What makes a holiday in the Gaeltacht areas so remarkable is the living experience of the Irish Language. And the distinctive culture of the Gaeltacht, reflected in its music, song and dance which formally prevailed in the whole Island. What's more the Gaeltacht areas are naturally endowed with some of Ireland's finest scenery.
Travelling around the Gealtacht
Cil Chartha (Kilcar), Gleann Colm Cille, and Ard 'a' Ratha (Ardara) are home to craft workshops producing hand woven Donegal Tweed. Moving north along the craggy coastline, and somewhat inland, one comes to Donegal's Gaeltacht LÁr (central Gaeltacht). Located between Gweebara Bay, Gleann Fhinne, and Glendowen. Head north and you enter the Rosses, Gaoth Dobhair and Cloich Cheann Fhaola, areas of haunting natural beauty. The most northerly point of the Donegal Gaeltacht is located via the Rosguill Peninsula with journey's end at Fanad Head. The heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht can be found near the mystic Derryveagh Mountains and the scenic Poisoned Glen.
Don't take our word for it!
Don't take our word for it, this is what Zane Berkins from the New York Times said about learning the Irish Language in the Donegal Gaeltacht.
"A quixotic pursuit in a remote corner of Donegal. Just what prompted me to devote a week-almost 50 rigorous hours of class time-to the study of the Irish language at the Oideas Gael summer school in Glencolmcille, Donegal, I cannot fully explain..."