Sign up for the latest catering offers

Holiday Cottages, Apartments & Houses to Rent in Donegal Ireland

German English
Book Now

Places To Go

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.

Fintra Beach
Fintra Beach is located about 1.5kms from Killybegs on the way to Kilcar/GlenColmCille. It is a long sandy beach that stretches about 1kms along the bay. Fintra is located to the south west coast of Donegal off the R263 west of Killybegs town.... More>>
Five Finger Beach
From Knockamaney's Ben's you can view the famous Five Fingers Strand. At low tide you can see the wreck of the Twilight which sank in 1889, on route from Newfoundland to Derry. On a clear day you can see Tory Island to the west. The beach, which... More>>
Beautiful gardens near Lough Swilly, also the only access to the fa mous Seven Arches on its shore. Open May to September. More>>
Glenevin Waterfall
Glenevin Waterfall is wedge-shaped and cascades fresh mountain water over black rock from a height of 30ft. The basin at the foot of the waterfall is called Pohl-an-eas - this comes from the foam which lies on the surface of the pool. Pohl-an-eas... More>>
Glengesh Pass
From Glencolumbkille a road heads inland towards Ardara, through the wild and picturesque Glengesh Pass where the road meanders through sloping mountainous terrain. Glengesh (Gleann geis, Glen of the Swans) is one of two glaciated valleys that... More>>
Glenveigh Nation Park
Gola Island
Gola Island
In the late 1960s all of the island's families left to live on the mainland. This was due largely to the closure of the school in 1967 Fishing and farming at subsistence level had sustained them for centuries but could not compete with the... More>>
Great Arch and Seven Arches
Beyond Portsalon, which has a picturesque little harbor and an 18-hole golf course, are the spectacular tunnels through the cliffs known as the Seven Arches, up to 300ft/90m long, 20ft/6m wide and 30ft/9m high, and the Great Arch of Doagh Beg. More>>
Greencastle to Milligan Ferry Crossing
Experience the stunning scenery from Inishowen to the Causeway Coast with the Greencastle to Milligan Ferry Crossing. With over 30 sailing per day, this route takes just 10 minutes approx., saving you a journey of 78km. No reservations required. For... More>>
Greyhound Racing
Ireland West, Donegal, Lifford The home of greyhound racing at its best, Lifford Greyhound Stadium is Donegal's premier nighttime entertainment venue. Following a major €12m facilities investment, this modern and sophisticated racetrack... More>>


Failte Ireland