Killybegs and Donegal, Ireland
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 24 Jun 2022

Killybegs and Donegal, Ireland, 6/24/2022, National Geographic Explorer

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  • Europe & British Isles

We have arrived to County Donegal on the very northwestern edge of Ireland. Killybegs, the second largest seaport in Ireland, was our gateway to exploring this incredible Gaeltacht region, which is predominantly Irish speaking and is still very rich in cultural traditions. Some of us hiked the hills and cliff edges surrounding Glencolmcille, the village named after St. Colmcille, who is the patron saint of Donegal. Others visited local archaeological sites to explore Ireland’s ancient past. Some of us delved into local wool milling traditions by exploring how world-famous Irish woolen garments, such as tweed and blankets, are made.

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