04 Oct 2022

U.S. Ambassador to visit Donegal, the place where her grandfather was born

Ambassador Cronin to learn about my family connections in the Moville area.  

U.S. Ambassador to visit Donegal, the place where her grandfather was born

US ambassador to Ireland Claire D. Cronin to visit Donegal for the first time

The United States Ambassador to Ireland Claire D. Cronin, whose grandfather was born in near Moville, will visit Donegal from May 9-11, it has been confirmed. 

Ambassador Cronin intends to travel to Carrowmenagh where her grandfather Hugh McLaughlin was born.

Ahead of her trip to Donegal, Ambassador Cronin 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 on May 9th, 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, which is located on the Údarás na Gaeltachta business park.


To continue reading this article,
please subscribe and support local journalism!

Subscribing will allow you access to all of our premium content and archived articles.


To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.