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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.

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 tradit…

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Glenveagh - The Garden Trail

Glenveagh - The Garden Trail - Length: 1km (This is a looped walk) Time: 1hr Terrain: Gravel pathway Following a well-marked route the trail offers visitors a full tour of the features of the gardens. Started around 1890 by Cornelia Adair and embellished in the 1960’s and 1970’s by Henry Mc Ilhenny the garden offers great contrast with the surrounding landscape. Features inclu…

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Dunlewey Kayaking - Family Kayaking Trip

FAMILY KAYAKING TRIP Suitable for beginners you will go on a fun filled family activity with a difference, We will be meet at a prearranged meeting spot where we will get you sorted out with required equipment. Wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets supplied as required This will be followed by a safety chat and on land instruction. Then we will get on the kayaks and get everyone comfortable w…

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Inish Adventures

Just Kayak was set up in 2009 by local Moville business man Adrian Harkin, In 2013 Adrian decided that the company need to be rebranded to better advertise its high quality products and so the new company name Inish Adventures was born. Adrian is a highly qualified outdoor pursuits instructor with BCU & RYA qualification as well as first aid, child protection, archery, mountain biking and orien…

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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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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. T…

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Mulroy Drive

The Mulroy Drive is a 35km touring route in North Donegal, Ireland. The Mulroy Drive offers a warm and friendly welcomes to one and all in this most scenic and breath-taking tour of the beautiful Mulroy Bay. It connects the beautiful Atlantic drive to the rugged beauty of the Fanad lighthouse and the stunning Portsalon beaches and Knockalla drive. The rolling hills and sea views can be viewed …

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Ballykeeran Forest Trail

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 w…

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Eco Atlantic Adventures - Full Moon Kayak

Full Moon Kayak Kayaking on Mulroy Bay at Night under the Flower, Sturgen or Harvest Full Moon. Mulroy Bay with the Stars above, Tranquil Calm Waters, Clear Skies is a Spectacle to behold. With little to no light pollution and the fading noise of a lone car in the distance this is truely special place of solas, even in the dark of night. A Moon Light guided tour will give you a different…

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Loch Eachnais

Loch Eachnais - This walk forms part of Sli na Rossan (National Waymarked Way) but is an excellent short walk on its own. Shortly after leaving the beach/car park you are in quiet countryside with excellent views over the Rosses and out towards Arranmore Island. Linear Trail Distance: Approximately 4 kms (there and back) Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour Terrain: Rough track, quiet roads. Gra…

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Arranmore Ferry

Ferries depart daily from Burtonport (Áilt an Chorráin). Total journey time 15-20 minutes. Certified with the Department of Marine and Fáilte Ireland to carry vehicles and up to 96 passengers. Offering attractive group and family rates and 10% discount for booking online. Indoor and outdoor seating areas with onboard toilet facilities (suitable for those with reduced mobility) Befor…

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CARA Organic Beauty Spa at Lough Eske Spa

CARA Organic Beauty Spa at Lough Eske Spa in Donegal, Ireland is your escape to a world of well-deserved pampering and natural, restorative therapies. Situated in the castle garden, the refreshing, peaceful setting is reflected in the buildings natural sandstone and rich wood floor features. Our skillful and caring staff places you as top priority. Here, the concept of the traditional spa treat…

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Ballyshannon Leisure Centre

Ballyshannon Leisure Centre is great for all the family with a swimming pool and gym. Check online for their class and pool timetables and opening times.

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Buncrana Slí

The Shorefront Slí na Sláinte is a 1km linear walk starting at the carpark opposite Buncrana Leisure Centre on Buncrana’s shorefront and following the coastline along Lough Swilly. Swan Park Slí na Sláinte is a 2km looped walk starting from the carpark at the Old Pier by the Wolfe Tone Memorial across the historic six-arched Crana Bridge, turn right at the gates of Buncrana Castle and past O’Do…

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Mevagh Dive Centre

Mevagh Dive Centre Donegal’s only Dive Centre and Ireland’s largest all under one roof, with Diving Equipment Sales, Hire, Servicing, Cylinder Testing and our new state of the art Swimming Pool. They offer Diver Training all year round, situated on the North West coast of Ireland between Sheephaven Bay and Mulroy Bay, home to some excellent wreck diving in Ireland in some of the clearest waters fo…

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Glenveagh Lough Inshagh Walk

Glenveagh Lough Inshagh Walk Length: 7km (Not a looped walk so walkers must return to the Visitor Centre or arrange a vehicle at the Lacknacoo car park at Gartan) Time: 1hr 30mins Terrain: Stony dirt track ending on a quiet tarred road This pathway once connected Glenveagh Castle to the village of Church Hill. The carriages of the Lough Swilly Railway brought visitors to the ra…

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Sandfield Pitch & Putt

A challenging 18 hole Pitch & Putt course with spectacular views of Morgan's Lough and the hills of Donegal. Once described by a regular visitor as "The St. Andrews of Pitch & Putt Courses", this lovingly maintained course offers an exciting and enjoyable game to first time visitors, family groups or seasoned Pitch & Putt players. Clubs for all ages available to hire with no need to book, just tur…

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Atlantic Way Experience

Junior Summer Program-3 Week English Language and Activities Do you want to have an amazing cultural experience in Ireland? Do you want to learn English and practice with your new Irish friends? Your Educational Experience: We are inviting you to join our family-run business on the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, Ireland. Learn English in a peaceful, safe, environment in one of …

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Muckross Head

Muckross Head in South West Donegal just two km from the village of Kilcar, 10 km from Killybegs and near Slieve League, the highest sea cliffs in Europe and one of Co. Donegal’s major attractions. The spectacular panoramic views include St. John’s Point, Ben Bulben in Sligo, Croagh Patrick in Mayo and Sliabh Liag, Europes highest sea cliffs. Rock Climbing: Muckross Head is a very unusual crag …

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Portsalon Golf Club

Golf has been played on the Portsalon links since the 1880's. The club was one of the founder members of the Golfing Union of Ireland, the oldest golfing union in the world. Originally designed by Charles Thompson of Portrush, the layout has evolved over the decades with significant changes being undertaken under the guidance of Pat Ruddy in 2000 in more recent years by Paul McGinley Design. …

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