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County Donegal / Co. Dún na nGall


Donegal, so named because the Vikings established a fort here (called Dun nGall - the Fort of the Foreigners) is wild and beautiful with a great feeling of space. The coastline is formed by the Atlantic, with immense mountains and bogs. There is an excellent family seaside resort at Bundoran, with an admirable beach, a custom-built "Waterworld" and with golf and fishing for the sportsman.

In fact, wherever you travel over the county you will find fishing, swimming, scuba-diving, the village of Bruckless having handcrafts and friendly people and the visitor may wish to stay at one of the many guest-houses here - it would make an exceptionally good base for the visitor to stay and to visit elsewhere in the county. Near one of Ireland's fishing ports, Killybegs, you will find beaches and there is plenty of craggy countryside to explore. And no traveller will want to leave Donegal without looking for the famous hand-woven tweed; Kilcar is very much the place for you to go. Stranorlar will give you time for shopping, and still catering for the sportsman there is salmon and trout fishing and an open moorland to walk.

Milford is another fishing resort and a tourist centre, combining as well angling facilities and many archaeological sites. In the north-west of Donegal is Gweedore, an Irish-speaking parish, known for its music, singing, dancing, culture and traditions.

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