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March 2022

Discover the Beauty of Ireland & Have a Whale of a Time*

Ireland has to more to offer than Guinness beer and that lovely accent 

*A typical Irish expression that means “a really good time”  


When we think of Ireland, we tend to think of pubs, Guinness beer, Saint Patrick’s day and that infamous 3-leaved shamrock (a young sprig, used to symbolize Ireland). But this little gem of a country is a lot more than that; in addition to being the second largest island in Europe, being dubbed the “Emerald Isle” and having its Moher cliffs as backdrops in famous movies such as Harry Potter and Princess Bride, Ireland boasts amazing landscapes, amazing people and astonishing coastal scenery.  


For our stop in Ireland, we decided to focus on Donegal and when you read more on it below, you’ll understand why. We believe that this is a quintessential part of Ireland that deserves some attention. 


Shall we? 


Donegal – “The Coolest Place in the World” – Lonely Planet 


If you’re looking for breathtaking scenery that remains unscathed, Ireland is the place to go. One place that is increasingly on tourists’ radar is Donegal. It is mostly attractive for its rugged beauty, its amazing white sand beaches, spectacular cliffs and castles and of course, so.much.history. Donegal is known for its accent, for its handwoven tweed and of course the scenic views. 


If you can give it the time it deserves, here are the top TEN things to see & do in Donegal according to the website “Ireland Before You Die”:


  1. Dunfanaghy – A picturesque Donegal village 
  2. Buncrana – For the views 
  3. Malin Head – Ireland’s most northernly point 
  4. Fanad Head – One of the world’s most beautiful lighthouses 
  5. Bundoran – Donegal’s surfing haven 
  6. Portsalon Beach – The most beautiful beach in Donegal 
  7. The Wild Atlantic Way – A trip of breathtaking scenery 
  8. Slieve League – Amongst Europe’s largest cliffs 
  9. Mount Errigal – The tallest peak in Donegal 
  10. Glenveagh National Park – Ireland’s second largest park


Circling back to Slieve League, the website “Discover Ireland” suggest you do the following: 

“Stand still and take in the awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean.”


We can’t think of a better way to connect with nature, to be awed by its magnificence and to discover hidden gems and keep learning about the world we live in. 


Donegal, here we come!