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Launch of ‘Donegal Connect’ at the Irish Embassy in London – Donegal Daily


The Irish Embassy in London hosted the launch of Donegal Connect last Wednesday (29th June 2022) as part of the Global Irish Festival series.

The series was set up as a legacy opportunity from The Gathering in 2013, which saw Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs work together to provide this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for thousands of Irish people around the world to reconnect with their home country. .

The launch was hosted by Ambassador Adrian O’Neill with Patrick O’Donovan TD, Minister for the Office of Works and Flood Relief and Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl also in attendance.

Donegal Connect 2022, is coordinated by Donegal County Council and will take place from 23rd at 25e September and is a county-wide event aimed at encouraging the people of Donegal to return home and celebrate the county’s unique culture, discover shared stories and forge new and lasting bonds.

The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards take center stage for this year’s Donegal Connect. Taking place on the 23rdrd September at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel promises to be an exciting evening celebrating those who continue to contribute greatly not just to County Donegal, but to the whole island of Ireland and, indeed, to Irish communities around the world .

Other important events to look out for are the Donegal Connect Carnival in Swan Park, Buncrana, and the Donegal ‘It’s in Our DNA’ genealogy workshop. Further information on the Donegal Connect program can be found at https://donegal.ie/en/donegal-connect. The program will continue to be updated over the coming weeks and months.

Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Liam Blaney, commented: “Donegal Connect 2022 promises to be an exciting weekend celebrating all things Donegal, from culture and arts to history and business.

“Engaging with our diaspora is such an important goal for Donegal County Council and I am looking forward to Donegal Connect in September.”

Speaking about the Irish Global Festival Series, Fáilte Ireland’s Festivals Manager, Ciara Sugrue, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Department of Foreign Affairs again on the annual Irish Global Festival Series after a two-month hiatus. year.

“Festivals and events supported by the series will help boost tourism to specific locations, including regional areas outside of current hotspots, creating new economic benefits for local communities. This will be extremely important as we drive the recovery in the tourism sector. »

Full details on the wider Global Irish Festival Series program can be found here – Global Irish Festival Series 2022 | Ireland.com

Launch of “Donegal Connect” at the Irish Embassy in London was last modified: July 4, 2022 by Personal editor