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Donegal has topped National Geographic's 'Cool List' of 2017

“Donegal is a land that feels undiscovered”.

DONEGAL HAS BEEN named on National Geographic’s Cool List for 2017.


The National Geographic Traveler creates the list every year, including the “culture capital, hipster hotspots, wild escapes and places generally keeping it cool in 2017″.

They describe our lovely Donegal as having a “weather-nibbled coast spotted with sea stacks, blue flag beaches and offshore islands”.

Donegal is a land that feels undiscovered.

They go on to mention that Star Wars Episode VIII filmed on the Inishowen Peninsula during the summer, but there’s still a big year in store in 2017.

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There’s an array of reasons to visit, from surfing beaches in Magheroarty and Ballyhiernan Bay to Horn Head, a driving, walking or cycling loop that squeezes the 1,600-mile Wild Atlantic Way into a 4.5-mile nutshell.

Other spots included on the list are Santiago in Chile at number two, Finland’s Helsinki, Greenland, Peru, and Aarhus in Denmark. Take a look at the full thing here.

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