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WATCH: Hotelier Mary T Sweeney shares her extraordinary life story 13 hours ago

WATCH: Hotelier Mary T Sweeney shares her extraordinary life story

The lady of Castle Grove Country House Hotel Mary T was the recipient of the highly coveted Hall of Fame Award at the Letterkenny Business Awards 2017.

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Deirdre McGlone inspires with victory at the IMAGE Businesswoman Of The Year Awards 22 hours ago

Deirdre McGlone inspires with victory at the IMAGE Businesswoman Of The Year Awards

The leading Donegal businesswoman was announced as runner-up in the Entrepreneurship category of the high-profile awards.

The Businesswoman Of The Year Awards is Ireland’s most prestigious night to honour female …
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You’re invited: Local businesswomen are hosting a fun festive fair 6 days ago

You’re invited: Local businesswomen are hosting a fun festive fair

This Saturday November 18th the BASE Enterprise Centre in Stranorlar will become a seasonal shopping wonderland as the Donegal Women in Business Network set up a wide variety of beautiful …
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Sandra’s secrets for managing success 1 week ago

Sandra’s secrets for managing success

Saturday was a special day of celebration for Sandra Devenney as she took the title of Retail Excellence Ireland Manager of the Year 2018. While this was a huge personal …
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How one businesswoman is revolutionising health therapies… with salt! 2 weeks ago

How one businesswoman is revolutionising health therapies… with salt!

Amanda Torrens, from Raphoe in Co. Donegal, is the woman behind an innovative and holistic treatment clinic launched in Letterkenny this year.

Along with her business partner Dr. Remo Schneider …
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Donegal businesswoman among Top 50 of the year 2 weeks ago

Donegal businesswoman among Top 50 of the year

By  •  Business

Creeslough native Sheila Friel was honoured as one of the pioneering business people of the city in a gala event in October.

The Managing Director of Imagine Media Productions is now …
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Hotelier Mary T Sweeney reaches a pinnacle of success with Blue Book honour 2 weeks ago

Hotelier Mary T Sweeney reaches a pinnacle of success with Blue Book honour

Ireland’s Blue Book recognises the finest Irish country house hotels, historic manor houses, castles and restaurants.

Just three venues in Donegal are part of the association, while Castle Grove is …
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Ambitious Eilis aims to design success in the US 2 weeks ago

Ambitious Eilis aims to design success in the US

By  •  Business

The stunning landscape of Inishowen provides the inspiration for designer and illustrator Eilis Galbraith’s unique printed textiles which she will be showcasing during her trip to Boston Massachusetts this month.


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Learning the law of running a business 3 weeks ago

Learning the law of running a business

Donegal women are meeting this week to discuss the legal elements of enterprise with an expert advisor. All are welcome to attend the event in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar on Wednesday 1st …
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Deirdre’s determination to make Donegal women’s voices heard 1 month ago

Deirdre’s determination to make Donegal women’s voices heard

Ballintra woman Deirdre has been nominated for the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2017 in the Entrepreneur category.

The co-owner of the multi-award-winning Harvey’s Point Hotel, Deirdre has seen …
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Charting the success of business leader Larissa Feeney 1 month ago

Charting the success of business leader Larissa Feeney

Each year the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards celebrates inspirational women from all over Ireland, and Donegal is lucky to have a selection of role models on this year’s …
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Donegal woman appointed to lead role at IDA Ireland 1 month ago

Donegal woman appointed to lead role at IDA Ireland

Donegal native Céline Crawford has been appointed as Press and PR Manager of IDA, Ireland’s Foreign Direct Investment Agency.

In her new role Céline will be responsible for managing a …
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TV series to focus on self-made Donegal businesswoman 1 month ago

TV series to focus on self-made Donegal businesswoman

The Donegal woman and MD of the Cara Group will be featured in episode 3 of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year on be3 at 8pm.

Ramona was chosen as one of …
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Let’s get pinned and pampered at Pello’s Pinktober birthday bash! 2 months ago

Let’s get pinned and pampered at Pello’s Pinktober birthday bash!

Pello, Donegal’s premier exclusive Aveda salon, is holding an open birthday and launch event at their new premises in Letterkenny Shopping Centre, with all money raised going towards Breast Cancer …
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Top entrepreneurs to share success stories in Donegal on National Women’s Enterprise Day 2 months ago

Top entrepreneurs to share success stories in Donegal on National Women’s Enterprise Day

National Women’s Enterprise Day will celebrated in Donegal on October 12 with a business event in Dillon’s Hotel, Letterkenny. Three leading women in enterprise will be giving talks and advice on improving …
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Me and My Business: Rebecca’s smart idea 2 months ago

Me and My Business: Rebecca’s smart idea

Rebecca had the bright idea to set up a business in 2015 when she saw parents in the Drumkeen community struggling to find somewhere for their children to stay and …
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WATCH: What made #ConnectToGrowDL a success 2 months ago

WATCH: What made #ConnectToGrowDL a success

The Donegal Women in Business Network’s annual conference may be over, but the networking and collaborating are still going strong.

