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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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Love gardening? Here’s an autumnal gathering for you 2 days ago

Love gardening? Here’s an autumnal gathering for you

By  •  Life

Donegal Community Garden Network are delighted to announce Irish Seedsavers will be joining them at their Autumn Gathering this coming Saturday 20th October

The event takes place at Garradh Cholmcille …
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National Blogger award goes to the S-Mum! 3 days ago

National Blogger award goes to the S-Mum!

Donegal mammy and popular blogger Maria Rushe has won the award for Best Parenting Blogger in Ireland!

The glitzy Boots Maternity & Infant Awards were held last night in the Royal …
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Donegal’s Girl Guides explore the animal kingdom 6 days ago

Donegal’s Girl Guides explore the animal kingdom

By  •  Life

Solo the Samoyed Husky and Kathleen Murray from the Donegal SPCA met the Letterkenny Brownies this week to help them work towards their Irish Girl Guides Pet Care Badge. 

The …
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Watch out, there’s a new wee Garda in town! 6 days ago

Watch out, there’s a new wee Garda in town!

By  •  News

A ‘wee hero’ from Co. Donegal has been drafted into An Garda Síochana for showing outstanding bravery in his battle with illness.

Ray Campbell (6) has joined the Donegal garda …
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Entrepreneurs urged to ‘go global’ on National Women’s Enterprise Day 1 week ago

Entrepreneurs urged to ‘go global’ on National Women’s Enterprise Day

Donegal’s entrepreneurs are being urged to ‘fashion their future by going global’ at this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day conference on October 18th in An Grianan Hotel in Burt.

Organised by Local …
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Glitzy winter ball celebrates 18 years of i.C.A.R.E. 1 week ago

Glitzy winter ball celebrates 18 years of i.C.A.R.E.

Lock the date in your diary and gather your friends for a spectacular evening at the i.C.A.R.E. charity winter ball!

i.C.A.R.E. have announced details of their ball on Saturday 17th …
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Events: Donegal Town Women’s Group celebrate 3rd birthday 1 week ago

Events: Donegal Town Women’s Group celebrate 3rd birthday

Countless cups of tea have been brewed by DTWG members since 2015, when an inclusive group was formed for the women of Donegal Town and surrounding areas.

The women have …
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Letterkenny store takes action for Breast Cancer Awareness month 1 week ago

Letterkenny store takes action for Breast Cancer Awareness month

By  •  News

Kelly’s Centra and Kelly’s Diner at Mountain Top Letterkenny are hosting two great events this month for Action Breast Cancer and the Irish Cancer Society. 

October is breast cancer awareness month and …
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Emma Mhic Mhathúna dies, aged 37 1 week ago

Emma Mhic Mhathúna dies, aged 37

By  •  News

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women at the centre of the cervical cancer controversy, has died at the age of 37.

The mother-of-five passed away in Co. Kerry this …
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Events: A special screening of new TV series ‘An Shandon’ 2 weeks ago

Events: A special screening of new TV series ‘An Shandon’

The Shandon Hotel & Spa hosted a glamorous premiere party this week to launch a new TV series – only the staff were the stars for the show!

An exclusive …
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New Paco store brings a pop of colour to Letterkenny 2 weeks ago

New Paco store brings a pop of colour to Letterkenny

The return of Paco has stirred a lot of excitement among fashionable shoppers in Letterkenny.

Thursday 27th September saw the grand opening of the Irish women’s fashion store in a …
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WATCH: Newlyweds stun their guests with hilarious wedding video 2 weeks ago

WATCH: Newlyweds stun their guests with hilarious wedding video

The adventures began when John failed to show up to his own wedding reception in Letterkenny…

Bride Carol Anne knew exactly where John would be, so she took matters into …
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Fascinating exhibition on Donegal women’s lives on display in museum 2 weeks ago

Fascinating exhibition on Donegal women’s lives on display in museum

By  •  Life

Did you know that in the nineteenth century single women left Ireland in equal numbers to men? These women were instrumental in sending money back to support the family at …
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Sinead sings a positive tune for young people’s mental health 2 weeks ago

Sinead sings a positive tune for young people’s mental health

By  •  Life

‘Voices of Hope’ will see Sinead and seven young acts taking to the stage to raise money for the Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre Children’s & Adolescent Counselling Services.

