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

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.

Sailing Through Time: Donegal's Maritime Wonders

Perched on the edge of Europe, where the wild Atlantic meets the rugged Irish coastline, County Donegal beckons visitors with tales of seafaring adventures legendary lighthouses, and historical fortresses. From the days of ancient mariners to modern maritime exploits, Donegal’s unique location has etched it as an indelible part of maritime lore. Dive in as we explore three of Donegal's maritime wonders.

Donegal Town Celebrates 550 Years 

Next year, 2024, Donegal Town will mark its 550th Birthday. Its origins can be traced back to 1474, when Lady Nuala O'Donnell established a Franciscan Abbey on the shores of Donegal Bay. Around the same time, her husband Red Hugh O'Donnell the First, Lord of Tir Chonaill founded Donegal Castle. The Town of Donegal grew up around these two great buildings and became the capital of Tir Chonaill. 

Earning Civic Dollars is a Walk in the Park!

Download the Civic Dollars app, earn online credits by spending time in one of the following five local outdoor resources & redeem your ‘Civic Dollars’ in exchange for local and countywide rewards provided by the local business community.

‘Shear’ Excitement Builds for Two-Day Clonmany Show

One of the northwest's leading Agricultural Shows plays host to the All Nations Shearing and Wool Handling championships.

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