As people get back to exploring Ireland, they’re keen to do so in a safe environment, so the digital brochure identifies the many Donegal hospitality businesses that are following Failte Ireland’s Covid-19 Safety Charter. Wherever they see the charter symbol, visitors can relax and enjoy themselves, confident in the knowledge that the business has agreed to follow the recommended safety and cleaning guidelines, all staff have completed hygiene and safety control training and the premises has agreed to undergo spot checks.
Food is such an integral part of the Donegal visitor experience, and the brochure includes the Donegal Food Coast Map, alongside details of Donegal’s iconic golden beaches, sea stacks and coastal attractions. There’s over 40 walking trails listed of varying length and difficulty, from serious mountain hiking to a gentle traffic-free stroll along the shore, through woodland trails and national park, allowing visitors to discover the incredible landscape of the towering peaks, stunning peninsulas, and rugged coastlines of this part of the world.
There is something for everyone in the brochure with over 1,000 kilometers of cycle paths listed and information on bike hire and tours. Golfing also is covered in the brochure with a list of nine and eighteen hole clubs along with driving ranges and pitch and putt facilities.
The Donegal Gaeltacht and the County’s Islands are also featured, where many claim, one of the purest forms of the Irish language has survived and where traditions of Irish song, dance and folklore prevail. The largest geographical Gaeltacht in the country, and part of the Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal’s islands, are the jewels of Donegal’s Gaeltacht where visitors can experience the vibrancy of the Irish culture. After a visit here it is easy to comprehend why these wild and beautiful islands have captured imagination for thousands of years and provided stimulus for artists and writers alike.
Speaking about the new brochure, Joan Crawford, Wild Atlantic Way Manager at Fáilte Ireland, said: “With its rugged coastline, beautiful beaches and historic sites, Donegal is the perfect place to start or end a journey along the Wild Atlantic Way. The new digital brochure captures this range of experiences excellently and will make it easy for anyone visiting Donegal to plan a fantastic trip. Developed in collaboration with the local tourism industry, the digital brochure will help businesses to highlight the standout experiences in Donegal to potential visitors and those planning trips to the county, while encouraging visitors to see more of the area and increase visitor dwell time when they arrive.”
Garry Martin, Director of Economic Development at Donegal County Council, added:
“Whether visitors use the digital brochure to plan their trip before travelling to Donegal, or once they are already staying in the area, it will help highlight the wide variety of things to see and to do. Tourism businesses across the county are ready to welcome visitors and the brochure will be a great addition in attracting visitors and encouraging them to stay longer.”