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Ireland’s ‘mysterious’ northwest corner

November 20, 2013 Leave a comment
County Donegal covers over 4,000-square kilometers, making it one of Ireland’s largest – and most under-populated - areas, with a population of just over 160,000.

County Donegal covers over 4,000-square kilometers, making it one of Ireland’s largest – and most under-populated – areas, with a population of just over 160,000.

Done the famous tourist route along the west coast of Ireland? And the city break in Dublin? Liked it? Curious to see an ‘undiscovered’ part of the ‘Emerald Isle’? Well, if it is rugged wilderness, deep (and melancholic) history and Irish traditions you are after, head for County Donegal – Ireland’s often ‘forgotten’ county.

Click here to read the full article published in The Sunday Times, November 10, 2013.

For more tips on Donegal and accommodation, click here.

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Connemara: “a savage beauty”

October 1, 2012 Leave a comment

A ‘local resident’ enjoys the view of Killary Fjord, one of Ireland’s only fjords and one of Connemara’s landmarks.

Located on the west coast of Ireland, and bordered on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, Connemara which means ‘descendants of the sea’ in Gaelic, is one of the most beautiful regions in Ireland. Or, as Irish playwright Oscar Wilde put it: “Connemara is a savage beauty”.

It’s a magnet for everyone,from Americans retracing their ancestral roots and adrenaline junkies drawn to its excellent windsurfing spots, to overly-enthusiastic European cyclists, and others, like us, trying to escape the sweltering summer heat of southern Europe.

What is it about Connemara that leaves every visitor spellbound? Simple. It’s the Ireland that everyone dreams of and sees in the postcards – the luscious green landscape and the carefree life.

Click here to read the full article published in The Sunday Times of Malta.

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