Saturday September 19, 2020

On top of the world

Though often overlooked by tourists, Donegal is a paradise of stunning beaches, beautiful scenery and memorable culture, writes Kathy Donaghy.

6th July, 2013
Inishowen Beach has breathtaking views of Donegal. Photo: Getty

It's a land of big skies and rugged coastline, majestic hills where the golden eagle soars over ancient sites. It's famous for its music and its traditions. It's hard to believe that this same place is on your doorstep. It's called Donegal.

For years, tourists from home and abroad ignored Donegal, with its proximity to the border perhaps making it that little bit too hot. However, there were those who made it an annual pilgrimage...

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