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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.

McElhinneys Department Store

Enjoy Shopping at Irelands leading Department Store! McElhinneys Department Store is the only place you will need to visit for Shopping in Donegal. Enjoy a Heavenly Shopping Experience with three floors of Womens Wear, Mens, Kids, Home, Footwear, Lingerie, Cosmetics, Gifts, Bridal and much more. A modern family owned Department Store, McElhinneys prides itself on offering each customer a traditio…

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Donegal Garden Trail: Glenalla House

The country estate garden of Glenalla is a hidden world surrounded by native woods and moorland. Established in the late 18th century with extensive landscaping by the Franklin family since 1913. Beyond the house and walled kitchen garden are the formal elements of the rockery, rose beds, arbour and stone edged lily pond. There are collections of rhododendrons together with summer and autumn flow…

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Inish Adventures

Just Kayak was set up in 2009 by local Moville business man Adrian Harkin, In 2013 Adrian decided that the company need to be rebranded to better advertise its high quality products and so the new company name Inish Adventures was born. Adrian is a highly qualified outdoor pursuits instructor with BCU & RYA qualification as well as first aid, child protection, archery, mountain biking and orien…

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CARA Organic Beauty Spa at Lough Eske Spa

CARA Organic Beauty Spa at Lough Eske Spa in Donegal, Ireland is your escape to a world of well-deserved pampering and natural, restorative therapies. Situated in the castle garden, the refreshing, peaceful setting is reflected in the buildings natural sandstone and rich wood floor features. Our skillful and caring staff places you as top priority. Here, the concept of the traditional spa treat…

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Explorenorth

Explorenorth situated in the Inishowen Peninsula, specialise in providing day tours and luxury taxi and transfer services to small groups (max. 8 passengers). With their local background and detailed knowledge of the landmarks and culture of this unique region, explorenorth offer an experience of Donegal you just won`t get elsewhere. All our vehicles are of the highest quality, so we can guarante…

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Dunfanaghy Golf Club

Golf on the Wild Atlantic Way Nestled on the western shores of Sheephaven Bay with its blue flag beaches and stunning scenery, Dunfanaghy Golf Club sits on the edge of the picturesque village of Dunfanaghy in the shadow of Muckish Mountain. Golf has been played on the seaside links of Dunfanaghy for over 100 years. The course was laid out in 1905 by Mr Harry Vardon, six times winner of the Brit…

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Souls Gaze Studio

Souls Gaze Studio - fine art and crafts made in Malin Head; Carnmalin, Malin Head, Inishowen wee shed gallery. Paintings by artist Andrea Redmond are currently in collections in Canada, Scotland and Northern Ireland. She is renowned for her mystical works. Paintings of: local wildlife, scenes of Malin Head and Faeries; art dolls; wood , cement and stone sculptures; art quilts. Commissions welcome…

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Discover Bundoran

Discover Bundoran. For all things Bundoran visit the website.

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Ballykeeran Forest Trail

This site is in a forested area alongside the N56 which is the gateway to west Donegal. This area of Co Donegal has strong historical connections with the ODonnell chieftains. It was on Doon Rock which is in the Kilmacrenan area that the inauguration of the O’Donnell chieftains took place, the last such ceremony having occurred in 1603.This area of Donegal is also of religious significance as it w…

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Donegal Garden Trail: Browns Farm

This garden surrounds a small house with flower borders, grassy paths and many seats each with a special view. Children are very welcome and there are maps for exploring paths and woodland passage ways. There are places for picnics or sheltering from raindrops. Admission: €5 to charity Directions: Take N56 from the centre of Glenties (direction Portnoo) for approx 8km. Take left turn on to …

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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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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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Donegal Garden Trail: Dunmore Gardens

A very remarkable traditional walled garden associated with a 1742 country house. Many wonderful gardens are to be found within one large walled area (2 acres), rich collections of ericaceous plants, early 20th century terraced rose beds and a towering Redwood stands sentinel towards the centre with paths radiating from it. Imaginative use of plants over arches, traditional fruit and vegetables…

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Bundoran Star Angling

Sea Angling Donegal bay has some of the best fishing in the country with a wide variety of species to be caught. Species caught during the 2012 season include Shark, Skate, Tope, Rays, Turbot, Conger, Ling, Cod, Pollack, Coley, Gurnards, John Dory, Plaice, Flounder, Dab, Megrim, Dog Fish and Wrasse well over thirty species in all. Charter boat fishing is lively and interesting even before a line …

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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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Donegal Garden Trail: Glenveagh Castle Gardens

This is the great garden of Donegal, much visited and yet unspoiled since it is reached by shuttle bus 4km from the Visitor Centre. The setting is starkly dramatic – at Glenveagh National Park the bare hulks of Kinnaveagh, Dooish and Staghall mountains rise above the peaty waters of Lough Veagh. The castle is placed with romantic effect at the centre where it is surrounded by its magical woodland …

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Lough Swilly Marina

Lough Swilly Marina is located at Fahan, Co. Donegal along the western shore of the Inishowen Peninsula. It offers safe and secure berthing for boats of various sizes along finger pontoons. It is only 3 kilometres from Buncrana and is a 10 minute drive into the city of Derry. Buses run through the village on a regular basis and it is a short taxi drive into the City. Daily, weekly and monthly …

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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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Drummonaghan

Drummonaghan Trail - This site is adjacent to the heritage town of Rathmelton. The town dates back to the early 17th century. The area was noted for flax growing which supported a thriving linen industry. In the 18th and early 19th centuries there was extensive trade between Rathmelton and the New World. The site provides a pleasant walk through both coniferous and broadleaf plantations. Along the…

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Letterkenny Artisan Market

Letterkenny Artisan Market is a wonderful indoor market held every Saturday from 10am-3pm at Unit 1 Carrygally Business Park, Lismonaghan, Lettekenny. The Market celebrates all the amazing local produce and unique hand crafts that Donegal has to offer. Meet the producers and you get a real sense of pride that each producer has for their products and you can rest assure that you are brining home t…

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