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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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Top Donegal knitwear brands set for virtual showcase 10 hours ago

Top Donegal knitwear brands set for virtual showcase

Two iconic Donegal knitwear companies, Fisherman Out Of Ireland and Bonner Of Ireland, will target international buyers this week as they feature in Showcase Ireland’s Creative Expo.

The event will …
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Moya Brennan to star in all-female trad celebration 2 days ago

Moya Brennan to star in all-female trad celebration

Donegal’s Moya Brennan will star in an upcoming TV concert celebrating some of the best of women traditional musicians and singers.

‘Ceol ó Kylemore: Ceiliúradh na mBan’ will be a …
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First ever virtual Breast Cancer Ball raises €11,000 3 days ago

First ever virtual Breast Cancer Ball raises €11,000

By  •  News

An amazing €11,000 has been raised during a year like no other for the North West Breast Cancer Ball.

What is usually a top social event for Donegal became a …
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On the other side of the world, life is looking up 4 days ago

On the other side of the world, life is looking up

By  •  Life

As the worst wave of the Covid-19 crisis grips Donegal, life for an expat in New Zealand couldn’t be any more different.

Letterkenny native Mary Dunne is on her summer …
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Free digital skills webinar for Donegal women in business 1 week ago

Free digital skills webinar for Donegal women in business

Donegal Women in Business Network, in partnership with Google’s Digital Garage, will host a free digital skills training webinar for all women in business.

Join us online on Thursday, 21st January from 11am-12pm. Get …
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Donegal author’s murderous new book puts women in charge 1 week ago

Donegal author’s murderous new book puts women in charge

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Sharon Thompson has unveiled her fourth novel as a gripping historical mystery where women take charge and strive for power.

The Murdering Wives Club is the fourth novel from …
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Mother and Baby Homes report details women and children’s experiences in Donegal institutions 1 week ago

Mother and Baby Homes report details women and children’s experiences in Donegal institutions

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‘Castle Diaries’ from Newtowncunningham and accounts from the Stranorlar County Home in Donegal are contained in the final Mother and Baby Homes report published today.

The major report details the …
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Donegal makers invited to gain tailor-made support 2 weeks ago

Donegal makers invited to gain tailor-made support

What is Crafters of Ireland?

In a nutshell it is a support system for crafters, artists and designers in Ireland or anywhere in the world with a connection to …
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Routine breast screening delayed due to pandemic 2 weeks ago

Routine breast screening delayed due to pandemic

Local BreastCheck services have been reduced due to the large number of Covid-19 cases in communities and pressure on hospitals.

The National Screening Service has revealed that routine screening will …
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Food for Thought: Minding our bodies and minds 2 weeks ago

Food for Thought: Minding our bodies and minds

Killybegs restaurant duo Garry and Mairead Anderson are going to be helping the nation eat well with feel-good food as they feature on RTE’s Operation Transformation.

The health programme returns …
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Covid-19 puts Belarus orphanage appeal on pause 2 weeks ago

Covid-19 puts Belarus orphanage appeal on pause

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A local couple’s Belarusian orphanage appeal has been postponed for the first time in a decade due to Covid-19.

Each January, Ramelton couple Myrtle and Alan Doherty have inspired a …
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Abundance of talent in Wild Atlantic Women Donegal Hospice Show 3 weeks ago

Abundance of talent in Wild Atlantic Women Donegal Hospice Show

The Wild Atlantic Women and friends have revealed that their first online concert will be a four-hour celebration of music and creativity.

Beginning from 5.30pm this Sunday evening, the …
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Donegal woman celebrates 105th birthday with hope for 2021 3 weeks ago

Donegal woman celebrates 105th birthday with hope for 2021

By  •  Life

One of Donegal’s oldest residents is celebrating a much quieter birthday today as she turns 105 during the country’s third lockdown.

Popular Castlefinn native Ruby Druce was born on New …
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Donegal woman in showcase of female comedy writers 3 weeks ago

Donegal woman in showcase of female comedy writers

Comedy writer Anne Mulkeen-Murray is making a half-hour debut on RTE Radio 1 tonight with her production ‘You Only Live Once’.

Mulkeen-Murray grew up on the Derry/Donegal Border and went …
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Talented sisters awarded as heroes of their Parish 4 weeks ago

Talented sisters awarded as heroes of their Parish

By  •  News

Two musical sisters from Termon have been recognised as heroes of their parish in national awards announced at Knock Shrine.

Jessica and Danielle O’Flynn were announced as regional  ‘Parish Hero’ …
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Calls to Women’s Aid up by 41% since the start of pandemic 1 month ago

Calls to Women’s Aid up by 41% since the start of pandemic

By  •  News

Women’s Aid is preparing a further increase in demand for help this Christmas period. The frontline support service has revealed that its 24hr National Freephone Helpline (1800341900) responded to 41% …
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New children’s film shining a light on grief 1 month ago

New children’s film shining a light on grief

A group of talented creatives from Letterkenny is behind a new, uplifting children’s film about grief which premieres across seven TV platforms on the darkest day of the year, the …
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Great gifts to be found at Flynn’s 1 month ago

Great gifts to be found at Flynn’s

Flynn’s Pharmacies in Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh have Christmas gifting all wrapped up with a large range of gifts for all.

This week at Flynn’s you’ll find luxurious gift sets, top …
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Watch: Meet the Donegal woman with a winter wonderland of wreaths 1 month ago

Watch: Meet the Donegal woman with a winter wonderland of wreaths

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Glenties woman Paula Roarty is helping people enjoy a fabulous festive feeling at home with her Bows & Wreaths.

The creative Christmas lover has reopened her pop-up …
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Donegal author’s haunting novel is a perfect page-turner for winter 1 month ago

Donegal author’s haunting novel is a perfect page-turner for winter

By  •  Life

Critically acclaimed author Sharon Thompson’s new novel has emerged as a “haunting page-turner” that has become a bestseller on Amazon this week.

The Quiet Truth, out now, follow’s Sharon’s successful …
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Ciara’s on the road to success in Australia 1 month ago

Ciara’s on the road to success in Australia

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A young Donegal woman has picked up the Traffic Controller of the Year award for her outstanding work in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Ciara Griffin, from Mountcharles, is living …
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Inspirational exercisers take on one-of-a-kind challenge to step into Christmas 1 month ago

Inspirational exercisers take on one-of-a-kind challenge to step into Christmas

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The No Barriers Foundation in Donegal is stepping into Christmas with a Walkathon fundraiser.

The Letterkenny-based non-profit organisation breaks down barriers to rehabilitation and exercise for people with disabilities in …
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Letterkenny women deliver festive feeling to hospital and homes 2 months ago

Letterkenny women deliver festive feeling to hospital and homes

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A team of creative and caring women have delivered some goodwill to Letterkenny University Hospital and local health facilities in the form of beautiful Christmas wreaths.

Today, the traditional day …
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Student nurses going the extra mile for charity 2 months ago

Student nurses going the extra mile for charity

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Student nurses from Donegal are among an inspirational class hosting a ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ for people facing homelessness this Christmas.

Meabh Keys and Hannah O’Donnell from Letterkenny are in their …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing sweep up RSVP Hair Awards 2 months ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing sweep up RSVP Hair Awards

By  •  Hair

For the 6th Year running Patrick Gildea Hairdressing has been awarded “The Best Hair Salon in Ulster” by Ireland’s leading Celebrity Magazine RSVP. The timing could not be better; not …
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Donegal woman wins National Volunteer Award 2 months ago

Donegal woman wins National Volunteer Award

By  •  News

The seeds of success were sown when Ballyshannon local Maureen Keenaghan started a community garden in her town – and that has now bloomed into a national accolade!

Maureen Keenaghan …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing: We deserve to feel good! 2 months ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing: We deserve to feel good!

By  •  Hair

There’s a lovely feeling in Patrick Gildea Hairdressing this week – Christmas music softly plays on the speakers, but above the tunes I could hear little comments from guests.

“It’s …
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Let’s continue to shop local and #BuyDonegal this Christmas 2 months ago

Let’s continue to shop local and #BuyDonegal this Christmas

With the easing of Government restrictions, Donegal County Council’s Cathaoirleach is encouraging shoppers across Donegal to shop local as part of a new ‘Buy Donegal December campaign’.

Building on the …
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National award for heroic young woman who saved family at sea 2 months ago

National award for heroic young woman who saved family at sea

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A DONEGAL woman who rescued a father and three daughters from the water at Portsalon has been honoured for her bravery.

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Donegal women team up to share ‘Perspectives on Women’s Health’ 2 months ago

Donegal women team up to share ‘Perspectives on Women’s Health’

The Donegal Women in Business Network is launching a new Perspectives Series, beginning with a FREE event on Wednesday, 9th December 2020.

Four members of the network have come together to …
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Donegal speakers to deliver free wellbeing talks online 2 months ago

Donegal speakers to deliver free wellbeing talks online

Donegal County Council has teamed up with Mental Health Ireland to host a series of talks on the Five Ways to Wellbeing during tough times.

These online talks, as …
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Taralouise McCaughey: Making social media work for you! 2 months ago

Taralouise McCaughey: Making social media work for you!

Social media – we can love it or loathe it, but Taralouise McCaughey loves to take social struggles off your hands.

The Bundoran based consultant is more in-demand than ever …
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Rushe to Raise… coming to a sitting room near you! 2 months ago

Rushe to Raise… coming to a sitting room near you!

It’s that time of year again. The Rushe to Raise festive film fundraiser is back!

Everything might be different this year, but local couple Maria & Emmet Rushe of Rushe …
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Online Dyspraxia Awareness Week to benefit parents and teachers 2 months ago

Online Dyspraxia Awareness Week to benefit parents and teachers

Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and will mark this special occasion by launching Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland Awareness Week 2020 on the 22nd November.

