News and Events about County Donegal in Ireland © Go Visit Donegal Blog, 2019.
Next year, 2024, Donegal Town will mark its 550th Birthday. Its origins can be traced back to 1474, when Lady Nuala O'Donnell established a Franciscan Abbey on the shores of Donegal Bay. Around the same time, her husband Red Hugh O'Donnell the First, Lord of Tir Chonaill founded Donegal Castle. The Town of Donegal grew up around these two great buildings and became the capital of Tir Chonaill.
The eagerly awaited launch of the 2023 Frances Browne Multilingual Poetry Competition is set to ignite the imaginations of poets around the world. The competition returns for 2023 with new categories and more chances than ever to claim a prize.
Loganair has scheduled a third service between Glasgow and Donegal this summer, operating from July to October.
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