Since the launch of the Donegal Diaspora website last week, the response from abroad has been very positive and this is very evident from the many comments on the linked Facebook page from all corners of the globe.
Itseems our Diaspora were just waiting for a resource like this and thanks to Donegal County Council now our Donegal emigrants can connect with each other over a variety of different stories from all corners of the world.
The website recorded over three and a half thousand visits within a short period of its launch last week and the associated Facebook page has a total of over 500 likes, which reaches 135,000 people worldwide.
Speaking this week Michael O’hEanaigh, Director of Service with Donegal County Council said that “We are delighted with the positive response that we have received to www.donegaldiaspora.ie . Our Donegal friends and family are located all over the globe.”
The US and the UK record the highest number of visitors, nearly two thousand between them. But the website has also been accessed from Russia, Vietnam, Jamaica, Nepal, the list goes on and on – all of these countries and many, many more have someone living there who is interested in, or has a connection to Donegal. Now they can access a site that lets them know what is happening in the county, be it creative or business orientated; whether they are from Inishowen or Killybegs; whether they are interested in the Arts or in windsurfing – there is a story on the website which will interest them.