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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.

The Bike Stop & Small Engine Repairs

Ladies Gents and childrens bikes for hire Hybrid bikes, Hybrid bikes, ladies bikes, kids bikes. We hire Double kiddies trailers, box trailers, tagalong bikes, kiddies seats, panniers, front handlebar bags.

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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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Donegal Garden Trail

Founded in 2006, and opening our gates for the first time in the spring of 2007, we are an association of Public and Private Gardens. In 2019 we will have 22 member gardens spread throughout County Donegal from Innishown to Kilcar. Many private gardens proudly collect donations for local charities. Our membership includes long established historic gardens as well as newly made gardens. We are …

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Donegal Designer Makers

Donegal Designer Makers are a group of craftworkers and designers who have joined together to promote our work to the public and visitors in Donegal. They cover a wide variety of craft work including Jewellery, pottery, textile design, paper-craft, wood-turning and furniture design. In Ardara they have a beautiful Gallery and shop selling many of their members work. They also have a br…

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Donegal Garden Trail: Glenalla House

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. Beyond the house and walled kitchen garden are the formal elements of the rockery, rose beds, arbour and stone edged lily pond. There are collections of rhododendrons together with summer and autumn flow…

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Donegal Garden Trail: Noras Rose Garden

A gem of a rose garden on a modern housing development. Featuring a huge range of varieties (Climbers, Hybrid Tea and Floribunda) in every colour and with fragrances that will knock your socks off. Admission: €5 to charity and garden maintenance Directions: From N15 in the centre of Ballybofey turn on to R252 (Glenfin Road) passing Jackson’s Hotel on the right. Blue Cedars is on the left a…

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Redcastle Golf Club

Popular with golfers and golf groups, our Inishowen location is perfect for golf breaks in the north west of Ireland. Golfers are in for a treat on Redcastle Hotels own 9 hole parkland golf course. Enjoy some of the most breathtaking views in the world on a course which contours around Lough Foyle. The magnificent parkland fairways are dotted with trees and strategically placed traps. Why no…

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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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Dunmore Gardens

Dunmore Gardens is a beautiful secretive walled garden, which lies just outside the pretty village of Carrigans on the western banks of Lough Foyle in Co. Donegal. The McFarland family have lived at Dunmore for four generations and have opened their doors to many weddings, celebrations and garden parties. They are always open to new visitors looking for an occasion or simply to relax in the sanctu…

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Fanad Light House Sea Kayak Tour

Kayaking to Fanad Light House Kayaking to The Great Pollad Arch Fanad, enjoying lunch at the Magnificent 7 Arches. Enjoying the final paddle to the Portsalon Caves on the rising tide. The most unique Kayaking Donegal has to offer, truely a costal play ground, with breath taking sceneary, caves, arches, sea stacks, sea cliffs. The possibility of spotting some Wild Life, Dolphins, Seals and Sea …

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Ards Forest Park - Green Trail

A visit to Ards Forest Park will reward everyone at any time of the year. The park covers approximately 480 hectares (1200 acres) and includes a variety of habitats, among them sand dunes, beaches, salt marshes, salt water lakes, rock face and, of course, coniferous and deciduous woodlands. With such a variety of landscapes, it is possible to spend many hours exploring this wonderful park. The…

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Forget Me Not Craft Shop

Irish Crafts, Gifts, Interiors Brighten up a rainy day by visiting Forget-Me-Not! Why not call in and take a look at our fabulous range of new stock. We have a wide stock profile, hand painted silk scarves, pottery, handbags, bog oak, turf craft, Belleek china, bodhrans, Celtic and contemporary jewellery, Hummel and to name but a few. Call in and see our huge range of crafts made in Donegal and I…

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Walking Tour Packages Abbey Hotel Donegal

The Abbey Hotel has been dealing with Walkers and Hikers for many years and have put together great value packages to suit every level. There are walks for families, fun, fitness, leisurely walkers or seasoned ramblers - whatever your interest, we’ll have the ideal walk for you. Take a challenging hike or a casual stroll for a breathtaking experience. After a long day walking or hiking guests ha…

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Go Donegal App

Would you like to take a tour of historical Buncrana and see the main sights as well as the hidden gems? Then the Go Donegal App is perfect for you! We have a fantastic, 3 hour Audio Walking Tour of Buncrana for you and it's available for free on the Go Donegal App. Find out more about places of interest like Father Hegarty's Rock, O Doherty's Castle and the Amazing Grace Story. Enjoy …

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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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Tatter Jack's & Tours

Tatter Jack's & Tours is a fully Immersive cultural and heritage experience in Donegal. Based in Inishowen, North West Donegal, on the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. Experience authentic Irish Pub Culture on a fully immersive ‘craic agus ceol ‘ bus tour. With live music sessions, singing, dancing, recitations, storytelling and traditional Irish/fusion bands. Join in by playing or singing wi…

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Milford Slí

The Milford Slí na Sláinte is 3.7km in length and starts at the Diamond, at the top of the town. To follow the route, continue downhill along the main street, crossing the bridge over Maggie’s Burn. Continue onto the Ramelton road and then turn left onto the Fanad bypass road. Continue for well over 1.5 kilometers to the ‘Lough Road’ junction (recognised by the white stone edging). Turn left again…

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Rosguill Charters & Fishermans Village Lodge

Rosguill is a `State of the art` charter vessel equipped with twin 310 HP Caterpillar Diesel engines and all the best in electronic equipment. The RosGuill has a hydraulic diver’s lift. Diving The area from Tory Island to Malin Head has the best diving in Oceanic water, both scenic and wreck, available in Ireland. Within 40 miles of Downings there are 109 wrecks, including the Audacious, a dre…

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Craic@Jacks

Craic @ Jacks, an indoor adventure centre is located in Ballybofey only 5 mins from Jackson’s Hotel and consists of lazer tag zone, snooker hall and paint a pot in association with Kil n Time.

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Donegal Music Trails

Donegal Music Trails immerses you in the Authentic Experience of Traditional Donegal, taking in all the breath-taking sights and hidden gems, sample local delicacies, while learning all about local music song and dance. We arrange personalised tours, intimate concerts and sessions and can also arrange one to one music lessons with some of Ireland’s renowned music artists. All guided tours are lea…

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