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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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Last call for Miss Donegal 2022 3 months ago

Last call for Miss Donegal 2022

By  •  News

Diamonds are forever for the Miss Ireland Organisation as this year marks its 75th Jubilee of the competition with plans for the largest and most spectacular show this summer.  

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Special weekend ahead for Relay For Life 10th anniversary walk 3 months ago

Special weekend ahead for Relay For Life 10th anniversary walk

Donegal people are being invited to show their support for those affected by cancer at Relay For Life Donegal as it celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend.  

Marking this …
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Entrepreneurs in Donegal invited to join business support programme 3 months ago

Entrepreneurs in Donegal invited to join business support programme

Visa is today bringing the She’s Next Grant Programme back to Ireland to support female entrepreneurs to run, fund and grow their business. 

Funding for the She’s Next Grant Programme …
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RunDonegal Women’s 5K raises €1,300 for Donegal Domestic Violence Services 3 months ago

RunDonegal Women’s 5K raises €1,300 for Donegal Domestic Violence Services

Around €1,300 has been raised for the Donegal Domestic Violence Services through Sunday’s RunDonegal Women’s 5K hosted by Finn Valley AC.

A field of almost 100 took the starter’s gun …
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Moville’s Niamh McDermott scoops Journalist of the Year student award 3 months ago

Moville’s Niamh McDermott scoops Journalist of the Year student award

Niamh McDermott from Moville has won a Second Year Student Journalist of The Year award at the University of Salford.

Niamh, who is in her second year of broadcast journalism …
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Donegal-made drama starring Paul Mescal and Emily Watson premiering at Cannes Film Festival 3 months ago

Donegal-made drama starring Paul Mescal and Emily Watson premiering at Cannes Film Festival

An Irish feature film shot in Donegal is having its world premiere this week at the Cannes Film Festival.

God’s Creatures, starring Normal People star Paul Mescal and English actress …
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Nominations sought for Donegal Volunteer Me4u Awards 3 months ago

Nominations sought for Donegal Volunteer Me4u Awards

By  •  News

Do you know an outstanding person or group that has made a real difference in the community this past year?

Why not nominate them for the recognition they deserve in …
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Donegal Domestic Violence Service to create new safe houses with support from RunDonegal Women’s 5k 3 months ago

Donegal Domestic Violence Service to create new safe houses with support from RunDonegal Women’s 5k

The RunDonegal Women’s 5k takes place this year on Sunday next, 22nd May 2022 at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar at 11am.

The sole beneficiary this year is the …
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Sian’s delight with Aldi deal for Wild Fuschia Bakehouse 3 months ago

Sian’s delight with Aldi deal for Wild Fuschia Bakehouse

Sian McCann of the Wild Fuschia Bakehouse has secured a place for her Irish bread mixes in Aldi stores nationwide.

Sian is delighted to be participating in the ‘Grow with …
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Miss Earth finalist Kirsty does a tree-mendous good deed 3 months ago

Miss Earth finalist Kirsty does a tree-mendous good deed

By  •  Life

A Letterkenny student is putting the environment first as she competes in a beauty pageant with a difference.

Kirsty O’Donnell is one of two young Donegal women who are finalists …
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Many Donegal connections in new Irish film An Cailín Ciúin 3 months ago

Many Donegal connections in new Irish film An Cailín Ciúin

Critically acclaimed Irish film, An Cailín Ciúin / The Quiet Girl is out in cinemas across Ireland this Thursday, May 12 including Century Letterkenny. 

There are a number of connections between …
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Events: Magee Summer Social celebrates all things Donegal 3 months ago

Events: Magee Summer Social celebrates all things Donegal

A Summer Social and Shopping Evening took place at Magee of Donegal in Donegal Town yesterday to celebrate the best of Donegal style, food and heritage.

The fashion event was …
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Head shaves and hair-raising skydives to raise funds for special baby girl

By  •  News

A big-hearted group of friends and family are planning a series of fundraisers for a life-changing surgery for a special baby girl.

T.J. (Tina Joan) Needham was born with severe …
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Women waiting three months for gynaecology care at LUH 3 months ago

Women waiting three months for gynaecology care at LUH

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned of delays for people waiting for planned Gynaecology procedures.

Women in Donegal face an average wait time of 98 days for outpatient …
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Donegal family giving back to charity after brave Caitlin’s cancer journey 3 months ago

Donegal family giving back to charity after brave Caitlin’s cancer journey

A local family has organised an unmissable traditional music concert next week to give thanks to a charity close to their hearts.

The Strain family from Burnfoot are counting their …
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Donegal women urged not to miss BreastCheck appointments 3 months ago

Donegal women urged not to miss BreastCheck appointments

A local campaign group is urging Donegal women to attend their BreastCheck appointments and not miss out on vital screening.

Donegal Action for Cancer Care has shared serious concerns over …
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Donegal writer scoops National Student Media Award 3 months ago

Donegal writer scoops National Student Media Award

By  •  News

Donegal native Mairead Maguire won the Collaborative Journalism of the Year award at the Aviva Stadium last Thursday.

