This is Donegal

This is Donegal

Take the fourth largest county in Ireland. Mix with 13 stunning blue-flag beaches, a vibrant cultural tradition & thriving business opportunities.

Add rich heritage, outdoor activities and fine guinness in traditional bars. County Donegal - a recipe for magic.

Glenveagh Castle & National Park
Image of the Famine Wall at Binnion Hill
Binnion Hill - Image courtesy of Andy McInroy
Image of Mount Errigal and the Poison Glen
Poison Glen - Image courtesy of Máirtín MacCrábhagáin
Image of walk at Ards forest Park
Ards Forest Park - Image courtesy of Sally Murphy
spring time
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Isaac Butt monument Stranorlar

Isaac Butt ~ Father of Home Rule

Isaac Butt regarded as the founder of the Home Rule movement in Ireland, was born in Glenfin, Co. Donegal, on the 6th of September, 1813.  Isaac was educated at the Royal School in Raphoe, Co. Donegal and Middleton College, Co. Cork.  He... Read more.

Organisation

Flight of the Earls Monument. Rathmullan. Photo Courtesy of Michael McFadden

A hugely important part of Donegal’s history and heritage is contained in the names of its people – families such as O’Donnell, Doherty, McGinley, Gallagher, O’Neill and Sweeney.  Have you ever wondered where these names came from?  In fact, they are a direct line to our ancestry – an ancestry... Read more.

Place

Aerial view of Gweedore with sand and blue green water

Cloughaneely, Gweedore and the Rosses, locally known as, ‘The Three Parishes’ make up a large part of west Donegal.  Together they form a unique social and cultural region we know as the ‘Gaeltacht’.  The first language of most people in the Gaeltacht is Irish although English is prevalent here... Read more.

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DONEGAL CAMINO 2021 - IN AID OF CANCER CARE WEST

Join Peggy, Noel Cunningham, Deirdre Mc Glone and friends for the Donegal Camino 2021

Following the success of Peggy Stringer’s inaugural Donegal Camino last year, Peggy, Noel and Deirdre are proud to present Donegal Camino 2021 - an 8-day walk from Malin Head to Slieve League - Saturday 4th September to Saturday 11th September inclusive. Join Peggy, Noel Cunningham, Deirdre Mc... Read more.

Project

Ivan Scott ~World Record Sheep Shearer

Ivan secured a world record title in Jan 2012 shearing 744 lambs in 8 hours. Ivan, from Kilmacrennan, just outside Letterkenny in Donegal is the only man ever in the northern hemisphere to achieve such a claim.  During the past 11 years since... Read more.