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Donegal Gathering is a key initiative of the Donegal Diaspora project bringing together young and old, from near and far, for a truly unique experience.

This tourism initiative showcases some of the major cultural events and festivals taking place throughout County Donegal, extending a heartfelt welcome to both native emigrants planning a homecoming holiday, and first-time explorers embarking on a truly unique adventure.

We showcase the best that Donegal has to offer throughout the year.

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Is togra tábhachtach de chuid Dhiaspóra Dhún na nGall é Slógadh Dhún na nGall, ar cuspóir leis an t-óg agus an sean a thabhairt le chéile, ó chian agus ó chóngar, le go mbeadh am ar dóigh acu le chéile.

Tá an togra turasóireachta seo ina ardán poiblíochta ag cuid de na mór-imeachtaí cultúrtha agus féilte cultúrtha a bhíonn ar siúl ar fud Chontae Dhún na nGall, ag cur fáilte ‘na bhaile roimh lucht deoraíochta an chontae agus iad ar ais ar saoire, agus roimh chuairteoirí úra atá ar thóir na heachtraíochta.

Cuirimid rogha agus togha an chontae chun cinn, agus déanaimid poiblíocht, fógraíocht agus margaíocht ar a son.


Heritage Week 2017 in Donegal

National Heritage Week takes place from Saturday, August 19 to Sunday, August 27, 2017.  This year’s theme is ‘It’s in Your Nature’ highlighting the links between people and nature.  The County Donegal Heritage Office has compiled the free, pocket-size County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide that contains details of 124 events taking place for Heritage Week in County Donegal and most of them are free.  The aims of Heritage Week are to raise awareness of our heritage and to encourage its preservation, conservation and promotion.

County Donegal is the county with the most events taking place per head of population and Cultural Services, Donegal County Council has organised, or is hosting over 20 of the record 124 ‘Heritage Week’ events planned in County Donegal.  Events include heritage open days, guided walks, fieldtrips, exhibitions, conferences, illustrated talks, historical re-enactments, birds of prey displays, whale watching, garden tours, traditional skills demonstrations, craft fairs, skills training, launch events, storytelling, traditional music and children’s activities.

The County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide was launched in the County Museum, Letterkenny on Tuesday, August 8 by Joe McHugh T.D., Minister of State, Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and is available in tourist offices, libraries, council offices, museums and heritage centres.

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10 Reasons To Put Donegal On Your List Of New Year’s Resolutions

2017  has arrived, we know what’s coming—a New Year, a clean slate, and a list of New Year’s resolutions. We all know that it’s easy to stray from your most well-meaning goals, but do your best to keep those travel resolutions intact. After all, globe-trotting is a whole lot more fun than, say, dieting!

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Sliabh Liag, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Sliabh Liag, Co. Donegal, Ireland

The Discover Bundoran Tourism Partnership has launched their new 48 page brochure and event guide for the 2017 season.

The new brochure was launched on Monday 9th January and was the first ever event to be held in the upstairs room of the new Bundoran Community Centre on Main Street (formerly the AIB Bank) and was attended by local community members, elected members of Dail Eireann and Donegal County Council, business people and tourism operators from the seaside town.

Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth with Discover Bundoran Vice Chairman John O'Connell - pic Oakfield Photography

Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth with Discover Bundoran Vice Chairman John O’Connell – pic Oakfield Photography

Speaking ahead of the launch, Bundoran Tourism Officer and editor of the brochure Shane Smyth said ‘we are delighted to unveil an even bigger Discover Bundoran brochure for 2017.  This year we have 48 pages and have been working closely with the Magh Ene Historical Society to include a historical trail and also a sculpture trail for visitors to follow. The brochure contains everything you need to know about what to do, where to stay and where to eat in Bundoran as well as a comprehensive business directory and of course the event guide for the year ahead.’

The cover photo of the brochure was provided by Peter Mayne of Peter Mayne Photography and shows his nephew Aaran jumping from the diving boards at Roguey. Shane adds ‘we just fell in love with the photograph as soon as we saw it and knew it was the one we wanted to use on this year’s cover.  It encompasses Bundoran perfectly – a fun family destination!’.

Gaye McGoldrick, Branch Manager, AIB Ballyshannon said “AIB is delighted once again to have the opportunity to sponsor this event and to be associated with the launch of the 2017 Discover Bundoran Brochure. Supporting and working with with local businesses and being part of the local community is an important part of what we do in AIB.”

John O’Connell, Vice Chairman of Discover Bundoran added ‘we are looking forward to another great year for Bundoran in 2017.  There’s a packed calendar of exciting events and so much to offer the visitor from variety of activities, accommodation and places to eat and drink – Bundoran has something for every member of the family.’

The new Discover Bundoran brochure will be available at Bundoran Tourist Office from mid January, online at, and also at the Holiday World exhibitions in Belfast and Dublin at the end of the month.

Hi res photos from the launch available for use also – gallery available at

 Donegal Tourism YouTube Channel

Check out this amazing new video from Donegal Tourism promoting Donegal as a spectacular starting point on the Wild Atlantic Way! Go Visit Donegal in the beautiful North West of Ireland, where your Wild Atlantic Way adventure of a lifetime awaits.

Donegal's WAW Video

Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. Video © Donegal Tourism Ltd