Traces of the quaternary glaciers that covered the island can be seen in the northwest with the extensive "drumlin" hills, such as the Donegal Mountains. Ascending Mount Errigal, which is 2,467 ft high is well rewarded with a magnificent view of the coast, ocean, island, villages and the Glenveagh National Park. In the midst of some 25 thousand acres of heaths, marshes and rocks, the latter boasts deer and the barren Derryveagh Mountains.
Donegal is a region with very marked characteristics, mainly due to its geographic location: it is, in fact, situated on the border with Ulster.© iStockphoto.com / Peter Zelei
The Finn is one of the biggest rivers in the county and its valley is made up of a large part of the farming land of the Donegal region.© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock;
Donegal is rich in waterways, although there are few major rivers in the region© Don Hammond / age fotostock;
The county is principally made up of plateaux and hills, interrupted here and there by irregular and isolated mountainous massifs of a considerable size.© Don Hammond / age fotostock
Culminating at 752 metres, Mount Errigal is the highest summit in the county.© IIC / age fotostock;