Darren O’Leary is a Ballybofey man who very proud of his hometown and its people.
The Cappry Rovers defender and Sean MacCumhaills footballer is a well-known figure in the Donegal sports scene.
Here, he tells us what he thinks about his home county:
My Donegal… with Darren O’Leary
Where is your favourite place in Donegal and why?
Has to be Ardara, I spent all my summers there and still love going back to it any chance I can get.
What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?
Slieve League or Downings – great parts of the county.
Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?
I love the both so can’t complain either way.
What would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal?
Relax with the kids and take them for a walk around Drumboe Woods
Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?
There’s a few but I’m going with Jason Quigley. He is from Ballybofey and the things he has done for young people about the county to believe what you want to achieve.
Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?
Tommy Gallen owns Villa Rose and Jackson’s Hotel. It takes something to run two hotels. He is a gentleman as well.
Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?
Michael Murphy – the things he has done for Donegal. He is the best player the county has ever had.
What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?
Fara’s restaurant in Villa Rose.
If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?
The roads, some of the roads in Donegal are brutal paying big tax to drive on bad roads.
What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?
What’s the crack?
What is your favourite Donegal food?
Fresh fish from Killybegs
Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?
No I think Donegal have the best people in the country.
Do you have a favourite local band?
If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?
Get the new Finn Harps ground built.
Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?
Packie Bonner. I am a sports person so has to be Packie.
Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?
Yes the beaches and places to go about Donegal are something else.