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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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Elishia’s mix is a winner in All-Ireland Junior Bake-Off 2 months ago

Elishia’s mix is a winner in All-Ireland Junior Bake-Off

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Fifteen-year-old Elishia Moyne from Carndonagh baked a very a-peeling Lemon Drizzle cake to impress in the Aldi Foróige National Junior Baking Competition

Elishia from Carndonagh Foróige Club began her competitive …
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‘Danielle will never be forgotten’ – family gets Embassy support in trial 2 months ago

‘Danielle will never be forgotten’ – family gets Embassy support in trial

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The family of the late Danielle McLaughlin from Buncrana has received assistance from the Irish Consul in India as the trial of her alleged killer continues.

Approximately 50 witnesses are …
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Donegal’s Katie McGloin fronts special report on women’s lives 2 months ago

Donegal’s Katie McGloin fronts special report on women’s lives

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The Bundoran Magh Ene College student is one of six young women featured in ‘The Big Picture – A Woman’s World’ on RTE. This social media and TV series examines …
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NW Breast Cancer Ball gifted with €5,200 Kevin Sharkey painting 2 months ago

NW Breast Cancer Ball gifted with €5,200 Kevin Sharkey painting

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Donegal painter Kevin Sharkey has donated a painting valued at €5,200 for auction at the upcoming North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball.

The painting, titled Friends Forever will be auctioned …
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Families affected by baby loss invited to Christmas craft workshop 2 months ago

Families affected by baby loss invited to Christmas craft workshop

Feileacain (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland) is hosting a Christmas craft workshop for families in Donegal who have experienced the loss of a baby.

The event on 3rd December …
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Volunteers going bald for little Lucy’s cancer battle 2 months ago

Volunteers going bald for little Lucy’s cancer battle

Some eager volunteers are enjoying their last few days of having hair before they shave (and some wax!) it all off for a great cause.

The ‘Big Shave for Lucy’ …
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Tickets launch for NW Simon Women’s Little Christmas Ladies Lunch 2 months ago

Tickets launch for NW Simon Women’s Little Christmas Ladies Lunch

The fifth Women’s Little Christmas Black Dress Ladies Lunch has been announced for Sun 6th Jan 2019 in the beautiful setting of Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon.

The fun and …
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Police appeal for help finding missing woman 2 months ago

Police appeal for help finding missing woman

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The PSNI has appealed to the public to come forward with any information that may help them find a missing woman, Jean McGahey.

The 72-year-old was last seen in the Derry …
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Director Jo leads her BBC team to victory 2 months ago

Director Jo leads her BBC team to victory

Josephine McCusker from Letterkenny picked up a prestigious Royal Television Society Award last weekend for a ground-breaking BBC sports documentary.

‘Alan Shearer: Dementia, Football & Me’ won Best Sports Programme …
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Derry Girls ‘buzzing’ to be back filming in Derry 2 months ago

Derry Girls ‘buzzing’ to be back filming in Derry

Some very well-known characters have been spotted around Derry this week as filming begins on series two of Derry Girls.

The cast, crew and series writer Lisa McGee arrived in …
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It’s that time of year again – the John Lewis Christmas advert is here 2 months ago

It’s that time of year again – the John Lewis Christmas advert is here

The much-anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert was released this morning with a sprinkling of star quality.

Titled The Boy and the Piano, the advert celebrates the life of Elton John. The singer’s …
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Laura’s ‘amazing’ win as Muff Gin tickles taste buds in China 2 months ago

Laura’s ‘amazing’ win as Muff Gin tickles taste buds in China

Muff Gin from Donegal has won a second international gold medal – less than one year since its launch.

The potato-based craft gin from Inishowen impressed the judges of the ‘World …
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I’m a Celebrity line-up revealed: Here’s who’s coming to the jungle! 2 months ago

I’m a Celebrity line-up revealed: Here’s who’s coming to the jungle!

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back this Sunday which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head …
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Unique gifts and family fun in store for Stranorlar Christmas Craft Fair 2 months ago

Unique gifts and family fun in store for Stranorlar Christmas Craft Fair

The BASE in Stranorlar and Donegal Women in Business Network are hosting a Christmas Craft Fair this Saturday 17th November from 11am to 4pm.

This festive event is a great …
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Events: Stars come out for Letterkenny Shopping Centre fashion show 2 months ago

Events: Stars come out for Letterkenny Shopping Centre fashion show

The Welcome Winter fashion show in the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny was a sparkling occasion of music, style and bubbles all for a great cause.

The event was organised by the …
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Lottie gets to work inspiring women in engineering 2 months ago

Lottie gets to work inspiring women in engineering

The Lottie Tour is well underway this Engineers Week as 150 volunteers bring Lottie Dolls to their labs, offices and work sites to show the world what a little girl can …
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Aeva stands tall for diversity 2 months ago

Aeva stands tall for diversity

Aeva Andersson from Ardara is making her mark on the modelling industry after being signed to an agency championing diversity.

