Donegal's Top 100 copy
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Description 'You're as welcome as the flowers in May to dear old Donegal' sang Josef Locke and not a truer word can be said - enjoy the very best 100 attractions in the county this year for yourself. Everything you'll ever need to see and do in the vast county of Donegal can be found on your GPS device. With Donegal's Top 100, you can now find all of the activities, attractions and accommodations to make your trip to Donegal a success. We have the information on all of the essential places and details you'll need. Simply download all of the material on to your GPS device and have a great time. NOTE: Please see www.navigatour.ie/Licence.html for full details of supported devices & agree to the licence agreement prior to any download.
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Absolute must see landmark
Arranmore island BIRD/SCENIC VIEW/LANDMARK
Get the ferry out to one of the wilder places in Ireland, both for scenery and a crac...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Barnesmore Gap Scenic view/landmark
This is the very heart of the county, where north meets south' it's an extraordinary ...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Bloody Foreland SCENIC VIEW/LANDMARK
Cnoc Fola "the hill of Blood "(Bloody Foreland) is so called because the sun, particu...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Doagh Famine Village MUSEUM/LANDMARK
353(0)749376493, www.doaghfamine...(more)

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Donegal Castle HISTORY
Built in 1474, this was the seat of the ruling O'Donnell clan who ruled Donegal until...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Dunlewy lakeside centre MUSEUM/KIDS/LANDMARK
This is a reconstruction of the home of the late Manus Ferry who died in 1975. You ca...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Glebe House & Gallery GARDEN/GALLERY/LANDMARK
This Regency House built in 1828, is set in woodland gardens, decorated with William ...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Glengesh Pass Scenic Stop View/Landmark
This really is one of the great treats of the area. Look down this green valley, towa...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Glenveagh castle & visitor centre garden/birds/
Glenveagh castle & visitor centre A Donegal must see. Erstwhile home to Tabasco heir...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Grianan of Aileach LANDMARK/ANCIENT
Grianan of Aileach, the stonehouse of the sun. According to legend, it was built by D...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Malin Head LANDMARK/SCENIC VIEW
info@malinhead.ie W: more)

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

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

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Oakfield park GARDEN/KIDS/LANDMARK
Telephone 353 (0)74 917 3068 Website: ...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Poisoned glen Scenic view/landmark
This is an awe inspiring ice carved corrie by the side of Errigal mountain with Dunle...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Slieve League Scenic view/Walk/landmark
Often called the highest sea cliffs in Europe, but a very respectable sixth dropping ...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Teach Hudi Beag TRAD/PUB
Near Bunbeg pier 353(0)749531016 Legendary Gweedore pub where all great trad musici...(more)

Category: Absolute must see landmark
Activity
Dunlewey Centre ACTIVITY/MUSEUM/WALK
The must see Dunlewey centre or Ionad Cois Locha in Irish is situated on the shores o...(more)

Category: Activity
Fintown railway HERITAGE/ACTIVITY
Travel along 4 miles of narrow gauge railway by the lough. Summer 2010 Open from Mon...(more)

Category: Activity
Gartan Outdoor Education Centre ACTIVITY
Superbly located, set on 87 acres on the shores of Gartan Lough, 15 minutes from Lett...(more)

Category: Activity
Lakeside Activity Centre
Centre near Ballyshannon offering sailing, kayaking, surfing, archery, raft building,...(more)

Category: Activity
Letterkenny karting centre ACTIVITY
Beside Silver Tassie hotel on Ramelton road
+353(0)749129077

Category: Activity
Mevagh Dive ACTIVITY
Diving school in Carrigart
+353(0)876590264

Category: Activity
Paintball centre ACTIVITY
3km outside off Letterkenny on the Ballybofey road
353(0)749129077

Category: Activity
Xtreme Karting Activity
+353(0)868888041 www.castl...(more)

Category: Activity
Ancient monument
Bocan stone circle ANCIENT
You might be best to park your car by the houses before the to-be-avoided-by-car dirt...(more)

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

Category: Ancient monument
Temple Of Deen ANCIENT
Stop and park before the dirt track - your car will thank you. What remains is only t...(more)

Category: Ancient monument
Angling
Culdaff bay - FISH
Beach fishing (night tides best) for dogfish, dabs, flounder, sea trout* and occasion...(more)

Category: Angling
Doagh island/Lagg FISH
Spinning or freelining sand eel from both sides of the channel for sea trout. First ...(more)

Category: Angling
Doherty's fishing tackle FISH/OFF BEAT
One of the last great characters in the town, Charlie famously went around France fo...(more)

Category: Angling
Eany Angling Centre FISH
Licence/permits/angling information
Open 7am-1pm 7 days a week
+353(0)749736559

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

Category: Angling
Fahan/Swilly marina FISH
Ray, dogfish and occasional flounder from the beach. Fishing into channel on first tw...(more)

Category: Angling
Lough Swilly Flie & Angling Centre
Lough Swilly Flie & Angling Centre Address: Roughpark, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal Phone...(more)

Category: Angling
Owenea angling centre FISH
In-season information is available from the Owenea Angling Centre, Glenties Hatchery,...(more)

Category: Angling
St. John's Point FISH/SCENIC/DOLPHINS
Truculently protruding in to Donegal bay, St. John's Point has epic scenery, fresh ai...(more)

Category: Angling
Arts & crafts
Aislainn community centre
This busy community centre is the place to go if looking for information on heritage,...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Belleek pottery ARTS
Established in 1857 Belleek Pottery holds a very special place in the cultural and co...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Donegal craft village ARTS/AWARD WINNING REST
Meet the artists in their workshops and treat yourself to the many items on offer for...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Forget Me Not SHOP
Caroline Timony's got a great eye, two in fact, for detail. This shop will offer the ...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Attractions
Slieve League Cultural Centre
Slieve League Cultural Centre Teelin, Co. Donegal Phone No: 00353 (0) 74 97 39077 ...(more)

Category: Attractions
Beach
Cruit island beach
Just after the bridge, you can pop down on to the sands of this elongated island. The...(more)

Category: Beach
Five Fingers Strand BAIT
A wonderful long sandy beach - look out for the five rocks under the cliffs from whic...(more)

Category: Beach
Gweedore beach
A very extensive beach with great views where you can see the Tory ferry pass by. Gre...(more)

Category: Beach
Inver beach
In the village of Inver, lies a fine beach that you might very well have to yourself.

Category: Beach
Kinnagoe Bay - BEACH
One of the hidden gems of the peninsula. To those in the know, there is beautiful bea...(more)

Category: Beach
Leenan strand BEACH
A truly hidden gem for walking tucked under the Urris hills with the fresh breeze of ...(more)

Category: Beach
Melmore beach Atlantic Drive
Yet another beach you'll have to yourself. It's a bit of a trek to get to, but that's...(more)

Category: Beach
Muckross beach
A beautiful small beach that is both safe to swim in and has a stunning view of Doneg...(more)

Category: Beach
Narin Beach OFF BEAT/BEACH
A real gem of the county, there is an island not far from the beach that can be walke...(more)

Category: Beach
Pollan strand - BEACH
Another long breathtaking beach looking out to Glasheady island and with stunning vie...(more)

Category: Beach
Silver Strand BEACH
If you don't mind going up and down a few steps, this beach is another hidden gem of ...(more)

Category: Beach
Tullagh strand - BEACH
One local guide called this the best romantic walk in Inishowen - if you take in Tull...(more)

Category: Beach
Tullan Strand BEACH/SURF
If you're in to surfing then this is the place to go. Site of the European championsh...(more)

Category: Beach
Birdwatching
Blanket Nook BIRD
An well known site for waders and wildfowl. Best birds are smew (drake and redheads) ...(more)

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

Category: Birdwatching
Inch island embankment BIRD
Inch Lake held lots of wildfowl including Smew. The lake comes into its own at dusk w...(more)

Category: Birdwatching
Blue Flag Beach
Bundoran BLUE FLAG BEACH
Bundoran certainly has come along way since the writer's mother was dragged there eve...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Carrickfin Blue Flag beach
Flying in to Carrickfin airport on a good day shows off just how stunning a location ...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Culdaff beach BLUE FLAG
Long sandy beach with Culdaff estuary on the left and rocky Dunmore head on the right...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Fintragh BLUE FLAG BEACH
The main beach just outside of Killybegs has been a family favourite for years and th...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Killahoey Blue Flag Beach
Just north of Dunfanaghy, this beach has ample parking and has white sand and blue se...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Lisfannon strand BLUE FLAG
South of Buncrana and overshadowed by Inch Top on the left, this is very popular with...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Marble Hill Blue Flag beach
Tucked in to the coastline beside Port na bla, this beach is popular for the surfers ...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Mullaghmore BLUE FLAG BEACH
Overlooking Donegal bay and set in the fishing village of Mullaghmore, this is a grea...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Murvagh BLUE FLAG BEACH
This is a very special beach with the full panorama of the south Donegal coast for th...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Portsalon beach Blue flag beach
Pipped to the post as the best beach in the world some 40 years ago according to some...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Rosses Point BLUE FLAG BEACH
Yes, I know - not quite in Donegal but very much a part of Donegal bay and one of the...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Rossnowlagh BLUE FLAG BEACH
Beach of Tony Blair childhood, scene of the biggest Orange parade in the Republic eve...(more)

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Stroove beach BLUE FLAG
Great beach where Lough Foyle enters the Atlantic.

Category: Blue Flag Beach
Boat trips
Donegal bay waterbus BOAT/MARINE
The Donegal Bay Waterbus is a purpose built, luxury passenger boat, capable of comfor...(more)

Category: Boat trips
Children
Adventure park KIDS
Bundoran

Category: Children
Bumblebees indoor play centre KIDS
Crawlers Waddler's Over 4's area Under 2's Minder Mornings Meet the minder mornings,...(more)

Category: Children
Buncrana festival park KIDS
Category: Children
Culdaff' playground KIDS
Category: Children
Leisureland KIDS
Redcastle
353(0)749382306
www.leisurelandredcastle.ie

Category: Children
Moville playground KIDS
Category: Children
Pollan beach playground KIDS
Category: Children
Wains world KIDS
Unit 10, Milltown business park, Buncrana, 353(0)749322450 "Wain" up these ways mean...(more)

Category: Children
Waterworld Swimming/kids
Wave pool with 5 wave patterns, 2 speed rapids and a variety of children's water feat...(more)

Category: Children
Country Park
Ards forest park
As well as being one of the most beautiful, Ards is certainly the most varied of Irel...(more)

Category: Country Park
Eco friendly
Dolmen Eco centre INFO/ECO
353(0)774955010 Kilclooney, 2km outside off Narin. Tourist information centre, multi-...(more)

Category: Eco friendly
Entertainment
An Grianan theatre
Built to the highest spec in 1999, An Grianán Theatre is a modern 383 seat arts and e...(more)

Category: Entertainment
Arena 7 bowling & pool centre ENT
Ramelton road, Letterkenny
+353(0)749128853

Category: Entertainment
Balor arts centre Theatre
+353(0)79131840

Category: Entertainment
Buncrana cinema ENT
Not just a cinema - bingo and drama can also be enjoyed in this ornate edifice. One m...(more)

Category: Entertainment
Bundoran cineplex cinema
+353(0)719829999

Category: Entertainment
Colgan Hall ENT
Corner of New road/Derry road. Every form of entertainment is available at Carndonagh...(more)

Category: Entertainment
Eclipse Cinema
Lifford
+353(0)749141973

Category: Entertainment
The Cairn ENT
Upper road, Greencastle 353 (0)749381104 Web: more)

Category: Entertainment
The Flough ENT
Outside of Muff 353(0)749384024 Sam Laird's house, known as The Flough referring to ...(more)

Category: Entertainment
Game fishing
Crana river FISH
Buncrana anglers association
353(0)749363733
Spring salmon & early brown trout.

Category: Game fishing
Garden
Salthill gardens
Exceptional gardens created on the estate of Magee of Donegal boss, Lynn Temple. +353...(more)

Category: Garden
Swan Park GARDEN
A pleasant walk through beech, maple and lime trees as the Crana river meanders its f...(more)

Category: Garden
Golf course
Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club
Glebe Upper, Stranorlar
+353(0)749131093

Category: Golf course
Ballyliffin golf club
Ballyliffin Golf Club Two championship links –The Old Links and Glashedy Links. Irel...(more)

Category: Golf course
Buncrana municipal golf club 9 HOLE
Behind Buncrana tourist office
353(0)749362279

Category: Golf course
Bundoran golf course
Great Northern hotel, East end
+353(0)719841302

Category: Golf course
Carrigart golf club
Maheramagorgan, south of Carrigart
+353(0)749155114

Category: Golf course
Cloughaneely Golf Course
Falcarragh
+353(0)749165416

Category: Golf course
County Sligo golf club
Rosses Point
+353(0)7177134

Category: Golf course
Cruit island golf course
+353(0)749543296

Category: Golf course
Donegal golf club (Murvagh)
One the longest, but best links courses in Ireland, the course at Murvagh is surround...(more)

Category: Golf course
Dunfanaghy golf club
+353(0)749136335

Category: Golf course
Greencastle golf club
Greencastle
353(0)749381013

Category: Golf course
Gweedore golf club
+353(0)749734054

Category: Golf course
Letterkenny golf club
Off the Ramelton road
+353(0)749121150

Category: Golf course
Narin & Portnoo golf club OFF BEAT
A great links course with exceptional scenery, spare a thought for players in the 197...(more)

Category: Golf course
North West golf club GOLF
18 hole links course
Derry road, Buncrana
353(0)749381013
www.northwestgolfclub.com

Category: Golf course
Old Tom Morris Links Rosapenna GOLF
The other great course in Rosapenna.
+353(0)749155301

Category: Golf course
Otway golf club
North of Rathmullan
+353(0)749158593

Category: Golf course
Portsalon golf club
A very highly regarded links course. Worth the journey for both the views and the cra...(more)

Category: Golf course
Redcastle golf club GOLF
18 hole course
353(0)749382073

Category: Golf course
Sandy Hills links golf club
Rosapenna
+353(0)749155301

Category: Golf course
Tra Mor golf club Carrigart
The other fine course available to play at Carrigart.
+353(0)749155114

