DONEGAL'S GREAT OUTDOORS

 



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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)

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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)

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

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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
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Lough Foyle to Lough Swilly
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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)

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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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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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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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)

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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)

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

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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)

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

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

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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)

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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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)

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

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

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

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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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