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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Profile

Portrait of Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997), former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), and founder and President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative (2002-2010), has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate. Born Mary... Read more.

Organisation

Flight of the Earls Monument. Rathmullan. Photo Courtesy of Michael McFadden

A hugely important part of Donegal’s history and heritage is contained in the names of its people – families such as O’Donnell, Doherty, McGinley, Gallagher, O’Neill and Sweeney.  Have you ever wondered where these names came from?  In fact, they are a direct line to our ancestry – an ancestry... Read more.

Place

Image of Raphoe Heritage Town with plaque

Raphoe is one of the five heritage towns in Donegal.  It is also known by its Irish name Ráth Bhoth which means ‘Ringfort of the Huts’.  The name is believed to have come from the huts that were built on the monastic settlement by St. Colmcille. (550AD). Raphoe is situated in the rich and... Read more.

Article

Consumers near and far help to drive the message of #BuyDonegal

Gift cards from Mara Duit

The recent #BuyDonegalWeekend or #BuyDonegal campaign as it has now become, has helped to shine a spotlight on Donegal businesses to a global audience. Over the course of #BuyDonegalWeekend the campaign website had visitors from over 40 countries who browsed through over 200 business offerings... Read more.

Project

The BASE

When Leah Fairman returned to Donegal in 2016 after nearly 20 years in London and Frankfurt she never imagined her experience of living and working abroad would be so important to her new life back home.  Leah says, ‘When I moved back from London, I didn’t have a job lined up. I purposefully... Read more.