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  • Donegal publishes latest for global community

    Friday, November 13th, 2009

    Donegal County Council has published the latest edition of its wonderful newsletter, “Donegal – Community in touch”.

    As usual, lots of great stuff! Included are reports on:

    • The launch of “The Fid”, the Moville Emigrant Monument, commemorating the thousands of Irish who went to New Brunswick, as well as a schools programme linking schoolchildren in Moville and New Brunswick
    • The MacGill summer school and a related publication
    • The Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and the School of Tourism at Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • the first-ever reunion of Falcarragh people from home and abroad
    • a new social organisation called Go Irish Boston, comprised of Irish and Irish-American people
    • the launch of Fado, a memoir by Irish-American musician Kevin O’Donnel, the child of Donegal immigrants.

    There is much more here – it’s a great collection of news and resources that will be of interest to Donegal people at home and abroad. If only more counties would produce such resources – this is a model that would be very useful throughout Ireland.

    Read the publication online on the Donegal County Council website.

    Donegal newsletter a splendid example of global outreach

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

    The Donegal Diaspora Project has published its latest newsletter online. “Donegal – community in touch” is a Donegal County Council initiative to keep in touch with the Donegal diaspora, and is a splendid model for a county-level global outreach.

    Some sample articles:

    • Soccer legend Packy Bonner talking about his “Donegalitis”, an illness he has no desire ever to receive treatment for.
    • Information on MacGill Summer School
    • News of Donegal-born doctor being named GP of the year in Australia
    • Donegal participation in Brussels’ first St Patricks Day parade
    • Reports on publications focusing on Donegal emigration, the Flight of the Earls, GAA

    It’s a lively mix of business, culture, social and community news. Highly recommended.

    The Donegal Diaspora Project, a joint effort by the Donegal County Council and Derry City Council, is aimed at people living and working in other parts of the country or the world who wish to return to work or set up a business, or support development in the NorthWest region.

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