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Cancer Patient Majella O’ Donnell Shaves Her Head on the Late Late Show

late-lateWhat an inspirational woman Majella O’ Donnell, wife of Daniel O’ Donnell who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Breast Cancer. Majella shaved her head on Friday nights Late Late Show to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

We know how tough it is to go through cancer and to shave your head on national television is a brave and courageous thing to do. She is a true testament to other women who are going through the same thing, that they are not alone and the effect hair loss can have on a women.

Viewers of the show were invited to make donations through the website but a surge of traffic caused it to crash several times last night. These problems have since been rectified and the site is now fully operational.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to support Majella’s Pink Appeal for the Irish Cancer Society you can still do so. You can callSave 1850 60 60 60, text “Pink” to 50300 to donate €4 or visit

The level of your support was unprecedented. So far Majella’s appeal has raised €400k to support our free services for women affected by breast cancer and to fund research into better ways to diagnose and treat breast cancer.

2013 FAB Waterford Women in Business Awards

Today we attended the annual FAB Waterford Women in Business Awards in Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford . We are delighted and thrilled to be nominated as a finalist in the Best New Business Enterprise.

It is great to be recognised in this way. We love what we do at Wigworld, whether it is wigs for cancer patients or hairpieces for thinning hair or giving advice and support.

Out of a shortlist of 27 businesses nine business-women in the city were honoured today at the prestigious ceremony which was opened by the Mayor of Waterford, Cllr Jim D’Arcy, hosted by former MTV and RTE presenter Emma Ledden and sponsored by Waterford City Enterprise Board, commenting on the awards, Lynda Lawton, Chairperson of FAB Waterford said: “I’m delighted to see such a high standard of entries this year, the best we’ve ever had. It was a tough decision for the judges. All the category winners and finalists are all very deserving of their awards and we hope they bring them continued success for many years to come.”

The awards were run as part of FAB Waterford It was set up to offer support to business women in the city and county. FAB Waterford is currently open to new membership, if you would like to join see

Joyce O'Carroll, Wigworld, Anne Doyle, WRH (Cystic Fybrosis), Tetyana Zhemerdyey, Glorius Sushi, & Claire McAlister, Workhouse Studios, at the annual FAB Waterford Women in Business Awards on Friday, 17th May, 2013 in Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford.
(L-R); Joyce O’ Carroll -Wigworld, Ann Doyle- WRH (Cystic Fybrosis), Tetyana Zhemerdyed- Glorious Sushi, Claire Mc Alister- Workhouse Studios.





Welcome to Wigworld, specialists in medical related hair loss

Wigworld is the crown jewel in the Wig & Alternative Hair industry in Ireland. We are one the leading wig suppliers in Ireland. Our priority is to help our clients look good and feel better on their hair loss journey. Our goal is to provide the best quality wigs, hairpieces, accessories and headwear and a quality service to women, men and children. We specialize in wigs and hairpieces for cancer patients, alopecia and thinning hair. We are based in Waterford but look after clients throughout the South East of Ireland and beyond.

We provide a full service from consultation, fitting, styling, aftercare and maintenance, pre and post hair loss. We offer a selection of wigs and hairpieces in ready to wear or custom made in synthetic and human hair in a wide range of colours and up to the minute styles and trends. We will provide you with all the information you need to make a decision on style, hair type, colour and cape construction. Our aim is to make your hair loss experience as easy as possible. We also offer a service whereby our clients can come back to us and have their wig washed and styled.

Wigworld is owned and run by Joyce O’ Carroll , she is a qualified hairdresser and certified wig technician . She has also successfully completed FECTAC level  5 Healthcare Support. From her own personal experience of hair loss she offers this very unique service. Joyce has a wealth of knowledge, skills and understanding and travels regularly for training to see what’s new in the industry and what will benefit her clients. She is the voluntary Wig & Hair advisor at the Look Good Feel Better programme which is run by the Irish Cancer society in WRH. She has also been invited to be guest speaker in Co Waterford VEC, Waterford Careers Association and various community groups, which she truly enjoys doing.

Each week we will be sharing advice, tips, stories and what’s new in the Wig & Hair industry. If they is anything you would like us to write about you can contact us  in a private and confidential manner.