Active Donegal

Sam Maguire Cup returns to Donegal in 2012!
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Foyle Rowing Club - Image courtesy of Brid McGinley
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Hillwalking - Image courtesy of Robert Meir
Beach Time - Image courtesy of Jeremy Howard
Image courtesy of Iain Miller Unique Ascent

Active Donegal

Donegal caters for every active interest whether its family fun, team sports or solo adventuring. Over land, accross mountains and on the sea, the options are vast. 

Spread your wings & soar. Donegal has so much to offer.

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Patsy Gallacher was born on the 16th March 1891 in the small town of Ramelton, Co. Donegal.  At 3 years old, his family moved to Glasgow, Scotland where he played for the school’s team at Redeemer Primary School.  Patsy held the position of captain for the team and tended to most of its... Read more.

Organisation

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The GAA plays a pivotal role in bringing people together not only in Ireland but worldwide.  Many people from Doengal watched Donegal win the All Ireland Final from all parts of the world with pride in September 2012.  While there are hundreds of GAA clubs abroad there are five clubs that have... Read more.

Place

John Farren with Jon Mahoney BIBA & others after a round of golf at Ballyliffen Golf Club

Donegal Diaspora Project hosted an Economic Seminar in May 2014 and Ballyliffin Golf Club established contact with with Ann Burke Vice President Economic Development Council of Western MA, Jon Mahoney Boston Irish Business Association and Tim Murray Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

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Article

Jason Black - To Everest and Back!

Jason black holding the Donegal flag in front of the Donegal Diaspora Logo

In May of 2013 Letterkenny businessman Jason Black became the first Donegal person to reach the summit of Everest. For Jason, reaching the highest point in the world was the culmination of a dream he had for many years. Eighty people were granted permission this year to climb the north ridge of... Read more.

Project

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 mediums and locations as you will find in the rest of... Read more.