The quaint town of Donegal, in Co. Donegal, is perched by the mouth of a serene bay against the stark Blue Stack Mountains, part of the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route. Prehistoric ruins, ringforts and defensive structures speak to its history as an important settlement. In fact Donegal was the capital of a well-known Gaelic kingdom and home to legendary Irish chieftains in the Medieval era. Today, the region prides itself on keeping alive the historic Gaelic language and traditions, including the art of making Donegal’s famous tweed! This north west corner of Ireland offers a thriving art and culture scene and boasts many traditional Irish festivals such as Ballyshannon Folk Festival. Not just that, the beautiful, isolated beaches, rugged coastline and wild landscape allow for plenty of surfing, golf, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and other adventures in the great outdoors, especially in the sunny, summer months.