Friday, 17 June 2016 10:08
Additional Contact number: 0871325669
My name is Seamus Doohan, and as a Walking Guide I want to show you or your group that Donegal is Heaven on Earth and is highly rated for its Coastal, National park and Hill walks, I will book your accommodation for you if needed and provide transport from there to these walks.
We are spoilt for choice with our amazing scenic diversity on the North West Coast of Ireland, where there is something mysterious and magnetic about these mountains, with so much choice and routes to suit all ages and aspirations…
Walking can be done for purely scenic pleasures or it can be a chance to get closer to nature, it’s wildlife, its history, or even to learn the cupla focal of Gaeilge.
This website is sure to inspire you to enjoy a wealth of walking from gentle strolls to strenuous hikes, and guided walks are great for all walkers regardless of experience and fitness, and for you to benefit from local knowledge and stories, more wildlife sightings, and increased safety.
To book, or for more information contact:
Tel: 00353 74 9165443
Dunlewey Lakeside Centre lies in the unique scenery at the foot of Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal and touches the shores of Dunlewey lough in the shadow of the mysterious Poison Glen. The attractions offered are a craft shop, outdoor play area for kids, homestead guided visit, tweed weaving demonstration, audio visual show, boat cruise and don't miss the farmyard. (For further information contact – 074 953 1699)
Open from the 17th of March until Early November
Opening Times :
Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday 11.00am – 6.00pm
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975. With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986.
“A National Park exists to conserve interesting plant and animal communities and associated landscapes in their natural state and, under conditions compatible with that purpose, to provide for appreciation of them by the visiting public.”
Glenveagh National Park is open all year round. Castle, Visitor Centre and Gardens open every day apart from Good Friday and the Christmas period.
This is a broad headland at the northwest corner of Donegal, between Ballyness Bay and Gweedore. It gets its name from the reddish tinge which the rocky coast takes on at sunset. Tory Island lying a few miles offshore becomes a glowing dream island in the dusk from Bloody Foreland.
The area is known as a predominant Irish speaking region, and a well attended Irish language summer school is popular by many.
Tory Island is the largest island in the Falcarragh area. A religious centre from early times, it began to decline during the reign of Elizabeth I.
The island still has a population of 200. There are the remains of various ancient structures, including an unusual round tower (National Monument) of undressed stone, 55ft/17m high. The boat service is very much dependent on the weather; but a trip to this outpost of Europe, is a rewarding adventure. (For further information contact – 074 953 1991 passenger ferry service).
Gola Island is approximately 25minutes boat trip from Bunbeg pier. It is one of the most scenic islands off the Donegal Coast. The Gola Island ferry sails to the island six times a day from June to August. While on the island you will find beautiful sandy beaches, scenic walks and the beautiful sea cliffs to explore.
(For further information contact- 074 953 2487)
Whether you're a novice fisherman, an experienced angler, or an enthusiastic sightseer, you can experience the thrills of deep sea fishing in the Atlantic. West Donegal Sea-Angling Charters offers you the chance to sail and fish off Donegal, on Europe's most scenic and rugged coastline. It's a region full of history with many islands and a strong maritime tradition.
(For further information contact- 074 954 8403)
Sea angling is a thrilling sport. Around the Donegal coast you can fish for Shark, Blue Fin Tuna, Conger Eel and plenty of other fish species. There are shipwrecks located off Donegal from the Spanish Armada and from the two World Wars.(For further information and day trips contact- 074 954 8403)
Mount Errigal is a 751-metre (2,464 ft) mountain near Gweedore in County Donegal, It is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains, the tallest peak in County Donegal, and the 76th tallest peak in Ireland. Errigal is also the most southern, steepest and highest of the mountain chain, called the "Seven Sisters" by locals. The Seven Sisters includes Muckish, Crocknalaragagh, Aghla Beg, Ardloughnabrackbaddy, Aghla More, Mackoght and Errigal. The nearest peak is Mackoght, which is also known as Little Errigal or Wee Errigal (Irish: an Earagail Bheag).
Errigal is well known for the pinkish glow of its quartzite in the setting sun. Another noted quality is the ever-changing shape of the mountain depending on what direction you view it from. Errigal was voted 'Ireland's Most Iconic Mountain' by Walking & Hiking Ireland in 2009.
Known as Europe's smallest harbour this is a charming place. Donegal Coastal Cruises also offer day trips from Bunbeg Harbour to and from Tory and Gola Island.
|Golf Course||Type||Drive From An Chúirt||Contact Number|
|Gweedore Golf Course||9 Hole\Seaside Location||10 minutes drive||+ 353 (0) 74 9531140|
|Cruit Island Golf Course||9 Hole\Links Course||40 minutes drive||+ 353 (0) 74 954 3296|
|Dunfanaghy Golf Course||18 hole\Links Course||35 minutes drive||+ 353 (0) 74 913 6335|
|Rosapenna Golf Course||18 Hole\Links Course||50 minutes drive||+ 353 (0) 74 915 5301|
|Narin & Portnoo Golf Club||18 Hole\Links Course||50 minutes drive||+ 353 (0) 74 954 5107|
Donegal is surrounded by many beautiful sandy beaches below is a few of the favorites.
- *Magheragallon Beach
- *Port Arthur Beach
- *Maghoeroarty Beach
- *Cruit Island Beach
- *Carrickfinn Beach (Blue Flag Awarded)