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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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This designer’s future is in the bag 2 years ago

This designer’s future is in the bag

Donegal Woman talks to Moville-based designer Bronagh Holmes as she looks back on the first year with her brand, and she has a lot to be proud of.

Bronagh set …
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Proud day as Sr Mary receives Presidential Award 2 years ago

Proud day as Sr Mary receives Presidential Award

By  •  News

The intimate ceremony took place tonight in Áras an Uachtaráin, with President Michael D. Higgins, Sabina Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Joe …
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Local girl gives all her pocket money to #LetterkennyCares 2 years ago

Local girl gives all her pocket money to #LetterkennyCares

By  •  News

The launch night on December 1st saw the community of Letterkenny coming together to show they care for two important charities – The Donegal Hospice and Pieta House.

As the …
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Events: Ladies Christmas Night Out 2 years ago

Events: Ladies Christmas Night Out

By  •  Life

The Ladies Christmas Night Out hosted by Patton Frozen Foods and The Igloo featured Christmas markets, fashion shows and a food demonstration by Rachel Allen.

Local businesses lined the room with beautifully …
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Style Study – with Nikki Bradley 2 years ago

Style Study – with Nikki Bradley

Nikki Bradley is a well known inspirational speaker and cancer survivor from Letterkenny. She is the founder of ‘Fighting Fit For Ewing’s’ (FFFE) – a campaign to raise awareness for Ewing’s Sarcoma, …
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Candlelight vigil planned in memory of missing Mary Boyle 2 years ago

Candlelight vigil planned in memory of missing Mary Boyle

By  •  News

A Christmas vigil in memory of missing Mary Boyle will be held this Saturday at 12pm at the gate of the Gallagher farm in Cashelard, Ballyshannon, where she was last …
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Interview: How Marissa Carter makes miracles 2 years ago

Interview: How Marissa Carter makes miracles

Marissa Carter is an inspiring #GirlBoss who has broken into the business world with a fearless splash of pink. It’s hard to believe that Cocoa Brown was launched just four …
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Santa now delivers diamond rings! 2 years ago

Santa now delivers diamond rings!

Santa sees all in the run up to Christmas, and this week he witnessed a display of festive romance. Paddy Doherty and his girlfriend Colette Toland went to the Santa Express …
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Video: Take a magical flight over a Christmas lights display 2 years ago

Video: Take a magical flight over a Christmas lights display

The Whoriskeys from Kerrykeel go to extraordinary lengths to light up their home during the festive season.

For the past 11 years, Michael and Mary Whoriskey’s Christmas Lights have become a …
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The Mac Christmas collection is pretty sweet 2 years ago

The Mac Christmas collection is pretty sweet

Pinks, purples and playfulness make up the Christmas collection from Mac this year, which is all about candy canes and sugarplum fairies.

The range is very feminine and can be very …
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Would you like to win One Night Of Heaven? 2 years ago

Would you like to win One Night Of Heaven?

By  •  News

Donegal Woman has had a wonderful launch and we’d like to thank everyone who has shown their support for this new platform so far. We hope you enjoy it in …
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Letterkenny mum sets up the perfect tree for kids 2 years ago

Letterkenny mum sets up the perfect tree for kids

She has taken away the spiky decorations and glass baubles, and replaced them with a collection of soft festive teddies. Santas, penguins, owls and gingerbread men hang from the branches, and …
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Are you the lucky lady who is in for a fabulous night out? 2 years ago

Are you the lucky lady who is in for a fabulous night out?

By  •  News

Patton Frozen Foods and The Igloo are hosting one of the most exciting nights of the Christmas calendar on Wednesday 7th Dec in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey. Donegal Woman and Donegal Daily …
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Video: Donegal man’s magic proposal does the trick 2 years ago

Video: Donegal man’s magic proposal does the trick

Michael Brennan from Glenties arranged a surprise proposal to Aoife Mc Ginley from Annagry last December, all with the help of magician Gary Ferrar.

The couple were enjoying Christmas in …
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Step out to support small businesses this Saturday 2 years ago

Step out to support small businesses this Saturday

Small Business Saturday on 3rd December is designed to highlight small businesses and encourage consumers to shop locally and support jobs and enterprises in their communities.

The campaign promotes the …
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Video: Lonely local pup makes for a heart-warming dogs’ tale 2 years ago

Video: Lonely local pup makes for a heart-warming dogs’ tale

The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa have released their Christmas advert, which features a lonely Retriever who finds a home and some friends.

Max the dog is the star of …
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Why we should take note of this young designer 2 years ago

Why we should take note of this young designer

Deirbhile Coyle has graduated in Fashion Design this year, but her work is already turning heads. She’s 23, from Gweedore, and her alternative style and vintage vibes make her stand …
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Amy Huberman wants to see Donegal’s best school plays 2 years ago

Amy Huberman wants to see Donegal’s best school plays

By  •  News

Actress and author Amy Huberman is calling on students in Donegal with an interest in the dramatic arts to show off their work by entering the Bord Gáis Energy Student …
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Royal visitor expected at Lough Eske Castle 2 years ago

Royal visitor expected at Lough Eske Castle

By  •  News

Every year, Lough Eske Castle hosts a story writing competition for the children of Donegal. The winner this year is Darragh Crawford from Little Angels School in Letterkenny, who will …
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Video: This will make you very proud of Inishowen 2 years ago

Video: This will make you very proud of Inishowen

An amazing aerial video is being shared around the world that showcases the Inishowen Peninsula in all its glory with some stunning scenes.