Mairead, who is a student at TCD, took home the first award …
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Women encouraged to wear pink for RunDonegal Women’s 5K 3 months ago

Women encouraged to wear pink for RunDonegal Women’s 5K

By  •  News

Participants in the 2022 RunDonegal Women’s 5K, which takes place on Sunday, May 22nd, at 11am, are being encouraged to wear pink, and to wear T-shirts they have from previous …
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Darkness Into Light walks to take place across Donegal this Saturday 3 months ago

Darkness Into Light walks to take place across Donegal this Saturday

Communities across Donegal are getting ready for Saturday May 7th as Pieta’s annual Darkness Into Light fundraising events return.

Darkness Into Light, proudly supported by Electric Ireland, will take place at …
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Donegal businesswoman stirring up mealtimes! 3 months ago

Donegal businesswoman stirring up mealtimes!

A local food producer has proudly secured a space for her tasty products on Supervalu shelves around Donegal.

It’s an exciting step for Sia Brown – the creator of Tasty …
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Maria Mc Cormack celebrates new starts and a new single 4 months ago

Maria Mc Cormack celebrates new starts and a new single

Letterkenny singer Maria Mc Cormack is back getting our toes tapping again with some great new music.

Her new single, ‘Girl with Good Intentions’, is out this week and it’s …
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Limitless Jennifer heads for Mt Everest Base Camp 4 months ago

Limitless Jennifer heads for Mt Everest Base Camp

By  •  News

Brave Buncrana woman Jennifer Doherty is about to take on one of the most exciting challenges of her life this week as she begins a trek to Mount Everest.

Jennifer, who …
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Five highlights from my Travel Department trip to Tenerife 4 months ago

Five highlights from my Travel Department trip to Tenerife

Over Easter, I took a guided tour to Tenerife with our partners at Travel Department. I have been seeing so many guided group holidays on offer recently that I was …
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Open casting call for extras in Liam Neeson film in Donegal 4 months ago

Open casting call for extras in Liam Neeson film in Donegal

How would you like to appear in Liam Neeson’s latest Hollywood thriller? 

Now is your chance, as an open casting call for extras takes in Killybegs this Saturday.

If successful, …
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Maria’s Ultimate Donegal Hamper raffle giving back to important charity 4 months ago

Maria’s Ultimate Donegal Hamper raffle giving back to important charity

By  •  News

A Donegal woman is running the raffle of all raffles with all prizes sourced from Donegal makers!

Maria McBrien, from Killybegs and now living in Ballybofey, has gathered more than …
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Donegal Rape Crisis Centre issues call for volunteers 4 months ago

Donegal Rape Crisis Centre issues call for volunteers

By  •  News

The Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre is launching a recruitment drive for volunteers to support clients in the community.

The voluntary organisation provides free support and a counselling …
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Local teen making a difference with mental health fundraiser 4 months ago

Local teen making a difference with mental health fundraiser

A talented teen from Derry/Donegal has written a song to raise awareness for people struggling with mental health.

Ellie-Rose Henry, a third year student at Deele College Raphoe, wrote the …
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We’re going behind bars for a good cause! 4 months ago

We’re going behind bars for a good cause!

By  •  News

I’m very excited… and VERY nervous to reveal that I will soon be an inmate for a night at the Old Lifford Courthouse.

I’m one of thirteen brave souls …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing scoops award for outstanding guest experience 4 months ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing scoops award for outstanding guest experience

By  •  Hair

The Team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are proud to announce that they have been awarded Best Hair Experience Provider- North-Western Ireland by Lux Life Magazine 2022 Health Beauty & Wellness …
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Donegal Domestic Violence Service to benefit from RunDonegal Women’s charity 5K 4 months ago

Donegal Domestic Violence Service to benefit from RunDonegal Women’s charity 5K

It’s time to get training for the 2022 RunDonegal Women’s 5K!

The Finn Valley event will be in support of the Donegal Domestic Violence Service this year, it has been …
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Sustainable fashion night to raise funds for Red Cross Ukrainian appeal 4 months ago

Sustainable fashion night to raise funds for Red Cross Ukrainian appeal

Find a ‘new’ look at a fun sustainable fashion night in Dunfanaghy this Thursday!

The showcase takes place on Thursday evening from 7 – 9 in Trinity Hall Dunfanaghy in …
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Events: Inspiring and connecting at IDP EmpowHER Inishowen 4 months ago

Events: Inspiring and connecting at IDP EmpowHER Inishowen

Last Thursday evening, over 200 women from around the Inishowen Peninsula turned out for a fabulous ‘soiree’- EmpowHER Inishowen.  Much like the glorious rays of the Inishowen sunshine that beamed …
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From Spice Girls to Nike – A Letterkenny woman puts heart and ‘sole’ into shoe design 4 months ago

From Spice Girls to Nike – A Letterkenny woman puts heart and ‘sole’ into shoe design

A young Letterkenny woman will be putting her best foot forward in her new role designing trainers for sportswear giant Nike. 

