Donegal County

Three-Day Discovery Tour:

  • Day 1: Kick off in Donegal Town with a visit to Donegal Castle and the Donegal Craft Village. The afternoon is perfect for a hike at the awe-inspiring Slieve League Cliffs, some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs. Consider staying overnight in Killybegs or Glencolmcille.
  • Day 2: Glenveagh National Park is your destination, where you can explore the castle, gardens, and walking trails. In the afternoon, head to Dunfanaghy to soak in the beaches and the scenic Horn Head drive. Spend the night in Letterkenny.
  • Day 3: Spend the morning in Letterkenny, visiting the An Grianán Theatre or the Donegal County Museum. The afternoon takes you to the Grianán of Aileach stone fort, offering history and panoramic views, before concluding your trip with a visit to Malin Head, Ireland’s northernmost point.

Seven-Day Donegal Explorer:

  • Days 1-3: Follow the Three-Day Discovery Tour itinerary.
  • Day 4: Dive into the Inishowen Peninsula, with stops at the Doagh Famine Village and Fort Dunree. The evening can be spent in Buncrana or Moville.
  • Day 5: Experience island life with a ferry trip to Tory Island or Arranmore Island, delving into Gaelic culture and breathtaking landscapes. Return to the mainland for the night.
  • Day 6: Ardara awaits with a weaving demonstration and a visit to the Maghera Caves and Beach. The afternoon adventure includes the Assaranca Waterfall and the Glengesh Pass, with an overnight stay in Ardara or nearby.
  • Day 7: Your journey leads to Ballyshannon for Rory Gallagher memorials and the Lakeside Centre, followed by an afternoon of water sports on Lough Erne or surfing in Bundoran.

Donegal’s Gaeltacht Experience:

  • Day 1: Begin in Gweedore with visits to Errigal Mountain and the Poisoned Glen. The evening promises traditional Irish music in local pubs.
  • Day 2: Explore Gola or Tory Island, rich in Gaelic language, tradition, and stunning island beauty.
  • Day 3: The Glencolmcille Folk Village offers insights into traditional Donegal life, with an afternoon walk along the Slieve League Pilgrim Path.

These carefully curated itineraries blend natural beauty, historical exploration, and cultural immersion, ensuring a memorable Donegal experience. From majestic cliffs and serene national parks to vibrant music festivals and tranquil islands, Donegal has something to enchant every traveler.