The 26-year-old …
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Women urged to be breast aware as cancer cases rise 2 weeks ago

Women urged to be breast aware as cancer cases rise

The Irish Cancer Society is urging women to be breast aware as the number of cases increases. 

There has been a 25 per cent increase in the number of breast cancer cases over ten years, according …
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Fans are falling for Rebecca Harkin’s new single 3 weeks ago

Fans are falling for Rebecca Harkin’s new single

The up-and-coming songbird launched the soulful single this month ahead of her future album release.

There has been a lot of love shared online for Rebecca’s talent in ‘Fall Like …
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Events: Donegal Women in Business learn to tap into video 3 weeks ago

Events: Donegal Women in Business learn to tap into video

We’ve been hearing how video is the future of social media communication for years now, but creating good videos and sharing them effectively is a highly sought-after skill.

Up …
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Fresh appeal issued in search for missing Donegal woman 3 weeks ago

Fresh appeal issued in search for missing Donegal woman

By  •  News

Gardaí have issued fresh information concerning a woman missing from her home in Ballyshannon.

Rhonda O’Loughlin, aged 34, was last seen in the Bridgetown area on Sunday. She is originally …
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Chef Brian and Brenda McDermott taste success at the Georgina Campbell Awards 3 weeks ago

Chef Brian and Brenda McDermott taste success at the Georgina Campbell Awards

By  •  News

The McDermotts reopened the Foyle Hotel in Moville just a few months ago, but it has already picked up the Newcomer of the Year 2019 title in the highly-coveted Georgina …
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Local campaigners to march on Dublin for ‘free, safe, legal’ access to abortions 3 weeks ago

Local campaigners to march on Dublin for ‘free, safe, legal’ access to abortions

By  •  News

Some of Donegal’s pro-choice campaigners are preparing to travel to Dublin this weekend in the 7th Annual March for Choice.

The March will be the first since Ireland voted by a …
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Caitlín Nic Aoidh named as first Irish language ambassador for her hometown 3 weeks ago

Caitlín Nic Aoidh named as first Irish language ambassador for her hometown

By  •  News

This new role has been created by Cloughaneely’s Language Planning Committee. It will see Caitlín helping promote the usage of Irish in Cloughaneely, raise awareness of Irish-language initiatives and activities …
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Peek inside the stunning Drumhalla House at this week’s open event 3 weeks ago

Peek inside the stunning Drumhalla House at this week’s open event

The stunning Drumhalla House in Rahmulllan are opening their doors to the public for a very special Open House Event this Tuesday, September 25th from 7pm – 9pm.

You are …
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Want to know more about Dyspraxia? Here’s a local meeting for you 3 weeks ago

Want to know more about Dyspraxia? Here’s a local meeting for you

The next meeting of the Donegal Dyspraxia Support Group is taking place on Wednesday 26th September.

The event will hear from three guests speakers giving advice for parents and educators on …
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Donegal woman joins rallying call for Lyme Disease recognition 4 weeks ago

Donegal woman joins rallying call for Lyme Disease recognition

Emma Doherty is part of a local delegation attending a Tick Talk Lyme Disease Awareness Rally on Wednesday 26th September in Dublin.

The Gleneely mother has had a new lease …
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Mini fundraiser raises a massive €12,000 in memory of Letterkenny woman 4 weeks ago

Mini fundraiser raises a massive €12,000 in memory of Letterkenny woman

By  •  News

Friends and family honoured the wishes of the much-loved Letterkenny woman by holding a unique raffle to give away her Mini Cooper and raise money for Donegal Hospice and the Oncology Department …
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Sparkling NW Breast Cancer Ball launched for 2018 4 weeks ago

Sparkling NW Breast Cancer Ball launched for 2018

Tickets are set to be released soon for the North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball on November 30th in the Silver Tassie Hotel.

