Donegal Connect 2023


Donegal Connect 2023

  Donegal Connect will take place from 14th - 16th September 2023. This year's Donegal Connect focuses on Innovation, Diaspora and the Love of all things Donegal!

#LoveDonegal - 14th September

Disrupt by the Sea - 15th September

Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Awards - 16th September


#LoveDonegal Day 2023

#LoveDonegal Day 2023

Now in its fourth year, #LoveDonegal day is an important event in the calendar for the region as it gives everyone with a connection to Donegal an opportunity to enjoy, celebrate and love Donegal.

Together on September 14th, we can share what makes Donegal special to us with families and friends in other regions throughout the globe (our diaspora) and promote the county, and its amazing offering, to the widest possible global audience.

The aim for this campaign is to encourage people to participate and engage from all corners of the world and spread the word to our diaspora, their networks and further afield about the many opportunities in Donegal.

Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Awards 2023

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.

This years awards takes place at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana on Saturday, 16th September 2023.

For full information on this year's three awardees please click HERE!

Click here to buy tickets!
Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Awards 2023
Disrupt by the Sea

Disrupt by the Sea

Join us for ALPHA Innovation's flagship event, Disrupt by the Sea 2023, on Friday, September 15 at 12:00 PM in Rathmullan House, County Donegal.

Our inaugural startup spectacular will see globally ambitious founders pitch, on the shores of Lough Swilly, to a panel of US CEOs that have invested and built billion-dollar enterprises 💰

We are on the hunt for 6 determined founders who are ready to take the next step and make their mark, growing and scaling into the US market 🇺🇸

Disrupt by the Sea 2023, is a must-attend event for those who:

🌍 Want a sneak peek into innovations that are set to take on the world

📈 Secretly harbour thoughts of launching a scalable business in future

🚀 Are already part of an early-stage startup

💡 Have knowledge, insights, skills or expertise that might be valuable to someone in the room

🤝 Want to play a part in growing the ecosystem

Michelle Conaghan, North West Regional Manager, IDA Ireland, will host a fireside chat, where you will hear how businesses are innovating, growing and scaling in Donegal. The event will conclude with the winner of Disrupt by the Sea 2023 being announced.

Canapés and refreshments will be served while you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals in our Pavilion venue post-event.

Be part of a little bit of history by attending the first Disrupt by the Sea 2023! Join us for a day that will leave you inspired, connected, and ready to take the next steps on your scaleups journey!

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