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Events: Health and wealth with the Donegal Women in Business Network 4 days ago

Events: Health and wealth with the Donegal Women in Business Network

Donegal Women in Business Network members are starting their New Year on a healthy note after placing a special focus on financial and mental wellbeing at an event on Thursday …
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Ambitious Aoibhín (16) is baking a business for herself 4 weeks ago

Ambitious Aoibhín (16) is baking a business for herself

Aoibhín O’Dea, from outside Gweedore, is only 16 but for the past two years she has been trading in her own bakery business called Cácaí Aoibhín.

Aoibhín’s cakes and bakes …
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Donegal woman delivers Christmas care gifts to cancer patients 4 weeks ago

Donegal woman delivers Christmas care gifts to cancer patients

Dunkineely businesswoman Mary Deeny shared some Christmas goodwill this month after a thoughtful fundraising drive.

Mary, who has her own Forever Living business, recently put 10% of her sales towards …
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Events: A celebratory Christmas lunch for Donegal Women in Business 1 month ago

Events: A celebratory Christmas lunch for Donegal Women in Business

The beautiful surrounds of Rockhill House Estate was the setting for a very festive Christmas lunch hosted by the Donegal Women in Business Network on Tuesday.

Members and guests …
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Creative Paula has Christmas gifting all wrapped up 2 months ago

Creative Paula has Christmas gifting all wrapped up

When most people are only thinking about putting up their Christmas decorations this week, one Donegal woman has been immersed in glitter, ribbons, and bows for months!

Paula Roarty from …
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Five Donegal designers impress in the US 2 months ago

Five Donegal designers impress in the US

Five Donegal designer-makers showcased their incredible creative talents in Philadelphia last weekend when they took part in the gala ‘Straight out of Ireland’ event organised by the Irish Immigration Centre.


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Events: AGM marks a new chapter for the Donegal Women in Business Network 2 months ago

Events: AGM marks a new chapter for the Donegal Women in Business Network

What a year 2019 has been for the Donegal Women in Business Network. In their 20th anniversary, the network has held many successful celebrations, looked back in appreciation of the …
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Leitir woman presented with NI Women in Business Award 2 months ago

Leitir woman presented with NI Women in Business Award

By  •  Business

‘Leitir woman’ Anne Donaghy has won the Outstanding Management and Leadership award at this year’s Northern Ireland Women in Business Awards.

The region’s top businesswomen were celebrated for their achievements …
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Get That Trend founder urges Donegal businesswomen to go for growth 2 months ago

Get That Trend founder urges Donegal businesswomen to go for growth

By  •  Business

Donegal boutique owner Anne Colgan from Get That Trend is calling on Donegal’s entrepreneurs to apply for the next cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme.


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Events: Driving Instructor Angela Ward celebrates 15 years on the road 2 months ago

Events: Driving Instructor Angela Ward celebrates 15 years on the road

Angela was in the driving seat for a change last night when she hosted an information event alongside Kelly’s Toyota Letterkenny and the Donegal Women in Business Network.

In the …
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Angela Ward to share her business drive at event with Kelly’s Toyota 3 months ago

Angela Ward to share her business drive at event with Kelly’s Toyota

By  •  Business

The Donegal Women in Business Network will be talking all things cars at their next event in association with Kelly’s Toyota.Donegal driving instructor Angela Ward is celebrating her 15th anniversary …
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Events: Donegal women with business ideas urged to take action 3 months ago

Events: Donegal women with business ideas urged to take action

The Local Enterprise Office in Donegal is calling for more female entrepreneurs and telling female-led businesses in the county to have the ambition to grow globally.

Key motivational messages …
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Eight Donegal women awarded place on ambitious ACORNS programme 3 months ago

Eight Donegal women awarded place on ambitious ACORNS programme

An exciting six months lie ahead for the eight successful Donegal entrepreneurs who have earned a coveted place on the ACORNS initiative for women-led start-up businesses.

The businesswomen all battled …
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Knitwear designer Edel MacBride to feature on Nationwide 3 months ago

Knitwear designer Edel MacBride to feature on Nationwide

One of Donegal’s best-known figures in knitting will be featured on RTE’s Nationwide tonight in celebration of National Women in Enterprise Day.

Knitwear Designer Edel MacBride, who is based in …
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Events: Women in Enterprise Day celebrations with the Donegal Business Network 3 months ago

Events: Women in Enterprise Day celebrations with the Donegal Business Network

Inspirational and hard-working women in business were celebrated at a special event hosted by the Donegal Business Network.

The local business group had issued an open invite to female business …
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Laura Bonner crowned Ulster’s Most Inspiring Businesswoman 3 months ago

Laura Bonner crowned Ulster’s Most Inspiring Businesswoman

Donegal entrepreneur Laura Bonner has won the award for Ulster Businesswoman of 2019 at the Graham Norton Gin Inspiring Awards.

With this accolade, the Muff Liquor Company co-founder has been …
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Top speakers to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day in Donegal 3 months ago

Top speakers to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day in Donegal

By  •  Business

Stories, innovation and finding a competitive edge will be the order of the day when Donegal celebrates National Women’s Enterprise Day 2019.

