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The magnificent North West is a Region waiting to be explored. With its breathtaking scenery, rich traditions and elegant ruins, the Region offers endless opportunities to immerse you in nature, culture and history.



Wild and remote Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal marks the most northerly point of the entire island of Ireland. It sets the tone for the spirit of the county – independent, untamed and exciting, three quarters of its border formed by the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can experience this for themselves walking the towering cliffs of Sliabh Liag (Slieve League). Spectacular Glenveagh National Park & Castle is a true national treasure. The extensive 16,000 hectare park contains the largest herd of red deer in the country and the majestic Golden Eagle was reintroduced to Ireland in Glenveagh in 2001.

Donegal town itself is dominated by the 17th century Donegal Castle. Hand-woven Donegal Tweed is a unique cloth woven by hand on traditional wooden looms. Today, Magee’s Hand Weaving in Donegal town is the largest stockist of Donegal Tweed in the world.

No visit to Donegal is complete without a trip on Ireland’s largest waterbus. This spacious, fully equipped vessel offers daily 75 to 80 minute tours of Donegal Bay with its many islands and abundant wildlife. 



Carrick-on-Shannon, the county town of Leitrim is the cruising capital of the river Shannon and the town boasts a beautiful modern marina. Carrick’s marinas are well worth a visit, particularly during the peak summer season where a large flotilla of cabin cruisers and river craft of all sizes are active on the river. As the Shannon makes its way south through the county it passes through the lovely villages of Drumsna, Dromod and Rooskey which also have wonderful riverside bars and restaurants.



Historically the county is quite significant, especially Carrowmore which is the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland and one of the most important in Europe dating back to nearly 5,000 BC. Lissadell House has a romantic history, associated with both Yeats and the republican Countess Markieviecz. The house and estate are now in private ownership.

W.B. Yeats and his brother the artist Jack B. Yeats are strongly associated with Sligo. W.B. Yeats grave at Drumcliffe is a popular attraction. The Yeats Trail brings you on a unique experience through landscape, literature, history and culture. Consider this a “must do” on your visit!




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Clayton Hotel Sligo4 Star

Clarion Road Ballinode , Sligo   071 9119000

Situated in an idyllic scenic location on the Atlantic coast, overlooked by the spectacular Benbulben Mountain, Clayton Hotel Sligo exudes classic contemporary style...

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny4 Star

Paddy Harte Road Letterkenny , Co Donegal   074 9194444

Discover Donegal and North West Ireland from the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel - Letterkenny Welcoming guests with warm Irish hospitality, the four star Radisson Blu, Letterkenny...

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The Abbey Hotel3 Star

Donegal Town Co Donegal ,    074 9721014

Conveniently located in the heart of the Donegal Town close to main signature points on the famous Wild Atlantic Way and beside many local amenities, the Abbey & Centrals...

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Sligo Southern Hotel3 Star

Sligo Town Sligo ,    071 9162101

Sligo Southern Hotel is a very popular and unique hotel in Sligo Town, traditional Irish Hotel adjacent to both rail & bus station terminal, just off the main road through...

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Daisy Cottage Donegal

Dunkineely Co Donegal ,    074 25942

Looking for a memorable group break where you can enjoy two days guided bus tour, superb breakfast each morning and delicious home cooked three course meals each evening? ...

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Great Northern Hotel4 Star

Sea Road Drumacrin , Bundoran   087 2622000

The majestic 4 Star Great Northern Hotel stands regally on its own 18 hole golf course with breath taking views of the Atlantic Ocean & Rougey Cliff walk. Take a break...

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The Silver Tassie Hotel 4 Star

Ramelton Road Letterkenny , Co. Donegal, F92NFP9   074 9125619

The 4 Star Silver Tassie Hotel offers the best of both worlds- a rural setting on the Wild Atlantic Way whilst only a short drive from the bustling town of Letterkenny. Ideally...

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Station House Hotel Letterkenny3 Star

Lower Main Street Letterkenny , Co. Donegal   74 9123100

Stay in the Station House Hotel Letterkenny and experience first class Donegal hospitality at it’s best, a warm and inviting welcome awaits… Professional...

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