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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.

Donegal Castle

Built by the O\Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the Castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The Castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the O\Donnell chieftains to the Brooke family. Limited access for people with disabilities to the groun…

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Triona Donegal Tweed Visitor Centre

Nestled along the Wild Atlantic Way in the picturesque town of Ardara - one of the five designated heritage towns in County Donegal - you will find the hidden gem that is Triona. Triona was awarded Bord Fáilte Eireann recognition as the certified Donegal Tweed Visitor Centre in 1992 and offers all who visit the opportunity to experience the history, skill, and craft that has gone into handweaving …

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Donegal Climbing

Donegal Climbing provide amazing rock climbing adventures for all levels at Malin Head, in the beautiful Inishowen area of Donegal. Tailor made personal, family and club orientated adventure packages are accessible to all visitors, regardless of their experience of rock climbing or mountaineering. Your guide is Bren Whelan, a highly qualified Mountain Instructors Certificate (MIC)& International …

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Cooley Equestrian Center

A wee family run gem. Nestled in the beautiful hills of Inishowen, right at the start of The Wild Atlantic Way, with spectacular views over Lough Foyle. Cooley Equestrian Center cater for every ability, from first time riders, to the experienced. Feel free to have them help you plan your horseback magic moments, choose from family fun and games, to beautiful treks, to guided heritage trail taking …

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Inis Eoghain Cycleway

The Inis Eoghain Cycleway is a 55km loop connecting The River Foyle in County Londonderry to Lough Swilly in Donegal. More than one third of the route is traffic free passing along the Foyle Valley, close to the heart of Derry City and continuing under the spectacular Foyle Bridge before heading through Ballyarnett Country Park. Once at the city limits, the route begins to climb to An Grianán …

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Tweed

Tweed started out as a bricks & mortar lifestyle and home wares boutique in County Donegal in the north west of Ireland. Owned and run by a Donegal native who grew up steeped in the local tweed tradition, Ronan Hanna brings a modern take on tweed to his own label Hata while honoring age old traditions of weaving. In addition to apparel & headwear from Hatas collection Tweed also has a highly ed…

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Donegal Golf Club

Donegal Golf Club was founded in 1959 when the first golf course and clubhouse were built at Tullycullion on the edge of Donegal Town & in 2019 celebrated it’s 60th Anniversary. In the early 70’s the club decided to expand and some far-sighted members identified a large piece of links land, located on the Murvagh Peninsula. Eddie Hackett, Ireland’s leading golf course designer at the time, was hir…

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Doe Castle Tours

Doe Castle, a stronghold of the MacSweeney Clan for almost 200 years, sits on the waterline of Sheephaven Bay on The Wild Atlantic Way off the R245 between Carrigart and Creeslough, Co. Donegal. The grounds are open all year around, but tours inside the Castle must be with a guide . Guided tours of the Castle are facilitated by local community group, Moving Mevagh Forward, daily during July …

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Awaken Adventures

Awaken Adventures is an outdoor adventure activities provider set up by me, Stephen Bell, based in Letterkenny and operating throughout all of County Donegal. Awaken Adventures is all about getting out and exploring the amazing landscape of Donegal. Whether through climbing, walking or kayaking, there is so much to see and so many adventures to be had, regardless of your fitness or ability! …

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Donegal Garden Trail: Cille

First established over 30 years ago in an exposed coastal location overlooking Donegal Bay. The garden falls away from the house in a series of hidden terraces with an extensive range of plants, many unusual species suited to the coastal location. Imaginative use of grasses, rich exotic planting and high quality stone-work all feature. Big pots and containers planted with specimen plants are espe…

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Century Cinemas

A family run business bringing stories to life on the big screen in Letterkenny for over 75 years. With 8 screens, stadium seating, American rocker seating, all with 2D/3D digital cinema projectors and Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound

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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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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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Ards Forest Park - Salt Marsh 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 sea…

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Doochary - Fintown

Doochary - Fintown - This spectacular walk, which is a section of Bealach na Gaeltachta Waymarked Way, can begin/end in either Doochary or Fintown. It takes you through some of Donegals finest woodland walking and a modest climb just north of Fintown gives spectacular views across the surrounding countryside. Distance: Approximately 9 kms Time: 3 hours Terrain: Quiet roads, bog road/rough trac…

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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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Rosguill Charters & Fishermans Village Lodge

Rosguill is a `State of the art` charter vessel equipped with twin 310 HP Caterpillar Diesel engines and all the best in electronic equipment. The RosGuill has a hydraulic diver’s lift. Diving The area from Tory Island to Malin Head has the best diving in Oceanic water, both scenic and wreck, available in Ireland. Within 40 miles of Downings there are 109 wrecks, including the Audacious, a dre…

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Waterworld

Ireland’s Premier Indoor Aqua Adventure Playground is located on the sea front in Bundoran Co. Donegal. A seasonal facility that operates the ISO 9001 Quality System and ’White Flag Award for Spa & Leisure’. Waterworld achieved GOLD standard in 2014 and won Training Ethos category 2012-2013. Waterworld is open from Easter to September Opening times vary throughout the season. Bundoran Waterworl…

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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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Errigal View Pet Zoo

Situated behind An Chúirt Hotel, Errigal View Pet Zoo is a family run business established in 2015. Aiming to deliver great value to families with a wide range of activities whatever the weather . From our indoor play area, indoor bouncy castle barn to outdoor play areas, crazy golf, Magical Unicorn encounters, Pony rides and of course all the animals, its great family fun. What started as a p…

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