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For an unrivalled heritage experience that will be remembered long after your holiday, Donegal is that special place. With our many Heritage Sites, Museums, Parks and Wildlife; we offer a tapestry of experiences, including an insight into our traditions and culture, music, song and dance, our written heritage, and the many examples of our built heritage.

Why not visit spectacular Glenveagh National Park and Castle. This national treasure has extensive gardens and grounds, extending to 16,000 hectares; with rare raised bog, lakes and woodland, the largest herd of red deer in the Ireland, and where the majestic Golden Eagle soars freely over the Derryveagh Mountains.

For those interested in our rich military history, why not visit the museum at Fort Dunree, in its magnificent setting on the cliff top at the entrance to Lough Swilly and 12km north of Buncrana. See the breathtaking Stone structure at Grianagh an Aileach, the seat of High Kings, at Burt.

In Donegal Town the castle built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century overlooks the Eske River. The restored castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Daily guided tours.

At Churchill the Glebe House & Gallery Regency House, 1828, is set in woodland gardens, decorated with William Morris textiles, Islamic and Japanese art etc. The collection includes 300 works by leading 20th century artists; Picasso, Kokoshka as well as Irish and Italian artists.

Newmills Corn and Flax Mills, near Letterkenny, is an interesting reminder of a stage in the industrial development of this country. The visitor to Newmills can experience the pleasure of seeing one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland in action as it drives the corn mill.

Parts of Donegal’s rich archaeological, literary and cultural heritage can be viewed while walking the many heritage and town trails. Many are signposted along the way with historical facts and folklore. The choice is yours: Coastal Walks, Looped Walks, Waymarked Ways, Heritage and Town Trails.

Our Irish language – Gaelic - is strong in the many Gaeltacht regions, particularly in West Donegal. There and throughout the county you will receive a warm welcome to music, song and dance sessions. You can visit the birthplace of Clannad, the Daniel O’Donnell Visitors Centre in Dungloe, or see the impressive sculpture of rock legend, Rory Gallagher, in Ballyshannon.

These are just a few of the many jewels that await you on your visit to Donegal, where it is really different.

Donegal County Museum
Letterkenny
Disabled Access - Yes Toilet - Yes Refreshments No Reserved/unreserved seating - Unreserved Capacity - 150 Directions - In Letterkenny from the hospital roundabout, go in the direction of the town and the County Museum is on your right hand side... More>>
Donegal Historical Stone
Muff
A squared pillarstone of monumental appearance, 7 feet high and 3 feet wide. its south-eastern face is decorated with a profusion of cup-marks, many with single and multiple surrounding rings, a characteristic motif of the Galician or rock art of... More>>
Donegal Thatched Cottages Donegal whitewashed thatched cottages were once a common sight throughout Donegal and many examples can still be seen. Covering a house with a roof of straw, reeds, flax or rushes is a tradition that has existed in Ireland for generations. During... More>>
Dunkineely heritage trail
Dunkineely
The history of this area can be traced back some 5000 years evidence of which is to be found in the castle and friary ruins, wedgetombs and ringforts located nearby, the ideal beginning for your heritage trail would be the information board located... More>>
Famine Graveyard
Glenties
Directly behind Ard Patrick housing estate is the site of the Famine Graveyard. To enter the graveyard one must drive up into the housing estate an d there you will find and entrance between the first phase of houses built and the new houses (which... More>>
Famine Village
Isle Of Doagh
Doagh visitors center is open to visitors form easter to october, from 10am - 5:30pm. It is suitable for all ages and for people from all walks of life. Small farm animals are present to amuse the children and there is also a play area. All exhibits... More>>
Fintown Railway
Fintown
Welcome to Donegal's only operational narrow gauge railway. Here, nestling deep in the heart of spectacular mountainous scenery steeped in tradition, myth and folklore, and running along the crystal clear waters of Loch Finn you are invited to... More>>
Flight of the Earls heritage centre
Rathmullan
The exhibition is lively informative and interesting display of the life and times of the Earls and the aftermath of their Flight. A variety of mediums is used including: model art works literature display of Aritfacts stained glass fabrics hangings... More>>
Folk Village Museum Glencolmcille
Glencolmcille
The Folk Village Museum offers an excellent Guided Tour for the visitor. In the tour you will get the chance to experience life as it was in the 1700's, 1800's and 1900's. Our thatched cottages are exact replicas of those belonging to that era and... More>>
Fort Dunree Military Museum
Inishowen
The museum which shows the unique history of the fort unsing the latest DVD and interactive technology. Fort Dunree Military Museum houses a fascinating display of military memorabilia and artefacts as well as an array of large guns from the... More>>

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