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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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Gaoth Dobhair woman tells the special story behind her wedding dress 6 months ago

Gaoth Dobhair woman tells the special story behind her wedding dress

A Donegal woman is set to feature in a stylish new TV show about wedding dresses.

Anne McFadden (nee Doherty) from Gaoth Dobhair will tell her story of her special gown …
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Tickets out now for Northwest Breast Cancer Charity Ball with exciting guest lineup 6 months ago

Tickets out now for Northwest Breast Cancer Charity Ball with exciting guest lineup

The annual Northwest Breast Cancer Charity Ball returns on Friday 1st December 2023, building on the success of the previously sold out 2022 event.

The organisers are thrilled to …
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Brighdin Carr announces Celtic and Folk concert for Donegal Hospice 6 months ago

Brighdin Carr announces Celtic and Folk concert for Donegal Hospice

Letterkenny musician Brighdin Carr has announced a special evening of songs and story in aid of Donegal Hospice.

Fresh from performing at Margo’s concert in the Mount Errigal last week, …
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Donegal businesswoman to represent UK and Ireland on the global stage 6 months ago

Donegal businesswoman to represent UK and Ireland on the global stage

A Donegal businesswoman has been selected by the International Association of Convention Centres to be a Future Shaper in 2024, representing the UK and Ireland on a global stage.

Ciara …
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Young Donegal songstress wins Ireland’s Junior Eurovision Contest 7 months ago

Young Donegal songstress wins Ireland’s Junior Eurovision Contest

Young Donegal singer Jessica McKean is to represent Ireland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

The ten-year-old from St Johnston sang her heart out to get to the final …
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Fittest Family mum Lisa inspires community with Pink Run and Walk 7 months ago

Fittest Family mum Lisa inspires community with Pink Run and Walk

Letterkenny mum Lisa Gallagher is calling on people to put their best foot forward in a fun run for cancer care services this October.

Letterkenny Pink Run & Walk takes …
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Lough Eske Castle scoops prestigious Top 10 ranking for sixth year running 7 months ago

Lough Eske Castle scoops prestigious Top 10 ranking for sixth year running

Lough Eske Castle is once again recognised in the Top 10 Hotels in Ireland by Condé Nast Traveler.

The travel magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 sees Lough Eske Castle …
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Donegal choir inspires at the Aviva 7 months ago

Donegal choir inspires at the Aviva

Cancer survivors from Donegal sang loud and proud at Ireland’s first National Relay for Life event on Friday evening.

It was a special evening for the Donegal Survivors Choir who …
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Get Ready to Save Big: McElhinneys’ Home Value event is here! 7 months ago

Get Ready to Save Big: McElhinneys’ Home Value event is here!

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Secure some amazing deals this week in McElhinneys’ Annual Home Value Event. With unmissable discounts online & in-store, shopping couldn’t be easier!

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Geraldine Mullan launches Amelia’s flight of HOPE to mark beloved daughter’s birthday 7 months ago

Geraldine Mullan launches Amelia’s flight of HOPE to mark beloved daughter’s birthday

By  •  News

A big dream has taken flight for Moville woman Geraldine Mullan. 

This October, Geraldine will pilot a unique event at the Mullan Hope Centre in honour of her late daughter …
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Couple says ‘I Do’ at dreamy Donegal location 7 months ago

Couple says ‘I Do’ at dreamy Donegal location

A Donegal beach provided the perfect backdrop for a special wedding celebration last week.

Sun, sea and Silkie Whiskey was the order of the day for UK couple Georgina Guest …
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Hope shines through in art exhibition by Donegal Rape Crisis Centre 7 months ago

Hope shines through in art exhibition by Donegal Rape Crisis Centre

By  •  News

An art exhibition filled with strength and light was launched this week by clients of the Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre.

The centre’s second annual exhibition opened at …
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Maria McCormack delves into matters of the heart for second album 7 months ago

Maria McCormack delves into matters of the heart for second album

Letterkenny singer/songwriterMaria McCormack is showcasing her many styles of music once more in a new album ‘Matters of the Heart’. 

