Donegal – The Coolest place on the Planet
As our year as coolest place on the planet comes to a close, we thought this was a perfect time to reflect on why exactly this is true.
Music – There is such a varied music scene here with something for everyone. There are regular traditional Irish sessions all over the county (See our list of 6 things to do in Donegal for more on this). There are also a wide selection of music and arts festivals such as the Errigal Arts Festival, Distorted Perspectives, the Swell Festival on Aranmore Island, The Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Festival… the list goes on and on! Original bands and singer songwriters play at regular nights such as Clubeo in Crolly (set up by Clannad’s Moya Brennan) and Disturbance in Letterkenny.
Food and Drink – Donegal has many beautiful tea rooms and coffee shops with delicious freshly baked cakes such as Coffee Go Leor in Falcarragh. In the mood for something more savory? Try some mouth watering locally sourced sea food at Coll’s Bar in Magheroarty. Brewery’s such as Kinnegar and Bog Hopper Brewery are really putting Donegal on the craft beer map. The Shack at Marble Hill in Dunfanaghy provides their own superb blend of coffee. Food festivals such as the Taste of Donegal are a great way of sampling whats on offer all over.
Star Wars – The filming of ‘The Last Jedi’ has really helped to propel Donegal into the public eye. With the absolutely breathtaking displays of the rugged Donegal Shoreline It’s no surprise it’s gotten so much attention recently.
The Unmatched Natural Beauty – Of course it is the amazing landscapes – gargantuan beaches, awe inspiring coastlines, rugged mountain ranges and beautiful rural and woodland walks that truly give Donegal it’s edge as a fantastic holiday destination.