Happy Donegal video to feature on Oprah special
The county of Donegal is to feature in an Oprah Winfrey special in which she chats to R’n’B superstar Pharrell Williams about his sensational worldwide hit ‘Happy’.
The song has been a huge global hit, more than one million people in the UK and Ireland have bought the single.
The video for Happy has also been immensely popular, with various people dancing to camera to the feel-good tune.
Thousands of people have jumped on the back of the success of Happy and made their own spoof videos, including the Donegal tourist board.
Donegal residents of all ages showcase their county to the world in the video. From children break dancing in the street to synchronised steps on the beach. Raising a pint of Guinness to choreographed Irish dancers in full costume. The Donegal Happy video features people from all corners of the county and gives a real insight into Donegal and its people.
The beautiful scenery of the Donegal coastline is on show as well as numerous local businesses such as cafes and bars.
Everyone featured in the video looks to be having a great time and it has already been viewed more than 130,000 times online.
It will be mentioned on the Oprah special, in a feature where the chat-queen will talk to Williams about the numerous re-makes there have been of his now iconic music video.
The show will be broadcast on 13 April in America and is expected to be seen by about eight million people. Great exposure for the seaside town and the Donegal tourist board are hopeful it will lead to an increase in visitors this year.
Watch the Donegal version of Williams’ Happy below.
To find out about trips to Donegal then visit the official tourism website at govisitdonegal.com
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