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    The most north-westerly and one of the largest of the Irish counties, County Donegal’s rugged coastline and wild, rolling moorland holds a great attraction for visitors who want to ‘get away from it all’. The geographic isolation of the county was increased further by the Partition of Ireland, as it left Donegal almost annexed, with just a single border county with the rest of the Irish Republic; consequently, with its wild Atlantic coastline, Donegal retains its own, very distinct identity, and relishes its remoteness.

    Things to do in Donegal
    The wild and woolly nature of the Donegal countryside means that walking is a popular pursuit; and the rugged coastline is also a particular attraction.

    The often terrifying southern precipice of the Slieve League cliffs slope dramatically into the sea; the second highest cliffs in Ireland, and - although not as famous as the Cliffs of Moher to the south in County Clare - the Slieve League cliffs are actually three times higher than those at Moher, making for the most dramatic of walks for those visitors who have a true head for heights.

    Just around the coast, the great expanses of the fine sandy beaches, or ‘strands’ reach out to the wide, open seas of the Atlantic. The beach at Narin is a typical example of the wonderful, windswept coastal landscapes that are to be found along the craggy Donegal coast.

    As with elsewhere in Ireland, one of the great attractions of Donegal is the opportunity to walk into a remote pub and hear some great local music. The Celtic folk group ‘Goats Don’t Shave’ were formed in Dungloe, County Donegal.

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    Donegal Town – The Bluestack Way runs from Donegal Town, along country lanes to the magnificence of Lough Eske; it proceeds onwards to the valley of Glenties, and along the banks of the River Owenea to the town of Ardara.  The main route adopts the road along the northern shores of the lake, although there is also a circular route which runs around the southern shore. Beyond the lake the path runs through the Eglish Valley and into the foothills of the Blue Stack Mountains.

    Letterkenny – Perched on the banks of the River Swilly, Letterkenny, the largest town in Donegal, boasts the fine structure of the Cathedral of St Eunan and St Columba, the only Roman Catholic cathedral in the county.

    Killybegs – To the south of the main Donegal peninsula, the town of Killybegs is situated at the head of a fine natural deepwater harbour, and being the largest fishing port in the county, is also a popular spot for a fish supper. The port specialises in landing, processing and freezing mackerel, blue whiting and herring. On the outskirts of the town lies a fine Blue Flag certified beach.

    Ardara – The town of Ardara is a well known centre for the manufacture of Donegal homespun tweeds. Just outside the town, in the midst of the rugged, open moorland, lies the ancient Kilclooney dolmen. Lough Doon Ring Fort, stretched across the entire expanse of a tiny island on a crystal-clear lake near Port Noo, dates from 1000BC, and is accessible only by rowing boat. Venturing further along the road to Maghera, the stunning Eas a’Ranca waterfall makes a fine, though isolated location for a Summer picnic.

    Glencolmcille – Situated on the Slieve League Peninsula, the coastal town of Glencolmcille offers a great selection of walks, whether visitors wish to view the breathtaking coastal scenery, or the rugged grandeur of the hills, with their Stone Age archaeology. The ‘Glencolmcille Loop’ consists of the Drum Loop and the Tower Loop, two national designated walks, which are particularly popular with visitors, as they take in some of the best of the dramatic local scenery.

    Narin – A small village on Gweebarra Bay, Narin sits amidst craggy low hills and rough rolling bogland. Close by, Narin Strand is a stunning, fine sandy and windswept beach, which runs for over two kilometres.

    Glenties – Located at the convergence of two glens, and close to the meeting point of two rivers, Glenties lies on the north western edge of the Blue Stack Mountains. It is a great base for local walkers who are keen to explore the glens and mountains, and its tree-lined surroundings give the town the appearance of being an oasis, set in the midst of the otherwise treeless mountain terrain.

    Dungloe – Every July the town of Dungloe hosts a highly popular Irish music event, known rather idiosyncratically as the ‘Mary From Dungloe International Festival’.

    GweedoreTo the north of the county, Gweedore is Europe’s most populated rural area, and a cradle of Irish culture, as the largest Irish-speaking parish in Ireland. The district also takes in the county’s tallest peak, Mount Errigal. The volcanic shape of the mountain, together with the pinkish glow created by the quartzite on its summit makes it an iconic and strikingly memorable feature in the landscape, and visible to approaching travellers for many miles around.

    Malin Head – On this most northerly headland lies the most northerly point of the Irish mainland, known as Banba’s Crown. Malin Head is a popular location for ornithologists, with shearwaters and gannets being amongst the numerous species which can be spotted on the route of their southerly migrations, whilst it is also one of the few places in Europe where the elusive corn crake can be heard.

     


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    photo of 19 Stracomer View , Bundoran, Co. Donegal, County Donegal
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