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Where is Donegal?

County Donegal is located in the north west of the Republic of Ireland neighbouring Northern Ireland, bounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Uniquely, County Donegal shares a border with only one other county in the Republic of Ireland – County Leitrim. The majority of Donegal consists of mountains, bog and rough pasture, and has more than its share of natural beauty. It also has a rich architectural history, ancient monuments, castles and mills.

Click here for details on how to get to County Donegal.

The Locals

When you choose Donegal for your visual production, you will receive the warmest of welcomes and the famous Irish hospitality.

“The Irish hospitality is second to none and whilst filming in Moville we meet some great local characters and experienced many great nights of storytelling in the local pubs. The people in Donegal are so incredibly proud of their landscape and the local knowledge was a real advantage for our cast and crew”.  

Trevor Forrest, Cinematographer for Grabbers

"Vancouver is one of the biggest entertainment centre's in North America, Downtown Vancouver is a long way from Malin Head, in more ways than one, but it was the perfect place to shoot the film. And it was accessible; you could fly into Derry and be on the set in half an hour. Normally, getting to areas of unspoiled beauty takes a long of time and lots of planning. Donegal was in a class of its own."

Kim Roberts, Producer A Shine of Rainbows