Donegal, situated in the beautiful rugged mountain landscape of Ireland’s North West is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. This huge county’s supreme appeal lies in the natural beauty of its coast, with windswept peninsulas, precipitous cliffs and a host of golden beaches that rival any in Europe.
With 9,000 years of history behind it any trek through the furrowed countryside will bring the traveller on the sites of monastic settlements, traces of the Vikings in Raphoe and Donegal town and ancient pre-Christian forts of the High Kings of Ulster. And along your way you are bound to come across some of what makes Donegal so unique.
Irish culture has survived and thrived here in a way it has failed to do elsewhere. Language and culture are still vibrant throughout the Gaeltacht areas of the county and foremost among these traditions is the one of welcoming strangers.