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Anna Farren is a Donegal native, living in Dublin. She is the creator of an Irish travel and lifestyle blog which celebrates and boasts all things Irish.

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A Spectacular Seascape Escape 2 years ago

A Spectacular Seascape Escape

By  •  Travel

Seascape spa, adjacent to the Silver Tassie Hotel is no doubt, a little hidden gem by way of Donegal spa breaks.

With relaxation rooms, cocoons, post-treatment sorbet and bubbles and …
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Why now is the time to dream of Christmas markets 2 years ago

Why now is the time to dream of Christmas markets

Although the summer has only drawn to a close and it appears frightfully early to even mention the word ‘Christmas’, it was this time last year that I booked flights …
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Top 5 locations for a summery Donegal day 2 years ago

Top 5 locations for a summery Donegal day

By  •  Life

With my Dublin days almost at an end, and Donegal days fast approaching with my impending move home, I’ve been so excited to compile a list of my must return …
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An overnight guide to Gweedore 3 years ago

An overnight guide to Gweedore

By  •  Life

With girls visiting from Dublin, I left Letterkenny and made my way along the Wild Atlantic Way, this time, heading for Gweedore. I checked into a Bunbeg Guest House and …
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Backstage: Is it an outtake or a thrilling new feature? 3 years ago

Backstage: Is it an outtake or a thrilling new feature?

By  •  Life

Over the Easter holidays, I had the pleasure of checking out the Backstage Bar and Grill at the Century Complex, Letterkenny.

A little too old to make use of …
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A little piece of heaven at Murder Hole Beach 3 years ago

A little piece of heaven at Murder Hole Beach

By  •  Life

Wild Atlantic Way wandering brought me on an adventure to Murder Hole Beach, just 10 minutes from Downings.

Having seen multiple photos and articles featuring Murder Hole Beach over the …
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Making the trip to Malin Head 3 years ago

Making the trip to Malin Head

By  •  Life

When choosing a day trip in Donegal, I’ve recently tried my best to travel roads I’ve never before taken. It’s sometimes hard to believe that over my 27 years, there …
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Sunny days on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way 3 years ago

Sunny days on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way

By  •  Life

Last year my friend Katie was visiting from down the country on one unexpectedly gorgeous day. I decided to take her on a round county trip (or as much as …
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Festival Season will soon be upon us 3 years ago

Festival Season will soon be upon us

By  •  Life

A focus on 2fm this week has been on festivals, which made me feel it be only right to introduce you (by way of a video link here) to a …
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Dubai – An exploration further afield 3 years ago

Dubai – An exploration further afield

By  •  Life

During my midterm break, I explored the sensational Dubai. With only a flying visit of 4 nights in total, arriving late on my first night there, I had to really …
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Taking some Thyme Out in Letterkenny 3 years ago

Taking some Thyme Out in Letterkenny

By  •  Life

For all things cute and floral, I escaped to the Thyme Out cafe and tea rooms adjacent to Alcorn’s Garden Centre, Letterkenny.

At the beginning of Lent, it seems almost …
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Sweet indulgence in Solís Lough Eske Castle 3 years ago

Sweet indulgence in Solís Lough Eske Castle

By  •  Life

For your ultimate mother/daughter or girl’s day out, look no further than Solís Lough Eske Castle Hotel.

Upon arrival on the grounds that look nothing short of a real-life fairytale, …
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Why Donegal is a place we hold so dear 3 years ago

Why Donegal is a place we hold so dear

By  •  Life

This week, I decided to reach out to some of my family and friends and ask for their favourite pictures taken in our beloved Donegal. The result was phenomenal!

From …
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The beauty of Fanad Head along the Wild Atlantic Way 3 years ago

The beauty of Fanad Head along the Wild Atlantic Way

By  •  Life

Donegal has been the recent focus of the likes of the Irish Independent, and has (as we all know by now) been named the ‘coolest place on the planet’ by …
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A taste of Rathmullan House 3 years ago

A taste of Rathmullan House

By  •  Life

With January near an end, I sit having spent the month eating healthily in a bid to begin 2017 with the ‘New Year, New Me’ intentions most of us have …
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Stretch your legs at Narin, Portnoo 3 years ago

Stretch your legs at Narin, Portnoo

By  •  Life

Remembering rumbling bellies after a walk to the top of the Sliabh Liag mountains a few weeks ago, this time, I wasn’t going to be caught out with no snacks …
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A sunrise to sunset exploration along the Wild Atlantic Way 3 years ago

A sunrise to sunset exploration along the Wild Atlantic Way

By  •  Life

The sun was beaming in the early hours of the morning and I made my way to Rathmullan beach, eager to grasp a sunrise shot at the beginning of my …
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Why Sliabh Liag is a stunning trip worth taking 3 years ago

Why Sliabh Liag is a stunning trip worth taking

By  •  Life

Sliabh Liag, along the Wild Atlantic Way, is a trip worth taking over and over again. Free of charge (unlike the Cliffs of Moher), these cliffs offer the most stunning …
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Christmas at Castle Grove 3 years ago

Christmas at Castle Grove

By  •  Life

With Christmas nearly upon us, the time is fast approaching to cosy up by the fire and enjoy the festive period, in which over indulging in tasty food and treating …
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Weekend wandering in Co. Donegal 3 years ago

Weekend wandering in Co. Donegal

By  •  Life

With a friend having travelled from Dublin to Donegal for the weekend, I wanted that Saturday to include showing off our beautiful county, which had just been named that weekend …
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Planning a pre-Christmas trip to Dublin? 3 years ago

Planning a pre-Christmas trip to Dublin?

By  •  Life

With only a few weeks ‘til Christmas, many of you may be thinking of a last minute shopping trip to the bright lights of Dublin.

With this in mind, I …
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Saturdays are for spa days 3 years ago

Saturdays are for spa days

By  •  Life

Winter brings with it a time in which we need to be good to ourselves, a time in which we long to cosy up and escape from busy realities of …
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Get the greatest view of Glenveagh 3 years ago

Get the greatest view of Glenveagh

By  •  Life

A weekend walk like no other is that of the Lakeside Trail and View Point in Glenveagh National Park. The Lakeside Trail is a relatively easy walk, suitable for all …
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Heading out for daytime drive? 3 years ago

Heading out for daytime drive?

By  •  Life

Hello and welcome to my weekly column on Donegal Woman – something I am SO thrilled to be a part of!

My name is Anna Farren. When I am not …
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