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Congressman Boyle celebrates his Donegal links

The county colours on their way to Congress

Congressman Brendan Boyle celebrated his close Donegal links when he spoke at a reception held in honour of the Boyle family at the Public Services Centre in Donegal Town last week.

The reception, organised by Donegal County Council, was held to honour their links with their ancestral home, Glencolmcille and the Boyle family success in the political scene in the US.

Mr Boyle (38) was elected in a Democratic stronghold... Read more.

Project

Enterprise Ireland launches new Competitive Start Fund aimed at overseas entrepreneurs and the Irish Diaspora.

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and the Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD,... Read more.

Image of huge hand sculpture in front of a building

Founded in Ireland by business, political and education leaders, The Irish American Partnership aims to organize Irish American support on behalf of job creation, education and economic development in Ireland. In addition, the Partnership... Read more.

Place

Alcohol Factory

In 1936 the Irish Department of Industry & Commerce created civil service jobs when they constructed five alcohol factories in Ireland, Saorstát Alcohol Factories (1935-1937). Two factories were located in Donegal at Carndonagh &... Read more.

Image of Ardara town centre

Ardara, one of the five designated heritage towns in Donegal, is situated in the beautiful south west region of Donegal.  Close by is the Owenea River, where the salmon and trout fishing is widely regarded as one of the best in the country.  Just... Read more.