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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.

Browns Farm & Gardens

The garden surrounds my once derelict small house and one sees an aspect of it from every room. There are perennial flower borders and grassy paths lead to the various features. There are seats and picnic tables. Paths run through the woodland which is full of spring flowers. Groups of children are very welcome. A summer house provides shelter in case of rain.

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Atlantic Coastal Cruises

ATLANTIC COASTAL CRUISES is a new venture, locally owned and a family-run business set up in 2019. The beautiful coastal town of Killybegs has been predominantly a commercial fishing town but with the rise in popularity of the Wild Atlantic Way, the influx of passing tourists has been noticed and this led to an offering of this maritime experience. Our boat, the Pirate Queen, is a strong steel b…

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Donegal Bay Charters

Donegal bay charters was created to offer boat hire for the donegal bay area. Providing professional pleasure fishing and deep sea angling.”Donna-Marie” is an 8mtr vessel and built by Lyme boats (UK) She was originally built as a fast potting boat and has generous deck space. `Donna-Marie` has a P3 licence and she is able to carry 12 persons +2 crew. She is very stable at sea especially at rest or…

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Glenveagh Glen (Bridle Path) Walk

Length: 8km (Not a looped walk so walkers must return or arrange a drop off or collection) Time: 2hrs Terrain: A mostly flat dirt/gravel road rising gently over last 3km This walk is a natural extension of the lakeside walk. It follows the shortest and most easily negotiated natural route through the Derryveagh Mountains. However, before the glen road was built, the route was so r…

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Century Complex

Century Complex Letterkenny is an exciting family entertainment complex incorporating Century Cinemas, Backstage Bar & Grill and Century Play!

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Gartan Ourdoor Activity Cente

Gartan Outdoor Education Centre is superbly located, set on 87 acres on the shores of Gartan Lough, 15 minutes from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, Ireland. The Centre provides a wide range of Adventure Education Courses, Environmental Education Courses, Specialist Courses, Team Building, Management Training and Adventure Sports Training. Our courses are suitable for primary schools, secondary schools, y…

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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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Colmcille Heritage Centre

The story of Colmcille is told with artistically designed banners, stained glass, illustrated panels, artefacts, a wax model with authentic clothing and a step-by-step illustration of ancient manuscript fabrication. A tour of the centre also includes an audiovisual on the life of Saint Colmcille. A special tapestry display protraying the Derryveagh Evictions is also on show within the centre. …

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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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Donegal Garden Trail: Castle Grove Country House Hotel & Gardens

Castle Grove is a four star family run Country House set in 200 acres of mature parkland. It is the perfect base to explore Donegals Wild Atlantic Way and other gardens on the Donegal Garden Trail. The house was built in 1695 and boasts a fascinating history, with gardens designed by Lancelot Capability Brown. There is a four acre Walled Garden dating back to the 1800s. Visitors are welcome t…

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Muckish Lúb Loch na mBoll

Muckish Lúb Loch na mBoll - Pleasant walk through bogland & heather offering great views of Muckish Mountain & the vast expanse of bogland in the shadow of this iconic mountain. Walk is short but provides a good atmospheric flavour of the vast walking potential of this area. Walk is adequately signposted - best in dry conditions and suitable for whole family. Looped Trail Length: 4km Tim…

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Ross Fine Art

Opening times: 11am-5pm Monday to Saturday or by appointment. Reduced hours in winter. Long established as one of Ireland’s most prestigious commercial galleries, Ross Fine Art has built a reputation for carrying important paintings and sculpture by some of the best established and emerging artists in Ireland and overseas. Artists such as Stephen Mc Kenna, Melita Denaro and Heidi Nguyen hang bes…

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Ballyshannon Hub Routes

Ballyshannon is part of the long distance North West Cycle Trail which goes through the counties of Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim & Sligo. This 326km route travels through a wide variety of scenic landscapes along quiet country roads & through rural towns & villages with traffic free sections in urban areas. Cycle routes will take you on a tour of the spectacular coastal scenery of Ballysha…

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Bloody Foreland Walk

A coastal walk against the backdrop of one of Donegals iconic landmarks - Bloody Foreland. The route is signposted as part of the Bealach na Gaeltachta - Slí an Earagail. The terrain mainly consists of a quiet road, bog road and rough track. It is a moderate walk, although there is no climbing involved, the route underfoot can be rough in places and sections of the walk can feel remote, particu…

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Isaac Butt Heritage Centre

The Isaac Butt Heritage Centre tells the story of the lives of Isaac Butt and Dr Nancy McGlinchey, who was renowned for her service to the local community Along with a detailed history of Isaac Butt, there is an exhibition on the History of the Glenfinn Parish from the 5th century onwards. There is also an exhibition on the educational system in Glenfin, which gives an account on the development o…

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Adventure One Surf School

Adventure One surf school provides lessons and coaching for surfers of all abilities from beginner to advanced surfers from age 8 upwards. Open from March until the end of October every year. Being ISA approved means instructors are qualified ISA level 2 coaches as well as RLSS beach lifeguards and fully insured.

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Slí Ghabla (Gola Island) - Slí Dhún na nGall

Slí Ghabla (Gola Island) - Slí Dhún na nGall - Although relatively small, Gola Island is the ideal destination for a walker seeking an ‘off the beaten track’ experience. The island covers about 500 acres and is only one mile from the mainland. It is gently undulating, offers superb coastal scenery and supports an extensive range of birdlife. Looped Trail Length 4km Time 1hr 30mins Nearest To…

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Donegal Travel

Were Donegal Travel and weve been providing a first class, friendly service to our customers since 1999. Were passionate about finding you great prices on ferry journeys between the UK & Ireland. We work with the leading ferry companies to bring you the best deals at prices that you wont find elsewhere!

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Global Scholars Irish History and Culture Summer Program

The Drew University/Institute of Study Abroad Ireland pre-college summer program is for high school students aged 15-17. This program includes lectures on Irish history and culture, guided field trips, Irish language learning, and participation in traditional cultural activities. Students who successfully complete the summer program will receive three college credits from Drew University, NJ. I…

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Burtonport Loops - Lúb Cheann Bhaile Cruaiche

This walk takes you on minor roads and surfaced track along the old railway corridor returning on quiet country lanes and road, passing the wind turbine, Alcorn’s Gatehouse, Sweeney’s Gatehouse, Dungloe Road Station and Marjorie’s Gatehouse. Including a fabulous woodland of beautiful ash trees, the walk is filled with spectacular views and a vast array of flora and fauna. Looped trail Length: …

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