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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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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

By  •  News

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

By  •  News

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

By  •  News

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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Caitlín Nic Aoidh named as first Irish language ambassador for her hometown 4 months ago

Caitlín Nic Aoidh named as first Irish language ambassador for her hometown

By  •  News

This new role has been created by Cloughaneely’s Language Planning Committee. It will see Caitlín helping promote the usage of Irish in Cloughaneely, raise awareness of Irish-language initiatives and activities …
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Peek inside the stunning Drumhalla House at this week’s open event 4 months ago

Peek inside the stunning Drumhalla House at this week’s open event

The stunning Drumhalla House in Rahmulllan are opening their doors to the public for a very special Open House Event this Tuesday, September 25th from 7pm – 9pm.

You are …
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Want to know more about Dyspraxia? Here’s a local meeting for you 4 months ago

Want to know more about Dyspraxia? Here’s a local meeting for you

The next meeting of the Donegal Dyspraxia Support Group is taking place on Wednesday 26th September.

The event will hear from three guests speakers giving advice for parents and educators on …
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Donegal woman joins rallying call for Lyme Disease recognition 4 months ago

Donegal woman joins rallying call for Lyme Disease recognition

Emma Doherty is part of a local delegation attending a Tick Talk Lyme Disease Awareness Rally on Wednesday 26th September in Dublin.

The Gleneely mother has had a new lease …
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Mini fundraiser raises a massive €12,000 in memory of Letterkenny woman 4 months ago

Mini fundraiser raises a massive €12,000 in memory of Letterkenny woman

By  •  News

Friends and family honoured the wishes of the much-loved Letterkenny woman by holding a unique raffle to give away her Mini Cooper and raise money for Donegal Hospice and the Oncology Department …
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Sparkling NW Breast Cancer Ball launched for 2018 4 months ago

Sparkling NW Breast Cancer Ball launched for 2018

Tickets are set to be released soon for the North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball on November 30th in the Silver Tassie Hotel.

With last year’s glamorous fundraiser being sell-out …
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Singer Eve Belle making great first impressions 4 months ago

Singer Eve Belle making great first impressions

Eve Belle Murtagh is the singer-songwriter behind that pop song we can’t get out of our heads.

The 20-year-old Gaoth Dobhair native is on the rise and has had a …
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‘Sincere apologies’ issued to Danielle’s mum over letter 4 months ago

‘Sincere apologies’ issued to Danielle’s mum over letter

By  •  News

The Department of the Taoiseach has officially acknowledged an error in denying Danielle’s mother Andrea Brannigan a meeting with Mr Varadkar on the false grounds that her daughter was ‘not …
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Watch: Newlyweds’ escapades are turned into amazing action film! 4 months ago

Watch: Newlyweds’ escapades are turned into amazing action film!

A young Donegal couple has set the bar high on wedding entrances after recording an epic cross-country quest.

Buncrana newlyweds Shaun McEleney and Elaine Doherty stunned their wedding guests when …
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Mum of Danielle McLaughlin awaits apology as meeting with Taoiseach confirmed 5 months ago

Mum of Danielle McLaughlin awaits apology as meeting with Taoiseach confirmed

By  •  News

The Taoiseach has reversed his office’s controversial refusal to meet with Ms Brannigan and discuss the tragic circumstances of her daughter’s murder in India last year.

Ms Brannigan confirmed that …
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Government says letter to Danielle McLaughlin’s mother was a ‘misunderstanding’ 5 months ago

Government says letter to Danielle McLaughlin’s mother was a ‘misunderstanding’

By  •  News

Andrea Brannigan, the mother of the late Danielle McLaughlin, received a letter that prompted widespread shock today in response to a request to meet the Taoiseach during his Donegal visit …
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Danielle McLaughlin’s mum shocked by ‘disgusting’ letter from Taoiseach 5 months ago

Danielle McLaughlin’s mum shocked by ‘disgusting’ letter from Taoiseach

By  •  News

The mother of Danielle McLaughlin has said she was disgusted to be refused a meeting with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar – because his office claims the late Buncrana woman ‘was …
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Events: Celebrating six years at Sculpt’s Big Birthday Bash 5 months ago