With last year’s glamorous fundraiser being sell-out …
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Singer Eve Belle making great first impressions 1 month ago

Singer Eve Belle making great first impressions

Eve Belle Murtagh is the singer-songwriter behind that pop song we can’t get out of our heads.

The 20-year-old Gaoth Dobhair native is on the rise and has had a …
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‘Sincere apologies’ issued to Danielle’s mum over letter 1 month ago

‘Sincere apologies’ issued to Danielle’s mum over letter

By  •  News

The Department of the Taoiseach has officially acknowledged an error in denying Danielle’s mother Andrea Brannigan a meeting with Mr Varadkar on the false grounds that her daughter was ‘not …
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Watch: Newlyweds’ escapades are turned into amazing action film! 1 month ago

Watch: Newlyweds’ escapades are turned into amazing action film!

A young Donegal couple has set the bar high on wedding entrances after recording an epic cross-country quest.

Buncrana newlyweds Shaun McEleney and Elaine Doherty stunned their wedding guests when …
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Mum of Danielle McLaughlin awaits apology as meeting with Taoiseach confirmed 1 month ago

Mum of Danielle McLaughlin awaits apology as meeting with Taoiseach confirmed

By  •  News

The Taoiseach has reversed his office’s controversial refusal to meet with Ms Brannigan and discuss the tragic circumstances of her daughter’s murder in India last year.

Ms Brannigan confirmed that …
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Government says letter to Danielle McLaughlin’s mother was a ‘misunderstanding’ 1 month ago

Government says letter to Danielle McLaughlin’s mother was a ‘misunderstanding’

By  •  News

Andrea Brannigan, the mother of the late Danielle McLaughlin, received a letter that prompted widespread shock today in response to a request to meet the Taoiseach during his Donegal visit …
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Danielle McLaughlin’s mum shocked by ‘disgusting’ letter from Taoiseach 1 month ago

Danielle McLaughlin’s mum shocked by ‘disgusting’ letter from Taoiseach

By  •  News

The mother of Danielle McLaughlin has said she was disgusted to be refused a meeting with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar – because his office claims the late Buncrana woman ‘was …
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Events: Celebrating six years at Sculpt’s Big Birthday Bash 1 month ago

Events: Celebrating six years at Sculpt’s Big Birthday Bash

Pink bubbly, sweet treats and discounts galore were shared with guests for the Sculpt Birthday Bash tonight to mark a special birthday for the store. There was a great party …
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Donegal Lotto winner has just days to claim their €30,000 prize 1 month ago

Donegal Lotto winner has just days to claim their €30,000 prize

By  •  News

The National Lottery has revealed that it has still to hear from the holder of the lucky ticket which was purchased on the day of the draw at Byrne’s Foodstore …
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Watch: Daniel fan delighted by in-flight birthday concert 1 month ago

Watch: Daniel fan delighted by in-flight birthday concert

A lucky Aer Lingus passenger got a surprise extra when …
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The Story of Sculpt: Six years at the top of the Irish beauty scene 1 month ago

The Story of Sculpt: Six years at the top of the Irish beauty scene

Sculpt Cosmetics in Letterkenny are preparing to mark a special occasion with a beauty party in Letterkenny this Thursday 6th September – and everyone is invited.

The team is celebrating …
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Childcare costs are driving Irish women out of work – study finds 1 month ago

Childcare costs are driving Irish women out of work – study finds

By  •  News

New research published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute and Pobal, has found that mothers who face high childcare costs work fewer hours.

