Located on the Northwest corner of Ireland, County Donegal is likely the most remote part of the country. By dint of geography and politics (the border of Northern Ireland almost pinches it off from the rest of the Republic), it has always been a bit hard to get there. Today there is no train access.
The landscape is completely bare around the corner of the ocean front. It’s bleak. One of the roadside displays says that population actually increased here in famine times, because people could fish. Looking round the place today, making a living looks to be about as hard as it ever was.