Welcome to the homepage of the The Donegal Diaspora Project.

Donegal ~Irish Diaspora Conference

Donegal Diaspora Project was established to reach out to the broad global community with a connection to Donegal or with an interest in some aspect of Donegal.  With this in mind and due to the huge success of the project to date we are now, as a result of connections made, inviting a number of people to come to Donegal to address a range of issues relating to 1916, the period, the legacy and the Diaspora.

Plans are well underway... Read more.


The County of Donegal in North West Ireland contains more climbable rock than the rest of Ireland combined boasting two major Irish mountain ranges, over a thousand kilometres of coastline, one hundred sea stacks and as many diverse climbing... Read more.

Marguerite Cox

The story of Marguerite Cox, whose ambitions and career flourished when she returned home to Donegal

“I use to watch the monks from Ards Friary walk past my window as I trained IT operators in India from my home... Read more.


Image of man standing on a cliff edge

There are many small Islands off the coast of Donegal although very few of them are actually inhabited year round.  They are mainly Irish speaking, being part of the Gaeltacht, but most people are bilingual, as tourism is a large economic driver... Read more.

Joe Mullholland at The Laurels Cottage

Saving an Important Literary Landmark in Donegal

Late last summer when Brian Friel was seriously ill, I thought about, not only the days and nights I had enjoyed in the playwright's company in Glenties at the MacGill Summer School which... Read more.