Originally Posted by snow ghost
Countyism = a bit like nationalism on a county level. E.g. kinda an unrelentless loyalty and dedication to ones own county - regardless of its faults - just to spite the others. I.e something I'm guilty of.
You are totally correct about 'best' just wondering what people think in general.
In that respect I personally think Donegal has one of the best climates, based on my own personal preferences.
Ah i see i completly misunderstood your * message, I thought u meant that if u lived in the extreme countryside , i.e. in the middle of nowhere that it didnt count lol
Well yes My favourite climate would be with a good possability of seeing lieing snow once or twice a year and I think Donegal probably has that more than most counties ,exluding people in the hills in other counties etc.
We do get an awful lot of rain though ,but i suppose thats a price you pay.
Not too sure what counties get the most sunshine , but I was looking up the differences between the sunrise and sunsets of malin head compared to mizen head on new years ,
Malin head has 45 mins less daylight than Mizen, quite extrordinary! So galway or co.clare would be somewhere in between that , e.g. Galway has 20 mins more daylight than Donegal in the winter.
Personally I like the shorter days.
I do think once u come to donegal town and do the full circle or the 'arctic circle' as I like to call it you are in a good area for snow.
The circle would consist of Donegal town , right down to Glencolmcille , ardara , glenties ,fintown ,letterkenny and then back down to donegal to complete the circle.
. I know people during the cold spell that came up here saying that its a different world once u go past donegal town.
Glenties is probably the best place for snow ,if theres no snow there , theres none anywhere
P.S Maybe Im guilty of "Countyism" but I suppose that just my point of view and experience, theres probably many people from other parts of ireland in some valley that would say the same about their area.