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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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Review: Shivon Handmade Soap, a nourishing treat for sensitive skin
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5 years ago

Review: Shivon Handmade Soap, a nourishing treat for sensitive skin

Siobhan and Kevin carefully pick their main ingredient, seaweed, from Donegal’s beaches and add it to their soap.

Donegal Woman previously caught up with the couple, and they outlined how …
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60% of those with third-level qualifications in Donegal are women 5 years ago

60% of those with third-level qualifications in Donegal are women

By  •  News

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office this week have shown that 60% of those holding third-level qualifications in Donegal are women.

The publication shows that 42% of the population …
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Bag yourself a Michael Kors tote at this designer bingo night! 5 years ago

Bag yourself a Michael Kors tote at this designer bingo night!

By  •  News

They are hosting one of Donegal’s first ever designer bingo nights, with luxury prizes up for grabs! Designer goods such as handbags, watches, and jewellery are just a small sample …
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Christmas FM comes to Donegal! 5 years ago

Christmas FM comes to Donegal!

Festive jingles will be on the airwaves across the country from 1pm on Tuesday.

You can listen in in Letterkenny by tuning to 105.7FM.

The station will also be broadcast …
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Business owners roll up sleeves to raise funds for brave Mikaela Breen 5 years ago

Business owners roll up sleeves to raise funds for brave Mikaela Breen

By  •  News

Donegal Business Network hosted the ‘Bosses Wash for Cash’ event in Letterkenny on Saturday last to raise money for specialist treatment for the seven-year-old Convoy schoolgirl.

DBN Director Darren Donaghy …
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Talented trio tune up for Toy Show 5 years ago

Talented trio tune up for Toy Show

Made up of Siofra Mauerhofer, Aoife Breslin and Ellen Mc Groary, the Donegal Town-based band Revolutionary have been playing gigs for the past three years after being put together at …
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Watch: Hilarious #ToyShowTalent challenge sweeps social media 5 years ago

Watch: Hilarious #ToyShowTalent challenge sweeps social media

RTÉ has announced that they are giving away two tickets to a very talented individual who can wow judges with their finest party piece.

The broadcaster is inviting adults to …
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Fancy starring in Lisa McHugh’s newest music video? 5 years ago

Fancy starring in Lisa McHugh’s newest music video?

Country star Lisa McHugh is looking for extras to take part in the filming of her new music video!

The filming will take place next Sunday, November 26th in Co. …
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Miss Ireland Lauren is the pride of the country after reaching Miss World final 5 years ago

Miss Ireland Lauren is the pride of the country after reaching Miss World final

By  •  News

Miss Ireland Lauren McDonagh was the pride of the country last night as she competed in the Miss World championships.

Lauren competed against dozens of top pageant winners from across …
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Woman faces huge phone bill after being targeted by scammers 5 years ago

Woman faces huge phone bill after being targeted by scammers

By  •  News

A Letterkenny woman has been horrified to discover she has fallen victim to a bogus call after receiving a phone bill of more than €150.

The woman was targeted by …
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Al Porter taking time off Today FM show following sexual misconduct allegations 5 years ago

Al Porter taking time off Today FM show following sexual misconduct allegations

By  •  News

A large number of unsubstantiated sexual misconduct allegations have been made against comedian Al Porter in the past 24 hours.

According to The Times, it has been alleged that 24-year-old …
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One week until deadline for Electoral Register 5 years ago

One week until deadline for Electoral Register

By  •  News

Being registered to vote means that you can participate in deciding who represents you at local government level, national government level and European government level.

If you have not yet …
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Sweet treats for sale in aid of a great cause this Sunday 5 years ago

Sweet treats for sale in aid of a great cause this Sunday

By  •  News

A very sweet sale will take place this Sunday in Annagry!

The talented kids from Rolling Pins and Threads will sell their delicious home-baked goods at 11:45am this Sunday at Annagry …
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RTÉ are seeking brides-to-be to take part in ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ 5 years ago

RTÉ are seeking brides-to-be to take part in ‘Say Yes to the Dress’

RTÉ producers have started their search for brides-to-be to take part in the second series of ‘Say Yes to the Dress’.

Presented by Ireland’s most famous wedding planner, Peter Kelly …
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Daniel O’Donnell discovers surprising sovereign fan! 5 years ago

Daniel O’Donnell discovers surprising sovereign fan!

His wife Majella was surprised to learn that Daniel’s fan base also extends beyond the walls of the British Royal Family’s regal abodes!

In a letter to the I Newspaper, …
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People named Rose and Jack will get a free pass to the Belfast Titanic Experience 5 years ago

People named Rose and Jack will get a free pass to the Belfast Titanic Experience

By  •  News

The Belfast Titanic Experience is giving free passes to Jacks and Roses to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the blockbuster ‘Titanic’ from 19th November – 19th December 2017!

