Donegal Live 2012

Donegal Live 2012

Donegal Live 2012 will be held this year in Donegal Town, Co Donegal.

A spectacular three day event in May will feature live open air concerts in The Diamond and a major exhibition area highlighting the best that Donegal has to offer in the the categories below.

Exhibitors – Download the application form here…

Donegal Town Community Chamber in association with Fáilte Ireland, Donegal Tourism and the Donegal Association are proud to have been selected to host this Major Tourism promotional event, which took place in Dublin’s Temple Bar, The Iveagh Gardens and Glasgow over the last two years and which highlighted all that County Donegal has to offer tourists from both home and abroad.

Donegal Town will be transformed into a Tourism exhibition centre, with Live Music Concerts from National and International Bands on the Diamond area. Our tented village on the Pier will house exhibitors showcasing all that the county has to offer the discerning visitor. Looking Forward to seeing you there.

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Donegal Live 2012

Donegal Live 2012

Donegal Events

Buncrana Events

Buncrana Events

CHAMBER AGM – 13th March
The Chamber’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Tuesday, 13th March at 8.00pm. Matters for discussion will include the election of new Committee members for 2012/13 and all current members of the Chamber are asked to attend.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE – 17th March (pic above by Charlie Giblin Photography)
This year’s parade will take place on the day itself, Saturday 17th March, at 3.00pm. The organising committee are looking for as many people as possible to join in, so if you are interested in entering a float or if you would like to volunteer to help out as a steward, contact 086 843 5431, 086 366 9905 or 086 600 2155.

AN POST RAS – 24th & 25th May
The biggest event in Irish cycling, the 60th annual An Post Ras, arrives in Buncrana on Thursday, 24th May. The event attracts national and international teams and wide exposure through the press and television. This year Buncrana has a Stage Start / Finish, with the riders arriving at the Main Street on Thursday afternoon then staying overnight before starting the next stage on Friday morning. As part of the celebrations, the Chamber is putting forward a ‘Buncrana Ras Queen’ who will present bouquets of flowers to the stage catergory winners on the race day. The Queen will be selected at the Mayor’s Ball at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on 11th May.

The Donegal International Rally brings world-class action from local, national and international rally drivers back to the peninsula between the 15th and 17th June, with stages around Buncrana and Inishowen on Friday 15th June.

The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCO) will be held across Derry and Donegal, including events in Buncrana, from 27th June to 1st July. This is the first time the Convention has been held in Ireland, welcoming hundreds of participants and thousands of visitors to celebrate traditional fiddle music and dance from Ireland and across Scotland, the Shetland Islands, Canada, the USA and the Nordic countries.

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Getting Donegal Business Online

Getting Donegal Business Online

The Getting Business Online team will be coming to the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny on Friday the 9th of March to help Donegal businesses get set up online. Best of all, it’s free! The event is open to any business who currently does not have a website/domain name.

Where: The Radisson Blu, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.
Date: Friday, 9th of March.
Time: 9am-1pm drop-in for business advice (no appointment necessary).

11am-11.30am presentation from Google, the County and City Enterprise Board, and local business owners.
1pm-7pm: Please register your 1-1 slot with a Google volunteer below.

What’s on offer at the event?

Free .ie, .com, .eu or .biz domain (*Please note that for a .ie domain you will need either a VAT no, CRO no or RBN no)
Training on how to build your website
1-1 demo of how the tool works including how to add pages, content, videos, images, galleries, e-commerce & much much more..
1-1 advice on the many free tools & resources that are available to help you build and grow your business online

Please email [email protected] to reserve your 1-1 slot and a member of the team will be in touch.

Getting Donegal Business Online

Getting Donegal Business Online

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Good Morning Donegal

Good Morning Donegal

Every day, the Good Morning Service calls over 370 people in Donegal to say ‘Good Morning’ and make sure they are safe and well…

In this film we speak to speak with the people who make the calls and the people who receive them, all of whose lives have changed thanks to the Good Morning Service.

Good Morning Donegal
The service starts their day with a Good Morning phonecall on an agreed time and day to make sure they are well and to answer any queries or provide any information they might need. The call is mostly just a friendly chat about everyday things including what’s happening in the area. It goes without saying that calls are strictly private and confidential. If you do not answer your phone at the given time we will make contact with your first chosen contact to make you are safe and well.

Film by We are Still

Digital Marketing Workshop Wed March 7th

Two of Ireland’s leading digital marketing experts, Krishna De and Gareth Dunlop, will headline a free workshop on online strategy for small businesses on Wednesday, March 7, at An Grianan Hotel, Burt.

The workshop, Digital Marketing De-Mystified: A step by step guide to attracting more customers to your small business, is being organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board as part of Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2012.

The workshop is free but you must register in advance. Please contact Celine Carroll, Donegal County Enterprise Board on 074 9160735 or email [email protected] to register for the event.

A few photos from the Event

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Earagail Arts Festival 2012

Earagail Arts Festival 2012

7th-22nd July 2012

Two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus and carnival at Ireland’s only countywide arts festival. The Earagail Arts Festival would like to invite you to come and experience a wealth of unforgettable events in the spectacular surroundings of County Donegal on the North West seaboard of Ireland. Celebrating the 24th annual programme the next Earagail Arts Festival will feature a fantastic array of premieres, new work, and unique collaborations by a host of local, national and international artists.

From movie screenings in forests and castles to innovative theatre, street arts and circus in gardens, parks and state of the art venues, our unique programme reaches out across County Donegal, so wherever you’re staying you’ll be able to enjoy a feast of entertainment located in the heart of one of Ireland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty.