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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.

Rosapenna Golf Resort

Rosapenna Golf Resort is home to two championship links courses in one stunning coastal location. Golfers have been travelling to Rosapenna since the late 19th century when the Old Tom Morris links was ranked 3rd in the British Isles behind St.Andrews and Royal County Down. It was for this reason that great golfers of their time Harry Vardon, James Braid and Tom Ball holidayed in Rosapenna. In…

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Butlers Glen Loop

this is a walk for fit and experienced walkers only. Starting at the spectacularly located car park on the north side of the Gap of Marmore, this route takes the walker into the heart of Inishowens finest hills. The walk offers an unfolding backdrop of the rugged coastal scenery of north Donegal with Panoramic views in all directions. There is also a linear walk Marmore to Straid incorporating i…

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Dunfanaghy Stables

Welcome to Dunfanaghy Stables! We are open from Easter to Halloween. Helen and her staff are proud to show you this naturally stunning part of Ireland the best way possible, on horseback! We are an equestrian tourism destination based at Arnolds Hotel located along the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, Irelands most rugged coastline. We are AIRE APPROVED. Come horse riding with the Mc Daids! We…

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Wild Ireland

Step back in time into an ancient woodland inhabited by extinct creatures to experience some of Ireland’s ancient lost wildlife. Walk among the ancient trees and encounter Bears, Wolves, Lynx and Wild Boar on your journey through the past. ‘Wild Ireland’ is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is the newest and most exciting visitor attraction in the North West of Ireland. Just a few centuri…

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Atlantic Coastal Cruises

ATLANTIC COASTAL CRUISES is a new venture, locally owned and a family-run business set up in 2019. The beautiful coastal town of Killybegs has been predominantly a commercial fishing town but with the rise in popularity of the Wild Atlantic Way, the influx of passing tourists has been noticed and this led to an offering of this maritime experience. Our boat, the "Sliabh Liag Allure", is a strong…

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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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Sliabh Liag Pilgrims Path

Cosán an Oilithrigh or Pilgrims Path at Sliabh Liag is a stunning 4km access route on to the plateau of Sliabh Liag. It follows the ancient path up a U-shape valley nestled between Leargadachtan Mountain and the sea cliffs at Shanbally, overlooking the small fishing village of Teelin in South West Donegal. Following the old green road from the car park at Ballymore you round the corner where t…

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Lough Derg

One Day Retreats (May, late August & September) The pilgrimage season recommences at the beginning of May each year. In 2018 the Island will reopen for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Please check the dates One Day Retreats are available here. They typically run on weekends and on a number of week days. Boats are available from 9:15am. The crossing is less than 10 minutes from the l…

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Inishowen Head Loop

The ancient territory (The Land of the O Doherty’s), of County Donegal is the most northerly part of Ireland. Its northern shore is on the restless Atlantic Ocean with Lough Swilly forming its western boundary and Lough Foyle to the east. Monuments of an earlier age grow from the landscape as castles, towers and ancient churches. The Celtic crosses and the pagan monuments come together in a co…

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Bonny Glen Wood - Lough Namanlagh Trail

This linear trail on forest road and path takes in Bonnyglen Lough and Lough Namanlagh with some smaller lakes and streams to be seen along the route. There is a number of tree species to be enjoyed in this beautiful and peaceful woodland with a wide variety of wildlife including a heron colony. Linear Trail Length: 3km | Time: 1 hour - moderate Nearest Town: Glenties

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Donegal Garden Trail: Rathmullan House

The walled kitchen garden where a broad range of soft fruit, vegetables, salad crops and herbs are cultivated for the award winning hotel kitchens. Adjacent to the Restaurant is a recently made tranquillity garden with a contemporary sculpture by Zara Cunningham-Bell. There is no charge for admission to our gardens and they are open: Easter to October 10am-4pm Daily. Closed November to Easter. …

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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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Gweedore Golf Club

Gweedore Golf Club is a jewel in the middle of the Donegal Gaeltacht. From the scratch golfer to the beginner, you are always guaranteed to be given a Ceád Míle Fáilte. The superbly upgraded links layout with an imaginative revamping in 2014, with great assistance from An Roinn Ealaion Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, has helped develop the course into one of the most natural and picturesque links cou…

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Glow Bowling

Bundoran Glowbowl has 8 Bowling lanes. Maximum players at any one time is 48 Bowlers, with 6 per lane. Pricing is per game Adults €7.50, Children €5.50. This is the largest Family Entertainment Centre in the North West which caters for all the family.We are totally wheelchair friendly, we have ramps to Bowling Area and Ball Ramps that allow wheelchair play. Disabled Wheelchair access is from re…

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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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The Donegal School of Traditional Irish Music

Based in the heritage town of Ardara, the Donegal School of Traditional Irish Music run weekend and week long courses to suit all levels of musicians in all instruments from June to September. With nightly sessions in the local bars and the numerous tourist attractions nearby, you are guaranteed to have a fun filled, educational, cultural and, never to be forgotten, Donegal experience.

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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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Slí na Finne - Slí Dhún na nGall

Slí na Finne is a 42 km long circular section of the 280km Slí Dhún na nGall that loops through the mountains of central Donegal touching on Lough Finn, a lake steeped in legends of the superhero, Finn Mc Cumhaill, and the River Finn, one of the best salmon rivers in Europe. It is a route that takes in the villages of Fintown, Brockagh and Comeen and what County Donegal is best for, its wilderness…

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Dunleweys Kayaking - Sunset Kayak Trip

SUNSET KAYAK TRIP A sunset kayak trip 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 required equipment. This will be followed by a safety chat and on land instruction. Then we will get on the kayaks and get everyone comfortable with paddling on the water. A chilled out paddle follows taki…

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Kingfisher Cycle Trail

The Kingfisher Cycle Trail was the first long distance cycle trail in Ireland and follows minor country roads through the border counties of Fermanagh, Leitrim, Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan. The trail travels through landscape dotted with rivers and lakes. Attractions include the Lough Scur Dolmen, Castle Coole and the Marble Arch caves. This unique mixture of lake-lands, canal side tracks, roll…

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