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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.

Bundoran Bodyboarding School

The Bundoran Bodyboarding School is the only surf school in Ireland dedicated to the sport of bodyboarding. They provide body-boarding lessons at three main stunning surfing beaches around the Bundoran area to make the most of the surf conditions. As part of the Irish Surfing Surf School Program, they follow the Irish Surfing Association guidelines so you can be reassured that you are in good han…

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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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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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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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Lifford Slí

The Lifford Slí is 3km in length and joins the Highway to Health route in Strabane as the first cross-border Slí na Sláinte route. The route begins at the church and continues in the direction of Lifford Bridge, by-passing the Town. At this point there is a Loop walk of 1.4km which takes in the Town if you wish. Crossing Lifford Bridge you will reach the Barnhill Road By-pass joining you to the 4.…

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Civic Dollars - Improving your health has never been more rewarding

Earning Civic Dollars is a Walk in the Park! Participants download the Civic Dollars app and earn online credits by spending time in one of the following five local outdoor resources that have been identified countywide 📍 Bundoran Promenade and Cliff Walk 📍 Dungloe River Walk 📍 Swan Park, Buncrana 📍 Bernard McGlinchey Town Park, Letterkenny 📍 Drumboe Woods, Stranorlar You can the…

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Donegal Adventure Centre

Donegal Adventure Centre is Ireland’s largest surfschool based in Bundoran, County Donegal and this year we are well into our second decade of providing exciting adventure sports, outdoor activities, surf lessons and fantastic service to schools, families and adult Groups. We cater for single lessons, day trips and overnight stays for primary, secondary and third level as well as for individual ad…

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Eclipse Cinema Lifford - Strabane

ECLIPSE CINEMAS LIFFORD-STRABANE·TUESDAY, 25 Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane is a 7 Screen Cinema based in Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland. 7 top of the range Cinema Screens. All with American rocker chairs. 3D Screen also available. We are the sister Cinema of Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran

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Ballyarr Woodland Walk

Ballyarr Wood is a national Nature Reserve owned and managed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service. It has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive because it is one of the best and largest examples of semi-natural deciduous woodland in the north-west of the country, and it forms an important link in Ireland’s network of woodland reserves. Old sessile oa…

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Rapid Kayaking

Rapid Kayaking offers the opportunity to go and explore.Get close and interact with the Wild Atlantic scenery, bird and animal life and the possibility of paddling into caves, through sea arches, to rocky reefs or along the beautiful, picturesque coastline in which the west coast of Ireland is famous for. Our aim is to get onto the Wild Atlantic ocean to unspoilt, uninhabited natural locations and…

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Inishshowen Surf School

Inishowen is Donegal and Northern Irelands most northern point and has some of the most consistent waves in Ireland due to its exposure to South West, West and Northerly/Noreasterly Swells. Its long stretches of golden, sandy beaches make for safe conditions for learning to surf. The Inishowen area has many great surfing spots with breathtaking scenery.

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Archery at the Battery

Archery is a low impact high-focus activity. It requires a good eye, a steady hand and jedi-like nerves of steel. No matter what the weather is doing, we provide you with all the equipment and training to get you on target. You can take aim just for the fun of it. Or you can go for epic tournaments that bring your competitive spirit to the fore. Either way, this is the sort of activity that ma…

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Donegal Garden Trail: Sea View Garden

A secluded and peaceful garden of many parts. Visitors enjoy a warm welcome from the owner and new additions surprise the regular visitor. This is a plant-lovers paradise where modern varieties of shrubs and herbaceous plants rub shoulders with old favourites and where the non-gardener may sit and be charmed by the views across Donegal Bay. Admission: €5 to Fields of Life well-drilling proje…

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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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Moville Pottery

Moville Pottery - Official producer of the City of Culture mug - is situated in Moville , overlooking the town & with a fantastic view of Lough Foyle. Come and see how the mugs are made. You can also paint your own pot - have a go on the potters wheel and see the biggest and smallest hand made teapots in Europe. Also on display are a unique set of HiFi speakers, which are the only ones of thei…

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Edel MacBride Designer

Designer knitwear with a contemporary Irish identity designed and handmade locally. A sustainable family business connecting the past to the future. As a fashion designer qualified first from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1986, early collections were a reflection of new possibilities for Donegal tweed, a fabric first developed in our region of the North West of Ireland. With an instin…

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John Molloy Ltd Knitwear

John Molloy Woollen Mills Ltd is a family run business located in Ardara, Co. Donegal, on Irelands North West Atlantic coast, a region noted for its tradition in knitting, weaving, sheep farming, and fishing. Our range embraces both traditional Irish Aran fishermans sweaters and contemporary fashion knitwear.

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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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Donegal Garden Trail: Oakfield Park

Oakfield Park is located near the Heritage town of Raphoe, Co Donegal and is a privately owned estate and home to Ireland's longest miniature gauge railway. Nestled in a lush landscape consisting of award winning walled gardens to ponds, lakes, a lakeside Nymphaeum, a hedge maze, heritage trees and sculptures. Our crowning glory is a 4.5km miniature gauge railway with a diesel and steam train ope…

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Fanad Lighthouse Tours

Join us on one of our popular and unforgettable Fanad Lighthouse Tours. An amazing journey of discovery awaits you on Donegal`s Wild Atlantic Way. Learn about the light and aids to navigation past and present. Step back in time and hear stories about light-keepers in days gone by and climb to the top of the tower for spectacular views of land and sea. Our tours offer a fantastic insight into the…

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