in Donegal, you are going to see Ireland in all its glory, with countless sheep roaming the fields/roads, so make sure to keep your eyes on the road whilst driving. You also have a gift of a journey ahead of you…The Wild Atlantic Way. The longest defined coastal drive in the world (well sign posted too). Some of the best driving roads I have ever seen lie here. Make sure to have a look!

Remember that in some areas of Donegal, it can be Gaelic land. This means everything is in Irish. The language, the signposts…well you get the idea. This should not have a negative impact on your travels however, it just adds to the culture.


Donegal Is perfect for backpackers. WIth incredible scenic roads there are also plenty of natural icons to take advantage of for free too. Like:

  • Mount Errigal; An 800-metre mountain with an ever so deserved reward of Donegal landscape at the summit.
  • Silver Strand Beach; A horseshoe-shaped beach located on a drop off the cliffs. Stunning and one of my favourite places in Donegal.
  • Slieve League; At 601 metres, go see the one of the tallest sea cliffs in the world. Amazing scenic walks (only for the daring), and a beautiful natural landscape awaits.
  • Glenveagh Castle; A beautiful castle situated on vast lands of hiking availability with a lake to compliment the lands.

Make sure, when you are going through Donegal to go through Glengesh Pass. A narrow road that dives through a valley that makes for a great picture when you drive to the top.

Ultimate Tourist Review: ★★★☆
Reommended Days: 3

Grianan of Aileach – Malin Head – Horn Head – Fanad Lighthouse


Olde Castle Bar – The Reel Inn – The Bank Bar – Doms Pier


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