Escape to Donegal
Sometimes Donegal seems more like a country than a county amongst many. Situated in the remote northwest of the island, and further isolated by wild landscape, country roads and a coastline that cuts and curves, the word “escape” doesn’t even begin to do it justice.
And as all travelers know, there are rewards to venturing off the beaten track. Take Glenveagh National Park, where the Derryveagh Mountains frame a valley that wouldn’t look out of place in JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. So wild is the landscape here, golden eagles have successfully been reintroduced to the skies overlooking Lough Veagh.
Or venture out to the stunning Slieve League peninsula. Stretching from Donegal towards the Gaeltacht village of Glencolmcille, you’ll rarely have much traffic to contend with. And the road literally runs out at the show-stopping Slieve League cliffs. Dropping 1,968 feet into Donegal Bay, they’re amongst the tallest in western Europe. An unforgettable hike and a highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way, the breathtaking coastal touring route that runs from Donegal to Cork.