Donegal Connect will take place from 23rd – 25th September 2022, a very exciting county-wide collaborative project aiming to engage with the Donegal Diaspora to entice them to explore the county of Donegal and find out why it is a great place to visit, live, work, invest, study and do business in.
Below you will find details on some of the fantastic events scheduled for across the county that weekend. Keep an eye out for updates and new events being announced!
The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award is presented on an annual basis to a chosen member of the board Irish Diaspora in recognition of achievements in their chosen field and their interest in, and support for Ireland and its Diaspora.
Experience a stunning sculptural installation and performance against the spectacular backdrop of the Inishowen Peninsula. From 6pm on Saturday 24th September come see Swan Park transformed and let your senses run wild! Details on this free ticketed event coming soon.
Find out more about the place your ancestors came from and connect with the local people living there today, as well as with others descended from the same place, living all over the world. Be part of the global Irish Diaspora community
Meet the local fishermen, producers and restauranteurs who are at the heart of Donegal’s food story. Taste some of the freshest seafood straight from the Atlantic Ocean.Click here for more info & to buy tickets
John Doherty was a world-renowned traditional musician who was born in and spent much time in Ardara, Co Donegal, and he is the figurehead of our festival. We present, in concert and informal settings, the best local traditional artists as well as some internationally renowned musicians, singers and dancers. The weekend includes three main concerts, ceilis, and many trad music and song sessions. The headliners this year include Irish-American supergroup Cherish The Ladies, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre, and the trio of Bríd Harper, Dermot Byrne & Steve Cooney.Click here for more info
A town taster event in Colab, Letterkenny, exploring the potential of living & Working remotely in Donegal.