The huge …
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Canada offers over 10,000 visas to Irish citizens 5 years ago

Canada offers over 10,000 visas to Irish citizens

By  •  News

The visas are open to Irish citizens between the ages of 18 and 35.

The visas on offer include the Working Holiday visa, the Young Professionals visa for those are …
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Free fun pack available to encourage children to speak Irish 5 years ago

Free fun pack available to encourage children to speak Irish

By  •  News

Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh T.D., has announced that his Department is implementing a specific measure in …
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Be on the lookout for this phone scam sweeping Donegal 5 years ago

Be on the lookout for this phone scam sweeping Donegal

By  •  News

Donegal residents have told Donegal Daily that they have been plagued by these bogus calls over the past couple of days from countries such as Libya and Macedonia, with area …
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Watch: New HSE campaign casts light on dementia 5 years ago

Watch: New HSE campaign casts light on dementia

A new TV, radio and online advertising campaign to increase understanding and support for people living with dementia has been launched by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, as …
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Al Porter reveals his favourite holiday destination – and it’s in Donegal! 5 years ago

Al Porter reveals his favourite holiday destination – and it’s in Donegal!

By  •  News

Comedian Al Porter has shared his fond childhood memories of attending the Gaeltacht on Arranmore Island, and says the island remains a special destination for himself and his partner.

Attending …
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Letterkenny Olympian is the fifth woman across finish line at Dublin Marathon 5 years ago

Letterkenny Olympian is the fifth woman across finish line at Dublin Marathon

By  •  Sport

Letterkenny Olympian Caitriona Jennings put on a fantastic performance at today’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.

Caitriona finished fifth in the women’s category, crossing the finish line in 2 hours, 42 …
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Frightful Five: Day Nine 5 years ago

Frightful Five: Day Nine

To showcase the talent of local MUAs, DonegalWoman.ie is featuring our favourite macabre looks from five different artists in the lead up to Halloween.

We’ve been astonished (and a little …
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Allegations made that Irish media personality could be an “Irish Weinstein” 5 years ago

Allegations made that Irish media personality could be an “Irish Weinstein”

By  •  News

Presenter and doctor Ciara Kelly has revealed that a “prominent man in the Irish media” could be an “Irish Weinstein.”

It recently broke that over 80 women have reported that …
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Frightful Five: Day Eight 5 years ago

Frightful Five: Day Eight

Since Donegal Woman put out a call to all local MUAs to share your spooktacular looks with us ahead of Halloween, we have been amazed (and terrified) by the quality …
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Why do the clocks go back? 5 years ago

Why do the clocks go back?

By  •  News

It’s the time of year where we once more must anxiously try to recall whether the clocks go back or forward.

A useful figure of speech to help remember this …
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Donegal vigils to remember Savita Halappanavar 5 years ago

Donegal vigils to remember Savita Halappanavar

By  •  News

The 31-year-old Indian dentist died from cardiac arrest due to a septic miscarriage in University Hospital Galway in 2012.

28 vigils are taking place throughout the country to mark the …
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Watch: Comedians warn against wearing specific Halloween costumes 5 years ago

Watch: Comedians warn against wearing specific Halloween costumes

Better think again.

According to comedians Foil Arms and Hogg, these outfits are “unoriginal and unhilarious. They’ve been done to death. Don’t risk it.”

They also warn against lazy costumes, …
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Grab a free coffee at these petrol stations over the Bank Holiday 5 years ago

Grab a free coffee at these petrol stations over the Bank Holiday

By  •  News

Since January, 124 people have died on Ireland’s roads – a decrease of 32 on the same period in 2016. Five people have died in Donegal, with many more being …
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The Frightful Five: Day Six 5 years ago

The Frightful Five: Day Six

DonegalWoman.ie have been overwhelmed (and terrified) by the gory and gorgeous looks sent to us by local makeup artists.

The creativity and level of skill displayed has been remarkable – …
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The Frightful Five: Day Three 5 years ago

The Frightful Five: Day Three

This week Donegal Woman put out a call to all local MUAs to share your spooktacular looks with us ahead of Halloween, and we were amazed (and terrified) by the …
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Fond farewell bid to much-loved business as it closes its doors 5 years ago

Fond farewell bid to much-loved business as it closes its doors

By  •  News

After 148 years in business, Judy and Lance Ball have shut the doors of CT Ball at 52 Upper Main Street for the last time, turning the key on a …
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“My daughter’s car is a write-off and this animal left her and drove on” 5 years ago

“My daughter’s car is a write-off and this animal left her and drove on”

By  •  News

Shockingly, the man in the Audi drove off and did not check on the girl whose car he had written off. The young woman did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

It …
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Residents warned as brazen conartists visit people’s homes 5 years ago

Residents warned as brazen conartists visit people’s homes

By  •  News

The fraudsters have been visiting homes in the Finn Valley area pretending to be from the Department of Health and have been asking people for sensitive information.

