The Nortwest Counties Donegal & Sligo
will cast their spell on you...
Accommodations are listed per county from 'Attractions' page
Our team of highly qualified consultants will draft an itinerary for your
review and approval based on location and time needed for the size of your
tour to fully appreciate the value and history of each. We'll even allow a
bit of time periodically for 'tea'. Choose the attractions that interest
you by clicking 'add to cart' so that we may include them into your
personal tour and you have an invoiced record of attractions selected. You may add/delete attractions from your invoice at any time during payment process. This booking fee will be refunded upon final payment. Alternatively, you may also send an email listing all selected attractions as well as including
those that aren't. Let us know all attractions of interest when
you contact us for date availability and your individual quote.
Enjoy a slideshow of Attractions found in Counties Donegal & Sligo
NOTE: The attractions marked with an asterisk denote OPW Heritage Sites free to anyone booking an Extended Tour with Emerald Isle Tour. ;-)
County Donegal is the farthest northwestern county in Ireland and known to many as 'the forgotten county' but in no means should be forgotten! Co. Donegal is a magical place with some of Ireland's most barren, yet romantic, scenery. One of the three Ulster counties that lie in the Republic, it is a must-visit for any tourist in Ireland. Its biggest attraction being an exceptional landscape that includes Europe's highest sea-cliffs; a national park that offers mesmerising drives, even in winter, and dozens of deserted white sandy beaches, 12 of them Blue Flag. Despite its apparent isolation from the rest of the country, this county, like Cork, is a bit of a rebel kingdom with a pride of place and strong sense of culture and heritage not to mention entertainment in cosy pubs and seafood.
See Donegal Dictionary ;-)
Sligo's single most-distinctive feature is the flat-topped Ben Bulben mountain and at the foot lies Drumcliffe Churchyard, where Yeats is buried. Drumcliffe is not an imposing site and is along a busy stretch of road, but it's worth the stop - where else can you get a great cafe, great view, round tower and a dead poet?
Sligo is rich in pre-historic remains, particularly the Sligo Bay area. Ancient graves - many of them stone cairns with passage tombs can be found throughout the north of the county and include the stone-age Creevykeel Court near Mullaghmore. Although Sligo is a city, having a charter and two of the prerequisite cathedrals, it is locally known as Sligo Town. The name is thought to mean shelly place. You will find a number of music gigs, exhibitions and arts shows and events all through the summer