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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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We finally have the release date of Derry Girls Series 2 4 weeks ago

We finally have the release date of Derry Girls Series 2

Derry Girls series two is one of the most hotly-anticipated shows of the year, particularly in the north west, where we can’t get enough of the quick wit and antics …
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Plans in motion to open new maternity suite at Letterkenny Hospital 4 weeks ago

Plans in motion to open new maternity suite at Letterkenny Hospital

Approval has been granted for a new Maternity Theatre at Letterkenny University Hospital to be put into use – almost two decades after it was built.

Saolta Hospital Group has …
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Measles outbreak increasing in Donegal – warning 1 month ago

Measles outbreak increasing in Donegal – warning

A measles outbreak across Donegal is increasing with the HSE now confirming that there are seven confirmed cases of the disease.

Additional suspect cases are currently being investigated.

A number …
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Fashion world mourns death of iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld 1 month ago

Fashion world mourns death of iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld

The German designer passed away in Paris, according to sources close to fashion house Chanel. It is reported that he was unwell for the past two weeks.

Lagerfeld is best …
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Myrtle and Alan’s Chernobyl collection breaks records! 1 month ago

Myrtle and Alan’s Chernobyl collection breaks records!

By  •  News

Ramelton couple Myrtle and Alan Doherty have pulled off another hugely successful charity drive in aid of the Vesnova children’s orphanage in Belarus.

The appeal, now its eighth year, focused on …
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Anne Tuohy ‘absolutely thrilled’ with UK Dragon recognition 1 month ago

Anne Tuohy ‘absolutely thrilled’ with UK Dragon recognition

Anne Tuohy, aka Room Junkie, is the only Irish Interior Designer to be personally chosen by former UK Dragon investor Theo Paphitis as a winner of his #SBS business awards.


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Two Donegal hotels scoop top wedding awards 1 month ago

Two Donegal hotels scoop top wedding awards

Two top Donegal wedding hotels have been named among the best in the industry at the weddingsonline awards 2019.

Harvey’s Point and Lough Eske Castle, both located on the shores …
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Stylish sisters hoping butterfly dress will take wing 1 month ago

Stylish sisters hoping butterfly dress will take wing

Brodie and Mirren McFeely are through to represent Loreto Letterkenny in the first heat of the cutting-edge Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition.

The national contest encourages young designers in second …
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Meet Samantha Kelly, the woman bringing #TwitterMagic to Donegal 1 month ago

Meet Samantha Kelly, the woman bringing #TwitterMagic to Donegal

Samantha Kelly is a leading social media strategist, speaker and trainer who runs her thriving online businesses from her home in Co. Wexford.

Samantha is the founder of the Women’s Inspire …
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Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon is about to be the new fella on Derry Girls 1 month ago

Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon is about to be the new fella on Derry Girls

Irish comedian and actor Ardal O’Hanlon has been revealed as a guest star in series two of Derry Girls.

O’Hanlon, who is best known as Dougal from Father Ted, is …
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Watch: How one Donegal tot became an online foodie star 1 month ago

Watch: How one Donegal tot became an online foodie star

Adorable Donegal girl Lena Wilhare is making waves online with her mastery of eating a bowl of quality Mulroy Bay mussels.

Little Lena is only 21 months old, but she …
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Review: Springing into the weekend with Patrick Gildea 1 month ago

Review: Springing into the weekend with Patrick Gildea

If you could only use one makeup product, what would it be?

Mascara would be top of my list, and if it’s a night out then lashes are a …
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Donegal’s Lucy Lashes to turn on the charm for Ireland’s Got Talent 1 month ago

Donegal’s Lucy Lashes to turn on the charm for Ireland’s Got Talent

Lucy Lashes, aka John Campbell, aged 28, is a talented singer who plans to serve the judges more than just looks in Saturday’s edition of the variety show on Virgin Media …
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So the loveliest thing happened in Ballybofey and Stranorlar today… 1 month ago

So the loveliest thing happened in Ballybofey and Stranorlar today…

By  •  Life

Many happy faces were spotted around the streets of Ballybofey and Stranorlar today due to a heart-warming initiative by the local Chamber of Commerce.

Some ‘Cupid’ volunteers were out in …
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Love and Marriage: Wedding Coordinator Georgina’s secrets to success 1 month ago

Love and Marriage: Wedding Coordinator Georgina’s secrets to success

There’s a lot of work involved in being a wedding coordinator, but there’s so much to love about the job too.

Georgina Howley has spent the last three years as …
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Stall the ball! The Derry Girls series two trailer is here 1 month ago

Stall the ball! The Derry Girls series two trailer is here

Excitement for Derry Girls season two almost peaked today after a new trailer release from Channel 4.

The hit comedy set in 1990s Derry is expected to be back on our …
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Events: A healthy morning in the Salt Caves at Pontemed Clinic 1 month ago

Events: A healthy morning in the Salt Caves at Pontemed Clinic

The Pontemed health clinic in Letterkenny opened its doors on Tuesday 12th February for a ‘Women’s Health’ morning full of talks, demonstrations and informative insights into their specialised services.

