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Inishowen, the Coolest Place on the Planet

Wednesday, 08 March 2017
You probably already know that Donegal is the Coolest Place On The Planet 2017, voted for by The National Geographic Traveller Magazine. The editors highlighted the following factors as the main reasons; the Donegal weather, Blue Flag beaches and off shore islands. This unbelievable endorsement will showcase the wonders of Donegal around the globe.

However, we think there is a corner in this county, often forgotten but packed with charm and beauty. We believe that Inishowen is the Coolest Place On The Planet.  So we are launching Redcastle Geographic, our very own way to showcase Inishowen, the ‘Coolest Place On The Planet’.

Don’t be thinking that we will be publishing a fantastic glossy magazine. Our approach is to showcase those places that make Inishowen unique: the beaches, the hidden gems, the views, gastronomy and over all, its people. Every two weeks Gerry McKeever, our renowned Clefs d’Or Concierge, will recommend the best spots to discover in the peninsula, as well as amenities and places to go.

Inishowen is the place of Star Wars, the birthplace of Game of Thrones (and now film stars) actors, the most northerly point of Ireland… And to make it easier to visit, we are launching the ‘Coolest Break On The Planet’, an opportunity to discover this part of Ireland at the Redcastle Hotel.

If you are a friend of the Redcastle Hotel, you know we love social media. Therefore, pay attention to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where you’ll be able to see the very best of this beautiful part of the world. We want to talk about our Hotel, about how privileged we are to be living and working here, for the scenery, the food, the location, the facilities and golf course, but over all we want to show you our team, ‘the coolest on the planet’.

And last but not least, we want you to tell us why Inishowen and Donegal are the Coolest Place On The Planet. In a few weeks, we will launch a Photo Competition on Facebook and Instagram where you will become a photo journalist to show the world the beauty of Inishowen. The prize will be as Cool as the Redcastle Hotel!

National Geographic’s mission statement says: “The Society believes in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world, and its purpose is to inspire, illuminate and teach”. Although it would be arrogant of us to think we could achieve such inspired objectives, we want to add our voice and our work to showcase Inishowen, to reveal it to the world and to say: ‘This is Inishowen. This is the core of the Wild Atlantic Way. This is ‘The Coolest Place On the Planet’’.

Special Offers

We have a range of special offers that will suit all of our guests. From relaxing spa and delicious dining to midweek stays and outdoor experiences, you are certain to find the ultimate treat for yourself or a loved one at the beautiful Redcastle Hotel and Spa in Donegal.