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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!

Ardara
Ardara
Ardara is one of Donegal's unique heritage towns and a major centre for the manufacture of hand-woven tweed. As befits such a town there are a large number of tweed and knitwear shops located along the main street. The importance of Ardara as a... More>>
Ardara Ring Fort
Ardara
The Irish name for Ardara is "Ard a' Rátha" which means "The height of the fort". It is from the town's fort that Ardara gets its name. The fort is a ring fort and is situated on the Glenties Road (The N56). Forts, in ancient times,... More>>
Ardnamona
Donegal Town
Ardnamona, meaning 'height of the bog' was a wilderness up until the nineteenth century. The Oak woods are a remnant of an ancient Woodland that was once more widespread. Today such a woodland is rare in Ireland. It is interesting that many notable... More>>
Ards Forrest Park
Creeslough
Facilities: At Ards Forest Park you can enjoy many forest walks, a car park and a children's play area It also has many features of historical and archaeological interest. The remains of four ringforts are to be seen in the park as well as a number... More>>
Arts and Crafts
Ardara
Stephen Bennett is a professional fine art painter based in Ardara, Co. Donegal,Ireland. He exhibits in his Studio Gallery beside his home in Ardara and in other galleries throughout Ireland. Visitors are welcome to drop in to see the work in the... More>>
Ashtree Stables
Letterkenny
Well established family run riding stables, overlooking Mulroy Bay. Trekking and Hacking along quiet mountain roads. Safety, quality and enjoyment guaranteed. Beginners welcome. We have a selection of horses and ponies, well schooled, to suit all... More>>
Atlantic Drive
Downings
The point of land that stretches out into the Atlantic between the bays of Sheephaven and Mulroy is known as the Rosguill Peninsula and offers some of the most scenic views in Ireland. Your route onto and around the Rosguill Peninsula is known as... More>>
Balleghan Abbey, Manorcunningham
Letterkenny
On the shore of Lough Swilly near Manorcunningham stand the ruins of an old abbey. As described in Maguire’s ‘History of the Diocese of Raphoe’ ,The general belief is that the Balleighan Abbey was founded by Hugh Dubh O’Donnell in the beginning of... More>>
Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club
Ballybofey
Rolling Parkland Course with tree lined fairways. Par 5 7th hole played along Lough allan. Usual club house facilities available ie. bar restaurant & golf shop. More>>
Ballyliffin Golf Club
Ballyliffin
Ireland's most "northerly" club was founded in 1947. Described by Nick Faldo as "the most natural golf links". Fred Daly described it as "a hidden jewel". The newly designed Craddock... More>>

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