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Making Donegal Greener for St Patricks Day 2016

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Help Make Donegal the Greenest County in Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day 2016


Donegal Tourism Ltd. in association with Donegal County Council is inviting local communities and businesses to help make ‘Donegal the Greenest County in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day'.


This initiative, which was launched for the first time last year, is encouraging everyone to get involved in the greening of their local area. Whether it is the greening of an attraction, business premises, local beauty spot or church!


Greening of Donegal for St. Patrick’s Day is an excellent way to kick start the season and offers an excellent opportunity to show that Donegal is very much connected and that communities are ready and waiting to welcome visitors.


A plan is in place to promote the greening through a variety of Donegal Tourism Ltd and Donegal County Council websites, social media channels and e-mail marketing campaigns. Groups and individuals that have organised the ‘greening’ of any location are asked to e-mail photos and details to [email protected].  From there they will be circulated online. Local people and visitors are encouraged to take photos of greened locations and post them online using the hashtag #greeningdonegal. These locations will be featured on a specially developed digital map.


Mr. Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council and Chairman of Donegal Tourism, has been delighted with the response to the greening initiative in 2015 saying that “interest in last year’s greening was huge and local communities and businesses have really come together to work as teams to organise lighting, green gels and bulbs, generators and everything needed to go green. We are very proud of the effort that has gone into this initiative and look forward to seeing the success of our county going ‘green’ in 2016”. 


This year again we would like to put Donegal firmly on the map when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day Greening thanks to this initiative the benefits of which are far reaching and will positively impact on visitor numbers in the future.

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Don’t forget to use #greeningdonegal this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!


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