The Donegal Association in Dublin has been honoured by Donegal County Council at a civic reception in Lifford this afternoon.
A large crowd from Donegal and Dublin gathered for the function at county house.
Mayor Brendan Byrne said it's a well deserved honour on the 75th anniversary of the association's foundation.
Tony Dunleavy is President of the Donegal Association, which raises money for several Donegal charities, as well as hosting the annual Donegal Person of the Year event.
This year, the association is closely involved in the Donegal Live event, a promotion which takes place in Dublin on the 16th of next month.
Tony Dunleavy says it's an event with a lot of potential.