Category: Golf course
Historical
Buncrana old pier HISTORY
Revolutionary icon Theobold Wolfe Tone landed here on the 3rd November 1798 on the Fr...(more)

Category: Historical
Doe castle
You'll need to get in touch with the Office of Public Works as regards visiting this ...(more)

Category: Historical
Emigration memorial
Outside Ballyshannon Look out for a memorial to all those who left this bay to sail ...(more)

Category: Historical
Lifford courthouse HISTORY/RESTAURANT
Experience a wee bit of mischief with the past as you meet up with no nonsense teache...(more)

Category: Historical
Magilligan strand HISTORY
Magilligan Strand where some 118 species of shell have been recorded. Site of the bas...(more)

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

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

Category: Historical
Holy well
St. Eigne's HOLY WELL
At the top of Mamore, you should stop off to view St. Eigne's Holy Well, renowned for...(more)

Category: Holy well
Info Points
Buncrana Tourist Office
Tourism office: +353 (0)74 9362600 www.bunc...(more)

Category: Info Points
Bundoran Tourist Office
Open during peak season only
+353(0)719841350

Category: Info Points
Derry visitors' centre
A very good tourist office offering all Ireland information. 44 Foyle Street Derry Co...(more)

Category: Info Points
Donegal Tourist Office
Open July & August, Monday to Saturday 9-6, Sunday 12-4, September to June, Monday to...(more)

Category: Info Points
Dungloe tourist information centre INFO
353(0)749521297 Att he top of the street in Dungloe is an old church where you'll fin...(more)

Category: Info Points
Letterkenny tourist office
Northwest Tourist Office, just off the Polestar roundabout, Letterkenny, +353(0)74912...(more)

Category: Info Points
Landmark
Burt church LANDMARK
At the bottom of the road leading up to Grianan of Aileach is the site to the famous ...(more)

Category: Landmark
Glencolmcille church of Ireland LANDMARK
Category: Landmark
Gweebarra bridge
Apparently, Gweebarra is a continuation of the great fault line that cuts through Sco...(more)

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

Category: Landmark
Magee of Donegal SHOP/LANDMARK
Magee of Donegal The Diamond Donegal Town Co Donegal 353 (0)749722660 Magee of Do...(more)

Category: Landmark
Maghera Caves landmark/scenic
One of the hidden gems of the county, just off from the Glen Gesh pass road. They are...(more)

Category: Landmark
Malin Head - landmark
The furthest point you can travel to in Ireland before Greenland! Located two kms awa...(more)

Category: Landmark
Legend
Eoghain's grave LEGEND
In AD395, Prince Eoghan (Owen), son of King Niall of the Nine Hostages, Ard Righ of I...(more)

Category: Legend
Finn McCool's finger LEGEND
Two miles beyond Clonmany on the Buncrana side is the Magheramore dolmen, a 20 ton ro...(more)

Category: Legend
Leisure centre
Ballyshannon Leisure Centre
Category: Leisure centre
Marine
Donegal bay waterbus MARINE/BOAT
A real gem of a journey around Donegal Bay taking in historical sites as well as wild...(more)

Category: Marine
Killybegs harbour
This is Ireland's premiere port - see a wide variety of colours and sounds as foreign...(more)

Category: Marine
Museum
Ardara heritage centre MUSEUM
A good telling of the role the county played in the weaving industry. There's a hand ...(more)

Category: Museum
Clonmany Wildlife Museum
Just outside of Clonmany is the this museum which has preserved wildlife including Ir...(more)

Category: Museum
Colmcille Heritage Centre MUSEUM
Interpretive Exhibition Featuring Saint Colmcille (Colomba), Patriarch of the Irish M...(more)

Category: Museum
Donegal County museum
Donegal County museum Contains several local archaeological finds, including some ea...(more)

Category: Museum
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre MUSEUM
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is a museum of ente...(more)

Category: Museum
Donegal ancestry centre MUSEUM
Donegal Ancestry Centre, The Quay, Ramelton, Co Donegal Tel: 353 7491 51266 more)

Category: Museum
Dunfanaghy workhouse MUSEUM
Visit the famine exhibition where you'll hear the story of 'wee Hannah' and her life ...(more)

Category: Museum
Fort Dunree - museum
074 9361817 E: dunree@eircom.net, more)

Category: Museum
Glencolmcille folk village Heritage Centre
Located 3km from the village, the enterprising local priest Father McDyer not only br...(more)

Category: Museum
Inishowen maritime museum & planetarium
Inishowen maritime museum & planetarium The former coastguard station houses a fine ...(more)

Category: Museum
Killybegs maritime & heritage centre
Category: Museum
Lifford heritage centre MUSEUM
Open year round, Monday & Wednesday, 9-5, Tuesday and Thursday, 9-8, Friday 9-6, Sund...(more)

