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:

Inch Cove

Inch Cove is located on an elevated site with panoramic views over Lough Swilly towards Rathmullan and the Fanad peninsula. Relax on the extensive wood deck and savour the spectacular sunsets as you gaze westwards towards the mountains of west Donegal

The Lake House

Located on the shores of Glen Lough, this exceptional holiday home has uninterrupted views over the waters towards the mountains of west Donegal. Downings blue flag beach and Carrigart are within 10 mins drive. Marble Hill blue flag beach is 20 mins drive and Dunfanaghy town is a 25 min drive.

Everest Lodge Dunfanaghy

This 4 bedroom holiday home boasts fantastic views of Horn Head and Dunfanaghy area. It can sleep up to 13 people in a very cosy environment

Aleen Dunfanaghy

Aleen Holiday House is a modern 3 bedroom holiday home with a lovely setting on an elevated site just off the wonderfully scenic drive around the dramatic Horn Head Peninsula.

Kalede House Downings

Kalede House is a 4 bedroom holiday home located in the heart of the beach and golf resort of Downings in Co Donegal.

Rosie’s Garden Cottage

Rosie’s Garden Cottage is a lovely three bedroom cottage located close to Creeslough village in a setting that enjoys lovely views of the iconic Muckish Mountain. The cottage itself is ideal for a self-catering family holiday or a quiet country retreat.

Annie’s River Retreat Cottage

Annie’s River Retreat is a two bedroom cottage, with its own access to the banks of the Gweebara River and views across to the mountains beyond.

Cill Pairc Dunfanaghy

Cill Pairc is a 4 bedroom holiday home located in the popular beach and golf resort of Dunfanaghy in North Donegal. It is situated opposite the wonderful 18 hole Dunfanaghy links golf course and there is a right of way access to the Blue Flag Killahoey Beach via the golf course.

Farm Cottage Dunfanaghy

Farm Cottage is a 3 bedroom holiday home on an elevated site above the quaint coastal resort of Portnablagh in north Donegal. The cottage is also centrally located between the popular beach and golf resort of Dunfanaghy and the wonderful Marble Hill Strand.

Coastguard Station Moville

This unique holiday rental is located in Ireland’s only listed Coastguard Station and as well as enjoying the unique charms of this historic building you can enjoy panoramic views over Lough Foyle and the little fishing harbour at Moville