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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.
Japanese Music Legend in Letterkenny
Legendary Japanese singer and former frontman of the brilliant German krautrock group Can returns to Donegal on Wednesday May 24th for a non-seated gig at Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny. He currently leads the Damo Suzuki Network – that tours and performs wild live improvisational music all over the world with specially formed local sound carrier collectives. The Derry four-piece alternative rock group The Wood Burning Savages will take the role of sound carriers for the night. According to Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Ulster “Ferocious intelligence, primitive abandon and excoriating tendencies! In troubled times, the world needs punk rock heroes – The Wood Burning Savages are punk rock heroes!” S
upport on the night is provided by Invaderband. According to The Thin Air “Invaderband’s idiosyncratic brand of garage-laced artrock betrays the hallmarks of a band content in doing things their way without neglecting the power of the hook.” BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq said Invaderband were “Sly and cunning with a great hook. I really like this.”
The gig starts at 8pm, tickets priced €10 are available from An Grianán Theatre Box Office on 0749120777 or online at regionalculturalcentre.com RCC concerts are presented in partnership with Earagail Arts Festival and Donegal Music Education Partnership.
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!
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.
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 www.discoverbundoran.com, 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 http://discoverbundoran.com/2017/01/discover-bundoran-brochure-launch-2017/
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.