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Small local businesses invited to feature on the Late Late 4 days ago

Small local businesses invited to feature on the Late Late

The Late Late Show is calling on small Irish businesses to join a special ‘Shop Local’ episode in November.

On November 6th, the chat show is going big on local business …
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Wild Fuschia creator has the recipe for brilliant baking gifts 4 days ago

Wild Fuschia creator has the recipe for brilliant baking gifts

If you know an aspiring baker, or if you simply love the smell of fresh breads in the oven, Wild Fuschia Bakehouse has the ingredients you need for a great …
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Let’s talk business – with FitPink founder Jenni Timony 2 weeks ago

Let’s talk business – with FitPink founder Jenni Timony

Ahead of National Women’s Enterprise Day tomorrow, Donegal Woman caught up with Jenni Timony of FitPink Fitness, who has been selected as a Leading Light for #NWED by Local Enterprise …
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‘I am so proud of the role that nurses and midwives have played during the pandemic’ – New INMO President 2 weeks ago

‘I am so proud of the role that nurses and midwives have played during the pandemic’ – New INMO President

Arranmore native Karen McGowan has been elected President of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

McGowan, an advanced nurse practitioner in Beaumont Hospital, takes over the role from outgoing INMO …
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National Women’s Enterprise Day goes online with ‘Stronger Together’ message 2 weeks ago

National Women’s Enterprise Day goes online with ‘Stronger Together’ message

National Women’s Enterprise Day is going online this Wednesday, October 14th with a packed programme of free virtual events.

Well-known local and national entrepreneurs will feature in expert workshops, panel …
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Careers: How to get over the biggest blockers 2 weeks ago

Careers: How to get over the biggest blockers

We have all been there.

You daydream for just a moment envisioning where you would like your career to go and where you would like to see yourself in …
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TV feature draws back the curtain on new La Maison studio 3 weeks ago

TV feature draws back the curtain on new La Maison studio

The creative and resilient team at La Maison in Letterkenny will be showcasing their new interior design studio on a brand new documentary tonight.

‘Ireland’s New Normal With Tommy Bowe’ …
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Niamh’s business of building connections 1 month ago

Niamh’s business of building connections

Niamh Donoghue from Letterkenny has worked in the fast-paced marketing worlds of San Francisco and London. But she used her time at home in Donegal during lockdown to establish a …
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Donegal women taste success with foodie start-ups 2 months ago

Donegal women taste success with foodie start-ups

Two budding foodie entrepreneurs from Donegal have gained places on the hugely successful Food Academy programme, which supports early stage food and drink producers and small food businesses.

Established in …
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Donegal shines in Irish Made finals 2 months ago

Donegal shines in Irish Made finals

Donegal is very well-represented in this year’s Irish Made Awards – the annual competition by Irish Country Magazine highlighting the best creative businesses and makers across the country.

Local entrepreneurs …
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Donegal Women in Business host online masterclass on business stories 2 months ago

Donegal Women in Business host online masterclass on business stories

Donegal Women in Business Network are delighted to present their next event as part of their Online Masterclass series – this time with a focus on Story. Everyone is welcome to …
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Free programme to help Donegal women find employment 2 months ago

Free programme to help Donegal women find employment

Are you unemployed?

Looking to personally develop move into employment now or in the future?

WISE may be for you.

WISE (Women’s Integration, Skills & Employment) is a free programme open to women …
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Women in Business lay plans for a positive year 3 months ago

Women in Business lay plans for a positive year

After the upheaval of Covid-19, the future looks very bright for the Donegal Women in Business Network.

The committee held their first planning day with new president Jo Daly to …
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‘Made Local’ campaign shines a light on Donegal designers 3 months ago

‘Made Local’ campaign shines a light on Donegal designers

A new campaign has been launched to boost Ireland’s craft and design industry this year.

Craft makers and retailers are facing unprecedented challenges with a drop in international tourism in …
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Jo Daly elected President of Donegal Women in Business Network 3 months ago

Jo Daly elected President of Donegal Women in Business Network

Donegal Town businesswoman Jo Daly has been announced as the new President of the Donegal Women in Business Network.

The non-profit network celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2020. While the …
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Learn how to master Instagram with marketing specialist Marie Shields 4 months ago

Learn how to master Instagram with marketing specialist Marie Shields

The Donegal Women in Business Network is launching a new online Masterclass series for members – starting next week with a focus on Instagram.

Marie Shields, the Donegal-based founder …
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Careers: It’s NEVER too late to start something new 4 months ago

Careers: It’s NEVER too late to start something new

Attention! Attention! 

It’s never too late to try something new or to re-discover an old passion of yours.

It’s never too late to make changes, big or small, to your …
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Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown 4 months ago

Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown

While hairdressers around the country are preparing to reopen, one Donegal woman is getting ready to replace her laptop and screen with scissors and masks. 

