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Donegal Woman Author - Rachel McLaughlin


Rachel McLaughlin is the editor of DonegalWoman.ie. Get in touch by emailing news@donegalwoman.ie
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Luxury Irish Holy Communion dress event coming to Donegal 3 days ago

Luxury Irish Holy Communion dress event coming to Donegal

If you’re searching for a special Holy Communion dress for 2021, make sure to book this event at Lough Eske Castle, 11th October:

Irish childrenswear brand Darcybow are Donegal-bound …
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Free online workshops for volunteers in Donegal 1 week ago

Free online workshops for volunteers in Donegal

By  •  News

Donegal Volunteer Centre will celebrate National Volunteer Week September 21st – 25th with a series of online workshops and information sessions to support volunteers and community groups across Donegal. 

Eamonn …
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Three in a row for super-scenic Donegal Airport 2 weeks ago

Three in a row for super-scenic Donegal Airport

Donegal Airport has taken off with the award for the World’s Most Scenic Airport – for the third year running!

The coastal Carrickfinn airport team are on a high today …
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Let’s all show the love for #LoveDonegal day 2 weeks ago

Let’s all show the love for #LoveDonegal day

By  •  Life

Get your Tweets ready tomorrow!

This Wednesday the 16th September will see the return of the #LoveDonegal day campaign to showcase Donegal to a worldwide audience.

Taking part is easy …
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Brisk walk is a big help for local hospices 2 weeks ago

Brisk walk is a big help for local hospices

By  •  News

Donegal and Foyle Hospices are set to benefit from a 5K fundraiser held by staff at Buncrana Medical Centre.

The weather didn’t stop the ladies getting their runners on for …
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Niamh’s business of building connections 2 weeks ago

Niamh’s business of building connections

Niamh Donoghue from Letterkenny has worked in the fast-paced marketing worlds of San Francisco and London. But she used her time at home in Donegal during lockdown to establish a …
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RunDonegal sets a new fundraising record! 2 weeks ago

RunDonegal sets a new fundraising record!

THE 2020 Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K has raised a grand total of €12,582 for the Brid Carr Fund For Ovarian Cancer Research.

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Donegal women taste success with foodie start-ups 3 weeks ago

Donegal women taste success with foodie start-ups

Two budding foodie entrepreneurs from Donegal have gained places on the hugely successful Food Academy programme, which supports early stage food and drink producers and small food businesses.

Established in …
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Time to get Donegal trending again on #LoveDonegal day 3 weeks ago

Time to get Donegal trending again on #LoveDonegal day

#LoveDonegal day is returning on Wednesday the 16th September to showcase the delights of Donegal on social media.

The campaign invites everyone to tell as many people as possible around the world …
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Donegal shines in Irish Made finals 3 weeks ago

Donegal shines in Irish Made finals

Donegal is very well-represented in this year’s Irish Made Awards – the annual competition by Irish Country Magazine highlighting the best creative businesses and makers across the country.

Local entrepreneurs …
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One to Watch: Donegal drama ‘The Deceived’ begins on Monday 3 weeks ago

One to Watch: Donegal drama ‘The Deceived’ begins on Monday

A highly anticipated drama which is partly-set in Donegal will launch on Irish TV this Monday.

Fans of Normal People actor Paul Mescal will want to tune in to …
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Donegal Women in Business host online masterclass on business stories 3 weeks ago

Donegal Women in Business host online masterclass on business stories

Donegal Women in Business Network are delighted to present their next event as part of their Online Masterclass series – this time with a focus on Story. Everyone is welcome to …
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Hair with Patrick Gildea: The perfect pastel pink for me! 4 weeks ago

Hair with Patrick Gildea: The perfect pastel pink for me!

By  •  Hair

How amazing are toners? You can switch up the overall tone of your hair, reduce brassiness or add vibrant colour for an instant new look – all while avoiding bleaching …
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Free programme to help Donegal women find employment 4 weeks ago

Free programme to help Donegal women find employment

Are you unemployed?

Looking to personally develop move into employment now or in the future?

WISE may be for you.

WISE (Women’s Integration, Skills & Employment) is a free programme open to women …
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The happiest birthday surprise for little Livie 1 month ago

The happiest birthday surprise for little Livie

By  •  News

Little Livie’s birthday wish has come true.

The family of a special baby girl are celebrating the phenomenal news that they have reached their fundraising goal of €2million to secure …
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Convoy celebrates €2.5M Lotto win 1 month ago

Convoy celebrates €2.5M Lotto win

By  •  News

A small village in east Donegal is celebrating today after the National Lottery confirmed the winning store which sold last Saturday’s Lotto jackpot winning ticket worth €2,482,715.

The winning …
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Donegal mum gives back to a charity close to her heart 1 month ago

Donegal mum gives back to a charity close to her heart

A Donegal woman is stepping up to her third mini-marathon in spite of her own health challenges.

