Whether it’s the welcoming people or the stunning surroundings, there is something special about Donegal. Fall in love with our nature, rejoice in our culture, discover your roots.
Be prepared though, you'll want to stay forever.
Charles Macklin was born near Culdaff on the Inishowen peninsula. There is some confusion about his actual date of birth but Macklin himself claimed 1699. Little is known of his early childhood, although his family name was McLaughlin and he changed it for the English stage. He found work as an...Read more.
Buncrana sits along the shores of Lough Swilly in the Inishowen Peninsula. It is one of the larger towns in Donegal and the largest town in Inishowen. In Irish ‘Bun Crannacha’ means ‘foot of the Crana (river)’. Interestingly Buncrana was the first town in Donegal to have electricity, generated...Read more.
This is Ireland’s most northerly building on the mainland. It was named ‘Banba’ after the mythological patron goddess of Ireland. It was built by the British in 1805 as a Napoleonic lookout tower to help defend against a possible French invasion. In 1902 the Marconi Company succeeded in sending...Read more.
Planning a trip to Donegal this year
The Wild Atlantic Way is a route that showcases the sheer magnificence of Ireland’s West coast from stunning headlands and beaches to colorful villages and towns all infused with the history, heritage and tradition of this rugged coastline. Visit craft-shops and culinary...Read more.
In 2010 Jonny McNee, an aviation historian from Northern Ireland, began a search in the hills of Inishowen for a WWII Spitfire which culminated two years later in the unearthing of one of the famous WWII aircraft, so instrumental in the success of the Allies during the war. Jonny began his...Read more.