Love Donegal

Love Donegal

This is my homeland, the place I was born in / No matter where I go it's in my soul / My feet may wander a thousand places / But my heart will lead me back home to my Donegal.

(Daniel O'Donnell, Home to Donegal lyrics)

Image of children watching
watching - Image courtesy of Taryn Gleeson
Image of writing about why someone loves Donegal
Inspiration
Image of Errigal taken from the Gweedore road
Errigal - Image courtesy of Emma Russell
Knockamany
Knockamany overlooking Isle of Doagh Image Courtesy of Aideen Doherty
The Bridal Path ~Glenveagh National Park Image Courtesy Joe Shaw
Faherna Cottage Courtesy of Margaret Lafferty
Dolphins in Donegal - Image courtesy of John Rafferty
Swans - Image courtesy of John Rafferty
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Image of the painting West End Village

Born on Tory Island in 1887, James Dixon was an Irish artist and landscape painter.  He spent most of his life on the island as a fisherman and farmer, rarely leaving at all.  Unusually he began painting at quite an old age.  He began to become known when he was at the ripe old age of 72, after... Read more.

Organisation

photo of Jane Austen

When Jane Austen’s niece Anna, attempted to become a writer like her aunt, she was given two pieces of advice. One was to keep to two or three families in a country village, and the other was to avoid writing about Ireland: ‘You know nothing of the manners there,’ she was told. Austen could... Read more.

Place

Fort Dunree courtesy of Peter Blake

Donegal County Council welcomes the recent announcement by An Taisce that 12 beaches and 2 marinas in the county are receiving Blue Flags.  As a result Donegal now tops the charts as the county with the most Blue Flags for 2020.  In addition 4 other beaches will also receive Green Coast awards... Read more.

Article

Donegal's First Couple

Daniel and Majella

Daniel O’ Donnell and Majella McLennan (Roche) married on the 4th November 2002 at the picture postcard setting of St. Mary's church, Kincasslagh. Local curate at the time, Fr Pat Ward, and the broadcaster Fr Brian D'Arcy officiated at the wedding. Speaking to local television after the ceremony... Read more.

Project

Local Enterprise Office Donegal recently launched a new website showcasing successful businesses that it has supported across the county. The website, entitled “Donegal Stories”, features success stories from businesses of all shapes and sizes – from Carndonagh to Bundoran – operating across a... Read more.