This Monday 30 September from 10.30am to 1pm at the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny will open its doors to an event not to be missed.
If you’re interested in living and working in Donegal and are keen to network with employers and education providers, then you should add this date to your diary.
The focus of this event is on career and employment opportunities in the region. Attendees will be able to talk to companies that are currently recruiting and get advice from education, training and apprenticeship providers about the various routes to upskilling or returning to full-time education.
Attendees will be treated to a panel discussion that will feature stories of individuals who have returned to the region and established their own companies; people that have up-skilled through the support of local further and higher education training providers and secured fantastic employment and careers in the county.
The MC for the morning panel session is Stephen Maguire, editor of the county’s biggest online news website, Donegal Daily. A native of Dublin and an entrepreneur in the region, he also knows first-hand what it’s like to make the move to Donegal.
“Moving to Donegal made me realise that there was life outside of the bigger urban areas, be that Dublin, Belfast or New York or London for that matter.
“In my opinion, the only regret people have of either returning to Donegal or setting up life here is why they didn’t do it sooner.
“From the people to the scenery to the quality of life and job opportunities, if things aren’t quite how you like them in Donegal then you can be assured that there are always people there to help out.
“Donegal and its people possess a rare ‘can do’ approach to life while not forgetting to live life to the full,” he said.
The overall theme of this event is to support people interested in making the move back to Donegal. However it will also be of benefit to anyone looking for employment, routes to education and may be particularly useful for those who are interested in returning to work or changing career or taking up an Apprenticeship.
In the afternoon, from 2pm to 4pm, there will be a complementary event focused on providing practical support designed to tackle key questions people may have about moving back home or relocating to Donegal. Issues which may be raised include residency for spouses or partners, buying a home in Donegal, getting a driving licence, health care entitlements and much more.
About Donegal Connect
The event is one of fifty events taking place across the county during ‘Donegal Connect’ an initiative that runs from Friday 27 September to Sunday 6 October. Donegal Connect is a Donegal County Council initiative in association with the Donegal Local Enterprise Office, Donegal Diaspora, Donegal Tourism, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Údarás na Gaeltachta, IDA Ireland, Donegal Food Coast, Pramerica, Abbots Diabetes Care, Randox and Donegal Global Irish. Donegal Connect is part funded by Fáilte Ireland under the Global Irish Festival series. For more information on the wide range of events taking place during ‘Donegal Connect’ visit www.donegalconnect.com/Tags: