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Sharon Thompson is a writer living in Donegal, represented by the Trace Literary Agency. She writes crime fiction, short stories and commercial fiction. Her debut novel 'The Abandoned' was released in 2018, and she has signed for a further two crime novels with her publisher. She is the co-founder of a tweet-chat called #WritersWise.

Introducing: Woman’s Words – A Wee Donegal Weddin’ 2 years ago

Introducing: Woman’s Words – A Wee Donegal Weddin’

By  •  Life

Donegal Woman’s Words will showcase works of literature on Sundays for readers to enjoy.

It’s a chance to take a quiet moment out and enjoy a story, poem or another …
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POLL: Vote for your favourite Donegal beach! 2 years ago

POLL: Vote for your favourite Donegal beach!

Donegal has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (we may be biased) and it’s something we love to celebrate.

The county has countless hidden hideaways along the Wild …
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Like strawberries? You’ll love this fruity festival 2 years ago

Like strawberries? You’ll love this fruity festival

By  •  Life

The beautiful country house outside Letterkenny is set to become a feast of fruits and fun this weekend from 1pm-5pm.

Here’s hoping the sun shines on the gorgeous grounds, where …
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The insider guide to buying a car 2 years ago

The insider guide to buying a car

By  •  Motoring

Gone are the days when only men purchased/knew anything about cars and now we see a large proportion of the customers to our showroom are women who are taking test …
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How a Donegal woman’s discovery shares a message of love across the world 2 years ago

How a Donegal woman’s discovery shares a message of love across the world

By  •  Life

Aine, from Bridgend, was visiting the hillfort with her family when a small coloured stone in the wall caught her eye.

The rock was inscribed with a date, an angel …
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Rule the land for a day at Doe Castle 2 years ago

Rule the land for a day at Doe Castle

By  •  Life

If you’re looking for a new way to explore a Donegal historical highlight at weekends, community group Moving Mevagh Forward will be providing weekend guided tours of the interior of …
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Let the sunshine in 2 years ago

Let the sunshine in

By  •  Interiors

Here at La Maison we know that our sunny days might be few and far between even during the summer so we should be embrace these fleeting moments. Sunshine is …
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The New Year’s decision that saved Olivia Bradley 2 years ago

The New Year’s decision that saved Olivia Bradley

By  •  Life

Olivia, a Donegal woman from the Crossroads, has just completed a jog from Dublin to Donegal. She made this 16-day journey to mark one of the toughest roads she has …
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The 10 best carveries in Donegal for dining out with Dad 2 years ago

The 10 best carveries in Donegal for dining out with Dad

By  •  Life

by Callum Lavery

The votes are in and the results have been tallied. Over 1,000 readers voted for their favourite eatery to be number one on our list, and what …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: Taking a different road to work Down Under 2 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: Taking a different road to work Down Under

By  •  Travel

One of the main attractions of moving to Australia was the opportunity to do something completely different and take a break from my career. I loved teaching, a satisfying and …
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How Sinead engineers an electrifying image of women in STEM 2 years ago

How Sinead engineers an electrifying image of women in STEM

By  •  Life

The Leaving Cert this year will see a usual imbalance in the number of boys and girls studying STEM subjects – 94% of candidates studying Engineering are male, 84% of …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: The things you’ll learn while teaching in China 2 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: The things you’ll learn while teaching in China

By  •  Travel

Here, Lauren sends a message home from her adventures in China to describe her new life as a teacher and to share insightful tips about what she’s learned on this …
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10 tips for enduring the exams 2 years ago

10 tips for enduring the exams

By  •  Life

We want you to know that whatever happens there are lots of options available to you.  Even if you mix up your algebra with your aurals.

First things first …
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Why your work relationships fail… and how to fix it 2 years ago

Why your work relationships fail… and how to fix it

By  •  Life

Relationships end, it’s a part of life. If they break down in our personal life, we always have the option to end the relationship or at least have a break. …
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The most unlikely things one family discovered in Donegal 2 years ago

The most unlikely things one family discovered in Donegal

By  •  Life

A young family who moved to Arranmore Island on a whim are looking forward to their first summer on the island with many exciting plans.

Sam McGowan, 30, and her …
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Beauty blogger Danielle’s big dreams to be crowned the best 2 years ago

Beauty blogger Danielle’s big dreams to be crowned the best

By  •  Life

Danielle’s Stardustbelle blog has been nominated for three awards in the 2017 Irish Beauty Blog Awards.

