Almost 9 and half million euro will be issued to Donegal farmers under the 2015 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme.
The announcement was made by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.
4,410 Donegal farmers are eligible to receive the payment.
It is also expected that 70% of the Basic Payment Scheme will be paid from 16th October with balancing payments issuing from 1st December.
Donegal Deputy Dinny McGinley says both schemes will ease the burden that has been felt by Donegal farmers in the recent past............