Donegal is officially the coolest place on the planet!

With a weather-nibbled coast spotted with sea stacks, Blue Flag beaches and offshore islands, Donegal is a land that feels undiscovered. - National Geographic,
(Cool List: 17 for 2017 (Donegal was given 1st place on the list!)

..people that persevere to reach this northerly outcropping of Ireland are rewarded with elbow room and singularly beautiful scenery... - Lonely Planet
(Wild Atlantic Way is ranked one of the world's ultimate road trips, described as "untamed and utterly divine". )

"I have landed at Donegal many times and the rugged coastline of Ireland's North West coast is even more awe-inspiring from the air, with the backdrop of Mount Errigal adding to the timeless appeal." -Adam Twidell, Judge PrivateFly Best Airport Approaches 2017 poll.
(Carrickfin Airport, Co. Donegal voted one of world's top 10 most scenic airports.)

'Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: A Walking Guide' by Helen Fairbairn is published by The Collins Press ( In this article, she ranks walks in West Donegal, 1st, 2nd and 3rd in her list of favourite Wild Atlantic walks.

Images by Maria Coleman © 2013, 2017