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10-day project will re-connect with Co Donegal

This year's project will encourage people to re-connect with County Donegal.
Seamus McKinney

A 10-day project, to take place later this year, has been drawn up to encourage people to re-connect with Donegal by showing the county in all its glory.

Donegal Connect will take place from September 27 to October 6 and is designed to encourage people to rediscover why the county is such a good place to visit, relocate to, to grow up in, be educated in, according to Donegal county council chairman, Seamus O Domhnaill.

The event will focus on culture and heritage, sport, music, genealogy, employment and business. Mr O Domhnaill said it would highlight education and career opportunities with workshops on the practical implications of relocating to Donegal.

He said the initiative would promote the county as a place to invest in, to live in and to retire to.

"We in Donegal are very fortunate to live in a county of outstanding beauty and one that offers a unique family friendly lifestyle, a fantastic quality of life, a place where investment and employment opportunities exist," Mr O Domhnaill said.

Donegal was a perfect location for businesses and employees to successfully operate and could compete on a global stage.

"Through connecting with our diaspora we want to create mutually beneficial opportunities that build on the success of the work of our diaspora office," he said.

Donegal was voted the "coolest place on the planet" by National Geographic in 2017. Its airport at Carrickfin has been voted as the most scenic in the world while Malin Head was used for the filming of the last Star Wars film.

Mr O Domhnaill said an important element of the Donegal Connect initiative was the creation of new investment and employment opportunities. He added that the project was being held to promote the fact that Donegal was open for business.

Donegal Connect will be launched at Carrickfin Airport this Friday.

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