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Donegal Is Officially One Of The ‘Coolest’ Places In The World

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Donegal is now officially one of the coolest places on the planet, confirming what we already knew.

National Geographic Traveller has just revealed its Cool List for 2017, giving us the top 17 “culture capitals, hipster hotspots, wild escapes and places generally keeping it cool”.

Here’s what the travel experts had to say on our island’s coastal county:

With a weather-nibbled coast spotted with sea stacks, Blue Flag beaches and offshore islands, Donegal is a land that feels undiscovered. Last summer, scenes for Star Wars: Episode VIII were filmed on the Inishowen Peninsula. But this area of Ireland is also expecting 2017 to be a big year; there’s an array of reasons to visit, from surfing beaches in Magheroarty and Ballyhiernan Bay to Horn Head — a driving, walking or cycling loop that squeezes the 1,600-mile Wild Atlantic Way into a 4.5-mile nutshell.

Take a look at the full list below.

1. Donegal

Donegal 2

2. Santiago

Santiago

3. Helsinki

Helsinki

4. Greenland

Greenland

5. Peru

Peru

6. Aarhus

Aarhus Denmark

7. Canada

Vancouver

8. Portland, Oregon

Portland Oregon

9. India

New Delhi India

10. South Africa

Cape Town South Africa

11. Iran

Iran

12. New Zealand

Auckland

13. Seoul

Seoul

14. Sudan

Sudan

15. Düsseldorf

Dusseldorf

Pic: K W/Flickr

16. Sicily

Sicily

17. USA

New York

READ NEXT: 17 Photos Showcasing Just How Ridiculously Gorgeous County Donegal Is


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