Donegal

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.

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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
Sightseeing:

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

Nightlife:

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

 

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