Thousands throng Donegal town for three day spectacular

Donegal town was turned into a tourism exhibition centre for three days as thousands thronged the streets of the historic south Donegal town to sample the delights offered by Donegal Live 2012.

Donegal town was turned into a tourism exhibition centre for three days as thousands thronged the streets of the historic south Donegal town to sample the delights offered by Donegal Live 2012.

Following on from events in Dublin and Glasgow, the decision to bring the ‘Live’ formula back home proved a resounding success and the remarkable weather over the three days gave the town a continental feel to it.

Open air concerts in The Diamond and a major exhibition area highlighting the best that Donegal has to offer.

Donegal Town Community Chamber in association with Fáilte Ireland, Donegal Tourism and the Donegal Association were selected to host this major tourism promotional event. It took place in Dublin’s Temple Bar, The Iveagh Gardens and Glasgow over the last two years and highlighted all that Donegal has to offer tourists from both home and abroad.

Last weekend Donegal Town has been transformed into a tourism exhibition centre, with live music concerts from national and international bands in the Diamond area. The tented village on the pier houses exhibitors showcasing all that the county has to offer the discerning visitor.

The best of Donegal style was also on display with lots of clothing and jewellery, along with designers, artists and manufacturers of great local crafts.

The headline act at Friday’s opening night show was X-Factor winner 2008, Alexandra Burke. She was spectacular and won over the enthusiastic audience with a performance that showcased her many talents and extraordinary voice.

Last night, Saturday Sontas and Goats Don’t Shave were the headliners and didn’t disappoint!

A day brimful of variety from dancing to exhibitions saw great attendances yesterday and the late night open air gig to round off the weekend started with the Rockhill Ramblers and a brilliant performance by the fabulous Saw Doctors closed this year’s event.