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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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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

By  •  News

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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WATCH: DJs left in stitches by Donegal woman’s cheeky business name 2 months ago

WATCH: DJs left in stitches by Donegal woman’s cheeky business name

Inishowen entrepreneur Laura Bonner received an unexpected call yesterday that has led to one of the week’s best comedy moments on radio.

BBC Radio 1 presenting duo Scott Mills and …
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The Henry Girls trace musical roots in upcoming TV series 2 months ago

The Henry Girls trace musical roots in upcoming TV series

The Mc Loughlin Sisters, AKA The Henry Girls, will be the focus of this Sunday’s Ceol ón Chlann on TG4 at 10.30pm.

Musicians Karen, Lorna and Joleen were nurtured musically by their Celtic roots and were …
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Young entrepreneur Katie triumphs in Irish Women’s Awards 2 months ago

Young entrepreneur Katie triumphs in Irish Women’s Awards

The 18-year-old was named as Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the inaugural Irish Women’s Awards 2019 last night.

Review: Pro facial and pampering in Allure @ Patrick Gildea 2 months ago

Review: Pro facial and pampering in Allure @ Patrick Gildea

There are so many reasons to treat yourself and your skin in January. It’s a new start, your skin is constantly battling the cold, central heating and exercise regimes, and …
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Weather warning: Donegal set for freezing conditions and snow 2 months ago

Weather warning: Donegal set for freezing conditions and snow

By  •  News

People are being warned to take care this Monday night and Tuesday daytime due to snow and ice. Slippery conditions are expected with the overnight accumulation of ice and snow …
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Blue Monday? It’s all about ‘brew Monday’ today 2 months ago

Blue Monday? It’s all about ‘brew Monday’ today

Today, the third Monday of January, is known as the most miserable day of the year. But it doesn’t have to be.

A cosy Samaritans campaign is running today to get people …
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Sarah Jessica Parker has a lot of love for one Donegal shop 2 months ago

Sarah Jessica Parker has a lot of love for one Donegal shop

By  •  Life

Donegal design company Studio Donegal has gained a wonderful endorsement from US actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

The Sex and the City star, who has a holiday home in Kilcar, shared …
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Ambitious Donegal women win pageant crowns 2 months ago

Ambitious Donegal women win pageant crowns

By  •  Life

Christina Williamson from Dungloe and Victoria Lily Tully from Manorcunningham both triumphed at last Saturday’s event to take home winning crowns.

Hairdresser and childcare assistant Christina Williamson, aged 24, won …
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Woman denied abortion for fatal foetal abnormality, Dáil told 2 months ago

Woman denied abortion for fatal foetal abnormality, Dáil told

By  •  News

A woman in Ireland who is carrying a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality has been refused a termination, the Dáil was told today.

The issue sparked heated debate when raised …
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The Women’s Inspire Donegal line-up is revealed! 2 months ago

The Women’s Inspire Donegal line-up is revealed!

The Women’s Inspire Network is coming to Donegal on 10th April for one of the biggest business events of the year.

Set in Harvey’s Point, this one-day ‘Overcoming Challenges’ event will bring …
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Nikki gets set to motivate on Operation Transformation 2 months ago

Nikki gets set to motivate on Operation Transformation

Operation Transformation is set to gain another Donegal personality this series with the arrival of Nikki Bradley as the new challenge coordinator

Nikki, who is an adaptive adventurer and motivational …
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Sharon Thompson to launch new novel online 2 months ago

Sharon Thompson to launch new novel online

By  •  Life

Donegal-based author Sharon Thompson is planning a book launch with a difference when she releases her second novel – The Healer.

Sharon, who is from Sligo and lives in Moville, …
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Donegal Women in Business Network prepare to celebrate 20th anniversary 2 months ago

Donegal Women in Business Network prepare to celebrate 20th anniversary

Donegal Women in Business Network are marking a milestone year in 2019, celebrating 20 years of success for the voluntary, not-for-profit, peer-support group for local women.

The DWBN 20th anniversary celebrations …
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Lucky Annmarie wins an amazing €52,000 on Winning Streak! 2 months ago

Lucky Annmarie wins an amazing €52,000 on Winning Streak!

Donegal-based businesswoman Annmarie Doherty had a very fortunate start to her year after winning a whopping €52,000 on RTE’s Winning Streak.

