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Nominations Now Open For Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards 2021

Tom O' Neill addresses the Tip O' Neill Awards Ceremony
Tom O' Neill addresses the Tip O' Neill Awards Ceremony

In spite of the challenges posed by the global pandemic, Donegal County Council is continuing to celebrate and forge links with the Irish Diaspora with a unique awards ceremony which takes place in Donegal every year. The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards nomination process is now open for 2021. The awards recognise groups or individuals that have excelled in their field, while honouring their contribution to Ireland and its Diaspora.... Read more.


There can be little doubt that one of the reasons the Irish Diaspora is so strong on a global level, is that the people of Ireland have always been able to see and embrace new opportunities. But many may not be aware of the exciting educational... Read more.

John & Una Mc Daid pictured with their children Brian, twins Joe & Jack and Cassie



For first and second-generation Irish people living in America, educating their children in Ireland may seem like a... Read more.

Digitally connecting with the global Donegal Diaspora

Covid may have kept us apart this year, but the connections amongst our Diaspora are stronger than ever thanks to the digital age. In the midst of Covid19, conversations with the global Donegal Diaspora continued with technology providing new... Read more.

When Ireland went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 containment measures announced by the government in March, it quickly became apparent that some business sectors required specific training to enable them to either continue operating or prepare... Read more.

St. Colmcille's Chapel, Gartan

Colmcille 1500 Grant Scheme

A new grants scheme as part of the Colmcille 1500 commemorations is now open for applications until 3.00pm on Friday 19th February 2021.

Colmcille 1500... Read more.


Share the love for Donegal this Xmas

Christmas will be a little different this year and maybe those loved ones migth not be able to get home. So why not send them some of those iconic Donegal Vista’s which are featured in this charity book?Donegal’s Atlantic Way is a unique... Read more.

City dwellers looking to Donegal as their new business destination

Estate agents in Donegal are receiving more and more calls from businesses and individuals based in Dublin looking to move to Donegal in light of the ongoing challenges and strains of city living that have become even more pronounced now during... Read more.

Inch Fort

Since the beginning of the year, Donegal County Museum has been working with the community of Inch, to create a virtual museum exhibition that explores this beautiful island’s extraordinary heritage. We’ve heard yarns of fairy forts, fishermen’s... Read more.