Donegal's great outdoors
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Location County Donegal, Ireland # Locations 81
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Description In association with Iain Miller's Unique Ascent, here's the tour to find the best walks, scenic views and places for fishing and birdwatching are all here. Get in touch with Iain to really maximise the thrill of exploring the many adventures on offer here. Please note that beaches and golf courses are located in our Activities tour. Everywhere the outdoors aficionado could want to go in the vast county of Donegal can be found on your GPS device. With this guide, you can now find all of the outdoor spots to make your trip to Donegal a success. Donegal really is big country coming in at 4,861 km² - we want you to see as much of it as possible. All our walks have been carefully chosen and are properly waymarked, the scenic views are the ones that time and again take our breath away and although we are no fishermen or birders, we've taken note of where the places to go are. NOTE: Please note that the tour is subject to acceptance of our Licence
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Angling
Assaroe lake
Assaroe Lake is a very under-fished but superb coarse fishery with very good bream, r...(more)

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Bloody Foreland to Ardara
Follow this link for a comprehensive list of places to catch fish on this coast, comp...(more)

Category: Angling
Carrick rivers
Situated in Carrick is the secretary of FISSTA, Noel Carr, a champion for all things ...(more)

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Crana river
Contact Buncrana Anglers Association on 0749363733 Expect to catch Spring salmon & ...(more)

Category: Angling
Phone: +353749363733
Doherty's fishing tackle
One of the last great characters in the town, Charlie famously went around France fo...(more)

Category: Angling
Donegal Sea Charters
Donegal Chartered boat trips run by captain Paul Ricketts offers a great way of sight...(more)

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Address:
Quay street, Donegal Bay.
Phone: +353866096035
Email: donegalapp@gmail.com
URL: www.donegalbaycharters.com/
Dunai Mhara
Operated by the Creevy Coop across the water near Ballyshannon, An Duanai Mara Charte...(more)

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Eany Angling Centre
Licence/permits/angling information Open 7am-1pm 7 days a week. 2km east of Frosses ...(more)

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Eske Angling Centre
For information in-season (1 May to 30 September) contact: Eske Angling Centre, Lough...(more)

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Fanad to Bloody Foreland
Follow this link for a comprehensive list of places to catch fish on this coast, comp...(more)

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Lough Foyle to Lough Swilly
Follow this link for a comprehensive list of places to catch fish on this coast, comp...(more)

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Nuala Star
Want to see the mighty sea cliffs from the sea and do a spot of fishing or sight seei...(more)

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Address:
Nuala Star Teelin Teelin Harbour, Carrick, Co Donegal.
Phone: +353876284688
Email: 66pbyrne@gmail.com
URL: www.sliabhleagueboattrips.com/
Owenea angling centre
In-season information is available from the Owenea Angling Centre, Glenties Hatchery,...(more)

Category: Angling
Pettigo lakes
The Pettigo and District Angling Association issue permits for several lakes in the P...(more)

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St. John's Point
Truculently protruding in to Donegal bay, St. John's Point has epic scenery, fresh ai...(more)

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URL: www.castlemurray.com/
Birdwatching
Blanket Nook
Located in south Inishowen near Newtowncunningham, this is a well known site for wade...(more)

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Address:
Near Burt, South Inishowen.
Horn Head
Popular spot for many seabirds and the largest nesting population of razorbills in th...(more)

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Inch Wildlife Reserve
With good parking facilities, a few designated hides along the way and 8km of walkway...(more)

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Innistrahull island
This unique island, the oldest rock in Ireland at some 1.8 BILLION years, is a declar...(more)

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Lough Eske
Right by the shores of Lough Eske, you can listen properly to the birdsong which is e...(more)

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Sheskinmore Lough
Midway between Portnoo and Ardara on the west Donegal coast, about 6 km north-west of...(more)

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Trawbreaga bay
The pale bellied brent goose arrives in Inishowen from west Greenland and eastern Can...(more)

