Best Things To Do in Donegal

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Donegal, Ireland

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  1. Doagh Famine Village

    #1 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Doagh Famine Village

    Tags: Outdoors, Village, Tour, Play

    Address: Lagacurry, Co. Donegal, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Doagh Famine village has a history of a Donegal Family and community living on the edge of Donegal to survive from the famine times in Ireland right up to the present day. The rustic village is el...Read more

  2. Slieve League

    #2 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Slieve League

    Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, Trail, View Point

    Address: Co. Donegal, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located on the Atlantic Coast of Dongela, the Slieve League is known for its highest cliffs in Ireland. The drive here is not for the faint hearted and it is often recommended that visitors should vis...Read more

  3. Donegal Castle

    #3 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Donegal Castle

    Tags: River, Castle, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Donegal is translated at ‘Dun nan nGall’ which means for of the foreigner. The fortress was built on a destroyed Viking Fort supposedly built around 1159. Further Sir O’Donnell built...Read more

  4. Glenveagh National Park

    #4 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Glenveagh National Park

    Tags: National Park, Garden, Walking Area, Tourist Center

    Address: Churchill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Glenveagh National Park is the second largest park in Ireland. Home to many species of plants from as far as Chile, Madeira and Tasmania, the park is known for its serene beauty and breathtaking view....Read more

  5. Malin Head

    #5 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Malin Head

    Tags: Beach, Island, Light House, Watch Tower

    Address: Co. Donegal. Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Ireland and is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland, malin head is the northernmost locations of Ireland....Read more

  6. The Looking Glass Spa Therapy

    #6 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    The Looking Glass Spa Therapy

    Tags: Leisure, Spa

    Address: Pound Street, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Located 35 Kilometres north of Donegal in Rathmullan, The Looking Glass Spa Therapy is a well guarded secret of the weary tourist and locals. Offering the most luxurious treatments for relaxation and ...Read more

  7. Glenevin Waterfall

    #7 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Glenevin Waterfall

    Tags: Mountain, Waterfall, Restaurant, Picnic Spot

    Address: Between Straid and Crossconnell, Clonmany, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    One of the most visited waterfalls in Ireland, the Gelenvin Waterfall is located near the Glen House, 15 kilometres away from the Donegal Town Centre. The waterfall is formed by mountain water cascadi...Read more

  8. Mamore Gap

    #8 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Mamore Gap

    Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Statue, Hill

    Address: Urris, Clonmany, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    An hour’s drive north of the Diamond, Mamore Gap was once the only gateway between Buncrana and Urris. This steep meandering road is sheltered 700 feet on either side by the hill of Mamore on th...Read more

  9. Lough Eske

    #9 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Lough Eske

    Tags: Hotel, Church, Mountain, River

    Address: Co. Donegal, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located to the North-East of Donegal Town and is connected to the river Eske. The lake covers an area of 900 acres and is surrounded by lush greenery. The lake is surrounded on the North, East and Wes...Read more

  10. Dunfanaghy Stables

    #10 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Dunfanaghy Stables

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Safari, Tour

    Address: Behind Arnold's Hotel, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located to the North of Donegal town, the Dunfanaghy Stables is almost a 1 hour drive from the diamond. One of the most popular ways to sightsee along the west coastlines of Ireland, the Dunfanaghy St...Read more

  11. Tory Island

    #11 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Tory Island

    Tags: Outdoors, Island, War Memorial, Tourist Center

    Address: Tory Island, off Dongal Coast, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Tory Island is located almost 15 km off Donegal Coast. Much more preferred for atleast 2 days, the island is dipped in history and has many tourist attractions of its own. Since the 1950’s after...Read more

  12. Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre

    #12 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre

    Tags: Beach, Safari, Food And Drinks, Play

    Address: Tullagh, Co. Donegal, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    One of the most fun family spots, the Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre is a 2 hour’s drive north of Donegal town. The centre arranges comfortable accommodation, good food and a range of activities ...Read more

  13. Silver Strand Beach

    #13 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Silver Strand Beach

    Tags: Beach, Tourist Center, Leisure, Town

    Address: Malin Beg, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A pristine horse-show shaped beach, the Silver Strand Beach offers an experience like never before. Often a lot of jelly fishes are seen here washed out at the shore due to the declining sea waves as ...Read more

  14. Abbey Of The Four Masters

    #14 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    Abbey Of The Four Masters

    Tags: Outdoors, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Monastery

    Address: The Quay, Donegal Town, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located 26 kilometres south of the Diamond, the abbey consists of ruins which dominate the beautiful terrain. Situated where the River Eske meets the Donegal Bay, the monastery was founded in 1474 by ...Read more

  15. The Diamond

    #15 of 35 Things To Do in Donegal
    The Diamond

    Tags: Hotel, Beach, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Co. Donegal, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Diamond is the name given for the Donegal town centre. The place is constantly buzzing with tourists swarming in and out of local pubs, hotels, restaurants and shops. A vast pedestrian area covers...Read more

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  • Lough Derg

    Lakes
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  • Dunree Millitary Museum

    Fort

    Museums
  • Ballyshannon and District Museum

    Main Street, Top Floor, Slevins Dept. Store

    Museums
  • Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

    The Old Station House

    Museums
  • Donegal Railway Museum

    Museums
  • Ardara Heritage Centre

    Front St

    Museums
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  • Olympic Amusements

    Main St

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Bundoran Adventure Park

    Sea Rd

    Amusement Parks
  • Colms Amusements

    Main st

    Amusement Parks
  • Mceniffs Bundoran

    Main St

    Amusement Parks
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  • Doms Pier 1

    Quay St

    Restaurants Bars
  • The Salmon Inn

    Mullinasole, Laghy

    Seafood Bars
  • Pettigo Inn Bar & Restaurant

    Main st

    Bars
  • Biddys O'Barnes

    Bars
  • Nancy's Bar

    Front St

    Restaurants Bars
  • Olde Castle Bar

    Castle St

    Bars Restaurants
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  • Ladbrokes

    Main St, Ballybofey

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Ladbrokes

    Main St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • JP Bookmakers

    Main st

    Casinos and Gaming
  • JP Bookmakers

    Bridge St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • McCool G Northern Bookmakers

    Glenfinn St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Bayside Bookmaker

    Main St

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Bundoran Beach

    Beaches
  • Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival

    Main Beach

    Beaches
  • Fintra

    Beaches
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  • Drumboe Woods

    Hiking
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  • Doherty Chas Jos

    Main st

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Land And Sea Sports

    West End

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Assaroe Lake Lodge

    The Mullans Knader Rd

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Killybegs Fishermen S Organisation

    St Catherine's Rd

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Killybegs Angling Charters

    Blackrock Pier

    Hunting and Fishing
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  • Main St Ballybofey

    Stadiums and Arenas
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  • Enviro Grind

    Donegal Road

    Gardens
  • Iarmac Sales

    88 Maple Dr

    Gardens
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