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Summer Holidays at Home in Donegal

Sally Kane & her family
Sally Kane & her family

Donegal was a great place to grow up.  I lived just a couple of miles outside Carndonagh in the town land of Cregnahorna.  When I finished school I worked as a manager in the Ballyliffin Hotel.  I really enjoyed working in the hospitality business and loved meeting the guests from all over the world.  A few of the girls I worked with were talking about applying for the Morrison visa, and I thought it seemed like an exciting opportunity... Read more.

Project

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As part of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Scotland, at Edinburgh, a Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies is a pivotal part of understanding the legacy of migration from Scotland. The Scottish Centre for... Read more.

MassDiGI, based at Becker College, was established in 2011 after innovative cooperation among government, industry and academic circles with the purpose of furthering the development of the innovation economy and gaming industry.

In 2015... Read more.

Place

Ian & Team at Lottie Dolls

In 2014 Donegal Diaspora covered Ian Harkin’s business journey with Lottie Dolls and his return to Donegal to create a base for Lottie in the Co Lab, Letterkenny. The move for CEO, and MD of the award winning an innovative doll brand, Ian Harkin... Read more.

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The Donegal Library and Archive Service is a first point of call for anyone wishing to learn about life in the county – past and present.  This rich resource comprises books, maps, photographs, archives, microfilms, newspapers, original documents... Read more.