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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Donegal - Ireland

Lose yourself in some of the finest scenery Ireland has to offer

Donegal is the perfect spot. With soaring sea cliffs that plummet 300 metres, deserted white sandy beaches, jaw-dropping landscapes, excellent seafood and quiet cosy pubs, Donegal forces you to sit back, slow down and admire the view.

But whether you want to opt for long rambling walks over rugged terrain, laze around on a scenic beach, or explore an ancient site, this spectacular county in Ireland�s  North West corner is hard to beat.

There�s a lot to keep you busy in Donegal, from 4,000-year-old-ring forts to Ireland�s most northerly point

Ardnamona Gardens, Lough Eske, County Donegal
A wilderness until the 19th century, Ardnamona Gardens is now thriving with an exceptional collection of trees, shrubs and rhododendrons. In 1991, Ardnamona was declared a National Heritage Garden.

Donegal Castle
Located in the heart of Donegal town on the banks of the River Eske, Donegal Castle was built in 1474 by Hugh Roe O�Donnell. It has now been restored to its former glory and is well worth a visit.

Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal
This stunning park encompasses 14,000 hectares of mountain, raised bogland, lakes and woodlands dissected by the valley that gives the park its name. The Golden Eagle was reintroduced to the park in 2000 after 100 years of extinction. There�s also a castle and magnificent gardens on site.