Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life

Whether it’s following the thundering sounds of the surf to the nearest break, treating your tastebuds to the finest local delicacies, or drinking in the view from the top of the nearest peak, the six unique regions of the Wild Atlantic Way offer a feast for every sense. Whatever your flavour, you’ll find it here.

Named coolest place on the planet by National Geographic Traveller, Donegal boasts pristine beaches and offshore islands, making it a must-visit destination for 2017.

According to the magazine, Donegal “…is a dreamlike landscape, wild and remote… the kind of place where you may spot a golden eagle soaring above Glenveagh National Park, or hear Irish spoken as a native tongue in the Gaeltacht around Gweedore and Glencolmcille.”

If head-turning terrain and exclusive encounters aren’t enough to make you want to start planning your visit, we’ve compiled 10 irresistible experiences that are sure to put Donegal at the top of your Bucket List of cool things to do in 2017:

Sissly’s Cottage – Isle of Doagh

Tastefully restored in recent years, Sissly’s Cottage has a traditional Irish cottage layout and now provides comfortable self catering accommodation for up to 4 people. A special feature is the high vaulted main living area which gives the cottage a very spacious feel.

Teach Phaddy Thomáis

On the beautiful coastline around the Teach Phaddy Thomáis, you can unwind, walk the beautiful sandy beaches and mountains, go cycling, fishing, golfing or just take a leisurely boat trip to the nearby Gola Island.

Bumblebee Traditional Cottage

Bumblebee Cottage is a traditional thatched cottage located halfway up a rugged Donegal mountain with panoramic views of Fintra Bay and the Wild Atlantic Way. This ‘picture postcard’ cottage has recently been renovated and offers all the comforts and facilities one expects from modern-day luxury accommodation.

Brinlack Cottage

Located along the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking the west Donegal coastline, Brinlack Cottage enjoys panoramic sea views and for your convenience is equipped with free high speed broadband. Book direct with Agnes or Pat to get best rates.

4 Ballymastoker Heights Portsalon

No 4 Ballymastoker Heights is a spacious holiday rental on the outskirts of Portsalon on the Fanad Peninsula. The holiday home is just 1km from the Blue Flag beach at Ballymastoker Bay. The small harbour in Portsalon and the challenging Portsalon Golf Cub are just 1km from the front door.

Skylark Dunfanaghy

Three bedroom holiday home located on an elevated site overlooking the Golf Club at Dunfanaghy. The living rooms to the front enjoy sweeping views of Horn Head, Sheephaven Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Portnablagh Holiday Home

Portnablagh Holiday Home is located close to the entrance of the expansive Ards Forest Park and is within easy driving distance of Dunfanaghy – one of Donegal’s most popular golf, surf and beach resorts.

The Beach Townhouse Downings

Located next to Downing’s Bay and in the heart of the village The Beach Townhouse makes an ideal base for your family holiday in north Donegal. Golf and fishing nearby.

Fahan Cottage

Fahan Cottage is located along the Wild Atlantic Way on the Inishowen Peninsula and is within easy driving distance of golf courses, beaches, Buncrana and the Historic Walled City of Derry.

Dún a Dálaigh

Dún a Dálaigh is a 3 bedroom holiday cottage located in Annagry along the route of the Wild Atlantic Way in West Donegal – an ideal base for your family holiday.