Connecting the Donegal Diaspora to its Roots

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The Irish American Partnership was featured in the April 2019 issue of “Donegal Connections” Ezine, a publication by the Donegal County Council to connect with the Donegal Diaspora.

Over 30 years ago, Former Donegal TD Paddy Harte Snr., a leading proponent of peace and reconciliation among divided communities, conceived of a supportive partnership between Irish America and Ireland. Having secured £50,000 in seed funding from the Irish government, the Irish American Partnership was formed, its mission—to empower the next generation of Irish leaders through education and community development.

Education has been the gift passed down from one generation of Irish to the next, allowing Ireland’s diaspora to thrive all over the world. The Partnership encourages the Irish diaspora to honour their heritage by giving back to the schools and community initiatives that made an impact on their lives, or the lives of their ancestors.

“Ní neart go chur le chéile.”

Read the full article on page 7