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Donegal Woman Author - Rachel McLaughlin


Rachel McLaughlin is the editor of DonegalWoman.ie. Get in touch by emailing news@donegalwoman.ie
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Donegal stands in sorrow for Ashling Murphy 2 days ago

Donegal stands in sorrow for Ashling Murphy

By  •  News

Just last week, the Christmas lights were sparkling on Letterkenny Main Street.

Last night, the little lights that shone in Market Square were an expression of pure sorrow.

Letterkenny was …
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The search is on for Miss Donegal 2022 3 days ago

The search is on for Miss Donegal 2022

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Diamonds are forever for the Miss Ireland Organisation as this year marks its 75th Jubilee of the competition. The search has officially begun for Miss Donegal 2022 to follow in …
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Beloved Ashling to be remembered at Donegal vigils 3 days ago

Beloved Ashling to be remembered at Donegal vigils

By  •  News

Communities across Donegal are to hold candlelight vigils today in memory of Ashling Murphy.

There has been an outpouring of grief nationwide following the horrific murder of the 23-year-old teacher …
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Donegal’s Lough Eske Castle crowned best luxury hotel in Ireland 6 days ago

Donegal’s Lough Eske Castle crowned best luxury hotel in Ireland

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Donegal’s 5 star Lough Eske Castle has been named the Number One Luxury Hotel in Ireland.

The hotel topped a travel-inspiring list by The Times today and was hailed as …
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Watch: Wild Atlantic Women hit all the right notes for Donegal Hospice 1 week ago

Watch: Wild Atlantic Women hit all the right notes for Donegal Hospice

The Wild Atlantic Women were in fine tune last night for the return of the Nollag na mBan Women’s Christmas concert.

The virtual showcase, spanning over 80minutes, saw some of …
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Daring dippers brave the waves for Ellie’s wish to walk! 2 weeks ago

Daring dippers brave the waves for Ellie’s wish to walk!

By  •  Life

An uplifting community fundraiser is underway this month to help a brave Donegal girl achieve her 2022 dream of walking.

Carrigart girl Ellie McHugh, aged nine, has faced many challenges …
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Amy Huberman and Brian O’Driscoll soak up the delights of Donegal 3 weeks ago

Amy Huberman and Brian O’Driscoll soak up the delights of Donegal

Irish actress Amy Huberman and rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll are enjoying a Christmas family holiday in Donegal this week.

The couple chose “destination Donegal” after the Christmas festivities and are taking …
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Watch: Grandparents get the best Christmas present ever! 1 month ago

Watch: Grandparents get the best Christmas present ever!

A young couple gave their parents the best Christmas present ever this week – a first meeting with their grandson.

Monica McCafferty from Ballybofey and Fergus Reid from Kildare had …
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Beautiful hair gifts all wrapped up at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 1 month ago

Beautiful hair gifts all wrapped up at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

The Christmas shopping rush is well and truly on, but Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny has everything you need to treat those who love to look after their hair.

The …
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Amazing Marthe named Ulster CAREGiver of the Year 1 month ago

Amazing Marthe named Ulster CAREGiver of the Year

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Marthe Youga from Donegal has been crowned Ulster CAREGiver of the Year at Home Instead’s annual carer recognition awards.

The care company runs the annual awards to reflect the incredible …
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An evening of virtual Christmas cheer for Donegal Women in Business! 1 month ago

An evening of virtual Christmas cheer for Donegal Women in Business!

The Donegal Women in Business Network were in the festive spirit yesterday evening for a fun end-of-year Christmas party.

The virtual set-up didn’t stop us donning our festive wear to …
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Extraordinary gift ideas from Mourne Antiques & Jewellery 1 month ago

Extraordinary gift ideas from Mourne Antiques & Jewellery

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An antique gift comes with its own story, and at Mourne Antiques & Jewellery, there’s a piece of history on every shelf.

The Letterkenny store has a wide …
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Final call for Donegal entrepreneurs to apply for Going for Growth 1 month ago

Final call for Donegal entrepreneurs to apply for Going for Growth

Ambitious female entrepreneurs who are determined to develop their businesses have just one week left to apply for the latest cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme. …
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Donegal photographer snaps prestigious international award 1 month ago

Donegal photographer snaps prestigious international award

Congratulations to Mairéad McDaid of Remain in Light Photography, who was announced last week as one of Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography.

Mairéad, originally from Shantallow, …
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Christmas charity raffle launched in memory of local schoolgirl 1 month ago

Christmas charity raffle launched in memory of local schoolgirl

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An exciting fundraising raffle has launched this week in memory of a much-loved young local girl, Aimee Devenney.

Aimee sadly passed away this time last year from an Asthma attack. …
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Donegal Women’s Centre and LYIT to launch legal clinic for LGBTI+ community 1 month ago

Donegal Women’s Centre and LYIT to launch legal clinic for LGBTI+ community

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A new public legal information clinic is to open in Donegal next year at the Donegal Women’s Centre. This pilot education programme is in partnership with LYIT Department of Law, …
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Get the popcorn on for Rushe to Raise day! 1 month ago

Get the popcorn on for Rushe to Raise day!

