This is Donegal

This is Donegal

Take the fourth largest county in Ireland. Mix with 13 stunning blue-flag beaches, a vibrant cultural tradition & thriving business opportunities.

Add rich heritage, outdoor activities and fine guinness in traditional bars. County Donegal - a recipe for magic.

Glenveagh Castle & National Park
Image of the Famine Wall at Binnion Hill
Binnion Hill - Image courtesy of Andy McInroy
Image of Mount Errigal and the Poison Glen
Poison Glen - Image courtesy of Máirtín MacCrábhagáin
Image of walk at Ards forest Park
Ards Forest Park - Image courtesy of Sally Murphy
spring time
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Image of Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh was born on 26 July 1959 and grew up in Gweedore / Gaoth Dobhair on the northwest coast of Donegal. An acclaimed Irish fiddler, Mairéad is the lead vocalist for the Irish traditional band Altan, which she co-founded with her late husband Frankie Kennedy in 1985. Today, ... Read more.


photo of popular broadcaster Shaun Doherty, Highland Radio

It’s not that long ago that Irish people abroad had to try to track down an Irish paper if they wanted news from home, and speaking with loved ones often involved long, complicated arrangements to place telephone calls through international operators.

The idea of being able to listen to... Read more.


Image of Ardara town centre

Ardara, one of the five designated heritage towns in Donegal, is situated in the beautiful south west region of Donegal.  Close by is the Owenea River, where the salmon and trout fishing is widely regarded as one of the best in the country.  Just outside the town is the spectacular Glengesh Pass... Read more.


Donegal Prospectus, a positive boost for the future.

Donegal, a great place to live, work and do business

The new Donegal Prospectus has been described as having an important role in presenting this county as an excellent place to do business for companies thinking of locating in Ireland.

The glossy 48-page publication is to be used to attract foreign investment and showcase the county to... Read more.


Image of front cover of book

This  atlas consists of around ninety articles from over fifty contributors covering a wide range of topics that are central to the cultural and natural heritage of Donegal. While the county has received a considerable degree of attention from historians and archaeologists in the past, there has... Read more.