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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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Watch: Donegal’s Caitlín puts Paul Mescal’s Irish to the test, and he passes! 1 year ago

Watch: Donegal’s Caitlín puts Paul Mescal’s Irish to the test, and he passes!

Irish actor Paul Mescal was left a little flustered by some ‘Donegal Irish’ at the BAFTAs, but he rose to the challenge with the support of TG4 presenter Caitlín Nic …
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Harvey’s Point announce wonderful Wine & Dinner Pairing Experience 1 year ago

Harvey’s Point announce wonderful Wine & Dinner Pairing Experience

Harvey’s Point in Donegal is hosting a special wine and food pairing event this week with renowned Italian winery, Zenato.

Guests will enjoy the finest food and wine pairings during …
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Megan keeps on trucking and breaking stereotypes! 1 year ago

Megan keeps on trucking and breaking stereotypes!

A young Donegal woman is paving the way in construction and inspiring others to follow her lead.

Megan Ruddy, aged 23, has had an eventful year of training as an …
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Ciara McVeigh-Lunn leading new ‘Move 2 The Beat’ initiative for over 50s 1 year ago

Ciara McVeigh-Lunn leading new ‘Move 2 The Beat’ initiative for over 50s

Letterkenny fitness instructor Ciara McVeigh-Lunn is launching a new over-50s exercise programme spearheaded by Donegal Sports Partnership and supported by the HSE.

‘Move 2 The Beat’ is a six-week programme …
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Events: Finding Your Fabulous Live coming to Donegal 1 year ago

Events: Finding Your Fabulous Live coming to Donegal

A day of inspiration and fun is promised at the ‘Finding Your Fabulous Live Event’ on Saturday 25th February at Harvey’s Point Donegal.

Hosted by award-winning interior designer and mindset …
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Nikki Bradley: Rediscovering her strength in style 1 year ago

Nikki Bradley: Rediscovering her strength in style

Photoshoot in collaboration with McElhinneys.com. Styling by Sarah Scott. Photography by Clive O Donohoe. Hair and Makeup by G&G Letterkenny.

As a recent amputee, Nikki Bradley’s journey of self-acceptance is …
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Donegal seminar aims to inspire more women to become county councillors 1 year ago

Donegal seminar aims to inspire more women to become county councillors

A seminar to promote the need for more women in politics in the North West will take place this month with former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan, Senator Eileen Flynn and Dr Edel …
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Donegal club’s ‘€50k for Fifty’ draw could cover your bills for a year! 1 year ago

Donegal club’s ‘€50k for Fifty’ draw could cover your bills for a year!

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St. Mary’s GAA Club, Convoy, is hosting an unmissable draw to raise funds for the redevelopment of their pitch and clubhouse.

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Donegal mother and daughter say Mother and Baby Home redress exclusions are ‘insult’ to survivors 1 year ago

Donegal mother and daughter say Mother and Baby Home redress exclusions are ‘insult’ to survivors

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A Donegal woman and her daughter have spoken of their shock at the limits of the Government’s redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors.

Esther Doherty from Convoy gave …
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Whoriskey’s Christmas Lights raise another amazing sum for charity 1 year ago

Whoriskey’s Christmas Lights raise another amazing sum for charity

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A kind Kerrykeel couple have managed to raise more than €10,000 for charity with their spectacular Christmas lights display.

Michael and Mary Whoriskey brightened up Christmas for us all with …
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National conference to put female farmers in the spotlight 1 year ago

National conference to put female farmers in the spotlight

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue says it’s time to put female farmers in the spotlight.

Women make up less than one third of people working on farms in Ireland today. 

Just …
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Pink Ladies cancer support group branching into Donegal 1 year ago

Pink Ladies cancer support group branching into Donegal

The Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group are hosting their first cross border event in Buncrana this Friday ahead of World Cancer Day.

The information event takes place in The Inishowen …
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Together for Creeslough: An emotional night to remember 1 year ago

Together for Creeslough: An emotional night to remember

Families left devastated by the Creeslough tragedy were tonight given the chance to thank those who fought bravely to save their loved ones at an emotional concert of hope.

