Donegal to host 54 New York Firefighters

Date Published : April 20th, 2016    Published By : admin

A large group of fire fighters from New York are due to visit County Donegal tomorrow for a two-day visit as part of the 1916 commemorations. The visit is being hosted by the Donegal Firefighters Association and supported by Donegal County Council.

A number of events have been planned for the visit which starts tomorrow, Thursday and ends Friday night. 54 members of the Fire Department New York will be welcomed by the members of Donegal Fire Association.

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The public events include a much anticipate Soccer/American football match between FDNY and DFA at the Letterkenny Community Centre on Thursday from 2 to 4pm.It will be one half soccer and one half American football.

On Thursday the group will visit the Kinnegar Brewery at 3:00pm, The Olde Bar (Marys of the Glen) Glen Village at 6:00pm and Harrys Bar, Letterkenny from  9pm to 10 pm.

On Friday 22nd April the group is set to visit the Donegal County Museum at 11am and the Letterkenny Fire Station at 12 noon and there will also be a special presentation held in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny at 6pm. The trip will conclude with a farewell gathering in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny at 9pm.

Michael Purtill, Secretary of the Donegal Firefighters Association is delighted to be hosting this event and is keen to ensure that the New York Firefighters leave our county with an optimism and desire to return. “There has been a long standing association between Ireland and the New York Fire Department and some of these Firefighters have Donegal connections and many are second or third generation Irish”.

Fore move visit the DFA's facebook event page here

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