Friends and family of Daniel O’Donnell will gather at County House in Lifford today for what the singer admits will be the biggest honour of his career.
Daniel is only the fifth person to whom the honour has ben bestowed upon.
The singer is to receive the award in official recognition of his contribution to music and the ambassadorial role he has played for Donegal for decades.
He will receive a specially-commissioned badge and pin which is reserved exclusively for those who get the Freedom of County Donegal.
The badge, made by Letterkenny artist Geraldine Hannigan and mounted on a background designed by Fionntan Gogarty of Artwoks, is a silver replication o the county badge.
The badge, which includes the O’Donnell Cross and an Iunula, was granted to the county council by the Chief Herald of Ireland as part of a Grant of Arms to the County.
A number of speakers from all the political parties are expected to pay tribute to the singer before he receives the Freedom of the County.
The questions on everybody’s lips will also be if Daniel will treat everyone to a song or two for the occasion?