Maria’s second album was originally born before Covid, and crowdfunded …
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Gallery: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing celebrates newly qualified stylists 7 months ago

Gallery: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing celebrates newly qualified stylists

By  •  Hair

Proud moments were shared at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing this week to celebrate the graduation of new stylists Bronagh Willoughby and Megan Carson.

The theme of the evening was …
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Young artists create strong message in new Rathmullan mural 7 months ago

Young artists create strong message in new Rathmullan mural

By  •  News

A stunning new mural designed by young people has been unveiled in Rathmullan.

The mural, called “Time’s Running Out”, was created entirely by volunteers, including contributions from young artists aged …
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Jennifer Doherty reaches new heights after Ireland’s 7 Summits challenge 7 months ago

Jennifer Doherty reaches new heights after Ireland’s 7 Summits challenge

By  •  News

Buncrana woman Jennifer Doherty is moving mountains again after becoming the first blind person to conquer the Ireland 7 Summits Hiking Challenge.

Jennifer, who was born blind, climbed Ireland’s seven …
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Sisters shave for a cause! 7 months ago

Sisters shave for a cause!

By  •  Life

It was hair today gone tomorrow for Fahan woman Tanya Burnett as she made an incredible act of solidarity with her sister who is undergoing cancer treatment.

Tanya braved the …
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#LoveDonegal day promoting Donegal to the world 7 months ago

#LoveDonegal day promoting Donegal to the world

By  •  News

Donegal is already trending online in the first hours of #LoveDonegal day.

The annual campaign is back this Thursday to promote Donegal to millions across the …
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Huge local support for Donegal doctor in pageant final 8 months ago

Huge local support for Donegal doctor in pageant final

Letterkenny University Hospital staff are cheering on their friend and colleague as she competes in the Miss/Mrs Africa UK competition.

Dineo Moiloa-Murphy, a native of South Africa, is taking to …
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Gallery: Sunshine and smiles at the Donegal Camino 8 months ago

Gallery: Sunshine and smiles at the Donegal Camino

The sun is smiling down on an incredible group of volunteers taking part in the third charity Donegal Camino this week.

I was delighted to get the chance to join …
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Donegal author delves into housing issues in hopeful picture book 8 months ago

Donegal author delves into housing issues in hopeful picture book

By  •  Kids

Donegal-based author Isla McGuckin is set to launch a brand-new picturebook, April’s Garden, which explores life for children in temporary housing.

The children’s book has been described as a sensitively-told …
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Amazing Margaret’s half-marathon run raises €1,650 for MS supports 8 months ago

Amazing Margaret’s half-marathon run raises €1,650 for MS supports

By  •  News

Letterkenny runner Margaret Coyle has once again demonstrated her passion for charity by completing the Donegal Half Marathon in aid of the Donegal branch of MS Ireland.

Margaret crossed the …
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Experiencing the Ultimate Hair Repair with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 8 months ago

Experiencing the Ultimate Hair Repair with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

By  •  Hair

It’s been a brilliant August for the team Patrick Gildea Hairdressing!

The Letterkenny salon is celebrating being crowned Best Salon in Ulster 2023 in the RSVP Magazine Awards. Talented …
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Donegal duo’s wild idea blooms into beautiful book 8 months ago

Donegal duo’s wild idea blooms into beautiful book

By  •  Life

Two creative entrepreneurs from Ramelton have teamed up to create a book about friendship with nature.

Wild Things, by Laura Buchanan and Hannah Gallagher, celebrates the plants that grow in …
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Tanya’s head shave to support brave sister’s cancer battle 8 months ago

Tanya’s head shave to support brave sister’s cancer battle

Fahan woman Tanya Burnett has been inspired to brave the shave this September in solidarity with her sister’s cancer battle.

Lisa Gallagher from Letterkenny was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier …
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Donegal adventures ahead in new series from Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee 8 months ago

Donegal adventures ahead in new series from Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee

Adventures in Donegal will feature in a brand new comedy series from the writer and creator of Derry Girls, Lisa McGee.