The Connect to Grow conference at Harvey’s Point saw local …
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In Pictures: Building connections at Connect to Grow 2 months ago

In Pictures: Building connections at Connect to Grow

Connect to Grow’s keynote speakers Paula Fitzsimons, Susan Hayes-Culleton and Majella O’Donnell provided unique advice on enterprise, goals, success, challenges and everyday life. Click here to discover the lessons learned from …
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Connect to Grow: A conference of listening, learning and sharing 2 months ago

Connect to Grow: A conference of listening, learning and sharing

The DWIBN Connect to Grow conference was a celebration of ambitious local women from all walks of life and all stages of their careers. Keynote speakers, exhibitions and discussions over …
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Get help and motivation to make it at this Women in Business conference 3 months ago

Get help and motivation to make it at this Women in Business conference

The Donegal Women in Business Network invite you to join them for a day of hospitality, exclusive networking and shared learning opportunities on Wednesday September 13th 2017 at Harvey’s Point …
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Donegal businesswoman toasts to World Beer Day 4 months ago

Donegal businesswoman toasts to World Beer Day

By  •  Business

Today, Friday, is International Beer Day – a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world.

Donegal businesswoman Catriona Mulhern is the mastermind …
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Síne shows all the signs of a brilliant businesswoman 4 months ago

Síne shows all the signs of a brilliant businesswoman

Letterkenny girl Síne Harris Ryan is just 10 years old and is already on her second business venture. Sine launched Shabby Chic last weekend at the Off the Street Letterkenny …
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Donegal teen becomes one of Ireland’s top future makers 4 months ago

Donegal teen becomes one of Ireland’s top future makers

Katie, aged 16, was presented with the Start-Up of the Year Award at U Magazine’s 30 Under 30 awards last night.

The awards shine a light on Ireland’s future makers …
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Ballintra woman fashions a new career path with Magee of Donegal 4 months ago

Ballintra woman fashions a new career path with Magee of Donegal

By  •  Business

Rachel Cranwell from Ballintra now works as an accounts technician in Magee Clothing in Donegal town after earning a Diploma for Accounting Technicians.

Rachel completed a funded training course with Accounting …
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How Bernie Murphy is making a name for herself 4 months ago

How Bernie Murphy is making a name for herself

Bernie Murphy from Buncrana launched her textile business on her 51st birthday this year. Many years of textile artistry brought her to this point and recognition soon followed for her …
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Donegal Women in Business become pitch perfect 4 months ago

Donegal Women in Business become pitch perfect

Emma Porter from the Vivid Performances Speech and Drama hosted an educational and informative workshop on The 5 Key Elements of Speaking to Increase Profit and Sales.

The class at …
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Communicate and connect for success with Donegal Women in Business 4 months ago

Communicate and connect for success with Donegal Women in Business

Network members have arranged workshops to share their expertise and help others boost their business with key skills in communication and e-commerce.

Everyone is welcome to the free events and non-members …
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Here’s a WISE new project to help Donegal women return to work 5 months ago

Here’s a WISE new project to help Donegal women return to work

Donegal-based employment and learning organisation People 1st have launched  WISE – Women’s Integration, Skills & Employment –, a 3-year project funded by the European Social Fund which is designed to promote social …
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Revealed: Where teens can bag bargains in Letterkenny this week 5 months ago

Revealed: Where teens can bag bargains in Letterkenny this week

The Reveal the Teen Shopping Event with ShopLK takes place from June 21-24 to give young shoppers exclusive discounts, competitions and fun events.

The week is designed to welcome and attract …
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Hotelier Deirdre opens the coolest business getaway 5 months ago

Hotelier Deirdre opens the coolest business getaway

Deirdre has proudly opened of a new state of the art conference centre at the award-winning Donegal Hotel – “The Garden Suite” Conference Centre.

This is set be another top feature …
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Teens to get exclusive offers at special ShopLK event 5 months ago

Teens to get exclusive offers at special ShopLK event

The Reveal the Teen Shopping Event will be hosted by ShopLK this month to celebrate young shoppers. The week of discounts, competitions and events taking place on June 21-24 is designed …
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Donegal salon is the cream of the crop in RSVP Hair Awards 6 months ago

Donegal salon is the cream of the crop in RSVP Hair Awards

By  •  Business

The award-winning team has made it to RSVP’s Top Ten Best Salons in Ireland and it’s thanks to all votes from their loyal customers.

