Donegal

 

County Donegal is located in northwestern Ireland. It is the northernmost county in Ireland, and actually stretches further north than any part of Northern Ireland.

Donegal’s rugged landscape lends itself to diverse outdoor land and sea activities.

Popular among the land sports are hiking and climbing, while popular among the sea sports are surfing and fishing.

County Donegal is off-the-beaten track in Ireland, but for travelers that enjoy and adventure, don’t might a bit of roughing it, and want to get away from the crowds, and has much to offer.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Corrakille House

Situated in Donegal in the Donegal County Region, this detached holiday home is 49 km from Sligo. The unit is 41 km from Letterkenny, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$128

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Rosswood House

Rosswood House is a detached holiday home located in Donegal in the Donegal County Region and is 46 km from Sligo. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$107

 
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Heeneys Lodge B&B

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Heeneys Lodge B&B offers accommodation in Donegal. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 134 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$75

 
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The Lodge @ Harvey's Point

Offering a terrace and views of the lakes, The Lodge @ Harvey's Point is located 6km from Donegal, 35 km from Letterkenny. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 98 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$105

 
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The Bluestack Centre

Located 9.6 km outside of Donegal, in the rural area of Drimarone. The Bluestack Centre features a barbecue and fitness centre. Free private parking is available on site. The Bluestack Centre features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 32 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$18

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Ceol Na Mara

Ceol Na Mara

Featuring free WiFi, Ceol Na Mara offers accommodation in Donegal. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some units have views of the sea or garden. Every room comes with a private bathroom. Average score from 155 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$101

 
$1019.7
Eas Dun Lodge

Eas Dun Lodge

Located 8 km Donegal town, the Eas Dun Lodge offers free private parking, a garden, and a terrace. The property is just a 10-minute woodland walk from Lough Eske. Average score from 110 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$91

 
$919.5
Ard na Breatha Boutique Guesthouse

Ard na Breatha Boutique Guesthouse

Ard na Breatha is an award-winning 4-star boutique accommodation provider just 10 minutes’ walk from Donegal town centre. Situated on a working farm with beautiful countryside views, rooms have en-suite bathrooms, TVs and free WiFi. Average score from 337 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$75 - $148

 
$759.4
Heeneys Lodge B&B

Heeneys Lodge B&B

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Heeneys Lodge B&B offers accommodation in Donegal. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 134 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$75

 
$759.3
Donegal Estuary Holiday Homes

Donegal Estuary Holiday Homes

Offering free WiFi access, Donegal Estuary Holiday Homes is set just outside Donegal, on the coast and 700 metres from the beach. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$85

 
$859.3
Eske Villa Bed and Breakfast

Eske Villa Bed and Breakfast

Located in Donegal on the banks of the River Eske, by the North Atlantic Ocean, Eske Villa Bed and Breakfast is just 2 minutes’ walk from Donegal Castle. It features free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Average score from 204 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$91

 
$919.3
Donegal Manor & Cookery School

Donegal Manor & Cookery School

Situated within 20 minutes' walk of the town centre of Donegal, the 4-star boutique Donegal Manor & Cookery School offers cooking classes in winter. The award-winning and family-run property is ideal for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. Average score from 719 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$80 - $155

 
$809.1
Haywoods B&B

Haywoods B&B

Situated 5 minutes' walk from Donegal town centre, Haywoods B&B is family-run townhouse with free on-site parking. Each room at Haywoods comes with free WiFi, an en-suite bathroom and a TV. Tea/coffee making facilities are also available. Average score from 213 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$85

 
$858.6

Highlights:

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Cultural
Music
Music is an important part of the region's culture, and its tourist industry. Traditional Irish music is more prevalent in places like Glencolumcille, Ardara and Glenties, where a traditional fiddlers' festival is held every year. In recent years Letterkenny has been home to the national Fleadh Cheoil, Ireland's largest traditional music festival.
Natural
Hiking and Trekking
Hiking in the region depends heavily on weather. Assuming good weather, some of the main destinations are the cliffs at Slieve League and a visit to Glencolumcille. It is possible to climb Mount Errigal. Easier climbs in the area include Muckish and Lough Salt Mountain, both of which offer equally rewarding views from the top.

Glenveagh National Park is popular as well, with its scenic walks and climbs, together with its gardens and castle grounds. Nearby Ards Forest Park is also worth a visit, with a great combination of wooded and beach walks. Glenties is a good hillwalking base, situated at the meeting of two glens on the edge of the Bluestack Mountains.
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Churches
Natural
Fishing
Lowland Mountains
Climbing

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