Anyone lucky enough to be coming to Donegal this September will be greeted with a resplendance of green and gold from all roads – Laghey leading the charge with some excellent original quirks to proceedings (see above!). And the reason for all this colour and madness is simply that both the minor and senior teams in Gaelic football have reached an All Ireland final together on the 21st of September. Both teams will play Kerry in Croke Park on that day in what is promising to be a great showdown between the Kingdom of Kerry and the Fort of the Foreigner a.k.a Donegal.
It’s a wonderful combination of expectation, excitement and general partying as we enjoy an Indian Summer in the north west. Places like Dunfanaghy may have regrettably missed out on making it onto Failte Ireland’s Top Ten Tourism Towns in 2014 (go figure!), but anyone in Dunfanaghy this weekend (13th and 14th Sept) will tell you there is nowhere else they’d rather be as they enjoy the Jazz and Blues festival taking place there.
Nowhere does partying like Donegal, nor epic scenery, fresh air, good food, great beaches, golf courses and trad music. Racontour is proud to come from Donegal and present our flagship travel guide to you, the Donegal App for free, on both smart phone and sat nav platforms. If coming to experience the atmosphere and excitement of Donegal, ensure you have it downloaded onto your GPS device and prepare to be dazzled at the sheer range of offer in this vast county. And yes, get yourself up to speed with the great anthem of the county, Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal, in time for the All Ireland final.
The GAA’s strapline for enjoying the championship itself is ‘nothing beats being there’ and this is certainly true – if you can get a ticket to the All Ireland final in Croke Park, then you are one of the lucky ones. However, all is not lost; why not get yourself to Donegal in time for the two games for a real party atmosphere – in equal measure, nothing beats being there either. And if either Donegal team wins, well call the boss and tell him you’ll be otherwise engaged for the foreseeable future!