Ten …
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Donegal businesses win big at Irish Wedding Awards 1 year ago

Donegal businesses win big at Irish Wedding Awards

A number of wedding suppliers from across Donegal have been crowned winners of The 5th Irish Wedding Awards 2023.

The 2023 Awards recognised exceptional specialists and suppliers that go above and …
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Women’s Day ‘flip’ to see female majority on Donegal County Council 1 year ago

Women’s Day ‘flip’ to see female majority on Donegal County Council

Donegal County Council is set to take part in a special day of awareness this March, where the roles will be reversed to have a female majority representing the county.


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Donegal supergroup joins forces for musical celebration of St. Brigid 1 year ago

Donegal supergroup joins forces for musical celebration of St. Brigid

Three members of Donegal’s Celtic-folk supergroup T with the Maggies will be making a special appearance at a musical celebration of St Brigid this weekend.

This Sunday, TG4 will air …
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Donegal Rose Katie calls on public to be brrrrrave for Special Olympics Ireland 1 year ago

Donegal Rose Katie calls on public to be brrrrrave for Special Olympics Ireland

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Donegal Rose Katie McAteer and Special Olympics Ireland are calling on swimming enthusiasts to get ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ this February 18th by participating in their ‘coolest’ fundraising event of the year!

Donegal’s Polar Plunge will take place …
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Majella O’Donnell named as a Global Hero of Hope for cancer patients 1 year ago

Majella O’Donnell named as a Global Hero of Hope for cancer patients

Breast cancer survivor Majella O’Donnell has been named as a Global Hero of Hope for Relay For Life Donegal.

Majella is a long-time supporter of the Relay for Life fundraising …
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Record-breaking 14 nominations for Irish films in this year’s Oscars 1 year ago

Record-breaking 14 nominations for Irish films in this year’s Oscars

Ireland has secured a record 14 nominations for this year’s Oscars.

The Banshees of Inisherin, An Cailín Ciúin, Aftersun and An Irish Goodbye have all gained Academy Award nods.

The …
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Women to be celebrated in Bundoran on St Brigid’s Bank Holiday weekend 1 year ago

Women to be celebrated in Bundoran on St Brigid’s Bank Holiday weekend

A brand-new festival, Féile na mBan, celebrating women in Art, History, Literature, Music and more will take place in Bundoran over the weekend of February 3rd to 6th.

Capitalising on the new St …
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Cinema release date confirmed for Donegal-set film, God’s Creatures 1 year ago

Cinema release date confirmed for Donegal-set film, God’s Creatures

New drama ‘God’s Creatures’ starring Paul Mescal and Emily Watson, which was filmed in Donegal, is to be released in Irish cinemas this March.

The critically acclaimed film was shot …
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Donegal fashion students add creative flair to Junk Kouture World final trophies 1 year ago

Donegal fashion students add creative flair to Junk Kouture World final trophies

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) fashion students are in the world spotlight this week for their creative work on the awards presented at the world finals of Junk Kouture in Abu …
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New Year New Me! Makeup courses launch this week at G&G Letterkenny 1 year ago

New Year New Me! Makeup courses launch this week at G&G Letterkenny

The hugely popular G&G salon team in Letterkenny want to pass on their beauty secrets, and you can learn from the best at their exciting new year makeup courses.

Launching …
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Rising Country star Chelsea Evans to celebrate debut album with big bash at the Shandon 1 year ago

Rising Country star Chelsea Evans to celebrate debut album with big bash at the Shandon

Up-and-coming Country star Chelsea Evans is about to make the biggest step in her career yet.

The 18-year-old Dunfanaghy girl is building up to the exciting launch of her debut …
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Letterkenny’s Leila Jane competing to represent Ireland at Eurovision 1 year ago

Letterkenny’s Leila Jane competing to represent Ireland at Eurovision

A Letterkenny artist is hoping to celebrate the feminine spirit on the Eurovision stage this summer as she competes to represent Ireland.

