ACTIVITIES IN DONEGAL
A new an exciting way of exploring some of the amazing beaches and scenery Donegal has to offer.
Equipment is now available to rent from the hotel reception.
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.
Contact us for the latest golfing packages that you can avail of in the 2022/2023 seasons.
Nairn and Portnoo Golf Club is the closest, situated 13km from The Highlands Hotel. Further afield you have Cruit Island Golf Club (40km from hotel), Donegal Golf Club also known as Murvagh (45km from hotel) and St. Patricks Links (60km from hotel).
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.
Packed Lunches available from the Hotel.
In recent years Glenties 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
- Packed Lunches available from the hotel
The windswept West Coast of Donegal is a favourite with surfers, with a multitude of reefs, points and sandy beaches. Surf Lessons and Boards are available from Wild Atlantic Surf School at Dooey Beach.
For bookings contact Greg Gallagher on 0861997995.
Explore the stunning coastline and unspoilt beaches paddleboarding at your leisure while having fun along the way.
Paddleboards are available to hire from reception.
Glencolmcille Folk Village
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.
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.
Sliabh Liag is Ireland's ultimate sea cliff experience and a signature on the Wild Atlantic Way Route. Located in the Gaeltacht region of County Donegal, Sliabh Liag is the highest accessible Sea Cliffs in Europe, where the cliff face rises over 600m above the Atlantic Ocean below.
Experience Sliabh Liag from the water with Paddy from Sliabh Liag Boat Tours. Booking can be made below.
Horse Riding and Trekking
Gerry Sharkey works and lives with her team of horses. Raphael, Seagirl, Grainne, Diesel and Jellybean. Working and riding in harmony with our beautiful countryside. Fun easy accessible riding.
Contact Geraldine by phone on 0872823385.
+353 74 9551111