U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Claire D. Cronin begins her first visit to Donegal today.
The trip will start today and will finish on Wednesday.
Ambassador Cronin intends to travel to Carrowmenagh near Moville where her grandfather Hugh McLaughlin was born.
Ahead of her trip to Co. Donegal, Ambassador Cronin said she was really looking forward ot the trip.
She said “I look forward to paying my first visit to Donegal as Ambassador and learning about my family connections in the Moville area. I hope to meet as many people as I can during my visit. I feel a great sense of connection to Donegal and its people.”
During Ambassador Cronin’s visit to Moville today, there will be a public event at 3:30pm in the Castle Inn, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle where locals are encouraged to attend if they wish to meet and greet the Ambassador.
Ambassador Cronin will also be a guest of honour at the public launch of the conservation plan for Northburgh Castle situated in Greencastle.
Other engagements include a meeting with Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Jack Murray, and a visit to gteic @ Gaoth Dobhair, on the Údarás na Gaeltachta business park.