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Feel the difference in a visit to Donegal’s unspoiled Inishowen Peninsula. Following the meandering roads to the most northerly tip of Malin Head where the next stop north is Iceland just 1,400km away!
With 1,100km of spectacular Atlantic coastline around Donegal which boasts being part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Viewing points such as Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) – known as the highest sea cliff in Europe, beauty of the cliffs and ruggedness of the mountains.

Travel onto the spectacular Glenveagh National Park and Castle where there are tea rooms to enjoy a cuppa or see the herd of red deer or majestic Golden Eagles.

Choose from the Tropical World at Alcorns in Letterkenny – Ireland’s Butterfly house and mini zoo or Waterworld Aqua Adventure playground in Bundoran.

Pick out Traditional Music Sessions or check out the homeplaces of some of our more know international musicians such as Daniel O’Donnell Visitor Centre, Enya, Clannad, Rory Gallagher or the Poet William Allingham birthplace & grave in Ballyshannon.

For hill walker or photographer enthusiasts, enjoy our quartzite conical peak of Errigle, near Gweedore, Donegal’s highest mountain or enjoy the 10 mile coastal walk overlooking Donegal Bay from Ballyshannon to Rossnowlagh!

Experience Irish Culture and history at the Doagh Famine Village, Donegal Craft Village, Magees of Donegal, Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum or Ballyshannon Historical Museum. Lough Derg invites you to take part in daily pilgrimages or retreats where you will also explore the culture and heritage and leave with renewed hope!
Enjoy our china tours at Beleek China, Fermanagh or Celtic Weave China (near Ballyshannon) and learn about the crafts of contemporary and traditional china.

Theatre and Musicial entertainment can be enjoyed at The Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, Balor Arts Theatre in Ballybofey or An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny.

Visit Flight of the Earls Heritage Centre in Rathmullan, Donegal Railway Heritage Centre or Killybegs Carpet & Fishing Centre.

We have a choice of tours to offer from Donegal Bay Waterbus in Donegal Town to Boat trips from Sliabh Liag around the bay. Wild and beautiful islands such as Arranmore Island, Gola Island, Tory Island and Inishbofin Island to choose but a few to enjoy the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) areas of Donegal along with the island terrain being rugged!

Contact Donegal Self Catering providing a guide to Self Catering Cottages, apartments and houses to rent in County Donegal Ireland.

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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>>
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>>
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
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
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>>
Atlantic Drive
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>>
Ballyshannon was created a Borough by Royal Charter in 1613 and is one of the oldest towns in Ireland and is the birthplace of such diverse luminaries as Allingham the poet and Rory Gallagher the rock guitarist and even Tony Blair can trace his... More>>
Barnesmore Gap
Ballybofey/Donegal Town
Barnesmore MountainDonegal: Located on the N15 road to Donegal Town from Ballybofey, Barnsemore and its partner Croaghconnellagh stand like lofty sentinels on either side of Barnesmore Gap. Barnesmore Gap is that big opening between Croaghconnelagh... More>>
Blacksmiths Ball
Artist Name: Master Blacksmiths Year of Installation: 1991 Details of Commissions: Designed by Master Blacksmith Alan Dawson and produced in a day by a gathering of master blacksmiths from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, France and even one... More>>
Bonny Glen Wood
Located about 8km from Glenties on the N56 Portnoo Road with directional signs on route the Bonny Glen Wood is an area of great natural beauty accessible all year round. Formerly part of the 'Porter Estate' owned by a local magistrate who, it is... More>>


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