Well known County Councillor and Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal Area, Cllr Patrick McGowan is a proud Donegal man. Here he outlines what he loves about Donegal and why he is a big fan of Michael Murphy.
What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?
Narin. Family holidays in a caravan.
If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?
A little less rain
Who is the one person that you look up to and why?
Pat the Cope Gallagher. He works seven days a week for the people. I don’t know where he gets the energy and motivation from.
What’s your happiest Christmas memory in Donegal?
When Edanne and I and our three children were together for Christmas 12 years ago.
What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?
Winning the All Ireland and this year’s Irish open in Ballyliffin
If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be?
End the madness of bigotry and persecution.
What is your favourite Donegal-made product?
Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?
Has to be Daniel O’Donnell
What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?
Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?
What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?
Conkers – good food and good service
What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?
How’s it going!
What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal?
Getting a good paying job and to be happy at your work.
What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?
Scone with raisins
Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?
Not pulling together as much as we use to do
Do you have a favourite local band?
If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?
St Josephs hospital.
Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?
Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? (example: our culture/language)
What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?
Helping someone get something they are entitled to.Tags: