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Donegal hotel rises to #2 Best Hotel in Ireland 3 weeks ago

Donegal hotel rises to #2 Best Hotel in Ireland

The prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards have just been announced, with Lough Eske Castle being the only hotel in Donegal to make it to Ireland’s Top 10 list. …
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Three in a row for super-scenic Donegal Airport 1 month ago

Three in a row for super-scenic Donegal Airport

Donegal Airport has taken off with the award for the World’s Most Scenic Airport – for the third year running!

The coastal Carrickfinn airport team are on a high today …
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Time to get Donegal trending again on #LoveDonegal day 2 months ago

Time to get Donegal trending again on #LoveDonegal day

#LoveDonegal day is returning on Wednesday the 16th September to showcase the delights of Donegal on social media.

The campaign invites everyone to tell as many people as possible around the world …
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Harvey’s Point revealed as the best hotel in Ireland 3 months ago

Harvey’s Point revealed as the best hotel in Ireland

Harvey’s Point hotel in Donegal is celebrating being named the best hotel in Ireland for 2020. 

The luxurious lakeside hotel has once again topped the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.


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Let’s discover what’s on our doorsteps in amazing Donegal 4 months ago

Let’s discover what’s on our doorsteps in amazing Donegal

Can you name the three Signature Points within Donegal that are along the Wild Atlantic Way?

They are:

  1. Malin Head
  2. Fanad Lighthouse
  3. Sliabh Liag Cliffs

If this question has aroused an interest …
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Here’s how you could win a 5* Dubai holiday with Muff Liquor 8 months ago

Here’s how you could win a 5* Dubai holiday with Muff Liquor

By  •  Life, Travel

The Donegal-based Muff Liquor Co. is celebrating two years with this amazing customer giveaway.

The prize consists of two return flights with Emirates to Dubai with a 5 night stay …
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Erin McGinty launches the ‘coolest’ giveaway 9 months ago

Erin McGinty launches the ‘coolest’ giveaway

The Dungloe schoolteacher, who runs a popular travel, sports and lifestyle Instagram page @coolestplaceontheplanet, is celebrating reaching 7,000 followers with a big Donegal giveaway.

Erin McGinty @CoolestPlaceOnthePlanet

This competition brought …
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The gorgeous Glenveagh Gardener’s House opening to the public this weekend 9 months ago

The gorgeous Glenveagh Gardener’s House opening to the public this weekend

The picturesque Gardener’s House at Glenveagh Castle will be open to the public for a special exhibition this weekend.

Snowdrops at Glenveagh Castle and Gardens. Image: Glenveagh National Park

To …
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Why you should step out and explore amazing Donegal 9 months ago

Why you should step out and explore amazing Donegal

By  •  Health, Travel

The days are crisp and bright and with it being January, it is making getting out and about much easier, especially when trying to get your 10k per day steps …
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33 million people caught the buzz of #LoveDonegal Day 1 year ago

33 million people caught the buzz of #LoveDonegal Day

Twitter was abuzz with all things Donegal on Wednesday 14th of August as the #LoveDonegal day campaign reached worldwide audiences.

People from home and abroad embraced the trend and flooded …
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Donegal is an Instagrammer’s heaven. Fact. 2 years ago

Donegal is an Instagrammer’s heaven. Fact.

If you love Instagram, odds are that you love sharing snaps of beautiful Donegal too.

Now, the rest of the world is waking up to its Insta potential.

Donegal has …
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Donegal soars to top list of world’s most scenic airports 2 years ago

Donegal soars to top list of world’s most scenic airports

The folks at Donegal Airport are on a high after scooping the award of the World’s Most Scenic Airport for 2019.

PrivateFly has today announced that the coastal runway at …
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Retreating to the Shandon for rest, relaxation and a self-care reset 2 years ago

Retreating to the Shandon for rest, relaxation and a self-care reset

Every person spends about two minutes brushing our teeth every morning and night. We wouldn’t leave the house without doing it, because we know that dental health is important.

