Donegal Connect has announced a series of special events for the US Donegal Diaspora taking place in Boston, New York and Philadelphia this week. The events will highlight Donegal Connect – a 10-day feast of arts, culture, sport and business which takes place this autumn.

About Donegal Connect

Donegal Connects runs from September 27th to October 6th 2019. It aims to entice those with an affinity for Donegal to come back and experience what the county has to offer. It promises to have something for everyone. This includes a strong focus on food, genealogy, culture, heritage, sport, and music. In particular, there’s also a practical focus on employment and business development opportunities.

So if you’re a Donegal native living in the US, have Irish ancestry, or want to visit home then find out more about Donegal Connect. Or perhaps you want to do business in Ireland, or you dream of living life in a slower lane? Then Donegal Connect is for you.

Donegal Connect and the US Donegal Diaspora

From May 15th to May 19th, a Donegal Connect Information Team will be visiting various locations including Philadelphia, Boston and New York. These states have traditionally strong bonds with the friendliest county in Ireland. The information events are free of charge and will be a celebration of Donegal in a relaxed and informal setting. We’ll be offering entertainment and refreshments will be provided, and we extend an open invitation to everyone with an interest in the ‘Coolest Place to visit on the Planet’. Yes, that’s the accolade awarded to us by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

Special Offers for the US Donegal Diaspora

To celebrate this event, Ireland’s Trans-Atlantic Airline, Aer Lingus, has a fantastic special discount to US customers to travel over. The offer includes $100 off a Return Economy or $200 off a Return Business flight. For One Way journeys, half the discount applies in both Economy & Business. Travel dates must be from September 9th to October 27th 2019. Bookings must be made before the June 30th 2019, using the Promo Code ‘DONEGAL19’ on

In addition to this, a range of 3, 4 and 5* Donegal hotels are offering various discounts of up to 20% off. They’re also offering special packages linked to the Donegal celebrations. A comprehensive list of all these offers will be made available at each event.

Details of Events for US Donegal Diaspora

Below are the details of each event and a Donegal team look forward to meeting you at the events. So, make a note in your diary for whatever event suits you best and come along to meet us.

Date: Wednesday, 15th May
Location: Irish Immigration Centre, 2816, 7 S Cedar Ln, Upper Darby, PA
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Date: Thursday, 16th May 2019
Location: Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill, 1600 Arch St, Philadelphia
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Date: Friday, 17th May 2019
Location: Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave, Dorchester, Boston
Time – 7pm – 9pm

New York
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Location: New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave # 3, Long Island City, NY
Time: 7pm to 9pm

Date: Sunday, 19th May 2019
Location: Heritage Bar & Restaurant, 960, 4105, McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY
Time: 6pm – 8pm

Media enquiries in Donegal to:
Trish Hegarty +353 86 1740057 or
Media enquiries in the US to: Joanne Kilmartin + 353 87 2479558
General Donegal Connect enquiries to: Joanne Kilmartin + 353 87 2479558