Inter-generational sporting weekend 27th – 28th October
The connections between Donegal and Football span generations and this October will see a senior and an under-12 team take on their Scottish counter-parts in a friendly soccer match in Gweedore in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht.
Following their match on Saturday morning, the members of the under 12 team will take to the Wild Atlantic Waves on sea kayaks while the seniors take to the pitch. Medals will be presented to the victorious at a buffet dinner on Saturday evening and this will be followed by live entertainment and the appearance of a mystery celebrity guest……
Sunday morning will include a tour of Glenveagh National Park – a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north west of County Donegal. At Glenveagh, a genealogist will be available to help anybody who would like to explore their roots before lunch. So, brush down the soccer boots, or just grab your supporter’s scarf for an unforgettable sporting week-end back in the old sod this October.
At the launch of this feCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Séamus Ó Domhnaill said:
“Looking to the next generation of diaspora, we are particularly excited about a Gaelic Football blitz we have organised during the October Bank Holiday Weekend. We have invited an underage team from Glasgow to take on our own Tír Chonaill Harps and C.L.G. An Clochán Liath on Saturday October 28 th. The blitz will be followed by an exclusive coaching session with Donegal County Players and later in the afternoon the players will take to the waves at Maghery Coastal Adventures. The players and accompanying family will enjoy a well-earned prize-giving dinner at The Waterfront Hotel that night. Creating memories of trips home to Donegal from an early age will help us to engage with our diaspora on a deeper level so that we can all look forward to more
To find out more about the Donegal Global Irish Festival Series see,
http://www.donegaldiaspora.ie and www.wildatlanticway.com/globalirish
All are welcome - events are free of charge, but booking is essential via
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 074 9160735.
Find out about the other autumn Festivals in the Global Irish Series