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Careers: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? 14 hours 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? 1 week ago

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

By  •  Business

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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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! 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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