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

Portrait of Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997), former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), and founder and President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative (2002-2010), has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate. Born Mary... Read more.

Organisation

Across the world, Donegal people have come together in their 'homes from home' and formed groups. A shared identity, background and cultural understanding allows members to create a link with their homeland. There are many Irish groups related to different activities or hobbies, indeed, there is... Read more.

Place

Image of Raphoe Heritage Town with plaque

Raphoe is one of the five heritage towns in Donegal.  It is also known by its Irish name Ráth Bhoth which means ‘Ringfort of the Huts’.  The name is believed to have come from the huts that were built on the monastic settlement by St. Colmcille. (550AD). Raphoe is situated in the rich and... 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

Image of front cover of book

This  atlas consists of around ninety articles from over fifty contributors covering a wide range of topics that are central to the cultural and natural heritage of Donegal. While the county has received a considerable degree of attention from historians and archaeologists in the past, there has... Read more.