But …
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Deirdre’s delight as Harvey’s Point is named best hotel in Ireland 2 years ago

Deirdre’s delight as Harvey’s Point is named best hotel in Ireland

Donegal hotelier Deirdre McGlone and the team at Harvey’s Point are on a high after regaining their top place on the list of Ireland’s Top Hotels.

The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice yesterday …
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The Aer Lingus 4th of July Flash Sale is very tempting indeed 2 years ago

The Aer Lingus 4th of July Flash Sale is very tempting indeed

By  •  Travel

The land of the free and home of the brave beckons for holidaymakers as the USA celebrates Independence Day. 

And we have a reason to celebrate too, as  Aer Lingus marks …
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‘Extraordinarily beautiful’ Donegal airport wins World’s Most Scenic Award 3 years ago

‘Extraordinarily beautiful’ Donegal airport wins World’s Most Scenic Award

Global travel fans have voted Donegal Airport as the world’s most beautiful landing spot – it has been revealed today.

The private jet booking platform PrivateFly, asked the international travel community …
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Aer Lingus launches direct flights to Philadelphia – here we come! 3 years ago

Aer Lingus launches direct flights to Philadelphia – here we come!

If you’re planning a US holiday this summer, there’s a new direct option to pick from today.

Aer Lingus’ inaugural service direct to Philadelphia took flight at 1.40pm on Sunday 25th March from …
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Travel: Sampling the high life at the Shandon Hotel 3 years ago

Travel: Sampling the high life at the Shandon Hotel

This week I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the Shandon Hotel & Spa to celebrate the opening of the new Marbles Restaurant.

I had never stayed at the …
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A Spectacular Seascape Escape 3 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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WATCH: This Donegal cafe tour will make you want to take a road trip immediately 3 years ago

WATCH: This Donegal cafe tour will make you want to take a road trip immediately

Anna Farren has ventured out to enjoy cuppas in five of the most scenic spots in Donegal, and it’s giving us plenty of road trip ideas.

9ine Hostages in Manorcunningham, …
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Why now is the time to dream of Christmas markets 3 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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There’s a lot to be proud of in this Donegal-focused Nat Geo magazine 3 years ago

There’s a lot to be proud of in this Donegal-focused Nat Geo magazine

People in the tourism, activities and culture sector can take a lot of pride in Donegal ‘The Coolest Place on the Planet’ featuring heavily in the September edition of influential …
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Can you believe this dazzling beach photo is from Donegal? 3 years ago

Can you believe this dazzling beach photo is from Donegal?

Local photographer Kate Slevin shared this beautiful aerial shot of the Silver Strand Beach in July which had us lusting for more sunshine to brighten up the county.

Kate’s amazing capture of …
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Looking for a stunning seaside stroll? Here is Donegal’s No. 1 spot 3 years ago

Looking for a stunning seaside stroll? Here is Donegal’s No. 1 spot

We here in Donegal are blessed with expanses of clean sandy shores with breathtaking sea views. We all have a favourite destination and our readers were eager to highlight their favourite …
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POLL: Vote for your favourite Donegal beach! 3 years ago

POLL: Vote for your favourite Donegal beach!

Donegal has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (we may be biased) and it’s something we love to celebrate.

The county has countless hidden hideaways along the Wild …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: Taking a different road to work Down Under 3 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: Taking a different road to work Down Under

By  •  Travel

One of the main attractions of moving to Australia was the opportunity to do something completely different and take a break from my career. I loved teaching, a satisfying and …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: The things you’ll learn while teaching in China 3 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: The things you’ll learn while teaching in China

By  •  Travel

Here, Lauren sends a message home from her adventures in China to describe her new life as a teacher and to share insightful tips about what she’s learned on this …
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Donegal Woman Abroad: The hardest part of moving away 3 years ago

Donegal Woman Abroad: The hardest part of moving away

By  •  Life, Travel

Nikki, aged 25, embarked on the journey of a lifetime after graduating last year when she and a friend set off across the world. Here, she tells Donegal Woman about …
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