A leading film-maker has arrived in Co Donegal to shoot one of the county’s most scenic areas – Slieve League.
Mark Flagler, of Flagler Films, is currently staying at Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille.
His company has been commissioned by Failte Ireland to undertake a comprehensive programme of filming work which will be used to underpin the future marketing of an exiting new new tourism initiative.
Slieve League, and indeed the entire stretch of Coastline around Glencolmcille, is to be included in the International Appalachian Trail The IAT is an extension of the world renowned walking route, the Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine and welcomes an estimated 2.5million hikers each year.
The link will see the Irish section of the international trail start at Slieve League and extend to the Antrim coast, finishing in Ballycastle. The new section will utilise existing Bealach Na Gaeltachta – Slí Colmcille, Bluestacks Way trails and from there continue into Northern Ireland.
The link is based on a shared geology, would will be used to promote greater tourism opportunities between regions and also serve to promote the fantastic walking opportunities that exist here in South Donegal.