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County Donegal is one of the traditional counties of Ireland. It is located within the Province of Ulster and is part of the Republic of Ireland. It was named after the town of Donegal.

Throughout its history, it has sometimes been referred to as County Tirconaill or County Tyrconnell. The former was used as its official name during 1922–1927. This is in reference to both the old original Tír Chonaill kingdom and the Tyrconnell earldom that succeeded it.

Uniquely, County Donegal shares a border with only one other county in the Republic of Ireland, County Leitrim. The majority of its land border is shared with Northern Ireland (the counties of Londonderry, Tyrone and Fermanagh). This apparent economic isolation has led to Donegal people maintaining a distinct cultural identity and has been used to market the county with the slogan Up here it's different.  Much of the county is seen as being a bastion of Gaelic culture and the Irish language holding the second-largest Gaeltacht area in the country with a population of 24,504. Despite Lifford being the County Town, the largest town is Letterkenny.

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Mill Park Hotel, Donegal
The Mill Park Hotel is a modern, rustic-style set in beautiful natural surroundings, located half a mile from Donegal Town in the northwest of Ireland, one mile from the historic Donegal Castle.  Guests can wine and dine in the Granary restaurant which specialises in seafood dishes and offers extensive table d'hote and a la carte menus in an elegant open plan setting. The Café Bar overlooks the private gardens and provides eating options in the form of a grill menu and Mediterranean dishes. The Mill Park Leisure Club allows guests to swim in the indoor heated swimming pool or take part in aqua-fit classes, work out on the fitness equipment, and relax in the jetted tub or in the steam room. A turbo sunbed is also available to ensure a healthy-looking tan. The wellness centre offers a range of treatments including Swedish massage, holistic massages and facials.
Solis Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
Escape to the mystical realm of Solis Lough Eske Castle. As the first and only five-star Donegal Ireland hotel and spa, this stirring destination blends a rich sense of history with superbly appointed accommodation and impeccable hospitality. Dating back to the 1400’s, this meticulously restored Donegal Ireland hotel is nestled in an enchanting forest of massive, ancient trees, where the Celtic language still rolls off the locals’ tongues and the landscape maintains its pristine unspoiled beauty. Discover the unique aura of this five-star Ireland hotel – a truly extraordinary setting for vacations, corporate retreats, and social gatherings. Tucked within the captivating woodlands of Northwest Ireland, Solis Lough Eske Castle offers luxurious accommodation, stunningly set in a meticulously restored 17th Century castle. Featuring just 96 guest suites and a luxuriant spa, this secluded hideaway beckons you to leave civilization behind in exquisite style.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal
The Radisson SAS Hotel Letterkenny is a modern hotel in the center of Letterkenny, a former fishing village on the banks of Lough Swilly.  The hotel features a fitness center with spa, indoor pool, sauna and steam room, and a 17 meter indoor swimming pool. With the stylish Tribeca restaurant serving a seasonal menu based on fresh local ingredients, the Oakk Bar and Grill offering carvery lunches and snacks to accompany a drink, and 24 hour room services, guests need never go hungry. There is free parking on site. Within the area a range of outdoor pursuits including golf, sailing and fishing, may tempt guests out. City of Derry airport is 35 kilometers away and can be reached by taxi or bus via Derry.
Ramada Encore Letterkenny, Donegal
Set on the banks of the River Swilly, the Ramada Encore Letterkenny is a modern three-storey hotel located in Donegal's commercial centre, 18 kilometres from Glenveagh National Park. City of Derry Airport is 46 kilometres away, and takes approximately 45 minutes to reach by car. Guests can enjoy a drink and snack in the hotel café, surf the web with wireless Internet access, and ask staff at the 24-hour front desk for help booking tours and tickets. The Ramada Encore Letterkenny houses The Depot, an informal, modern café, serving a range of snacks, drinks and light refreshments. The County Donegal Museum, located one kilometre from the hotel, is dedicated to the heritage and history of the area and houses both permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa, Rossnowlagh near Donegal
Over 50 years experience has fashioned the style with which you are greeted by the friendly, courteous and efficient staff at the Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa at Rossnowlagh Beach, Donegal Bay. The spontaneous warmth of their welcome radiates from the open log fire which glows from the period fireplace in the cosy entrance lounge. The homely, stress-free atmosphere of luxury and relaxation is adorned by displays of fresh flowers and many fine pieces of antique furniture throughout the Hotel. Located overlooking the blue flag Rossnowlagh Beach, this haven of relaxtion, comfort and quality is only 3 hours from Dublin and less than 2 hours from Belfast. A golfers paradise with 3 excellent championship links golf courses nearby.
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County Galway is one of the traditional Counties of Ireland. It is located in the province of Connacht. It was named after the city of Galway. There are several strongly Irish-speaking areas in the west of the county.
Connemara, which derives from Conmhaicne Mara (meaning: descendants of Con Mhac, of the sea), is a district in the west of Ireland consisting of a broad peninsula between Killary Harbour and Kilkieran Bay in the west of County Galway or south west Connacht. The Conmhaicne Mara were a branch of the Conmhaicne, an early tribal grouping that had a number of branches located in different parts of Connacht. As this branch of Conmhaicne were located by the sea they became known as the Conmhaicne Mara, i.e., of the sea. Connemara lies in the territory of Iar Connacht, "West Connacht", which is the portion of County Galway west of Lough Corrib and the portion of County Mayo in the barony of Ross. Connemara was traditionally divided into North Connemara and South Connemara. The mountains of the Twelve Bens and the Owenglin river, which flows into the sea at An Clochán/Clifden, marked the boundary between the two parts. Connemara is bounded on the west, south and north by the Atlantic. Connemara's land boundary with the rest of County Galway is marked by the Invermore River (which flows into the north of Kilkieran Bay), Loch Oorid, (which lies a few miles west of Maam Cross, and the western spine of the Maumturks mountains in the north of which the boundary meets the sea at the Killary a few miles west of Leenaun.
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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, Clifden, Connemara
Set against the verdant backdrop of Connemara's Twelve Bens and with views out over the Atlantic, the smoke-free Abbeyglen Castle Hotel was built as a private house in the early 19th century by the founding father of the town of Clifden. Guests can relax with a pint of Guinness in the wood-panelled bar while listening to live piano music, enjoy a game of pool, or take advantage of the peaceful study for quiet reading. Overlooking the garden, the traditional restaurant serves traditional cuisine including freshly caught salmon, shellfish and Connemara lamb; the chef will also prepare fish caught by hotel guests. An open-air swimming pool, hard tennis court and nine-hole pitch-and- put golf course nestle in the extensive grounds and there is also a sauna and spa tub in the hotel. Hiking, biking and horse riding trails abound in the surrounding area. The hotel is two miles from Clifden Castle and within 12 miles of Connemara National Park, the golf club and Kylemore Abbey.
Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel, Cashel, Connemara
Lough Inagh Lodge is located in Recess in the Connemara region of Ireland. Derryneen is 3.5 kilometres away, Roundstone is 21 kilometres away, and Clifden is 22 kilometres away.  Overlooking Lake Inagh, the Lough Inagh Lodge is a traditional country-house hotel set against a dramatic mountain backdrop. The hotel houses an oak-panelled bar and a library with log fire, and afternoon tea is served in the sitting room with its dark wood furnishings. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and there is a multilingual concierge service.  Local and international dishes including speciality seafood and wild game, are served in the Lough Inagh Lodge traditional dining room.  The area surrounding the hotel is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, and pony trekking.
Zetland Country House Hotel, Cashel, Connemara
Zetland Country House Hotel overlooks Bertraghboy Bay and is located two kilometres from the village of Cashel Bay, County Galway, Republic of Ireland. It is 18 kilometres from the seaside town of Roundstone, and 64 kilometres from Galway City.  This three-storey hotel is housed in a former sporting lodge from the early 19th- century, and is surrounded by mature gardens which include a croquet green and a tennis court. There is a billiards room with a full-size snooker table, and the front desk has multilingual staff who can offer room service, concierge services, and tour assistance. The Zetland Country House Hotel Restaurant serves local produce, including Connemara Lamb and seafood in a traditional setting with views of Bertraghboy Bay. A complimentary full Irish breakfast is provided.  Onsite recreation opportunities include fishing, boating, hiking and biking, and bird watching. 
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Galway - the third largest and the fastest growing city in Ireland and the only city in the province of Connacht. It is located on the west coast of Ireland. In Irish, Galway is also called Cathair na Gaillimhe (City of Galway).

