The name Donegal comes from the Irish ‘Dun na nGall’ meaning fort of the foreigner. Donegal is well know for its hand woven Donegal tweed, so visit the town of Ardara, Co Donegal and why not take home a souvenir of these locally produced goods.
Located at the mouth of Donegal Bay in the North-West of Ireland and surrounded by the vista of the Blue Stack mountains, the area offers a rugged beauty and mystique that you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world! From Slieve League, the highest sea cliffs in Europe to the miles of golden sandy beaches, the region provides activities ranging from high octane water sports to unforgettable country strolls.
This is a very beautiful part of the country, with breathtaking scenery, ideal for walkers and take in the stunning Slieve League Peninsula. Vist the ruins of the church set up by St Columba, the many standing stones and Christian crosses.
Situated in north east Inishowen , the most northerly peninsula in both County Donegal and Ireland. The parish consists of two villages, Clonmany (known as the Cross to locals) and Ballyliffin, and is surrounded by a treasure trove of outstanding natural beauty, historic landmarks, intriguing characters and genuine traditional Irish pubs, its gentle atmosphere is a haven of relaxation and enjoyment. This cosy, vibrant area was once described as ‘the most Irish parish’ and when savoured in all its glory it is the epitome of Irish culture and landscape. This site aims to provide information for locals, emigrants, tourists and anybody who has an interest in Irish Heritage and Genealogy