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Places to See in Donegal

Ards Forest Park

A visit to Ards Forest Park will reward everyone at any time of the year. The park covers approximately 480 hectares (1200 acres) and includes a variety of habitats, among them sand dunes, beaches, salt marshes, salt water lakes, rock face and, of course, coniferous and deciduous woodlands. With such a variety of landscapes, it is possible to spend many hours exploring this wonderful park. The…

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Arranmore Island (Árainn Mhór)

There is a feeling of enchantment from the moment you step aboard the ferry at Burtonport. Arranmore Island or Árainn Mhór in Irish is wild and untamed and has a rich and vibrant heritage and culture and has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The Gaelic traditions are still thriving on the Arranmore Island and if you are looking for a real taste of island life, then this is definitely not to …

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Ballymacool Town Park

Children’s play area, astro-turf mini-pitch and multi-use games area, public toilets, sculptures, picnic areas, seating, ornamental gardens and walking trails.

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Bruckless House Gardens

Bruckless House, the home the Evans family, is an attractive 18th century Classical house. Listed nationally as a protected building, it has a traditional cobbled farmyard and is set in 18 acres of parkland.Bruckless House borders Bruckless Bay,and has a spacious informal award-winning garden of the Robinsonian kind. It features in the Donegal Garden Trail and in guides to Irish gardens. There …

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Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach

Carrickfinn Beach is an extensive sandy beach with sand dunes and is located close to the beautiful Annagry village, a Gaeltacht area where the visitor can engage in the culture and heritage of this unique region where Irish is still the main everyday language. Carrickfinn is a long stretch of white sand beach backed by extensive sand dunes. All around the bay are the characteristic machair gr…

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Cluain na dTor Nursery Garden

This is Donegal`s tropical garden, inspired and boldly experimental! Seamus is a keen plantsman, his garden specialising in plants tolerant of conditions by the seaside. Cluain na dTor meaning meadow of the shrubs is indeed an apt placename - shrubs as shelter and as ornamentals populate this garden with surrounding natural wildflower meadows. Awarded the Donegal Garden Trail Medal of Distinction …

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Discover Bundoran

Bundoran is proud to be the first Donegal stop on the Wild Atlantic Way’s Surf Coast – a route known for its spectacular scenery all along the entire western seaboard with south Donegal being no exception. Stand at the Tullan Strand Discovery Point and take in Donegal. Bay with views of Slieve League, Mullaghmore, Benbulben and the picturesque Dartry Mountains – and don’t forget while you’re ther…

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Doe Castle

Doe Castle, a stronghold of the MacSweeney Clan for almost 200 years, sits on the waterline of Sheephaven Bay on The Wild Atlantic Way off the R245 between Carrigart and Creeslough, Co. Donegal. The grounds are open all year around, but tours inside the Castle must be with a guide . Guided tours of the Castle are facilitated by local community group, Moving Mevagh Forward, daily during July an…

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Donegal County Museum

Donegal County Museum is based in a fine old stone building, which was once part of Letterkenny Workhouse, which opened in 1845. The Museum houses a substantial collection of artefacts relating to the history and heritage of County Donegal. The first floor exhibition tells the story of Donegal from Prehistory to the Twentieth Century. Temporary exhibitions covering a wide range of topics are he…

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Donegal East

Donegal East - Explore the Valleys Donegal East is the perfect base from which to explore the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route. Find the many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. These include the expansive Bluestack Mountains, one of Europes richest salmon fishing rivers, the 3,000 year-old Beltany Stone Circle, the beautiful flora of Oakfield Park and an 18-hole parkl…

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Downings Blue Flag Beach

Downings Beach is located in the village of Downings (Na Dnaibh) in the Gaeltacht area on the Rosguill Peninsula in County Donegal. Downings takes pride of place in the sheltered Sheephaven Bay that hosts a diverse range of other beaches. The beach is particularly popular with Windsurfers, providing excellent opportunities for enthusiasts at all levels. A busy beach in the peak season, perfect…

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Fintra Blue Flag Beach

Fintra (Fionntrá) Beach is located on the South West Coast of the Donegal, approximately 3 km from Killybegs. The wide, rural beach of Fintra Bay is set amongst stunning scenery a short drive from the fishing port of Killybegs on County Donegal’s south-west coast. It is approached by a steep road down to it which offers fabulous vistas of both the beach and Donegal Bay as far as Benbulben mount…

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Glebe House & Gallery

Glebe House, the home for nearly thirty years of the renowned artist Derek Hill, is situated on rising ground, beside Lough Gartan, east of Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal. The Gardens of the Glebe House and Gallery are open to the public every day between 8am and 6.30pm. The Glebe Gallery is open daily until 31 October 2021, between 11am and 6.30pm. The Glebe House will remain clos…

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Glencolmcille Folk Village

The Glencolmcille Folk Village is built in the form of a village in which each house is an exact replica of a dwelling used by the local people in each of the three successive centuries (18th, 19th 20th) and is equipped with the furniture, artifacts and utensils of its particular period

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Glencolmcille Woollen Mill

We are a family run business manufacturing high quality Knitwear. Our shop The Glencolmcille Woollen Mill stocks our range of knitwear, hand crafts and gift items. We welcome visitors to view our demonstration area, enjoy a cup of coffee and browse through our store!

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Go Visit Inishowen

Inishowen, Co. Donegal is a place with spectacular beaches and mountain views, an abundance of historical sites, rich culture and some of the best golf courses in the world (Ballyliffin Golf Club recently hosted the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.) This is the point where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coast, at the very top of the island of Ireland, where you can visit Malin Head - …

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Gola Island (Oileán Ghabhla)

The island of Gabhla (Gola) covers about one square mile (500 acres) and is situated about one mile from the pier at Machaire Gathlán, or two miles from the pier at An Bun Beag. The island is hilly on its west side, rising to 238 feet at Cnoc an Choillín and 212 feet at An Mhaol Mhór, and these hills shelter the houses that stretch in a ribbon along the east side. The census of 1841 recorded a…

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Inishfree Island (Inis Fraoigh)

Inis Fraoigh - meaning island of heather lies in the sheltered sea bay between Dungloe and Burtonport and is just a short boat trip from the pier at Burtonport The island is about one square mile in area and once held a thriving community of farmers and fishermen. Like many Irish islands, it has a long history of human settlement. In early Christian times it was controlled by Niall of the Nine …

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Inishirrer Island (Inis Oirthir)

It is as the name says, Island East, the ‘Eastern Island’. Inishirrer is a long, narrow island, about one mile long and one quarter of a mile wide. It is approximately one mile off the coast of Gweedore. The Inishirrer islanders are famous for their expertise in sailing, rowing and fishing. Activities include: walking, birdwatching, sea angling and fishing. Eolas / Information: Comharchuman…

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Inishkerragh (Inis Caorach)

Inishkerragh means ‘Sheep Island’. Originally from the Irish ‘Inis’ – ‘island’ and ‘caoragh’ – ‘sheep’, Inishkerragh is situated off the north west coast of Donegal, in the bay of Boylagh. It measures 650m by 300m and the highest point is 6.5m above sea level. Activities include: walking, birdwatching, sea angling and fishing. Eolas / Information: Comharchumann na nOileán Beag Tel: +353 …

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