The Donegal Connect Programme of events has been launched at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny. The programme covers over 45 events taking place over 10 days of events,from September 27th – October 6th across the county.
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 and to share their vision of Donegal and their pride in our county, to create an online global buzz.”
“But none of this would be possible with the funding and support we have received from Fáilte Ireland under the Global Irish Initiative,” said Michael. “The Donegal Connect project is extremely grateful that we now have this chance to extend our reach across the world.”
DONEGAL CONNECT PROGRAMME DETAILS
The programme of events was officially launched by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Nicholas Crossan. “Donegal Connect aims to entice all those with Donegal roots home to visit, to work, to retire, to invest, or to start a business,” said Cllr Crossan. “So the programme will have something for everyone and will showcase just how much we have to offer here. Full details are on www.donegalconnect.com”
Photo: Donegal County Council Chief Executive Seamus Neely, Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Joan Crawford, Failte Ireland, Garry Martin, DCC, Michael Tunney, Donegal Local Enterprise Office