She will be competing against Ireland’s biggest influencers in her categories – Best Design …
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Get organised: How to make an office space anywhere at home 2 years ago

Get organised: How to make an office space anywhere at home

By  •  Interiors

Ladies, this question has been submitted by lovely reader, who runs her own small business from her kitchen table without a dedicated office…. What a great question, because, really it …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: The hardest part of moving away 2 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: The hardest part of moving away

By  •  Life, Travel

Nikki, aged 25, embarked on the journey of a lifetime after graduating last year when she and a friend set off across the world. Here, she tells Donegal Woman about …
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Top 5 locations for a summery Donegal day 2 years ago

Top 5 locations for a summery Donegal day

By  •  Life

With my Dublin days almost at an end, and Donegal days fast approaching with my impending move home, I’ve been so excited to compile a list of my must return …
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Our new motoring columnist Kellys Toyota wants to hear from you! 2 years ago

Our new motoring columnist Kellys Toyota wants to hear from you!

By  •  Motoring

What motoring advice do you need from the expert team? Tell them!

A number of weeks ago we were approached by Donegal Woman about coming on board as the …
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Check out the beautiful backdrop of this upcoming Yoga Fest in Donegal 2 years ago

Check out the beautiful backdrop of this upcoming Yoga Fest in Donegal

By  •  Life

The North West Yoga Festival is a celebration of yoga in Donegal, Derry and the North West of Ireland. It will be a gathering of teachers and students for an …
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An overnight guide to Gweedore 2 years ago

An overnight guide to Gweedore

By  •  Life

With girls visiting from Dublin, I left Letterkenny and made my way along the Wild Atlantic Way, this time, heading for Gweedore. I checked into a Bunbeg Guest House and …
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A marathon challenge to remember dad’s final journey 2 years ago

A marathon challenge to remember dad’s final journey

By  •  Life

Sharon Clarke’s father passed away John Boyle 12 days after her wedding, which was held in the small chapel of the Donegal Hospice following a last-minute change of plan.

The …
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Finntastic link between Mark Twain and Donegal student 2 years ago

Finntastic link between Mark Twain and Donegal student

By  •  Life

“I only heard the story myself in January from my granny” Aisling told Rachel White of Donegal Woman. The Finn Valley College student, currently in 2nd year, was surprised to say …
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The reasons why we need to listen to Donegal’s teens 2 years ago

The reasons why we need to listen to Donegal’s teens

By  •  Life

Weeks after it was first released, 13 Reasons Why is still the TV show on everyone’s lips.  The Netflix original production which is based on a book of the …
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How to love the home you have 2 years ago

How to love the home you have

By  •  Life

If you love interior design, chances are you love all the interiors and property TV shows, you pour over interior design magazines and if you are like us, you might …
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Backstage: Is it an outtake or a thrilling new feature? 2 years ago

Backstage: Is it an outtake or a thrilling new feature?

By  •  Life

Over the Easter holidays, I had the pleasure of checking out the Backstage Bar and Grill at the Century Complex, Letterkenny.

A little too old to make use of …
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Some like it hot… and some clearly don’t 2 years ago

Some like it hot… and some clearly don’t

By  •  Life

Summer has finally arrived.  People are dusting down the barbeques, getting excited about holidays and are enjoying the better weather (fingers crossed).

The summer is fantastic but there might be …
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Coffee with a View: Our favourite mobile cafes in Donegal 2 years ago

Coffee with a View: Our favourite mobile cafes in Donegal

By  •  Life

When we’re out and about exploring Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way there is usually a need for a pit-stop for coffee. Thankfully there has been a burst of cute mobile cafes …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: Travelling on a student budget 2 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: Travelling on a student budget

By  •  Life

Sarah Allan is a 21-year-old student of languages at NUI Galway. Last year she left her Donegal home to improve her languages on the continent through au pairing and Erasmus. …
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Anne’s amazing plans to show that bald is beautiful 2 years ago

Anne’s amazing plans to show that bald is beautiful

By  •  Life

Anne Harkin is a local woman who has adopted a new nickname for a new project – MsAmazebald. She has been living with alopecia for more than 20 years, and …
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Home inspiration from Donegal’s top interior influencers 2 years ago

Home inspiration from Donegal’s top interior influencers

By  •  Life

Anne Blake and Claire Mc Donough from La Maison are recognised as two of the top Interior Designers in the North West. We specialise in Residential, Holiday Homes and Commercial …
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A little piece of heaven at Murder Hole Beach 2 years ago

A little piece of heaven at Murder Hole Beach

By  •  Life

Wild Atlantic Way wandering brought me on an adventure to Murder Hole Beach, just 10 minutes from Downings.

