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Donegal Woman Author - Elaine Mc Callig


Howdy! My name is Elaine, I'm a 22-year-old student from Dungloe currently studying English, Media and Cultural Studies in Dublin. Eczema activist, avid tea drinker, and Father Ted enthusiast. I mainly write about lifestyle, culture, and mental health.
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First Dates: Hilarious tips from Letterkenny woman’s disastrous date 5 years ago

First Dates: Hilarious tips from Letterkenny woman’s disastrous date

The date between the nurse’s aide Michelle and Killian didn’t exactly go as planned, with Killian’s wince-inducing one-liners falling flat.

Unfortunately they didn’t hit it off romantically, they left on …
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Brrr-ace yourself! More snow on the cards for Donegal 5 years ago

Brrr-ace yourself! More snow on the cards for Donegal

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The forecasters say that the wintry showers will give accumulations of up to 3cm of snow, with larger amounts on higher ground particularly to the north and west of the …
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Listen: Shocking voicemails left to fictitious prostitute 5 years ago

Listen: Shocking voicemails left to fictitious prostitute

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The ‘Andreea’ project was launched as part of the Penny For Your Thoughts campaign which is a European multi-city art project designed to raise awareness of sex trafficking across Europe …
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Escorts sought for Rose of Tralee 5 years ago

Escorts sought for Rose of Tralee

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They are seeking escorts who are Irish, or of Irish origin by virtue of one of their ancestors having been born in Ireland.

Applicants must be unmarried or never been …
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Feeling unsafe on a night out? Ask for Angela 5 years ago

Feeling unsafe on a night out? Ask for Angela

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Gardaí explain that the aim of the initiative is to focus on “supporting people who feel unsafe, intimidated or threatened in a social setting, while on a night out.”

Examples …
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Watch: Little Hours’ spine-tingling live performance of ‘Ember’ 5 years ago

Watch: Little Hours’ spine-tingling live performance of ‘Ember’

Little Hours musician John Doherty performed a knockout rendition of ‘Ember’ while in Hamburg over the weekend.

The snow-flecked German park was the perfect setting for John’s breathtaking performance of …
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Late Late Show are searching for older couples to share their love story 5 years ago

Late Late Show are searching for older couples to share their love story

The Late Late Show has put a call out for older couples to get in touch ahead of their Valentine’s Special!

Love will be in the air on the set …
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TG4 are searching for Ireland’s most talented families 5 years ago

TG4 are searching for Ireland’s most talented families

The new TV show hopes to find the next Irish sensation, with scouts searching the country high and low for a new famous performing family.

So if you and your …
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Unbelievable coincidence connected penpals in 2001 – but can you help us reunite them? 5 years ago

Unbelievable coincidence connected penpals in 2001 – but can you help us reunite them?

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A Donegal man found a bottle washed up on a beach near his home six years after it had been thrown into a river in Indiana, USA, by Lt. Michael …
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Former Fair City star to represent Ireland in this year’s Eurovision 5 years ago

Former Fair City star to represent Ireland in this year’s Eurovision

Ryan has previously taken part in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘Voice of Ireland’, and will now perform a ballad titled ‘Together’ at the Eurovision semi final in Lisbon on May …
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Riverdance is coming to Donegal! 5 years ago

Riverdance is coming to Donegal!

The Irish dance troupe, lead dancers, and musicians will perform live on the open air stage on Dungloe main street on Saturday, the fourth of August.

The special performance will …
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Is your smear test overdue? 5 years ago

Is your smear test overdue?

The #SmearForSmear campaign has seen thousands of women sharing a selfie of smeared lipstick after attending their smear test.

The charity was founded in memory of Jo Maxwell, who was …
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Charity: Using pictures of people with Down syndrome in Eighth Amendment debate “disrespectful” 5 years ago

Charity: Using pictures of people with Down syndrome in Eighth Amendment debate “disrespectful”

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The charity says that to use images of people with Down syndrome in this debate is “disrespectful” and “is causing a lot of stress to parents”.

A column written by …
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Watch: Woman discusses marriage with 300-year-old pirate ghost 5 years ago

Watch: Woman discusses marriage with 300-year-old pirate ghost

Amanda says in 2014, that she put out the intention to meet a soulmate, and 3 or 4 months later “his energy presented itself to me.”

Her husband, Jack, is …
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The search is on for 2018’s Donegal Rose! 5 years ago

The search is on for 2018’s Donegal Rose!

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Last year, Glenswilly woman Amy Callaghan donned the Donegal sash and did everyone from her home county proud as she bravely advocated positive mental health and staged a jaw-dropping acrobatic …
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Watch: Jamie Dornan shares cheeky story of how he reused a fake beard 5 years ago

Watch: Jamie Dornan shares cheeky story of how he reused a fake beard

Growing up, we’ve all at least once tried something novel in an attempt to look older. Teenage girls may opt for haphazardly applied makeup, the odd bit of tissue stuffed …
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Big Daniel, Wee Daniel: Majella reveals name of newborn grandson 5 years ago

Big Daniel, Wee Daniel: Majella reveals name of newborn grandson

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Grandad Daniel, who is affectionately known as Wee Daniel, may now be renamed Big Daniel as his new grandson has been given the name as his middle name!

