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Donegal Travel Information

The ultimate destination for anyone looking for an escape from the rat race, a holiday or short break in Donegal, with its dramatic scenery and easy going pace will fit the bill. Donegal boasts some of the finest scenery anywhere in Ireland, perfect for sitting back and relaxing; or if you’re looking for a more active holiday in Donegal, there’s no shortage of activities to keep the whole family amused.

The dramatic coastline is home to towering sea cliffs, at over 300m, the tallest in Europe; and windswept beaches of fine white sand. Inland there are mountains and lakes, woodland and bogs. A superb destination for photographers!

If you enjoy active holidays, Donegal is an ideal destination for rambling walks across rugged landscapes and vast beaches. Other popular activities include scuba diving; surfing, on beautiful beaches lashed by the Atlantic; golf, with a wonderful golf course at Donegal Golf Club; angling on the tranquil lakes and rivers, or sea angling; cycling is another popular way in which to explore the unspoilt countryside; or visit one of the many equestrian centres and enjoy a ride through beautiful countryside.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Donegal is Glenveagh National Park and Castle. The 19th century mansion, set in lovely gardens occupies a beautiful mountain location, and makes for a great day out. The National Park covers 14,000 hectares of woodland, lakes, mountains and raised bogland.

Other popular places to visit include: Donegal Castle, located in the heart of Donegal, the castle has been extensively refurbished; Lifford Old Courthouse, built in 1746, and often described as one of the finest courthouses in Ireland; along with numerous museums, gardens, and exhibitions to visit, you’ll find plenty with which to fill your days in Donegal.

Wherever you choose to go in Donegal you’ll be met with warm smiles. Donegal has a diverse heritage, celebrated in a calendar full of events and festivals, to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.