Category: Museum
Lough Derg heritage centre PEACE/MUSEUM/OFF BEAT
Puragatorium Sancti Patricii Lough Derg, 8km from Pettigo 353(0)71 986 1518 (From N...(more)

Category: Museum
Newmills Corn & Flax Mills
The oldest surviving building here is said to be 400 years old. Indeed, the whole com...(more)

Category: Museum
Raphoe heritage centre Museum
Category: Museum
St. Connell's Museum and Heritage Centre
St. Connell's Museum and Heritage Centre. The Heritage centre is named after St. Con...(more)

Category: Museum
Ulster Scots Centre Heritage/museum
Monreagh, near Carrigans +353(0)749140708 more)

Category: Museum
Off beat
Amelia Earhart landing spot OFF BEAT
On the morning of May 20, 1932 the flight pioneer set off from Harbour Grace, Newfoun...(more)

Category: Off beat
Banba's Caffe OFF BEAT
Banba's Crown, Malin Head 353(0)749370128 more)

Category: Off beat
Barrs OFF BEAT
A great shopkeeper with a shop like no other! From flags making to promoting local tr...(more)

Category: Off beat
Blaney Bridge OFF BEAT
Sometime referred to as the Road to Nowhere, this €20m bridge was built when the coun...(more)

Category: Off beat
Borderland OFF BEAT
It's hard to believe it now, but this sickly green second hand furniture store was on...(more)

Category: Off beat
Boulevarde of broken caravans OFF BEAT
On the way to the beach, look out for about 40 caravans that look like they fell from...(more)

Category: Off beat
Burt - off beat
From Gilly's Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy, an observer wrote: "months had passed away...(more)

Category: Off beat
Catering Pettigo
For anyone who has just finished a spot of fasting on Lough Derg, this place is a tru...(more)

Category: Off beat
Catsby Cave
This cave is just outside of Ballyshannon and would make for a great walk along the river.

Category: Off beat
Charles Macklin birthplace OFF BEAT
Charles Macklin, the noted West End actor, born in the townland of Gortinaren near Cu...(more)

Category: Off beat
Clonmany tug o war club OFF BEAT
Don't mess with these folks - they have been tug o war world champions in recent year...(more)

Category: Off beat
Curiosity shop OFF BEAT
Overlooking Esky bay just before Malin Head itself, look out for this most original e...(more)

Category: Off beat
Dancing at Lughnasa house OFF BEAT
The actual house where Brian Friel's aunt, the 'five brave Glenties ladies' of the p...(more)

Category: Off beat
Dope island OFF BEAT
The idylic island you are passing was home to a cannabis farm some years ago!

Category: Off beat
Druminderry bridge OFF BEAT
Scene of the last fatal duel in Ireland in 1812 when Mr. Bateman was killed by the ri...(more)

Category: Off beat
Dummies bridge
The curiously titled Dummies bridge even has sign for you to take a photo of! A dummy...(more)

Category: Off beat
Fiona's Hair & Wig Shop OFF BEAT
Fiona's Hair & Wig Shop The Diamond, Raphoe, Co. Donegal 074-9144004

Category: Off beat
Four headless eagles OFF BEAT
A Dunaff landmark, the result of some high jinks at Halloween several years ago!

Category: Off beat
Frosses OFF BEAT
Home to Ireland's deputy prime minister, Mary Coughlan, one side of this town has nev...(more)

Category: Off beat
Glen bar AWARD WINNING RESTAURANT
What a great little find. Guide books are on to it and the place gets a good crowd wh...(more)

Category: Off beat
Glentogher silver mines OFF BEAT
This desolate area once thrived when a silver mine opened in 1790! Pull in here and i...(more)

Category: Off beat
Kerrytown OFF BEAT
For a considerable time in 1939, numerous people, including the parish priest, saw vi...(more)

Category: Off beat
La Scala OFF BEAT
You can risk hitting volcanic ash delays, queues at airport, inordinate prices and sn...(more)

Category: Off beat
Large rock OFF BEAT
Annagry Yet another lying rock in the county - do not tell a lie under it or it will...(more)

Category: Off beat
Leon Uris 'watering hole' OFF BEAT
In 1976, Leon Uris's epic book, Trinity was published. The book tells the story of th...(more)

Category: Off beat
Lions & horses of Muff OFF BEAT
Look out for the stirring sight of two lions and stallions on hind legs protecting th...(more)

Category: Off beat
Lying rock OFF BEAT
On the Ardara Narin road lies a large rock that hangs ominously over the road. Legend...(more)

Category: Off beat
Monty's ancestral home OFF BEAT
The now derelict New Park is the ancestral home to Field Marshall Montgomery who spen...(more)

Category: Off beat
Mulreany's bar PUB/OFF BEAT
No draft beer, no effort to butter you up with Blarney and no bikes nailed to the roo...(more)