Majella was …
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Derry Girls star’s disastrous introduction to Toto revealed in hilarious behind-the-scenes snap 5 years ago

Derry Girls star’s disastrous introduction to Toto revealed in hilarious behind-the-scenes snap

Derry Girls actress Nicola Coughlan, who we know and love as Clare Devlin, has shared a hilarious behind-the-scenes picture of how her introduction to Toto went.

The adorable terrier stars …
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Derry Girls: Top 10 highlights of the week 5 years ago

Derry Girls: Top 10 highlights of the week

The razor-sharp wit and side-splitting situations the four girls (and James) find themselves in as they negotiate their teenage years have had us in bits for the past three weeks.


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Tributes pour in for Derry teen after losing battle with cancer 5 years ago

Tributes pour in for Derry teen after losing battle with cancer

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Alexandra (16) from Claudy, Derry, sadly passed away yesterday at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children surrounded by her family after a five year battle with Ewings Sarcoma.

Alexandra …
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Fancy having Daniel and Majella as houseguests in your B&B? 5 years ago

Fancy having Daniel and Majella as houseguests in your B&B?

They’re hoping to hear from 12 Irish B&Bs to accommodate them for one night between the 9th to the 24th of March.

Do you run a B&B or know someone …
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Carry-on luggage limited to one small bag under new Ryanair policy 5 years ago

Carry-on luggage limited to one small bag under new Ryanair policy

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Priority boarding customers (including Plus, Flexi Plus & Family Plus) will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags on the aircraft.

All other customers will still be allowed two bags …
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Players urged to check lotto tickets as TWO winning tickets sold in Donegal 5 years ago

Players urged to check lotto tickets as TWO winning tickets sold in Donegal

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The National Lottery is today appealing to its players in Co. Donegal to check their numbers after last night’s Lotto jackpot of a mega €4,434,994 was won on a ticket …
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10 songs to get you pumped for the gym 5 years ago

10 songs to get you pumped for the gym

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Eminem’s ‘Till I Collapse’ topped the list, with another one of his hits, ‘Lose Yourself’, securing third place.

‘Till I Collapse’ has been streamed a massive 399 million times on …
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The Late Late Toy Show was the most viewed show on Irish telly in 2017 5 years ago

The Late Late Toy Show was the most viewed show on Irish telly in 2017

This was followed by the All-Ireland Senior Football Final between Dublin and Mayo, which raked in 1.14 million views.

Extreme weather reports, such as the coverage surrounding Storm Ophelia, led …
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Sadness at passing of Beaut.ie co-founder Aisling McDermott 5 years ago

Sadness at passing of Beaut.ie co-founder Aisling McDermott

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Aisling founded the popular beauty site in 2006 along with sister Kirstie. Together, they were pioneers at a time when blogging was just beginning to bud in Ireland.

Kirstie shared …
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Meryl Streep recalls “wonderful time in magical Donegal” 5 years ago

Meryl Streep recalls “wonderful time in magical Donegal”

Hollywood star Meryl Streep has reminisced of her time in ‘magical’ Donegal.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep spoke to Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio One this morning about their new …
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Poll: On a first date, should the man pay for the meal? 5 years ago

Poll: On a first date, should the man pay for the meal?

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Amid a few of the more stand-out moments on last night’s show, an age-old debate has once again been brought to light.

People took to social media to share their …
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Stacey Solomon shares ‘scary’ effects of airbrushing 5 years ago

Stacey Solomon shares ‘scary’ effects of airbrushing

Singer Stacey Solomon has taken to Instagram to share the shocking extent to which airbrushing can alter someone’s appearance.

The 28-year-old shared a side-by-side comparison of an unedited bikini picture …
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1 in 4 Irish people unable to name any symptoms of lung cancer 5 years ago

1 in 4 Irish people unable to name any symptoms of lung cancer

The research conducted from the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) show a significant drop in awareness from 2013 when only 9% of Irish people were unable to name any symptoms …
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Watch: Hilarious Kerry bat family struggle with yet another intruder! 5 years ago

Watch: Hilarious Kerry bat family struggle with yet another intruder!

The Kerry family whose hilarious run-in with a bat last year went viral is back again – this time with another home intruder!

Tadhg and dad Derry were back in …
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Brrr-ace yourself! Temperatures set to drop to -6 5 years ago

Brrr-ace yourself! Temperatures set to drop to -6

By  •  News

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange Low Temperature warning for Donegal.

Temperatures are expected to fall between -4 and -6 tonight with “severe air and ground frost” returning. Winds …
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PSNI seek help in tracing missing Strabane woman 5 years ago

PSNI seek help in tracing missing Strabane woman

By  •  News

Lesley (69) is missing from the Strabane area and was last spoken to yesterday evening around 11pm.

