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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. Get in touch by emailing news@donegalwoman.ie
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LYIT designers fly the fashion flag for Donegal 2 years ago

LYIT designers fly the fashion flag for Donegal

Letterkenny IT Fashion students Niamh Porter (Raphoe), Eimear Bradley (Cloghan) and Lauren Doyle (Buncrana) will discover their fate at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards: Student Designer of the Year 2017 …
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Watch: Local girl Lucy shines in weather presenting debut 2 years ago

Watch: Local girl Lucy shines in weather presenting debut

Lucy presented the weather in a perfectly choreographed routine on the prime slot of 6.55pm on TG4 on Wednesday evening.

The natural star was one of five winners selected from a …
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Judges thrilled by two Donegal schools in student theatre awards 2 years ago

Judges thrilled by two Donegal schools in student theatre awards

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Two Donegal schools have caught the attention of the judging panel and will now attend an exciting Awards ceremony in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in May.

Fifth class student …
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Life-changing scholarships awarded in memory of magical baby Victoria 2 years ago

Life-changing scholarships awarded in memory of magical baby Victoria

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Comedian Tommy Tiernan presented two NUI Galway nursing students studying the new Masters in Children’s Palliative and Complex Care with the scholarships which will impact many young lives.

The event …
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Pop Up Pub inventor Catriona has a lot to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day 2 years ago

Pop Up Pub inventor Catriona has a lot to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is a very important day in the calendar for Irish natives all over the world. March 17th has become a day of global celebration of Irish culture …
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Young writer Siofra awarded for opinion piece on women’s rights 2 years ago

Young writer Siofra awarded for opinion piece on women’s rights

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Siofra was one of two talented Donegal TY students off thousands of entries to win journalism awards at NewsBrands Ireland’s annual Press Pass Awards.

Siofra O’ Dwyer from Scoil Mhuire …
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Watch: Nikki scales a stunning hidden gem off Donegal 2 years ago

Watch: Nikki scales a stunning hidden gem off Donegal

The trio set off early Sunday morning in search of Donegal’s hidden gem, ‘The Great Pollet Sea Arch which is located in Fanad.

They arrived just as the sun appeared …
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Five Donegal students have invented the cutest cleaning products 2 years ago

Five Donegal students have invented the cutest cleaning products

Kitchen cleaning products are very rarely described as pretty or cute – they’re just practical. But five Donegal teenagers have set out to make chores that little bit more enjoyable. …
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Charming film co-created by Donegal woman in cinemas now 2 years ago

Charming film co-created by Donegal woman in cinemas now

In Loco Parentis by Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane takes a heart-warming look at the lives of two soon-to-be-retired teachers—and married couple of almost 50 years—whose passion and idiosyncratic …
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Two Donegal models set to sizzle with SS17 style 2 years ago

Two Donegal models set to sizzle with SS17 style

West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK returns to Belfast for its 23rd season with a star-studded show led by Donegal models Sarah Kennedy and Nerissa Moore.

Returning to venues across the city …
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Donegal woman Máire Bhreathnach at the helm of new panel show 2 years ago

Donegal woman Máire Bhreathnach at the helm of new panel show

Maire will be joined each week by a panel of journalists and social commentators each Monday for the next 4 weeks. The programme will feature discussion and analysis on a …
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Accessorising occasionwear with a gorgeous glow
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Accessorising occasionwear with a gorgeous glow

Weddings, Confirmations, Communions and other events are all peeping up on the horizon and we’re looking for the best way to look like we haven’t been deprived of sun for half …
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Urgent Recall: Tesco issues alert over children’s toys and frozen food 2 years ago

Urgent Recall: Tesco issues alert over children’s toys and frozen food

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Two separate children’s toy products are being recalled over potential safety issues.

It has come to light that the Wooden Alphabet Pull-along toys pose a potential hazard to children.

The …
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Local businesswomen reveal their best advice so you can make it too 2 years ago

Local businesswomen reveal their best advice so you can make it too

The Donegal Women in Business Network hosted a Start Up Clinic & Exhibition on International Women’s Day to bring together businesswomen in the county to share their advice and experiences.


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These incredible Donegal scenes are set to impress TV viewers very soon 2 years ago

These incredible Donegal scenes are set to impress TV viewers very soon

A new 30-second TV advert promoting Donegal as the coolest place on the planet to visit in 2017 is set to air on TV3, 3be and 3e for one week …
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Why Lancome fans will LOVE March 2017 2 years ago

Why Lancome fans will LOVE March 2017

Lancome are launching a free gift promo tomorrow, 9th March, which is perfect timing for the launch of their reinvented foundation – one that set to become an ally to …
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Everything you need to know about the Donegal Women in Business clinic 2 years ago

Everything you need to know about the Donegal Women in Business clinic

As part of Donegal Enterprise Week, and in celebration of International Women’s Day, the Donegal Women in Business Network are hosting a Donegal Business Start Up Clinic.

