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Untouched and virtually unexplored, this ruggedly beautiful and remote region lies at the far north of the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s no wonder Donegal was named the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller. Nature is spectacular and bracing here, from the sheer granite walls of some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs, at Sliabh Liag, to the Northern Lights dancing in clear winter skies, to the millions of seabirds gathering in great estuaries, en route across the globe. There’s a strong sense of community in this sparsely populated region; Ireland’s wildest shores are home to its largest Gaeltacht – where Irish is still the mother tongue and traditional culture thrives. This is where St Columba set sail for the island of Iona. Out here on Ireland’s northernmost headlands, 11 lighthouses shine out across the sea, and journeys – physical and spiritual – begin. The sea air revives, minds and horizons expand, stories are told, adventures are shared, and spirits lift.
Perched at the top of the Inishowen Peninsula, Ireland’s most northerly point boasts scenic beauty and historical, scientific and ecological significance.
With vigorous waves, rugged shores and a majestic lighthouse to welcome you, Fanad Head and its memorable views are not to be missed.
One of Europe's finest marine cliffs, enjoy breathtaking views of Donegal Bay and the Sligo Mountains from 600m above raging sea swells.
A unique 17-stage cycling event covering over 2,000km this September.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in stunning surrounds, or fancy an exhilarating outdoor adventure, the northern headlands of Donegal have it all.
The Northern Lights’ are one of the world’s great solar phenomenons, you can experience this incredible and unusual sight... if you’re lucky enough.
From the tip of Malin Head to the splendour of Donegal Bay, the north west of Ireland has incredible walks for you to explore.