Lesley may possibly be in a Silver Peugeot 207 with the registration NHZ …
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Watch: We’ve been opening bags of spuds wrong our entire lives 5 years ago

Watch: We’ve been opening bags of spuds wrong our entire lives

A Donegal dad has shared the ultimate Irish life hack – how to correctly open a bag of spuds.

Long gone are the days of struggling to rip the top …
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Calling all singletons! RTÉ wants to find you your perfect match 5 years ago

Calling all singletons! RTÉ wants to find you your perfect match

Love will be in the air on the set of the Late Late Show on February 9th as Ryan Tubridy hosts over 200 singletons for the Valentine’s Special.

There …
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Kathryn Thomas opens up about heartache of suffering two miscarriages 5 years ago

Kathryn Thomas opens up about heartache of suffering two miscarriages

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The 38-year-old presenter highlighted that the topic of miscarriage still seems “taboo” in Ireland, and should be considered part of the pregnancy process.

She is currently 27 weeks pregnant with …
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Andrea Gilligan at helm of new Newstalk show 5 years ago

Andrea Gilligan at helm of new Newstalk show

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‘Between the Lines’, a new current affairs and politics-focused programme, will be broadcast across Ireland each Sunday morning between 8am and 9am. At the helm of the new show is …
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Top baby names of 2017 revealed 5 years ago

Top baby names of 2017 revealed

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Emily has retained the top spot as the most popular name for little girls since 2011. Jack has also been a firm favourite for Irish parents to call their baby …
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Anam Cara announce details of first meeting of 2018 5 years ago

Anam Cara announce details of first meeting of 2018

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Anam Cara Donegal, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting its first monthly meeting of 2018 on Thursday 11th of January from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, …
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Volunteers to brave charity wax in aid of Truth for Danielle campaign 5 years ago

Volunteers to brave charity wax in aid of Truth for Danielle campaign

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A night of festivities is planned in aid of the Truth for Danielle Mc Laughlin fund.

Everyone is invited to The Laurentic Bar on the 27th of December for a …
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Style Study: Noel Cunningham 5 years ago

Style Study: Noel Cunningham

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Noel has had a very busy year promoting Donegal as Ireland’s ultimate gem and has served as a fantastic ambassador for the county.

Noel has also been completed humanitarian work …
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Watch: Mount Errigal’s spectacular scenery as you’ve never seen it before 5 years ago

Watch: Mount Errigal’s spectacular scenery as you’ve never seen it before

Donegal’s white Christmas arrived two weeks early when a dusting of snow settled over the county, making our already stunning landscape all the more extraordinary.

Photographer Proinsias Carr captured Errigal …
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Kelli’s debut single hits number one on day of release! 5 years ago

Kelli’s debut single hits number one on day of release!

The Fanad woman’s cover of the Nashville showstopper, Sanctuary, peaked at number one this week.

Soaring past Taylor Swift and Johnny Cash, Kelli says that she is overwhelmed by the …
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Eight must-have winter coats 5 years ago

Eight must-have winter coats

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A warm coat is a staple, especially in Ireland where the winter is usually less than tropical.

There’s no better investment than a practical, sophisticated coat and you’re always guaranteed …
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Christmas shopping: The ultimate gift guide for Donegal dads! 5 years ago

Christmas shopping: The ultimate gift guide for Donegal dads!

Last week we published our top picks of special treats to spoil your mum with this Christmas – but what about dad?

Dads are usually happy enough with a pair …
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Wrap up! Snow is on the way 5 years ago

Wrap up! Snow is on the way

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Donegal, Mayo, and Leitrim are at the highest risk of snow, with the north-west expected to bear the brunt of Storm Caroline.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow snow-ice …
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Emily wins big on Winning Streak! 5 years ago

Emily wins big on Winning Streak!

When she discovered she would be appearing on the show last week, her house was packed full of relatives and close friends after she had put on a spread to …
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Watch: Our top 5 moments from the Late Late Toy Show 5 years ago

Watch: Our top 5 moments from the Late Late Toy Show

Hundreds of talented children appeared alongside Ryan Tubridy in RTÉ’s biggest event of the year, with millions tuning in from across the world to see the top toys of 2018.


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Statistics reveal the most dangerous day and time for road tragedies 5 years ago

Statistics reveal the most dangerous day and time for road tragedies

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Figures released by the Gardaí have shown the alcohol is a contributory factor in 38% of fatal crashes in the lead up to Christmas.

Gardaí released these figures at the …
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You can now bring your pet into supermarkets and cafés under one condition 5 years ago

You can now bring your pet into supermarkets and cafés under one condition

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People may now be able to bring their pets into supermarkets and cafés.

A rule from the 1950s regarding domestic animals (dogs and cats) in food premises has been repealed.


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