This is Donegal

This is Donegal

Take the fourth largest county in Ireland. Mix with 13 stunning blue-flag beaches, a vibrant cultural tradition & thriving business opportunities.

Add rich heritage, outdoor activities and fine guinness in traditional bars. County Donegal - a recipe for magic.

Glenveagh Castle & National Park
Image of the Famine Wall at Binnion Hill
Binnion Hill - Image courtesy of Andy McInroy
Image of Mount Errigal and the Poison Glen
Poison Glen - Image courtesy of Máirtín MacCrábhagáin
Image of walk at Ards forest Park
Ards Forest Park - Image courtesy of Sally Murphy
spring time
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Isaac Butt monument Stranorlar

Isaac Butt ~ Father of Home Rule

Isaac Butt regarded as the founder of the Home Rule movement in Ireland, was born in Glenfin, Co. Donegal, on the 6th of September, 1813.  Isaac was educated at the Royal School in Raphoe, Co. Donegal and Middleton College, Co. Cork.  He... Read more.

Organisation

photo of popular broadcaster Shaun Doherty, Highland Radio

It’s not that long ago that Irish people abroad had to try to track down an Irish paper if they wanted news from home, and speaking with loved ones often involved long, complicated arrangements to place telephone calls through international operators.

The idea of being able to listen to... Read more.

Place

Image of Ballyshannon from the water

Ballyshannon meaning "The Mouth of Seannachs ford" is stiuated at the mouth of the River Erne in south Donegal.  The river Erne that flows through Ballyshannon marks the southern boundary of historic Tir Chonaill.  Sites dating back to Neolithic times have been excavated in and around the town... Read more.

Article

A Message From The Chief Executive

Seamus Neely, County Manager

As Chief Executive I am glad to welcome you to the Donegal Diaspora website. This website is a means of our reaching out to and connecting with our broad Donegal Diaspora in all parts of the world. The Donegal Diaspora Project has been established to reach out to this broad community for mutual... Read more.

Project

Image of front cover of book

This  atlas consists of around ninety articles from over fifty contributors covering a wide range of topics that are central to the cultural and natural heritage of Donegal. While the county has received a considerable degree of attention from historians and archaeologists in the past, there has... Read more.