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Walking & Hiking in Donegal


Pull on a pair of walking boots, point yourself in any direction you like and feel the wilderness speak to you. The walking experience in County Donegal is second to none. From our Waymarked Ways, National Looped Walks, Coastal Paths and Island Loops, County Donegal is a walkers mecca!

Ballykeeran Forest Trail

Ballykeeran Forest Trail,Co. Donegal,Kilmacrennan

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This site is in a forested area alongside the N56 which is the gateway to west Donegal. This area of Co Donegal has strong historical connections with the ODonnell chieftains. It was on Doon Rock which is in the Kilmacrenan area that the inauguration of the O’Donnell chieftains took place, the last such ceremony having occurred in 1603.This area of Donegal is also of religious significance as it was in nearby Gartan where St Columcille was born.

Looped Trail

Length: 1.5km | Time: 1 hour - moderate

Nearest town: Kilmacrennan


Indoor/outdoor Outdoor

Opening Hours

Open all year round


Ballykeeran Forest Trail,
Co. Donegal,

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