Shannon Crawford was offered her dream job this month …
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It’s all rosy with Shinefinity at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 4 months ago

It’s all rosy with Shinefinity at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing’s newest colour option – Wella Shinefinity – is all about healthy-looking hair. This semi-permanent glaze lasts up to six weeks, with radiant results and a nourished …
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Events: Glitz and glamour at Noel’s big night 4 months ago

Events: Glitz and glamour at Noel’s big night

The effervescent Donegal ambassador Noel Cunningham finally got his long-awaited ball at the weekend, and what a night it was!

Noel was awarded Donegal Person of the Year for 2019, …
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Two weeks to go until final season of Derry Girls 4 months ago

Two weeks to go until final season of Derry Girls

The much anticipated third and final series of hit comedy Derry girls will air in less than a fortnight, Channel 4 has announced.

Clare, Erin, Orla, Michelle and the wee …
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Lough Eske Castle crowned Castle Venue of the Year 2022 4 months ago

Lough Eske Castle crowned Castle Venue of the Year 2022

Donegal’s Lough Eske Castle has been crowned as Castle Venue of the Year 2022 in the weddingsonline awards.

The winners of the highly coveted weddingsonline awards 2022 were announced yesterday …
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Donegal holiday hideaways make the ‘Fab 50’ list for 2022 5 months ago

Donegal holiday hideaways make the ‘Fab 50’ list for 2022

Four extraordinary places to stay in Donegal have earned a place on an influential staycation list this year.

The Irish Independent’s ‘Fab 50’ list is a go-to guide for holidaymakers …
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Donegal Women in Business give thanks to the dynamic duo, Trish and Evelyn 5 months ago

Donegal Women in Business give thanks to the dynamic duo, Trish and Evelyn

By  •  News

The Donegal Women in Business Network has entered a new era this year, saying a fond farewell to leading members and opening their arms to new faces.

The non-profit peer …
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Powerful photography project by women in Donegal goes on exhibition 5 months ago

Powerful photography project by women in Donegal goes on exhibition

By  •  News

NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network are delighted to be bringing the Donegal femLENS exhibition to Inishowen. As a grassroots women’s organisation the Donegal Women’s Network works to advance gender equality and empower …
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Muff Liquor’s Laura Bonner shortlisted as IMAGE Entrepreneur of the Year 5 months ago

Muff Liquor’s Laura Bonner shortlisted as IMAGE Entrepreneur of the Year

Trailblazing Inishowen businesswoman Laura Bonner is “beyond honoured” to be shortlisted as Entrepreneur of the Year in this year’s IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards.

The high profile awards …
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Donegal woman to hike to Everest base camp in memory of late grandmother 5 months ago

Donegal woman to hike to Everest base camp in memory of late grandmother

By  •  News

A Donegal woman is set to embark on her journey of hiking 5000m to the Everest base camp next week in memory of her grandmother who died of Alzheimer’s.

Glenda …
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A taste of the Chef Academy at LYIT Killybegs 5 months ago

A taste of the Chef Academy at LYIT Killybegs

By  •  Food

Chef Academy at Killybegs campus, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), is delighted to announce the reopening of the fully serviced Millennium Room Training Restaurant.

With innovative menus that change weekly …
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Donegal charity draw giving away a family holiday worth €2,500! 5 months ago

Donegal charity draw giving away a family holiday worth €2,500!

A luxury family holiday is up for grabs in an exciting raffle supporting three Donegal charities – The No Barriers Foundation, Donegal Branch for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus and the …
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Events: The Orchard introduces new cocktail bar, Theo’s 5 months ago

Events: The Orchard introduces new cocktail bar, Theo’s

A stylish new cocktail bar and restaurant is opening in Letterkenny just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Theo’s is a modern new cocktail bar and terrace restaurant at the …
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Spoil your mum with something special from Stevens Jewellers 5 months ago

Spoil your mum with something special from Stevens Jewellers

Looking for a gift to make your mum smile this Mother’s Day? Stevens Jewellers in Letterkenny have dazzling new collections to do just that.

Mums don’t spoil themselves enough, so …
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Countdown on to join female sports leadership programme “Beyond 20X20” 5 months ago

Countdown on to join female sports leadership programme “Beyond 20X20”

The deadline is fast-approaching for registration for Donegal Sports Partnership’s Leadership Programme “Beyond 20X20”.

The eight-week programme has been developed to support females already involved in or interested in getting …
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Ciara Doherty back behind the desk of The Tonight Show 5 months ago

Ciara Doherty back behind the desk of The Tonight Show

Donegal presenter Ciara Doherty makes a welcome return to ‘The Tonight Show’ tonight at 10pm on Virgin Media One.

The Letterkenny woman has been on an extended maternity leave after …
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Events: She Said Club shines a light on self-care at the Shandon 5 months ago

Events: She Said Club shines a light on self-care at the Shandon

What a night we had at the She Said Club at the Shandon Hotel last night! The ‘Nourish to Flourish’ event was a bumper mix of fun, friendship and sharing. …
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Rilion Gracie: Giving women personal power through self-defence 5 months ago

Rilion Gracie: Giving women personal power through self-defence

In recent months, I’ve noticed a much greater awareness of self-defence courses, particularly for women. The shocking attacks on women in various places around Ireland have understandably sparked a heightened …
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