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September 2019

An Evening with the 2019 Tip O’Neill Award Recipients

September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
The Great Hall, Ulster University, Magee Campus,, Northland Rd,
Derry~Londonderry,, BT48 7JL
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On the eve of the Donegal Connect launch, Donegal County Council in collaboration with Ulster University at Magee presents this very special evening: A Life Stories Event with Professor Paul Moore. Come along and enjoy an informal evening with the 2019 Tip O’ Neill Award Recipients

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Exhibition: The Emigration of Donegal Women, 1845 – 1950

September 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - October 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Entitled 'A Long Farewell' this exhibition documents the Emigration of Donegal Women from 1845 to 1950. It is a joint Donegal County Museum/Archives exhibition. It runs from 27th September to 6th October. Please note that a later closing time of 6pm may apply on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Donegal Connect Opening Event

September 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, 46 Port Rd, Gortlee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Ireland

Donegal soccer legend, Packie Bonner will be the special guest at this Donegal Connect Opening Event. Those involved in supporting and running events will come together with others from across the county to celebrate what Donegal Connect is all about.

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Donegal Connect Presents: Donegal Food Coast

September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Donegal Food Coast brings together food producers and restaurants to work together to make Donegal famous for food. On this occasion, members of the initiative will present a menu of Donegal food across the County. Guests will be treated to each restaurant or bar food provider’s individual style of food with local food being at the heart of the offering. Event details as follows, but PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR MOST EVENTS: Date Event Name Host Town Time…

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Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards

September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Railway Rd, Ballymacarry Lower, County Donegal Ireland

The Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Awards are presented on an annual basis to a chosen member of the broad Irish Diaspora in recognition of achievements in their chosen field and their interest in, and support for Ireland and its Diaspora. Tickets for this very special  evening include dinner and are available from the Donegal Diaspora Office Tel: 074-9160735

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Go Visit Donegal – Donegal Bay Drive

September 28, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

This is the first of four Tourism Tours of the County. Experience the wild and rugged coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way in South Donegal. This trip starts in Donegal Town and takes in Hanna Hats and Magee 1866, Sliabh Liag, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views over Donegal Bay, and a boat trip along the coast. It includes traditional Irish music and locally produced artisan lunch at the Rusty Mackerel Pub Restaurant. Finally, get a real taste of the history, heritage and culture of Donegal at Glencolmcille Folk Village, where you can learn a few words of Irish too.

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Tip O’Neill Golf Classic

September 28, 2019 @ 10:50 am
Ballyliffin Golf Club, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Ballyliffin, Inishowen, Co. Donegal Ireland

The Tip O’Neill Golf Classic an annual event which takes place as part of the celebrations surrounding the Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Awards. It will take place at Ballyliffin Golf Club in North Inishowen. Ten teams of four will compete at this fabulous location, which hosted the Irish Open last year.

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My Dad’s Blind: Award-Winning Play

September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An Grianan Theatre, Port Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Ireland

This award-winning play centres on a dysfunctional relationship between a blind father and his sighted daughter. My Dad’s Blind uses audio recordings, irreverent comedy and real life memories to explore a father daughter relationship. It covers all the awkward, embarrassing and ridiculous ways they struggle to navigate a sighted world with a guide dog that’s just had a stroke.

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Billy Finn Sessions Memorial Concert

September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

The Billy Finn Sessions Memorial Concert, with special guests Patsy Hanley, Brian McNamara, Shauna Mullin, Caoimhín Mac Aoidh, Dáire Gallagher and many more. The late Billy Finn was an accomplished uilleann piper and flute player and a founder member of the local Phil Rooney Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

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Siúlóid Threoraithe ar Ghabhla – Walking Tour of Gola

September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beidh Máirín Jimí Ní Fhearraigh, Bainisteoir Comharchumann na nOileán Beag, ag treorú an siúlóide seo ar Shlí Bhealach na Gaeltachta Ghabhla. The walk will provided a bilingual (Gaeilge and English) account on life on the island and its history and will welcome questions from participants.

