Destination: Donegal

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Remote and isolated County, this rugged county is one for those looking for some space.

Donegal

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Introducing Donegal


County Donegal in Northern Ireland is characterised by winding country roads which are surrounded by remote village, fields, pastures, mountains, sea cliffs and dramatic peninsulas, streams and carpets of purple wild heather. If you're a person who's travelling to Ireland to get away from it all then this is the destination for you. Donegal Town itself is set in the Valley surrounded by Barnesmore Mountains and Donegal. The town is steeped in history and surrounded by the remains of several earthen forts.

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Region: Ireland

Time to spend here: 3 hours - 1 day

More Information: Tourist Information website

What's nearby? County Down, Athlone

What transport do you recommend? Donegal is a large region of North West Ireland and is best explored with a vehicle

Did you know? Tory Island off of Donegal has a King. This is a unique tradition that does not exist anywhere else in Ireland.

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What can I see in and around Donegal?


Donegal Castle

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Donegal Castle is located in the heart of Donegal town on the banks of the River Eske, Donegal Castle was built in 1474 by Hugh Roe O'Donnell. It has now been restored to its former glory and is well worth a visit.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Donegal Waterbus

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The best way to visit Donegal Town is to take a ride on the waterbus! You will cruise around the historic town and take in sights like St Ernan's Island, the Old Abbey and Donegal Harbour on a one-and-a-half-hour trip.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Doagh Famine Village

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Doagh Famine Village is Donegal's top attraction. The excellent guided tour tells you the story of a Donegal family and community living on the edge of Donegal and surviving from Famine times right up to the present day. The village contains a wide selection of actual size attractions, including some original dwellings which were still inhabited up to 20 years ago.
Time to spend here: 2 hour   More information

Glenveagh National park

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Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. Set in some 16,500 hectares of mountains, lakes, glens and woods, with a large herd of red deer, Glenveagh Castle is a 19th century, castellated mansion built between 1867 and 1873.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Grianan Ailigh

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Grianan Ailigh is a 4,000-year-old ring fort. The great stone cashel is thought to have been built by the Tuatha De Danann, God and King of Ireland, to protect the grave of his son Aedh.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Malin Head

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Malin Head is Ireland's most northerly point. It's a place of spectacular natural beauty and the surrounding area boasts craggy coastline and pristine beaches. The area recently shot to fame as a key filming location for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

The Cliffs of Slieve League

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With the highest sea cliffs in Europe, fantastic mountains and sweeping landscapes, amazing costal walks are a speciality whether you want to go it alone, or make a trip with an organised walking tour. The Cliffs of Slieve League are the highest sea cliffs in Europe with some of Ireland's finest coastal walks. There are also various mountain ranges providing plenty of scope for all grades of walker.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

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