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Family Day Out
Oakfield Park
Oakfield Park consists of extensive gardens, a railway and tea rooms. The grounds inc...(more)

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Category: Family Day Out
Address:
Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe.
Phone: +353749173068
Email: gardens@oakfieldpark.com
URL: www.oakfieldpark.com
Garden
Salthill Gardens
Elizabeth Temple set about transforming the gardens of her home, Salthill House, well...(more)

Category: Garden
Address:
Salthill Gardens, Mountcharles.
Phone: +353749735387
Email: etemple@eircom.net
URL: www.donegalgardens.com
Swan Park
A pleasant walk through beech, maple and lime trees as the Crana river meanders its f...(more)

Category: Garden
Island
Arranmore island
Get the ferry out from Burtonport to one of the wilder places in Ireland, both for sc...(more)

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Landmark
Barnesmore Gap
This is the very heart of the county, where north meets south. it's an extraordinary ...(more)

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Bloody Foreland
Cnoc Fola "the hill of Blood "(Bloody Foreland) is so called because the sun, particu...(more)

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Donagh cross
Home to the 7th century Donagh Cross just off from the Buncrana road, believed to be ...(more)

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Glengesh Pass
This really is one of the great treats of the area. Look down this green valley, towa...(more)

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Glenveagh castle & visitor centre
Glenveagh castle & visitor centre A Donegal must see. Erstwhile home to gas meter h...(more)

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Grianan of Aileach
Grianan of Aileach, the stonehouse of the sun. According to legend, it was built by D...(more)

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Inishowen head
Views of the northern coast as far at the Giant's Causeway, Rathlin island and the we...(more)

Category: Landmark
Maghera Caves
One of the hidden gems of the county, just off from the Glengesh Pass road. They are ...(more)

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Malin Head
Ireland's most northerly point overlooks the crashing waves of the Atlantic. An area ...(more)

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Mamore
Mamore - Madhm Mor, great breach or gap. The glacial debris here dates back some 15,0...(more)

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Mount Errigal
Donegal's highest peak at 752 metres is a fine site and is doable if you are equipped...(more)

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Muckish mountain
Muckish (Irish: An Mhucais, meaning "pig's back") is a distinctive flat-topped mounta...(more)

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Poisoned glen
This is an awe inspiring ice carved corrie by the side of Errigal mountain with Dunle...(more)

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Slieve League
Often called the highest sea cliffs in Europe, but a very respectable sixth instead d...(more)

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The old abbey
With great views of Donegal bay, this was the former site of the old abbey of the Fra...(more)

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Scenic
Barnan More
Heading south, look out for Lough Swilly, the lake of shadows shimmering in the dista...(more)

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Base of Slieve Sneacht
If you want to get away from it all, with not a house to be seen and just the colours...(more)

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Buncrana shore path
A great walk to work up an appetite, it takes in Buncrana castle, O'Doherty's keep, N...(more)

Category: Scenic
Clontallagh Atlantic Drive Scenic
This is another great place along the Atlantic Drive, where you can park safely and t...(more)

Category: Scenic
Craignamaddy
Just outside of Greencastle, this hilltop view offers the most spectacular view of th...(more)

Category: Scenic
Crockalough
From a distance, it seems like there is a giant golf ball on top of this mountain. Wi...(more)

Category: Scenic
Dunree head
A magnificent viewing point for the deepwater Lough Swilly - you can see as far down ...(more)

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Easaranca/Maghera falls
On the way to the Maghera caves, look out for Easaranca, the wrinkled waterfall - wel...(more)

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Errigal valley
A stunning scene with the great mountain of Errigal at its epicentre.

