Destination Ireland: Donegal Town – April 2017 – Issue 262


Donegal Town

Donegal county is officially the coolest place on the planet! According to National Geographic Traveller it is the number one coolest destination of 2017 – and they weren’t referring to the temperatures! With so many great places to visit, we’ve decided to take a closer look at the town of the same name.

Things to see and do

Donegal sits at the mouth of the River Eske and Donegal Bay, which is overshadowed by the Blue Stack Mountains. The centre of the town, known as The Diamond, is a hub for music, poetry and cultural gatherings in the area. The town of Donegal and the River Eske lie at the head of Donegal Bay, an inlet which has shorelines of three counties, Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. Donegal Bay is Ireland’s largest bay, and also contains Ulster’s highest (and Europe’s sixth-highest sea cliffs at Slieve League, which tower 1,972ft above sea level.

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