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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.

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The Northwest Hotels

True, it's the farthest-flung corner of Ireland, but thanks to the area's popularity, good bed-and-breakfasts and small... read more

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The Northwest Restaurants

Donegal mountain spring lamb, Glen Bay crab, Donegal Bay oysters and mussels, Lough Swilly wild salmon, Enniscrone lobster,... read more

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Things To Do in The Northwest

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