Activities Around Donegal

Glens of Donegal Tour

Experience Luxury coach travel, top class hotel facilities, breath taking scenery of The Wild Atlantic Way, culture, crack & our famous Donegal welcome.

All group sizes catered for 10-49 people.
Pick up points by arrangement anywhere in Britain or Ireland.
We can also arrange airport group pickups.

View Glens of Donegal Tour Brochure

Golf

We are happy to create customised golfing packages for guests at the nearby 18 hole Narin/Portnoo Golf Club, ranked in the top 50 courses in Ireland by the “Golf Digest”. and ranked as one of the “Eight Great Courses of Ireland” by Philip Reid Golf Correspondent.
Below are some packages you can avail of in the 2014 season

Golfing Party Weekend Offers

  • 1 B&B, 1 Dinner & 1 Golf €110.00opp
  • 2 B&B 1 Dinner & Golf €140.00pp
  • 2 B&B 2 Dinner & 2 Golf €205.00pp
Midweek Special Offers
  • 2 B&B, 1 Dinner & 1 Golf €130pp
  • 1 B&B, 1 Dinner & 1 Golf €100pp
  • 2 B&B, 2 Dinner & 2 Golf €190pp
Visit Narin/Portnoo Golf Club Website

Hillwalking

As well as a range of easy walks in the surrounding countryside, Glenties is part of the Bluestack Way, a marked walking trail that meanders throughout the North West of the County offering both serious and leisure walkers an excellent way to explore the less accessible parts of the county.
Visit the Bluestack Way Trail

Cycling

In recent years Glenites has become increasingly popular as a cycling haven – detailed maps and advice are available from reception and bikes can be rented from Don Byrne Cycles.
  • Bicycle Hire available at reception
  • Secure Bicycle Lock up available at hotel
Visit GAP Tourism Website
Visit GAP Cycling Club Website

Surfing

The windswept West coast of Donegal is is a Favourite with surfers, with a multitude of reefs, points and sandy beaches. Surf Lessons and boards are available from Dooey Surf School.
Tel: +353 (0) 74 9522468 for bookings.

Kayaking

Explore the stunning coastline and unspoilt beaches kayaking at your leisure while having fun along the way and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Narin beach/ portnoo.
Call 086 2713625 for info

Horse Riding and Treking

There are few better ways to enjoy the beautifulscenery to be found in the Donegal countryside than by trekking on horseback. Pony trekking and horse riding available from Deanes Equestrian Centre Bruckless
Visit Deanes Equestrian Centre Website

Glencolmcille Folk Village

Also known as Father McDyer's Folk Village Museum.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary for Glencolmcille Folk Village. During the year we will be hosting a series of events to celebrate, check out our website and facebook page for details. Visit our facebook page for updates

We will be launching a book during the season as a special tribute to those whose dedication has kept the folk village alive all these years.

This thatched-roof replica of a rural village in Ireland’s most north westerly county offers a glimpse into daily life as it was during past centuries.

The Folk Village Museum is a cluster of several small cottages, called a ‘clachan’, perched on a hillside overlooking the sandy curve of Glen Bay Beach in the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) of South West Donegal. Designed, built and maintained by the local people, the Folk Village is one of Ireland's best living-history museums.
Visit Folk Village Website

Sliabh Liag Distillery

Scattered by need and opportunity Donegal’s greatest export has always been its people. Without ever losing their sense of place and identity they have adapted and succeeded around the world.

Two Scatterlings have returned to the Sliabh Liag peninsula with the vision of reclaiming the lost distilling heritage of Donegal and creating a legacy that the whole community will be proud of. They will build the first distillery in County Donegal for over 170 years.

In the 1850’s Donegal was thought to have more illicit stills that the rest of the country put together but since the closure of The Burt Distillery in 1841 the county has been bereft of a legitimate distilling presence.

Driven by a passion for authenticity, the Founder’s calling is to recreate the rich, smoky Irish whiskies from before the industrial revolution and harness the knowledge and legends of the Sliabh Liag peninsula to bring a modern, confident Donegal Gaeltacht to the world through super-premium spirits brands.
Visit Distillery Website

The Glengesh Pass

The Glengesh Pass is a windy section of road which links Glencolmcille to our beautiful Ardara. The route is a very popular road to take on your way back from Slieve League.

This meandering drive can assault your senses with the magnificent scenery that abounds and bring you back in time – when there was more time! Here you can see sheep and cattle munching on fresh green grass and bashing about aimlessly. A pleasant unspoilt trip that is well worth taking.
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Ardara Town

Ardara (Irish: Ard an Rátha, meaning “Height of the Fort”), pronounced “Ardra”, is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland, located along the N56 road. Some of the main scenic points near the town are the Glengesh Pass, the Maghera Falls and the views out over the Atlantic from Loughros Point.

In March for the last 10 years we have hosted a very successful Walking Festival with walkers coming from all over the world, USA, Europe and all over Ireland.  The town hosts the annual Cup of Tae Festival, a traditional music festival, each May. A multicultural festival called the ‘Melting pot’ festival is held on the bank holiday weekend in June, featuring music, dance and art from across the world.

Ardara is a vibrant and bustling town which is very popular with holiday makers.
Visit Ardara Town Website

The Dolmen Centre Portnoo

The provision of a focal point for all the community with special reference to Culture, Ecology, Education, Environment, Health, Heritage and Leisure"
Situated in South West Donegal, the DOLMEN ECOCENTRE will provide a new experience for visitors to the area. With a Field Study Room containing displays, an Activity Room for sports, a Multi-functional hall, and a Tourist Information Point and Craft Shop, there is something for everyone.
Visit Dolmen Centre Website

Killybegs Fishing Port

On arriving in Killybegs, pop in for a visit to Killybegs Information Centre, which is conveniently located on the Shore Road just opposite the small craft harbour. You will be sure to receive a warm welcome here and a wealth of inside knowledge and information on what to do and where to visit locally including the many hidden gems off the beaten track.

It is also possible to book a tour here and Killybegs offers unique and bespoke day trip itineraries for visitors with both guided and self directed tours as options such as our Hidden Gems Tour. Don’t forget to enquire about the Killybegs Heritage Trail that will take you on a journey back in time to discover this historic harbour town of years gone by. Maps and literature are available in the Information Centre.
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