Category: Scenic
Falcaragh scenic drive
Leaving Falcarragh on the way to Bloody Foreland, is this great view of the valley. E...(more)

Category: Scenic
First view of Donegal Bay on N15
The first moment you set eyes on Donegal Bay is when you know you've left your troubl...(more)

Category: Scenic
First view of Donegal Bay on R232
To this the writer, when the weather is even middling fair, this view is one of the g...(more)

Category: Scenic
Glen Malinmore Scenic Stop
There are several places along this route that deserve you to pull over and a savour ...(more)

Category: Scenic
Glenevin waterfall
The spectacular Glenevin waterfall is located between Straid and Crossconnel, 2km fro...(more)

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Harbour view
Portnoo port is a wonderful site both to launch your boat and to marvel at the beauti...(more)

Category: Scenic
Illies View
At the base of Slieve Sneacht, overlooking the Fullerton Dam, this is as near to off ...(more)

Category: Scenic
Inch Island
Wonderful location for views of Lough Swilly & environs from the top of 732 feet high...(more)

Category: Scenic
Knockalla
Make the most of the viewing area at Knockalla - a great place for a picnic, wind all...(more)

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Knockall, Near Portsalon, Fanad peninsula.
Knockamany Bens
The view on a good day from Knockamany Bens is without a doubt, one of the best pano...(more)

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Letterkenny brae scenic stop
Overlooking the town of Letterkenny and the mouth of the Swilly, this picnic area is ...(more)

Category: Scenic
Magheroarty scenic view
In a county of numerous stunning views, there are few more imposing sights of fear an...(more)

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Malin Head
Finally, after the long journey and countless sights along the Inis Eoghain '100', yo...(more)

Category: Scenic
Mamore - scenic
Mamore, Madhm Mor meaning great breach or gap. Ensure car's brakes are in order for f...(more)

Category: Scenic
Ned's point
Lest you think Ned or indeed Neid, was some quaint Irish hermit, we should tell you t...(more)

Category: Scenic
Portnoo scenic view
From Portnoo, enjoy one of the best panoramas in the whole county, showing how sacred...(more)

Category: Scenic
Scalp mountain
A brave walk deserves reward and hopefully the views of both the Swilly and the Foyle...(more)

Category: Scenic
Start of Atlantic Drive
You are about to embark on a magnificent drive that hugs the coast in parts and is ri...(more)

Category: Scenic
Lough Salt scenic view
This viewing spot may very well be the best in Donegal - in a highly competitive fiel...(more)

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Walking
Arranmore Walk
The walk around Arannmore is sign posted as Sli Arainn Mhor (part of Bealach na Gaelt...(more)

Category: Walking
Bloody Foreland Walk
Bun an Inbhir's serene lake where fishermen gather is the starting point of the moder...(more)

Category: Walking
Creevy shore walk
This purpose built shore path extends from Rossnowlagh, through Creevy and on to the ...(more)

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Donegal Walkers Welcome
The Donegal Walkers Welcome Hub is a Failte Ireland initiative to promote Donegal Tow...(more)

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Glencolmcille looped walk
From just outside Glencolmcille Walking hostel, this walk takes you up to the Martell...(more)

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Inishowen head
Distance: 8km Time:2-3 hours Difficulty: easy Vantage point at north-eastern tip of I...(more)

Category: Walking
Irish Pilgrim Path - Lough Derg
Located on Station Island in the middle of Lough Derg, this is believed to be where S...(more)

Category: Walking
Malinbeg tower
Note the scenic cottage which featured in the opening scene of The Railway Man with D...(more)

Category: Walking
McSwyne's gun loop walk
2015 UPDATE: THIS WALK IS STILL CLOSED AT TIME OF UPLOADING. PLEASE CHECK LOCALLY IF ...(more)

Category: Walking
Start of trek to Kinnagoe bay
Distance: 18 km Time: 4 hrs URL: Walking Inishowen Starting at Trean House, you'll b...(more)

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Start of trek to Raghtin More
Duration: 3.5-4 hours Distance: 7km Difficulty: moderate The beautiful 30 feet high ...(more)

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The Bluestack Way
The 51km Bluestack Way, beginning in Donegal Town takes the walker along country lane...(more)

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