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Plymouth County, Massachusetts, partners with Donegal County Council

A delegation from Plymouth County, Massachusetts, recently visited Donegal to sign a ‘sistership agreement’ with Donegal County Council for collaboration on topics such as Economic Development, Blue/Green Economy, Tourism and Culture.

Plymouth County, Massachusetts, has a population of over 530,000 people with over 33% of that population being of Irish ancestry. Plymouth county, alongside its neighbour Norfolk County, according to the most recent census have the highest percentage of Irish ancestors in the whole of the United States of America.

The representatives attending the signing of the agreement from Plymouth County, Massachusetts, were:

  • Mr. Robert S. Creedon Jr. – Plymouth County Clerk of Courts
  • Mr. Gregory M. Hanley – Plymouth County Commissioner
  • Mr. John R. Buckley Jr. – Plymouth County Register of Deeds
  • Mr. Jack Lally – Brockton City Councillor


A delegation from Donegal County Council visited Plymouth County last November, as part of the Golden Bridges week-long event, to begin the collaborative agreement. Attending the event in Donegal Castle on Thursday, 25th May, on behalf of Donegal County Council were: An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Liam Blaney, Cathaoirleach of Donegal Municipal District Cllr. Niamh Kennedy, Cllr. Michéal Naughton, Cllr. Tom Conaghan, Cllr. Michael McMahon, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council John G. McLaughlin, Director of Economic Development Garry Martin, Senior Economic Development Officer Joy Browne & Diaspora Officer Eoin Leonard.

An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Liam Blaney stated: “It was a great honour to welcome the Plymouth County visiting delegation to Donegal for the signing of our sistership agreement. Donegal County Council looks forward to working with Plymouth County on areas such as Economic Development in the Blue/Green Economy, Culture and Tourism over the lifetime of the agreement.”

During the Plymouth County delegation’s visit to Donegal they were welcomed at Greencastle Kelp (, Hanna Hats of Donegal ( and Magee1866 of Donegal ( Donegal County Council is very grateful to these businesses for their time and efforts in welcoming our visitors to Donegal.

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