Inis Communications is delighted to confirm that the #LoveDonegal day campaign reached worldwide audiences of over 33 million people, trended at Number 1 in Ireland all day long, and trended in the UK and the US.

“Like everyone else involved in this campaign, we were blown away by the strength of the response from people all over the island and indeed all over the world,” says Trish Hegarty of Inis Communications. “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part, particularly those who spread the word to others in advance.”

“We created the idea for #LoveDonegal Day, and devised and co-ordinated the campaign, as part of our PR and marketing work for the Donegal Connect project. There was a great team effort in advance and it was a pleasure to work alongside a fantastic crew from Donegal LEO, Donegal County Council, Donegal Tourism, Go Visit Inishowen, Discover Bundoran, Údarás na Gaeilge and Deirdre McGlone.”

We started to trend in Ireland the night before and on the 14th August, we trended at No. 1 spot in Ireland from 7am straight through to 7pm.  We trended at Number 1 in Belfast, at No 29 in the UK, and also trended briefly in the US.

“People really engaged with the campaign too. The total number of Tweets & Retweets, Facebook and Instagram posts, and other interactions was over 290,000. People posted pictures of their favourite landscapes, days out, things to do, their communities, why they loved to visit, work or live in Donegal.”

“These are all the things we wanted to promote about our amazing county for Donegal Connect, so we are absolutely delighted not just with the statistics but with the outpouring of genuine love and affection for Donegal. It was an incredible day, and people are still posting #LoveDonegal.”

Remote Working ‘Hotdesks’ for Donegal Connect

“We’ve had lots of enquiries since #LoveDonegal day from people interested in moving home or relocating here,” says Joanne Kilmartin, the Donegal Diaspora officer for the county.

“So many entrepreneurs in Donegal emphasise just what a great place it is to do business, and we’d like to give people a taste of that. So, as part of Donegal Connect 2019, we’re offering hotdesk facilities to anyone who wants to travel here to attend our events but may need to work while they are here.”

“For Donegal Connect, a range of community and public sector groups are offering high speed broadband in a fully equipped workspace at 8 locations across the county from Inishowen to Arranmore Island,” says Joanne. “So business owners or employees get a chance to work outside their traditional office environment during Donegal Connect. It also gives those with limited leave in the final quarter of the year to come to Donegal to join us for some of the programme.”

“The hotdesks initiative is about promoting the county as a place where anyone can leverage technology in order to work remotely in one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland.” To enquire about booking a hotdesk please email Joanne at

For further information about Donegal Connect and the programme of events, go to