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Altan Concert

September 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This is a Very Special Homecoming: Pilleadh Abhaile Altan concert. No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers across the world than Altan. They will be supported by 'An Crann Óg', who have been playing Celtic music to Rennaisance Festival audiences for over ten years. 

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50-Year Celebration of Scór in Donegal

September 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
An Grianan Theatre, Port Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Ireland

This event is a celebration of Scór in County Donegal over the last 50 years, and is hosted by Donegal GAA. It will include past Donegal All-Ireland and Ulster winners, and Fergus McGee will be the MC on the night.

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Donegal Connections: Network with Employers and Education Providers

September 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

This event is being organised by key Donegal employers, who are currently recruiting, and the main 3rd level and further education and training providers on the North West. The purpose of this event is to connect people who want to live and work in Donegal with key employers. It is also a fantastic opportunity to engage with education and training providers and gain an understanding of all of the routes to employment available in Donegal, be it through an apprenticeship, training or further qualifications.

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Live the Journey: Working and Living in Donegal

September 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

This will be a practical information event, design to tackle key questions you may have about moving back home or relocating to Donegal. Issues which will be tackled including residency for spouses/partners, buying a home in Donegal, getting a driving licence, health care entitlements and many more. Individuals from key agencies will be there to answer your questions and offer advice and solutions

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A Donegal Feast at the Foot of Errigal

September 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Errigal Hostel, Dunlewey Donegal Chef Chris Molloy will lead a team of local chefs and producers to create a memorable and unique experience. This event features a Feast of Donegal Roast Goat, and will be a feast for all the senses. Guests can take in the stunning views of Errigal Mountain from the Errigal Hostel in Dunlewey. This event is being run in conjunction with The Food Coast, Donegal’s Good Food Initiative. The Food Coast is run by Donegal Local…

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October 2019

Go Visit Donegal – The Gaeltacht Experience

October 1, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

The trip includes a visit to the Gaeltacht region, where the Irish language and culture is vibrant and thriving. Starting at Glenveagh National Park, visitors will enjoy a walk in the gardens and a tour of the castle before lunch in the tearooms at Glenveagh with views of the Derryveagh Mountains. It takes in Errigal Mountain - Donegal’s iconic highest peak - Dunlewey and the Poisoned Glen

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Donegal Genealogy: Who Do You Think You Are?

October 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Want to explore your Donegal roots? This event consists of 3 hour-long workshops which will show you how to research your family history and Donegal genealogy. You will learn how to use the fascinating and unique collections of original archives and other resources of Donegal County Council’s Culture Division (Museum, Archives and Library Services). This event is free, but booking is required to Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Tel: +353 74 9124613 Email:

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Donegal Women in Business Conference

October 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Donegal Women in Business Network celebrate their 20th anniversary with an amazing line up of guest speakers at their Looking Back, Moving Forward conference at Lough Eske Castle Donegal town. This one-day conference, supported by Donegal Local Enterprise Office, and part of the Donegal Connect initiative, has been designed to celebrate women in business in the county from all levels and sectors.

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Launch of CoWork Plus Bundoran

October 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Bundoran Community Centre and Donegal Local Development CLG invite you to the launch of CoWork Plus Bundoran - a new and special working space for remote workers, start-ups and small businesses. The CoWork Plus space offers a professional environment with dedicated desks, high speed broadband, a friendly and informal atmosphere. Please note that booking is essential.

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Driving our County Forward – Achieving our Vision Together

October 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This conference will set out the county’s vision to grow and develop as a centre of excellence across a range of sectors. It will also highlight the need for a collective approach for achieving our vision. A key aim will be to identify the role that private sector businesses can and should play to achieve this vision.

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Go Visit Donegal – The Inishowen 100

October 2, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Starting at the historic Grianán of Aileach ring fort, this journeythrough Inishowen includes a visit to Fort Dunree, where military history blends seamlessly with the flora and fauna of the coastline. The tour takes in Ireland's most northerly point, Malin Head, the traditional fishing village of Greencastle and Moville, for sea kayaking with Inish Adventures.

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