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Donegal Connections - Ezine Issue 5

Donegal Connections - Donegal Diaspora Ezine - Issue 5

A Chairde,

I am delighted to welcome you to the first edition of the 2018 Donegal Diaspora ezine “Donegal Connections” which continues to go from strength to strength since its initiation in 2017.

A new year brings new and inspiring stories from Donegal including exciting job opportunities, stories about why you might consider studying at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology to investment opportunities in a Donegal... Read more.


Shay Given - 2017 Donegal Person of the Year

Shay Given Honoured as Donegal Person of the Year! On Saturday night, 21st of April almost five hundred guests turned out to honour Shay Given as the 2017 Donegal Person of the Year in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. The event which had originally... Read more.

Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Awards 2018

Three Diaspora ambassadors to be awarded prestigious Tip O’Neill Award

The Homes of Donegal Fundraising Committee that raised a huge amount of money to help victims of the devastating flooding in the Inishowen peninsula... Read more.

Local businesses invited to sign up for US trade opportunity

Local companies with their sights set on the US market have the opportunity to sign up for two cross-border trade mission trips taking in both Boston and Philadelphia this coming June and November.

The Ireland North West Trade Missions,... Read more.

Homecoming of a "Chowder" Champion

A major homecoming event was staged in Kieran’s home town of Ballyliffin last night where he runs his successful business “Nancy’s Barn”

The official homecoming function was organised to mark the return of Kieran and his team who won the... Read more.

Patrick Keeney - Green Golf Travel

From Diaspora Member to Donegal Based Business Owner – The GGT Story

Whats the Craic?

After about 6 months of living in Brighton I had become pretty good friends with the English lad... Read more.

Donegal Person of the Year 2016 pictured with the Cathaoirleach Terence Slowey, Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher and Minister Joe Mc Hugh


Stephen McCahill honoured as Donegal Person of the Year!

On Saturday night, 4th of March over five hundred people turned out to honour Stephen McCahill as the 2016 Donegal Person of the Year in the... Read more.

Calling The Donegal Scottish Diaspora

Some 70 million people around the world claim to have Irish roots and many of them enjoy tracing those roots while holidaying in the home country each year.   Many more of our fellow country men and women have left for pastures new in recent... Read more.

Donegal delight as two progress to National Finals of IBYE

Donegal will have two businesses in the National Finals of the competition for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) in March after Thomas McLaughlin of Tadáias and Ciara McGlynn from Niche Specialist Staffing Partners scooped their respective... 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.

Packie Bonner receiving his Tip O' Neill Irish Diaspora Award 2017

Donegal County Council is delighted to announce the official opening of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards nomination process for 2018.

The Awards ceremony which is held annually in Donegal, an initiative of the broader Diaspora project... 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.