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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.

‘Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way’ Conference

In association with Donegal County Council, Failte Ireland and Donegal Tourism Ltd we are pleased to announce that Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way One Day Digital Conference will take place on Thursday 25th September 2014. Click on the photo below for further details.

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 2nd Donegal – Irish Diaspora Conference 2014

Connecting Globally through our Diaspora, 4th June 2014 – Letterkenny

Our connections as a county are without doubt one of our most important assets.  Speaking at a recent Donegal Diaspora event, Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council Manager described the community of Donegal as consisting of not only those who live in the county, but also all with any connection to or interest in Donegal no matter where in the world they may be living. > Read More

Professor Paul Arthur from the University of Ulster who chaired the 2nd Donegal - Irish Diaspora Conference on Wednesday 4 June in Letterkenny

Professor Paul Arthur from the University of Ulster who chaired the 2nd Donegal – Irish Diaspora Conference on Wednesday 4 June in Letterkenny

 Frainc Rua walks Ar Bhealach na Gaeltachta trails in new BBC series

A NEW Irish language lifestyle series follows the marked routes around the Donegal Gaeltacht with its presenter, well-known in West Donegal, meeting those who live and work there – Frainc Mac Cionnaith. The programme’s title is the general name for the four circular long-distance trails in the Gaeltacht areas of Donegal: Slí an Earagail, Slí na Rosann, Slí na Finne and Slí Cholmcille. Ar Bhealach na Gaeltachta is an Imagine Media production for BBC Northern Ireland, with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund and begins on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Monday, 26 May, at 10pm.

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Programme one starts with the most northerly of the four trails, Slí an Earagail, where Frainc begins his journey in the picturesque village of Dunlewey. Slí na Rosann is the second episode in the series which concentrates on the Rosses area of West Donegal. Episode three follows the Slí na Finne trail, looping from Fintown to Comeen, on through Cloughan and finishing near Fintown again.  This is one of the lesser known parts of the Donegal Gaeltacht, tucked away below the Blue Stack Mountains and a haven for wildlife. In the final episode of the Ar Bhealach na Gaeltachta series, Frainc walks Slí Cholmcille, along the southern coast of county Donegal. Further details on: donegalnews.com

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