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Donegal Connect launch events programme 26.07.19

DONEGAL Connect has launched the programme for their 10 days of events running from September 27th – October 6th across the county. The programme covers over 45 events and it was launched at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny.
The launch unveiled details of an 8-week promotional campaign aimed at capturing lots of attention for the events worldwide. “We will be staging a #lovedonegal Twitter day on 14th August, asking everyone with Donegal connections to tell us what they love about our county,” said Michael Tunney of Donegal LEO – a leading partner in the project.
“We’ll be calling on our high-profile Donegal Connect ambassadors like Sarah Jessica Parker, Packie Bonner and others to support the Twitter day, so we are confident this will help us reach even more people.”
“We will also be launching a short video competition on social media, which is for everyone – you don’t have to be a professional to enter. We want to harness the talent and creativity of ordinary people in how they portray Donegal in 20 seconds or less. And we want them to share their vision of Donegal and their pride in our county, to create an online global buzz.” said Michael.
 Pictured at the launch of the Donegal Connect Programme of Events are members of the project committee Left to Right: Deirdre McGlone, Harvey’s Point Hotel, Mary Daly and Sarah Nolan, Donegal Tourism, Trish Hegarty, Inis Communications, Garry Martin, Donegal County Council and Michael Tunney, Donegal Local Enterprise Office.
Speaking at the launch, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Nicholas Crossan said music highlights for Donegal Connect include Altan and Christy Moore. “We will have a feast for the senses with a spectacular LUXE carnival, plus art exhibitions on Gaeltacht life, and women & emigration. And Donegal Food Coast events will offer a real taste of our local seafood and produce, and culinary skills.”
“If friends or family are coming home for Donegal Connect, let them know there’s a range of travel offers available, said Garry Martin, Director of Service with Donegal County Council. “These include discounts on US flights – which have now been extended to the end of August for booking.”
Garry says there are fly-break packages from Glasgow and Dublin. “There is also a vouchers book of special offers for Donegal Connect, which cover discounts on accommodation, attractions and activities.” You can download your own vouchers book from the website.
To find out more or to book events, go to www.donegalconnect.com , email info@donegaldiaspora.ie or call 074 91 60735 for information.
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