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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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Shannon’s udderly great idea 8 hours ago

Shannon’s udderly great idea

A new bar opens its doors in Donegal today – but it’s udderly different from any other.

The Milk Bar, in Carrigans, offers tasty pasteurised fresh milk from an on-farm …
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Confirmed: Derry Girls coming to an end after third series 1 day ago

Confirmed: Derry Girls coming to an end after third series

We’ll be saying a sad farewell to Derry Girls after the third series, creator Lisa McGee has confirmed.

The hit Channel 4 comedy is due to resume filming again after production …
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Local women invited to share real-life stories about breastfeeding 4 days ago

Local women invited to share real-life stories about breastfeeding

A Donegal researcher has issued a call for women to contribute real-life stories about breastfeeding for a new app.

The new app is being developed to assist women from Donegal …
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Miss Donegal raises over €2,000 for Little Angels 4 days ago

Miss Donegal raises over €2,000 for Little Angels

By  •  News

Letterkenny student Kirsty O’Donnell has proudly donated €2252.60 to the Little Angels Special School.

The funds were raised from Kirsty’s recent summer charity events as Miss Donegal.

Kirsty, a nursing …
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Virtual networking for a great cause! 4 days ago

Virtual networking for a great cause!

A unique virtual networking event is being held this week in aid of the North West Simon Community.

‘Lets Meet For A Coffee’ events began last year, and featured 40 …
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Breast Cancer Survivors urge women to ‘Care for your Pair’ 1 week ago

Breast Cancer Survivors urge women to ‘Care for your Pair’

Breast cancer survivors from around the country are urging women to join the Care for Your Pair movement, learn the warning signs for breast cancer and speak to two loved …
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Donegal woman appointed Chancellor of Dublin City University 1 week ago

Donegal woman appointed Chancellor of Dublin City University

Dublin City University has today announced the appointment of Brid Horan as the new Chancellor of the university.

Brid Horan, a native of Donegal, has over 30 years’ experience in …
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What’s On: Culture Night 2021 in Donegal 1 week ago

What’s On: Culture Night 2021 in Donegal

By  •  News

Donegal County Council Culture Division will present its 13th annual programme of events for Culture Night this Friday, 17th September.

This exceptional night of cultural festivities takes place once per year as part …
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Pub of the Year award scooped by the Olde Glen Bar 1 week ago

Pub of the Year award scooped by the Olde Glen Bar

By  •  Life

A Donegal pub is fast becoming a foodie favourite after being named Pub of the Year in the Georgina Campbell Irish food and hospitality awards 2021.

The prestigious awards are …
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Nikki Bradley’s brave decision 2 weeks ago

Nikki Bradley’s brave decision

A new phase of life awaits for Donegal’s Nikki Bradley, who has announced a major medical decision this week.

The well-known adaptive adventurer and cancer survivor is to have her …
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Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh making science fun in new children’s series 2 weeks ago

Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh making science fun in new children’s series

Gaoth Dobhair actress Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh is set to host a new children’s television series, launching on TG4 at the end of September.

Brídín will present ‘An Bhfuil a Fhios …
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Wedding website with a difference launches in Donegal 2 weeks ago

Wedding website with a difference launches in Donegal

There was big excitement at the weekend as a new wedding website was launched by Donegal Media Works. 

Savethedateweddings.ie went ‘live’ last Friday night and to celebrate the launch they …
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Charity at the heart of Jude’s 100 mile journey 3 weeks ago

Charity at the heart of Jude’s 100 mile journey

By  •  Life

A Donegal woman is about to embark on an inspirational challenge for a charity that is literally very close to her heart. 

Jude Bromley from Raphoe is a very caring …
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Rosie’s exciting plans to mark diabetes milestone 3 weeks ago

Rosie’s exciting plans to mark diabetes milestone

A Letterkenny woman is on a mission to fundraise for a cure for diabetes – 40 years after being diagnosed with the disease.

Rosie Connolly, who is originally from Ramelton, …
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Unique women’s clothes shop ‘pops-up’ in Donegal Town 1 month ago

Unique women’s clothes shop ‘pops-up’ in Donegal Town

A new shop has opened its door on Water Street, Donegal Town, stocking original, unworn pieces from the 90s and 00s Atlantic collection.

Hannah Quinn is the person who is …
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Miss Donegal’s coffee morning raises a sweet €1,000 for Little Angels 1 month ago

Miss Donegal’s coffee morning raises a sweet €1,000 for Little Angels

By  •  News

Miss Donegal Kirsty O’Donnell has raised €1,000 for Little Angels Special School following a successful coffee morning.

The Letterkenny student is a finalist in the Miss Ireland competition this year.


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Donegal entrepreneurs inspire others to join ACORNS 1 month ago

Donegal entrepreneurs inspire others to join ACORNS

Donegal entrepreneurs are encouraging others from the county to join the latest cycle of ACORNS – a highly-successful development initiative to support early-stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland. 

