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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.

Gweedore
Gweedore
Welcome to Gweedore In the corner of Ireland, in north west Donegal lies Europe's most densely populated village, the world's smallest harbour and the grave of the world's most renowned piper. Gweedore is the home of Landlord Sir George Hill's... More>>
Hand Weaver
Ardara
A handweaver with over 40 years experience, Eddie produces hand-woven material throws, scarves, caps and shawls in a variety of colours and designs some of which reflect the colours of our landscape. The loom is on display and the weaving is... More>>
Hell's Hole
Malin Head
Malin Head is Ireland's most northerly point. As you round the head, the road climbs to a viewpoint and continues on to a 19th century signal tower, which marks Bamba's Crown. From here, you could take a walk along the cliff top to Hell's Hole, a... More>>
Inishbofin
Inishbofin
Inis Bó Finne is a small, enchanting island far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Situated two miles off the north Donegal coast, the island has beautiful white sandy beaches and unusual cliffs and caves. The islanders, along... More>>
Inishtrahull Island
Malin Head
Inishtrahull Island (Irish: Inis Trá Thall)meaning Island of the bloody beach, is located approx 10 kilometres (6 miles) north-east of Malin Head, Inishowen, County Donegal and is the most northerly island of Ireland. The most northerly landfall of... More>>
Inland Routes After experiencing Donegal's coastline with its craggy headlands and endless sandy beaches why not take in some of Donegal's best mountain scenery inland Ballybofey to Donegal Town via Barnesmore Gap Donegal Town to Ardara via the Blue Stack... More>>
Iosas Centre, Celtic Prayer/Pilgrim Garden
Muff
Iosas Centre and Celtic Prayer/Pilgrim Garden, Derryvane, Muff Sponsored by the Columba Community of Prayer and Reconciliation. Iosas Centre, (Island of Saints and Scholars), is a six-acre prayer garden and visitor centre where the pilgrim is... More>>
Ireland's Lapland
Isle Of Doagh
Ireland's Lapland - if you have children, and are in Donegal in the period leading up to Christmas, a visit to Santa's Lapland at the Doagh Visitor Centre is to be recommended. The children can talk to Sanda and his elves as well as watching the... More>>
Irish Country Quilts
Dunfanaghy
A wonderful opportunity to learn or perfect your fiber art skills, while enjoying the stunning sea... More>>
Irish Timeless Tweed Caps
Donegal Town
Hanna Hats of Donegal Ltd are the world famous makers of indigenous Irish tweed hats and caps as well as other items of fine tweed, linen and wax apparel. Growing out of a bespoke tailoring firm started in Donegal Town by the late David Hanna in... More>>

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