County Donegal – Ireland

View of Donegal Coast - Ireland

County Donegal is one of the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland. It’s a border County, bounded on the southwest, west and north by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by Counties Tyrone, Derry, Fermanagh and Leitrim.

Donegal shares 93% of its entire land boundary with Northern Ireland and the remainder with County Leitrim in the south. Donegal has the largest land border of any County with Northern Ireland.

County Donegal is a largely Irish-speaking region bordering the Atlantic Ocean in northwestern Ireland. It’s made up of castles, rugged coastline and mountains such as the quartzite Mount Errigal. Glenveagh National Park, once a private estate, encompasses forests, lakes and bogland in the Derryveagh Mountains. Its 1870s manor house, the Scottish Baronial-style Glenveagh Castle, is known for its Victorian gardens.

County Donegal Map

County Donegal Map
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Donegal Airport

Donegal Airport is located 2 NM south-west of Bunbeg in Carrickfinn, a townland in The Rosses, a district in north-west County Donegal, Ireland. The airport is on the county’s north-west coast. about a 15-minute drive from Dungloe and Gweedore and 45 minutes from Letterkenny.

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Airport View

Where to stay near Donegal Airport

Donegal has very limited Airport Hotel or hotels closer to the airport itself. We have listed the Top 3 Airport Hotels in Donegal, which are great hotel options if you look to catch a flight from Donegal Airport.

Things to do in Donegal

Take a trip to the magnificent Slieve League (Sliabh Liag) cliffs, stand still and take in the awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Slieve League Donegal
The Magnificent Slieve League (Sliabh Liag) cliffs

Take a surf lesson in colourful Bundoran and stop off at The Wishing Chair, a natural rock formation and local legend. Soak in the serenity of peaceful Glenveagh National Park and catch a spectacular sunset at Rossnowlagh Beach.

Check out the seal colony at Donegal Bay and explore the ancient forts dotted across the County of the Gaels. Come and enjoy the magic now.

Frequently Asked Questions about Donegal

Where is Donegal located?

County Donegal is Located in the northwest corner of Ireland, Donegal is Irelands northernmost county.

What is Donegal famous for?

Donegal is known for its wild, rugged beauty, as well as Bundoran – the surfing capital of Ireland.

Why is Donegal called the forgotten county?

Donegal is the northern most county of Ireland and is quite remote and difficult to access and hence is mostly omitted in travel itineraries.

Is Donegal British or Irish?

Donegal is a county of the Republic Of Ireland.

What are the Main attractions of County Donegal?

Slieve League
Glenveagh National Park
Silver Strand Beach
Maghera Beach and Caves
Malin Head
Glenveagh Castle
Doagh Famine village
Donegal Castle
Mount Errigal
Tropical World

How far is Donegal from Dublin?

Donegal to Dublin is approximately 240 kms.
Its takes about 3 hours by Car from Dublin to Donegal
Dublin to Donegal by Bus is about 4 hours

How far is Donegal from Belfast?

Belfast to Dublin is approximately 175 kms.
Its takes about 2.3 hours by Car from Belfast to Donegal

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