"Dear Old Donegal" Top 5 Page for this destination County Donegal by BillNJ
County Donegal Travel Guide: 281 reviews and 823 photos
County Donegal, located in the northwest of Ireland, was historically part of the Province of Ulster which is composed of nine counties in the north. However, since the partition of Ireland in the early 1920s, County Donegal has been part of the Republic of Ireland. As a result, it is a unique place with ties to both the north and the south.
The terrain of much of County Donegal is rugged and mountainous. Another important feature is the large coastline with the Atlantic Ocean. It is a strikingly beautiful place. However, I wouldn't describe its beauty as sunny and picture perfect. Rather, it is a raw, stark beauty that is awe-inspiring and powerful.
I spent six days and five nights in the charming village of Downings on the Rosguill peninsula in the north central of County Donegal. In the summer, Downings is a popular resort community. My visit was in November; therefore, I was there during the much quieter off-season.
- Pros:Raw Beauty; Peaceful and Idyllic; Friendly People
- Cons:Unpredictable Weather; Narrow Roads
- In a nutshell:The raw beauty of idyllic County Donegal will captivate you!
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