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NW is the gateway to UK and EU markets, US investors told

Delegates on the cross border Trade & Investment Mission to Philadelphia & Boston 2019 representing the Northwest
Delegates on the cross border Trade & Investment Mission to Philadelphia & Boston 2019 representing the Northwest

The North West region’s unique strategic cross border location with a foothold in both EU and the UK and its pipeline of talent was the key message shared with potential investors in both Philadelphia and Boston last week as part of the Ireland North West trade delegation that travelled to the US.  

A number of focused engagements with industry specialists, FDI executives and venture capitalists took place throughout the week in... Read more.

Project

Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards Gala Ceremony 2019

Four honoured with Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award

There was a packed house in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Friday September 27th 2019 as four notable members of the diaspora were honoured with the 2019 Tip O’Neill Irish... Read more.

Delegates on the cross border Trade & Investment Mission to Philadelphia & Boston 2019 representing the Northwest

The North West region’s unique strategic cross border location with a foothold in both EU and the UK and its pipeline of talent was the key message shared with potential investors in both Philadelphia and Boston last week as part of the Ireland... Read more.

There can be little doubt that one of the reasons the Irish Diaspora is so strong on a global level, is that the people of Ireland have always been able to see and embrace new opportunities. But many may not be aware of the exciting educational... Read more.

Patrick Keeney - Green Golf Travel

From Diaspora Member to Donegal Based Business Owner – The GGT Story

Whats the Craic?

After about 6 months of living in Brighton I had become pretty good friends with the English lad... Read more.

Four notable members of the diaspora to receive the 2019 Tip O’Neill Award

Four notable members of the diaspora to receive the 2019 Tip O’Neill Award

The 2019 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award recipients were unveiled by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Nicholas Crossan.

The... Read more.

Donegal Person of Year 2018 - Jason Black

Jason Black has been selected as Donegal Person of the year 2018! Jason was a well known and popular business owner in Letterkenny, before his profile rose as the first Donegal person to complete a successful ascent of Mount Everest. Since that... Read more.

Image of windswept woman

Moira Ní Ghallachóir of mng.ie, a bilingual company which is working to develop and promote tourism in Donegal tells us her story.

Name of your business and description of what you do.

mng is a tourism enterprise,... Read more.

Place

Lloyds Signal Tower Malin Head

This is Ireland’s most northerly building on the mainland. It was named ‘Banba’ after the mythological patron goddess of Ireland. It was built by the British in 1805 as a Napoleonic lookout tower to help defend against a possible French invasion... 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.