Performance and Lifestyle Coach Anna Geary returns to …
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‘This one is special’ – Laura Bonner celebrates Irish award for Muff Gin 4 months ago

‘This one is special’ – Laura Bonner celebrates Irish award for Muff Gin

Muff Liquor Co. co-founder Laura Bonner is celebrating another major win for her drinks company after taking home the People’s Choice prize at the Irish Gin Awards 2019.

Muff Irish …
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Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of Donegal Women in Business 4 months ago

Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of Donegal Women in Business

More than 200 people visited Lough Eske Castle on Tuesday 1st October to mark a key moment for the Donegal Women in Business Network – their 20 year anniversary.

The …
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Events: The dynamic Donegal Women in Business Network’s 20th Anniversary Conference 4 months ago

Events: The dynamic Donegal Women in Business Network’s 20th Anniversary Conference

If energy could be bottled, the enthusiasm of the Donegal Women in Business Network could be a new product for the Muff Liquor drinks company!

The dynamic women in business …
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Ciara Doherty is homeward bound to host celebration of Donegal’s dynamic businesswomen 4 months ago

Ciara Doherty is homeward bound to host celebration of Donegal’s dynamic businesswomen

It’s less than a week to go to the Looking Back – Moving Forward Donegal Women in Business Network 20th Anniversary Conference.

And one of the many local women who …
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Hotelier Mary T Sweeney honoured as Ireland’s Host of the Year 2020 4 months ago

Hotelier Mary T Sweeney honoured as Ireland’s Host of the Year 2020

Castle Grove Country House owner Mary T Sweeney has been named as Ireland’s Host of the Year at the 2020 Georgina Campbell Awards.

Mrs Sweeney, who has been in business …
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A Stitch in Time: Rosaleen Hegarty’s yarn weaves through the ages 4 months ago

A Stitch in Time: Rosaleen Hegarty’s yarn weaves through the ages

A simple pair of knitting needles, a few balls of yarn and a pattern – that’s all that Rosaleen Hegarty says is required to create a beautiful garment. 


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Full line-up announced for Donegal Women in Business Network Conference 5 months ago

Full line-up announced for Donegal Women in Business Network Conference

The Donegal Women in Business Network has unveiled the full line-up of speakers and panellists for their 20th anniversary conference this October 1st.

Taking place in Lough Eske Castle, this …
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Businesswomen urged to take advantage of ACORNS programme 5 months ago

Businesswomen urged to take advantage of ACORNS programme

Female entrepreneurs in Donegal are being invited to join the latest cycle of ACORNS for business support.

There has been an increase in early-stage female entrepreneurs in Ireland over the …
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Donegal Women in Business Network launch 20th anniversary conference 6 months ago

Donegal Women in Business Network launch 20th anniversary conference

It has been a busy year for Donegal Women in Business Network celebrating their 20th anniversary.

Going strong since 1999, this celebratory year for the Network has been one of …
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Events: Networking is a walk in the park for Donegal Women in Business 7 months ago

Events: Networking is a walk in the park for Donegal Women in Business

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the Donegal Women in Business Network’s final event of the summer.

On a warm and sunny evening, members of the network headed …
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Donegal Women in Business are off on a summer stroll this Thursday 7 months ago

Donegal Women in Business are off on a summer stroll this Thursday

The forecast is looking great for a summer stroll this Thursday 4th July, as local women in business prepare for a great ‘Walk and Talk‘ meet-up in the Twin Towns.


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Events: Summer singing and gardening with Donegal Women in Business Network 7 months ago

Events: Summer singing and gardening with Donegal Women in Business Network

The weather may not have been hot and sunny, but the welcomes were warm in the Song House in Falcarragh and OURganic Gardens in Gortahork.

The outing was a member …
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Events: Donegal women learn to look the business with McElhinneys 8 months ago

Events: Donegal women learn to look the business with McElhinneys

Members of the non-profit business group visited McElhinneys on Friday night for an exclusive ‘Fashion on the Go!’ collaboration event with the expert styling team.

Business and Sales Manager …
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CEO Karina Kelly taps into the magical innovation of New Frontiers 8 months ago

CEO Karina Kelly taps into the magical innovation of New Frontiers

By  •  Business

We find out how Donegal entrepreneur Karina Kelly developed her business to secure a major investment of €75,000.

They say the key to being a successful entrepreneur is being able …
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Donegal Women in Business take on the Dáil! 8 months ago

Donegal Women in Business take on the Dáil!

For the past 20 years, the Donegal Women in Business Network has been made up of trailblazing women who have made changes in their communities and beyond with their entrepreneurial …
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A night of style in store for Donegal Women in Business 8 months ago

A night of style in store for Donegal Women in Business

The non-profit group is teaming up with their sponsors McElhinneys of Ballybofey for a night of fashion and trends – and some stylish networking of course.

The ‘Fashion on the …
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Self-belief and passion leads Sculpt founder Siobhan to success 9 months ago

Self-belief and passion leads Sculpt founder Siobhan to success

As the founder of Sculpt, Siobhan Boyle MUA runs her own Letterkenny store, online shop and the region’s only private VTCT academy.

