15 Pictures To Make You Fall In Love With Donegal, Ireland

We found a region in Ireland that’s remote, wild and stunning. Its narrow country roads lead to amazing natural beauties and cultural attractions. It’s not a busy place though, it’s exactly a place where you can find silence and solitude. Let us make you falling in love with Donegal county.

Donegal is one of the largest counties in Ireland. It’s quite isolated in northwestern Ireland (not Northern Ireland, UK, that’s the neighbor), and it’s not on the typical tourist path for first time visitors. It looked remote, unspoilt and beautiful. Of course, we wanted to include it in our road trip itinerary. We spent almost 3 days in Donegal, and fell in love with its wild landscapes, zigzagging coastline and dramatic views!

We try to tell you with pictures what makes it one of our favorite counties we visited on our first trip to Ireland.

Glenveagh National Park, Donegal

Dropping 600 metres into Donegal Bay, Slieve League Cliffs are the tallest in Ireland.

Slieve League Cliffs, Donegal, Ireland

If you hike high enough on the coastal path at Slieve League, you can have a view of several lakes and the ocean below.

Hiking at Slieve League Cliffs, Ireland

You can also see lots of sheep venturing out on the steep coast. Fair enough, you can see lots of sheep anywhere in Ireland. But these ones really found a scenic spot to hang out:

Hiking at Slieve League Cliffs, Ireland

You can also get caught in a sudden storm.

Slieve League Cliffs, Donegal, Ireland

Mount Errigal looks like a dramatic mountain, even though it’s only 751 metres tall. Still, it’s the highest peak in Donegal.

Mount Errigal

Glenveagh Castle and Glenveagh National Park – where culture and nature blends into each other in perfect harmony.

Glenveagh National Park

Lakes that look like they are stolen from a Jane Austen novel.

Glenveagh National Park

Hiking at Slieve League Cliffs, Ireland

Ancient ruins and blooming flowers.

Donegal, Ireland

Colors. The harmony of green and blue.

Glenveagh National Park

Dark skies.

Donegal, Ireland

Pretty waterfalls, like Assaranca Waterfall. I doubt they ever dry out.

Assaranca Waterfall, Ireland

Oh, and if you go there and see none of these, because they are hidden in fog and mist… well, this is Ireland. Embrace or escape! 😛

Donegal, Ireland

Have you ever been to Ireland? Any region that you especially liked?


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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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