Discover Donegal

County Donegal is a largely Irish-speaking region bordering the Atlantic Ocean in northwestern Ireland. It’s known for its castles, rugged coastline and mountains such as the iconic, quartzite Mount Errigal.

Formerly a private estate, Glenveagh National Park encompasses forests, lakes and bogland in the central Derryveagh Mountains. Its 1870s manor house, the Scottish Baronial-style Glenveagh Castle, is renowned for its Victorian-era gardens.

Top 5 Reasons to visit Donegal

The translation of ‘Dún na nGall’ means ‘fort of the foreigners’ and it seems that Donegal is well positioned to attract and welcome record numbers of tourists this year.

I have chosen my top five reasons to visit Donegal from my favourite personal collection. It’s true to say that there could be 50 or more reasons to explore the entire county of Donegal in all its mystic beauty but I have limited my selection in terms of using Harvey’s Point as a base over a period of a five day trip.

Slieve League

Glenveagh Castle & National Park

Donegal’s Blue Flag Beaches

Fanad Head Lighthouse & Malin Head

The Bluestack Mountains & Lough Eske

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