10 Reasons to visit Northwest Donegal this summer

We really have it all here in Northwest Donegal and especially for the year of Gathering Ireland. So far Donegal has over 150 gathering events, not bad at all. Here are just a few of the reasons you should visit this stunning part of the world.

10 Reasons to visit North-West Donegal this summer:

As part of Earagail Arts festival Clannad and Altan will take to the stage at Donegal Airport for an almighty homecoming concert, a key flagship event of Donegal Gathering.

You won’t find better traditional music and sean nos (old style) sessions than here in the Gaeltacht, you never know who will appear.

Northwest Donegal is a cradle of Irish culture through the language, the traditions,  customs and the world renowned music!

 Endless golden sandy beaches and clear waters of Atlantic Ocean as well as lakes and rivers.

Islands such as Tory and Arannmore, Gola, Owey are only a short boat trip away.

“There is more rock in Donegal than anywhere else in Ireland” Unique Ascent Rock Climbing.

Loinneog Lúnasa festival will host a gem of a programme with famous Uilleann pipers such as Gay Mckeon.

Fresh local seafood around every corner, mussels, oysters, cod, washed down with a momentous Guinness.

It’s the home of Irelands largest Gaeltacht where almost everyone speaks the Irish language.

Everyone is warm and friendly and will say hello to you and want to know where you are from.

“Aonach Jack”, an old traditional Irish fair dating back 200 years, with arts, crafts, animals, music and much more will be revived at Leo’s tavern, Meenaleck, home of Clannad and Enya on 13th July.

The highest peak in Donegal is in Gaoth dobhar, the mighty mount Errigal, which is next to the award winning, award winning, eco friendly state of art Errigal hostel.

This is just 10 reasons…….