If …
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Let’s tell the world why we #LoveDonegal 1 month ago

Let’s tell the world why we #LoveDonegal

By  •  News

This Wednesday the 18th of August is officially #LoveDonegal Day 2021, a day where all the elements which make Donegal such a meaningful, inspiring, unique and authentic place are showcased proudly across the globe.


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Kathryn’s delightful Donegal holiday to feature on RTE 1 month ago

Kathryn’s delightful Donegal holiday to feature on RTE

The delights of Donegal are in the spotlight this weekend in a new series of the RTE travel show ‘No Place Like Home’.

The programme follows presenter Kathryn Thomas on a …
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Swapping hairbrushes for paint brushes 1 month ago

Swapping hairbrushes for paint brushes

By  •  Life

A Donegal hairdresser has found highlights in lockdown after creating her own collection of artwork.

Jacinta Callaghan from Kerrykeel has been a hairdresser for 40 years, and an artist for …
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Donegal man dedicates proudest moment to his late wife 1 month ago

Donegal man dedicates proudest moment to his late wife

A young Donegal man is enjoying his ‘proudest moment yet’ as his business takes a major leap forward in the fashion world.

Luke Skinnader from Ramelton co-founded the chemo headwear …
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FitPink springs into Victoria Square Belfast 2 months ago

FitPink springs into Victoria Square Belfast

Donegal athleisure brand FitPink is about to open its first permanent brick-and-mortar store at Victoria Square in the heart of Belfast.

Founded in 2019 by Jenni Timony, FitPink is a …
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Donegal sisters launch stunning new sustainable swimwear brand 2 months ago

Donegal sisters launch stunning new sustainable swimwear brand

Two sisters from Donegal have launched a new swimwear brand for us to feel good while protecting the planet.

Áine Boyle, who is originally from Gartan, and her sister Sally …
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Country star Sinead Black lands new presenting role 2 months ago

Country star Sinead Black lands new presenting role

Letterkenny singer Sinead Black has made her presenting debut in a new role on Fresh Country TV.

Sinead is hosting a new hour-long country music video show, which airs worldwide …
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Miss Donegal Kirsty proud to support Donegal Hospice 2 months ago

Miss Donegal Kirsty proud to support Donegal Hospice

Miss Donegal Kirsty O’Donnell has proudly donated over €1,400 to Donegal Hospice.

The Letterkenny student ran a popular draw in collaboration with G&G Salon, where one lucky person won Phi Brows, …
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Sunkissed waves by Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 2 months ago

Sunkissed waves by Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

By  •  Hair

Has anyone else noticed how much the heatwave dried out hair? The recent hot weather put the idea of lightened beachy waves into my mind, but I definitely needed some …
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‘Dr McDreamy’ gives Donegal brand some peak promotion 2 months ago

‘Dr McDreamy’ gives Donegal brand some peak promotion

Hollywood star Patrick Dempsey has given one Donegal company a super shoutout on social media.

The actor, best known as “Dr McDreamy” from Grey’s Anatomy, is sporting some Hanna Hats …
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Let’s get ready for #LoveDonegal Day 2021 2 months ago

Let’s get ready for #LoveDonegal Day 2021

By  •  Life

This years’ #LoveDonegal day will take place on Wednesday the 18th August.  This is the third year of the campaign which aims to promote Donegal to as many people as …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing announced as global hair icon 2 months ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing announced as global hair icon

By  •  Hair

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing has gained global recognition as one of the top four salons in the world to represent System Professional’s expertise in care.

The Letterkenny salon is the only salon …
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A fresh new takeaway choice for Portsalon! 2 months ago

A fresh new takeaway choice for Portsalon!

By  •  Food

Portsalon holidaymakers have a brand new seaside takeaway to try this summer – Pierside at Portsalon.

Pierside opened its doors last week providing fresh homemade food that’s never frozen.

Located …
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Young Donegal woman hopes for Lyme disease treatment to get her life back 2 months ago

Young Donegal woman hopes for Lyme disease treatment to get her life back

A young Castlefin woman is on an urgent search for relief from the pain of Lyme Disease.

Jenny Brolly, aged 29, has lived with poor health for the past 8 …
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Kathryn Thomas discovering top Donegal staycation spots 2 months ago

Kathryn Thomas discovering top Donegal staycation spots

TV presenter Kathryn Thomas is discovering the best of Donegal as she brings her popular travel series to the north west.

Kathryn is on the road this week visiting Malin …
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‘My John, Tomás and Amelia would be so proud’ 3 months ago

‘My John, Tomás and Amelia would be so proud’

By  •  Life

In the wake of tragedy, Geraldine Mullan’s adopted town of Moville wrapped their arms around her. Now, she is returning the love and support. The plan is blooming beautifully.

The …
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Louise’s magical chapter 3 months ago

Louise’s magical chapter

A Letterkenny teacher turned her lockdown downtime into something magical by writing a new children’s book series.

