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Family Fun in Donegal


With its excellent leisure centres, cinemas and indoor play areas, the county is well equipped to keep the kids and the parents entertained - even on a day when the sun doesn't shine. Donegal's great parks, open top farms and adventure playgrounds mean you will never be stuck for a fun filled time!

Wild Ireland

Dundrain,Burnfoot, Inishowen,Burnfoot

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Step back in time into an ancient woodland inhabited by extinct creatures to experience some of Ireland’s ancient lost wildlife. Walk among the ancient trees and encounter Bears, Wolves, Lynx and Wild Boar on your journey through the past.

‘Wild Ireland’ is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is the newest and most exciting visitor attraction in the North West of Ireland.

Just a few centuries ago, Ireland was clothed in a thick blanket of Temperate Celtic Rainforest. Due to destruction and deforestation, this woodland has all but disappeared, in a small pocket of remaining woodland on the Inishowen peninsula, the hands of time have been rolled back to an era were ferocious beasts ruled the Irish countryside.

Come see our Brown bears, European Wolves and Lynx back together in the Irish forest for the first time in thousands of years. Here they live in their natural habitat in the temperate rainforest.

Lots of wild birds call Wild Ireland home and our beautiful lake is home to swans, ducks and even a cheeky pair of otters.

There is lots to see and do for children too, take the fairy trail around the rainforest, be delighted with our tales of ancient folklore, play in our state of the art play park and finish off with some tasty treats from our Wild Ireland Shop and café.

Plan your day at Wild Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way today.


Indoor/outdoor Outdoor

Opening Hours

Open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Winter Opening Hours 10am-4pm (last admission 3pm)
Summer opening Hours 10am – 5pm (Last admission 4pm)

Admission: Adults 16.50,
Child 13.00
Concession 13.00 (student and OAPs)
Carers go free with a paying adult or a child in care


Burnfoot, Inishowen,
F93 F104

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