Getting to spin the famous wheel never came into the …
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Charity concert to celebrate memory of inspirational local mum 2 months ago

Charity concert to celebrate memory of inspirational local mum

By  •  Life

A top line-up will be taking to the stage at New Hall Falcarragh on 20th February to celebrate the life of Falcarragh’s Mary Ruddy and to raise funds for Relay …
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Gardaí end search for missing GP in Donegal 2 months ago

Gardaí end search for missing GP in Donegal

By  •  News

Gardaí have today finished a local search as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Deirdre O’Flaherty.

The land excavation at a site in Milford was called off without …
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Heartache over tragic death of beloved Dungloe teacher 2 months ago

Heartache over tragic death of beloved Dungloe teacher

By  •  News

Dawn Croke, a popular teacher and former Dungloe Mary, was tragically killed in an incident close to St Crona’s National School on Thursday evening.

Ms Croke, who was in her …
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Getting married in 2019? RTE want to plan your wedding for free 2 months ago

Getting married in 2019? RTE want to plan your wedding for free

Did you get engaged over the Christmas season? If so, congrats!

Now that the excitement is settling after the big proposals, thoughts are turning to wedding planning – dates, venues, …
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‘It is an honour’ – Glenties-born cybersecurity expert wins prestigious award 2 months ago

‘It is an honour’ – Glenties-born cybersecurity expert wins prestigious award

Queen’s University Belfast Professor Máire O’Neill has been awarded US$30,000 in the Blavatnik Awards, which honour outstanding young scientists under the age of 42.

Professor O’Neill, who is from Glenties, …
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Myrtle calls on Donegal to help with Belarus orphanage appeal 3 months ago

Myrtle calls on Donegal to help with Belarus orphanage appeal

By  •  News

Ramelton couple Myrtle and Alan Doherty are back again with the Belarusian orphanage appeal -gathering a large stock of essential items, kindly donated by the people of Donegal to help …
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Majella O’Donnell announces departure from social media 3 months ago

Majella O’Donnell announces departure from social media

By  •  Life

Majella O’Donnell has decided to leave Facebook and Twitter for a better lifestyle this New Year.

The broadcaster and mental health campaigner made the announcement to her 12,000 Facebook followers …
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We love how the Twin Towns are celebrating women on Nollaig na mBan 3 months ago

We love how the Twin Towns are celebrating women on Nollaig na mBan

By  •  News

Hundreds of colourful baubles have appeared on the Ballybofey/Stranorlar footbridge in celebration of Women’s Little Christmas.

The eye-catching exhibition contains festive decorations with messages, mementos and photos of local women. Mothers, …
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Abortion helpline ‘busy’ as services begin in Ireland 3 months ago

Abortion helpline ‘busy’ as services begin in Ireland

Around 20 women sought terminations on January 1st – the first day of abortion services being legal in Ireland.

The HSE has officially commenced free, safe and legal termination services …
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Ramona Nicholas’ stunning home impresses on Celebrity Home of the Year 3 months ago

Ramona Nicholas’ stunning home impresses on Celebrity Home of the Year

Donegal businesswoman Ramona Nicholas revealed the stunning interiors of her Bundoran home for charity on RTE’s Celebrity Home of the Year 2018.

The joint MD of the Cara Group and …
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How Lisa’s gift evokes ‘just happy tears’ around the world 3 months ago

How Lisa’s gift evokes ‘just happy tears’ around the world

Donegal writer Lisa McKelvey, founder of JustHappyTears, has spent the past two years preserving personal life and love stories into poetic gifts.

It’s not unusual for her to be found …
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Sharon’s guide to being business ready for 2019 3 months ago

Sharon’s guide to being business ready for 2019

Sharon Hearty, based in Donegal Town, has more than 25 years of experience in marketing communications and business development.

After many years in corporate and non-profit in the UK, …
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Throwing a party? This Donegal gin cocktail is sure to please 3 months ago

Throwing a party? This Donegal gin cocktail is sure to please

The folks over at Muff Liquor Company have been feeling very festive and let us in on a little secret recipe. It’s perfect for Christmas parties and contains two of …
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Watch: Actress pens powerful poem on homelessness 3 months ago

Watch: Actress pens powerful poem on homelessness

Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh from Gaoth Dobhair was studying in Dublin four years ago. Twice a week, she walked down Molesworth street in the city centre to her part-time job. The …
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Review: Vintage makeover at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing and Allure 3 months ago

Review: Vintage makeover at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing and Allure

Party season is well and truly in full swing at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny!

Our Donegal Daily Christmas night was last weekend, so it was the perfect excuse to …
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Hero Megan wins ‘Groom of the Year’ award 3 months ago

Hero Megan wins ‘Groom of the Year’ award

By  •  News

Megan McGettigan has been presented with a top accolade at the Irish Show Jumping Awards for a selfless act of bravery this year.

