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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.

Drumboe Woods
Many strangers to the Twin Towns will undoubtedly pass through here without any awareness of the Drumboe Woods existing, which is a great pity, it being one of our 'special' places. Little can surpass the natural beauty of this peaceful setting,... More>>
Dunfanaghy Workhouse
Dunfanaghy Poor Law Union was formally declared on on the 20th July 1841, and covered an area of 200 square miles. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 18 in number, representing its 10 electoral divisions as listed below (... More>>
Dunfanaghy Village
Dunfanaghy is a picturesque village on the shores of Sheephaven Bay. Just a short stroll from the centre of the village is the beautiful Killahoey Beach, a three mile stretch of sand providing excellent bathing. Just across the Bay lies Horn Head... More>>
Dunfanaghy Workhouse
Visit the Dunfanaghy Workhouse and see and hear "Wee Hannah" tell the true story of her long life. In a series of tableaux, "Wee Hannah" talks of her harsh upbringing on a farm in the 1830's, a grave illness, her time in The... More>>
Dunlewey Pottery
Dunlewey Pottery is based at the visitor centre Ionad Cois Locha at the foot of the Errigal Mountain Dunlewey Co. Donegal. The centre has a restaurant craft shop play area and boat trips are available. The public are welcome to come and watch the... More>>
Dunlewey Visitors Centre
DÚN LÚICHE is a small rural community in the Donegal Gaeltacht, lies in unique scenery at the foot of Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in the County. Ionad Cois Locha is situated on the shores of Dunlewey Lough in the shadow of the haunting and... More>>
Eas a'Ranca Waterfall
En route to Maghera, along the seashore, from Ardara, the visitor will stumble on the lovely Eas a' Ranca Waterfall. From here, visitors can take photos, and during the summer, perhaps even eat a picnic! Eas a' Ranca Waterfall demonstrates fully,... More>>
Errigal Mountains/ Poison Glen
Travelling along the N56 from Gaoth Dobhair (Gweedore) along the N56 provides you with the first glimpse of this fine mountain. You will notice it is white in appearance and has a near perfect conical shape. The white appearance is a result of the... More>>
The town of Falcarragh in the Parish of Cloughaneely has a number of sites of interest including Ballyconnel House dating from the 18th centure was the seat of the Olphert family landlords of the parish up until the 1920s when the estate was sold.... More>>
Fanad Head Lighthouse
Fanad Head with its magnificent lighthouse erected in 1818, marks the entrance to Lough Swilly. Fanad Head Lighthouse was built along the Fanad Peninsula as a result of the Saldana being wrecked on the treacherous rocks below the Head with all... More>>


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