Invest Donegal

Invest Donegal

Donegal provides ideal opportunities for investors to expand their market potential. The region has excellent transport links, ample low-cost space, and highly skilled workers.

A high-capacity cable network will allow you to realise your dream no matter where you do business.

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On Location in Inishowen - Image courtesy of Jonathan Hession
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IDA Donegal
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Killybegs Fishing Port
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Local Produce
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Profile

The fascinating story of Donegal's most famous chain begins with Patrick (or Paddy) “The Cope” Gallagher, the shops founder. Born in 1873 in Cleendra, in the west Donegal parish of Templecrone, Paddy began his work life as a farm labourer at a young age. He then, like many others at the time,... Read more.

Organisation

Inishowen Co-op

The Co-op Movement

In 1889, Ireland’s first co-operatives were established in Doneraile, Co. Cork and the first co-operative creamery was opened in Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick. Adopting the Danish Co-operative Model, the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd. (later... Read more.

Place

Seaweed growing is one of the Irish west coast’s primary industries. One of the more traditional forms of Irish industry, seaweed harvesting has been practiced for at least 50 years and is heavily associated with the west coast of Ireland.

In January 2001 Rosaria Piseri, an algologist of... Read more.

Article

The Next Big Thing!

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Born and raised in Carndonagh, Dermot Doherty attended Saint Patrick Boys National School and Carndonagh Community School before moving to undertake a degree in Business and Legal studies at University College Dublin. Following this Dermot then attended the University of Ulster Magee where he... Read more.

Project

Marguerite Cox

The story of Marguerite Cox, whose ambitions and career flourished when she returned home to Donegal

“I use to watch the monks from Ards Friary walk past my window as I trained IT operators in India from my home office. It was a juxtaposition that reflected my... Read more.