumes! Like so many ghosts and ghouls, our costumes are non-existent (…or are they?). Whether you believe …
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Looking for love? First Dates Donegal is right around the corner 4 weeks ago

Looking for love? First Dates Donegal is right around the corner

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Things will be heating up in Dunfanaghy next month as First Dates hopefuls gather in Arnold’s Hotel. 

Singletons looking for love are in for an exciting weekend of mingling, music …
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In Pictures: Majella meets fans and cancer survivors in McElhinneys 4 weeks ago

In Pictures: Majella meets fans and cancer survivors in McElhinneys

She told the story of her own cancer diagnosis, treatment and her life after cancer – sharing intimate details with all who gathered in the McElhinneys Lingerie Department.

You can …
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Events: Majella shares vital message at ‘Think Pink’ afternoon 4 weeks ago

Events: Majella shares vital message at ‘Think Pink’ afternoon

“It’s tough but it’s doable,” were the comforting words from Majella today as she opened up on her breast cancer journey.

Majella was joined in the McElhinneys lingerie department by …
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Understanding forum for bereaved parents to meet next month 4 weeks ago

Understanding forum for bereaved parents to meet next month

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One bereaved mother who attended a recent Anam Cara event said: “Both my husband and I felt it helped us in our grief to be in a place where we …
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