The new comedy thriller, How To Get To Heaven …
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‘Shooting star’ Amy amazes at the Rose of Tralee 8 months ago

‘Shooting star’ Amy amazes at the Rose of Tralee

Letterkenny’s Amy Gillen did both London and Donegal proud at the Rose of Tralee opening night last night.

The award-winning flautist and music teacher, who is the London Rose, was …
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Hollywood stars enjoy summer adventures in Donegal 8 months ago

Hollywood stars enjoy summer adventures in Donegal

Featured photos: Instagram @zoeydeutch

US Actors Zoey Deutch and Jimmy Tatro surprised their Irish followers this week when they took a trip to some of Donegal’s most scenic locations.

Deutch, …
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Heather from the hills helps Donegal woman win Best Dressed at Sligo Races 8 months ago

Heather from the hills helps Donegal woman win Best Dressed at Sligo Races

Creative Bruckless woman Ingrid Proberkaite was crowned the Best Dressed at Ladies’ Day at the Sligo Races this week.

Ingrid plucked the inspiration for her outfit from the countryside – …
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HER Outdoors Week invites Donegal women to enjoy the great outdoors 9 months ago

HER Outdoors Week invites Donegal women to enjoy the great outdoors

Fourteen events have been organised at eight locations across the county by Donegal Sports Partnership as part of HER Outdoors Week which takes place from Monday, August 14th to Sunday, …
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Get ready to paint the town at Kym’s Kolour Fun Run! 9 months ago

Get ready to paint the town at Kym’s Kolour Fun Run!

Ballybofey will be brightened by a rainbow of colour this Sunday as Kym’s Kolour Fun Run makes a welcome return.

The fundraiser is back and bigger than ever this year, …
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Donegal fashionista is a finalist in ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ at the Galway races 9 months ago

Donegal fashionista is a finalist in ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ at the Galway races

Falcarragh woman Aoibheann McMonagle one of five Finalists in this year’s ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ sponsored by Athlone Towncentre at the Galway Races. 

Aoibheann, who loves to step out in …
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Amazing Lisa braves the shave for Cancer Care West! 9 months ago

Amazing Lisa braves the shave for Cancer Care West!

By  •  News

Inspirational Letterkenny woman Lisa Gallagher is sporting a brand new look after shaving her head for charity.

Lisa, who is undergoing cancer treatment, decided to turn her hair loss into …
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‘Fittest Family’ mum Lisa to brave a head shave while confronting cancer 9 months ago

‘Fittest Family’ mum Lisa to brave a head shave while confronting cancer

Letterkenny mum Lisa Gallagher is taking on her biggest challenge yet – a charity head shave.

The fundraiser, which takes place this Wednesday, is Lisa’s way of facing cancer head-on.


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Supporting Mary’s Meals is a walk in the park! 9 months ago

Supporting Mary’s Meals is a walk in the park!

People of all ages are invited to a community walk in Letterkenny Town Park next week ahead of the annual ‘Walk to Knock’.

This year’s Mary’s Meals Sponsored Walk from …
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Spuds, Sea and Sauvignon… Sarah Jessica Parker shares dream Donegal holiday 9 months ago

Spuds, Sea and Sauvignon… Sarah Jessica Parker shares dream Donegal holiday

And Just Like That…. Sarah Jessica Parker has her millions of followers falling in love with Donegal again!

The Hollywood actress had another idyllic holiday at her ‘home from home’ …
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Free IVF treatment to be launched in September 9 months ago

Free IVF treatment to be launched in September

Publicly-funded fertility treatments are to be launched in Ireland this September, with up to 3,000 couples to benefit each year.

People will be entitled to one full cycle of IVF …
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Mallow Mia! A sweet new experience arrives in Donegal 9 months ago

Mallow Mia! A sweet new experience arrives in Donegal

By  •  Food

A new marshmallow-making workshop has opened Donegal, much to the delight of those with a sweet tooth.

