The hills of Donegal will ring with the music and voices of its international superstars next year for the ultimate seisiún. Both a reunion and a birthday celebration, Abhaile –.. read more
There are numerous people of Irish ancestry in the worldwide Diaspora who deserve to be recognised in the Country of their ancestors and this award will acknowledge the achievements of those individuals.
This award is to recognise and pay tribute to one of Inishowen’s most famous descendants, Mr Tip O’Neill, both for his outstanding achievements in American political life and especially for his invaluable commitment to the search for a lasting peace and on the island of Ireland.
For 10 years Tip O’Neill was, as Speaker of the American House of Representatives, the 3rd most powerful politician in America, after the President and Vice President. His grandmother was Unity (Eunice) Fullerton from the townland of Baim in Sleadrin, Buncrana, Co Donegal.
Donegal promises wild landscapes blanketed in bog and heather, isolated white sandy beaches and a roughly hewn coastline. And when all of the cobwebs have been blown away, thriving little towns with cosy pubs, excellent seafood and a friendly welcome await.