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News and Events about County Donegal in Ireland © Go Visit Donegal Blog, 2019.

TOURBO - Boosting the Transition Pathway of MSMEs in Tourism with Green and Digital Transformation

The European Interreg Project TOURBO involves eight European partners, including  Donegal County Council. TOURBO contributes to the TWIN TRANSITION PATHWAY approach by promoting innovative ideas and practices to foster green and digital solutions for tourism MSMEs, aiming at creating a more responsive, smart and inclusive policy framework:

  • PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS will be enabled to raise awareness among MSMEs on the need for sustainable business practices and to support the vital economic ecosystems in applying green policies by enabling digitised services and sustainable business practices.
  • MSMEs will improve their knowledge of customers' preferences in terms of digitalisation and sustainability of offers and services.
  • GOVERNMENTS AND BUSINESSES will explore how they can link digital and environmental factors to significantly boost their economies by a quadruple helix approach.

TOURBO's overarching goal is to provide a viable and progressive approach to integrating a resilient tourism sector into local and regional policies by means of GREEN AND SMART SOLUTIONS in the sense of INDUSTRY.


Beneath the well-trodden paths of Donegal's famed attractions lies a world less explored, where the whispers of history and the breath of the Atlantic breeze converge to tell tales untold.

This is Donegal off-the-beaten-track – a haven for the curious, the adventurers, and those who seek to immerse themselves in the authentic essence of Ireland's rugged North West. As the world rushes by, these hidden gems remain preserved in time, offering solace and a rare glimpse into untouched landscapes, secluded beaches, and the enduring spirit of local communities.

Embracing Sustainable Tourism in Donegal

Discover the serene beauty and rich cultural heritage of County Donegal, a gem in Ireland's crown, where sustainable tourism practices are not just a concept but a way of life. In this blog, we explore how you can enjoy the best of Donegal responsibly and sustainably.

Between Waves and War

Travel on a journey through time at Fort Dunree, a historical gem nestled on the rugged coast of County Donegal. This fort, a sentinel over the wild Atlantic, offers a unique blend of Ireland's rich military history and breathtaking natural beauty.

Unveiling the Mysteries of Fanad and the Laurentic

This blog explores the historic Fanad Lighthouse in County Donegal, highlighting its role following the tragic wreck of HMS Saldanha in 1811. It delves into the lighthouse's construction, its maritime significance, and the enhancements made over the years.

The blog also uncovers the story of the SS Laurentic, a ship that met its fate near Fanad during WWI, carrying a secret cargo of gold. The post invites readers to discover the rich maritime heritage of the area, combining historical facts with intriguing shipwreck tales, making Fanad Lighthouse a symbol of resilience and mystery in Ireland's nautical history.


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