This is a …
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Watch: Beautiful moments from Tricia and Neil’s star-studded wedding 2 years ago

Watch: Beautiful moments from Tricia and Neil’s star-studded wedding

The wedding of Daniel O Donnell’s niece Patricia Doogan and her fiancée Neil Swan on February 3rd was one most famous events of the year and made history in terms …
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Small community makes big €7,000 charity donation 2 years ago

Small community makes big €7,000 charity donation

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Four causes will benefit from the €7,000+ funds raised by the island community on February 18th. Up to 200 locals enjoyed an unforgettable night of music and games in Early’s …
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‘Real gentleman’ Seamie makes generous donation to Caolan Melaugh fund 2 years ago

‘Real gentleman’ Seamie makes generous donation to Caolan Melaugh fund

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Caolan Melaugh was diagnosed with stage four cancer – a high-risk neuroblastoma – at just 10 weeks of age. He endured an incredibly tough first 15 months of life which …
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Learner drivers face excessive wait for tests in Donegal 2 years ago

Learner drivers face excessive wait for tests in Donegal

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The figures show that practical driving tests now stand at 23 weeks at test centres in Letterkenny and Buncrana, while drivers face a 17 week wait to take a test …
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The untold stories of heroines in our history 2 years ago

The untold stories of heroines in our history

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On Wednesday 8th March Donegal will host a very special event to mark this year’s International Women’s day demystifying some of the most widely held views on the role of …
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Sweetness and style at the Cup Cake Fantasy charity fashion show 2 years ago

Sweetness and style at the Cup Cake Fantasy charity fashion show

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More than 300 guests enjoyed evening tea while admiring the latest SS17 collections from Topher Lily, McElhinneys, Zuba, Magee of Donegal, Stella Boutique, The Irish House, Get That Trend, Peters …
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Alana prepares for battle in Bahrain 2 years ago

Alana prepares for battle in Bahrain

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The Fitness and Nutrition Consultant who is from Dunree, near Buncrana, is currently training to be fighting fit for a white collar match on St. Patrick’s Day to raise money …
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Why is Sam in the hills of Donegal? 2 years ago

Why is Sam in the hills of Donegal?

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Donegal is renowned for attracting celebrities in search of peace from the world of showbiz, so it didn’t come as too much of a surprise to see that Sam Smith …
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The beautiful reward we get from helping others 2 years ago

The beautiful reward we get from helping others

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The Look Good Feel Better programme is a volunteering opportunity for people in the beauty industry and a chance for women to get support to deal with the visible side …
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Found: The perfect event for your Spring homeware updates 2 years ago

Found: The perfect event for your Spring homeware updates

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Starting today, the Home Value event is a collection of sales, workshops and advice consultations for all aspects of home interiors.

You can call in between March 2nd-11th to get up to …
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G&Ts and chocolate are uniting as one this Easter 2 years ago

G&Ts and chocolate are uniting as one this Easter

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Ginthusiasts will have even more motivation to stick to their goals this Lenten season as the promise of a gin and tonic Easter egg could be the light at the end …
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Donegal Farmer’s Wife Jade shines a light on miscarriage 2 years ago

Donegal Farmer’s Wife Jade shines a light on miscarriage

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Buncrana woman Jade Doherty has set up a blog called The Farmers Wife to chronicle her move from town life to rural pastures.

The 31-year-old mum, her husband Gavin, and …
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Watch: Super fit Fiona is ready for The Race 2 years ago

Watch: Super fit Fiona is ready for The Race

The agile Dental Hygienist is a member of Rosses AC and is no stranger to fitness challenges.

This is her first attempt at The Race, which is a gruelling 24 …
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Donegal beauty therapists wanted to help cancer patients feel better 2 years ago

Donegal beauty therapists wanted to help cancer patients feel better

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The Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) programme is a fun volunteering opportunity for people in the beauty industry. Volunteers host pamper workshops for women to improve the wellbeing and self-confidence of women …
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Young Donegal artist Rachel wins a Junior Painter Award 2 years ago

Young Donegal artist Rachel wins a Junior Painter Award

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Rachel Foster-McDaid, Age 8, from St Francis NS in Barnesmore, Co. Donegal has been chosen as one of Ireland’s best young painters for her entry to the Sightsavers Junior Painters …
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Social and Enterprise Course launches for Donegal women 2 years ago

Social and Enterprise Course launches for Donegal women

Are you a woman who is interested in developing your skills to work in your community?

Interested in developing and supporting services for the good of your area?

Then An …
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Cup Cakes from the Castle 2 years ago

Cup Cakes from the Castle

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Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel are preparing for an event that has become a strong highlight on the calendar of fashion and food lovers.

