Donegal firefighters to visit New
from across Donegal will visit New York in March to
take part in the world’s largest St Patrick's Day
Eunan Doherty of the Donegal Firefighters
Association said the trip is a reciprocal visit
after 50 New York firefighters travelled here in
“Last year’s visit by the New York Firefighters to
Donegal was a great success and we want to return
the favour by accepting their invitation to visit
them in New York over the St Patrick’s Day holiday
period," he said.
“The twenty Donegal firefighters will be taking time
off their work to visit New York and, as well as
taking part in the parade, we will be visiting
Ground Zero which will be an emotional moment for
all of us when we will be remembering those who lost
their lives in the 9/11 atrocity as well as those
who are still living with the consequences of that
New York firefighters during a visit
to Letterkenny Fire Station in April 2016.
The New York
firefighters donated a large amount of money to
Letterkenny Community Centre and gave a donation to
a local autism charity during last year's visit,
added Mr Doherty.
He said he and his colleagues "want to do something
similar to mirror their wonderful generosity”.
“The Donegal Firefighters would like to support the
New York Firefighters Burns Centre and the Emerald
Isle Immigration Centre and we are currently raising
funds to help with this donation. We are selling
tickets for a draw with some wonderful prizes.
"As well as that, a number of people from
Letterkenny will be hosting a coffee morning on
Friday, 10 February, in Trinity Hall in Letterkenny
from 10am to 3pm so if you are in Letterkenny, why
not call into Trinity Hall for a tea or coffee and
support a very worthwhile cause.” Raffle tickets are
available at fire stations across Donegal or by
calling Eunan Doherty at 087 2282671.