Megan earned the Tredstep Groom of the Year award …
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The She Said Club is coming to Donegal! 3 months ago

The She Said Club is coming to Donegal!

UPDATE: The She Said Club ‘Nourish to Flourish’ has been rescheduled to Saturday, 9th March 2019.

What’s the She Said Club you ask?

It’s a relaxing and fun event full …
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How Anita and Don will deliver festive donations ‘from one table to another’ 3 months ago

How Anita and Don will deliver festive donations ‘from one table to another’

A heartwarming community initiative is returning to the village of Ramelton this Christmas Day.

‘An Extra Plate’ gives people the chance to donate or receive Christmas dinners for free, bringing …
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Iconic businesswoman Deirdre McGlone honoured as a Thought Leader 3 months ago

Iconic businesswoman Deirdre McGlone honoured as a Thought Leader

Deirdre, the Managing Director at Harvey’s Point Hotel, has been honoured as a Thought Leader in tourism and hospitality by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation.

The self-proclaimed ‘Happy Hotelier’ has …
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Sweet! Ariana Grande announces Irish tour date 3 months ago

Sweet! Ariana Grande announces Irish tour date

Popstar Ariana Grande is to return to Ireland next year as part of her Sweetener World Tour. 

The 25-year-old singer will play Dublin’s 3Arena on September 22nd 2019.

Tickets go …
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Road safety campaigner Joan applauded for sharing personal tragedy 3 months ago

Road safety campaigner Joan applauded for sharing personal tragedy

By  •  News

Donegal woman Joan Doherty lost her daughter Kellie in a tragic road traffic collision in 2005.

Every year, she relives the devastating events that took Kellie from her.

Kellie was …
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‘Queen GG’ Grainne earns Top 20 spot in Miss Universe 3 months ago

‘Queen GG’ Grainne earns Top 20 spot in Miss Universe

Donegal woman Grainne Gallanagh won a Top 20 placement at the glamorous Miss Universe pageant.

The Buncrana-born nurse also placed in the Top 5 in Europe last night.

Miss Philippines …
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It’s showtime for Miss Universe Ireland Grainne Gallanagh 3 months ago

It’s showtime for Miss Universe Ireland Grainne Gallanagh

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Buncrana native Grainne Gallanagh is just hours away from big moment on stage at the Miss Universe pageant in Thailand.

The 24-year-old beauty is vying to become Ireland’s first-ever Miss …
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Letterkenny women earn awards from Donegal Centre for Independent Living 3 months ago

Letterkenny women earn awards from Donegal Centre for Independent Living

By  •  News

Aisling Hunter and Pauline Larkin both received end of year awards for their care and leadership in the community for people with disabilities.

A large number of nominees were celebrated …
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Special Santa’s Milk will be back on Irish shelves for Christmas 3 months ago

Special Santa’s Milk will be back on Irish shelves for Christmas

Getting the mince pies, carrots and milk together for Santa and Rudolph on Christmas Eve is a tradition that takes place the world over each year on December …
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Donegal Traveller women unveil stunning symbolic quilt 3 months ago

Donegal Traveller women unveil stunning symbolic quilt

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A spectacular pictorial quilt created by Traveller women and girls from all over Donegal was launched at Donegal County Museum.

The quilt, a community arts initiative of Donegal Travellers Project …
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Charity ball raises €17,000 for local breast cancer research 3 months ago

Charity ball raises €17,000 for local breast cancer research

By  •  News

The North West Breast Cancer Ball 2018 has raised a grand total of €17,000 for cancer research and patient care.

The glamorous event was held in the Silver Tassie Hotel …
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Outstanding young Donegal women earn President’s Awards 3 months ago

Outstanding young Donegal women earn President’s Awards

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Two inspirational young women from Co. Donegal have been honoured with Gold Gaisce Awards by President Michael D. Higgins.

Sorcha McElchar from Castlefin and Emma McKinley from Falcarragh were both celebrated …
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Success for Spraoi agus Spórt at Charity Impact Awards 3 months ago

Success for Spraoi agus Spórt at Charity Impact Awards

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It was celebrations all round for Spraoi Agus Spórt Family Centre after their win in the Charity Impact Awards 2018.

The Carndonagh centre which was established by five local mums …
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Review: Party prep tanning in Allure at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 3 months ago

Review: Party prep tanning in Allure at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Tucked in the back of Patrick Gildea’s Hairdressing salon lies a real hidden gem – the boutique beauty room Allure.

Allure is perfect for Christmas party prep when you want your …
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