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Go Visit Donegal Blog

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News and Events about County Donegal in Ireland © Go Visit Donegal Blog, 2019.

Between Waves and War

Travel on a journey through time at Fort Dunree, a historical gem nestled on the rugged coast of County Donegal. This fort, a sentinel over the wild Atlantic, offers a unique blend of Ireland's rich military history and breathtaking natural beauty.


Unveiling the Mysteries of Fanad and the Laurentic

This blog explores the historic Fanad Lighthouse in County Donegal, highlighting its role following the tragic wreck of HMS Saldanha in 1811. It delves into the lighthouse's construction, its maritime significance, and the enhancements made over the years.

The blog also uncovers the story of the SS Laurentic, a ship that met its fate near Fanad during WWI, carrying a secret cargo of gold. The post invites readers to discover the rich maritime heritage of the area, combining historical facts with intriguing shipwreck tales, making Fanad Lighthouse a symbol of resilience and mystery in Ireland's nautical history.


 

Discovering Donegal's Maritime Mysteries

Nestled in the picturesque town of Greencastle, the Martime Museum of Co. Donegal stands as a beacon of Ireland's rich nautical heritage. This museum, more than just a collection of artifacts, is a gateway to the past, where the roaring seas and the tales of those who braved them come alive.

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Donegal County Council and Donegal Tourism have announced the launch of a new cross-channel marketing campaign, "Donegal - It's Ours/It's Yours". This strategic campaign positions Donegal as one of Ireland's best-kept secrets – and playfully highlights the locals' attempts to keep this stunning county under wraps.

The campaign features the comedic talents of comedian and Donegal native Eric Roberts, who brings his unique brand of humour to the fore, leading the charge in this light-hearted and engaging campaign. Spanning digital, PR, social, and VOD channels, the campaign is set to reach a vast audience of potential visitors seeking an unforgettable experience in Ireland.

Fort Dunree

Amist the rugged beauty of Co. Donegal, perched stragically overlooking the vastness of Lough Swilly, stands Fort Dunree. A silent sentinel with a history as vast and deep as the waters it overlooks, Fort Dunree is an embodiment of Donegal's military and maritime legacy. Let's engage on a journey through time and title, as we explore the layered tapestry of this iconic fort.

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