Donegal provides a habitat for a wide variety of birds, both native and visiting. Check out the book ‘Finding Birds in Ireland’ for useful information on species and viewing points. Glenveagh National Park has recently reintroduced the Golden Eagle to the area. Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains.

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Star gazing


Donegal has especially dark skies with limited light pollution. It is a fantastic place to view the night sky and the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are frequently visible from Fanad Head and from Malin Head in Inishowen.

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