Search begins for a new Donegal Person of the Year

SLIDESHOW: No major changes at Donegal Association in Dublin Annual General Meeting -

Michael Daly


Michael Daly

The Donegal Association Dublin held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 19th of October in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra.

For the year ahead Elaine Caffrey remains as Chairperson of the Association.

During her report, Elaine paid tribute to the late Charlie McGinley who passed away during the year, Charlie served the association with pride and dedication over the years and he is greatly missed by the association.

Hugh Harkin stays on as President. Hugh hails from Cresslough originally and has been involved in the association for many years. It is wonderful to see Hugh and Elaine continue with these roles and we look forward to a successful year ahead.

The past year  was another fantastic one when Deirdre McGlone was inaugurated as Donegal Person of the Year. Hundreds attended the Annual Gala Ball to witness this special event in the Donegal Association’s annual dinner.

The committee is  delighted to welcome new members to the committee including Ailbhe McMonagle, Majella Ellis, Sorcha Ní Ghallchóir and Mary Ellen Murray.

Siobhan Shovlin of the Association said, “We are confident our new members will bring many fresh ideas to the table and enable the association to strengthen and grow in the year ahead and into the future.

“The search is on for the next Donegal Person of the Year with the closing date for receipt of nominations is 30th of November 2016.

Any individual or any group may nominate a person – the main criteria being that the person nominated should have made a significant contribution to the promotion of the county at local, national, or international level. Nominations should set out the reasons for the nomination. Nomination forms may be downloaded from the Association’s website

Annual Mass of Remembrance

On Sunday, 13th of November the Donegal Association will hold their Annual Mass of Remembrance in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra at 6.30pm. It will be followed by the Father McDyer Memorial Lecture which will be given by well renowned historian Helen Meehan. She will cover 1916 and its aftermath for Co. Donegal. All are welcome to attend!