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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!

Busy Shopping town
Letterkenny
Letterkenny shopping and Leisure Centre, More>>
Carraickabraghy Castle
Isle Of Doagh
Between the 9th and the 13th century Inishowen was divided into three sectors, Aileach, Bredach and Carraic Brachaidhe (Carraickabraghy) which is situated in the west of Inishowen. On a large rock, named the Friars Rock in the Isle of Doagh, stands... More>>
Carrickfinn Beach
Carrickfinn
Carrickfinn is an extensive sandy beach with a good dune system. Situated in Gweedore Bay which is a Natural Heritage Area with many varied coastal habitats. There are extensive machair grasslands and the area is noted for the presence of rare plant... More>>
Carrigart Riding Stables
Carrigart
Trekking on beaches and sand dunes. Forestry trails. Riding lessons given.10 ponies / horses. Facilities: Hacking, trekking, trail riding and basic instruction.Open 7 days a week. Easter - November. More>>
Castle View Farm
Ardara
Trail riding incorporating beaches, country roads and bog land (one day to 2 weeks duration). Accommodation in ITB approved premises. Hourly rides on beaches. Facilities: Hacking, trekking, trail riding and basic instruction More>>
Cavancor Historic House & Gallery
Lifford
Disabled Access - Yes Toilet - Yes Refreshments No Reserved/unreserved seating - Unreserved Capacity - 50 Directions - From Letterkenny direction, take N14 to Lifford which is 16 miles, about 14.5 miles from Letterkenny, you take a right, its... More>>
Cavancor Historic House and Museum
Lifford
Cavanacor House was built in the early 1600s and is the ancestral home of James Knox Polk, eleventh President of the United States of America. King James II dined here on the 20th April, 1689 and granted a protection to the house. The tree he dined... More>>
Celtic Cross
Letterkenny
The Celtic Cross is located in Cathedral Square, just across from St. Eunan's Cathedral in the town. It was erected to celebrate 2000 years since the birth of Jesus and is the largest Celtic Cross in Europe. More>>
Charter Vessels (Burtonport)
Burtonport
Boat Type: Mitchell 31. 120 HP Skipper: Oscar Duffy / Liam Miller Licence: 1077 Base: Burtonport Operational area: Burtonport, 3 miles from land, 15 miles from base. Notes: Reef, shark and general fishing More>>
Charter Vessels (Downings)
Downings
Bonito Cygnus 33'. 350 HP Skipper: Trevor Ryder Licence: 956 Expires: 03 May 08 Base: Downings Operational area: 20 miles from base Notes: Fishing out of Downings means the choice of shallow reefs for light tackle spinning for Pollock,... More>>

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