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Donegal provides a brilliant backdrop for the plethora of activities which the county offers. Golfers need not go far to find a green, anglers can cast upon the many lakes & rivers, or one could simply trek along the vast landscape on horseback. Donegal is yours - go explore.

Lifford Slí

The Lifford Slí is 3km in length and joins the Highway to Health route in Strabane as the first cross-border Slí na Sláinte route. The route begins at the church and continues in the direction of Lifford Bridge, by-passing the Town. At this point there is a Loop walk of 1.4km which takes in the Town if you wish. Crossing Lifford Bridge you will reach the Barnhill Road By-pass joining you to the 4.…

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Colmcille Heritage Centre

The story of Colmcille is told with artistically designed banners, stained glass, illustrated panels, artefacts, a wax model with authentic clothing and a step-by-step illustration of ancient manuscript fabrication. A tour of the centre also includes an audiovisual on the life of Saint Colmcille. A special tapestry display protraying the Derryveagh Evictions is also on show within the centre. …

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Drumharriff Forest Stroll

Drumharrif wood offers the family a gentle looped walk near the village of Pettigo on the border with Northern Ireland. The forest road section of trail follows the old Great Northern Railway line. The old station house was located close to the village of Pettigo. The trains travelled to Dublin, Enniskillen, Ballyshannon and Bundoran. The station closed in 1957. Walk: This looped trail takes y…

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Rosapenna Golf Resort

Rosapenna Golf Resort is home to two championship links courses in one stunning coastal location. Golfers have been travelling to Rosapenna since the late 19th century when the Old Tom Morris links was ranked 3rd in the British Isles behind St.Andrews and Royal County Down. It was for this reason that great golfers of their time Harry Vardon, James Braid and Tom Ball holidayed in Rosapenna. …

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Donegal Garden Trail: Glenalla House

The country estate garden of Glenalla is a hidden world surrounded by native woods and moorland. Established in the late 18th century with extensive landscaping by the Franklin family since 1913. Beyond the house and walled kitchen garden are the formal elements of the rockery, rose beds, arbour and stone edged lily pond. There are collections of rhododendrons together with summer and autumn flow…

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Gweedore Golf Club

Gweedore Golf Club is a jewel in the middle of the Donegal Gaeltacht. From the scratch golfer to the beginner, you are always guaranteed to be given a Ceád Míle Fáilte. The superbly upgraded links layout with an imaginative revamping in 2014, with great assistance from An Roinn Ealaion Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, has helped develop the course into one of the most natural and picturesque links cou…

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Slí an Earagail - Slí Dhún na nGall

Slí an Earagail is a section of the 280km Slí Dhún na nGall that covers a Gaeltacht area of west County Donegal: in Gaeltacht areas Gaelic is the primary language. The circular, relatively flat route is named after Errigal mountain (751m), which rises to the east and whose pyramidic, grey-streaked quartzite cone is a presence frequently visible along the route, even from the coastal stretches. It …

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Stephen Bennett Studio Art Gallery

The Ardara art gallery of professional artist Stephen Bennett houses a large collection of Stephen’s latest work including Original paintings and Limited Edition prints. Stephen moved to Ardara, the birthplace of his late father, after a very successful career as a commercial artist in London, to follow his dream of working as an artist in Donegal. He now exhibits in his own gallery 2 miles out…

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Muckish Lúb Loch na mBoll

Muckish Lúb Loch na mBoll - Pleasant walk through bogland & heather offering great views of Muckish Mountain & the vast expanse of bogland in the shadow of this iconic mountain. Walk is short but provides a good atmospheric flavour of the vast walking potential of this area. Walk is adequately signposted - best in dry conditions and suitable for whole family. Looped Trail Length: 4km Tim…

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Wild Atlantic Way Adventures

Wild Atlantic Way Adventures is located in Clonmany, in magical Inishowen, North Donegal, full of heritage and culture. This is the home of Ireland`s most northerly point - Malin Head and it is here you will find the Ireland you have always dreamt of. At Wild Atlantic Way Adventures they combine adventure with learning, merge languages with fun, history with the environment, to enhance education.…

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Ards Forest Park - Heritage Trail

A visit to Ards Forest Park will reward everyone at any time of the year. The park covers approximately 480 hectares (1200 acres) and includes a variety of habitats, among them sand dunes, beaches, salt marshes, salt water lakes, rock face and, of course, coniferous and deciduous woodlands. With such a variety of landscapes, it is possible to spend many hours exploring this wonderful park. The…

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Buncrana Golf Club

The Buncrana Golf Club is located on the entrance to Buncrana and 200 metres from the Tourist Information Office. Overlooking the beautiful Lough Swilly this oldest 9 hole links course in Ireland delivers a challenge to the most advance golfers yet, offers enjoyment to beginners also. The Buncrana Golf Club also offers the keenest green fees in Ireland, with €15 all week and €10 for Open Competiti…

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Donegal Garden Trail: Browns Farm

This garden surrounds a small house with flower borders, grassy paths and many seats each with a special view. Children are very welcome and there are maps for exploring paths and woodland passage ways. There are places for picnics or sheltering from raindrops. Admission: €5 to charity Directions: Take N56 from the centre of Glenties (direction Portnoo) for approx 8km. Take left turn on to …

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Donegal Sea Kayaking - Fanad

Donegal Sea Kayaking is a mobile kayaking company, based on the Fanad Peninsula. Situated 20 - 35 minutes from Letterkenny, 15 minutes from Downings via the bridge and 25 minutes from Rathmullan. In General the Tours Are For Individuals, Groups, Families & Can Be Tailored To Suit (e.g. Birthdays, Stags/Hens, Summer Camps, Youth Groups, etc) Donegal Sea Kayaking are fully insured and I.C.U. compl…

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Hanna Hats of Donegal Ltd

In 1924 David Hanna Snr established a tailoring company in Donegal, on Ireland’s Northwest coast. Hanna Hats’ journey began in 1964 handcrafting bespoke headwear. David’s son John continued creating innovative tweed products using the age old tradition of craftsmanship. John’s children carry their father and grandfather’s vision as a third generation family business. Original designs are assem…

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Bundoran Glowbowl & Macks Amusements

Bundoran Glowbowl & Macks Amusements is the largest Family Entertainment Centre in the North West and caters for everyone. The futuristic Glowbowl houses 8 lanes of fully computerised Tenpin Bowling and the fantastic Amusements Complex has something for all the family. We have all the latest Driving Games, Dance Machines, Video Games, Pool Tables, Air Hockey Tables and a fantastic Video Jukebox…

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Inishshowen Surf School

Inishowen is Donegal and Northern Irelands most northern point and has some of the most consistent waves in Ireland due to its exposure to South West, West and Northerly/Noreasterly Swells. Its long stretches of golden, sandy beaches make for safe conditions for learning to surf. The Inishowen area has many great surfing spots with breathtaking scenery.

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Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness which includes the Castle and Gardens. At the centre of the Park on the edge of Lough Veagh is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge.

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Unique Ascent

At Unique Ascent we provide a range of unique guiding and instructional packages tailored to take you safely to the summits of the most outstanding Sea Stacks in Ireland and the UK. What is involved in an average sea stack climbing day will take you way beyond any other currently available adventurous activity in Ireland. This activity is open to everyone and does not require any previous climbing…

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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre was established in 1995 by the County Donegal Railway Restoration Limited. Its situated in the old Donegal Town station houses museum, information centre and a shop. Other attractions onsite include restore (and unrestored) coaches, trailers and garden with picnic area. It appeals to locals and tourists alike with information on the history of the railway, m…

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