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Donegal is located along the rugged Blue Stack Way where it offers a warm welcome to hikers and walkers of all ages. This simple and rural area offers most of the sightseeing experience you will ever come across in Ireland. From the rugged way-marked trails, enchanting coastal paths, looped walks overlooking dramatic cliffs to routes that follow quiet mountain trails and country lanes, the visitor will be awed with what spectacular landmarks nature can produce. Donegal is a favorite destination for many tourists on holiday in Ireland. The area has many attractions and historic towns; most of them along the Atlantic Ocean. One of such places is the Downings area. Here, a holiday visitor can partake in many pleasant activities including walking along the beach, golfing, equestrian games, angling and swimming. The place has a GAA club where you can even learn how to play football. If you want something more active for the holiday, you can take part in the annual windsurfing and raft racing competition. For something more cultural, why not stay with the locals to learn Irish or study how to prepare their local food. Despite its rural setting, Donegal has many top class hotels with four hotels been situated on the Rosgoill peninsula. You can also get about 300 holiday homes in the immediate area. Most of these homes are quite historical - they were built several years ago and have the look of rustic Ireland. This style of accommodation will make a good stay for someone interested in Irish culture. Tourists who visit Donegal on holiday never miss the picturesque Lough Eske, the 3km Bank Walk around Donegal Bay or Donegal Town's Historic Town Trail which includes Donegal Castle, the Diamond Square and a Napoleonic anchor retrieved from the sea in the 1850s. For the adventurous holiday maker, you can travel far to the remote peaks of the Bluestack Mountain. Though you have to be versatile in navigation to traverse these areas, it will be quite challenging to try to pass through unaided. You can round off your trip with a visit to the Glenveagh National Park which has 16,958 hectares of mountain, bogs, lakes and woods. The park enclosed the spectacular valley of Glenveagh and Donegal's two highest mountains, Errigal and Slieve Snacht, as well as many other fine hills, notably Dooish and Leahanmore. Donegal permits the traveler to see Ireland in most rustic form. From the treacherous trails to the lonely mountain peaks, one will leave the county with nothing but exhilarating experiences.
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