Ciara McDermott from Ballyshannon will walk the virtual Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in …
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Donegal woman elected as county councillor in Dublin 1 month ago

Donegal woman elected as county councillor in Dublin

Donegal woman Siobhan Shovlin has won the Fine Gael co-option to take a seat on Fingal County Council in Dublin.

The Ardara native will replace Senator Emer Currie to represent …
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Women from near and far make RunDonegal 2020 a major success 1 month ago

Women from near and far make RunDonegal 2020 a major success

The organisers of the 2020 Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K are overwhelmed by the response to this year’s event which saw over 1,000 taking part and over €10,000 raised.

“We are …
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New Donegal seafood experience is making waves 1 month ago

New Donegal seafood experience is making waves

By  •  News

Two Donegal businesses have teamed up to create a unique seafood taste experience in the popular fishing port of Killybegs.

Atlantic Treasures – The Fish Stop and Hughie’s Bar launched the …
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Meet the young couple facing cancer in style 1 month ago

Meet the young couple facing cancer in style

A young Donegal man and his wife are giving the middle finger to cancer with their punchy accessories company.

Luke Skinnader (aged 28) from Ramelton and Amelia Page (31) from …
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Emily’s running challenge raises €3,000 for Letterkenny Hospital 1 month ago

Emily’s running challenge raises €3,000 for Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  News

A young Letterkenny woman has donated an amazing €3,000 to Letterkenny University Hospital following a successful summer challenge.

Emily Hanley (aged 21) ran 100KM in June to raise support for …
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It would be ‘grand’ if 1,000 women joined RunDonegal 1 month ago

It would be ‘grand’ if 1,000 women joined RunDonegal

THE ORGANISERS of the 2020 Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K Run/Walk are hopeful that they will reach the magical figure of 1,000 entries this Sunday.

“We are currently sitting on 930 …
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Story of extraordinary Donegal nurse brought to life in theatre 1 month ago

Story of extraordinary Donegal nurse brought to life in theatre

Catherine Black MBE, born in Ramelton in 1878, was nurse to both kings and beggars. 

Nicknamed ‘Blackie’, she was the private nurse to King George V up to his death. …
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Weeds are a winner for Donegal woman’s dynamic flower art 1 month ago

Weeds are a winner for Donegal woman’s dynamic flower art

By  •  Life

A creative Donegal woman has won a place as a finalist in an international floral design contest with a unique display – of weeds!

Cheryl Rock used the natural resources …
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Donegal mum and daughter stepping up for Beirut relief 1 month ago

Donegal mum and daughter stepping up for Beirut relief

By  •  News

Letterkenny woman Siobhan McLaughlin has made an extraordinary request for her birthday this year – for people to help her support victims of the recent explosion in Beirut.

An active …
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RunDonegal organisers hope for 1,000 entries as race takes virtual route 2 months ago

RunDonegal organisers hope for 1,000 entries as race takes virtual route

By  •  News

THE organisers of the 2020 Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K Run/Walk are hoping to gain a record 1,000 entries this month.

There will be no actual race on Sunday, August 23rd, …
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Donegal presenter appointed as lead host of Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live 2 months ago

Donegal presenter appointed as lead host of Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live

By  •  News

A new show awaits for Donegal broadcaster Andrea Gilligan as she steps up to Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live.

The Ballyshannon woman says it will be a ‘privilege’ to be the lead …
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Donegal’s SíFiddlers get in tune for first-ever broadcast 2 months ago

Donegal’s SíFiddlers get in tune for first-ever broadcast

An all-female supergroup of fiddlers from Donegal are in fine tune this summer with a number of exciting updates.

The SíFiddlers, comprised of 13 talented musicians from across the county, …
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Women in Business lay plans for a positive year 2 months ago

Women in Business lay plans for a positive year

After the upheaval of Covid-19, the future looks very bright for the Donegal Women in Business Network.

The committee held their first planning day with new president Jo Daly to …
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Big Pink weekend aims to give little Livie the best birthday gift 2 months ago

Big Pink weekend aims to give little Livie the best birthday gift

By  •  Life

We’ll be seeing all shades of pink this weekend as Donegal gets behind baby Livie’s major fundraising events.

The ‘Big Pink’ weekend aims to raise over €200,000 to reach the …
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Special memorial event to kick-start RunDonegal 2020 2 months ago

Special memorial event to kick-start RunDonegal 2020

THERE will be a poignant and inspired tribute on Saturday, August 1, for the first of the virtual runs and walks of the 2020 RunDonegal Women’s 5k.

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Harvey’s Point revealed as the best hotel in Ireland 2 months ago

Harvey’s Point revealed as the best hotel in Ireland

Harvey’s Point hotel in Donegal is celebrating being named the best hotel in Ireland for 2020. 

