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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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Donegal women mean business 2 years ago

Donegal women mean business

The Donegal Women in Business Network was created to support all women who work in business – whether you are running your own company, working for a firm or organisation, …
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Chiq Maternity prizewinner revealed! 2 years ago

Chiq Maternity prizewinner revealed!

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The maternity fashion store were giving away a wonderful prize for blooming bumps: a pair of Peggy Stretch Denim Maternity Jeans (Worth €69) and a beautiful Maternity Bola Necklace. The …
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Watch: Donegal boy tricked by unapeeling orange prank! 2 years ago

Watch: Donegal boy tricked by unapeeling orange prank!

Jay’s dad Gary Ramsay, who owns The Float Room in Stranorlar, bet his seven-year-old that he would give him a fiver if he ate all his orange.

Poor Jay tried …
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Katie the Heart Warrior 2 years ago

Katie the Heart Warrior

The Newton native was just seven years old when she had major surgery at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin to fix a hole in her heart. This week, on …
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Donegal woman swept off her feet by beach proposal! 2 years ago

Donegal woman swept off her feet by beach proposal!

Roxane Keeney and Kirk Mullen got engaged last Christmas after Kirk planned a large-scale proposal from the famous Knockalla .

They had been an item for 10 years and have …
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte own Lottie Dolls! 2 years ago

Prince George and Princess Charlotte own Lottie Dolls!

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The dolls were created by Toy Company Arklu, which was co-founded by local man Ian Harkin and has a Donegal base in Letterkenny.

The annual Royal Gift List was published yesterday, when it …
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Would your child like to meet Donegal’s favourite astronaut? 2 years ago

Would your child like to meet Donegal’s favourite astronaut?

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Famous Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has made a call out in the hope of meeting an Irish boy or girl who is passionate about space.

He will be appearing on …
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Majella: ‘Men need to put that tough image aside’ 2 years ago

Majella: ‘Men need to put that tough image aside’

Donegal Mind Wellness are launching a new term of Stress Control Programmes, with one specifically for men. From the end of January to March, courses will begin in Frosses, Letterkenny, Ballyshannon, …
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Nathan Carter has announced some very special news 2 years ago

Nathan Carter has announced some very special news

The Irish country star made a live Facebook announcement yesterday about his show at the 3Arena Dublin this April, which is set to be the biggest concert of his career.


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Calls for help and hope for a safe haven 2 years ago

Calls for help and hope for a safe haven

By  •  Life

More than 100 women in Donegal affected by domestic violence and abuse were in need of emergency accommodation in 2016.

The Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service revealed it took accommodation …
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Nikki makes history in tough ‘Fan Dance’ challenge 2 years ago

Nikki makes history in tough ‘Fan Dance’ challenge

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On Saturday, 14th January, Nikki became the first ever woman to finish the gruelling race on crutches.

The 24km march is a challenge usually reserved for the British SAS and takes …
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The three women behind Donegal’s newest shops 2 years ago

The three women behind Donegal’s newest shops

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Donegal Town, Ballyshannon and Letterkenny have welcomed three NCBI charity shops to raise funds to support the 2,000 people with sight loss in Donegal.

All shops offer quality second-hand clothes, books and …
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Actress Aoibhín looks for high drama from Donegal students 2 years ago

Actress Aoibhín looks for high drama from Donegal students

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The former Fair City star joins this year’s expert judging panel alongside actress and author Amy Huberman and is encouraging students and supportive teachers in Donegal to get their entries …
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Is this the most udderly romantic proposal ever? 2 years ago

Is this the most udderly romantic proposal ever?

A Tyrone couple are celebrating their engagement in the New Year after one of the best themed proposals we’ve seen yet.

Farmer Ashley Farrell from Fivemiletown was preparing to get down on …
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Midwifery clinics return to West Donegal 2 years ago

Midwifery clinics return to West Donegal

Ante-Natal Services will recommence at Dungloe Community Hospital today, two years after they were suspended at the facility.

This development comes after months of uncertainty surrounding the future of maternity services at …
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Irish mammy lashes out after son’s hilarious prank 2 years ago

Irish mammy lashes out after son’s hilarious prank

The Galway man provoked his mother with an unexpected ‘leek in your sink’ prank and captured the priceless moment on video.

