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

General Martin E Dempsey in uniform

General Martin E. Dempsey (B. Jersey City, USA 1952) While Irish people may not have heard of General Dempsey, this notable member of our Diaspora was a household name in the US.   He was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking military officer in the United States.  Previous... Read more.

Organisation

Image of Donegal Councillors with Donegal Association NY on St. Patrick's Day

There are many networks and associations that have played a major role in the lives of the Donegal diaspora in New York and right accross the USA. However, for over a hundred years, the New York Donegal Association has been integral in the support and connection of our people abroad.  

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Place

black and white image of sign for Commodore John Barry Irish Club

The Society of Commodore John Barry, USN (aka The Irish Center) aims to support programs and activities in the Delaware Valley (includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware) which celebrate and promote Irish art, culture, and heritage. The centre has created a welcoming atmosphere to both... Read more.

Article

Donegal’s Tunnel Tigers

Black and white image of a man in a dimly lit underground train tunnel

The Donegal Tigers are a group of young north-west Donegal men who travel the world constructing tunnels. They worked in the 1940s and 1950s on the subways of New York, Britain and elsewhere to dig the tunnels that provided important infrastructure. The 1990s saw them work on the Channel Tunnel... Read more.

Project

Chris Matthews and his wife Kathleen Matthews receiving the 2016 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award

Donegal County Council is delighted to announce the official opening of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards nomination process for 2017.

Here in Donegal we are very proud of our strong connections with the wider global family across the world through the broader Donegal Diaspora project... Read more.