By  •  News

Donegal couple Maria and Emmet Rushe are hosting their ‘Rushe To Raise’ annual charity Christmas movie fundraiser online today!

All proceeds will go to the Jack and Jill Foundation. 

This …
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New Generation… and new styles at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 1 month ago

New Generation… and new styles at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Christmas is coming… and even though nights out look to be few and far between, I was so happy to get my pre-Christmas colour and style sorted. Plus a little …
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Tis the season for Paula’s pop-up shops! 2 months ago

Tis the season for Paula’s pop-up shops!

TWO fabulously festive pop-up shops have opened in Ardara and Glenties – much to the delight of local Christmas lovers.

Paula Bonner is back with not one, but two Bows …
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Laura Whitmore invests in Donegal’s Muff Liquor Company 2 months ago

Laura Whitmore invests in Donegal’s Muff Liquor Company

Celebrity broadcaster and author Laura Whitmore has given a star boost to the Muff Liquor Company after being announced as its newest investor.

The partnership is a huge cause for …
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Watch: Donegal author’s Christmas wish comes true! 2 months ago

Watch: Donegal author’s Christmas wish comes true!

A Letterkenny teacher and author has come up with a very imaginative way to inspire children to read this Christmas.

Louise Flanagan wrote her own children’s fantasy series ‘Dragonterra’ during …
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Letterkenny woman to volunteer with children in need in Kenya 2 months ago

Letterkenny woman to volunteer with children in need in Kenya

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A young Letterkenny woman is seeking support as she travels travels overseas to carry out a vital part of her coursework.

Student Occupational Therapist Rachel Mullen is in her final …
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Donegal Women’s Centre launches important awareness campaign 2 months ago

Donegal Women’s Centre launches important awareness campaign

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Donegal Women’s Centre are launching a new social media initiative to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

No More Memorials is a campaign seeking to help end …
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Countywide food collections to help local families this Christmas 2 months ago

Countywide food collections to help local families this Christmas

A countywide food appeal is taking place on Saturday 27th November to support local families this Christmas.

Donations of food, vouchers, cash or gifts would be gratefully accepted.

The Donegal …
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Donegal artist opens solo exhibition at Fort Dunree 2 months ago

Donegal artist opens solo exhibition at Fort Dunree

Award-winning Inishowen artist Geraldine Timlin has opened a solo exhibition at Artlink, Fort Dunree.

Silent Spring is the much anticipated collection by Geraldine, a multidisciplinary artist who works locally.

She currently …
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Stevens Jewellers Giveaway winner announced 2 months ago

Stevens Jewellers Giveaway winner announced

It’s time to reveal the winner of the Stevens Jewellers 10th Anniversary Giveaway!

The Letterkenny store had a lot to celebrate last week as they marked 10 years in business …
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Donegal hair and beauty salons to roll out domestic abuse supports 2 months ago

Donegal hair and beauty salons to roll out domestic abuse supports

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Hundreds of hair and beauty salons in Donegal have partnered with Women’s Aid to provide domestic abuse support resources to their customers.

Salons will soon be displaying stickers on mirrors …
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Máire Bhreathnach crowned TV Personality of the Year 2 months ago

Máire Bhreathnach crowned TV Personality of the Year

Gortahork native Máire Bhreathnach is back on our TV screens tonight after winning ‘Pearsa Teilifíse na Bliana’ 2021.

The Gradaim Chumarsáide an Oireachtais (Irish Language Media Awards) were announced at the …
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Brave Donegal woman honoured for rescuing three teens at sea 2 months ago

Brave Donegal woman honoured for rescuing three teens at sea

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A Donegal woman who saved three young people’s lives has been honoured at the National Bravery Awards.

Champion surfer Zoe Lally, from Rossnowlagh, employed her skills in a dramatic rescue in …
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Events: Celebrations as Stevens Jewellers marks 10 years in business 2 months ago

Events: Celebrations as Stevens Jewellers marks 10 years in business

Today was a very special day for Stevens Jewellers in Letterkenny as they marked 10 years in business.

A gem of the Main Street, jewellery pieces from Stevens have …
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Cheers to the new Fara Óg’s! 2 months ago

Cheers to the new Fara Óg’s!

The Gallen Family celebrated in style last night for the grand opening of the new Fara Óg’s bar at An Chúirt Hotel Gweedore.

I was delighted to join the party …
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Donegal women to exhibit empowering photography series 2 months ago

Donegal women to exhibit empowering photography series

A new exhibition is opening in Donegal this month to amplify women’s voices through photography.

Donegal Women’s Network will launch the Donegal femLENS exhibition on Wednesday 24th November at 7pm …
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Stevens Jewellers celebrate 10 years in business with new Christmas Collection 2 months ago

Stevens Jewellers celebrate 10 years in business with new Christmas Collection

Stevens Jewellers in Letterkenny are celebrating 10 years in business this week with the launch of their 2021 Christmas Collection.

The go-to store for gifts and special occasions, Stevens stock …
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Penneys Letterkenny launch autism-friendly shopping hour 2 months ago

Penneys Letterkenny launch autism-friendly shopping hour

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Penneys at Letterkenny Shopping Centre is to introduce autism-friendly shopping experiences including sensory friendly shopping hours.