And it was her enterprising spirit and determination …
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Interiors: The Room Junkie Story… so far! 9 months ago

Interiors: The Room Junkie Story… so far!

You all know Room Junkie as a brand and a concept, so I thought that I would share my story with you, and introduce you to the person behind the …
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What could you contribute to the Donegal Women In Business Network eBook? 9 months ago

What could you contribute to the Donegal Women In Business Network eBook?

The voluntary group, which supports women in business in the county, is calling out for material to feature in their celebration eBook and hard copy book that will launch at …
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Events: Businesswomen shine on the big screen at the ‘She Owns It!’ premiere 9 months ago

Events: Businesswomen shine on the big screen at the ‘She Owns It!’ premiere

Empowerment, energy, quality, authenticity and style – these are just some of the words that five Donegal women in business associate with themselves.

And an empowering energy filled the Ballroom …
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‘She Owns it!’ video series to be launched in Donegal 9 months ago

‘She Owns it!’ video series to be launched in Donegal

By  •  Business

An exciting new video series will be released next week as part of the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the Donegal Women in Business Network.

Produced by Aileen Kelly, the films meet …
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Women’s Inspire Donegal: Stand-out moments of inspiration 9 months ago

Women’s Inspire Donegal: Stand-out moments of inspiration

The Women’s Inspire Network came to town on Wednesday last for a jam-packed day of advice, stories and inspiration for women in business.

With around 180 attendees, 20 speakers and …
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Events: Women’s Inspire sets a trend in Donegal 9 months ago

Events: Women’s Inspire sets a trend in Donegal

The global network for enterprising women brought a top line-up of speakers to Harvey’s Point for a day of inspiration and knowledge sharing.

Hosted by the Tweeting Goddess Samantha Kelly …
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Women’s Inspire: How Patricia Greene helps put profit in pockets 10 months ago

Women’s Inspire: How Patricia Greene helps put profit in pockets

Patricia Greene from Derry is the guru every online businesswoman would love to have by their side.

As founder of TheWebClub.ie, she provides a unique support system for women in business …
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Facebook expert to share wisdom with Donegal businesswomen 10 months ago

Facebook expert to share wisdom with Donegal businesswomen

By  •  Business

Sligo-based digital marketer Louise McDonnell is Donegal-bound on 10th April to share her knowledge at the Women’s Inspire Spring Seminar at Harvey’s Point.

The inspiring speaker has conquered social media and …
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Women’s Inspire: How Mags puts a positive spin on pricing 10 months ago

Women’s Inspire: How Mags puts a positive spin on pricing

Pricing is one of the biggest hurdles in business – how much should you charge, how much is your time worth and how do you price for profit?

Mags Boland …
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Women’s Inspire: ‘Being someone that women can trust is amazing’ 10 months ago

Women’s Inspire: ‘Being someone that women can trust is amazing’

By  •  Business

Lorraine Boyce from Letterkenny has been running her own physiotherapy clinic for the past seven years and has found great fulfilment in helping women feel like themselves again.

As the founder …
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Women’s Inspire: Michelle McLoughlin means business! 10 months ago

Women’s Inspire: Michelle McLoughlin means business!

By  •  Business

Sligo-based Solicitor Michelle McLoughlin has a passion for helping businesses manage legal matters and reach their goals.

Which means she’s an ideal speaker for the Women’s Inspire Network seminar, which is …
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‘You learn from those ahead or beside you on the journey’ 10 months ago

‘You learn from those ahead or beside you on the journey’

By  •  Business

‘Inspiring’ is a common word used to describe Donegal author Sharon Thompson.

In the past few years, she has become a best-selling author, columnist, founder of her own writing group …
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Everything we’re looking forward to learning at Women’s Inspire Donegal 10 months ago

Everything we’re looking forward to learning at Women’s Inspire Donegal

Business owners and marketing mavens are in for a treat when the Women’s Inspire Network Spring Seminar makes its way to Donegal on April 10th.

Set in Harvey’s Point, the conference …
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Women in business lead the way on International Women’s Day 11 months ago

Women in business lead the way on International Women’s Day

A series of engaging workshops on leadership, customer service, retail, marketing and cybersecurity attracted many local female entrepreneurs to the CoLab in Letterkenny on Friday 8th March.

The expert talks from …
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Pioneering Donegal businesswoman to be honoured on International Women’s Day 11 months ago

Pioneering Donegal businesswoman to be honoured on International Women’s Day

Killygordan native Bridget Desmond originated Shirt Stitching in Claudy and established the first of the famous Desmond’s shirt factories.

Born in 1862, Bridget settled in Claudy in Derry and married John Desmond.


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Women’s Inspire: How Moira Dunne cracked the code to turn busy into productivity 11 months ago

Women’s Inspire: How Moira Dunne cracked the code to turn busy into productivity

Moira is a Dublin-based productivity consultant who has cracked the code to taking control of your time and getting more done.

In today’s hectic world, Moira educates people on how to …
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