The Mallow Mia experience in Newtowncunningham is perfect for birthday parties, Hen parties …
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Killybegs Coast Guard celebrates first female coxswain 9 months ago

Killybegs Coast Guard celebrates first female coxswain

By  •  News

Saturday was a proud day for the Killybegs Coast Guard station as two members have been promoted to the role of lifeboat coxswains.

Following rigorous training and assessment, Conor O’Donoghue …
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‘It’s unsafe, stressful, and scary’ – Miss Earth Ireland highlights Mica torment 9 months ago

‘It’s unsafe, stressful, and scary’ – Miss Earth Ireland highlights Mica torment

By  •  News

Donegal beauty queen Layla Doherty has opened up about the fears and struggles of living in a defective concrete block home.

Layla, from Ballyliffin, is among the thousands of people …
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Letterkenny doctor raising funds for Mary’s Meals on Miss/Mrs Africa pageant journey 9 months ago

Letterkenny doctor raising funds for Mary’s Meals on Miss/Mrs Africa pageant journey

By  •  Life

A Letterkenny based A&E doctor is training for a 240km ‘Walk to Knock’ to raise funds for Marys Meals Ireland.

Dineo Moiloa-Murphy, a native of South Africa, is a finalist …
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Exciting programme unveiled for Mary from Dungloe Festival 2023 9 months ago

Exciting programme unveiled for Mary from Dungloe Festival 2023

Donegal’s most enchanting festival is back on 29th July!

The Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival is returning to Dungloe in County Donegal with another programme built to cater for …
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Relief as lost dog Ronnie reunited with family after six-day search 9 months ago

Relief as lost dog Ronnie reunited with family after six-day search

By  •  News

A Letterkenny family is overjoyed to be reunited with their beloved dog Ronnie following a six-day search.

Runaway Ronnie had a huge adventure all around the town after …
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Donegal architect wins award for stunning country cottage project 10 months ago

Donegal architect wins award for stunning country cottage project

A leading architect from Donegal has won an award in the UK for an innovative family home renovation and extension.

Brid Carr from Falcarragh is a Director at Randell Design …
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Events: Celebrations as Shandon Hotel and Spa’s aromatherapy treatments go global 10 months ago

Events: Celebrations as Shandon Hotel and Spa’s aromatherapy treatments go global

The Shandon Hotel and Spa held a special celebration today as the Shandon Organics own-brand range goes global!

The bespoke aromatherapy massage oils were invented by Eibhlín Cannon, the spa …
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What’s On: Earagail Arts Festival begins with two week packed programme! 10 months ago

What’s On: Earagail Arts Festival begins with two week packed programme!

Earagail Arts Festival’s 2023 programme kicks off this weekend with events from Tory Island, Letterkenny, Rathmullan to Culdaff and continuing for the next two weeks.

With a full programme of …
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Veronica Maguire to open new solo exhibition 10 months ago

Veronica Maguire to open new solo exhibition

Ballybofey artist Veronica Maguire is opening a solo exhibition in the Alley Theatre Strabane this week, featuring an impressive 52 paintings.

‘Captivating Art in Locations and Nature’ is a collection …
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Top Donegal nail artist dedicates award to her clients 10 months ago

Top Donegal nail artist dedicates award to her clients

Popular Donegal nail technician Vanessa Canning has nailed another national award!

The Manorcunningham woman won Best Customer Experience in the Irish Nails, Brows, Lashes Awards 2023.

Vanessa, now seven years …
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Nora’s beautiful rose garden reopens this weekend 10 months ago

Nora’s beautiful rose garden reopens this weekend

Kindhearted local woman Nora Singh welcomes visitors to enjoy her rose garden in Ballybofey for a great cause this weekend.

Nora’s garden is a gem of a rose garden in …
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Lucky Louise wins two tickets to paradise! 10 months ago

Lucky Louise wins two tickets to paradise!

By  •  News

A lucky Letterkenny woman who thought her chance at a honeymoon had sailed away has won two tickets to paradise!

Louise McCauley and her husband Patrick got married during the …
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