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Donegal Self Catering Group gives you a location that is the perfect spot for a fun, sport, fantastic nightlife, tours and spine-tingling adventure holiday, with a plethora of water activities to enjoy, ranging from surfing to windsurfing and gravity defying kite boarding! Blue flag Beaches such as Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Narin-Portnoo, Portsalon and Stroove in Inishowen Peninsula have been internationally renowned and there are several surf schools dotted around the area. All levels of experience are catered for, so it’s there perfect place for the whole family or a group of friends to experience a fun and challenging adventure break.

Fully equipped licensed boats are available for Deep Sea Fishing around the coast with an experienced skipper to guide you. Donegal is home to salmon and sea trout fisheries with countless smaller wild game fisheries. Or captain your own boat, take to the waves, sail along the Atlantic coast, feel with wind in your hair and taste the salt on your skin! For those who enjoy being less active there are also pleasure cruises available along the waters off the coast where you can sit back, relax and absorb yourself in the most unspoilt views in Ireland.

Donegal is very popular for Horse Riding options available from beach treks and leisurely hacks, to cross country jumping to post to post trails. Equestrian centres based in Bundoran, Bruckless, Dunfanaghy and Lifford to name just some of the options available.

We have plenty of Family Friendly options such as animal based attractions, playing Pitch and Putt or a range of activities such as Adventure Centres. On rainy days, you are well catered for with indoor water activities such as Waterworld in Bundoran, Public Leisure Centres, Children’s play centres, Ten Pin Bowling or the Cinema.

There is a broad range of private and public Gardens for the garden lover to enjoy! Many of these gardens offer guided tours which help to get a better and more informed insight to plants and varieties growing in Donegal! The Garden Trail provides a range of 20 gardens in Donegal such as world famous Glenveagh National Park.

We have magnificent Golf links courses along the Atlantic seaboard to exploit the spectacular coastal scenery and beaches and provide some of the most challenging golf in the world. Choose from some of the approved Golf Courses from Bundoran Golf Club, Narin & Portnoo Golf Links to Rosapenna Golf Resort in Downings.

Our county is rich in Cycling and Walking routes with some of them meandering along the Wild Atlantic Way – the longest coastal route from Cork to North Donegal. The North West Cycle Trail is a 326 circular cycle route that can be enjoyed as long or short routes. Enjoy dramatic views of the Atlantic ocean on coastal roads with quiet country roads and some traffic free sections in urban areas.

Join us in a celebration of Festivals and Events throughout the entire county. Upcoming events schedule for Donegal and the North West of Ireland, featuring festivals, Arts & Craft fairs, Traditional Irish music – search in our local events section Donegal. From Music, Dance, Street events, Family Fun and Visual Arts such as The Earagail Arts Festival in Letterkenny or the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon. Our Food Festivals are second to none with A Taste of Donegal in Donegal Town or Slug & Lettuce in Bundoran to choose from. Our Sea Sessions (surfing) in Bundoran or the Buncrana Music Festival are other alternatives!

Donegal is a magical experience – come, and enjoy it!

Abbey Assaroe Mills and Waterwheels
Located on Rossnowlagh road from Ballyshannon for 500m, turn left and follow signs at Abbey Graveyard. Opening Times Easter and June to September: 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Rest of year Sundays: 2.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Description Irish history. The... More>>
Always somewhere to go!
Local Attractions within 15 to 30 Minutes drive form base. Gartan Outdoor Education Center, Gartan. Colmcille Heritage Center, Gartan. The Glebe Art Gallery, Gartan. Glenveigh National Park. Ards Forest Park and Beach, Creeslough. Doe Castle,... More>>
An Dúanaí Mara - Creevy Cottages
33ft. Aqua Star Boat 320.H.P. Cummins engine. Fully llicensed and insured. All modern safety gear toilet and cooking facilities aboard. Prices from €60.00 per person per day Angling Charter. Full days angling charter €375.00. Sight... More>>
An Grianan Theatre
An Grianán's spacious auditorium has a seating capacity of 345. In addition to its employment as a dramatic venue, it is also available for use as a corporate venue, offering excellent technical and catering facilities. In addition a full range of... More>>
An Tsean Bheairic
Here at the Donegal's Visitor Resource Centre, you can immerse yourself in the lives of our rural ancestors from Falcarragh and its surrounding region. Falcarragh, one of the last remaining Gaeltacht regions in Donegal is a market town, and is set... More>>
Angling (Fanad Lakes)
An angling experience in the home of the wild browns Kinny - This lough has a fishable area of 51 HA and is best fished from a boat, although parts are easily acessible from the shore. It has an excellent stock of wild browns. The fish are not... More>>
Angling Charters
Pinalia Boat: 31' Versatility. 80 HP Ford Skipper: Pat O'Callaghan P3 Licence: No. 960 Expires: 22 March 2009 Base: Killybegs Operational area: Donegal Bay Notes: Reef, shark and general inshore fishing Tackle hire: €10 per person per day... More>>
Angling in Inishowen
Inishowen, the hidden jewel of the North-West, surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Swilly (to the west), the Foyle (to the east), and of course the Atlantic to the north, as well as being criss-crossed by a plethora of rivers and small... More>>
Aranmore Island
Aranmore Island
Why not pay a visit to Árainn Mhór to enjoy its genuine, friendly atmosphere. The ferry runs all year from Burtonport making day trips a must and longer visits a well deserved treat. Savour the beautiful and untamed landscape, Gaelic culture, quiet... More>>
Archeological Walks County Donegal is rich in archeological monuments, from megalithic tombs to early christian sites, ship wrecks to WW2 plane crash sites. For more details contact Slieve League Cultural and Archeological Resource Centre. More>>


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