The luxurious lakeside hotel has once again topped the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.


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Jo Daly elected President of Donegal Women in Business Network 2 months ago

Jo Daly elected President of Donegal Women in Business Network

Donegal Town businesswoman Jo Daly has been announced as the new President of the Donegal Women in Business Network.

The non-profit network celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2020. While the …
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Photography competition focuses on beautiful Donegal 2 months ago

Photography competition focuses on beautiful Donegal

By  •  Life

An exciting competition has been launched by Donegal Tourism to celebrate this beautiful county.

And there are some amazing prizes up for grabs!

Whether you are a budding photographer or …
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Donegal actress celebrating the women that history forgot 2 months ago

Donegal actress celebrating the women that history forgot

Dr Kathleen Lynn, Lady Mary Health, Sybil Connolly, Granuaile – do the names ring a bell?

The Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley may be recognisable, but the stories of the others, …
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Donegal mothers invited to have their say on new research project 2 months ago

Donegal mothers invited to have their say on new research project

A Donegal researcher has issued a call for local participants to share their experiences for a new study on infant feeding.

Anna (Foy) McPherson is originally from Inver in Co …
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Teachers and SNAs go the distance for their students 2 months ago

Teachers and SNAs go the distance for their students

By  •  News

An inspirational group of teachers and assistants from St. Bernadette’s Special School in Letterkenny are making great progress in their epic Wild Atlantic fundraiser.

The nine teachers and staff have …
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RTE cancels Dancing with the Stars for 2021 2 months ago

RTE cancels Dancing with the Stars for 2021

RTE has announced that Dancing with the Stars Ireland will not go ahead next year due to Covid-19.

It is hoped that the popular celebrity dance series will be back …
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New Donegal-set series to feature Normal People star Paul Mescal 2 months ago

New Donegal-set series to feature Normal People star Paul Mescal

Normal People star Paul Mescal has been revealed in the cast of a much-anticipated new drama, called The Deceived.

The show has been created by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee …
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Incredible response to  Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K 2 months ago

Incredible response to Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K

The Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K has gathered an amazing level of interest in 2020 – with over 800 women registered so far.

The walk/run race is set to take place …
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Watch: Donegal woman walks down the aisle after would-be wedding surprise 2 months ago

Watch: Donegal woman walks down the aisle after would-be wedding surprise

A Donegal bride-to-be got the sweetest surprise on what would have been her wedding day.

Ashley Fox from Letterkenny and her fiancé Sean Tianihad from Gweedore had their wedding date …
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Grandmother braving the shave for crisis-hit Donkey Sanctuary 2 months ago

Grandmother braving the shave for crisis-hit Donkey Sanctuary

By  •  News

A Northern Irish grandmother is braving a buzz cut for the first time in her life to benefit a Donegal charity close to her heart.

Anne Blemings (aged 71) from …
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Let’s discover what’s on our doorsteps in amazing Donegal 2 months ago

Let’s discover what’s on our doorsteps in amazing Donegal

Can you name the three Signature Points within Donegal that are along the Wild Atlantic Way?

They are:

  1. Malin Head
  2. Fanad Lighthouse
  3. Sliabh Liag Cliffs

If this question has aroused an interest …
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Post-lockdown hair – time for new tones with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 2 months ago

Post-lockdown hair – time for new tones with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

It’s so good to get back to the hair salon, and it feels amazing to have my hair done again!

After a long five months I was so excited to …
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Looking good, feeling good and staying safe at the salon 3 months ago

Looking good, feeling good and staying safe at the salon

After a long break away from the beauty salon, many of us are looking forward to being preened and pampered again. 

It’s important that we feel safe on our next …
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New mothers campaign for extended maternity leave 3 months ago

New mothers campaign for extended maternity leave

New mothers in Ireland are calling for a once-off extension to maternity leave and pay by three months following the disruption of Covid-19.

The #ExtendMaternityLeave2020 campaign aims to highlight how …
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Learn how to master Instagram with marketing specialist Marie Shields 3 months ago

Learn how to master Instagram with marketing specialist Marie Shields

The Donegal Women in Business Network is launching a new online Masterclass series for members – starting next week with a focus on Instagram.

Marie Shields, the Donegal-based founder …
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Thoughtful schoolgirl begins children’s fundraiser for Baby Livie 3 months ago

Thoughtful schoolgirl begins children’s fundraiser for Baby Livie

By  •  News

A kind-hearted Donegal girl has tapped into her creative talents to help raise vital funds for a special baby.

Seven-year-old Kaiya Dohc from Donegal was moved by the story of …
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Crisis creates opportunity for The Song House 3 months ago

Crisis creates opportunity for The Song House

The pandemic couldn’t stop the music coming from The Song House in Falcarragh last weekend as they hosted a virtual Sean-Nós weekend.

In normal times, The Song House hosts singing …
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