The annual Cup Cake Fantasy Charity Show …
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Anna Hennessy has a triple triumph at the National Swimming Championships 2 years ago

Anna Hennessy has a triple triumph at the National Swimming Championships

Anna, aged 17, came home with two gold and one silver medal following the event at Stewarts Sports Centre in Palmerstown, Dublin on Saturday 25th February.

Anna outswam her competition …
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How about pancakes topped with some goodwill? 2 years ago

How about pancakes topped with some goodwill?

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The Happy Camper Cafe at Cooneys in Letterkenny are hosting a special Pancake Tuesday event in aid of iCAN Ireland. iCAN is a volunteer and parent lead network who help …
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Events: Bridal parties assemble for the Team Bride Wedding Workshop 2 years ago

Events: Bridal parties assemble for the Team Bride Wedding Workshop

Donegal Woman’s own Bridal expert Carina Monteith led the way as leader of the team, guiding Donegal brides through expert tutorials on all aspects of the big day.

The Shellbridge …
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Daniel O’Donnell to appear at grand New York gala 2 years ago

Daniel O’Donnell to appear at grand New York gala

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The internationally-known singer, performer, author and philanthropist will join the special event on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Astoria World Manor in Queens, New York.

The New York Mary From …
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Review: Putting StrongSexyHair through the endurance test
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2 years ago

Review: Putting StrongSexyHair through the endurance test

 The new Strong Sexy collection from SexyHair was launched this year to cater to the girls who want to bring strength back to every part of their image. We put the …
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10 pictures that prove why Narin Beach is one of Ireland’s best 2 years ago

10 pictures that prove why Narin Beach is one of Ireland’s best

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TripAdvisor has just named the top beaches in the world as voted for by millions of travellers, with one Donegal beach earning a place in the top 10 in Ireland.


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Aiveen Lavery: How women can overcome barriers in sport 2 years ago

Aiveen Lavery: How women can overcome barriers in sport

Aiveen Lavery is a Chartered Physiotherapist at JT Physiotherapy and Reformer Pilates, Letterkenny and Derry. Aiveen has always been a keen sportsperson and currently plays for the Derry City Senior …
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Donegal father and son win national search for TV campaign 2 years ago

Donegal father and son win national search for TV campaign

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ŠKODA Ireland have used the rugged Inishowen landscape as the backdrop for their sponsorship of ‘Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip’ Series Two, which is hitting TV screens next month …
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Singer Chelsea wins dream chance to perform with her idol 2 years ago

Singer Chelsea wins dream chance to perform with her idol

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Dunfanaghy girl Chelsea Evans, aged 12, was announced as the winner of a Facebook competition and will now get to sing alongside her idol Lisa, the Glaswegian star who has …
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PJs at school? Donegal woman Teresa Heeney says it’s okay for one day! 2 years ago

PJs at school? Donegal woman Teresa Heeney says it’s okay for one day!

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National Pyjama Day 2017 takes place in creches and preschools nationwide on Friday 3rd March.

Teresa Heeney from Ballybofey, the CEO of Early Childhood Ireland, has thanked the 50,000 children …
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Roisin sets big goals as she builds up for the big 5-0 2 years ago

Roisin sets big goals as she builds up for the big 5-0

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She is marking a special birthday year in her life by taking on a huge personal goal and a challenge to help others. This October, Roisin will be travelling to …
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Donegal dolls hope to make it big in New York 2 years ago

Donegal dolls hope to make it big in New York

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Donegal based company Lottie Dolls has been nominated in the prestigious 2017 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) also known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry.

Lottie has been …
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Sanity saving tips to get your baby to sleep 2 years ago

Sanity saving tips to get your baby to sleep

Emma’s first book Go To Sleep You Little BLEEP! is a guide to baby sleep solutions for babies from 0 to 23 months old. The book offers practical methods to encourage babies …
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Megan makes History with Ireland’s best Leaving Cert result 2 years ago

Megan makes History with Ireland’s best Leaving Cert result

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Megan recently received the news that she had achieved first place in Ireland out of 8,752 students who took higher level History in the Leaving Certificate 2016.

On Friday 10 …
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It’s going to be raining Donegal women! 2 years ago

It’s going to be raining Donegal women!

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The Swilly Group team are taking to the skies on April 1st for a thrilling Tandem Sky Dive from 13,000ft.

The nine women in the team are Tracy McVeigh, Demi McVeigh, …
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Is Donegal’s Ciaran the most romantic man in Ireland? 2 years ago

Is Donegal’s Ciaran the most romantic man in Ireland?

Flowers, chocolates and jewellery are usually the typical gifts from the other half, but Ciaran Kelly from Termon surprised his girlfriend Niamh Watson with the experience of a lifetime in …
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