Donegal has especially dark skies with limited light pollution so it is a fantastic place to view the night sky.
The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are frequently visible from Fanad Head and from Malin Head in Inishowen.
Every August Donegal is treated to a fantastic array of ‘shooting stars’ during the Perseids.
Fanad is a perfect place for the amateur star gazer or the seasoned astronomer to enjoy the night skies.
At Portsalon Luxury Camping we keep our artificial light to an absolute minimum so that we do not contribute to light pollution.
See The Donegal Skies website for further detailed information about astronomy in Donegal.
For regular updates on whether the Northern Lights Donegal are likely to be active and visible and loads more info on the Aurora Borealis you can check out this website.
For some excellent and breathtaking images of the Northern Lights Donegal, we recommend local photographers Rita Wilson (Downings based) and Adam Rory Porter (Inishowen based)
Also check out this article from Hillwalk Tours which gives some top tips for viewing the Northern Lights