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Nominations now open for 2017 - Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award

Tip O'Neill Monument Buncrana
Tip O'Neill Monument Buncrana

Donegal County Council is delighted to announce the official opening of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards nomination process for 2017.

Here in Donegal we are very proud of our strong connections with the wider global family across the world through the broader Donegal Diaspora project.  The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award is another mechanism to honour members of our diaspora who have contributed to their new communities... Read more.


Donegal Person of the Year Stephen Mc Cahill pictured with Chairperson of the Donegal Association Dublin.

Stephen McCahill, a native of Glenties, has been named Donegal Person of the Year for 2016. The announcement was held in The Black Door Piano Bar on Harcourt Street in Dublin on Friday, 20th of January much to the delight of the large crowd in... Read more.

Image of windswept woman

Moira Ní Ghallachóir of mng.ie, a bilingual company which is working to develop and promote tourism in Donegal tells us her story.

Name of your business and description of what you do.

mng is a tourism enterprise,... Read more.


Lloyds Signal Tower Malin Head

This is Ireland’s most northerly building on the mainland. It was named ‘Banba’ after the mythological patron goddess of Ireland. It was built by the British in 1805 as a Napoleonic lookout tower to help defend against a possible French invasion... Read more.

Joe Mullholland at The Laurels Cottage

Saving an Important Literary Landmark in Donegal

Late last summer when Brian Friel was seriously ill, I thought about, not only the days and nights I had enjoyed in the playwright's company in Glenties at the MacGill Summer School which... Read more.