Donegal County Council Logo
Home > Council Executive > Communications Office > Press Releases > Launch of Donegal Tourism Brochure and App

12/03/2015 - Gay Byrne launches New Brochure and App for Donegal

Gay Byrne at launch 379 x 269  

The launch of a brand new tourism brochure, highlighting all that Donegal has to offer, was launched today by none other than Mr. Gay Byrne in the magnificent setting of Glenveagh Castle. Gay and his wife, Kathleen Watkins, were in the county to promote this full colour brochure that has been produced by Donegal Tourism, along with a brand new app which has been newly designed to complement the website. Gay and Kathleen are no strangers to Donegal and have been visiting the county for many years now being the proud owners of a holiday home in the county.


Gay delighted the audience when he recalled his memories of visiting Glenveagh Castle with his wife Kathleen when it was home to the McElhinney family.  He talked about how he was first introduced to Donegal and Dungloe over forty years ago and his message to the people of Donegal is to continue to smile and welcome every visitor as a friend of the county.


Gay Byrne, Kathleen and Seamus

Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council welcoming Gay Byrne and his wife Kathleen Watkins to Glenveagh Castle 


Donegal County Council Chief Executive and Chairman of Donegal Tourism Mr. Seamus Neely stated “this 58 page brochure beautifully captures many images that display the diversity and majesty of Donegal.  It sets out an array of activities, places of interest, and services that are available to potential visitors. Over 20,000 copies of this brochure have been printed and distributed worldwide and a PDF version has also been circulated to many tourism providers for inclusion on their websites”.


He added “the new app will serve to assist visitors by providing a first class mobile friendly interface with . With travellers using their mobile devices on the go to find out information, this app will let them access up to the minute information that is available on the website through their mobile devices”.


The brochure uses over forty different themes and headings from popular activities, such as Surfing, Golf, and Angling; to unique Donegal amenities and resources, such as Local Produce, Islands and the Gaeltacht, and Festivals, to allow the reader to easily plan their visit.


The photography is captivating and demonstrates the strengths of Donegal as a major player in the tourism sector. The themes are all complemented with useful information and contacts for whatever your interest may be and it brings to life a strong visual image of Donegal for the potential visitor. The brochure also offers the visitor six recommended touring routes for different regions of the county in addition to the newly developed Wild Atlantic Way route that has been rolled out in recent months.


For more information on the brochure or app, log onto or download the Donegal Tourism app from Google play store or the app store.


Check out our Picture Special for more photos from this launch






Rate this Page

Select an option below

Map Services

Map Portal

  • winterweather Image
  • NWGreenway network icon
  • Donegal Tourism Logo
  • Rennet Image
  • NPPR Logo
  • Donegal Gathering Logo
  • Donegal Diaspora Logo
  • Public Art logo
  • Regional Cultural Centre logo
  • Spaceial logo
  • IrishWater
  • LEO