The new measures aim to create an inclusive shopping experience for people with autism …
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Christmas cheer returns to Letterkenny with family friendly switch-on 2 months ago

Christmas cheer returns to Letterkenny with family friendly switch-on

Letterkenny is gearing up for the Christmas Lights Switch On, taking place on Friday November 19th, 2021.

Letterkenny Chamber is delighted to bring back this family friendly event to …
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Donegal hotel scoops title of Best Hotel Restaurant in Ulster 2 months ago

Donegal hotel scoops title of Best Hotel Restaurant in Ulster

By  •  Food

Rathmullan House in Donegal has won the title of Ulster’s ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ at the 2021 Food&Wine Restaurant of the Year Awards.

After taking an unprecedented break in 2020, the …
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Donegal woman re-elected to local council in Canada 2 months ago

Donegal woman re-elected to local council in Canada

A Donegal woman is celebrating her re-election as a township councillor in Canada.

Jennifer Pearson-Millar, a native of St. Johnston, retained her seat with 80% of the vote in her …
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Supermac’s series a career highlight for Donegal filmmaker 2 months ago

Supermac’s series a career highlight for Donegal filmmaker

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A talented Donegal film producer is helping to bring a brand new perspective to the life of one of Ireland’s most iconic businesspeople –  Pat McDonagh, founder of Supermac’s.

Bundoran …
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#BuyDonegal is back for Christmas 2021 2 months ago

#BuyDonegal is back for Christmas 2021

Let’s get browsing… because #BuyDonegal 2021 begins today!

The retail campaign includes over 250 local businesses ready to support each other in the lead up to Christmas.

The campaign will promote …
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Kindness at its best: Noah’s Bed Push raises €237,000 for children’s charities 2 months ago

Kindness at its best: Noah’s Bed Push raises €237,000 for children’s charities

By  •  News

The grand total of the Noah’s Bed Push fundraiser has been revealed today – with a whopping €237,112 going to nine superb charities.

Coming up with the very novel idea …
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Sunset Beach Club here to help you plan an idyllic wedding in Spain 3 months ago

Sunset Beach Club here to help you plan an idyllic wedding in Spain

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The wedding team from Sunset Beach Club on the sunny Costa Del Sol are visiting Letterkenny to meet with couples on 9th November!

Located right by the sea on …
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Letterkenny Babies helping local charities this Christmas 3 months ago

Letterkenny Babies helping local charities this Christmas

A popular parents community group is giving back to the community once again this Christmas with an exciting draw.

The Letterkenny Babies page, which is a go-to forum for parents, …
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Artist Veronica Maguire making her Royal Ulster Academy debut 3 months ago

Artist Veronica Maguire making her Royal Ulster Academy debut

By  •  News

Talented Ballybofey artist Veronica Maguire has been selected to feature in the 140th Royal Ulster Academy of Arts (RUA) exhibition for the first time.

Tonight, Veronica will take her place …
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Save the Date for Breast Cancer Ball 2022! 3 months ago

Save the Date for Breast Cancer Ball 2022!

The North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball has been cancelled this year, but will return in 2022, organisers have announced.

The annual fundraiser is one of the highlights of the …
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Donegal fashion students’ statement-making showcase to feature on RTE 3 months ago

Donegal fashion students’ statement-making showcase to feature on RTE

The talented designers of LYIT’s Fashion with Promotion degree are set to feature on RTE’s Nationwide this evening (Friday).

The programme will celebrate the edgy end of year fashion showcase …
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Niamh Porter makes her mark in new fashion doc 3 months ago

Niamh Porter makes her mark in new fashion doc

Donegal designer Niamh Porter is set to feature in a new sustainable design documentary on RTÉ2 later this month.

Niamh, from Raphoe, is an LYIT Fashion graduate who works under the name …
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Girls Night at the Theatre? Appropriate is just the ticket 3 months ago

Girls Night at the Theatre? Appropriate is just the ticket

‘Appropriate’ is coming to An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny this Friday 22nd October. The comic drama, starring award winning actor and theatre maker Sarah-Jane Scott, is dark and witty tale that’s loved …
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Breezy dons her apron for annual baking day 3 months ago

Breezy dons her apron for annual baking day

By  •  Food

Glenties woman Breezy Kelly is putting the finishing touches to her annual campaign – International Bake Bread For Peace Day.

The popular baker’s event will be held on October 24th …
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Letterkenny Hospital joins global display for Baby Loss Awareness 3 months ago

Letterkenny Hospital joins global display for Baby Loss Awareness

By  •  News

Pink and blue lights are shining from Letterkenny University Hospital tonight in a poignant display for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021.

The hospital is joining the international wave of light which …
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Dreams come true as Patrick Gildea Hairdressing win Gold for Donegal 3 months ago

Dreams come true as Patrick Gildea Hairdressing win Gold for Donegal

By  •  Hair

The Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team are celebrating amazing achievements in the prestigious Trend Vision Awards in London.

The Letterkenny salon team scooped Gold for Ireland at the event, which was …
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