Breda Doherty, who runs Hairdos …
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Careers: How to be perceived as reliable at work 5 months ago

Careers: How to be perceived as reliable at work

People inherently value reliability. We want it and we expect it. When we get it, we trust it and it gradually becomes invaluable. 

Reliable people forge deeper relationships, receive better …
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Careers: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? 5 months ago

Careers: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

Deirdre Mulhern is a Career Coach based in Donegal

June is here and the summertime has officially landed. This month will mark the half-way point of the year. June for …
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Lost your job due to Covid-19: Now what? 5 months ago

Lost your job due to Covid-19: Now what?

It’s 2020. You had big plans for this brand new year set out in your glossy new journal. You were finally content in your secure job.

And out of …
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Women in business seize opportunities from crisis in successful webinar 5 months ago

Women in business seize opportunities from crisis in successful webinar

The Donegal Women in Business Network adapted to the ‘new normal’ of networking for a successful online event today. 

Collaborating with LYIT DICE Labs, the network brought more than 100 …
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North West entrepreneurs invited to join Empower Programme for women 5 months ago

North West entrepreneurs invited to join Empower Programme for women

The Empower Programme is a new programme for start-ups targeted at female entrepreneurs from the West and North West of Ireland.

This programme addresses specific challenges that hinder females and …
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Donegal women line up to share entrepreneurial stories from lockdown 5 months ago

Donegal women line up to share entrepreneurial stories from lockdown

LYIT DICE labs and Donegal Women in Business have teamed up to present an exciting and innovative Webinar: Building Resilience through the Entrepreneurial Mindset on Monday 25th May at 11am.


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Leading consultant to help Letterkenny retailers restart during Covid-19 5 months ago

Leading consultant to help Letterkenny retailers restart during Covid-19

By  •  Business

Retailers who are planning to reopen in the coming weeks are being invited to join a free online seminar series with leading retail consultant Miriam Simon.

Miriam Simon of Partnering Talent …
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Idyllic France awaits for Deirdre’s new business adventure 5 months ago

Idyllic France awaits for Deirdre’s new business adventure

Donegal hoteliers Deirdre McGlone and Marc Gysling have fallen for a new business venture.

It was love at first sight on Valentine’s Day, celebrating their wedding anniversary, when they were …
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Former midwife Moira swaps spirits for sanitiser production 6 months ago

Former midwife Moira swaps spirits for sanitiser production

By  •  Business

Donegal based distiller and former midwife Moira Doherty has switched gears in her business to join the national effort to fight COVID-19.

Sliabh Liag Distillers in Carrick, owned by husband …
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The colourful little Donegal brand that’s brightening ‘quardrobes’ everywhere 7 months ago

The colourful little Donegal brand that’s brightening ‘quardrobes’ everywhere

Stay Hopeful, Be Kind, Be Positive and Love Your Planet are some of the phrases that define the mood of All Things Fiona-Lily.

Founded by Ballyshannon eco-cafe owner Fiona McIntyre, …
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Good food, delivered with love 7 months ago

Good food, delivered with love

By  •  Business

It’s business as usual for a Letterkenny food delivery company as they cater to their foodie customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloria Seasons meal deliveries are lending a helping hand …
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Needs Must! How teacher Karen Murphy is embracing online communication 7 months ago

Needs Must! How teacher Karen Murphy is embracing online communication

A Donegal speech and drama teacher is taking a novel approach to communicating with students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Karen Murphy has this week launched virtual classes to work with …
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Events: Celebrating all things local with the Donegal Women in Business Network 8 months ago

Events: Celebrating all things local with the Donegal Women in Business Network

All businesses start somewhere – and local foundations and local communities are at the heart of so many Donegal enterprises.

The Donegal Women in Business Network (DWBN) placed a special …
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Big smiles for Donegal dentist manager after major awards success 8 months ago

Big smiles for Donegal dentist manager after major awards success

Blueapple Dental Care in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh have plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend. 

Managed by Killybegs woman Sinead Doogan, they have just walked away with 4 top awards …
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Donegal woman’s fitness company making moves nationally 8 months ago

Donegal woman’s fitness company making moves nationally

Sarah Gillespie is a woman on a mission – and Ireland is taking note.

As the CEO and founder of RINKA – one of Ireland’s leading children’s fitness providers – …
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A cafe with no takeaway cups or waste? For Fiona, it’s simple! 8 months ago

A cafe with no takeaway cups or waste? For Fiona, it’s simple!

At Simply Green, you won’t find takeaway coffee cups, plastic lids or lunchboxes, because the focus is on reusing and recycling.

This cafe makes eco-cafe culture, well, simple for customers.


