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Sustainable and Responsible Tourism in Donegal


Discover Donegal Responsibly

Donegal, with its enchanting landscapes and rich heritage, beckons travellers from all corners of the world. As we open our arms to welcome you, we also share a collective dream: to sustain the untouched beauty of Donegal for generations to come.

Understanding Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

While sustainable tourism is about embracing trips that respect the environment and local cultures, responsible tourism goes a step further, contemplating the holistic impact of travel.

       By choosing to discover Donegal responsibly, visitors can:

Preserve iconic landscapes, such as the Wild Atlantic Way. Invigorate our local commerce and artisans, and
enhance the well-being of both visitors and our communities.

County Donegal’s Responsible Tourism Pledge

We ask our visitors to pledge their commitment to conserving Donegal's unique charm. This Responsible Tourism Pledge seeks straightforward commitments from you:

Tread Thoughtfully:  Discover hidden treasures but leave only footprints.
Travel Smart:  Consider eco-friendly transport modes and travel during off-peak times.
Stay Longer, Immerse Deeper:  Delve into our folklore, nature, and art.
Support Local:  Shop from local artisans, dine in local eateries, and engage with the residents.

Uphold your pledge and inspire others. Share your sustainable journey using #LoveDonegal on social media platforms. Together, let's craft stories that future generations will thank us for.

Tips for a Sustainable Donegal Experience

Stay Local: Choose accommodation that practices eco-friendly policies.

Eat Local:   Savour the authentic taste of Donegal by dining at local restaurants and cafes.

Shop Local: Buy souvenirs from local artisans, ensuring your money supports the community.

Respect Nature: Stick to marked paths, especially in sensitive areas, and always dispose of waste responsibly.

Join the Conversation: Attend local workshops or events on sustainability and conservation.

    Share Your Sustainable Donegal Story

We love hearing from our visitors! Share your sustainable experiences, tips, and stories from Donegal. Use #LoveDonegal and let the world know how beautiful and enriching a sustainable journey can be!

Resources and More

For deeper insights, guides, and recommendations on enjoying a sustainable Donegal trip, visit our dedicated sections:

Donegal's sustainable autumn/winter
Eco-friendly Accommodations in Donegal

Green Travel Options

Local Festivals and Workshops: Endorse the sustainable movement. Every small step you take ensures that the splendour of County Donegal remains untouched, offering equally mesmerising experiences to travellers for years to come.


Sustainable Tourism in County Donegal

"In the heart of County Donegal, we are steadfast in our commitment to champion sustainable tourism. Our mission is to nurture and protect the enchanting landscapes, vibrant cultures, and rich traditions of Donegal, ensuring they thrive for generations. We believe in fostering travel experiences that are not only unforgettable but also tread lightly on our land, support our local communities, and inspire visitors to become ambassadors for responsible tourism. Together, with each footprint, each shared story, and each local encounter, we strive to keep the spirit of Donegal alive and flourishing, now and always."


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