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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.

Unique Ascent

Unique Ascent specialise in providing exceptional outdoor adventure holidays, outdoor activities and mountain training courses with a difference. Hill Walking Rock Climbing Sea Stack Ascents Tyrolean Traverse Mountain and Climbing Qualifications Guiding (hills, mountains, ice and rock) Winter Mountaineering Abseiling, Coastaleering, Sea Kayaking, Wild Camping

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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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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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Triona Donegal Tweed Visitor Centre

Nestled along the Wild Atlantic Way in the picturesque town of Ardara - one of the five designated heritage towns in County Donegal - you will find the hidden gem that is Triona. Triona was awarded Bord Fáilte Eireann recognition as the certified Donegal Tweed Visitor Centre in 1992 and offers all who visit the opportunity to experience the history, skill, and craft that has gone into handweaving …

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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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Greenacres Equestrian Centre

Greenacres offers a wide range of equestrian services from novice riding lessons through tailored livery services. Mobile: +353 (0)86 894 7929

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Bonny Glen Wood - Bonny Glen Walk

This trail takes you on forest road and path around little Lough Bonnyglen and passes through a plantation of Sitka spruce. The peaceful lakes and woods attract a wide variety of wildlife. Looped Trail Length: 1km | Time: 40min - easy Nearest town: Glenties

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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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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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Darkest Discoveries Donegal

Join us, to acquire local history and heritage while experiencing the beauty of this spectacular and diverse landscape. Choose from a varied selection of light walks to hear some of the dark history of this part of west Donegal, from battles, disasters, folklore to famine, fairies, ghosts and landlords and much much more. The duration of our trails is approximately 1-2 hours. To book a trai…

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Seaview Gardens

Facing south and overlooking Donegal Bay, this garden has a large variety of shrubs and herbaceous plants giving year-round colour and interest. New plants and planting areas are continually being added, making this a garden to be visited time and again.

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Fin McCool Surf School & Shop

Fin McCool Surf School based in Rossnowlagh, Co.Donegal on the north-west coast of Ireland, provides an enjoyable and safe introduction to the ever growing exhilarating sport of Surfing. Neil Britton, head surf instructor and owner of Fin McCool’s, comes from a family of surfing pioneers in Ireland. Neil has surfed on the Irish team and has judged surf contests internationally. Fin McCools Surf …

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Donegal Golf Club

Donegal Golf Club was founded in 1959 when the first golf course and clubhouse were built at Tullycullion on the edge of Donegal Town & in 2019 celebrated it’s 60th Anniversary. In the early 70’s the club decided to expand and some far-sighted members identified a large piece of links land, located on the Murvagh Peninsula. Eddie Hackett, Ireland’s leading golf course designer at the time, was hir…

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Marinas Kids club

M.Arina Adventure Centre is a soft play centre situated An Chuirt Hotel, Gweedore. (Down the stairs opposite the Serenity reception) categories

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Linocut Studio

Linocut Studio creates a stunning range of hand printed linocuts and greeting card designs inspired by nature and along Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way.

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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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Wild Atlantic Cycles

Established in 2016, Wild Atlantic Cycles is Co. Donegals newest Bicycle Rental Company. Located in the picturesque coastal town of Donegal and at the start of the northern leg of world famous Wild Atlantic Way. The local cycle routes guide you along stunning Donegal coastlines to amazing scenic mountain views.

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Donegal Cycle Route

The Donegal Cycle Route starts in Donegal Town connecting to the North West Trail and and follows a route along the local roads as much as possible through Mountcharles, Inver, Ardara, Dungloe, Loughanure, Crolly, Dunlewey, Creeslough, Glen, Milford, Ramelton, Letterkenny, and connects with the National Cycle Network and Sustrans Route 92 at Newtowncunningham. There are several signed spurs alo…

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Wild Donegal Tours

Wild Donegal Tours is a new bus tour company for Donegal. We propose to take advantage of an existing gap in the market for a company specialising in tours along the rugged and unspoilt Wild Atlantic Way. We plan to offer a choice of scenic day tours to the headlands and winding coastlines of Donegal which will include iconic Donegal sites like Fanad Lighthouse, Grianan of Aileach Fort and Doe Cas…

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Awaken Adventures - Errigal Full Moon Hike

A full moon hike up Donegal's most iconic peak - Errigal! Come along and experience the magic of watching the sun set from the summit of Errigal, then descending as the full moon rises and the stars come out! 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 …

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