In the interest of health and safety the Donegal Association have made the decision to postpone the Annual Gala Ball which was due to take place this Saturday night in the Ballsbridge Hotel.

Noel Cunningham was due to be inaugurated as Donegal’s Person of the Year at this special event.

The postponement follows government advice issued today, limiting social gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Noel’s primary concern is the duty of care towards the hundreds of guests due to attend and is looking forward to making the night bigger and better later in the year.

“We hope everyone understands our position and apologise for any inconvenience caused,” a spokesperson said.

“The Ballsbridge Hotel have been very understanding and supportive of the decision and for anyone who has rooms booked these will be refunded.

“All tickets sold will be valid for our rescheduled Ball later in the year or refunds will be made.”

Further updates will follow over the coming days.