1. It's nicknamed Ireland's Forgotten County
First off on this list of facts about Donegal is it’s nickname, Ireland’s Forgotten County. So, where is County Donegal? Isolated physically, culturally and even politically, Donegal is the large county at Ireland’s northwestern corner. It is one of the only Republic of Ireland counties part of the ancient province of Ulster (which also comprises of all Northern Ireland counties), and is remote and difficult to access, meaning that Donegal has often been ‘forgotten’ by the densely-populated eastern and southern regions of Ireland, as well as ‘forgotten’ off the list of Irish travel itineraries.
No bother – this means that County Donegal has largely been left to its own devices, making it an apt place to experience Irish traditions, hear the Irish language, or explore the untouched bogs and mountains of the region!