Leila Jane Keeney, a native of the Cathedral …
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Netflix ‘Glow Up’ appearance opens doors for Donegal makeup artist 1 year ago

Netflix ‘Glow Up’ appearance opens doors for Donegal makeup artist

A talented makeup artist from Letterkenny is having a brush with fame as he appears in a popular TV competition.

Kris Cannon is one of the creative contestants appearing on …
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Donegal student to feature in new TV series 1 year ago

Donegal student to feature in new TV series

Gaoth Dobhair woman Clodagh Ní Ghallchóir will feature in the new TG4 series, Céim Chun Cinn.

The series spends an academic year with four Irish students to give a unique …
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Donegal singer among Ireland’s Eurovision hopefuls 1 year ago

Donegal singer among Ireland’s Eurovision hopefuls

We could be seeing the return of a Donegal man to the Eurovision stage this year, as Donegal singer-songwriter ADGY has been selected as one of six acts to battle …
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Pals brave a plunge for Women’s Aid on Nollaig na mBan 1 year ago

Pals brave a plunge for Women’s Aid on Nollaig na mBan

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People from Donegal were among the thousands who took part in a cold swim fundraiser for Women’s Aid yesterday.

The Nollaig na mBan fundraiser had over 1,900 people signing up …
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Donegal girl among singletons of new series of First Dates Ireland 1 year ago

Donegal girl among singletons of new series of First Dates Ireland

A young Donegal car fanatic is hoping to accelerate her love life on RTE 2’s First Dates Ireland.

Sorcha Little, aged 25, will appear on the first episode of the …
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Letterkenny woman reads at Papal funeral 1 year ago

Letterkenny woman reads at Papal funeral

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A Letterkenny woman has had the honour of reading to a global audience at the Requiem Mass of Pope Emeritus Benedict.

Mary Maguire of the Raphoe Diocese proclaimed the second …
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Ruby rings in the New Year with 107 reasons to celebrate! 1 year ago

Ruby rings in the New Year with 107 reasons to celebrate!

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Donegal’s oldest citizen Ruby Druce rang in the New Year in style yesterday with cake, presents, and a surprise call from her favourite celebrities, Daniel and Majella O’Donnell.

Remarkable Ruby, …
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Donegal artists celebrating Women’s Christmas with special concert at Ards 1 year ago

Donegal artists celebrating Women’s Christmas with special concert at Ards

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Many of Donegal’s best-known female musicians and poets will be coming together this January 6th for Nollaig na mBan.

The Wild Atlantic Women and friends will perform their annual concert …
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An Chúirt to host three-day January Wedding Showcase 1 year ago

An Chúirt to host three-day January Wedding Showcase

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Did you get engaged this Christmas? If so the An Chúirt 3-Day Wedding Showcase taking place on January 2nd, 3rd & 4th is the perfect place to start your planning.

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Sarah Jessica Parker enjoys a very happy Christmas in Ireland 1 year ago

Sarah Jessica Parker enjoys a very happy Christmas in Ireland

Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed that she enjoyed a quiet Christmas break in Ireland.

The Sex And The City star, who has a holiday home in coastal Kilcar, enjoyed her …
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Exciting New Year ahead for Donegal’s new inclusive fashion brand 1 year ago

Exciting New Year ahead for Donegal’s new inclusive fashion brand

A Donegal-based brand has an exciting 2023 in store with the launch of a new clothing collection for people of all abilities.

ADAPTAFASHION is the brainchild of Sarah Timony from …
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An Cailín Ciúin becomes first Irish-language film to be shortlisted for an Oscar 1 year ago

An Cailín Ciúin becomes first Irish-language film to be shortlisted for an Oscar

The Irish language film industry is celebrating an historic moment after An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) was shortlisted for an Oscar for the Best International Feature Film. 

The film …
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Ruby Druce gets ready for another Christmas… and her 107th birthday! 1 year ago

Ruby Druce gets ready for another Christmas… and her 107th birthday!

