Global Donegal

Global Donegal

There are Donegal people in every walk of life and corner of the world. Whether you do business in Tokyo or live in America, where you come from is part of who you are. 

Make the connection, stay connected. 

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Golden Bridges Awards 2012
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Anthony O'Callaghan & Cllr. Dessie Larkin
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Fanad Lighthouse - Image courtesy of Martin Flemming
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Tip O'Neill Monument, Buncrana
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Profile

Kathleen (Kay) McNulty was born in Creeslough, Co. Donegal on 12th February 1921. With the Irish War of Independence at its height, her father, James, an IRA training Officer was arrested and imprisoned on the night of her birth and served two years in Derry Gaol. On his release in October 1924... Read more.

Organisation

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European affairs has a larger than appreciated impact at sub-national level, with much EU legislation ultimately implemented by councils and with access to available EU funding assuming a greater priority. Consequently, Local Authorities need to maintain strong working linkages with the European... Read more.

Place

2015 saw a new Donegal video promoting Donegal as a great place to live, to work and do business go viral.

This video, which has been produced by Donegal TV for Donegal County Council as part of the campaign to reach out to Donegal’s global community and to promote Donegal as a great... Read more.

Article

Sister Mary honoured in her hometown of Dungloe

Pictured at the special reception held in Dungloe Public Service Centre on Monday 12 December was Cllr. Marie Therese Gallagher, Sister Mary Sweeney, Cllr. Terence Slowey and standing l to r Sister Amala Santiago, Cha Gallagher, Sinead Walsh former Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia, La Gallagher and Madeline Mitchell.

A special occasion, for Sister Mary Dolores Sweeney in her hometown of Dungloe, was held in December 2016. People turned out in large numbers to honour her outstanding achievements, her commitment to the people of Sierra Leone and to acknowledge her as a recipient of a Presidential Distinguished... Read more.

Project

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Connecting members of the Diaspora with their Donegal Roots. This is my passion. I have been an amateur family historian for almost 14 years now, working mainly in County Donegal. Whilst researching my own family, I began to realise that hundreds of thousands of people, including many of my... Read more.