Category: Off beat
Old Pump of Mountcharles Heritage
Famous site where writer Seamus McManus used to sit and tell local children stories a...(more)

Category: Off beat
Remotest Road OFF BEAT/SCENIC
The Glencolmcille/Glengesh road really is the area that time forgot. Looking to get a...(more)

Category: Off beat
Rory Gallagher memorial OFF BEAT
Hard to believe, Rory died in 1995 aged 47 from complications after transplant surger...(more)

Category: Off beat
Slob Road OFF BEAT
You are now traveling on the curiously titled Slob Road, alas there is no roadsign fo...(more)

Category: Off beat
St. Acnas's grave OFF BEAT
Tucked up the side of a hill on the outskirts of Ballintra, look out for the unlikely...(more)

Category: Off beat
The Bog Hotel
No, it is not an hotel and no it is not a bar. Sort of. Patsy and his young Polish Da...(more)

Category: Off beat
The Screamers House Off Beat
Just outsid eof Burtonport, is a fine looking house looking out to the sea where some...(more)

Category: Off beat
Viking house hotel OFF BEAT
This is Ireland's version of Graceland, Father Ted style. This hotel, formerly owned ...(more)

Category: Off beat
Peace & quiet
Ards friary
Category: Peace & quiet
Franciscan Friary PEACE & QUIET
Franciscan friary centre of peace & reconciliation +353(0)7491981342 more)

Category: Peace & quiet
IOSAS centre & prayer garden PEACE & QUIET
Muff 353(0)749384866 www.columbac...(more)

Category: Peace & quiet
Lough Derg
Located on Station Island in the middle of Lough Derg, this is believed to be where S...(more)

Category: Peace & quiet
Public house
Owen Roes bar PUB
Good supping house in downtown Ballyshannon.

Category: Public house
Quad biking
Inishowen quad safari
Linsfort, outside of Buncrana +353(0)87 - 6646346 Experience the adrenalin rush of ri...(more)

Category: Quad biking
Scenic
Atlantic Drive Scene 2
Category: Scenic
Atlantic Drive scenic parking spot
Category: Scenic
Barnan More SCENIC
Heading south, look out for Lough Swilly, the lake of shadows shimmering in the distance.

Category: Scenic
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)

Category: Scenic
Bloody Foreland Scenic Stop
Category: Scenic
Bloody Foreland backroad SCENIC
Category: Scenic
Bonny glen
Not as Bonny as I'd hoped - and no glen, just a few wind turbines!

Category: Scenic
Bun an Inbhir lake SCENIC
A serene lake where fishermen gather, this is a good place to walk around on the way ...(more)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Category: Scenic
First view of Bluestack mountains on R232 SCENIC
First you'll see the mountains and you'll know you're nearly there. Enjoy the anticip...(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
This to me is one of the greatest of pleasures in life. You can travel the world, but...(more)

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

Category: Scenic
Harbour view SCENIC
Portnoo

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

Category: Scenic
Knockamany Bens SCENIC
The view on a good day from Knockamany Bens is without a doubt, one of the best pano...(more)

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

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

Category: Scenic
Malin Head - scenic
www.malinhead.ie Finally, after the lo...(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
Narin View SCENIC
Category: Scenic
Ned's point SCENIC
Lest you think Ned or indeed Neid, was some quaint Irish hermit, we should tell you t...(more)

Category: Scenic
Portnoo scenic view
One of the best panoramas in the whole county, showing how the island in the bay beco...(more)

Category: Scenic
Rathlin O'Beirne view SCENIC
Category: Scenic
Scalp mountain SCENIC
A brave walk deserves reward and hopefully the views afforded from Scalp will have ma...(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
Top of Slieve Sneacht SCENIC
From the top of Snow mountain, unparalleled views of both sides of the peninsula can ...(more)

Category: Scenic
Turning point of Ben Bulben
This is the point where in truth, Ulster meets Connaught. By the time you get around ...(more)

Category: Scenic
Shopping
McElheney's department store SHOP
Legendary department store that every woman in the county has relied on at some stage...(more)

Category: Shopping
Timony news SHOP
353(0)749723244 The place to get all foreign papers when in Donegal. Maurice Timony m...(more)

Category: Shopping
Sports
Inishowen sub aqua club
Ned's Point, Buncrana,
Richard on 00353(0)86 3934970

Category: Sports
Jaws watersports
Dunfanaghy

Category: Sports
Just Kayak
Shorefront, Moville
+353749385903

Category: Sports
True North sub aqua club
Millbrook terrace, Malin
+353(0)749370328

Category: Sports
Surfing
Bundoran Surf Company
Bundoran Surf Company Main street, Bundoran Co Donegal Phone No: 00353 (0) 71 98 4...(more)

