The Silkie Whiskey from Donegal

The Sliabh Liag Distillery will be the first distillery in Donegal for 174 years and their first whiskey is The Silkie – named after the legendary shape-shifting, sea-maidens with long dark hair, deep soulful brown eyes and enchanting voices that were nearly irresistible to any man.

Sliabh Liag Distillery Charter

1. We are reclaiming the distilling heritage of Donegal building a legacy that the whole community are fiercely proud of.
2. We are distillers, this is our home, you are very welcome.
3. We work with courage and conviction and if we don’t believe in a job we wont take it on ever.
4. We are resilient and resourceful, we get the job done.
5. We are seanachaí, story tellers that respect lore and build for the long term.
6. We love what we do, sometimes just for the devilment.

Sliabh Liag Distillery

Sliabh Liag Distillery

The Sliabh Liag Distillery

The Silkie Whiskey Donegal

The Bridge to Cruit Island

Cruit is connected to the mainland at Belcruit by a bridge built at the time of World War II, and the bridge, some of the finest beaches in Donegal and the golf course combine to make the island a very popular destination.

The Seaside Village of Rathmullan

Rathmullan, scene of The Flight of the Earls in 1607, is located on the western shores of Lough Swilly and looks across its waters towards the hills of Inishowen.

My Donegal by Proinsias Carr – Aerial Views

Proinsias Carr has put together a little video of his favourite clips taken at various locations in Donegal throughout the year.

Moville to Greencastle Shore Path

This 3km long path skirts the shores of Lough Foyle between the popular seaside resort of Moville and the fishing village of Greencastle….

Leenan Fort Inishowen

An exploration of an abandoned British military base at Lenan Fort, guarding the mouth of Lough Swilly on the Inishowen peninsula, Donegal, Ireland.

Chris Hadfield Space Oddity

During late 2014, Chris Hadfield visited Inishowen and Malin Head to experience Donegal’s section of the Wild Atlantic Way and the recent death of David Bowie brought this visit back to mind.

Chasing the Northern Lights

Chasing the Northern Lights off the north coast of Ireland has become a pursuit of passion for Donegal’s photographic community.

The Mill Restaurant Dunfanaghy

A small award winning restaurant with 7 individually decorated bedrooms located along Wild Atlantic way on the outskirts of Dunfanaghy.

Slieve League Cliffs From Above

Slieve League Cliffs (Sliabh Liag), situated on the south west coast of Donegal, are said to be among the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe.

Doon Fort Portnoo

Doon Fort is an ancient ring fort on Doon Lough, 9km kilometres north of Ardara and not far from the coastal villages of Narin and Portnoo.