WELCOME / FÁILTE
The Donegal Gathering provides the perfect excuse to reach out to those who have moved away, their relatives, friends and descendants, and invite them home.
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Is deis mhaith é Slógadh Dhún na nGall le dul i dteagmháil leo siúd a d’fhág an contae, lena daoine muinteartha, lena gcairde agus le sliocht a sleachta, agus cuireadh a thabhairt dóibh teacht abhaile.
World’s longest St. Patrick’s Day Parade online by Tourism Ireland
Join ‘The Fantastic St Patrick’s Parade’ today!
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Gay Byrne talks of his love for Donegal / Gaeilge
The ever-growing list of ambassadors for the Donegal Gathering has got a very special addition today, as Gay Byrne has vouched for the event!
Gay Byrne is a giant of Irish television and radio and has been part of the lives of Irish people for over 50 years. As presenter of the renowned Late Late Show from 1962 to 1999, Gay is one of Ireland’s most iconic pop culture figures.
He and his family have been regular visitors to Donegal for the last forty years, and Gay has been very vocal about his love for the county.
He took time from his busy schedule this week praise Donegal and remarks, “it has been always the warm welcome and kind generosity of the Donegal people that has made every visit a joy for us, just as if we were of their stock.
“And it is the kind and welcoming friends in Donegal who have made us feel at home through”.