Why Donegal?


Why Visit Donegal? There are a million reasons to visit this wild and wonderful county, from the rich cultural heritage to the breathtaking adventures everyone can enjoy. You can be sure that quality is guaranteed on your holiday to Donegal, so prepare to be surprised..


Most Scenic Airport in the World 2019 

Donegal Airport has topped one of the world's best-known lists of scenic landings - for the second year in a row. The Carrickfinn airport headed the annual poll conducted by private jet booking service PrivateFly, beating off much busier and better-known strips like London City and Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport for 2019. "Most beautiful scenery I ever saw, with the beach on one side with crystal clear water and Mount Errigal standing tall on the other side," one voter said.


The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast leads you through one of the world’s most dramatic coastal landscapes, a landscape on the edge of Europe that has shaped the development of its people, communities and settlements, a landscape that has inspired its own particular language, literature, art, song and dance. It’s a place of many natural features - seascapes, sea-life, cliffs, mountains, glens, loughs, trails and pathways. It’s a place to experience nature at its wildest, a place to explore the history of the Gaels and their religion; a place to experience great events, great food and drink, great music and the craic. Experience Irish Culture at its best and take time to share a story or two with the locals while you are at it.


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