Outdoor Activities in Donegal

Outdoor activities in Donegal are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Donegal comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Donegal and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Donegal has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Donegal.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Donegal:

  1. #1 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 965 itineraries
    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. #2 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 936 itineraries
    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. #3 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 1335 itineraries
    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. #4 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 226 itineraries
    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. #5 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 636 itineraries
    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. #6 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 417 itineraries
    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. #7 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 592 itineraries
    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. #8 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 491 itineraries
    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. #9 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 717 itineraries
    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. #10 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 343 itineraries
    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. #11 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 131 itineraries
    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. #12 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 79 itineraries
    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. #13 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 228 itineraries
    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. #14 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 413 itineraries
    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. #15 of 25 Outdoors Activities in Donegal
    - Used in 253 itineraries
    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