Active Donegal

Active Donegal

Donegal caters for every active interest whether its family fun, team sports or solo adventuring. Over land, accross mountains and on the sea, the options are vast. 

Spread your wings & soar. Donegal has so much to offer.

Sam Maguire Cup returns to Donegal in 2012!
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Foyle Rowing Club - Image courtesy of Brid McGinley
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Hillwalking - Image courtesy of Robert Meir
Beach Time - Image courtesy of Jeremy Howard
Image courtesy of Iain Miller Unique Ascent
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Profile

Black and white photo of Billy Gillespie holding a football in front of the match stands

Billy Gillespie was born in Kerrykeel on the 6th August 1891, the son of a policeman. He began his football career in Derry at the age young age of just 17 and by 1910 Leeds City manager Frank Scott-Walford was persuading him to turn professional. He joined the West Yorkshire club and two years... Read more.

Organisation

Image of two people in the ocean, one on a surfboard

Liquid Therapy is a not for profit organisation working with a range of young people facing various physical, mental, emotional or behavioral challenges.  The idea for Liquid Therapy began when its founder, Tom Losey, spent time volunteering with ‘Surfers Healing’ in California, a project that... Read more.

Place

John Farren with Jon Mahoney BIBA & others after a round of golf at Ballyliffen Golf Club

Donegal Diaspora Project hosted an Economic Seminar in May 2014 and Ballyliffin Golf Club established contact with with Ann Burke Vice President Economic Development Council of Western MA, Jon Mahoney Boston Irish Business Association and Tim Murray Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

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Article

GAA Archives Released

Image of Donegal player Celebrating the first All-Ireland victory with the President Mary Robinson

2012 has been an extraordinary year for Gaelic Football in Donegal, one which has inspired the hearts and minds of Donegal people everywhere. The celebrations have continued for weeks now since our historic All Ireland win against Mayo in September. It is wonderful that in such an amazing year, ... Read more.

Project

Image of group of people at the launch of the Celtic Longboat

The Foyle Rowing Club, Moville  was set up in 2006 with the aim of preserving the Foyle Punt as a rowing boat. The club acquired and restored three punts and commissioned two new boats which were built in the traditional way by MacDonalds Boatbuilders. As the club grew, it looked to promote... Read more.