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This Wednesday is officially #LoveDonegal Day

DONEGAL Connect has issued a worldwide appeal for people to support #LoveDonegal day on Twitter this Wednesday, August 14.

“If everyone acts together, then we can get Donegal trending,” says Joanne Kilmartin, Donegal Diaspora officer for the county, who is also on the Donegal Connect county-wide project team.

“We want everyone in Donegal, everyone from Donegal, everyone with Donegal connections and everyone who loves Donegal to get involved,” says Joanne. “Just Tweet about Donegal, your life or business or community here, your Donegal roots, or why you love to visit Donegal. Add the hashtag #LoveDonegal and if you are Tweeting ‘as Gaeilge’, then please also add #DunnanGallAbú to your Tweet too.

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“If you can add a picture, that’s even better. We’ve already got great support from people like Daniel and Majella, Packie Bonner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Game of Thrones actor Art Parkinson, former Ireland rugby player Nora Stapleton and a wide range of social media influencers. To be honest, we’re delighted with the response to date.”

Donegal Connect is a public/private sector project which works to strengthen links with the Donegal Diaspora to benefit both them and the county

“We want more people to visit, take jobs here, invest in the county, start business here, relocate or retire here, to grow our local economy,” says Joanne Kilmartin.

The project’s main funder is Fáilte Ireland, via the Global Irish Festival Series Fund. Wild Atlantic Way Manager Joan Crawford says #LoveDonegal is a great opportunity to engage with people in the world who have a fond connection with this spectacular county and want to share a piece of ‘their’ Donegal.

What to Tweet for #LoveDonegal Day
If you live in Donegal, Tweet about your community, your business, your family, your work, where you live, your sports team or club – basically anything – using the hashtag #LoveDonegal.
If you don’t live here but visit or have roots here, you can Tweet about what you love about Donegal, favourite places, people and things to do here, using the hashtag #LoveDonegal.
Add a photo to your Tweet too, if you can. You can post to Instagram as well, if you have an account and have time, but Twitter is the priority on the day. Tweets/posts can talk about:

* visiting or travelling around Donegal,
* the people of Donegal,
* the landscape, coastline or islands of Donegal….
* music, arts, sport, marine, business, culture and food,
* the Gaeltacht and the Irish language

You can take part by:

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* Tweeting personally from your personal account using #LoveDonegal
* Tweeting from your work, club our group Twitter accounts, if available
* Posting your Donegal pictures to Twitter (and Instagram too,) adding #LoveDonegal
* Retweeting other #LoveDonegal tweets
* Asking your friends and family at home and abroad to join in

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