North West and Donegal edition August 2018

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Letter from the Editor


Kim Kelly
Managing Editor

There were celebrations last month as Local Women columnist Paddy McGurgan opened a new Make Up Pro Store in Foyleside Shopping Centre.

Make up lovers and fashionistas were out in force as Paddy and his team hosted a launch party at the chic new store where the top make up brands are sold.

Love Island’s Jessica Rose was in attendance for the official launch the next day, to the delight of all the teenage fans of the show (ok, ok, I watch it too) who queued to get a picture with her.

Here at Local Women we are thrilled for Paddy and wish him every success for the future.

This month we are delighted to bring you a touch of celebrity to the magazine with two of our favourite home-grown talents featured. First up Maureen Coleman caught up with Derry Girls star Jamie Lee O’Donnell who is back in town this month to perform at The Foyle Arts Centre.

And staying on a Derry Girls theme, Leona O’Neill met with Saoirse Monica Jackson who was back home to work with charity HURT. The story behind this amazing group is incredible and the work they are doing to help those with addictions in our community is awe inspiring.

Read about how Sadie O’Neill set up the charity after the death of her son Tony and you cannot fail to be moved.

And Sadie is just one of the many amazing women featured in your favourite magazine this month. It seems there are heroes all across the city and county and we are delighted to highlight their achievements.

If you would like to see someone featured in Local Women simply get in touch at

Until next month,


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Glenavon House Hotel


Makeup Pro Store


Henry's Tiles and Bathrooms


Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel and Spa


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