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Donegal’s oldest person Ruby Duce is getting ready for yet another Christmas and another incredible birthday.

The amazing Castlefin woman, who was born on New Year’s Eve 1915, will turn …
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Inspirational Mary Whoriskey awarded for Christmas charity display 1 year ago

Inspirational Mary Whoriskey awarded for Christmas charity display

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Kerrykeel woman Mary Whoriskey has been honoured with a ‘Gala Retail Inspiration Award’ this year in recognition of her charity work.

Each December, Mary and her husband Michael turn their …
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‘Together for Creeslough’ concert tickets sell out in 12 hours 1 year ago

‘Together for Creeslough’ concert tickets sell out in 12 hours

The star-studded concert to thank those involved in the aftermath of the Creeslough tragedy is officially sold out.

Details of the New Year concert, ‘Together for Creeslough’ were announced at …
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Complete your Christmas list with one-of-a-kind gifts from Mourne Antiques & Jewellery 1 year ago

Complete your Christmas list with one-of-a-kind gifts from Mourne Antiques & Jewellery

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Tick off your Christmas gift list this season with Mourne Antiques & Jewellery Letterkenny – a store where every item has a story. 

The antique shop is stocked …
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From a magnificent ruin to a luxury hotel…  Lough Eske Castle celebrates 15th anniversary 1 year ago

From a magnificent ruin to a luxury hotel… Lough Eske Castle celebrates 15th anniversary

The team at Lough Eske Castle celebrated its 15th anniversary last night with a memorable event which included special guest Packie Bonner. 

With over 100 guests attending including Donegal Mayor …
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The Henry Girls to host festive family singalong shows in Derry 1 year ago

The Henry Girls to host festive family singalong shows in Derry

The hugely-talented Henry Girls will be getting us in the Christmas spirit next week with two matinee concerts in Derry.

The family friendly singalong shows will take place in the …
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Christmas at Cooneys: A wonderland of festive fun and gifts 1 year ago

Christmas at Cooneys: A wonderland of festive fun and gifts

It’s as busy as the North Pole at the Christmas at Cooneys shop in Letterkenny!

The popular Christmas store has fast become a destination for Christmas lovers, with people travelling …
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Stars align for Creeslough concert 1 year ago

Stars align for Creeslough concert

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A star-studded concert to thank all those involved in the aftermath of the Creeslough tragedy is to be held in Co Donegal in the New Year.

The concert, ‘Together for …
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Top awards for Donegal beauty businesses 1 year ago

Top awards for Donegal beauty businesses

Three popular Donegal beauty businesses are celebrating success at the Irish Beauty Industry Awards 2022.

The Shandon Hotel Spa, Lifford Beautician Tara McGavigan and Creative Hairdressing in Ardara all scooped …
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Donegal singer-songwriter releases uplifting Christmas single 1 year ago

Donegal singer-songwriter releases uplifting Christmas single

Rathmullan-based singer-songwriter Carol Wilson has just released an uplifting new Christmas single.

The song is called ‘Stars’ and has an atmospheric and magical feel to it. It is about someone …
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Ukrainian people say ‘thank you’ through art 1 year ago

Ukrainian people say ‘thank you’ through art

A unique set of artworks is going on display in a free exhibition opening in Letterkenny this weekend.

The special collection of works by Ukrainian artists, both amateur and professional, comes …
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Donegal women receive President’s  Distinguished Service awards 1 year ago

Donegal women receive President’s Distinguished Service awards

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Two Mountcharles women have been honoured by President Michael D. Higgins at the Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin.

Mary Ellen McGroarty, the Director of the United Nations …
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‘Ask for Angela’ campaign seeks to make dating safer in Donegal 1 year ago

‘Ask for Angela’ campaign seeks to make dating safer in Donegal

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If you’re in an uncomfortable situation on a night out, there’s now a code word you can use to get help.

Just ‘Ask for Angela’.

Gardaí in Donegal launched a …
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