Mum of three Louise Flanagan never planned to write children’s books, but thanks …
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What’s On: Earagail Arts Festival back with hybrid blend of exciting events 3 months ago

What’s On: Earagail Arts Festival back with hybrid blend of exciting events

If you’re craving true entertainment again, Earagail Arts Festival is thankfully back with a programme to delight all arts and culture fans.

Starting on 4th July, the festival is taking …
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Keep calm and relax at Studio Em! 3 months ago

Keep calm and relax at Studio Em!

A luxury beauty salon in the heart of Glenties is celebrating one year of helping people look great and feel great.

Studio Em was a big leap of faith for …
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Donegal Junk Kouture design hits all the right notes 3 months ago

Donegal Junk Kouture design hits all the right notes

Celebrations are in order for a lucky Donegal student as the Junk Kouture RTÉ Wildcard entries are announced today.

Floraison, by Niamh Diver Hall has been selected to go to …
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Walkers invited to conquer Donegal Camino with Peggy, Noel & Deirdre 3 months ago

Walkers invited to conquer Donegal Camino with Peggy, Noel & Deirdre

By  •  News

A trio of Donegal ambassadors has launched an eight day charity trek for friends and new friends alike.

This September, Peggy Stringer, Noel Cunningham and Deirdre Mc Glone will be …
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WIN Rachel’s Letterkenny shopping spree with ShopLK 3 months ago

WIN Rachel’s Letterkenny shopping spree with ShopLK

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Donegal Woman teamed up with ShopLK last week to showcase all the great things and the great value you’ll find when you shop local. 

The good news is …
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Let’s Shop Local: Top 10 Father’s Day gift ideas 4 months ago

Let’s Shop Local: Top 10 Father’s Day gift ideas

By  •  Life

There’s a locally-made or sold gift for every kind of dad here in our list.

If you have another local designer/artist or store to recommend, we’d love if you …
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Share your pandemic experience with the Donegal Women’s Network 4 months ago

Share your pandemic experience with the Donegal Women’s Network

By  •  News

In June 2020, Donegal Women’s Network conducted a Covid-19 impact survey with 832 women living across Donegal taking part.  These survey results provided a snapshot into the lived experiences of …
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Kit Row riding a wave of success 4 months ago

Kit Row riding a wave of success

Kit Row is a new brand by surf-loving sisters Triona and Claire Mc Menamin from Letterkenny.

Triona, a primary school teacher and swim coach, and Claire, an architect based in …
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First Look at Re-imagined: LYIT Fashion Showcase goes live 4 months ago

First Look at Re-imagined: LYIT Fashion Showcase goes live

The Department of Design and Creative Media at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) are delighted to announce that their 2021 end of year fashion showcase will be coming to audiences …
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Letterkenny University Hospital eases maternity restrictions 4 months ago

Letterkenny University Hospital eases maternity restrictions

From today, birthing partners will be allowed a daily 30 minute visit to the Maternity Department at Letterkenny University Hospital after the birth of the baby.

In addition birthing …
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A new hair journey at Patrick Gildea 4 months ago

A new hair journey at Patrick Gildea

By  •  Hair

Brighter days are coming, so what better time to brighten up my hair!

After a long five months, I was so excited to be back at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing today …
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Congratulations pour in as Clare Clothing celebrates 21 years in business 4 months ago

Congratulations pour in as Clare Clothing celebrates 21 years in business

Clare McNickle has a lot to celebrate today. Not only is she welcoming customers back to her boutique for the first time this year, she is also celebrating 21 years …
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Easkey Britton launches new guide to soaking up vitamin ‘sea’! 4 months ago

Easkey Britton launches new guide to soaking up vitamin ‘sea’!

By  •  Life

Donegal Surfer and marine social scientist Dr. Easkey Britton is celebrating the release of her new book today – “50 Things to Do by the Sea”.

The book, illustrated artfully …
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Protest calls for easing of maternity restrictions in Letterkenny 5 months ago

Protest calls for easing of maternity restrictions in Letterkenny

A small and controlled protest took place outside Letterkenny University Hospital this morning calling for restrictions to be lifted in Ireland’s maternity units.

Letterkenny University Hospital currently allows partners to …
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Máire Bhreathnach returns with new series of ‘An Focal Scoir’ on BBC NI 5 months ago

Máire Bhreathnach returns with new series of ‘An Focal Scoir’ on BBC NI

By  •  News

Donegal woman and Gortahork native Máire Bhrathnach is back on our screens with An Focal Scoir, the studio based discussion series, on BBC Two Northern Ireland.

The new four-part …
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Meet the mammy who’s taking over TikTok! 5 months ago

Meet the mammy who’s taking over TikTok!

By  •  News

Glenties woman Michelle Boylan never expected to become a TikTok star.

When she uploaded her first video, her only goal was to make a few people laugh.

Now, 10 months …
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