Derek was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March and, although... Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. During his lengthy career, O'Donnell has made friends with his childhood idols, including Cliff Richard and Loretta Lynn. McLennan received an annulment of her previous marriage, by which she had two children (Siobhan and Michael). Daniel, 57, and Majella, 59, had met while in Tenerife before tying the knot in the musician’s hometown of Kincasslagh, Co Donegal in 2002. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Donegal & Dún na – Daniel O'Donnell", "Daniel O Donnell Tickets & 2011 Concert Tour Dates", "Daniel O'Donnell lights the way for Aussie fans", "Daniel O'Donnell secures unique UK charts record", "The Secret World of the Irish Male – New Island", "Bland wee Daniel is No 1 at winding up top celebrities – National News", "Jim McGuinness and Daniel O'Donnell singalong", "Corporate Website | – About Tourism Ireland Marketing Programmes", "Daniel Helping To Boost Donegal Tourism", "Donegal stand united in rise from the ashes: McGuinness evolution based around brains as well as brawn", "Daniel O'Donnell music downloads, Daniel O'Donnell songs", "RTÉ choose Daniel for Christmas Day evening special", "Daniel O'Donnel leads fans through his new visitors' centre – Republic of Ireland, Local & National", "Daniel hopes his sharp tongue won't be his undoing on Strictly Come Dancing", "Daniel and Majella's B&B Road Trip travels to RTÉ", "PLAYING MY SONG; Majella Makes Her Album Move", "Donegal's Daniel O'Donnell for TG4 series", "First family photo of Majella and Daniel O'Donnell with grandchild Olivia", "Daniel is 'shite', Geldof has no talent, says Louis Walsh – National News", "Strictly Come Dancing contestant Daniel O'Donnell: We profile the Donegal singer", Australian Recording Industry Association, "Daniel O'Donnell | full Official Chart history", "British album certifications – Daniel O'Donnell", Interview on Loose Women with Daniel and his wife in 2016,, Members of the Order of the British Empire, BLP articles lacking sources from June 2020, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2011 – Lifetime Achievement Award from the, This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 06:11.

Daniel O'Donnell and his wife Majella are one of Ireland's best-known couples. Our. About Dan O'Donnell.

[26] Daniel is proficient in Irish and presented a show in that language for the broadcaster TG4.

He grew up as the youngest of a Roman Catholic family, with his parents, Julia (née McGonagle born 1919; died 18 May 2014)[16] and Francis O'Donnell, and siblings John (the eldest), Margaret (Margo), Kathleen and James. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. He continued: ‘The children have been a joy to me. Majella chimed in and said that she wasn't surprised by their break-up but she was heartbroken.

[18] He was afforded an RTÉ Christmas Day special, Daniel at 50, in 2011 to mark his 50th birthday.[19]. The Romanian Challenge Appeal, a charity that helps orphaned Romanian children re-establish themselves within society. That series aired on UTV but moved to RTÉ in 2016.

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Tweets by @DanODonnellShow. The happy couple met at Majella's parents bar and restaurant in Tenerife in September 1999 shortly after Majella split from her first husband and her children, aged five and three at the time, went to boarding school. Common Sense Central is edited by WISN's Dan O'Donnell.

"I felt that if it's the same God that we're led to believe in, he wouldn't want me not to be happy. [10][10] Affectionately known as "Wee Daniel",[1][11] O'Donnell is a prominent ambassador for his home county of Donegal.[12][13][14][15]. [8][9] He is widely considered a "cultural icon" in Ireland, and is often parodied in the media. Dan O'Donnell is on Facebook. ‘Lovely man’ — Daniel O’Donnell praised for donating money from gig to crew, Daniel O’Donnell pays tribute to those who have died from COVID-19, Margo O’Donnell reveals rumours brother Daniel was her son left mum upset, * Sign up to the survey panel to trial free products and win prizes for your opinions!

After a three-month recovery break, he returned to the stage, this time at the Point Theatre, Dublin.[17]. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

[28], O'Donnell has been involved in many charitable causes for many years, most notably in Romania. Daniel also revealed that he will be spending more time with his family as he takes a step back from touring. In Autumn 2015, he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. He explained: ‘I feel it’s time to get a different balance, so next year I’m taking a lot more time off. Daniel O’Donnell performs his first ever live – streamed concert. After their split, Daniel and Majella remained good friends but as time passed, Daniel doubted his decision. He also forged a close professional relationship with the Irish songstress Mary Duff, who regularly tours with O'Donnell.


The caller said O’Donnell would be killed if he went ahead with four sell out concerts to be held in the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, County Down. The pair are now happily married and are one of Ireland’s golden couples. On 9 February 1983, he recorded his first single, Johnny McCauley's "My Donegal Shore", with £1,200 of his own money, selling all the copies himself.