My Donegal – with Relay for Life Donegal chairperson Robert O’Connor

first_imgRelay for Life Donegal chairperson Robert O’Connor has had a huge impact on the Donegal community in recent years as a key person behind the fundraising event.Robert is well known to all who organise and take part in Relay for Life Donegal – the annual 24-hour event that brings the community together to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, to remember those who have died from the disease, and to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.Robert and the Relay committee’s successful efforts this year saw funds being raised to go directly to a major research programme at Letterkenny University Hospital for cancer survivors. Although he admits he isn’t a Donegal native by birth, this Antrim man has been here for many years and is admired greatly by the people of Donegal.This is Robert O’Connor’s My Donegal…Robert O’ConnorWhat is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Gaoth Dobhair — Happy times spent there living and workingIf you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?Better infrastructure. Seamus Coleman or Michael Murphy?Having never met Seamus Coleman it has be Michael MurphyWho is the one person in Donegal who you look up to and why?Late Jim Kennedy who was really welcoming to me in Letterkenny Rotary Club.What’s your happiest memory in Donegal?First Relay for Life Event in 2012 – seeing so many inspirational Survivors in LYIT was truly amazing and humbling.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?The one and only GabrielleFavourite journey in DonegalLetterkenny to Gaoth DobhairFootball Special or Kinnegar Beer?Football Special What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Second All Ireland in 2012What is your favourite Donegal-made product?McGarvey’s curryWho is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Daniel O’Donnell — so down to earth, genuine person who freely gives his time to others. So proud as Chairperson of Relay for Life Donegal that Daniel is our Patron. Daniel promotes Donegal in a way no one else can on Global stage.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Toss up between Packie Bonner and Jim McGuinness What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?SONDERWhat is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Wile craic hiWhat is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?BREXIT uncertaintyWhat is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Naked BurritoIs there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Way some tourist chiefs undersell this wonderful countyIf you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal, what would it be?Better infrastructure – although €1m would be only a drop in the ocean as to what this county needs and deserves,Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?SingaporeIs there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?The way Donegal people have treated me and my family since 1987.Do you want to take part in our My Donegal feature? Email [email protected] Donegal – with Relay for Life Donegal chairperson Robert O’Connor was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MY DONEGALRelay for LifeRobert O’Connorlast_img

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