A Cheery Christmas Evening For Donegal Women in Business Network

Great to see the continued support from Donegal Women. Rachel McLaughlin attended the event, and in a few words, she managed to capture the essence of the night. Have a read below to find out about our evening, and make sure to join her Facebook page Donegal Women.



A cheery Christmas evening for Donegal Women in Business

The Donegal Women in Business Network were in the festive spirit this evening for a fun end-of-year Christmas party. The virtual set-up didn’t stop us donning our festive wear to party with members all over the county and beyond.


Dee Byrne from Sliabh Liag Distillers got the festivities going with a live cocktail demonstration using Donegal’s own An Dulaman Gin and Assaranca Vodka. The expert demo was followed by a great round of goodwill. Guests won a fantastic range of spot prizes, kindly sponsored by members, while DWIBN PRO Evelyn Mc Glynn personally ensured that no guest left empty handed with a generous offering of her services at Evelyn Mc Marketing.


As with every Donegal Women in Business Network event, there were plenty of opportunities for networking… only this time, the introductions were made with Santa hats on!


The Donegal Women in Business Network enjoyed some exciting developments in 2021 – its 22nd year. The group was delighted to welcome a new network facilitator, Caitriona Sinnott, in September. Caitriona is already well-settled into her role, and has been busy meeting members and advancing the network through an enhanced partnership with the Local Enterprise Office.


The network has some more big changes, some great and some bittersweet, coming up in 2022. Stay tuned to their page for announcements.

To find out more about Donegal Women in Business Network, to become a member, or to welcome Caitriona, visit www.donegalwomeninbusiness.com,  or join the conversation on their social media Facebook and Instagram pages.



We would  like to congratulate Lisa Breslin of Imagine Lab, Nikki Curran of  Career Clinic and Sinead Smyth of Inishowen Art Retreat and Studio who are taking part in the Acorns programme which has been designed to support early stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland.


A word of congratulations also goes to Áine Conaghan who has completed the Ambition Programme.  This is a pre-accelerator programme run by Donegal Local Enterprise Office which focuses on early stage female entrepreneurs. We wish Áine every success in the future.  It was great to see them there on the night!!


Thanks to all the businesses who sponsored prizes on the night.  Anne Conlon from All About Sales, Angela Ward from Angela Ward School of Motoring, The Central Hotel & Leisure Club Donegal, Sherrie Scott sponsored a Quantum Biomagnetic Treatment,Inishowen Art Retreat and Studio, Stella Boutique, Quay West Restaurant Donegal Town, Jo Daly – President of Donegal Women in Business Network, Ireland By Bike, Jacinta Callaghan Art and The Abbey Hotel.