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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.

Burtonport Old Railway Walk - Muckish to Falcarragh

This section of the Burtonport Railway Walk is a 6 km route through spectacularly remote areas of County Donegal with magnificent views as it follows the route of the railway line to Burtonport. This section runs along Muckish Mountain from Creeslough to Falcarragh. Along the way the trail passes by lough Agher, cuts through rocky outcrops showing some of the engineering fetes involved in the cons…

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Awaken Adventures - Errigal Sunrise Hike

Come along and experience the magic of watching the sun rise from the summit of Errigal, seeing the amazing Donegal landscape slowly being revealed as the sun rises over the land! Clothing - wear comfortable and warm clothing, no denim, bring an extra warm layer plus waterproofs. Footwear - hiking boots are ideal but any sensible and secure footwear with good grips will suffice (no open toes…

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North West Golf Club

Established in 1891, The Northwest Golf Club has often been dubbed by Cecil Barcroft, the ’St Andrews if of Ireland’ as it draws its links comparisons with that of the famous Scottish links. A founder member of the Golfing Union of Ireland, the course lies between the picturesque Moldy Mountains and the Sea. The surrounding scenery is magnificent. The Club boasts a modern, comfortable Clubhous…

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I Surf Ireland

iSurfIreland School of Surfing is Ireland’s No 1 choice for learning and improving your surfing. Whether you are looking for a safe introduction to surfing, equipment provision, surf education and advice, intermediate and advanced coaching (including video analysis), competition training or simply to improve and set new goals for your surfing – iSurfIreland is your one stop shop!

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Ballyliffin Golf

Ballyliffin Golf Club, consists of two outstanding, contrasting links courses and 36 wonderful holes make up one of the finest golf resorts to be found anywhere in the world. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificent links course will not easily be forgotten. The Old Links undulates in the glory of its natural terrain, presenting an immensely…

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Falcarragh Visitor Centre

Falcarragh, a Gaeltacht region in Donegal, is a market town in the parish of Cloughaneely, which is located in Northwest Donegal on the N56 route, approximately 45km from Letterkenny. The area surrounding Falcarragh is one of amazing natural beauty, with the Derryveagh mountains to one side and the beautiful unspoilt beaches of Drumnatinney, Ballyness Bay and Magheroarty on the other. The islan…

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The Art House

An exhibition of works inspired by travels in southern Africa but mainly based on his experiences with the Transkei and the Xhosa people. Most of the works on show are large format chalk pastel drawings produced over a period of 4/5 years and a slideshow of selected photographs. In addition is a collection of block prints and cyanotypes relating to his more recent travels in north Africa.

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Donegal Garden Trail: Summy

Close to the coast in scenic west Donegal and surrounding a traditional farmhouse, this garden was established in 1979 in a valley on a rocky hillside surrounded by four acres of native hazel woodland with blackthorn, juniper, burnet rose, ash and oak. Native primroses, bluebells, orchids and varied ferns abound. Emphasis has been placed on the blending of nurture with nature and the provision o…

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Reel Irish Music Tours

Reel Irish Music Tours is a music, culture and heritage tour company based in county Donegal, in the Northwest of Ireland providing fully immersive, Irish traditional music orientated experiences. Take in a unique traditional Irish music journey and revel in the rugged beauty of Donegal stopping along the way at authentic Irish music pubs, local attractions or heritage sites. Get a taste of th…

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The Arranmore Ferry

The Arranmore Ferry Service from Burtonport to Arranmore Island. 20 mins scenic journey. Indoor & Outdoor seating. Onboard toilet facilities. Tickets can be purchased at Blue Ferry Office, Burtonport, onboard ferry or by booking online. Group rates available.

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Archery Arcade

A Fun Safe New approach to Archery. Progress in minutes to playing The Games. All Equipment Provided. Corporate & Private Sessions. Indoors & Outdoors Fun.

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Castleview Equestrian Ardara

Castleview Equestrian is a family run farm located in Loughros Point approximately 2 miles from the heritage town of Ardara. We offer you a unique opportunity to discover some of the most breathtaking scenery in South West Donegal on horseback

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The Old Courthouse, Lifford

Just 15 miles away from Letterkenny and 15 miles from Derry/Londonderry, lies Lifford, the historic capital of Donegal. The Old Courthouse was built in 1746 and was once home to some of the North Wests most wanted villains. These days its home to a visitor centre which has proved itself a firm favourite with all ages. You will have a chance to experience the life of a prisoner as you are ar…

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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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Seascape Spa at The Silver Tassie Hotel

Here at the boutique Seascape Spa we are dedicated to making you look & feel your very best. Whether you are looking to simply treat yourself or for complete renewal, we have the experienced professionals & luxurious products for all your needs. We offer complimentary use of our aroma steam room, chill out cocoon or relaxation snooze rooms prior to or after your treatment. With a wide selectio…

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Donegal Garden Trail: Cluain na dTor Seaside Garden

This is Donegal’s tropical garden, inspirational and boldly experimental! This garden also specialises in plants tolerant of seaside conditions. ‘Cluain na dTor’ meaning “meadow of the shrubs” - an apt place-name - shrubs as shelter and as ornamentals populate this garden with surrounding natural wildflower meadows. Twenty years in the making, a wonderfully eclectic mix of individual specimens ar…

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Eco Atlantic Adventures - Ghost Ship Kayak Tour

Ghost Ship Kayak Tour Kayaking out along Ballymastocker Bay, spotting for Wild Bird Colonies, Seals and possibly Dolphins, while taking in the Sea Cliffs and Caves towards Knockalla Fort, a large defendable fort built during World War 1. But more astonishing than the Giant Sea Cliff, hidden in plain sight from all but the sea, a full-size Ghost Ship in a Cave. The 15 Meter Horizon Fishing Ves…

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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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Moville Pottery

Moville Pottery - Official producer of the City of Culture mug - is situated in Moville , overlooking the town & with a fantastic view of Lough Foyle. Come and see how the mugs are made. You can also paint your own pot - have a go on the potters wheel and see the biggest and smallest hand made teapots in Europe. Also on display are a unique set of HiFi speakers, which are the only ones of thei…

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Green Golf Travel

A golf tour in Donegal is still one of the best kept secrets in world golf. With courses such as Rosapenna, Ballyliffin, Portsalon and Murvagh receiving increased recognition, this secret may not last for much longer. In all, 7 of the top 35 courses in Ireland can be found in this beautiful county. Green Golf Travel is the first dedicated golf tour operator based in Donegal. Our wealth of exp…

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