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Donegal Self Catering Group gives you a location that is the perfect spot for a fun, sport, fantastic nightlife, tours and spine-tingling adventure holiday, with a plethora of water activities to enjoy, ranging from surfing to windsurfing and gravity defying kite boarding! Blue flag Beaches such as Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Narin-Portnoo, Portsalon and Stroove in Inishowen Peninsula have been internationally renowned and there are several surf schools dotted around the area. All levels of experience are catered for, so it’s there perfect place for the whole family or a group of friends to experience a fun and challenging adventure break.

Fully equipped licensed boats are available for Deep Sea Fishing around the coast with an experienced skipper to guide you. Donegal is home to salmon and sea trout fisheries with countless smaller wild game fisheries. Or captain your own boat, take to the waves, sail along the Atlantic coast, feel with wind in your hair and taste the salt on your skin! For those who enjoy being less active there are also pleasure cruises available along the waters off the coast where you can sit back, relax and absorb yourself in the most unspoilt views in Ireland.

Donegal is very popular for Horse Riding options available from beach treks and leisurely hacks, to cross country jumping to post to post trails. Equestrian centres based in Bundoran, Bruckless, Dunfanaghy and Lifford to name just some of the options available.

We have plenty of Family Friendly options such as animal based attractions, playing Pitch and Putt or a range of activities such as Adventure Centres. On rainy days, you are well catered for with indoor water activities such as Waterworld in Bundoran, Public Leisure Centres, Children’s play centres, Ten Pin Bowling or the Cinema.

There is a broad range of private and public Gardens for the garden lover to enjoy! Many of these gardens offer guided tours which help to get a better and more informed insight to plants and varieties growing in Donegal! The Garden Trail provides a range of 20 gardens in Donegal such as world famous Glenveagh National Park.

We have magnificent Golf links courses along the Atlantic seaboard to exploit the spectacular coastal scenery and beaches and provide some of the most challenging golf in the world. Choose from some of the approved Golf Courses from Bundoran Golf Club, Narin & Portnoo Golf Links to Rosapenna Golf Resort in Downings.

Our county is rich in Cycling and Walking routes with some of them meandering along the Wild Atlantic Way – the longest coastal route from Cork to North Donegal. The North West Cycle Trail is a 326 circular cycle route that can be enjoyed as long or short routes. Enjoy dramatic views of the Atlantic ocean on coastal roads with quiet country roads and some traffic free sections in urban areas.

Join us in a celebration of Festivals and Events throughout the entire county. Upcoming events schedule for Donegal and the North West of Ireland, featuring festivals, Arts & Craft fairs, Traditional Irish music – search in our local events section Donegal. From Music, Dance, Street events, Family Fun and Visual Arts such as The Earagail Arts Festival in Letterkenny or the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon. Our Food Festivals are second to none with A Taste of Donegal in Donegal Town or Slug & Lettuce in Bundoran to choose from. Our Sea Sessions (surfing) in Bundoran or the Buncrana Music Festival are other alternatives!

Donegal is a magical experience – come, and enjoy it!

Breaghy Head and Marble Hill Beach
Dunfanaghy
Marble Hill Strand is as beautiful as its name suggests. The beach is a regular winner of the EU Blue Flag and boasts lovely soft sand and a water sport centre which provides windsurfing, canoeing and sailing tuition at very reasonable prices. The... More>>
Irish Adventure Hill Walking
Ardara
The Irishadventure.com Hillwalking activity includes: ·A choice of a local stroll, a moderate walk or a strenuous walk ·An itinerary that is drawn up to your specifications ·Qualified guide ·Optional return transport... More>>
Salthill Gardens
Mountcharles
This contemporary garden whispers stories of walled gardens past, but today stands independently of trends and restorative themes. Since 1985, four walls, gravel paths, a greenhouse and continual green lawn have been gradually transformed to the... More>>
Walking - Coastal Shore Walk
Creevy
The Creevy Coastal Path is a 10km walk which starts from the pier and goes in two directions. To the south the path follows the cliff top and shoreline to the Erne Estuary - a great habitat for wildlife and birdlife. To the north the path enjoys... More>>
Walking - Scenic walks
Fanad
Walking - 12 scenic walks ranging in distance from 2 3/4 m (4.4 km) to 10m (16 km). Walks that will enable you to enjoy the best of our beautiful scenery. Most of the walks are on quiet side roads with little traffic. More adventurous hill... More>>
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