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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.

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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Drumboe Nature Trail

Drumboe Nature Trail - This trail follows forest road and track through both coniferous and broadleaf trees. It is a pleasant gentle trail along the river bank, returning through the forest and crossing a public road on the way. There are good views of the river. In winter parts of this trail along the river may be flooded. Length 2km Time: 1hr Nearest Town: Stranorlar Coillte Recreational Tr…

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Burtonport Loops - Lúb Cheann Bhaile Cruaiche

This walk takes you on minor roads and surfaced track along the old railway corridor returning on quiet country lanes and road, passing the wind turbine, Alcorn’s Gatehouse, Sweeney’s Gatehouse, Dungloe Road Station and Marjorie’s Gatehouse. Including a fabulous woodland of beautiful ash trees, the walk is filled with spectacular views and a vast array of flora and fauna. Looped trail Length: …

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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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Glenleary Riding School

All instruction at Glenleary is provided by appropriately qualified, experienced and mature instructors. The main focus is weekly riding lessons. Trekking is available through the beautiful local countryside with spectacular views of Lough Swilly.

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Green Golf Travel

A golf tour in Donegal is still one of the best kept secrets in world golf. With courses such as Rosapenna, Ballyliffin, Portsalon and Murvagh receiving increased recognition, this secret may not last for much longer. In all, 7 of the top 35 courses in Ireland can be found in this beautiful county. Green Golf Travel is the first dedicated golf tour operator based in Donegal. Our wealth of experie…

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Bundoran Town walks

The Cliff Walk as you would suspect from its very name is a walk along the cliff top and seashore of Bundoran’s West End. Starting out from the Tourist Information Office (See map) the route takes you westwards over the River Bradog and into the West End. At Bayview Avenue you can enjoy fine views of the Peak, Bundoran’s favourite haunt for surfers and across Donegal Bay. Continue on into the …

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McElhinneys Department Store

Enjoy Shopping at Irelands leading Department Store! McElhinneys Department Store is the only place you will need to visit for Shopping in Donegal. Enjoy a Heavenly Shopping Experience with three floors of Womens Wear, Mens, Kids, Home, Footwear, Lingerie, Cosmetics, Gifts, Bridal and much more. A modern family owned Department Store, McElhinneys prides itself on offering each customer a traditio…

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Otway Golf Club

One of Irelands oldest golfclubs. A unique 9 hole course with beautiful beaches and Martello fort.

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Drummonaghan

Drummonaghan Trail - This site is adjacent to the heritage town of Rathmelton. The town dates back to the early 17th century. The area was noted for flax growing which supported a thriving linen industry. In the 18th and early 19th centuries there was extensive trade between Rathmelton and the New World. The site provides a pleasant walk through both coniferous and broadleaf plantations. Along the…

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Afternoon Tea at Lough Eske Castle

Enjoy Traditional Afternoon Tea in the cosy Lobby Lounge or in one of our wonderful drawing rooms.

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Burtonport Loops - Lúb Chroicheach Mhór

This walk takes you on minor roads and surfaced track along a scenic stretch of the old Burtonport railway returning on quiet country lanes, passing Alcorns Gatehouse, Sweeneys Gatehouse, Dungloe Road Station, through ash woodland and an abundance of flora and fauna giving a splendid diversity of colour and sound changing with the seasons. Looped Trail Length: 5km Time: 1hr Nearest Town: Burt…

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mng Ventures

Our customised tours are about giving back to the community and nurturing the culture mngVentures is a bilingual enterprise, we craft boutique experiences that help visitors connect with our unique culture and magical landscape. Guided and self guided with handpicked local services. Rock & Roam, Connecting Colmcille, The Whiskey Pilgrimage, Footprints, faeiries & folklore..... As well as tours, m…

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Wild Atlantic Cycles

Established in 2016, Wild Atlantic Cycles is Co. Donegals newest Bicycle Rental Company. Located in the picturesque coastal town of Donegal and at the start of the northern leg of world famous Wild Atlantic Way. The local cycle routes guide you along stunning Donegal coastlines to amazing scenic mountain views.

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Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium

The Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium is located in the old Coast Guard Station, only 100 yards from the Lough Foyle Ferry landing at Greencastle Harbour, County Donegal. Attractions include extensive nautical exhibits, memorabilia, photographs, models, modern and ancient maritime equipment and Irish boats from six to fifty feet. The state of the art planetarium features accurate depic…

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Buncrana Slí

The Shorefront Slí na Sláinte is a 1km linear walk starting at the carpark opposite Buncrana Leisure Centre on Buncrana’s shorefront and following the coastline along Lough Swilly. Swan Park Slí na Sláinte is a 2km looped walk starting from the carpark at the Old Pier by the Wolfe Tone Memorial across the historic six-arched Crana Bridge, turn right at the gates of Buncrana Castle and past O’Do…

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Teach Mhici Mhic Gabhann

Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann in the townland of Doire Chonaire is the homestead of Micí Mac Gabhann (1865-1948). D’fhág Micí Mac Gabhann an baile le cúpla punta a shaothrú. He was a local man who spent time as a seasonal labourer in ‘The Laggan’ and Scotland before going to the United States. His life story was recorded by Seán Ó hEocaidh (1913-2002) of the Irish Folklore Commission as ‘Rotha Mór a…

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Cavanacor Gallery

Cavanacor Gallery was established in 1999 and is dedicated to showing contemporary art. The gallery aims to increase the audience for contemporary art and has established a professional, commercial venue in the Northwest. The gallery shows work by emerging and established national and international artists.

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An Grianan Theatre

An Grianán Theatre is an integral part of the county’s thriving cultural life and a flagship venue in the North West of Ireland. It gives local audiences and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the very best local, national and international arts and entertainment events including drama, comedy, music, dance and much more.

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Wains World

Wains World, is a unique and exciting soft play adventure centre in Buncrana. It’s the fun and safe way for your kids to play! Let children explore Wains World and see what they discover! Relax and catch up with friends over a coffee and a delicious bite while the little ones have fun! Provided are play facilities for a rainy day, parties for your little ones and their friends! Opening Tim…

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