A Donegal Love Story



Donegal Love Story Celebrating Central Hotel Wedding Love Stories Over The Past 50 Years

Donegal Love Story

Marketing for Evelyn Mc Marketing begins with a great story.

Then the actual telling of that story, while adding in some creativity and magic. Being brave is important too in marketing in knowing everyone will see what you do and that you have confidence in what you create.

Even if others don’t value it, maybe even scoff at your ideas (!), YOU know the story deserves to be told and can fit into a marketing campaign or even that you can create a marketing campaign around it.

Today I am telling a personal story, I have created a marketing campaign around that story and I believe that many others just like me will benefit from looking back and reliving old memories.

Over thirty years ago my husband and I got married in The Central Hotel Donegal town, both of us being from the county, we choose The Central as the location to welcome our family and friends  to join us, begin our future life together.


Evelyn Mc Marketing a Central Hotel bride over 30 years ago

Through my recent years in marketing and promotion, I knew that the idea of reaching out to this group of married couples would be a very unique campaign.

There were many couples just like us who got married over the years and who would like to relive the occasion, return to celebrate with family and friends and so I approached Elaine McInaw the Marketing Manager of the hotel and told her about #DonegalLoveStory a new brand that Evelyn Mc Marketing had created.

I had met Elaine through Donegal Women in Business Network.

Initially this brand will be used as a campaign with the Central Hotel and for related services and products in the wedding industry, but in the future who knows! It could tell the great love stories of all couples in Donegal or love of county or culture or those who live on foreign shores that want to return to the home of their birth. Their own #DonegalLoveStory

Donegal Love Story Twitter

Donegal Love Story Facebook


A Donegal Love Story

The Central Hotel Donegal Town

Reliving Wedding Celebrations Throughout The Decades


The current project with The Central Hotel  Donegal Town will see #DonegalLoveStory search out all couples who held their wedding receptions in the hotel over the past fifty years.

Then invite them back to celebrate and relive their love story at the  Central Hotel Vintage Wedding Celebration event on Saturday June 2nd of the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Within this framework there will be a unique Central Wedding Love Story Exhibition  featuring a collection of treasured wedding artifacts from couples  such as wedding dresses, photographs and other mementos on display, creating a time capsule of love stories and bringing precious memories to life.

This exhibition will also be open all day on the Saturday for all the families to come and view .

There are some great prizes for many  couples and it will be an opportunity for many to look back at precious memories that were made.

I am hoping that we uncover some great romantic stories of couples married for over fifty years, of generations from the one family who celebrated their wedding day in The Central and of family traditions that have been carried through the years.

Storytelling is what we are good at as  a nation, looking back into a distant time where we were different people and had a lifetime of learning and experience ahead of us.

Take time today to remember the stories of your like and if you or someone you know got married in the Central Hotel Donegal town then join them for this truly unmissable anniversary celebration! For more information, to lend us some personal items for the exhibition or to book tickets contact Central Hotel Donegal Town.  weddings@centralhoteldonegal.com

Telephine Central Hotel Donegal Town    074 9721027


If you would like to use #DonegalMarketingStory in your marketing campaign contact Evelyn on 087 2246989.












Launch Your #DonegalMarketingWow For Free


Evelyn Mc Marketing delivering recent marketing workshop to Donegal Women in Business Network       Photo Credit Donegal Woman

Hello from evelynmcmarketing.com,

As you can see I haven’t written a blog in a while, I have been distracted from writing by other things  .

There’s always so much else to do, or that you think you have to do, but I am really going to try and blog a lot more this year. With #DonegalLoveStory and donegalmammy.com there are plenty of reasons for me to keep writing.

Recently, I gave a talk to an amazing group of women from Donegal Women in Business Network (If you are not a member you MUST join) and where I spoke about how even in business everyone looks like they are successful and on top of things, even if it’s not the case.

Their Instagram and other social media posts scream success following the beautiful colour schemes and styles of the day, their podcasts and videos are always excellent quality and I swear they must have been in the hairdressers and beauticians for hours to prepare for the camera.

I admire them, I respect them, but so many of us will never be them and that’s ok! Stop beating yourselves up and thinking that’s how you should be marketing your business.

Back to the talk, I read the words of Gloria Gaynor’s 1984 song ‘I am what I am’ and these words resonated with everyone.


“It’s my world that I want to have a little pride in
My world and it’s not a place I have to hide in
Life’s not worth a damn
‘Til you can say I am what I am”

Gloria Gaynor      I Am What I Am       1984


So even in your marketing and business, do what you feel suits your brand and personality, be authentic, be honest and most importantly be you!

Ignore the inner voice that says you are unworthy, undeserving  and a business imposter. People buy from other people, and they will know when you are not being true to what you are.

So, I have come up with a way  to help and support your  marketing efforts in your business.

Read on!


Business is like going on holiday; you do the research, plan it all out, get there and then you spend time ‘promoting’ it all on your Snapchat and social media to your friends back home. After a while unless you do something really wow they will get bored with your constant feed of sandy beaches and cocktails by the pool.

They want to see you jump out of a plane or scuba dive or a video of you bungee jumping off a cliff. Then they go “wow“.

So just like that, go plan some #DonegalMarketingWow in your business today and let me know about it. You can tag me or email me your wow and I will share and promote your marketing antics to everyone in my networks.  That’s quite a lot of people between Donegal MammyDonegal Women in Business Network and Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Networking Donegal.

If you are struggling to find your WOW – I can help you find it! Get in touch today.


Evelyn Mc Marketing Motivational and Planning Workshops


Evelyn Mc Marketing can help with digital marketing, setting up your social media accounts, writing a blog or just supporting your business and helping you put a plan together in one of my 1-1 2 hour mindmapping workshops that look at where you are going and how to get there.

Stop second guessing yourself, just do it, learn from others but be your very own self and always be who you are.


Contact Evelyn    087 2246989