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Address: | Port, Donegal Town, Ireland
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful peaceful place

Have visited Port at different times of the year and every time it never fails to be stunningly beautiful. If you are lucky enough to be there for a sunset its spectacular.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
Donegal Town, Ireland
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Have visited Port at different times of the year and every time it never fails to be stunningly beautiful. If you are lucky enough to be there for a sunset its spectacular.

Thank Marygallagher60
County Kildare, Ireland
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Not far from Glencolmcille is the deserted famine village of Port - sad to see what was once a small fishing community and now just the walls of a few clusters of cottages. It is in a very beautiful setting and well worth the drive to get there. It is also possible to walk along the cliff to Glencolmcille which... More 

Thank omfarrell2015
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stumbled upon this by accident recently on a trip to Donegal and stayed overnight in our campervan. It is a magical place however the road is not suitable for travelling in a large campervan! On our way back we ended up in a ditch thanks to a driver who did not appear to see us and who was unable... More 

Thank evil65
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101 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Port is accessed down some very hairy narrow roads but well worth the drive. This is wild Donegal at it's best. Nothing but sea, stone walls and sky. Port is well signposted but be very aware of the narrow roads with no passing space for other cars - it can be very tricky at times and you have to reverse... More 

Thank Philomena S
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225 reviews
127 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

A beautiful setting with a lovely cliff walk which goes for miles, but very sad to see the totally ruined houses.

Thank gavScotland_Portugal
County Antrim, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This little place is merely a small cove with a slipway for fishermen using really small boats. One has to persevere to the end of a long narrow rough laneway. Scenery is most dramatic - high cliffs and open moorland. Definitely not for everyone. However, we had our picnic and enjoyed the total solitude. Hope to take my older sisters... More 

Thank WeeGee43
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Drive down to Port is lovely--leaves you with a sense of being far removed from the humdrum of everyday existence!! Great in bad weather--as well as good--to see the waves angrily pound against the cliffs!!! Nature at its best on the wild and woolly West Coast.

Thank Carol B
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

The ruins of my husbands ancestors are still here. His grandparents came from this village. Hauntingly beautiful place.

1 Thank Ellen072
Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

For hill walkers. This is a lovely little spot to have a drum up during a walk from Glencolmcille. We start from Glencolmcille and take the path out by the tower and over by the stacks following the path until the Port comes into view. this takes about 2 hours. On our return we take a route over the top... More 

2 Thank Anne1383
Letterkenny, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

small wee place. was apparently a quite busy fishing port once upon a time. now there's just a few rocks on the shore, and a small boat used for gathering lobster pots. there's a hill to climb if you like climbing hills, and that's about it really. nothing to stir the soul or justify the journey... I wouldn't bother. I... More 

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