Events: Celebrating six years at Sculpt’s Big Birthday Bash

Pink bubbly, sweet treats and discounts galore were shared with guests for the Sculpt Birthday Bash tonight to mark a special birthday for the store. There was a great party …
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Donegal Lotto winner has just days to claim their €30,000 prize 5 months ago

Donegal Lotto winner has just days to claim their €30,000 prize

By  •  News

The National Lottery has revealed that it has still to hear from the holder of the lucky ticket which was purchased on the day of the draw at Byrne’s Foodstore …
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Watch: Daniel fan delighted by in-flight birthday concert 5 months ago

Watch: Daniel fan delighted by in-flight birthday concert

A lucky Aer Lingus passenger got a surprise extra when …
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The Story of Sculpt: Six years at the top of the Irish beauty scene 5 months ago

The Story of Sculpt: Six years at the top of the Irish beauty scene

Sculpt Cosmetics in Letterkenny are preparing to mark a special occasion with a beauty party in Letterkenny this Thursday 6th September – and everyone is invited.

The team is celebrating …
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Childcare costs are driving Irish women out of work – study finds 5 months ago

Childcare costs are driving Irish women out of work – study finds

By  •  News

New research published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute and Pobal, has found that mothers who face high childcare costs work fewer hours.

Women, especially lone parents, face …
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Veronica brings an abundance of colour to Donegal 5 months ago

Veronica brings an abundance of colour to Donegal

By  •  Life

Artist Veronica Maguire is showcasing Ireland’s first all-alcohol ink painting exhibition in An Grianan Theatre from 3rd September to 1st October 2018.

Veronica was born in London and presently lives …
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Teacher to inspire young minds at new Speech and Drama School 5 months ago

Teacher to inspire young minds at new Speech and Drama School

By  •  Kids

Letterkenny teacher Anna Farren has returned home to Donegal. The experienced drama tutor is about to launch the Farren School of Speech and Drama in September 2018 and is inviting …
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Style and Sustainability: Why this Donegal pair entered the vegan fashion fold 5 months ago

Style and Sustainability: Why this Donegal pair entered the vegan fashion fold

Two young Donegal designers and entrepreneurs took a big risk last year to set up their own eco-fashion brand. Now, as they launch Forester Products, we talked to founders Sean …
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Harvey’s Point are hosting a magical Twilight wedding showcase 5 months ago

Harvey’s Point are hosting a magical Twilight wedding showcase

Many of us know that Harvey’s Point is a wedding venue like no other, but to see the lakeside hotel sparkling under the moonlight will be a special moment.

This …
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Neasa to shine on TG4’s new weather team 5 months ago

Neasa to shine on TG4’s new weather team

Neasa Bheáid (21) from Gaoth Dobhair will be one of three new faces to host the Irish channels’ daily weather bulletins.

Neasa was chosen for the role following an intensive screening …
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Make a difference in one night by joining ‘Sleep out for Simon’ 5 months ago

Make a difference in one night by joining ‘Sleep out for Simon’

By  •  News

North West Simon Community is calling on the people of Sligo/Leitrim and Donegal to join the annual sponsored Sleep Out on Friday 5th October. 

The event takes place every year to …
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There’s a pawsome puppy party in Letterkenny this Saturday 5 months ago

There’s a pawsome puppy party in Letterkenny this Saturday

Dogs from all over Donegal (and their owners!) are invited to an exciting charity Dog Show at Castle Grove Country House Hotel this weekend. 

The expansive lawns of this Letterkenny …
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Brilliant Brid is honoured as a Beaumont hero 5 months ago

Brilliant Brid is honoured as a Beaumont hero

By  •  News

The healthcare assistant received an ‘Honour Your Heroes’ award of thanks this week from her patient, Louise McCarthy from Dublin.

Louise (28) suffered four heart attacks when complications arose during an operation to …
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One of the world’s favourite makeup products has just been discontinued 5 months ago

One of the world’s favourite makeup products has just been discontinued

Makeup fans around the world are in mourning today after Urban Decay announced the end of the original Naked Palette.

The iconic nude eyeshadow palette was a staple for every woman’s …
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Little Lewis (5) and friend star in heart-warming advert 5 months ago

Little Lewis (5) and friend star in heart-warming advert

Lewis Evans from Ballybofey is just five years old and he can already add ‘toy creator’ to his list of talents!

