County Donegal Local Customs

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County Donegal Local Customs

  • Smirting & The Smoking Ban

    Smirting is a combination of the words smoking + flirting, geddit? It started when people had to go out for a ciggie after the ban was enforced, and got chatting to fellow smokers outside on the street, eyes meeting across a cloud of blue nicotine... ;) So you may just meet a local hottie in this way!!REMEMBER - Since March 2004, you CANNOT smoke...

  • Donegal Gaeltacht

    The irish speaking area of Donegal is up around teh isolated North-West of the county around Gweedore. Donegal Irish is considered the most difficult Irish dialect, so dont worry if you dont understand what they're saying up there!! It does sound lovely though.

  • Glencolumbcille

    Means Glen of Coloumba's Church.Every year at midnight on 9th June, when the pilgrims make a circuitof 5km, which is marked by a series of stone-slab and pillers inscribed with crosson the slopes round the village.Pilgrim must go round the circuit 3 or 7 times, and must always be completedbefore sunrise.

  • Go to a Ceili

    A ceili is an evening of local socializing in the form of a community dance. This isn't a commercial cabaret like in Bunratty or Dublin, this is more like a community square dance in rural America. Let your hair down, and just enjoy the spirit. Folks will show you how to join in and dance the set patterns...or just sit and chat with those sitting...

  • Photo:By Doe Castle.Here...

    Photo:By Doe Castle.Here are afew Old Irish Sayings:'Seanfhocal'Is minic a bhris béal duine a shrón.A person's mouth often broke his nose.Bíonn dhá insint ar scéal agus dhá leagan déag ar amhrán.There are two sides to every story and twelve versions of a song.Níl aon leigheas ar an grá ach pósadh.The only cure for love, is marriage!Ar scáth a...

  • Glenveagh Castle and National...

    Glenveagh Castle and National Park and gardens. For more info check the travelogue.For information on more Irish National Parks:Irish Parks

  • Photo of a Standing Stone,...

    Photo of a Standing Stone, GlenColmCille. I hope you can see the designs carved on the stone. These stones are Pre-Christian and were used for wedding ceremonies in Pagan Ireland. (A sign of things to come!).This one stands in the centre of the glen, where a church was built beside it. Christian Ireland took over all the holy pagan sites, (and...

  • The ruins of the forgotten...

    The ruins of the forgotten island of InisCaora.There are only afew of the larger islands which are still inhabited around the Donegal coast. You can take a day trip to any of the islands and discover the ghosts of the past, and ramble around what used to be homes to a hardy breed.There is an trip to this particular island on the 5th Aug for...

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County Donegal Hotels

  • Sandrock Holiday Hostel

    The Sandrock Hostel at Malin Head is by far the best hostel I have stayed in so far. It is located...

  • Harvey's Point

    Lough Eske, Donegal, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • The Harbour Inn

    Derry Road, Ludden, Buncrana, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Silver Tassie Hotel

    Ramelton Road, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Fitzgerald's Hotel

    Bundoran, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Arnold's Hotel

    Dunfanaghy via Letterkenny, Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 1 out of 5 stars

  • Seaview Hotel

    Main Road, Bunbeg, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Errigal Hostel

    Dunlewey, Gweedore, Co. Donegal, Ireland., Dunlewey, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Greene's Holiday Hostel

    Carnmore Road, Dungloe, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

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