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Events: Donegal Women in Business study skills in selling online 9 months ago

Events: Donegal Women in Business study skills in selling online

The world of direct marketing and selling online is a place of great opportunities but also of great complications and regulations.

Mastering the legalities, etiquette and numbers of online business …
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Events: Health and wealth with the Donegal Women in Business Network 9 months ago

Events: Health and wealth with the Donegal Women in Business Network

Donegal Women in Business Network members are starting their New Year on a healthy note after placing a special focus on financial and mental wellbeing at an event on Thursday …
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Ambitious Aoibhín (16) is baking a business for herself 10 months ago

Ambitious Aoibhín (16) is baking a business for herself

Aoibhín O’Dea, from outside Gweedore, is only 16 but for the past two years she has been trading in her own bakery business called Cácaí Aoibhín.

Aoibhín’s cakes and bakes …
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Donegal woman delivers Christmas care gifts to cancer patients 10 months ago

Donegal woman delivers Christmas care gifts to cancer patients

Dunkineely businesswoman Mary Deeny shared some Christmas goodwill this month after a thoughtful fundraising drive.

Mary, who has her own Forever Living business, recently put 10% of her sales towards …
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Events: A celebratory Christmas lunch for Donegal Women in Business 11 months ago

Events: A celebratory Christmas lunch for Donegal Women in Business

The beautiful surrounds of Rockhill House Estate was the setting for a very festive Christmas lunch hosted by the Donegal Women in Business Network on Tuesday.

Members and guests …
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Creative Paula has Christmas gifting all wrapped up 11 months ago

Creative Paula has Christmas gifting all wrapped up

When most people are only thinking about putting up their Christmas decorations this week, one Donegal woman has been immersed in glitter, ribbons, and bows for months!

Paula Roarty from …
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Five Donegal designers impress in the US 11 months ago

Five Donegal designers impress in the US

Five Donegal designer-makers showcased their incredible creative talents in Philadelphia last weekend when they took part in the gala ‘Straight out of Ireland’ event organised by the Irish Immigration Centre.


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Events: AGM marks a new chapter for the Donegal Women in Business Network 11 months ago

Events: AGM marks a new chapter for the Donegal Women in Business Network

What a year 2019 has been for the Donegal Women in Business Network. In their 20th anniversary, the network has held many successful celebrations, looked back in appreciation of the …
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Leitir woman presented with NI Women in Business Award 12 months ago

Leitir woman presented with NI Women in Business Award

By  •  Business

‘Leitir woman’ Anne Donaghy has won the Outstanding Management and Leadership award at this year’s Northern Ireland Women in Business Awards.

The region’s top businesswomen were celebrated for their achievements …
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Get That Trend founder urges Donegal businesswomen to go for growth 12 months ago

Get That Trend founder urges Donegal businesswomen to go for growth

By  •  Business

Donegal boutique owner Anne Colgan from Get That Trend is calling on Donegal’s entrepreneurs to apply for the next cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme.


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Events: Driving Instructor Angela Ward celebrates 15 years on the road 12 months ago

Events: Driving Instructor Angela Ward celebrates 15 years on the road

Angela was in the driving seat for a change last night when she hosted an information event alongside Kelly’s Toyota Letterkenny and the Donegal Women in Business Network.

In the …
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Angela Ward to share her business drive at event with Kelly’s Toyota 12 months ago

Angela Ward to share her business drive at event with Kelly’s Toyota

By  •  Business

The Donegal Women in Business Network will be talking all things cars at their next event in association with Kelly’s Toyota.Donegal driving instructor Angela Ward is celebrating her 15th anniversary …
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Events: Donegal women with business ideas urged to take action 12 months ago

Events: Donegal women with business ideas urged to take action

The Local Enterprise Office in Donegal is calling for more female entrepreneurs and telling female-led businesses in the county to have the ambition to grow globally.

Key motivational messages …
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Eight Donegal women awarded place on ambitious ACORNS programme 1 year ago

Eight Donegal women awarded place on ambitious ACORNS programme

An exciting six months lie ahead for the eight successful Donegal entrepreneurs who have earned a coveted place on the ACORNS initiative for women-led start-up businesses.

The businesswomen all battled …
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Knitwear designer Edel MacBride to feature on Nationwide 1 year ago

Knitwear designer Edel MacBride to feature on Nationwide

One of Donegal’s best-known figures in knitting will be featured on RTE’s Nationwide tonight in celebration of National Women in Enterprise Day.

Knitwear Designer Edel MacBride, who is based in …
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Events: Women in Enterprise Day celebrations with the Donegal Business Network 1 year ago

Events: Women in Enterprise Day celebrations with the Donegal Business Network

Inspirational and hard-working women in business were celebrated at a special event hosted by the Donegal Business Network.

The local business group had issued an open invite to female business …
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