Love Donegal Day reached 11 million people last weekend – Highland Radio

Donegal County Council said last Thursday’s ‘Love Donegal’ initiative was a major success, reaching more than 11 million people across all social media.

The campaign spanned LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with the LoveDonegal and DúnnanGallAbú hashtags trending across the country throughout the weekend.

This year the focus has been on celebrating Donegal’s contribution to arts and culture.


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Love Donegal Day 2022 reaches over 11 million!

Last Thursday, September 8, Donegal communities around the world came together on social media to celebrate #LoveDonegal Day 2022.

This year’s campaign had an incredible response with a reach of over 11 million people on social media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. #LoveDonegal and #DúnnanGallAbú were trending across Ireland throughout the weekend with users from all corners of the world engaging and communicating what makes Donegal special to them, by sharing posts, images, videos.

#LoveDonegal Day 2022 centered around the theme of art and creativity. Young and old across the world have shared their love for our county and there has been a wonderful response to the art competition, with creative submissions of the Donegal DNA logo from fashion to baking, sports and seafood. sea ​​!

People from near and far celebrated the importance of the Donegal connection to them in people, landscape, culture, opportunity and work/life balance.

The 2022 #LoveDonegal Day campaign has been coordinated by Donegal County Council. Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Liam Blaney believes that #LoveDonegal Day shows the strong connections the county has across the world saying “the high levels of engagement with the Diaspora nationally and internationally, particularly in parts of the world such as the United States. States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Sri Lanka show the impact Donegal has on people near and far, across many generations. , it has really promoted Donegal as an ideal place to live, visit, invest, work, do business and settle thanks to the particular importance of our magnificent county”.

John McLaughlin, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, was also delighted with the response to #LoveDonegal saying “we are delighted and overwhelmed by the response to this year’s #LoveDonegal Day campaign which has seen #LoveDonegal and # DúnnanGallAbú grow across multiple social media platforms over a number of days from last week through weekend With a reach of over 11 million people and counting across the globe High levels of participation and engagement with the social media campaign and art competition has highlighted the importance of this day in the calendar for the people of Donegal and those who have a connection to our county I am also delighted with the reaction and the local response to this initiative. It’s very positive”.

#LoveDonegal is a precursor to Donegal Connect, which will take place from September 22n/a at 25e September 2022. Donegal Connect runs a number of county-wide collaborative events and projects and focuses on ‘reconnecting’ with Donegal’s diaspora to encourage a return home and explore why Donegal is a great place to live, work, invest, study and do business. For more information visit –