Category: Surfing
Bundoran surf school
Quality surf coaching with local surfers. Fully insured. ISA approved. Surf and acco...(more)

Category: Surfing
Culdaff bay - surfing
Category: Surfing
Donegal Adventure Centre SURF
Donegal Adventure Centre is Ireland's largest surfschool based in Bundoran, County Do...(more)

Category: Surfing
Fin McCool Surf School & Lodge SURF
Fin McCool Surf School & Lodge in Rossnowlagh

Category: Surfing
Inishowen surf school
Inishowen Surf School Pollan strand, Bally liffin 353(0)877773323 more)

Category: Surfing
Narosa SURF
Narosa Life Surf School Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal Phone No: (+353) (0)868831090 Email:...(more)

Category: Surfing
Tennis
Culdaff tennis court
+353(0)749367137 Floodlit state of the art court where visitors are welcome - ring to...(more)

Category: Tennis
Moville tennis courts
Municipal courts by the water's edge.

Category: Tennis
Redcastle TENNIS
353(0)749385555
Tennis courts are available upon request at the Redcastle Carlton hotel.

Category: Tennis
Tour guide
Anna Connolly TOUR GUIDE
Moville-based local 353(0)863986085 Warm, witty and mischievous - listening in to An...(more)

Category: Tour guide
Dessie McCallion TOUR GUIDE
Carndonagh-based guide 353(0)861080095 The Inishowen encyclopedia - he must have rea...(more)

Category: Tour guide
TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Dan's cottage - trad music
Every Thursday in July and first two of August from 8pm to 10pm. Contact Eamonn Barr...(more)

Category: TRADITIONAL MUSIC
John Joe's Pub TRAD
Home to some of the best traditional music you'll hear on a trip to Donegal. Main s...(more)

Category: TRADITIONAL MUSIC
McGrory's of Culdaff - TRAD MUSIC
Culdaff 353(0)749379104 The cream of Irish traditional music have all passed through...(more)

Category: TRADITIONAL MUSIC
O'Doherty's Bar - trad music
Upper Main street, Buncrana.
Wednesday is the night for some good trad music sessions.

Category: TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Parish Hall Kilcar TRAD DANCE
Parish Hall Kilcar - Ceol na gConallach Donegal Sessions The Donegal sessions featur...(more)

Category: TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Peter Oliver's TRAD/PUB
A.K.A The Corner House, Ardara Legendary trad music house - 7 nights a week. A must ...(more)

Category: TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Teach Hudi Mhici
Annagry No number to hand on the Internet, but another great place to hear music, pe...(more)

Category: TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Teach Prionsias TRAD
Places like this are few and far between these days - where groceries can be bought o...(more)

Category: TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Wee Ceilidh House of Maghermore
Wee Ceilidh House of Maghermore, just outside of Carndonagh. Contact Mickey McClure o...(more)

Category: TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Transportation
Bunbeg pier
The other way of getting to Tory island! 00353 (0) 74 9531320/9531340 more)

Category: Transportation
Buncrana ferry terminal
July-August only
+353(0)749381901

Category: Transportation
City of Derry airport
Eglinton, Co. Derry
+44 (0) 28 7181 0784
www.cityofderryairport.com

Category: Transportation
Donegal airport
Fly from Donegal to Dublin twice a day, fly to Glasgow Prestwick in 55 minutes. 353...(more)

Category: Transportation
Glengesh Glencolmcille turn off
There are no signs, but this is the turn off you'll need to take if traveling between...(more)

Category: Transportation
Greencastle ferry terminal
Foyle Ferry, Greencastle pier,
+353(0)749381901
www.loughfoyleferry.com



Category: Transportation
Magilligan ferry terminal
Operated by the Foyle Ferry Co. in Greencastle
+353(0)749381901


Category: Transportation
Tory ferry Magheroarty BOAT
The easiest way to get out to the famed island. 353 (0) 74 9531320/9531340 Magheroa...(more)

Category: Transportation
Tory island ferry point
Only 11km off the Donegal coast, there is a mystical quality to the island, with its ...(more)

Category: Transportation
Travel & getting around
GMAC Motorcycle Tours
GMAC Motorcycle Tours Faugher, Glencolmcille, Co Donegal Phone No: 00353 (0) 86 83...(more)

Category: Travel & getting around
Mangan Tours
Mangan Tours Crossview House, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal Phone No: 00353 ...(more)

Category: Travel & getting around
TourGuides Ireland
TourGuides Ireland Abbeylands, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Phone No: 00353 (0) 87 9...(more)

Category: Travel & getting around
Trekking
Bluestack Highest Point and Plane crash site WALK
Bluestack Highest Point and Plane crash site. The highest point in the Bluestacks i...(more)

Category: Trekking
Bluestack Way Start Walk
353(0)866059220 www.walkingireland.ie...(more)

