DONEGAL has secured THREE places in the Top 20 Places In Ireland to Go Wild.
The survey was based on thousands of submissions to The Irish Times.
Here they are – with a video above from Iain Miller to go with his suggestion below…
As I come from an urban, overcrowded and industrial area in Germany, northwestern Donegal back then was the most remote and solitary place on Earth for me. Donegal’s highlands are a gem among many precious places in Ireland. Sitting up on Muckish’s highest spot and looking down to the sea and over to Tory Island always will be one of the most sublime experiences of my lifetime: pure solitude you share with no one but the wind and the drizzle. Who could care up there?
Submitted by Frank Patalong
DONEGAL COAST: Killybegs to Ardara
Cnoc na Mara is an iconic 100m-high shark’s-fin sea stack. It sits in one of the most remote and inaccessible locations in Ireland. Gaining the summit is like being reborn into a world where anything is possible, a surreal and magical place to be.
Submitted by IAIN MILLER
DONEGAL COAST: Maghera Beach Caves
It is not so much that the caves are particularly spectacular in themselves; it is that the chemistry of dark sea caves, the wide, dazzling silver beach that leads to them, and the wild, craggy hills above them gives you an astonishing sense of being transported to a magical wilderness. Man seems to have made very little impression on this strong, vibrant landscape.
Submitted by FIONA O’DONNELL