Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way | Go Visit Donegal | www.govisitdonegal.com
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Go Visit Donegal in the beautiful North West of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way touring route. Donegal has three Signature Points of the Wild Atlantic Way including Sliabh Liag, Malin Head and Fanad Head Lighthouse.
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Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way is a 500km driving route that takes you though some of Ireland's most beautiful and unspoilt landscapes. With mountain high sea cliffs to golden sandy beaches there are a host of discovery points to venture along the way.
Activities include surfing on world class waves, cycling, horse riding on the beach, an array of links golf courses and kayaking and canoeing on wild Atlantic waters as well as the many loughs and lakes throughout the county.
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Music: Hope (instrumental) by The Dimes
Buncrana Main Street, Inishowen Peninsula, Donegal
We have arrived at Buncrana on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way and also noted because this is 'Amazing Grace' country. We are out for a short exploratory walk along the main street. We have never visited before. Unfortuantely we do not have a lot of time. It would be great to come back here for longer as I know that we have missed a lot of things like churches beaches shoreline and sculptures.
Buncrana (/ˈbʌn.krænə/; Irish: Bun Cranncha, meaning foot of the (River) Crana) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. It is beside Lough Swilly on the Inishowen peninsula, 23 kilometres (14 mi) northwest of Derry and 43 kilometres (27 mi) north of Letterkenny. In the 2016 census, the population was 6,785 making it the second most populous town in County Donegal, after Letterkenny, and the largest in Inishowen.
Buncrana is the historic home of the O'Doherty clan and originally developed around the defensive tower known as O'Doherty's Keep at the mouth of the River Crana. The town moved to its present location just south of the River Crana when George Vaughan built the main street in 1718.
The town was a major centre for the textile industry in County Donegal from the 19th century until the mid-2000s (decade).
Buncrana has strong connections to the O'Doherty clan, John Newtown, George Vaughan and Wolfe Tone.
When John Newton and his shipmates on The Greyhound found a haven in Lough Swilly on 8 April 1748 after a devastating Atlantic storm, he saw his survival as divine intervention, the answer to prayer. The refuge of the Swilly and Buncrana area laid a spiritual foundation for a reformed later life. In 1764 he became a Church of England clergyman and subsequently, as curate at Olney in Buckinghamshire, an anti-slavery activist and renowned hymnist famous for writing “Amazing Grace”.
We need to come back for a longer stay! So much to see!
In October 1905, Buncrana was the first town in County Donegal to receive electricity. It was generated at Swan Mill which continued to provide electricity for the town until September 1954 when Buncrana was brought under the ESB Rural Electrification Scheme
Buncrana, County Donegal.
Buncrana from the sky.
Donegal Town (voted in the top 10 towns to visit in Ireland by tripadvisor)
A video showcasing my photos of the Donegal Town area to celebrate the achievement of my home town being voted into the top 10 towns to visit in the country by tripadvisor.
All images owned and copyrighted to Donegal Daytripper. I do not claim any rights to the audio in the video.
Audio rights owned by John Lennon and Paul McCartney (the Beatles) and narrated by Sean Connery.
Donegal Tourism Video - Part One
Part one of an overview of Donegal in Ireland. From activities to attractions this locally made video gives us an overview of what Donegal has to offer.
Ireland Tour - Discover the North - Thin Places 2014
Our Discover the North tour of Ireland took place in May of 2014. This video is a recap of the tour - Thin places, mystical sites, vibrant towns, warm friendships and lots of fun.
We covered 39 sites in 10 counties in 10 days putting almost 1000 miles on the bus. This 5 minute video gives a condensed (very condensed) view of our travels.
It features almost all of the sites we toured - Altadaven Forest, Caldragh Cemetery, megaliths in Sligo, Inishowen Peninsula, the City of Derry, Beltany Stone Circle, Grianan of Aileach, Beaghmore Stone Circle, Ardboe Church and Cross on Lough Neagh, Belfast, the Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Dark Hedges, Whitepark Bay, Loughcrew and St. Brigid's Shrine in Faughart.
So many mystical places.
To learn about Thin Places Mystical Tours of Ireland visit thinplacestour.com
Visit Donegal 2014
Images of Donegal taken over past 12 months. These images were originally shared on our facebook page
Donegal, The Halls Family Adventure - Chapter One
Donegal - The Halls Family Adventure 1/3
Chapter One - Céad Míle Fáilte | A hundred thousand welcomes
World Adventurer Monty Halls promotes Donegal as a Family Friendly Adventure Destination.
In Chapter One Monty, Tam, Isla and Molly arrive in Donegal, landing at one of the world's most beautiful airports. Together they learn more about their Irish ancestry, immersing themselves in Donegal's culture and traditions.
TV personality and world adventurer Monty Halls, his wife Tamsyn and daughters Molly and Isla have been travelling all over the county filming with their company Seadog Productions this spring.
Donegal is no stranger to celebrity visitors. Since being named ‘Coolest Place on the Planet’ by National Geographic Traveller in 2017, Donegal has risen to new heights on the global tourism scale.
Monty had previously visited County Donegal and had the opportunity to view basking sharks at Malin Head. Having been to many exciting destinations worldwide, Monty said that his experience in viewing basking sharks at Malin Head was one of the most exciting wildlife encounters of his life.
Monty is well known for his BBC2 series ‘Great Escapes’ and he also presented the multi-award winning series ‘Great Barrier Reef’. In 2014 he worked on the ground-breaking expedition series ‘Lost Worlds’ for the Discovery Channel. Monty has written several books, and is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers, many of them communicating his enthusiasm for the natural world. Monty has also worked with Channel 4, National Geographic, the History Channel, Channel 5, and the BBC. His most recent WWII's Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails was broadcast in 2017.
Monty Halls is a broadcaster, speaker, naturalist, former Royal Marine, marine biologist, travel writer and leadership specialist. His experience covers over two decades of leading teams in some of the most remote environments on earth, presenting wildlife and adventure documentaries. Most recently Monty and his family spent time on the Galapagos Islands filming ‘My Family and the Galapagos’.
So from the Galapagos Islands to Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way, Monty and his family have experienced the very best of what our County has to offer. They showcase Donegal to a worldwide audience online as one of the world’s most amazing family friendly adventure destinations.
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County Donegal is a great destination for a family holiday or weekend break whatever the weather at any time of the year.
In Donegal the whole family (mum and dad included!) can safely learn to surf, windsurf, kayak or canoe at one of our many Blue Flag beaches. When the sun goes on holiday, there is an excellent choice of indoor attractions, from adventure centres to ten pin bowling and cinemas to soft play. There is no doubt about it County Donegal has enough to keep the kids happy for weeks!
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