John’s poor mum gets more and more frustrated when …
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Nappies needed for local appeal in aid of children in Belarus 2 years ago

Nappies needed for local appeal in aid of children in Belarus

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The Vesnova children’s orphanage in Belarus cares for almost 200 children with intellectual and physical disabilities. Every year, Ms Doherty collects nappies, children’s clothes, toiletries and vital medications to improve the …
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Get your cancer concerns answered in confidence 2 years ago

Get your cancer concerns answered in confidence

The mobile unit is a free and confidential service which seeks to raise awareness of all of the common cancers affecting men and women in Ireland and the healthy lifestyle …
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Donegal people were ‘frightfully’ generous to Temple Street 2 years ago

Donegal people were ‘frightfully’ generous to Temple Street

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2016 was the most successful year ever for the annual Trick or Treat for Temple Street fundraiser, proudly supported by MiWadi, which sees spooktacular Halloween parties held the length and …
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Casting call for couples to join Gogglebox Ireland 2 years ago

Casting call for couples to join Gogglebox Ireland

Opinionated partners are required for the new series of Gogglebox Ireland. If you and your partner enjoy discussing, slating or getting emotional over TV programming, then perhaps you want to invite …
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4,500 parents and children learn about online dangers in 2016 2 years ago

4,500 parents and children learn about online dangers in 2016

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The Donegal Youth Service have had a busy year conducting cyberbullying and internet safety workshops with parents and young people in 2016.

The service held 126 sessions in total throughout …
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Aer Lingus launch autism-friendly safety guides 2 years ago

Aer Lingus launch autism-friendly safety guides

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Aer Lingus has launched visual guides online to help prepare people with autism and similar conditions for air travel. The guides can be used by children and adults on the autism …
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How amazing does Donegal look in this WAW video? 2 years ago

How amazing does Donegal look in this WAW video?

‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way’ features a song from Irish band Walking on Cars, played over uplifting and incredible scenes from Ireland’s west coast.

Donegal landmarks and rugged scenery is …
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‘I’m excited for what the future brings’ – Art Parkinson 2 years ago

‘I’m excited for what the future brings’ – Art Parkinson

Actor Art Parkinson has been making the headlines regularly this month as his latest movie picks up the most prestigious nominations in Hollywood and around the world.

The animated adventure …
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Tonight’s Late Late topic will raise a few eyebrows 2 years ago

Tonight’s Late Late topic will raise a few eyebrows

The Late Late show line up for this Friday 13th has a surprising activity included – a Botox procedure live on air.

Amanda Brunker is going under the needle in …
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Emotional reunion for twin sisters separated at birth 2 years ago

Emotional reunion for twin sisters separated at birth

By  •  Life

Audrey and Gracie’s reunion has been moving people around the world after they appeared on American television show Good Morning America to share their incredible story.

The 10-year-olds were adopted from …
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This wedding singer puts other grooms to shame 2 years ago

This wedding singer puts other grooms to shame

The video shows Omagh singer Niall Donnelly performing at his own wedding as his bride Jill walked to meet him. Niall was joined by his bride for the chorus and appears delighted when …
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Donegal’s young scientists amaze with their ideas 2 years ago

Donegal’s young scientists amaze with their ideas

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The BTYSE annual science competition in Dublin sees students from across Ireland present projects on their research into a wide variety of topics. Their creative investigations and solutions have been …
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Anita and Michael hope to leap ahead in wedding contest 2 years ago

Anita and Michael hope to leap ahead in wedding contest

Michael Curran and Anita Rosney are calling on all their family, friends and supporters to help them win a highly-competitive Facebook contest.

The couple are up against 50 other pairs in the …
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Dunnes Stores issues ladies shoe recall 2 years ago

Dunnes Stores issues ladies shoe recall

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Anyone who has bought a Ladies Loafer Pump from Dunnes in both the black and glittery silver colours are asked to bring them back as a precautionary measure. The notice …
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How to drive in snow 2 years ago

How to drive in snow

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The RSA advice motorists to drive gently, used dipped headlights and leave extra space between you and the car in front of you. Drive slowly but use the highest gear …
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Thundersnow to tear through Donegal tonight 2 years ago

Thundersnow to tear through Donegal tonight

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Take care on the roads and take precautionary measures – Met Eireann has increased its weather alert for Donegal to an Orange Warning.