As a part of Awareness …
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Donegal woman scoops €40,000 Telly Bingo prize… after missing the all-important show! 2 months ago

Donegal woman scoops €40,000 Telly Bingo prize… after missing the all-important show!

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A Donegal woman who won €40,014 on the National Lottery Telly Bingo TV game show last October has revealed she rushed home following a dentist appointment after she learned that …
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Special schoolgirl starts season of hope in Letterkenny 2 months ago

Special schoolgirl starts season of hope in Letterkenny

A brave schoolgirl was the ‘star’ of the show as she turned on the first Christmas light in Letterkenny this evening. 

Kalize McGuigan, who will be nine-years-old tomorrow, switched on …
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One of Donegal’s top chefs launches cooking classes to help take your skills to the next level 2 months ago

One of Donegal’s top chefs launches cooking classes to help take your skills to the next level

By  •  Life

If all this time at home is making your want to cook better and impress with delicious bakes – Donegal Chef Brian McDermott is here to help.

The celebrity chef …
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Scenic photo to snap up vital funds for breast cancer research 2 months ago

Scenic photo to snap up vital funds for breast cancer research

A stunning photo of Glenveagh National Park is set to be the sole item for auction at this year’s virtual North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball.

The 11th annual North …
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Exciting collaboration makes waves at Fanad Lighthouse 3 months ago

Exciting collaboration makes waves at Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Lighthouse has teamed up with Donegal designer Fiona Herbst to create an original and exclusive collection of jewellery featuring the iconic landmark. 

The collection uses colour and form to …
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Donegal singer makes the charts with Christian music 3 months ago

Donegal singer makes the charts with Christian music

A Donegal singer is making waves across the pond by coming 3rd place in the UK Christian Music Charts for her original song ‘You Reign.’ 

Caroline Crawford, who lives close …
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Sinead Black on song as Glór Tíre returns 3 months ago

Sinead Black on song as Glór Tíre returns

Letterkenny singer Sinead Black is excited to bring live music back to people’s homes when she returns to TG4’s Glór Tíre.

The country talent competition resumes next Tuesday 10th November …
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Muff Liquor Co. raises a toast to new whiskey 3 months ago

Muff Liquor Co. raises a toast to new whiskey

By  •  Life

The Muff Liquor Company has released a brand new offering for your drinks cabinet – just in time for Christmas.

The Inishowen company unveiled their Muff Irish Whiskey today, but …
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Donegal women show that sustainability is a stylish step forward 3 months ago

Donegal women show that sustainability is a stylish step forward

Fashion doesn’t have to cost the earth, and each of us can make a difference to our planet – that’s the message from two Donegal businesswomen who are teaming up …
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North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball goes virtual 3 months ago

North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball goes virtual

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The 2020 North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball event has been cancelled, but rest assured the charity spirit will continue in a virtual form.

The annual event has long been …
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Donegal ‘needs to stand proud’ as local design leads the way in WOOL Showcase 3 months ago

Donegal ‘needs to stand proud’ as local design leads the way in WOOL Showcase

An upcoming art showcase is set to be a very good yarn for Donegal as the county’s rich knitting heritage comes to the fore.

Donegal designers make up almost half …
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‘Donegal, much missed!’ Sarah Jessica Parker shares special snaps from family holidays 3 months ago

‘Donegal, much missed!’ Sarah Jessica Parker shares special snaps from family holidays

Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed that she is missing her holiday home in Co. Donegal.

The Sex and the City star gave fans a rare insight into family breaks in …
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Search on for Donegal EuroMillions winner before time runs out 3 months ago

Search on for Donegal EuroMillions winner before time runs out

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The National Lottery has called on players in one particular area of Donegal to check their EuroMillions tickets as a prize from Friday 28th August remains unclaimed.

And hurry, because …
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Donegal couple to bring light to the darkness as charity display returns 3 months ago

Donegal couple to bring light to the darkness as charity display returns

Kerrykeel couple Michael and Mary Whoriskey are promising to brighten up our Christmas with the return of their famous lights display.

Every year, the Whoriskeys of Gortcally in Kerrykeel transform …
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Young Donegal designer has bags of talent 3 months ago

Young Donegal designer has bags of talent

Orla O’Hagan, aged 24, is already feeling the positive impact of ‘Shop Local’ campaigns as orders come in for Christmas 2020. Her handmade leather bags and accessories are stylish gifts …
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Donegal sisters have heartbreaking reaction to restrictions on Gogglebox 3 months ago

Donegal sisters have heartbreaking reaction to restrictions on Gogglebox

Donegal’s Gogglebox Ireland stars Barbara and Janet’s had a devastating reaction to the government’s visiting ban in their last feature on the Virgin Media Show.

Ardara-based sisters Barbara Frost and …
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