"Sunshine in Donegal" Top 5 Page for this destination County Donegal by Krumel
County Donegal Travel Guide: 273 reviews and 785 photos
Donegal is one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland in my opinion and has the added advantage that it is not overrun by tourists (yet). The scenery varies from beautiful sandy beaches to rocky cliffs and from the gardens at Glenveagh Castle to barren-looking mountain landscapes and endless bogs, where the word “godforsaken” springs to mind.
We went to Donegal on a 5-day trip in April 2003, and for 4 of those days we had absolutely brilliant weather. We went from Derry to Malin Head, back down to Buncrana, to Letterkenny and finally to Bunbeg near Dungloe. While we thought we had loads of time to explore Derry, Inishowen and the Glenveagh National Park we still found that we did not get round to see everything there was to see along the way, and we were left with very little time to go hiking. Somehow we always got sidetracked and stopped at a beautiful beach for a while, or there was another magnificent view around nearly every corner along the way that was begging to be photographed, and all the time there were these brown signposts pointing you to some attraction (that you would of course hate to miss once you are in the area). The coast road from Malin Head to Buncrana was particularly strewn with these time-consuming but enjoyable distractions. Looking back, I’m surprised we actually arrived at any of our destinations more or less in time.
We got great tips for our visit to Donegal from VT member anisha1 whom we met in Beedy’s Bar in Dungloe for a drink. Thanks again, Moya, we would have missed out on a good few things without your advice!
In 2014 I was back in Donegal, this time for a week-long stay in South Donegal. Again, we were very lucky with the weather, and the highlights of the week were a kayaking trip along to coast from Glencolmcille to Port and back, and climbing the iconic Errigal mountain.
The area is also of special interest if you are interested in ancient monuments, with many dolmens and standing stones to be visited, especially in Glencolumcille where there is a pilgrimage path called "Turas" with 15 stations of various megalithic monuments and crosses.
One place I would have loved to spend more time in was the area called “Bloody Foreland” which is the coastal area north... more travel advice
Malin Head is Ireland’s most northerly point at the far end of the Inishowen Peninsula. At a place called “Banba’s... more travel advice
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