Patrick welcomed the news this week with …
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Me and My Business: The beauty that blooms at Dunwiley Nurseries 6 months ago

Me and My Business: The beauty that blooms at Dunwiley Nurseries

By  •  Business

Me and My Business: My name is Patricia Treacy and I was born and reared in Stranorlar. I am the eldest of three children having one brother and one sister. …
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Events: Learning to be brave in marketing 6 months ago

Events: Learning to be brave in marketing

The event at Kee’s Hotel Stranorlar was another motivating meeting for local women, welcoming women from all walks of life who have an interest in business.

Boosting business brands was the …
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Donegal women will be making their mark with marketing 6 months ago

Donegal women will be making their mark with marketing

The next Donegal Women in Business Network coffee networking morning will be taking place in Kee’s Hotel & Leisure Club, Stranorlar.

On Tuesday May 30th at 10am, the diverse group will …
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This Donegal Town girl is making fitness child’s play! 6 months ago

This Donegal Town girl is making fitness child’s play!

By  •  Business

Sarah Gillespie, a native of Donegal Town, oozes with positivity and energy and is the driving force behind RINKA (rinka.ie) – a new craze for kids which is inspired by the …
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Want to impress at work? Employers reveal what they REALLY want 6 months ago

Want to impress at work? Employers reveal what they REALLY want

A friend of mine recently changed her job after twelve years with the same company. She felt that she had gone as far as she could and wanted a …
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Donegal Women in Business stand tall against effects of tech 6 months ago

Donegal Women in Business stand tall against effects of tech

Busy people who are forever hunched over laptops, phones and tablets as they work are making a shockingly negativing impact on their brains – this was the message from Dr …
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Ramona Nicholas named as Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist 7 months ago

Ramona Nicholas named as Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist

By  •  Business

The Ballyshannon native was among 24 finalists named for the prestigious business awards by EY, the Ernst & Young Global member firm. There are eight other entrepreneurs competing alongside Ramona for the award in …
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Donegal Women in Business are escaping to the country! 7 months ago

Donegal Women in Business are escaping to the country!

Castle Grove Country House Hotel is the idyllic venue for this retreat on Wednesday, May 10th, where Dr Julie Szabo of  North West Chiropractic will give a talk on Digital Dementia.


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Sneak Peek: Five things we liked about the new Lemon Tree 7 months ago

Sneak Peek: Five things we liked about the new Lemon Tree

We got an exclusive sneak peek at the new look Lemon Tree at the Courtyard Shopping Centre yesterday ahead of their grand opening today (Friday). The relocated eatery is just a …
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How we made Colourbox shine bright 7 months ago

How we made Colourbox shine bright

By  •  Business

“I first heard about the Student Enterprise Awards when I started Transition Year. It’s a competition for young people where they run their own business. Our teacher encouraged us to …
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Female Entrepreneurs: Fancy a share of this €750,000 start-up fund? 7 months ago

Female Entrepreneurs: Fancy a share of this €750,000 start-up fund?

Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful female applicants with early stage start-up companies.

Did you know that last year, one in three …
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Got ambition? Here’s where you can learn about the Steps to Success 7 months ago

Got ambition? Here’s where you can learn about the Steps to Success

By  •  Business

The ‘Fuelling Ambition – Steps to Success’ North West event, organised by Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Sligo Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and the Entrepreneurs Academy, …
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End of an era as famous Donegal shop announces closure 7 months ago

End of an era as famous Donegal shop announces closure

The Donegal knitwear shop is steeped in tradition after more than a century of welcoming locals and tourists in the heart of the town.

Owners Marie and Connell Kennedy announced …
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Stir up new connections at the Donegal Woman in Business Coffee Morning 7 months ago

Stir up new connections at the Donegal Woman in Business Coffee Morning

The Donegal Woman in Business Network will be holding a networking coffee morning next Wednesday, 26th April for all women with an interest in business.

Everyone is invited to meet …
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These ‘Pass the Parcel’ app creators are onto a winner 8 months ago

These ‘Pass the Parcel’ app creators are onto a winner

The new Scattr app has been buzzing with popularity in Derry recently as users get the chance to win prizes from local businesses every day.

The five-strong business team, aged 21-24, have had …
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Natural goodness for our skin direct from Donegal 8 months ago

Natural goodness for our skin direct from Donegal

When you take something back from a holiday destination or important place, there is always something more special about it.

Shivon Soap was created around that idea, and with natural …
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Katie’s career takes off after a whirlwind week 8 months ago

Katie’s career takes off after a whirlwind week

Katie McGloin, aged 16, was yesterday named as the winner of the Foróige Young Entrepreneur of the Year award of 2017. On top of the accolade this week, she had …
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REVEALED: Donegal teens just want to have fun 8 months ago

REVEALED: Donegal teens just want to have fun

The newly-launched Reveal The Teen report by three students has shown that young people across the county are calling out for local businesses to bring in events and promotions to …
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