The Donegal team was greeted by up to 20,000 people in Donegal Town tonight after winning the All-Ireland Football championship.
Donegal's victory prompted celebrations across the county last night.
The team visited children in Crumlin Hospital in Dublin this morning before travelling north.
There were major traffic restrictions in the area for the duration of the ceremony.
Donegal defeated Mayo by 2-11 to 0-13 at Croke Park yesterday to take their second All-Ireland title.
Forwards Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden starred as Jim McGuinness' side ended a 20-year wait for a second title.
Mayo's long wait for an All-Ireland title goes on as they have not won the Championship since 1951.