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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.

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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Awaken Adventures - Guided Hikes

Donegal really is a special place, it still retains a real sense of wildness and remoteness. If you’re looking to get away from it all, recharge and re-energise yourself there is no better place than the mountain ranges in Donegal! At Awaken Adventures we can take you on a guided hike around the many ranges, the hikes can be specifically tailored to suit your needs. Whether it’s iconic Erriga…

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Dunleweys Kayaking - Sunset Kayak Trip

SUNSET KAYAK TRIP A sunset guided kayak trip on Dunlewey Lake with the majestic Errigal mountain and Poison Glen for a backdrop. You will be met at a prearranged meeting spot where we will get you sorted out with equipment. Wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets supplied as required, . This will be followed by a safety chat and on land instruction. Then we will get on the kayaks and get everyon…

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Boyce Coach Tours

Boyce Coach Tours offers various tours to top visitor attractions throughtout Donegal.

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Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness which includes the Castle and Gardens. At the centre of the Park on the edge of Lough Veagh is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge.

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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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Donegal Bay Waterbus

Donegal Bay Waterbus will recommence operations in March 2022. The Donegal Bay Waterbus has been bringing passengers on sight-seeing tours from Donegal Town since 2006. Cruise around Donegal Bay in a state of the art 160 seater Waterbus. View the seal colony on Seal Island, The Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bays many islands with full commentary. Relax in our fully stocked bar and enjoy our …

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Donegal Garden Trail: Backleas

A new garden combined with old natural woodland. The garden is of some historic significance in that the remains of an aqueduct dug during the famine as a relief project to convey water to a corn mill two miles away is still visible. Indeed stone mill wheels, a famine pot and lots of bog oak also feature. The entrance to the house is built with stone in the same manner as an ancient fort on the…

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Mc Gonigle Glass Studio

Mc Gonigle Glass Studio are three sisters, Elaine, Lyndsey and Zara. Every Mc Gonigle Glass piece is designed, made and finished with love in our studio in the Donegal Craft Village on the Wild Atlantic Way. We make enchanting, delicate and vibrant glass jewellery and art using fusing, slumping and lampworking techniques. Our glass pieces are filled with intrigue, imagination and detail with an ec…

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Dunlewey Kayaking

We run guided kayak trips, fun family sessions and coaching on Dunlewey Lake surrounded by the stunning backdrop of Errigal and The Poison Glen. With local history, myths and legends an experience not to be missed.take a trip through time from the Ice Age to the present day. All sessions will be run specific to clients preference. Sit on top kayaks are used so no experience required.

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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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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

Situated on the shore of the Swilly in County Donegal, on the Wild Atlantic Way, The North West Golf Club has been described as the St Andrew's of Ireland. Established as an 18 hole links course in 1891 it is one of the 9 founding members of the Golfing Union of Ireland. The North West is a challenging course that offers breathtaking views, fantastic hospitality and will require everything…

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Tropical World

Tropical Butterfly House and Mini Zoo in the heart of Donegal, at Alcorn’s Flower and Garden Centre. Butterfly House At Tropical World our Butterfly House has some of the most beautiful and exotic Butterflies from all across the world! Experience our Butterflies in free flight and in close range while walking among our beautiful Flowers & Shrubs. Mini Zoo Tropical World’…

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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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Abbey Hotel Donegal


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Drumboe Nature Trail

Drumboe Nature Trail - This trail follows forest road and track through both coniferous and broadleaf trees. It is a pleasant gentle trail along the river bank, returning through the forest and crossing a public road on the way. There are good views of the river. In winter parts of this trail along the river may be flooded. Length 2km Time: 1hr Nearest Town: Stranorlar Coillte Recreational Tr…

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7 Arches Kayak Tour

7 Arches Kayaking Tour Wild Atlantic Way - Donegal Coastline Kayaking Trip Hidden in plain sight, this truly is the 7th Wonder of the Wild Atlantic Way Donegal. This section of coastline has it all, Caves, Cliffs, Arches, Sea Stacks, Hidden Coves and Beaches. But what makes it unique is The 7 Arches, a private beach hidden in plain sight along the coast, with its own waterfall paradise insid…

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LoveLee Weddings

Elope or get married in Co. Donegal. There are no limits to the areas of breathtaking natural beauty in Donegal for you to take your love to new heights. Every day and every location provides a new unique backdrop for your wedding memories. Our all time favourite locations are the majestic Sliabh Liag Cliffs, Rougey Cliff Walk in Bundoran, Rossnowlagh Beach or Fintra Bay. Don't forget Donegal…

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Carrigart Horse Riding Centre

Horse Riding Centre providing trail riding/trekking for all the family. The rider will be taken by an experienced guide through a landscape that changes from sandy beaches that are pounded by the Atlantic rollers, rugged misty mountains, and relaxing long lanes to catch the views as you pass them by.

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