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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 Garden Trail: Lower Cranny Garden

A private garden romantically set in the former grounds of nearby Drumbeg House and retaining some of the features from the Estate namely a lake and tree lined driveway now a scenic walk connecting the more ornamental section of the garden to a wild flower meadow. Bluebell woods with an insect hotel, a stream, a dam, a birch grove, sweeping perennial beds and a mixed hedge fairy ring all blend to…

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Seas The Bay

The boat The Golden Fleece is fully insured and licences by the department of transport to carry nine passengers and two crew. Seas The Bay specialise in angling trips but also do bird watching, whale spotting, wildlife safaris or just a tour of Sheephaven bay. They cater for any trip you wish from 1 hr spins around the bay to full day fishing trips to Tory Island. They are a family friendly servi…

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Wild Atlantic Surf School

Established in 2015 by Greg Gallagher, Wild Atlantic Surf School operates at the beautiful Dooey Beach near Dungloe in Co. Donegal on the north-west coast of Ireland. Wild Atlantic Surf School is approved by the Irish Surfing Association and provides a fun and safe introduction to the sport of surfing. Dooey Beach is the perfect location to get started, with over 3 kilometres of sandy beach and i…

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Nora Duffy Thorr/CUISLE

A Painter/Printmaker, she teaches workshops at her Hill Farm studio in beautiful Gweedore. She lives on a small Hill Sheep Farm with stunning views of Aranmore Island and surrounding area. Workshops are facillitated from one day to one week and on a one to one basis.

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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club

If you are looking to golf in Ireland Narin and Portnoo Golf Club, is situated in a beautiful seaside resort in County Donegal in the northwest of the country. It is considered one of the finest natural and scenic 18-hole links Golf courses in Ireland, with sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay. Opened in 1930, it is engagingly old-fashioned, with a meandering routing over and around the dunes. The c…

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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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Donegal Garden Trail: Mrs Jessie Mahaffys Garden

Established in 1972 by Mrs Jessie Mahaffy, a relative of William Robinson and a granddaughter of the forester at Lissadell, Co Sligo, Blackrock is a garden constructed completely upon rock. A charming rockery sits above the farmhouse. A grassy corridor winds between a shrubbery and a shady border to a small cottage garden where perennials are interspersed with free-seeding aquilegias, foxgloves …

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Bundoran Stag & Hen Weekends

Organising a weekend away is stressful enough without worrying about how to entertain everyone. Let us do the organising for you. Bundoran Stag & Hen Weekends combine the wildness of the Wild Atlantic Way with the relaxing ambiance of some of Donegal finest eateries. Surf all day and dance all night, unwind in a seaweed bath overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and be pampered from head to toe. Or if…

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Kingfisher Cycle Trail

The Kingfisher Cycle Trail was the first long distance cycle trail in Ireland and follows minor country roads through the border counties of Fermanagh, Leitrim, Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan. The trail travels through landscape dotted with rivers and lakes. Attractions include the Lough Scur Dolmen, Castle Coole and the Marble Arch caves. This unique mixture of lake-lands, canal side tracks, roll…

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John Molloy Ltd Knitwear

John Molloy Woollen Mills Ltd is a family run business located in Ardara, Co. Donegal, on Irelands North West Atlantic coast, a region noted for its tradition in knitting, weaving, sheep farming, and fishing. Our range embraces both traditional Irish Aran fishermans sweaters and contemporary fashion knitwear.

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I Surf Ireland

iSurfIreland School of Surfing is Ireland’s No 1 choice for learning and improving your surfing. Whether you are looking for a safe introduction to surfing, equipment provision, surf education and advice, intermediate and advanced coaching (including video analysis), competition training or simply to improve and set new goals for your surfing – iSurfIreland is your one stop shop!

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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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Edel MacBride Designer

Designer knitwear with a contemporary Irish identity designed and handmade locally. A sustainable family business connecting the past to the future. As a fashion designer qualified first from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1986, early collections were a reflection of new possibilities for Donegal tweed, a fabric first developed in our region of the North West of Ireland. With an instin…

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The Gallery

This attractive two story stone house was built in the 1840\s as the fever hospital for Dunfanaghy Workhouse. It closed in 1922. Then from the 1930\s to the 1960\s it was used as the National School for the Roman Catholic Children of the area. It’s opening in 1968, as \The Gallery\ was the inspiration of Frank Egginton, the well-known landscape artist. Since then his daughter and son-in-law have r…

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Glenveagh View Point Trail

Glenveagh View Point Trail Length: 1km (This is a looped walk) Time: 35 mins Terrain: Steep stony path The View Point Trail is perhaps the best short walk option in the Park. It leads to an ideal vantage point for enjoying views of the rugged scenery, with magnificent perspectives of the castle below, Lough Veagh and the surrounding landscapes. This circular 1.5Km trail starts …

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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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The Gaeltacht Experience

The Gaeltacht Mini Staycation is designed to showcase the Donegal Gaeltacht in a new and exciting way. The two night three day break is a bespoke packaged guided holiday for couples interested in exploring the treasures that rural Donegal has to offer. On the three day tour, guests will experience the very best of what the Donegal Gaeltacht has to offer. From arrival in to Carrickfinn air…

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Dunfanaghy Stables

Welcome to Dunfanaghy Stables! We are open from Easter to Halloween. Helen and her staff are proud to show you this naturally stunning part of Ireland the best way possible, on horseback! We are an equestrian tourism destination based at Arnolds Hotel located along the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, Irelands most rugged coastline. We are AIRE APPROVED. Come horse riding with the Mc Daids! We…

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Lurgybrack Open Farm

Lurgybrack is a special place where all the family can spend the day together seeing animals and having fun. The centuries old farm building is home to range friendly farm animals that children can come face to face with. There is ample space to play safely, wander by the riverside, walk or just sit back and relax unwind with a snack from our tea room or have your own family picnic. School Gro…

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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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