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:

Marian Park Buncrana

30 Marian Park is located close to the centre of Buncrana, Inishowen’s largest town. It is within easy walking distance of all amenities – shops, pubs, hotels and restaurants. A solid-fuel stove welcomes you to the cosy living room on the ground floor.

Glen’s Cottage Inch Island

Glen’s Cottage is located at Castlequarter on the southern shores of Inch Island and has magnificent sea views which also encompass a nearby 15th-century castle

Cosan an Carria

Nestled in a forest of Larch and Oak under the shadow of Muckish mountain lies Cosan An Carria, meaning The Stags Path. On occasions, Stags and deer have been spotted metres away from the cottage

Lag Dubh – Cruit Island

Lag Dubh is a spacious 2 bedroom all ensuite holiday home situated on beautiful Cruit Island. This top-class self-catering accommodation is surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches, cliffs and rugged coastline.

Teach Tráighéanach

Teach Tráighéanach Dungloe – new modern holiday home on the shore of Tráighéanach Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way and just an 8-minute drive to the busy town of Dungloe

1840 Station Cottage

1840 Station Cottage Ballinamore – newly renovated 3 bedroom cottage set in idyllic Donegal countryside and close to some of the best salmon and trout fisheries in the northwest.

Woodhill Lodge Dunfanaghy

Woodhill Lodge is a spacious 3 bedroom holiday home located on the shores of Sessiagh Lake and within easy driving distance of Portnablagh and Dunfanaghy.

Annagh View Ballyliffin

Linda and Aiden are delighted to welcome guests to their modern home. Guests will have the upstairs of the property to themselves comprising of ensuite bedrooms, TV area and dining room

11 Fir na Creeve Dunfanaghy

11 Fir na Creeve is a spacious 4 bedroom holiday home overlooking Dunfanaghy and Sheephaven Bay with Horn Head providing an imposing backdrop.

Whin Cottage

Whin Cottage, located along Wild Atlantic Way near Greencastle, Inishowen, is over 100 years old and the recent renovations were carefully designed to preserve the traditional charm and cosy atmosphere.