Dublin has personality, with charming cobbled lanes, Georgian architecture, and antique shops. The ambience promotes an air of sophistication and elegance blending with historical pubs, jovial cultural music, and the aromas of traditional dishes made with a contemporary twist. Your private transfer greets you at Dublin International Airport upon your arrival, escorting you north to the town of Donegal. The scenic drive provides ample insight into the gorgeous landscape of the countryside. The emerald grasses spread across plains and rolling hillsides. The rugged northern coast offers a unique escape in its isolated atmosphere punctuated by the Derryveagh Mountains which frame the glowing valley. Surfers catch the breaking waves near the town of Bundoran. Lakes shimmer on the fringes of the landscape and lead to the gorgeous azure waters of the Northern Atlantic.
Locals speak Irish as much as English. The Blue Stack Mountains act as a backdrop to the town of Donegal, situated at the mouth of the eponymous bay. A well-preserved castle rises out of the encircling grass with silver streaks on the historical stone. Glenveagh Castle was modeled after Scotland’s Balmoral Castle in the 19th century, and the storybook estate encompasses more than 40,000 acres of woods filled with red deer and lakes brimming with fish. One of the rooms in the round tower is encrusted with pink candy-stripes. Actress Greta Garbo demanded to stay in the flamboyant room whenever visiting Northern Ireland. The gardens feature lovely terraces and an Italian design lined with blossoming carnations and geraniums.