Pontemed …
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Former Rose of Tralee eyes seat in European Parliament 1 month ago

Former Rose of Tralee eyes seat in European Parliament

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Businesswoman and former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh has confirmed she is seeking the Fine Gael nomination to contest the European elections in the Midlands/North-West Constituency.

Maria (31), who …
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Donegal measles outbreak is getting worse, HSE warns 1 month ago

Donegal measles outbreak is getting worse, HSE warns

The HSE last week revealed two confirmed cases of the highly infectious disease.

But now the HSE has confirmed that there are three more probable cases and several more possible …
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Events: Love is in the air at ‘The Woods’ Wedding Fayre 1 month ago

Events: Love is in the air at ‘The Woods’ Wedding Fayre

The weekend before Valentine’s was the perfect opportunity for Mulroy Woods to share the love by hosting a beautiful wedding fayre.

The Milford hotel has undergone a revival in the …
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Volunteers sought to help the Irish Cancer Society in Donegal 1 month ago

Volunteers sought to help the Irish Cancer Society in Donegal

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The Irish Cancer Society is looking for new volunteers to help out at its Daffodil Centre in Letterkenny Hospital.

The Daffodil Centre is a walk-in cancer information centre for cancer …
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DWBN springing into new season with three top events 1 month ago

DWBN springing into new season with three top events

Get your diaries out, because the Donegal Women in Business Network have a fantastic schedule of events for February and March 2019!

The non-profit support group for entrepreneurial women is …
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Anna Daly bringing star quality to Women’s Inspire Donegal 1 month ago

Anna Daly bringing star quality to Women’s Inspire Donegal

Anna has been revealed as MC for the highly-anticipated gathering of inspirational speakers from the worlds of business, creativity and diversity.

Most of us will know Anna from her role …
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Happy helpers needed for Myrtle and Alan’s Belarus Appeal 1 month ago

Happy helpers needed for Myrtle and Alan’s Belarus Appeal

By  •  News

Myrtle and Alan Doherty are known for their annual charity collection in aid of children and adults in orphanages in Belarus – an area affected by the Chernobyl disaster.

The …
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Storm Erik: Status Orange warning issued for Donegal 1 month ago

Storm Erik: Status Orange warning issued for Donegal

By  •  News

Met Éireann has upgraded its wind warning to the second most serious alert – orange.

The national weather forecaster announced the increased status orange wind warning for three counties – …
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Derry Girls scoop ‘Best Comedy’ Broadcast Award 1 month ago

Derry Girls scoop ‘Best Comedy’ Broadcast Award

Our favourite Derry Girls were crowned Best Comedy at the 2019 UK Broadcast Awards.

This is just one more accolade for the hit Channel 4 series, which has previously won …
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Courageous Caitlín hits the road in memory of beloved grandad 1 month ago

Courageous Caitlín hits the road in memory of beloved grandad

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Caitlín Mc Gonigle, aged 17, will undertake a 280km charity tractor run from Dublin to Mayo this April while keeping memories of her grandad Paddy Duffy close to her heart.


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Measles outbreak in Donegal sparks health warning 1 month ago

Measles outbreak in Donegal sparks health warning

A measles outbreak has been declared in Donegal today following two confirmed cases.

The outbreak has been linked to a third level institution in Galway.

The HSE has urged the …
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Here’s where Donegal’s winning EuroMillions Plus ticket was sold 1 month ago

Here’s where Donegal’s winning EuroMillions Plus ticket was sold

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There was a lot of excitement last night when it emerged that the EuroMillions Plus jackpot of €500,000 was won by a player in Donegal.

We can reveal that the winning ticket …
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A Donegal person has just won HALF A MILLION in EuroMillions Plus! 1 month ago

A Donegal person has just won HALF A MILLION in EuroMillions Plus!

By  •  News

Feeling lucky? It’s time to check those lotto tickets.

The National Lottery has revealed that one lucky player in Donegal has matched all five Euromillions Plus numbers tonight and it’s …
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Baby joy as Ciara Doherty welcomes first child 1 month ago

Baby joy as Ciara Doherty welcomes first child

By  •  Life

Donegal presenter Ciara Doherty has welcomed her first child with husband Richard Stern.

Ciara, who is the host of TV3’s Ireland AM, had a baby girl on Monday, Xpose.ie reports.


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Renowned singer to be honoured at Gradam Ceoil 1 month ago

Renowned singer to be honoured at Gradam Ceoil

By  •  Life

Ní Dhomhnaill, who has strong roots in Donegal, will join a world-class line-up at this year’s live concert and awards show in Belfast on Sunday 17th February.

Born in Co. Meath to …
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Engagement ring lost in Donegal – can you help? 2 months ago

Engagement ring lost in Donegal – can you help?

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A woman has issued a plea after losing her engagement ring in Dungloe.

