Things to do in County Donegal

Top Things to Do in County Donegal

Things to Do in County Donegal

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  • Michael M
    5 contributions
    We walked the hiking path until the weather made us stop. Amazing views as we walked up the path.

    We then drove to the Visitors Center and took the bus ride, again an amazing view of the cliffs.
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Louise B
    1 contribution
    We had the most magical time at Donegal's Lapland. We were a large group aged between 2 and 11 and it was enjoyable for everyone even the adults. The attention to detail in each little cottage and the beautiful lights everywhere were out of this world. The play at the beginning was very entertaining and our children were mesmerized by the juggler and then the entrance of Santa. The staff were so accommodating and helpful. We left feeling very fulfilled. Thank you :)
    Written 19 December 2022
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  • empathology
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands443 contributions
    Glenveagh is set in the middle of gentle rolling hills with lakes and forests - perfect for a quiet and relaxing stroll to blow away the cobwebs. There's a small castle / country house and gardens by a lake which is set 2 miles from the car park - a pleasant walk or a shuttle bus (charge). The castle grounds also houses a very good cafe, so you're set for the day. A very pleasant day trip.
    Written 21 October 2022
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  • Griz
    Meadville, PA12 contributions
    We trekked through torrential rains and high winds, but had a most memorable experience. After parking at the visitor center, we walked to the castle (took approx. one hour and included multiple stops to appreciate the views). We were excited to learn the castle was open for tours, so we purchased tickets and enjoyed learning about the history and contents of the castle. The View Point Trail located behind the castle should not be missed. It is very steep in places, but at the top, the views are unmatched. Prior to boarding the bus (one way tickets purchased at castle) to return to the visitor center, we treated ourselves to hot drinks and sweets from Synge and Byrne located at the castle. We highly recommend a visit to Glenveagh National Park and Castle.
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • empathology
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands443 contributions
    A beautifully rugged and wild corner of Europe. The Atlantic crashing against the rocks after its long journey makes for a spectacular sight. And unlike it's southern cousin - Mizen Head - it's has far fewer visitors and doesn't charge to walk right to the edge or along the cliff paths. A small car park with new clean toilets (all free) complete the ensemble. It's a little out of the way, but if you take the Wild Atlantic Way around the Inishowen peninsula, you'll pass through some lovely tiny villages and scenic countryside.
    Written 21 October 2022
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  • Ann C
    Nashville, TN2,964 contributions
    Donegal castle is a restored 540+ year old Celtic castle, it is not a must see.

    It is located in the middle of Donegal town.
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • Gary A
    Bangor, UK38 contributions
    Fanad Head Lighthouse is stunning.

    We were fortunate to stay with friends for 2 nights and the accomodation and views along with the welcome by John were top class.

    Whether you stay or just visit this place is a must see!
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • JSinSthA
    Brisbane, Australia107 contributions
    Stephen at the Inishowen Tourist Office in Buncrana, gave us amazing advice about this magical area of Ireland. We did not have time to do everything that he suggested but we did a lot and it was all super.
    You must stop here if you are in the area as he had many terrific tips of places to see.
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • Boston0212202122
    Boston, MA123 contributions
    This was a beautiful hike. I started in the dark by myself at 6am with a strong headlamp. The new path is awesome, a lot of hard work went into constructing it and these workers did one a Hell of a job. I wore running sneakers and didn't even get my feet wet once.

    The first part is like walking on a compressed gravel path that gradually goes up. To the sides of you are bogs with streams running through them. It must've been a tough, muddy climb before this path went in. As you ascend, it levels off here and there and you will have to hop from rock to rock to avoid puddles. Eventually it starts a climb like stair treads in the rocks. A couple of false peaks before you hit the top.

    Overall an excellent climb. I started at 6am and was back down before 8:30am and I stayed at the top to take photos for a bit. I climbed early morning in late September and wore a puff style jacket at the summit and a thin fleece under it that I wore most of the way, a winter hat and very thin gloves.
    Written 12 October 2022
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  • Olivier-de-Poitiers
    Poitiers, France31 contributions
    We had the best time visiting Letterkenny’s Tropical World. Quite an unexpected place for the area. The people there are very knowledgeable and very friendly. The animals are beautiful and fun to watch. We took a lot of great closeup pictures. Highly recommended whether you have kids or not.
    Written 17 September 2022
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  • Magali M
    7 contributions
    Nice beach with white sand and very close to the waterfall. We could not see the cave as the water was a bit high.
    There is a person charging for parking when you arrive at the beach. There is no sign for the charge but the man is quite intimidating and follow you to the car to pay for 3 euros car park. Not sure if it is legal. Be aware!
    Written 3 January 2023
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  • almcilrath
    Hillsborough, UK103 contributions
    Have visited Donegal several times but this was the first time we had been here. Even on a wet misty day it was amazing and gives you a really good view of the whole area spread out in front of you. More people could enjoy this if there were sign posts!
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • Andreawhitmore01
    Corby, UK36 contributions
    Amazing place to stop and spend at least an hour. The story on the discovery of the waterfall is lovely. As always people come together in Ireland to work together.
    Written 18 October 2022
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  • christineyo
    Apison, TN12 contributions
    History , of Glencolmcille ! Good depiction of how people lived . You can walk across the street to the ocean also . Gift shop , and a cafeteria.
    Written 14 October 2022
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  • lharkin1
    County Donegal, Ireland7 contributions
    Santa Express at Oakfield Park.

    We had an amazing evening!! There were 4 adults and 3 kids in our group and we just had to write a review to compliment the staff at Oakfield (particularly Santa and the Elves) and the overall experience.

    We ate lunch in Buffers and it was lovely. Again all the staff where very friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious.

    The kids were truly amazed by Santa and he was very patient and friendly towards them. Well done all at Oakfield Park for a truly amazing experience for the kids. We will definitely be back next year xx
    Written 18 December 2022
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