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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.
Donegal Regional Festivals and Participative Events Invited to Apply for Funding
Application Process for 2019 Funding Opens for the Regional Festivals and Participative Events
Donegal County Council is inviting applications for funding under the Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme. This Programme aims to support festivals and participative events which drive domestic tourism and help to improve the visitor experience by animating destinations in Donegal.
The Programme is aimed at festivals and participative events that fit into one of the following categories:
- General festivals (i.e. literary, historic, traditional culture or family focused)
- Arts, Music & Theatre
- Food & Drink
- Sports & Outdoors
- Business & Education
The application process for 2019 is now open and will close on 1st March 2019. Programme Guidelines and Application Form can be accessed via the following hyperlink – Regional Festivals and Participative Events or by phoning (074) 9724441.
Completed application forms should be emailed to email@example.com or posted to: Tourism Unit, Donegal County Council, Drumlonagher, Donegal Town, Co Donegal.
Go Visit Donegal Tourism Brochure Launched
The splendid surroundings of the Villa Rose Hotel in the busy town of Ballybofey played host last week to the launch of the new Donegal Tourism brochure for 2019.
This brochure which is undoubtedly an important calling card for the county gives a flavour of the fantastic facilities and attractions in Donegal and brings to life the strong visual image of Donegal for the potential visitor.
Launching the brochure, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill described the brochure as “a ‘window’ into our beautiful county that reaches out across the world to our diaspora and tourists alike, encouraging them to come and visit and experience a welcome second to none”.
This is the third edition of this 64 page brochure which is distributed throughout Ireland, the UK, USA, France and Germany. The brochure uses over forty different themes and headings from popular activities, such as surfing, golf, and angling; to unique Donegal amenities and resources, such as local produce, Islands and the Gaeltacht and festivals allowing the reader to easily plan their visit.
Speaking at the launch Cllr. O’Domhnaill said that “tourism in Donegal has been a mainstay of the economy for as long as I can remember and even well before that. The people of Donegal have always been revered for their hospitality and friendly welcome. We are blessed in Donegal with a tourism offering that can match anything worldwide. It gives me great pleasure to see the investment and commitment that Donegal Tourism continues to provide to our county in terms of marketing Donegal on a national and international basis. I truly believe that Donegal is now a world class holiday destination for the intrepid visitor and is also a great place to live and do business”.
Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely who is also the Chair of Donegal Tourism Ltd said that “tourism is perhaps the strongest growth sector in Donegal and I am confident that it will continue to play a vital role in the economic growth of the region. Ireland’s tourism initiative, the Wild Atlantic Way has and will continue to be a very positive development for County Donegal. It is a resource that we will work to develop and promote throughout 2019 and beyond.
“We have over the past 12 months delivered some exciting events and initiatives and by working in partnership with both trade and agency partners including Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland our team will continue to promote Donegal at home and abroad across a range of platforms. One of these platforms will be the refreshed govisitdonegal.com website which will be live in the coming weeks and training will be provided to businesses to upload their products and services onto this new platform”.
World Adventurer Monty Halls promotes Donegal as a Family Friendly Adventure Destination
TV personality and world adventurer Monty Halls, his wife Tamsyn and daughters Molly and Isla have been travelling all over the county filming with their company Seadog Productions this spring.
Monty Halls is a broadcaster, speaker, naturalist, former Royal Marine, marine biologist, travel writer and leadership specialist. Most recently Monty and his family spent time on the Galapagos Islands filming ‘My Family and the Galapagos’.
So from the Galapagos Islands to Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way, Monty and his family have experienced the very best of what our County has to offer. They showcase Donegal to a worldwide audience as one of the world’s most amazing family friendly adventure destinations.
10 Reasons To Put Donegal On Your List Of New Year’s Resolutions
2019 – 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!
Donegal Tourism YouTube Channel
Check out this amazing 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.