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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.

Rossnowlagh Surf School

The beautiful beach is one of the the best places in Ireland and even Europe to learn to surf, With the perfect combination of medium sized rolling waves & spectacular surroundings it is also one of the most stunning places to surf. At ‘Rossnowlagh Surf School’ we take pride in our fun and professional approach.Our surf instructors are accredited with the Irish Surfing Association Surfing qualific…

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Aura Leisure Centre

Aura Letterkenny Leisure Complex offers excellent and state of the art facilities for health and fitness. Aura Letterkenny’s extensive selection of exercise equipment ensures a maximum range of fitness and health facilities for all our members.

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EuroVelo 1 Cycling Route

Following Europes mighty western border, the Atlantic Coast Route combines for around 9,100km the majestic fjords of Norway, the wild Irish coastline and the sun-Kissed beaches of Portugal. The Route starts at the village of Newtowncunningham in County Donegal, Ireland. From here the route is signposted for almost 200km on quiet rural roads, to Donegal Town. The route then joins the North West Cyc…

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Urris Lakes Loop

For those seeking a challenging but rewarding hike through remote country, this walk offers it all ( A strenuous, physically demanding with rough ground, steep slopes and only suitable for experienced and very fit walkers). Starting at the wonderfully atmospheric Lenan Strand, the route follows a mix of bog road, ancient cart tracks and open country. Looped trail Lenght 6.5km Time: 2-3hr Near…

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Inch Wildfowl Reserve

Inch Wildfowl Reserve - Situated in the shadow of Scalp Mountain on the eastern shores of Lough Swilly, tucked neatly behind Inch Island, you will find Inch Wildfowl Reserve. The combination within this site of extensive feeding areas and safe resting and roosting sites makes this site one of the most important wetlands in the country for wintering waterfowl. This site is situated to the east of L…

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Bundoran Adventure Park

Great family adventure Park for young and old. Funfair Rides,Adventure Golf,Go-Karting, Amusement Arcade and lots more. Ocean Cafe & The Candy Shack.

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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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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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Crolly Lúb an Chlochain Bhig

Lúb an Chlochain Bhig - This is a very pleasant, historically interesting walk that loops from the village of Crolly mainly on tracks and minor road with an optional a spur which is a short but attractive path along the tree-lined banks of the Gweedore River Estuary to the west. There are spectacular views along the river to the coast and across the bay. Looped Trail Length: 6.3km Time: 1hr 50…

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Century Play

Century Play facilities have been designed with all of the family in mind to ensure maximum fun and excitement. With a Junior area, Toddler area, Baby area and Sports areas all under the one roof, not forgetting the arcade area. A safe supervised area combined with a delicious adjoining coffee dock for parents to relax and unwind. 2's and under - €3 3-12years of age - €6

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Fort Dunree

Walking around Dunree Point is undoubtably one of the highlights of a visit to the Inishowen Peninsula. A series of signposted footpaths allow the visitor to explore at their own pace. Detailed information boards, shelters, picnic tables and benches help to create a memorable experience whether you are a first time or regular visitor. Walk 1 is the most effortless of the three walks but it is…

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Glenveagh Visitor Centre

The Glenveagh Visitor Centre is located on the northern end of Lough Veagh, near the edge of the National Park. Its award-winning design incorporates a living heather roof mimicking the surrounding landscape causing minimum disturbance. The extensive displays contained within provide an introduction to the parks natural and built history as well as providing information on walking trails, even…

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Lucky Find Tours

Join me Collette and my little vintage minivan Noah as we explore the hidden gems and secret wonders of this beautiful county called Donegal. I want my guests to feel the amazing joy I feel when I tour around this beautiful part of Ireland. I have put together what I feel (and hope) are some tours of the REAL Donegal. Coming on tour with me and Noah! we will take you on the roads less travelled …

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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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Ballyshannon Hub Routes

Ballyshannon is part of the long distance North West Cycle Trail which goes through the counties of Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim & Sligo. This 326km route travels through a wide variety of scenic landscapes along quiet country roads & through rural towns & villages with traffic free sections in urban areas. Cycle routes will take you on a tour of the spectacular coastal scenery of Ballysha…

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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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Lough Derg Pilgrim Path

Lough Derg Pilgrim Path - The old pilgrimage road to Lough Derg follows in the footsteps of the medieval pilgrims — not to Station Island where pilgrims normally go today, but to the threshold of the larger Saints Island, which acted as its gateway several hundred years ago. The focus of the legendary St Patrick’s Purgatory, Station Island, was a deep pit in which those who spent a day and a night…

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Glenveagh View Point Trail

Glenveagh View Point Trail Length: 1km (This is a looped walk) Time: 35 mins Terrain: Steep stony path The View Point Trail is perhaps the best short walk option in the Park. It leads to an ideal vantage point for enjoying views of the rugged scenery, with magnificent perspectives of the castle below, Lough Veagh and the surrounding landscapes. This circular 1.5Km trail starts …

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Letterkenny Paintball Games

The most northerly Outdoor Activities Centre in Ireland, located in Letterkenny, Donegal. Our natural woodland facility with competition sites has 4 purpose built Paintball Game areas, Archery Field, Raft Building, Military Style Obstacle Course, Zip Wire and Water Slide. Whether it is a Personal Challenge, Stag or Hen Party, or a Corporate Event day out you are after, we promise you an action pac…

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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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