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Galway to Glenveagh National Park?

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Galway to Glenveagh National Park?

Planning a trip to Glenveagh National Park. What's the best way to get there other than renting a car? There are buses to Letterkenny from Galway, but I don't see one to Churchill, and Letterkenny is still about 17km away.

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1. Re: Galway to Glenveagh National Park?

Glenveagh is in the wilds of Donegal and unfortunately, as far as I'm aware is not served by public transport. The only option from Letterkenny would be by taxi which would be quite expensive given the distance involved.

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2. Re: Galway to Glenveagh National Park?

Thanks for the info. We are determined, and will let you know how it turns out. Any ideas on other locations in and around Donegal welcomed!

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3. Re: Galway to Glenveagh National Park?

Donegal has lots to offer but having a car is a pre-requisite for getting to the more scenic areas. If your are confined to public transport, you will realistically only be able to visit some of the larger towns such as Letterkenny and Donegal. You would miss 99% of the what the county has to offer.

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4. Re: Galway to Glenveagh National Park?

You might try emailing Glenveigh and see if they can give you any information about tours from Letterkenny or Donegal Town(talcorn@duchas.ie). Feada O'Donnell bus lines has a bus from Galway to Donegal Town and then on to Letterkenny. It used to leave from the river side of the cathederal but don't know if it still does. If you wanted to see the Slieve League sea cliffs and Glengesh Pass,both highly recommended, you can take a bus from Donegal to Ardara and then hire a taxi to take you to the cliffs. I used Brennans and Sean Brennan drove me. He was both knowledegable and entertaining. Cost was 25 Euro per hour and took about 1 1/2 hours. The town of Ardara itself is worth a visit.

There are several bus lines serving parts of Donegal, McGinley(sp),Bus Eireann, O'Donnell's, Lough Swilly and Northwest although the last two serve mostly the Inishowen Penninsula. It just takes a little work to find their schedules.

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5. Re: Galway to Glenveagh National Park?

The problem with most of the bus routes in north and central Donegal is that they are on a very limited schedule - in the case of the Lough Swilly Bus Co, they link Letterkenny with Dungloe on a once daily basis but the route passes within about 10km of the Glenveagh at the closest - still too far to walk. Add to that, given that the service only runs once daily, you might get there but you won't get back in the one day - and there's a distinct shortage of overnight accommodation - indeed of any human habitation - in the general vicinity of the park..

Feda O'Donnell and other companies run long distance services but on the same route as the Lough Swilly service between Letterkenny and Dungloe.

If anybody has any details of tours in the Donegal area which go to Glenveagh, I'd be delighted to get details.

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