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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.

Lough Derg

Lough Derg,Pettigo

One Day Retreats (May, late August & September)

The pilgrimage season recommences at the beginning of May each year. In 2018 the Island will reopen for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May.

Please check the dates One Day Retreats are available here. They typically run on weekends and on a number of week days.

Boats are available from 9:15am. The crossing is less than 10 minutes from the lakeshore. Boats return from 4.00pm.

The Lough Derg office is open Monday – Sunday during the One Day Retreat Season from 9.00am – 5.00pm (9.00am – 4.30pm Sat & Sun). Contact +353 (0) 71 9861518


Three Day Pilgrimage Season commences on 1st June. One can begin their pilgrimage on any day from 1stJune until 13th August. Boats are available from 10.30am. Typically pilgrims arrive around mid-day on day one of their pilgrimage and depart at 10.00am on the third day.

The Lough Derg office is open Monday – Sunday during the Three Day Pilgrimage Season from 8.00am – 9.00pm. Contact +353 (0) 719861518.

Out of season the Island is closed from October – April

The Lough Derg Administration Office is open during these months;

Office hours 9.00am – 5.00pm

Monday – Friday



Lough Derg,

Phone: 353
Website: www.loughderg.org

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