The national forecaster says Donegal and the …
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‘Philadelphia Mary’ Marissa’s fairytale trip to Donegal 2 years ago

‘Philadelphia Mary’ Marissa’s fairytale trip to Donegal

By  •  Life

Marissa, 22, is from a small town in the US state of Pennsylvania. She is a business management student at the West Chester University outside Philadelphia. In the summer she volunteers with Berks Nature, a …
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Instagram are adding a major change to your stories 2 years ago

Instagram are adding a major change to your stories

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Instagram Stories came in last year and soon became a main competitor with Snapchat stories. The picture-sharing site allowed users to upload temporary photos and videos which disappeared after 24 hours and …
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Donegal fitness experts blast skinny teas 2 years ago

Donegal fitness experts blast skinny teas

The same thing happens every year – January comes around and the weight loss industry takes centre stage. Diet plans, books, DVDs, pills and shakes are bought up by people …
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Art gets new role as Seachtain na Gaeilge ambassador 2 years ago

Art gets new role as Seachtain na Gaeilge ambassador

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Movile native Art (15) is the youngest ever person to take on this ambassador role, and is one of the most famous to do so, Tuairisc.ie reports.

Art has been making …
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New plans to protect children at Letterkenny Town Park 2 years ago

New plans to protect children at Letterkenny Town Park

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Donegal County Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle has called for CCTV to be introduced to the Bernard Mc Glinchey Park after the latest act of anti-social behaviour in which a saw …
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Winter weather – how to stay safe on roads 2 years ago

Winter weather – how to stay safe on roads

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Met Eireann are warning of very cold wintry weather coming to Ireland from Wednesday night on to Saturday.

With sleet and snow expected, Donegal County Council are reminding all road …
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‘It’s easier to listen to an ad than to hear you have cancer’ 2 years ago

‘It’s easier to listen to an ad than to hear you have cancer’

The Irish Cancer Society’s ad campaign for 2017 comes with a shocking message that has been a big talking point for the last week. That was their intention and they …
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Kind-hearted wedding party give hope to the homeless 2 years ago

Kind-hearted wedding party give hope to the homeless

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Jessica Gallagher and Rory McLaughlin will always remember their wedding as a fun-filled day when they gave back to others who are less fortunate.

The couple, with the encouragement of …
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Art’s epic animation misses out on Golden Globe award 2 years ago

Art’s epic animation misses out on Golden Globe award

Art, aged 15, who is from Moville, voices the lead character in the acclaimed action-adventure which counts Hollywood stars Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey among its cast.

Kubo and the Two Strings …
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The secret to Lily Collins’ romantic Golden Globes look 2 years ago

The secret to Lily Collins’ romantic Golden Globes look

Sweet, classic and oh so gorgeous – Lily Collins’ look at the Golden Globes last night was just Hollywood glamour perfection. The best part about Lily’s look was that it’s …
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TV viewers warned about upcoming Red Rock shock 2 years ago

TV viewers warned about upcoming Red Rock shock

Red Rock fans are being warned to expect the unexpected from one of Red Rock’s most endearing characters when the award-winning drama returns to TV3 tonight at 9pm.

Keith Kiely is …
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Desirable offer comes to Donegal for Fifty Shades Darker 2 years ago

Desirable offer comes to Donegal for Fifty Shades Darker

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There’s just one month left until the second instalment of the ‘Fifty Shades’ phenomenon comes to the big screen. It’s going to be even darker and steamier than the first …
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Keep yourself and your kids well with cold and flu advice 2 years ago

Keep yourself and your kids well with cold and flu advice

As we go back to school, back to work or just return to our routine after the Christmas break, many of us are feeling under the weather, and a growing …
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A New World of TV3 channels launches today 2 years ago

A New World of TV3 channels launches today

TV3’s new channel be3 went live at 7am this morning, bringing with it a schedule of ‘female-focused’ content and children’s programmes.

An exclusive new production entitled Aerial Ireland will premiere …
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Dancing with the Stars: the scores are in 2 years ago

Dancing with the Stars: the scores are in

Razzle-dazzle was the order of the day as one of RTE’s most-anticipated reality shows yet came to our screens. Dancing with the Stars, or ‘Irish Strictly’, began with a burst …
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Delighted donkeys become selfie stars – but they need your help 2 years ago

Delighted donkeys become selfie stars – but they need your help

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Nuala Frahling, from Germany, is currently living in Belfast and was visiting a Donegal friend this New Year when they decided to visit the sanctuary. Nuala was spending time with …
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Donegal parents frustrated with access to childcare 2 years ago

Donegal parents frustrated with access to childcare

Deputy Charlie McConalogue is calling on the Children’s Minister to close a loophole in the ECCE system, which limits enrolment options for childcare.

Under the current scheme, children can only …
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This Graham Norton special will be comedy gold 2 years ago

This Graham Norton special will be comedy gold

It’s been a tough week for some being back at work, and January is a bit of a gloomy month itself. If you’re shying away from spending money this weekend …
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