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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.

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 - 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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Glenalla House Gardens

The country estate garden of Glenalla is a hidden world surrounded by native woods and moorland. Established in the late 18th century with extensive landscaping by the Franklin family since 1913.

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Leisureland

Childrens Indoor Fun Park - Large Play System with Ball Pool, Dodgems, Bumper Boats, Carousel, Shooting Gallery, Small Cars, Shop, Nibblers Cafe, etc.

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Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club

Ballybofey and Stranorlar G C is situated approximately half way between Co. Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point and British Open Venue 2019 Royal Portrush GC or Irish Open Venue 2018 Ballyliffin GC. It has become one of the most admired courses in this part of the country in recent years. Ballybofey & Stranorlar G C is set on lush mature parkland, with tree lined fairways and picturesque views of…

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Greenfort Gardens

Oral tradition has it that the first house was built on this site in 1711 by the Babington family. The Bartons expanded and remodelled the house in the early 1800s and the Perry\s, who moved from Bunlin, Milford in 1965, renovated and added to the buildings. The Walled Garden and mature trees date from the early Barton era. A plantation of 15 acres of broadleaf woodland was established in 2003. T…

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Sandfield Pitch & Putt

A wonderfully challenging 18 hole Pitch & Putt course with spectacular views of Loughros Bay and the hills of Donegal. Once described by a regular visitor as The St. Andrews of Pitch & Putt Courses, this lovingly maintained course with carpet quality Greens.

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Drumboe - Multi Access

Drumboe Multi Access - This trail follows forest tracks looping through the southern part of the forest to the western end, with the return along the river bank. It passes through some of the quieter parts of the forest with many species of trees and shrubs and there are bluebells and wild garlic in spring. There are good views of the river. In winter parts of this trail along the river may be flo…

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Donegal Garden Trail: Cranny Garden

Set on two acres with amazing views of the Eany river. A mixture of woodland bordering a pond with bluebells in the spring, a fernery in a natural cave, a long mixed border, a wild flower meadow with an abundance of wild orchids. Some whimsical features! Admission: €5 to charity and upkeep of garden Directions: Take N56 Wild Atlantic Way from Donegal Town direction Killybegs. After 8km take l…

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The Gaeltacht Experience

The Gaeltacht Mini Staycation is designed to showcase the Donegal Gaeltacht in a new and exciting way. The two night three day break is a bespoke packaged guided holiday for couples interested in exploring the treasures that rural Donegal has to offer. On the three day tour, guests will experience the very best of what the Donegal Gaeltacht has to offer. From arrival in to Carrickfinn air…

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Muckish - Lúb an iarnrod

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: 2km Time: 35min Nearest Town: Crees…

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Inishowen Boating Experience

See Ireland's most northernly coastline like never before with Inishowen Boating. The Inishowen Boating Experience gives you an opportunity to view the rugged Inishowen coastline by sea, showcasing some of the best views in all of Ireland. There is plenty of marine life to be spotted on the trips, as well as birds, basking sharks, seals and our resident dolphins! Our charter boats can t…

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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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Lurgybrack Open Farm

Lurgybrack is a special place where all the family can spend the day together seeing animals and having fun. The centuries old farm building is home to range friendly farm animals that children can come face to face with. There is ample space to play safely, wander by the riverside, walk or just sit back and relax unwind with a snack from our tea room or have your own family picnic. School Gro…

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Doe Castle Tours

Doe Castle, a stronghold of the MacSweeney Clan for almost 200 years, sits on the waterline of Sheephaven Bay on The Wild Atlantic Way off the R245 between Carrigart and Creeslough, Co. Donegal. The grounds are open all year around, but tours inside the Castle must be with a guide . Guided tours of the Castle are facilitated by local community group, Moving Mevagh Forward, daily during July …

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Donegal Garden Trail: St Columbs

Built in the early 19th century for the Church of Ireland Rector, St. Columb’s overlooks the shores of Lough Gartan. The house and grounds were transformed into a haven of artistic beauty by the late Derek Hill who planted many rare and unusual trees and shrubs. Hill was assisted by James Russell of Sunningdale Nurseries “ Russell and myself aimed to accentuate simply the natural formation of …

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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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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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Jaws II Watersports

In 2010 Jaws Watersports expanded to Downings with the opening of ’Jaws II’ , in partnership with local windsurfer and sailor, George Kelly. So all in all JAWS WATERSPORTS is a one stop shop for all your ’ watery ’ needs. Be it Surfing, Sailing, Standup Paddleboarding, Kayaking or Winsurfing. Both George and Donald have a wealth of EXPERIENCE as outdoor educators and there is no substitute for it…

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Glencolmcille - Drum Loop

Glencolmcille Drum Loop - The stretch of coastline between Slieve League and Slieve Tooey in southwest Donegal is a fine spot for walkers eager to breakaway from the trappings of modern living. The entire 35km coastline bristles with jagged rock pinnacles and soaring cliffs and, nestled in the midst of all this glorious scenery, is the village of Glencolmcille. Wonderfully remote, Glencolmcill…

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