Explore Donegal Virtually !

 

Donegal is located on Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way and has the longest section of coastline on the driving route spanning 1,135km.

Donegal is lucky to have three of the major, iconic attractions on Wild Atlantic Way located within the county.

Starting at Ireland’s most northerly point Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula it is the start (or end, depending on your point of view) of the Wild Atlantic Way and is well known for its scenery, wildlife and historical sites. It is a must see for anyone interested in doing the Wild Atlantic Way.

The next Signature Discovery Point is Fanad Lighthouse which has been keeping sailors and ships safe since the early 19th century and is now a popular attraction for visitors to the county who can climb to the very top where they can take in the sea around them and the sea life that it attracts.

In the very south of Donegal is Sliabh Liag the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe, towering over the Atlantic Ocean at 601 metres! Boat trips also leave from the local Teelin Pier where you can observe the cliffs towering over you from the sea. 

And now thanks to the CAPITEN project, these three sites can be viewed and experienced through VR.

Donegal County Council Tourism Seminar and Brochure launch in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey on Thursday last. Photo Clive Wasson

Donegal County Council along with its partners having recognised the opportunity to harness the power of new digital technology has developed three high quality Virtual Reality videos.

By creating these videos Donegal County Council have managed to bring the Wild Atlantic Way to the world without the world having to travel to Donegal, to provide a ‘try before you buy’ option and influence customer buying decisions by giving insights before they book.

It also helps to encourage inclusive tourism, so that everyone can experience Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way regardless of age, mobility or location.

For example, not everyone can climb the tower at Fanad Lighthouse or walk the ‘One Man’s Path’ at Sliabh Liag, but now they can because of the VR experience.

It is intended that it will be a revenue generating experience placed in the Visitor Centres at Sliabh Liag, Fanad Lighthouse and Malin Head which will in turn attract more footfall.

You can now immerse yourself in Donegal and experience Fanad Head & Lighthouse from the comfort of your home by clicking on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYR4dFr_g5Q&t=175s

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