A great night in London as Donegal Association host annual dinner

Kilcar man Michael Cunningham honoured

Eamonn McFadden

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Eamonn McFadden

A great night in London as Donegal Association host annual dinner

Michael Cunningham (Kilcar) - 2016 London Donegal Person of the Year with his wife Teresa and Tony McFadden Chairman of the Donegal Association, London. Photo Brendan Vaughan

Staff Reporter@dgldemocrat

There was a great night of celebration among the Donegal Diaspora when a large crowd gathered to celebrate the annual Donegal Association of London Dinner dance last night.

The event is a highlight for the Donegal community in the English capital and this was the 69th year of the annual event.

It took place in the stylish surrounds of the Clayton Crown Hotel in Cricklewood.

Association Chairman Tony McFadden welcomed everyone to the event.

Special guest this year was Father Brendan McBride from Portnoo, who has been based in the US for many years, and played a pivotal role in assisting the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse, near San Francisco in June 2015.

The association awarded their Person of the year accolade to popular Tir Chonaill Gaels stalwart, Michael Cunningham from Kilcar.

As well as the London based Donegal community attending the event, many travelled over from Donegal for the social event. Further coverage online and in our Thursday edition.