Having seen multiple photos and articles featuring Murder Hole Beach over the …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: Setting up a new life in Sydney 2 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: Setting up a new life in Sydney

By  •  Life

Shauna Scanlon is a 25-year-old English teacher from Ballybofey. She has spent the last three years working in Glasgow, Scotland but has recently emigrated to Australia. Here, Shauna shares …
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Making the trip to Malin Head 2 years ago

Making the trip to Malin Head

By  •  Life

When choosing a day trip in Donegal, I’ve recently tried my best to travel roads I’ve never before taken. It’s sometimes hard to believe that over my 27 years, there …
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Tell me why I don’t like Wednesday – How to survive ‘Hump Day’ 2 years ago

Tell me why I don’t like Wednesday – How to survive ‘Hump Day’

By  •  Life

It seems a lot of people find Wednesday the most difficult day of the week. I always thought it would be Monday but after talking to friends I was surprised …
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Leaving Donegal for the other side of the world 2 years ago

Leaving Donegal for the other side of the world

By  •  Life

Shauna Scanlon is a 25-year-old English teacher from Ballybofey. She has spent the last three years working in Glasgow, Scotland but has recently emigrated to Australia. Here, Shauna shares her …
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Donegal couple open up about stillbirth in emotional film 2 years ago

Donegal couple open up about stillbirth in emotional film

By  •  Life

Saol Gearr – Short Lives is a documentary about the journey of parents and families through stillbirth and the work of the charity Féileacáin.

Charlotte and Bernard McCauley’s baby girl …
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Why our wedding was a special celebration of life 2 years ago

Why our wedding was a special celebration of life

By  •  Life

Patrick Eustace, 31, married Letterkenny woman Aine Doherty in a beautiful wedding in Dubrovnik in Croatia last July. This day was a celebration of love and life as the couple …
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Exclusive: I didn’t find love on First Dates, but I found a brand new life 2 years ago

Exclusive: I didn’t find love on First Dates, but I found a brand new life

By  •  Life

Buncrana native Joanne Cullen was paired with talkative Dubliner Max in last weeks’ show and conversation flowed easily over dinner. The pair seemed to hit it off and decided to …
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How you can deal with difficult work colleagues 2 years ago

How you can deal with difficult work colleagues

By  •  Life

It’s great when we get on with the people we work. It makes the job that bit easier. Unfortunately we can work with people that we don’t always see eye …
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Sunny days on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way 2 years ago

Sunny days on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way

By  •  Life

Last year my friend Katie was visiting from down the country on one unexpectedly gorgeous day. I decided to take her on a round county trip (or as much as …
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Will mindfulness work for you at work? 2 years ago

Will mindfulness work for you at work?

By  •  Life

‘At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh 

Work can be challenging. It does not matter whether you love, like …
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Festival Season will soon be upon us 2 years ago

Festival Season will soon be upon us

By  •  Life

A focus on 2fm this week has been on festivals, which made me feel it be only right to introduce you (by way of a video link here) to a …
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Dubai – An exploration further afield 2 years ago

Dubai – An exploration further afield

By  •  Life

During my midterm break, I explored the sensational Dubai. With only a flying visit of 4 nights in total, arriving late on my first night there, I had to really …
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Events: Donegal Person of the Year 2016 Gala Ball 2 years ago

Events: Donegal Person of the Year 2016 Gala Ball

By  •  Life

Stephen was joined by his family, friends and many people from Ardara and Glenties and the surrounding areas. It was lovely that both Stephen’s children Steven and Gemma could fly …
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Sweetness and style at the Cup Cake Fantasy charity fashion show 2 years ago

Sweetness and style at the Cup Cake Fantasy charity fashion show

By  •  Life

More than 300 guests enjoyed evening tea while admiring the latest SS17 collections from Topher Lily, McElhinneys, Zuba, Magee of Donegal, Stella Boutique, The Irish House, Get That Trend, Peters …
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The beautiful reward we get from helping others 2 years ago

The beautiful reward we get from helping others

By  •  Life

The Look Good Feel Better programme is a volunteering opportunity for people in the beauty industry and a chance for women to get support to deal with the visible side …
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“Nothing is normal after the death of a child” 2 years ago

“Nothing is normal after the death of a child”

By  •  Life

The monthly meeting will take place on Thursday 9th of March from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

The meeting offers parents a safe …
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