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County Town: Lifford
Population: 146,956
Area: 4,841 sq km
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Stunning County Donegal – on a grey day (of which there are many!) you might not be able to see what all the fuss is about, but given just a glimpse of sunshine it all becomes apparent. Those that are blessed with good weather on a trip here might think it one of the most beautiful places imaginable. The most northerly county in Ireland and extending further north than its Northern Irish neighbours, it is slightly cut off from the rest of the Republic given its geographical position. Roughly one third of the county is made up of the Gaeltacht, a region where Irish is still the predominant language. The scenery of Donegal can be breathtaking. Endless peat bogs giving way to imposing mountains; dramatic cliff heads and barren peninsulas leading on to incredible white sand beaches and turquoise waters that could rival anything to be found in the Caribbean (although in Donegal you won’t find the scorching temperatures to match of course).

Highlights of the region include the Glenveagh National Park, a visit to the Bloody Foreland and Horn Head, a climb up Mount Errigal – legs permitting, and a trip along the Inishowen Peninsula with Lough Foyle to the East and Lough Swilly to the West, to Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head. All this fresh air will leave you in need of a rest and either Donegal Town has a lot of offer in itself.

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