Donegal County Council has made the shortlist in a number of categories in the Excellence in Local Government Awards.
The Donegal Gathering initiative has been shortlisted in the Supporting Tourism category.
While, the One Donegal Cultural Diversity Month has made the Festival of the Year shortlist with the Donegal Fire Service in the running for the Outstanding Customer Service accolade for its response to the raging gorse fires in May 2011.
According to The Irish Times, the local authority is up against other events such as the Tall Ships in Waterford and services such as Dublin City Council's home grants scheme.
The awards are being run by Chambers Ireland in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.
Senator Jimmy Harte says he is delighted Donegal is strongly represented among the nominees.