Category: Trekking
Walking
Binnion WALK
Binnion, Ballyliffin Duration: 2.5hrs Difficulty: Easy/Medium : Grade 2 more)

Category: Walking
Bloody Foreland Pebble Beach WALK
This walk is known as Sli an Errigail and takes in the storm beaches of Bloody Forela...(more)

Category: Walking
Bluestack Centre HOSTEL/WALKING
A great base from which to do walks around the Bluestack mountains with the legendary...(more)

Category: Walking
Bluestack Way - Ardara start Walk
Walking Ireland 353(0)866059220 www....(more)

Category: Walking
Browns Hill- Croaghanirwore – Croaghnageer
Browns Hill- Croaghanirwore – Croaghnageer. This walk is on the west side of the Blue...(more)

Category: Walking
Clougher Hill WALK
Clougher Hill is on the east side of the Bluestack mountains. A pleasant hill walk w...(more)

Category: Walking
Corcreggan Mill Hostel and Activity Centre
Corcreggan Mill Hostel and Activity Centre Corcreggan Mill, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donega...(more)

Category: Walking
Donegal Walkers Welcome
Walkers Welcome Hub Donegal C/O. Millpark Hotel, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal Phone ...(more)

Category: Walking
Donegal Walking Guides
Donegal Walking Guides Old Road, Mountcharles, Co.Donegal Phone No: 00353 (0) 86 ...(more)

Category: Walking
End of Rougey walk
..or start if you've had the sense to park up here and fill your lungs with the fresh...(more)

Category: Walking
Famine pot looped walk start
Good parking, well signposted, with a giant famine pot that used to feed the locals b...(more)

Category: Walking
Galavoir point WALK
Distance: 14 km Time: 3hrs www.wal...(more)

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

Category: Walking
Lough Belshade WALK
Lough Belshade know as the Jewel of the Bluestacks. A glacial lake surrounded by moun...(more)

Category: Walking
Lough Swilly coastal walk
Distance: 12 km Time: 2.5 - 3 hrs Starting at Linsfort castle, you'll be making your ...(more)

Category: Walking
Magic mountain WALK
Carnaween Mountain also known as the Magic Mountain. This mountain has many myths and...(more)

Category: Walking
Malin head trail - WALK
www.malinhead.ie Start of the nature w...(more)

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

Category: Walking
McSwyne's gun loop walk
About a kilometre or so out off Dunfanaghy, this magnificent walk to McSwynes Gun has...(more)

Category: Walking
Monte Carlo stroll WALK
Mountcharles, known to waggish locals as Monte Carlo. This walk is in a small seaside...(more)

Category: Walking
Moville's Sli na Slainte WALK
An easy 2.5km walk going north along the Foyle shore starting at Moville tennis court...(more)

Category: Walking
Murvagh beach and forest walk
Murvagh Beach and forest walk. This is approx two miles of beach and one mile forest....(more)

Category: Walking
Silver Hill – Lavagh Mor – Lavagh Beg
Silver Hill – Lavagh Mor – Lavagh Beg. This walk is in the heart of the Bluestack Mou...(more)

Category: Walking
Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers
Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers Carrick, County Donegal. Phone No: 00353 (0) 86 6063923 Em...(more)

Category: Walking
Start Of Rougey Walk
A proper promenade walk that has been lovingly restored along the Bundoran seafront -...(more)

Category: Walking
Start of D'Arcy Magee trek
Distance: 3 km Time: 1 hr www.walk...(more)

Category: Walking
Start of looped walk
From just outside Glencolmcille Walking hostel This walk takes you up to the Martell...(more)

Category: Walking
Start of trek for Sliabh sneacht
Park well off the road and take the trek by the bridge where there's a sharp bend. At...(more)

Category: Walking
Start of trek to Crockalough
This is a 2-3 hour moderate walk that only the fit should attempt. Great coastal view...(more)

Category: Walking
Start of trek to Kinnagoe bay
Distance: 18 km Time: 4 hrs www.wa...(more)

Category: Walking
Start of trek to Mamore
Distance: 19 km Time: 4-5 hrs www...(more)

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

Category: Walking
The Lake Circuit WALK
The Lake Circuit. This walk starts on the Bluestack Way and moves into the hills. It ...(more)

Category: Walking
Welcome to Donegal!
Muff Derry border post
This was one of the infamous border posts where all goods were inspected and anyone t...(more)

Category: Welcome to Donegal!
Whalewatching
Dunree head - whalewatching
353(0)749361817
Dunree has whalewatching and dolphin watching days.

Category: Whalewatching
Malin Head trail - whalewatching
www.malinhead.ie/Trail...(more)

Category: Whalewatching
Windsurfing
Bunagee pier - windsurfing
Category: Windsurfing
Lisfannon strand -WINDSURFING
Category: Windsurfing
Moville pier - windsurfing
Category: Windsurfing