Welcome to the homepage of the The Donegal Diaspora Project.

Murphy of Ireland – Part of Donegal’s Past, Present and Future

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MurphyofIreland.com offer a wide range of Irish clothing including Donegal Handwoven Tweeds, Aran Sweaters, Irish Linen, and Traditional Grandfather Shirts and Nightshirts, all of which are sourced in Donegal.

Margaret Murphy opened her drapery business on Ballybofey’s Main Street in 1939. Specialising in Donegal Tweed and Irish Linen, she quickly established a loyal international clientele. 75 years later, her grandsons, Paul... Read more.


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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.


Image of front of Ionad Cois Locha

Located on the shores of Dunlewey Loch in the Poisoned Glen of Gweedore, Ionad Cois Locha is a popular visitors centre, a real jewel in a magical place, steeped in history. Founded as a heritage centre and run by local people,it is a restored two... 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.