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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.

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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The Gallery

This attractive two story stone house was built in the 1840\s as the fever hospital for Dunfanaghy Workhouse. It closed in 1922. Then from the 1930\s to the 1960\s it was used as the National School for the Roman Catholic Children of the area. It’s opening in 1968, as \The Gallery\ was the inspiration of Frank Egginton, the well-known landscape artist. Since then his daughter and son-in-law have r…

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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

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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North West Cycle Trail

This looping 202 mile cycle route is a perfect slice of Ireland. Rugged beauty, ocean battered coasts and deserted mountain landscapes are all punctuated with warm, welcoming people. This trail travels through a wide variety of scenic landscapes, utilising quiet country roads with some traffic-free sections, mostly in urban areas. The route enjoys dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean passing throu…

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An t-Sean Bheairic

At the Falcarragh Visitor Centre, you can immerse yourself in the lives of our rural ancestors from Falcarragh and its surrounding region. The Centre, which contains a Coffee Shop, Craft Shop and Tourist Information Desk, is housed in an ex-R.I.C. barracks. Permanent exhibits of the history and culture of the barracks are on display. The Centre is open all year round.

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Triona Design

Housed in a building formerly known as ‘the mart’ Triona Design is a family run business. 25 years of keeping alive the tradition of handwoven Donegal Tweed and Irish Produce. Having 5 generations of weavers in the family keeping alive such an art is not an easy task and so has earned Triona Design numerous Failte Ireland Awards and Donegal enterprise Awards.

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Finn Valley Centre

The Finn Valley Centre is the home of the famous Finn Valley Athletics Club. Founded by Patsy McGonagle who has been involved in a total of five Olympic Games, four as Irish Team Manager and one as Team Coach. Its the perfect place for families to enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor activities with football and AstroTurf pitches available to book, a full size tartan track which can be booked on …

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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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Donal Byrne Bike Hire Ardara

The rental range is made up of high quality touring and mountain bikes. Bikes are equip with a pump, lock and a puncture repair kit with each rental bike. Panier bags are also available on request.

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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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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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Donegal Kite Surf School

Donegal Kitesurf School is rapidly growing company which is passionate about teaching the skill of kitesurfing in Ireland. Whether you are a beginner or a pro we have the course for you. Experience one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland at Rossnowlagh Beach, Co. Donegal.

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Ard na Mona Wood

The views in Donegal are stunning, so a country stroll becomes a mini-adventure for all the family. Ardnamona Woods is a marvellous quiet Nature Reserve with a nicely created walking path loops around large oak, hazel and holly trees in a Woodland that is left in its natural state. There are beautiful mosses, bluebells, wood sorrel, streams and the lakeside to enjoy on this delightful walk develo…

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Institute of Study Abroad Ireland

The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland Partners with Colleges, Universities, High Schools and Organizations to deliver high quality educational and cultural experiences in Ireland. Programs are affordable, authentic and accessible. All welcome.

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Balor Arts Centre

Founded in 1982 and moved to rehoused in 2008 the Balor Arts Centre has the unique distinction of being both Donegals oldest continuously running theatre and Donegal newest purpose built arts venue. Operated by the local drama group The Butt Drama Circle, it is a thriving centre for the community. It also operates a very active programme for touring artists hosting over 100 top quality theatre…

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Rathmullan House Gardens

Just relax and chill out, wandering in the seven acres of the beautiful Rathmullan House wooded gardens, with their lovely lawns and rose gardens, which sweep down to a 2 mile sandy beach. Discover the hotels walled garden and the sunken Tranquillity Garden where, to quote Yeats, \peace comes dropping slow\. Member of Donegal Garden Trail.

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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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True North Bike Tours

True North Bike Tours provide custom guided and self-guided motorcycle tours of Ireland covering lesser known routes along the Wild Atlantic Way, Causeway Coastal routes and Donegal Highlands. True North Bike Tour packages include daily itineraries and maps, accommodation and optional motorbike hire where needed. Tours operates throughout the year so contact us today to begin your own True Nor…

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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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