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Glenveagh National Park

Head north and you’ll find Glenveagh, a 16,000-hectare park nestled in the heart of the towering

Derryveagh Mountains. In it, you’ll find a series of walks to suit all levels, including a particularly romantic one; the ‘Bridal Path’, so-called as local men used to use it to meet potential wives! This lush green oasis is a nature-lover’s paradise too, home to the largest herd of red deer in Ireland. There’s also a beautiful castle on the grounds, which has proven very popular in the past; Greta Garbo, Clarke Gable and Marilyn Monroe all vacationed there during the golden age of Hollywood. Glenveagh National Park is open all year round, except Christmas Week and Good Friday. 14km off the Donegal coast, you’ll find a very special place; the mythical island of Tory. Steeped in history and folklore, it’s one of County Donegal’s many Gaeltacht areas – locals speak Irish (Gaelic); so you can learn cĂșpla focail (a few words!). More...
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