Standing tall and proud at 6ft 2”, the 19-year-old never …
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Trailblazing Donegal historian leads rediscovery of Irish women’s feats 2 months ago

Trailblazing Donegal historian leads rediscovery of Irish women’s feats

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Donegal woman Angela Byrne is making great strides in her role as DFAT Historian-in-Residence at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin.

The Culdaff woman is well on her way to accomplishing one …
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Comedy, fashion and beauty combine for this Ladies Night in Stranorlar 3 months ago

Comedy, fashion and beauty combine for this Ladies Night in Stranorlar

St Mary’s NS and The Parents Association present a Ladies Night Out in Kee’s Hotel to celebrate 60 years in Stranorlar.

The night is guaranteed to have lots of laughs with special …
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Inspirational Gortahork girl gets the chop for charity 3 months ago

Inspirational Gortahork girl gets the chop for charity

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Gortahork schoolgirl Polly Harris will have a brand new haircut going back to school on Monday – along with an inspiring story to tell her friends.

The kind-hearted 12-year-old had …
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Be Kind to Your Mind: How Sarah-Marie’s new Piloxing series makes fitness fun 3 months ago

Be Kind to Your Mind: How Sarah-Marie’s new Piloxing series makes fitness fun

Pinehill Studios are about to launch a ‘Be Kind To Your Mind’ Piloxing programme for adults on Monday 5th November 2018.

What does that involve? I recently joined a class at …
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Lucy vs Cancer: Family and friends rally around a ‘wee trooper’ 3 months ago

Lucy vs Cancer: Family and friends rally around a ‘wee trooper’

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People all over Donegal and the North West have come together this week to lend a helping hand to a brave little girl and her family.

Lucy Mc Geehan, aged …
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This ‘Welcome Winter’ fashion show sounds very cool! 3 months ago

This ‘Welcome Winter’ fashion show sounds very cool!

Donegal fashion fans will be getting a glimpse of the very best winter and Christmas fashion at an upcoming charity fashion show.

The ‘Welcome Winter’ showcase, hosted by Letterkenny Shopping Centre, …
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Tailor-made success: Graduates fashion their future from LYIT 3 months ago

Tailor-made success: Graduates fashion their future from LYIT

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Nine students completed the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion and Promotion this year and are now stepping into the exciting and dynamic world of fashion and textiles.

These students have …
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Success is assured for Letterkenny’s Kristine Reynolds 3 months ago

Success is assured for Letterkenny’s Kristine Reynolds

Ms Reynolds was awarded the 2018 Life Assurance Educational Achievement Award at the 2018 Brokers Ireland Annual Lunch last week.

She was the joint winner of the accolade alongside Kate …
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‘We are the lucky ones’ – Orla and Jackie think pink at McElhinneys 3 months ago

‘We are the lucky ones’ – Orla and Jackie think pink at McElhinneys

Orla Maguire and Jackie McGavigan were the special guests at an afternoon tea fundraiser at the Ballybofey department store on Wednesday 24th October.

Both women had overcome at different stages …
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Trailblazer Mika scoops top Girl Guide award 3 months ago

Trailblazer Mika scoops top Girl Guide award

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Mika Browne, a member of Convoy Girl Guides, received the Trailblazer National Guide Award – Irish Girl Guides’ highest award – at a special ceremony in Croke Park recently.

Mika was …
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Peter Mark salon having a hair-raising Halloween for charity 3 months ago

Peter Mark salon having a hair-raising Halloween for charity

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Drag queen dress up, complimentary blow-drys and raffles, it’s all happening at Peter Mark this weekend!

The annual Petermarkathon fundraiser is back and coming to Peter Mark Letterkenny, Donegal from …
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This Donegal woman’s body art skills will blow your mind 3 months ago

This Donegal woman’s body art skills will blow your mind

A talented makeup artist from Crolly is making waves on Instagram with her amazing body art.

Cassie Gillespie puts her own twist on special effects makeup and uses her body …
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Shandon Hotel documentary to dish up drama tonight 3 months ago

Shandon Hotel documentary to dish up drama tonight

The first episode of ‘An Shandon’ airs tonight, sharing a behind the scenes look at the Shandon Hotel in Donegal, where the staff have as much craic as the guests.

The four-part fly …
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Love gardening? Here’s an autumnal gathering for you 3 months 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 months 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 3 months 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! 3 months ago

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

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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 3 months 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. 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

Letterkenny store takes action for Breast Cancer Awareness month

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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 3 months ago

Emma Mhic Mhathúna dies, aged 37

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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’ 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

Fresh appeal issued in search for missing Donegal woman

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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 4 months ago

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

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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 4 months ago

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

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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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