The rugged area is a bastion of Gaelic culture and reminiscent of times past and the Irish language can still be heard in the sleepy villages and quiet lanes.

The North West is a wild part of Ireland shaped by the untamed waters of the Atlantic. With towering cliffs, mountains and long beaches surrounded by crystal blue waters, this region provides inspiration and sanctuary to artists, fisherman, photographers and rock climbers. 

Photo Courtesy of: Raymond Fogarty

Photo Courtesy of: Raymond Fogarty

This area boasts some of the finest seafood restaurants in the country and the sight of fishing fleet’s returning to Killybegs, the largest fishing port in Ireland, is a sight to behold! Fancy a gallop on an isolated beach or private island? Horseback riding enthusiasts can experience some of the most breathtaking & exhilarating rides the island has to offer in this North West region.

A few region highlights:  

Slieve League

Glenveagh National Park & Castle

Donegal Castle 

Mount Errigle

Lissadell House & Gardens

Sligo Abbey

Grianan of Aileach

Fanad Head 

Glencar Waterfall 

Malin Head


Parke's Castle