County Donegal
General Information

 

County Donegal in the North West of Ireland, is also called the Alaska of Ireland. One often thinks that it is much too far and that nobody will go there. And yet... it would be a pity not to visit as it is different to its neighbors both geographically and historically.

Thatched Cottage, Ardara, Robert Egginton

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Donegal, celebrates its beauty with no end to its wild landscapes. To the north, immense deserted beaches, broken landscapes with the peninsula of Fanad Head. Towards the West is the Gaeltacht and the Rosses and the superb sights around the Errigal Mountains and Muckish Mountains. In the south-west, the port of Killybegs, the folk village of Glencolumbkille and Slieve League - the highest maritime cliffs of Europe. Not forgetting, the weaving of Donegal in the small village of Ardara.

But what differentiates this county from the other counties is that here Gaelic is still very popular and its inhabitants like to speak the 'Irish'

Area

4,830 km2

Population

129,994 inhabitants (CSO : Central Statistical Office)

Main town

Lifford

Province

Ulster

County Donegal
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