Karen Meehan lost her ring (pictured below) on the Main Street in Dungloe on Sunday night close …
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Uncertainty continues over Donegal’s second Breast Surgeon 2 months ago

Uncertainty continues over Donegal’s second Breast Surgeon

Health Minister Simon Harris has failed to provide any new assurances that a second permanent Breast Surgeon will be appointed to Letterkenny University Hospital, according to Pearse Doherty TD.

A …
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‘One simple favour’ – remembering Danielle’s kindness on her 30th birthday 2 months ago

‘One simple favour’ – remembering Danielle’s kindness on her 30th birthday

By  •  News

Danielle was 28 years old when she was murdered while backpacking in Goa, India in March 2017. Her family continues to fight for justice.

The popular Buncrana native would have …
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She Said Club reveal new line-up for Women’s Day event in Donegal 2 months ago

She Said Club reveal new line-up for Women’s Day event in Donegal

The She Said Club has announced a revamped line-up for the ‘Nourish to Flourish’ conference for women on Saturday 9th March 2019.

The stunning Shandon Hotel is the venue for this …
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Ailish McBride is singing for success on Glór Tíre 2 months ago

Ailish McBride is singing for success on Glór Tíre

Talented singer Ailish McBride is calling on Donegal to support her on a thrilling journey through Ireland’s biggest country music talent show.

The 19-year-old student is one of six finalists in …
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‘It’s time the world opened their eyes to body insecurities’ 2 months ago

‘It’s time the world opened their eyes to body insecurities’

Four years ago, Mariam Murphy (21) developed a skin condition that changed her life.

She was living and studying in Letterkenny when she began suffering from an unusual blistering rash. …
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Five day snow-ice warning issued ahead of cold snap 2 months ago

Five day snow-ice warning issued ahead of cold snap

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Temperatures are set to dip on Tuesday to bring freezing conditions and wintry weather to the county for the rest of the week.

Snow accumulations are expected in Donegal over the …
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Collum sisters take home €25,000 from their ‘Twinning Streak’! 2 months ago

Collum sisters take home €25,000 from their ‘Twinning Streak’!

There’ll be big celebrations in the Corner Bar Falcarragh today as ‘t-Winning’ twins Maggie and Rosie Collum return from a successful night on Winning Streak.

The identical sisters had double …
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A great and grim adventure awaits this Donegal actress 2 months ago

A great and grim adventure awaits this Donegal actress

Donegal woman Louise Connaghan is about to embark on a national tour in a show that sees her play 40 characters and die 10 times – but who’s counting?

Louise …
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‘I am really glad to be back doing what I love’ – Maria follows her dream 2 months ago

‘I am really glad to be back doing what I love’ – Maria follows her dream

Formally known as The Happy Camper, the well-known singer/songwriter launches her new album ‘I Choose to Love.’

Songwriting for 20 years, I Choose To Love is Maria’s first collection of …
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The Collum sisters are on a Twinning Streak! 2 months ago

The Collum sisters are on a Twinning Streak!

A Donegal twin has been selected to appear on Winning Streak on RTE One this weekend – ten years after her identical sister appeared on the show!

Rosie and Maggie …
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Free local mental health programme beginning soon 2 months ago

Free local mental health programme beginning soon

The mental health education and wellness programme will take place in the Pastoral Centre in Letterkenny, commencing on Wednesday, January 30th and concluding on February 20th.

The programme includes four …
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Events: A celebratory year begins for Donegal Women in Business 2 months ago

Events: A celebratory year begins for Donegal Women in Business

Twenty years ago, local women in enterprise gained a group that they could belong to, gain support from and contribute to in their own unique way.

The voluntary non-profit network …
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The Derry Girls are getting their own mural, so they are 2 months ago

The Derry Girls are getting their own mural, so they are

A massive mural is being created in Derry in celebration of the hit comedy series Derry Girls.

The second season is just months away, so it’s only right that they …
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Deirdre’s delight as Harvey’s Point is named best hotel in Ireland 2 months ago

Deirdre’s delight as Harvey’s Point is named best hotel in Ireland

Donegal hotelier Deirdre McGlone and the team at Harvey’s Point are on a high after regaining their top place on the list of Ireland’s Top Hotels.

The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice yesterday …
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Up to 6,000 women facing repeat smear tests 2 months ago

Up to 6,000 women facing repeat smear tests

The HSE has confirmed that a problem was reported by an external laboratory over delays in processing initial tests.

The HSE said in November 2018 Quest Laboratories advised CervicalCheck, the …
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Limitless fun to be had at this I.D. friendly disco 2 months ago

Limitless fun to be had at this I.D. friendly disco

The ‘No Limits’ disco is making a welcome return to Letterkenny this Friday 25th January.

The inclusive disco is a fun night out for adults with intellectual disabilities over the age …
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Warm welcome for the Butterfly Bereavement Room at LUH 2 months ago

Warm welcome for the Butterfly Bereavement Room at LUH

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A new bereavement room was recently opened in the LUH Maternity Unit called the Butterfly Room, taking inspiration from Féileacáin, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland.

Kind donations …
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