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

Image of Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh was born on 26 July 1959 and grew up in Gweedore / Gaoth Dobhair on the northwest coast of Donegal. An acclaimed Irish fiddler, Mairéad is the lead vocalist for the Irish traditional band Altan, which she co-founded with her late husband Frankie Kennedy in 1985. Today, ... 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

Turf Cutting Season

One of Ireland's most characteristic features is its bogs, which cover 1, 200, 00 hectares (1/6) of Ireland. Ireland contains more bog, relatively speaking, than any country in Europe except Finland. With many of the bogs in the rest of Europe already... Read more.

Article

A Message From The Chief Executive

Seamus Neely, County Manager

As Chief Executive I am glad to welcome you to the Donegal Diaspora website. This website is a means of our reaching out to and connecting with our broad Donegal Diaspora in all parts of the world. The Donegal Diaspora Project has been established to reach out to this broad community for mutual... Read more.

Project

Ivan Scott ~World Record Sheep Shearer

Ivan secured a world record title in Jan 2012 shearing 744 lambs in 8 hours. Ivan, from Kilmacrennan, just outside Letterkenny in Donegal is the only man ever in the northern hemisphere to achieve such a claim.  During the past 11 years since... Read more.