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Activities in Donegal

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.

Wild Atlantic Equestrian Centre

The Wild Atlantic Equestrian Centre is situated at Dunlewey lakeside in the heart of the North West Donegal Gaeltacht under the majestic gaze of Errigal Mountain. Located next to Ionad Cois Locha, Dunlewey Cultural Centre, on the slopes of the Derryveagh Mountains and beside Glenveagh National Park, and on the Wild Atlantic Way. A business, run by friends and family, who provide an Equestrian Ed…

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Slí Thorai (Tory Island) Slí Dhún na nGall

Tory is a small remote island of rugged beauty, Habitation stretches back into pre-history and it is rich in archeological and monastic sites. It also supports a spectacular range of birdlife including the increasingly rare corncrake. From the pier the walk circles to the west as far as the lighthouse, returning to the pier before heading to the eastern end of the island and looping back. The clif…

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Oakfield Park

Oakfield Park is a 100 acre garden, consisting of award winning walled gardens to ponds, lakes, a lakeside Nymphaeum, a hedge maze, heritage trees and sculptures. Our crowning glory is a 4.5km narrow gauge railway with a diesel and steam train operating passenger trips daily. This is a magical way to explore the park s gardens as the train passes through flower meadows, beautiful woodlands, will…

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Crolly - Siulóid Cois an Ghaoth

Siulóid Cois an Ghaoth - This walk is a short but attractive path along the tree-lined banks of the Gweedore River estuary. Linear Trail Length: 0.75km Time 15mins Nearest Town: Crolly Link to National Waymarked Way

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Local Hands

Local Hands is a co-operative style fusion of Artists and Craftspeople. Based in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, we work together to showcase, support and sell our work and to promote the wealth of artistic talent in the surrounding region. Our emphasis is on high quality unique and authentic Irish art and craft which is locally produced in the Donegal, Fermanagh, Leitrim and Sligo region. Opening Hou…

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Fin McCool Surf School & Shop

Fin McCool Surf School based in Rossnowlagh, Co.Donegal on the north-west coast of Ireland, provides an enjoyable and safe introduction to the ever growing exhilarating sport of Surfing. Neil Britton, head surf instructor and owner of Fin McCool’s, comes from a family of surfing pioneers in Ireland. Neil has surfed on the Irish team and has judged surf contests internationally. Fin McCools Surf …

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Culdaff Slí

The Culdaff Slí na Sláinte is a 3.4km route, which starts at the Wee Hall in the village centre. The route continues for 1.7km along a well-maintained path towards Culdaff beach, car park and children’s playground. To complete the route, walk back to the starting point at the Wee Hall. Linear Trail Length 3.4km Time 30min Nearest Town: Culdaff Coillte Recreational Trails. The Long Strand …

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Llama walking at Campview Farm Ballyshannon

Guided Llama walks to the beautiful Erne Estuary for adults only.€20 per person to include light refreshments. Booking essential.

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Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre

If you are interested in horse riding in Donegal then the friendly team at Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre are on hand to provide a range of equestrian activities in a fun and safe environment with top class facilities. They have a large selection of horses and ponies for you to get to know and choose from when booking a lesson or for trekking. Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre is located on Inishowen…

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Jailbreak @ Lifford Old Courthouse

Jailbreak is the North-west’s first live escape room! Set in a real beneath the Old Courthouse, you and your group have been sentenced to death for a crime you didn’t commit and locked in a cell. With only 60 minutes to escape, your group will have to work together to find clues in the room and solve a series of puzzles to save yourselves! Do you have what it takes to make it out alive? Juni…

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Saoire Mara Charters

Saoire Mara Charters provides charter boat hire with a qualified skipper for Coastal & Island Cruises. Relax and unwind as you explore the stunning rugged coastline, marine wildlife and islands of the Rosses while breathing the fresh sea air of the Atlantic Ocean. View the Donegal coastline in a way that can only be appreciated from the sea with a close up view of steep cliff faces, caves and spec…

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Glencolmcille - Drum Loop

Glencolmcille Drum Loop - The stretch of coastline between Slieve League and Slieve Tooey in southwest Donegal is a fine spot for walkers eager to breakaway from the trappings of modern living. The entire 35km coastline bristles with jagged rock pinnacles and soaring cliffs and, nestled in the midst of all this glorious scenery, is the village of Glencolmcille. Wonderfully remote, Glencolmcill…

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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. In…

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Travel Donegal - Cathedral Quarter Walking Tours

Our experienced Tour Guides will take you on a short walk (some uphill) informing you of incredible & exciting historical events from Letterkennys beginnings. From the Market Square to the old Church Lane where we have traced the residents back 150 years. Into Conwal Parish Church & Graveyard we explore interesting gravestones & the stories behind them. Make our way to Sentry Hill around poignant …

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Dunleweys Kayaking - Sunset Kayak Trip

SUNSET KAYAK TRIP A sunset kayak trip with the majestic Errigal mountain and Poison Glen for a backdrop. You will be met at a prearranged meeting spot where we will get you sorted out with required equipment. This will be followed by a safety chat and on land instruction. Then we will get on the kayaks and get everyone comfortable with paddling on the water. A chilled out paddle follows taki…

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The Bike Stop & Small Engine Repairs

Ladies Gents and childrens bikes for hire Hybrid bikes, Hybrid bikes, ladies bikes, kids bikes. We hire Double kiddies trailers, box trailers, tagalong bikes, kiddies seats, panniers, front handlebar bags.

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Mulroy Drive

The Mulroy Drive is a 35km touring route in North Donegal, Ireland. The Mulroy Drive offers a warm and friendly welcomes to one and all in this most scenic and breath-taking tour of the beautiful Mulroy Bay. It connects the beautiful Atlantic drive to the rugged beauty of the Fanad lighthouse and the stunning Portsalon beaches and Knockalla drive. The rolling hills and sea views can be viewed …

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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is considered one of the county’s hidden gems and is located just 300 metres from Donegal Town Centre. Donegal had the largest narrow-gauge railway network in the British Isles, and uniquely, amongst steam engines and railcars, operated one of the first railway vehicles with an internal combustion engine in the world. This fascinating museum which has just been re…

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Slí Cholmcille - Slí Dhún na nGall

Slí Cholmcille is a section of the 280km Slí Dhún na nGall that circles around the remote landscapes of south west Donegal. The name of the route is derived from that of St Colmcille, one of Ireland’s early Christian saints, who was born in County Donegal and lived for a while in this region. He is recalled in the name of Glencolmcille, Donegal’s westerlymost village, a place steeped in pre-Christ…

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Donegal Gardens

This contemporary garden, within 200 yards of the sea, whispers stories of walled gardens of the past. Today it stands independent of trends and restorative themes. The walls have stood for over 100 years and were well maintained. Since 1985 the lawn and cultivated perimeter have been gradually transformed by Elizabeth Temple to the present individually styled garden. The evolution continues se…

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