Women, especially lone parents, face …
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Veronica brings an abundance of colour to Donegal 1 month ago

Veronica brings an abundance of colour to Donegal

By  •  Life

Artist Veronica Maguire is showcasing Ireland’s first all-alcohol ink painting exhibition in An Grianan Theatre from 3rd September to 1st October 2018.

Veronica was born in London and presently lives …
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Teacher to inspire young minds at new Speech and Drama School 1 month ago

Teacher to inspire young minds at new Speech and Drama School

By  •  Kids

Letterkenny teacher Anna Farren has returned home to Donegal. The experienced drama tutor is about to launch the Farren School of Speech and Drama in September 2018 and is inviting …
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Style and Sustainability: Why this Donegal pair entered the vegan fashion fold 2 months ago

Style and Sustainability: Why this Donegal pair entered the vegan fashion fold

Two young Donegal designers and entrepreneurs took a big risk last year to set up their own eco-fashion brand. Now, as they launch Forester Products, we talked to founders Sean …
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Harvey’s Point are hosting a magical Twilight wedding showcase 2 months ago

Harvey’s Point are hosting a magical Twilight wedding showcase

Many of us know that Harvey’s Point is a wedding venue like no other, but to see the lakeside hotel sparkling under the moonlight will be a special moment.

This …
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Neasa to shine on TG4’s new weather team 2 months ago

Neasa to shine on TG4’s new weather team

Neasa Bheáid (21) from Gaoth Dobhair will be one of three new faces to host the Irish channels’ daily weather bulletins.

Neasa was chosen for the role following an intensive screening …
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Make a difference in one night by joining ‘Sleep out for Simon’ 2 months ago

Make a difference in one night by joining ‘Sleep out for Simon’

By  •  News

North West Simon Community is calling on the people of Sligo/Leitrim and Donegal to join the annual sponsored Sleep Out on Friday 5th October. 

The event takes place every year to …
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There’s a pawsome puppy party in Letterkenny this Saturday 2 months ago

There’s a pawsome puppy party in Letterkenny this Saturday

Dogs from all over Donegal (and their owners!) are invited to an exciting charity Dog Show at Castle Grove Country House Hotel this weekend. 

The expansive lawns of this Letterkenny …
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Brilliant Brid is honoured as a Beaumont hero 2 months ago

Brilliant Brid is honoured as a Beaumont hero

By  •  News

The healthcare assistant received an ‘Honour Your Heroes’ award of thanks this week from her patient, Louise McCarthy from Dublin.

Louise (28) suffered four heart attacks when complications arose during an operation to …
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One of the world’s favourite makeup products has just been discontinued 2 months ago

One of the world’s favourite makeup products has just been discontinued

Makeup fans around the world are in mourning today after Urban Decay announced the end of the original Naked Palette.

The iconic nude eyeshadow palette was a staple for every woman’s …
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Little Lewis (5) and friend star in heart-warming advert 2 months ago

Little Lewis (5) and friend star in heart-warming advert

Lewis Evans from Ballybofey is just five years old and he can already add ‘toy creator’ to his list of talents!

The imaginative boy was the winner of a special …
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Local family says EuroMillions win will give children the ‘best possible start in life’ 2 months ago

Local family says EuroMillions win will give children the ‘best possible start in life’

By  •  News

The lucky local family had half a million reasons to be cheerful in the National Lottery winners’ room on Wednesday as they collected a cheque for €500,000 which they won …
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It’s almost time to get a Taste of Donegal at the yummy food festival! 2 months ago

It’s almost time to get a Taste of Donegal at the yummy food festival!

By  •  Life

The North West’s largest food and drink event is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, which means a huge portion of food and drink offerings, entertainment and demos are on …
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Waterford Rose takes the 2018 crown 2 months ago

Waterford Rose takes the 2018 crown

Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher has won the 59th Rose of Tralee Festival.

Kirsten is the first African-Irish Rose to win the traditional pageant. The 21-year-old student and part-time model was speechless upon …
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