Camp Sites in County Donegal
DonegalIf you long to get away from it all, then Donegal is the perfect spot. With soaring sea cliffs that plummet 300 metres, deserted white sandy beaches, jaw-dropping landscapes, excellent seafood and quiet cosy pubs, Donegal forces you to sit back, slow down and admire the view. Read More
Magherawardem, Portsalon F92 Y338
Gortnaloghoge, Melmore Road, Downings F92 W965
Roshin, Killybegs F94 W06W
Downings, Carrigart F92 H598, Letterkenny
Narin, Portnoo F94 HDX3
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Visit County Donegal
Lose yourself in some of the finest scenery Ireland has to offer
DonegalIf you long to get away from it all, then Donegal is the perfect spot. With soaring sea cliffs that plummet 300 metres, deserted white sandy beaches, jaw-dropping landscapes, excellent seafood and quiet cosy pubs, Donegal forces you to sit back, slow down and admire the view.
But whether you want to opt for long rambling walks over rugged terrain, laze around on a scenic beach, or explore an ancient site, this spectacular county in Ireland’s North West corner is hard to beat.
Ireland’s northwesterly county is marked by dramatic landscapes carved out by heavy Atlantic swells and fierce winds With soaring sea cliffs that plummet 300 metres, deserted white sandy beaches, jaw-dropping landscapes, excellent seafood and quiet cosy pubs, Donegal forces you to sit back, slow down and admire the view. But whether you want to opt for long rambling walks over rugged terrain, laze around on a scenic beach, or explore an ancient site, this spectacular county in Ireland’s North West corner is hard to beat. Named the coolest place in the world by National Geographic, Donegal’s remote location has preserved its natural beauty and fostered a culture that combines tradition with a pioneering spirit.
Donegal’s abundance of way-marked trails, local walks, mountain paths, rivers. Lakes and miles of golden beaches makes it one of the top places to visit in Ireland. Donegal is an ideal location for a break away, spend a few days, spend a week, spend a month.
Travelling to Donegal
Dublin, Belfast City and Belfast International Airports are less than 3 hours and 2 hours drive respectively. The regional airports of City of Derry and Ireland West Airport are within 30 minutes and 2 hours drive.
The main ports of entry are Belfast, Larne and Dublin providing services to England, Scotland and the Isle of Man.– Stena Line, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries, Kintyre Express, and Isle of Man Steam Packet Connections to France are serviced by Cork and Rosslare Ports.
There are express buses serving the principal towns of Donegal from Dublin, Belfast, Derry and other major cities. Bus Éireann
There are no rail services to County Donegal. The nearest railway stations would be at Derry City and Sligo Town
Whats to See and Do in Donegal
Ards Forest Park
Hike through beautiful woodlands, explore golden beaches, sand dunes and saltwater lakes in Ards Forest Park, Co Donegal. It’s one of the most unique forest walks in Donegal. Its 1,000 acres are home to many plants and wildlife with nine signposted trails to suit all ages, picnic areas and a playground near the beach.
Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) Cliffs
Hike to the top of the Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) cliffs on the south west coast of County Donegal and marvel at the terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay. The cliffs are truly breathtaking, the cliff face of Bunglas rises over 600m above the raging ocean.
Discover Malin Head
Take a trip to the most northerly point in Ireland – enjoy its rugged scenery, beautiful beaches, and a heritage steeped in history and folklore. Malin Head is renowned for its dramatic landscape and beautiful beaches and see some of the largest sand dunes in Europe.
Explore Fanad Lighthouse, in north Donegal, voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world. Take a guided tour of the magnificent lighthouse and see the lightkeeper’s cottages. Meet some of the lightkeepers who have lived at Fanad and hear of their challenges, learn about the history of this Gaeltacht area, and discover the new technology that watches the coastline today. Climb 76 steep granite steps to the top of the lighthouse and marvel at the incredible views.
Bundoran Beach is a sandy beach facing Donegal Bay and the Atlantic bounded on the North and South by rocks and on the east by the promenade roadway. It is popular destination with surfers. Carrickfinn Beach is an extensive sandy beach with sand dunes and is located close to the beautiful Annagry village, a Gaeltacht area where the visitor can engage in the culture and heritage of this unique region where Irish is still the main everyday language. Carrickfinn is a long stretch of white sand beach backed by extensive sand dunes. The stunning Culdaff Beach located on the Inishowen peninsula county Donegal in the north west of Ireland. Culdaff beach consists of a sandy beach with two rock outcrops at the south-east of the beach. These are exposed at times during the tidal phase during the day. Downings takes pride of place in the sheltered Sheephaven Bay that hosts a diverse range of other beaches. The beach is particularly popular with Windsurfers, providing excellent opportunities for enthusiasts at all levels.
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Glencolmcille Folk Village is build in the form of a village in which each house is an exact replica of a dwelling used by the local people in each of the three successive centuries (18th, 19th, 20th) and is equipped with the furniture, artifacts and utensils of its particular period.
The island of the white cow is located 6km from the village of An Fál Carrach (Falcarragh) or just 3km (10 minute boat trip) from the pier at Machaire Rabhartaigh (Magheraroarty). It is a small Island. Take a walk around the Island and feel the Atlantic sea breeze. Walk the golden sands of the east beach at Tobar an Ghlasáin and take a dip in the sea.