Date for #LoveDonegal day announced

This years’ #LoveDonegal day will take place on Thursday, September 14 2023.

Building on the success of previous award-winning campaign, this year’s campaign aims to promote Donegal to as many people as we can across the world and tell them why Donegal is a unique and amazing place to live, work, study, explore and invest in!

#LoveDonegal Day 2023, which is being co-ordinated by Donegal County Council with contributors not only from Donegal but from across the world, was a huge success over the last number of years reaching millions of people globally with #LoveDonegal hashtag.


Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Martin Harley is asking Donegal people everywhere to participate in this campaign saying, ‘’I would call on the people of Donegal near and far to show their appreciation for our magnificent county on September 14th, and showcase to the world what our wonderful county means to them”

“The aim for this campaign is to encourage people to participate and engage from all corners of the world and spread the word to our diaspora, their networks and further afield about the many opportunities in Donegal. Ultimately, we want more people to visit, invest and relocate to Donegal highlighting the benefits we have with our growing local economy and superb quality of life’’.

Garry Martin, Director of Economic Development with Donegal County Council explains the importance for this event for Donegal.

“#LoveDonegal day is an important event in the calendar for the region as it gives everyone with a connection to Donegal an opportunity to enjoy, celebrate and love Donegal. We can share what makes Donegal special to us with families and friends in other regions throughout the globe (our world-wide Donegal family) and promote our county, and it’s amazing offering, to the widest possible global audience”

Organisers of this years’ event are encouraging everyone to take part in the day and share why Donegal is so special and meaningful to you.

Taking part is simple. All you have to do is use the #LoveDonegal or #DúnnanGallAbú in your social media posts (across twitter and Instagram) on September 14. You can also tag the organisers on Instagram through @Donegal_IrelandsDNA!

Tweets and posts can include:


• Visiting, travelling and exploring Donegal.
• The people of Donegal.
• The landscape, coastline, islands, landmarks and scenery of Donegal.
• Music, Arts, Sport, Marine, Culture, Food.
• Local Businesses based in Donegal, working remotely and the Working Holiday Campaign.
• The Gaeltacht region and the Irish language.

More information on how to get involved in the campaign are available on

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