These scammers can …
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Footie fans in for a treat as Shay Given to appear on Ray D’Arcy Show 5 years ago

Footie fans in for a treat as Shay Given to appear on Ray D’Arcy Show

The Lifford native will be interviewed by D’Arcy about his career as a professional goalie spanning three decades.

Also appearing on the Ray D’Arcy show tonight will be Dustin the …
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Vivid Orionid meteor shower to fly over Donegal 5 years ago

Vivid Orionid meteor shower to fly over Donegal

By  •  News

This special meteor shower is caused by particles from Halley’s Comet, and is considered a big event for astronomy buffs as the comet only passes earth once every 75 to …
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Niall Horan launches debut solo album to rave reviews 5 years ago

Niall Horan launches debut solo album to rave reviews

This morning he could not contain his excitement, telling his Twitter followers that he is “incredibly proud” of the new album.

“It’s time. Flicker is out, finally,” he wrote.

“I’ve …
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Deirdre’s determination to make Donegal women’s voices heard 5 years 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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Meet the Donegal mum bringing positivity to expectant mammies 5 years ago

Meet the Donegal mum bringing positivity to expectant mammies

By  •  Mammy

Donegal mum Maria Coleman has become an advocate for the positive birth movement in the north-west, and is now working towards spreading her positive message to mums-to-be across the county.


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Irish women more likely to have third-level education than men 5 years ago

Irish women more likely to have third-level education than men

By  •  News

The report, titled “Women and Men in Ireland 2016”, finds that over half (55.1%) of women aged 25 – 34 have a third-level qualification, compared to just 42.9% of men …
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Animals in Need: ‘Please keep your animals inside during storm’ 5 years ago

Animals in Need: ‘Please keep your animals inside during storm’

By  •  News

Hurricane Ophelia is set to be the worst storm to hit our shores since Hurricane Debbie in 1961. Met Eireann has warned that this is the strongest hurricane to form in …
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Little Hours claim number one spot on iTunes charts 5 years ago

Little Hours claim number one spot on iTunes charts

Little Hours surpassed Liam Gallagher’s As You Were, Ed Sheeran’s Divide, Picture This’ self-titled album, and Now That’s What I Call Music 97!

Earlier this week, vocalist John Doherty told …
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Caitriona Coyle to launch debut novel in hometown of Carrigart 5 years ago

Caitriona Coyle to launch debut novel in hometown of Carrigart

By  •  News

Caitriona will be hosting an informal book reading and book signing (with a few glasses of bubbly of course) in celebration of the novel’s release on Friday, October 20th at …
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Highly anticipated charity fashion show kicks off on Thursday 5 years ago

Highly anticipated charity fashion show kicks off on Thursday

By  •  Style

The event kicks off on Thursday the 19th of October at 8pm at Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel in Ballyshannon.

NCBI’s debut north-west fashion show will feature the best bargain pieces they …
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Inspirational Nikki begins training for gruelling four peak challenge 5 years ago

Inspirational Nikki begins training for gruelling four peak challenge

By  •  News

The four peak challenge will push her physically and mentally, as she aims to climb four of Ireland’s most iconic mountains next summer – Lugnaquilla (Wicklow), Carrauntoohil (Kerry), Croagh Patrick …
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Bride drives herself to her wedding – in a tractor! 5 years ago

Bride drives herself to her wedding – in a tractor!

Lucinda walked up the aisle of St. Mary’s in Ramelton on the 19th of August, after driving herself to the ceremony – in her dad’s tractor!

“I grew up on …
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Donegal athletes secure silver at Road Relay Championships 5 years ago

Donegal athletes secure silver at Road Relay Championships

By  •  Sport

A record total of 179 teams took part at the Championships which were hosted by Orangegrove AC at Victoria Park in Belfast.

Maria Ní Mhaolagáin, Noeleen Scanlan and Nakita Burke …
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Tea-rrific event announced for people with dementia and their families 5 years ago

Tea-rrific event announced for people with dementia and their families

By  •  News

On the second Wednesday of every month, they will be hosting a tea party between 11am and 1pm.

The cuppa is free of charge – and they’re even offering freshly …
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Mickey Joe Harte tops the charts with new single 5 years ago

Mickey Joe Harte tops the charts with new single

The Lifford singer-songwriter’s new single, ‘For The Broken Hearted’, surpassed gems by stars such as Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, and Nathan Carter.

Since releasing the single two weeks ago it …
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Cross-party action group to be established following Lyme Disease Rally 5 years ago

Cross-party action group to be established following Lyme Disease Rally

By  •  News

Following the huge turnout at the Lyme Disease rally at the Dáil last Wednesday, activists raised awareness for the disease and its causes, with a cross-party action group being established …
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