Global Donegal

Global Donegal

There are Donegal people in every walk of life and corner of the world. Whether you do business in Tokyo or live in America, where you come from is part of who you are. 

Make the connection, stay connected. 

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Golden Bridges Awards 2012
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Anthony O'Callaghan & Cllr. Dessie Larkin
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Fanad Lighthouse - Image courtesy of Martin Flemming
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Tip O'Neill Monument, Buncrana
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Profile

Burt Castle

Born in Castlehill, Burt on June 9TH 1867 to Pat McLaughlin and his wife Catherine, Joseph was baptised at Burt Chapel on June 23rd, 1867. Joseph’s father worked locally as a labourer with the Swilly Railway. The young Joseph attended nearby Carrowen National School and like many of his... Read more.

Organisation

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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... Read more.

Place

Tip O'Neill Monument Buncrana

T.P. O’Neill (1912-1994) Irish American Politician (1926-1987) & Speaker (Leader) of the American House of Representatives (1977-1987)

For 10 years Tip O’Neill was, as Speaker of the American House of Representatives, the 3rd most powerful politician... Read more.

Article

Tip O'Neill Award Recipient 2014 Senator Therese Murray

Senator Therese Murray is set to receive the Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Award 2014 on the weekend of the 12th September in Inishowen, Donegal. Senator Murray has proven herself to be a worthy recipient by carving out a very successful career in the predominantly male world of, not just American... Read more.

Project

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What did our ancestors take from home when they emigrated?  Donegal County Council and the Donegal County Heritage Forum have joined with The Heritage Council to find out more about what Donegal people took with them when they emigrated to various parts of the World throughout the centuries.... Read more.