Budget-Conscious Accommodations & Restaurants in Donegal
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Oct 1, 2012 4:21 PM Last Post By: uwogirl
Sep 27, 2012 7:40 PM
Budget-Conscious Accommodations & Restaurants in DonegalHi everyone,
I'm working on a presentation for my travel writing class, and my partner and I have chosen Ireland as the country we'd like to visit. Our main focus would be a budget-conscious trip, the kind students would take to get the most "bang for your buck".
So if anyone has any suggestions for inexpensive hostels, hotels, bed and breakfasts or restaurants in Donegal, that would be great!
Any additional information about St. Patty's Day in Ireland would be good, too. Any sort of traditions the locals participate in, what the party scene is like, etc.
Thank you :)
Edited by: uwogirl
Sep 27, 2012 11:40 PM
Sep 28, 2012 12:17 AM
Sep 28, 2012 11:17 AM
Sep 28, 2012 12:46 PM
4Abbreviation of Patrick's is Pat's.
OK - so the whole of Co. Donegal then....
Co.Donegal is amongst my most liked regions. I have a great fondness for Rossnowlagh and Bundoran.
Donegal Town is a lot more modern than it used to be when I started going there, but then again where isn't?
Quite a few websites show the town and county, but Trip Advisor has one of the best offerings....
There are some wonderful drives and walks. Are you hiring a car or some other mode(s) of transport?
Car is favourite for me. Buses are OK, but don't get right into the corners. Oh and the trains have long gone.
Your likes and dislikes would be appreciated, as to what can be suggested.
It can be very wet in Co. Donegal in 'Every' month of the year and the Atlantic winds can be harsh.
I'll hand it back over to you at this point and wait for your tastes in travel, before continuing.
Over to you.
Sep 29, 2012 4:30 AM
Sep 29, 2012 10:13 AM
6Thanks for all the information! As for transportation, whichever is cheaper. I'm assuming buses would be, but I don't know for certain - what about cabs for getting into the good corners?
I checked out the trip advisor link you put up, and it looks like there's a very inexpensive hostel(?) that seemed to get some good reviews called 'Corcreggan Mill'.
Unpredictably wet and windy, eh? Probably a good idea to pack an umbrella and rain coat then! I'm also wondering if you could recommend a bar/pub and restaurant.
Thanks for your help!
Sep 29, 2012 10:15 AM
Sep 30, 2012 9:30 AM
8Toni's Bistro in Donegal Town is right on the square near the "action" and was a wonderful, inexpensive place to meet the locals when I was there a couple of weeks ago. Good food and coffees
Sep 30, 2012 9:37 AM
9Also wanted to mention an unforgettable drive we took (rental car). This went up toward Sleive League (probably spelled that incorrectly). It took MUCH longer than the 1/2 hours locals suggested but then we girls tend to wander a bit and not pay attention to where we're going exactly - more of "wonder where that road goes kind of thing which we think is the only way to travel). But well worth it toward some beautiful and astonishing scenery (if you like rugged coastlines, lots of sheep, hills, etc.) Never got to the top of the cliffs but we did end up at a woollen mill and learned from the ladies there about different kinds of sheep - which ones are for wool and which for mutton - and that they have different colors spray painted on them to differentiate among the owners in a shared pastureage kind of situation. One of my best memories of 2 weeks in Ireland during Sept 2012.
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