The video, created by Liquid Media, features all …
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Netflix downloads are now a thing 2 years ago

Netflix downloads are now a thing

It has just been announced that Netflix users can now download series and films to watch on the go.

This news has been welcomed all over the world, as people will …
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How to get your ‘Bleeping’ baby to sleep 2 years ago

How to get your ‘Bleeping’ baby to sleep

It’s no surprise that Emma Pollard’s book title is censored. Donegal Woman spoke with her over the phone this week ahead of the release, and she really doesn’t hold back …
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Review: May your days be Bryt
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2 years ago

Review: May your days be Bryt

BRYT Skincare definitely catches the eye when you see it on the pharmacy shelf. They are wrapped in bright multi coloured labels – all pinks, purples, reds, oranges and blues. These …
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What does Christmas spirit sound like? 2 years ago

What does Christmas spirit sound like?

By  •  News

The Christmas Spirit LK team have brought the community together once more to make a special music video.

‘Put A Little Love In Your Heart’ was recorded by local businesses …
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Poverty forced group into prostitution, court hears 2 years ago

Poverty forced group into prostitution, court hears

By  •  News

Three women and a man who were arrested for running a brothel were said to be the victims of poverty, a Letterkenny court heard yesterday.

The four people from Romania …
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Michelin star on the menu for culinary student 2 years ago

Michelin star on the menu for culinary student

By  •  Life

To be a student of any kind means you are growing and learning in your field. Young Donegal woman Roisin Gillen is a student who found herself in a particularly …
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Why this MUA’s 2017 looks bright and colourful 2 years ago

Why this MUA’s 2017 looks bright and colourful

By  •  Life

Orla Crossan, a Senior Makeup Artist with Inglot Cosmetics, is setting out to make her name in Donegal and Derry.

Orla has worked with Inglot in Galway for more than …
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The two women who are solving our tanning troubles 2 years ago

The two women who are solving our tanning troubles

We’ve suffered enough with the effort of fake tanning. For too long, we have tried to ignore that smell and that scaly skin we have to deal with for the …
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Video: Partygoers frozen in surprise by engagement 2 years ago

Video: Partygoers frozen in surprise by engagement

A marriage proposal left a Donegal household completely stunned in this latest mannequin challenge video.

Darren Burke from Frosses proposed to his girlfriend Grace Maguire from Ardara on Friday last. It …
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WIN: Get in the FROW for this Ladies Night Out 2 years ago

WIN: Get in the FROW for this Ladies Night Out

Festive fashion, food and fun are in the line-up for a glamorous Ladies Christmas Night Out next month in Ballybofey.

Patton Frozen Foods and The Igloo is hosting one of …
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The girl who is donating her Rapunzel hair 2 years ago

The girl who is donating her Rapunzel hair

By  •  News

Chloe is just six years old, but is eager to help as many people as she can with a big show of kindness. She is going to donate her hair …
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The word is out! 2 years ago

The word is out!

By  •  News

Donegal Woman is your site, it is your go-to place for news, features and insight on everything that matters to women in Donegal.

Donegal women have style in everything they …
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Is this Letterkenny star the ‘Reel’ deal? 2 years ago

Is this Letterkenny star the ‘Reel’ deal?

This Sunday, Letterkenny native Micheál Ó Ciaraidh is going to be taking to a dancefloor in front of the nation to show off his moves, or at least to pretend he …
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The secrets of the McElhinneys window 2 years ago

The secrets of the McElhinneys window

An enchanted magical forest came to life in Ballybofey last Sunday when McElhinneys unveiled their Christmas window. Children and adults were in awe at the glittering landscape which was filled …
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Fashion, for the love of wine 2 years ago

Fashion, for the love of wine

Wine, maroon, burgundy, berry – this time of year brings a beautiful variety of the deep red shade into stores everywhere. Our love for wine only grows when we see …
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Video: Donegal priest shows he’s The Boss! 2 years ago

Video: Donegal priest shows he’s The Boss!

Niamh Boner and Paul Ferry are the first couple to feature in the DW Weddings album series. As they gathered with family and friends for their reception, one speech took …
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You’ll want to get out of bed to show off these deluxe PJs 2 years ago

You’ll want to get out of bed to show off these deluxe PJs

These cold nights usually make us want to put on the fluffiest and cutest pyjamas possible and hibernate like bears. However, we often end up looking like actual grisly bears …
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Review: If it’s good enough for Kendall Jenner…
9
2 years ago

Review: If it’s good enough for Kendall Jenner…

There’s something different about the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. From the moment I put it on I could see why it was the go-to product favoured by Kendall Jenner …
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Why there’s no place like Penneys this Christmas 2 years ago

Why there’s no place like Penneys this Christmas

Penneys have outdone themselves this season when it comes to Christmas homeware. Half our wardrobes are already stocked by Penneys, and we’re very tempted to deck our halls with finds from …
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Arm candy that won’t cost an arm 2 years ago

Arm candy that won’t cost an arm

The Spontaneous Night Out creeps up on us every year. Your friend calls you up out of the blue – ‘Drinks?’, or your other half gets off work early. We …
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Video: Some very deserving ladies get pampered by Boots 2 years ago

Video: Some very deserving ladies get pampered by Boots

Christmas is a time to celebrate, and this year there will be a special focus on celebrating inspiring women thanks to Boots.

The health and beauty store have dedicated their …
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Review: Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara… is it?
8.3
2 years ago

Review: Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara… is it?

Too Faced Cosmetics are a beauty brand we wish were stocked in Donegal, or at least somewhere nearby.

They have some truly beautiful eyeshadow palettes I’m always lusting after, …
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