What makes a visit to Donegal special isn’t just the raw beauty of Europe’s Highest Sea Cliffs at Sliabh Liag alone or the majesty of the Golden Eagles swooping high and low at Glenveagh National Park and Castle.
It is something more complicated, something deeper than that...
It is about connections. It is about the connections that all who come to this beautiful and dramatic place never forget. The connections with the people. People who are full of warmth and humour. People with a story, a saying or a song for every occasion. It is definitely about the connections with the landscape. A landscape that offers so much to so many. A landscape that is proud and imposing: The Highest Sea Cliffs in Europe. The best Waves on the West Coast. Beaches galore. Great hill-walking. Super Cycling. The list goes on and on. And the food. Donegal does great food. There is no shortage of locally sourced fresh produce on the plates of bistro's, pubs, restaurants and hotels up and down the County.
And it is has to be about the intangibles. The little things that Donegal has to offer that nowhere else in Ireland can replicate as much as they might try. That feeling you had during summers spent at Irish College in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Those friendships that you made, some alive, some forgotten, during the family holiday in Inishowen, Portnablagh or Bundoran.
But above all the practical things are taken care of in Donegal. It is only 90 minutes from Belfast, under 3 hours from Dublin and Galway by car. It has its own airport and is right on the door step of Derry - City of Culture 2013. It's a perfect destination whether you are on a shoe-string budget or looking to splash out on that dream 5-star break. Great for camping, cool for hostelling and even better if you haven't made your mind up.
A visit to Donegal will always be special and never forgotten.