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Donegal Connections - Ezine Issue 3

Donegal Connections - Donegal Diaspora Ezine - Issue 3

I am delighted to welcome you to the new issue of the Donegal Diaspora Newsletter “Donegal Connections”.

The Donegal Diaspora project was established in Donegal County Council with the aim of connecting with the Donegal Global Community wherever you may be living.

In this ezine you will find information on Tip O’Neill Award which takes place on the 20th October 2017 in Burt, County Donegal.

In addition, you will... Read more.


Official Launch of the Tip O'Neill Awards 2017

Four Diaspora ambassadors to be awarded prestigious Tip O’Neill Award

The 2017 recipients of the prestigious Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards were announced recently at a special reception in the County House in Lifford... Read more.

Homecoming of a "Chowder" Champion

A major homecoming event was staged in Kieran’s home town of Ballyliffin last night where he runs his successful business “Nancy’s Barn”

The official homecoming function was organised to mark the return of Kieran and his team who won the... 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.

Shay Given named as Donegal Person of the Year 2017

DONEGAL ASSOCIATION DUBLIN – Donegal Person of the Year Announced!

Shay ‘GIVEN’ the honour of Donegal Person of the Year

Well known sportsperson Shay Given from Lifford, has been named the Donegal... Read more.

Donegal Person of the Year 2016 pictured with the Cathaoirleach Terence Slowey, Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher and Minister Joe Mc Hugh


Stephen McCahill honoured as Donegal Person of the Year!

On Saturday night, 4th of March over five hundred people turned out to honour Stephen McCahill as the 2016 Donegal Person of the Year in the... Read more.

Donegal delight as two progress to National Finals of IBYE

Donegal will have two businesses in the National Finals of the competition for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) in March after Thomas McLaughlin of Tadáias and Ciara McGlynn from Niche Specialist Staffing Partners scooped their respective... 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.

Packie Bonner receiving his Tip O' Neill Irish Diaspora Award 2017

Donegal County Council is delighted to announce the official opening of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards nomination process for 2018.

The Awards ceremony which is held annually in Donegal, an initiative of the broader Diaspora project... Read more.


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.