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Women in Business lay plans for a positive year 7 days ago

Women in Business lay plans for a positive year

After the upheaval of Covid-19, the future looks very bright for the Donegal Women in Business Network.

The committee held their first planning day with new president Jo Daly to …
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‘Made Local’ campaign shines a light on Donegal designers 1 week ago

‘Made Local’ campaign shines a light on Donegal designers

A new campaign has been launched to boost Ireland’s craft and design industry this year.

Craft makers and retailers are facing unprecedented challenges with a drop in international tourism in …
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Jo Daly elected President of Donegal Women in Business Network 2 weeks ago

Jo Daly elected President of Donegal Women in Business Network

Donegal Town businesswoman Jo Daly has been announced as the new President of the Donegal Women in Business Network.

The non-profit network celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2020. While the …
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Learn how to master Instagram with marketing specialist Marie Shields 1 month ago

Learn how to master Instagram with marketing specialist Marie Shields

The Donegal Women in Business Network is launching a new online Masterclass series for members – starting next week with a focus on Instagram.

Marie Shields, the Donegal-based founder …
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Careers: It’s NEVER too late to start something new 1 month ago

Careers: It’s NEVER too late to start something new

Attention! Attention! 

It’s never too late to try something new or to re-discover an old passion of yours.

It’s never too late to make changes, big or small, to your …
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Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown 2 months ago

Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown

While hairdressers around the country are preparing to reopen, one Donegal woman is getting ready to replace her laptop and screen with scissors and masks. 

Breda Doherty, who runs Hairdos …
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Careers: How to be perceived as reliable at work 2 months ago

Careers: How to be perceived as reliable at work

People inherently value reliability. We want it and we expect it. When we get it, we trust it and it gradually becomes invaluable. 

Reliable people forge deeper relationships, receive better …
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Careers: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? 2 months ago

Careers: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

Deirdre Mulhern is a Career Coach based in Donegal

June is here and the summertime has officially landed. This month will mark the half-way point of the year. June for …
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Lost your job due to Covid-19: Now what? 2 months ago

Lost your job due to Covid-19: Now what?

It’s 2020. You had big plans for this brand new year set out in your glossy new journal. You were finally content in your secure job.

And out of …
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Women in business seize opportunities from crisis in successful webinar 2 months ago

Women in business seize opportunities from crisis in successful webinar

The Donegal Women in Business Network adapted to the ‘new normal’ of networking for a successful online event today. 

Collaborating with LYIT DICE Labs, the network brought more than 100 …
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North West entrepreneurs invited to join Empower Programme for women 3 months ago

North West entrepreneurs invited to join Empower Programme for women

The Empower Programme is a new programme for start-ups targeted at female entrepreneurs from the West and North West of Ireland.

This programme addresses specific challenges that hinder females and …
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Donegal women line up to share entrepreneurial stories from lockdown 3 months ago

Donegal women line up to share entrepreneurial stories from lockdown

LYIT DICE labs and Donegal Women in Business have teamed up to present an exciting and innovative Webinar: Building Resilience through the Entrepreneurial Mindset on Monday 25th May at 11am.


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Leading consultant to help Letterkenny retailers restart during Covid-19 3 months ago

Leading consultant to help Letterkenny retailers restart during Covid-19

By  •  Business

Retailers who are planning to reopen in the coming weeks are being invited to join a free online seminar series with leading retail consultant Miriam Simon.

Miriam Simon of Partnering Talent …
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Idyllic France awaits for Deirdre’s new business adventure 3 months ago

Idyllic France awaits for Deirdre’s new business adventure

Donegal hoteliers Deirdre McGlone and Marc Gysling have fallen for a new business venture.

It was love at first sight on Valentine’s Day, celebrating their wedding anniversary, when they were …
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Former midwife Moira swaps spirits for sanitiser production 3 months ago

Former midwife Moira swaps spirits for sanitiser production

By  •  Business

Donegal based distiller and former midwife Moira Doherty has switched gears in her business to join the national effort to fight COVID-19.

Sliabh Liag Distillers in Carrick, owned by husband …
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The colourful little Donegal brand that’s brightening ‘quardrobes’ everywhere 4 months ago

The colourful little Donegal brand that’s brightening ‘quardrobes’ everywhere

Stay Hopeful, Be Kind, Be Positive and Love Your Planet are some of the phrases that define the mood of All Things Fiona-Lily.

Founded by Ballyshannon eco-cafe owner Fiona McIntyre, …
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Good food, delivered with love 5 months ago

Good food, delivered with love

By  •  Business

It’s business as usual for a Letterkenny food delivery company as they cater to their foodie customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloria Seasons meal deliveries are lending a helping hand …
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Needs Must! How teacher Karen Murphy is embracing online communication 5 months ago

Needs Must! How teacher Karen Murphy is embracing online communication

A Donegal speech and drama teacher is taking a novel approach to communicating with students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Karen Murphy has this week launched virtual classes to work with …
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Events: Celebrating all things local with the Donegal Women in Business Network 5 months ago

Events: Celebrating all things local with the Donegal Women in Business Network

All businesses start somewhere – and local foundations and local communities are at the heart of so many Donegal enterprises.

The Donegal Women in Business Network (DWBN) placed a special …
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Big smiles for Donegal dentist manager after major awards success 5 months ago

Big smiles for Donegal dentist manager after major awards success

Blueapple Dental Care in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh have plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend. 

Managed by Killybegs woman Sinead Doogan, they have just walked away with 4 top awards …
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Donegal woman’s fitness company making moves nationally 5 months ago

Donegal woman’s fitness company making moves nationally

Sarah Gillespie is a woman on a mission – and Ireland is taking note.

As the CEO and founder of RINKA – one of Ireland’s leading children’s fitness providers – …
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A cafe with no takeaway cups or waste? For Fiona, it’s simple! 5 months ago

A cafe with no takeaway cups or waste? For Fiona, it’s simple!

At Simply Green, you won’t find takeaway coffee cups, plastic lids or lunchboxes, because the focus is on reusing and recycling.

This cafe makes eco-cafe culture, well, simple for customers.


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Events: Donegal Women in Business study skills in selling online 6 months ago

Events: Donegal Women in Business study skills in selling online

The world of direct marketing and selling online is a place of great opportunities but also of great complications and regulations.

Mastering the legalities, etiquette and numbers of online business …
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Events: Health and wealth with the Donegal Women in Business Network 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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