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

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 Donegal lining out against Cork 2012

The Donegal County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association / Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Dhún na nGall (GAA) is one of the GAA's 32 county boards in Ireland. It is responsible for Gaelic games in County Donegal. The county board is also responsible for the Donegal inter-county teams. The... Read more.