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Meet Donegal Relocator Jacqueline Glackin

Jacqueline Glackin is a business analyst who has returned to her beloved Donegal after 30 years away. With remote work now a possibility for many, she's brought her skills, experience and passion for the people, panoramas, and pace of Donegal life back home.

From hiking to sea swimming to walking with her dog on the country roads, there’s something about the pace, peace and sense of calm of Donegal life that business professional Jacqueline Glackin simply couldn’t shake. After 30 years away, Jacqui saw an opportunity to reclaim the lifestyle that called to her and seized on it, becoming one of a plethora of remote workers to pack up their hectic Dublin lives and head northwest in the past three years.

Now, she can’t sing enough praises about the friendly people, stunning countryside, and how she was able to make her dream a reality. 

What’s the best thing about being a Donegal local? 

I have a sense of peace and calmness that I have not experienced in a very long time. 

What’s something you can find in Donegal that you can’t find anywhere else? 

The world famous Football SpecialThe community spirit is strong here too, I've been made feel so welcome since moving to West Donegal. The neighbours look out for me and offer to mind my dog and cat when I need to travel to Dublin for work.

What’s your favourite place in Donegal? 

My new home! I also love walking with my dog along the beaches near St. John's Lighthouse close to Killybegs. When I'm at home with my family on the other side of the county in Buncrana we love catching up in Tank and Skinnys for brunch and coffee. The views across the bay are just fabulous.

I summited Errigal for the first time over the Christmas break, and that was one of the best days of my life. It was so spiritual up there, and the other hikers on the mountain were really friendly and chatty. It opened up a whole new "hiking" world to me.

The views across the bay are just fabulous. I go for walks with my wonderful mammy along the coast and around Swan Park, it is our happy place.

Favourite local businesses? 

Restaurants with quality food, like Nancy's of Ardara, The Boathouse in Killybegs, The Railway Tavern in Fahan or The Drift Inn in Buncrana.

Also, SuperValu in Killybegs - they bring me my weekly shop. I would be lost without them as I don't drive....yet!

What advice would you give to someone curious about moving to Donegal? 

Take a trip to Donegal. Go anywhere in the county and you will end up moving here. 

Ask your company about remote working. My company, Aspira, could not be happier with my outputs and are so forward thinking in their approach to workforce development.

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