The Northwest Travel Guide
Plan Your The Northwest Vacation
With its towering cliffs, secluded expanses of golden beaches and sun-tinted waters, the Northwest is an untamed and wild part of Ireland, shaped, influenced, and tormented by the sea. Wide skies make it the perfect place to appreciate the shape-shifting light, slowly moving cloud formations, and crimson sunsets. As you drive around counties Sligo, Leitrim, and Donegal you will discover roads curve this way and that, following the course of the indented coastline, a mountain valley, glen, or stream. But the only traffic-jam you’re likely to encounter will be a herd of heifers, reducing you to cow-speed.
True, it's the farthest-flung corner of Ireland, but thanks to the area's popularity, good bed-and-breakfasts and small... read more
Donegal mountain spring lamb, Glen Bay crab, Donegal Bay oysters and mussels, Lough Swilly wild salmon, Enniscrone lobster,... read more
Things To Do in The Northwest
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Gaeltacht Country: Venture to the seaside village of Ard an Rátha to listen to the seductive rhythms of locals conversing in full... Read more
County Donegal was part of the ancient kingdom of Ulster, not conquered by the English until the 17th century. By the time the British... Read more
The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s first long-distance driving route, runs from north Donegal down to west Cork, traversing isolated... Read more
When it comes to Donegal tweed, weavers—inspired by the soft greens, red rusts, and dove grays of the famed Donegal landscape—have had... Read more
"Daniel O’Donnell is to Donegal what Tourism Ireland is to the whole country," or so says the local paper, the Donegal... Read more
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