The imaginative boy was the winner of a special …
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Local family says EuroMillions win will give children the ‘best possible start in life’ 5 months ago

Local family says EuroMillions win will give children the ‘best possible start in life’

By  •  News

The lucky local family had half a million reasons to be cheerful in the National Lottery winners’ room on Wednesday as they collected a cheque for €500,000 which they won …
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It’s almost time to get a Taste of Donegal at the yummy food festival! 5 months ago

It’s almost time to get a Taste of Donegal at the yummy food festival!

By  •  Life

The North West’s largest food and drink event is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, which means a huge portion of food and drink offerings, entertainment and demos are on …
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Waterford Rose takes the 2018 crown 5 months ago

Waterford Rose takes the 2018 crown

Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher has won the 59th Rose of Tralee Festival.

Kirsten is the first African-Irish Rose to win the traditional pageant. The 21-year-old student and part-time model was speechless upon …
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You can count on Anne! 5 months ago

You can count on Anne!

By  •  News

It has been announced today that Donegal resident Anne Monagle has attained the highest marks in the country in the Diploma for Accounting Technicians programme.

The 35-year-old from Malin achieved …
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Kilcar woman Angela Barnes advances to the frontline of breaking news 5 months ago

Kilcar woman Angela Barnes advances to the frontline of breaking news

By  •  News

Donegal woman Angela Barnes has begun a major new presenting role this week, broadcasting to 160 countries in a ground-breaking project on Euronews NBC.

The journalist will have her first …
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Events: Letterkenny goes glam for the G&G Summit 5 months ago

Events: Letterkenny goes glam for the G&G Summit

The women of Letterkenny pulled out all the stops to get glammed up for the G&G Summit on Friday 17th August – making it one of the most stylish events …
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Majella takes time out to discuss life’s major moments 5 months ago

Majella takes time out to discuss life’s major moments

A new chat series called Time Out begins tonight (Friday), which will see Majella opening up on some of the biggest moments that mattered in her life.

The TV star, broadcaster and …
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Amybeth’s adventures continue as Anne with an E is renewed 5 months ago

Amybeth’s adventures continue as Anne with an E is renewed

Netflix has announced that they are bringing back the award-winning Anne with an E, starring Donegal actress Amybeth McNulty, for a third season. 

The coming-of-age adventure drama has captured hearts and minds …
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Let’s help Lombok: How a Donegal woman is bringing hope back to the devastated island 5 months ago

Let’s help Lombok: How a Donegal woman is bringing hope back to the devastated island

By  •  News

Donna Gallagher from Kilcar had been living on the beautiful island of Gili Trawangan for 10 years before disaster struck on August 5th.

A severe earthquake measuring 7.0 hit …
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All smiles for Sally when Nathan Carter paid a surprise visit! 5 months ago

All smiles for Sally when Nathan Carter paid a surprise visit!

Sally Crossan from Lifford had an unexpected visitor on Thursday when Country Music star Nathan Carter arrived at her home.

Carter was in Donegal for the Clonmany Festival last week, …
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Fundraiser launched in memory of inspirational Fiona Carr 5 months ago

Fundraiser launched in memory of inspirational Fiona Carr

By  •  News

Fiona Carr from Mountain Top Letterkenny was 30 years old when she passed away on July 12th. The popular young woman endured a long battle with cancer and received immense support …
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TV3’s Ireland AM team raise over €39,000 for cancer charity 5 months ago

TV3’s Ireland AM team raise over €39,000 for cancer charity

The TV3 Ireland AM team, which includes Donegal woman Ciara Doherty, have gone above and beyond their target for the ‘AM Fights Cancer Week’ fundraiser.

Their target of €20,000 was well …
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Diamond delight for MLA Mallon after reuniting with ring lost in Donegal 5 months ago

Diamond delight for MLA Mallon after reuniting with ring lost in Donegal

By  •  News

MLA Nichola Mallon thought she would never see her ring again after she lost it 18 months ago on a play park at Ballyliffin, Inishowen.

She searched for hours that …
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Sarah Jessica Parker has so much love for Donegal in this poetic farewell 5 months ago

Sarah Jessica Parker has so much love for Donegal in this poetic farewell

By  •  News

Sex and the City star Sarah Jesica Parker’s holiday with husband Matthew Broderick and kids in Kilcar has come to an end this week.

SJ, being the literary fan that …
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