The city takes its name from the Gaillimh river (River Corrib) that formed the western boundary of the earliest settlement, which was called Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe (meaning "fort at the foot of the Gaillimh"). The word Gaillimh means "stony" as in "stony river" (the mythical and alternative derivations are given in History of Galway). The city also bears the nickname City of the Tribes / Cathair na dTreabh because "fourteen tribes" (merchant families) led the city in its Hiberno-Norman period. The term tribes was often a derogatory phrase in Cromwellian times. The merchants would have seen themselves as English gentry, and hence were loyal to the King. Their uncertain reaction to the siege of Galway by Cromwellian forces earned them this label, which they subsequently adopted in defiance.

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Best Western Flannerys Hotel, Galway
The Best Western Flannerys Hotel is a long-established residence located two kilometers from the restaurants and bars of the lively city center of Galway, Ireland. The nearest major airport is Shannon International 93 kilometers away, a drive of about an hour and a half. It can also serve as a useful base from which to explore the Arran Islands and Connemara National Park.  The light wood furniture and bright modern décor of the Galwegian Restaurant create a relaxed environment in which to enjoy a fusion of traditional Galwegian and International cuisine. Dishes are prepared with local produce and complemented by an extensive wine list. Alternatively, Best Western Flannerys Hotel guests can relax with a pint of Guinness in the traditionally laid out Frannies Bar, where a selection of Galway Irish pub food is available and there is live music on weekends. Business travelers have access to conference rooms, and guests with children can find childcare available.
Jurys Inn Galway
Positioned on Quay Street in Galway, Ireland, the Jurys Inn Galway stands within 300 meters of shopping and restaurants, and overlooks the historical Spanish Arch and Galway Bay. The hotel offers the Innfusion Restaurant, Inn Pub and Il Barista Coffee Bar with fresh pastries. The 24-hour front desk handles dry cleaning and currency exchange. Guestrooms feature satellite television and high-speed Internet access. The hotel stands beside the Spanish Arch, built in 1584 and serving as city walls for the town of Galway. Part of the Arch has been transformed into the Galway City Museum.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway
Established in 2001, the Radisson SAS Hotel Galway is located in Galway, Ireland, situated on the waterfront of Lough Atalia and just a three-minute walk from the famous Eyre Square. The Spirit One Spa at the Radisson SAS Hotel Galway features thermal suite facilities and an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and an outdoor hot tub, with massage treatments and beauty services.  Marinas Restaurant offers Mediterranean food, seafood specialties, and a range of fresh local fare, as well as a variety of international dishes. The hotel also features the Atrium Bar & Lounge and The Veranda Lounge, with a fireplace and an outdoor terrace. The hotel offers seven boardrooms and six meeting rooms. The largest room is the Inis Mor Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 720 for a banquet or 1,000 for a cocktail reception. 
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