Kilclooney Wood Co. Donegal
nice beaches, clean and fresh air, wild and rugged scenery, traditonal pubs with music
The wind just chills your bones
In a nutshell
The welcome will be warm even if the weather isn't!
Spend some time at the Scotsman, a small pub on the Diamond (town center). It doesn't look like much from the outside but it's nice inside...There's music every night provided by the pub owner, his wife and guest musicians. the locals at the bar are friendly and colorful. But order beer because the...
We were in Donegal for an afternoon but were pleased we took a tour of the castle in town. It is very accessible, it's right in Donegal Town. It was built by the O'Donnells in the 15th century beside the River Eske. It's had 17th century additions and it's very well...
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park is set along the Derryveagh Mountains in the North West Corner of Donegal. With over 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes and woodland, the park offers the ultimate getaway for outdoor enthusiasts, families in search of adventure or those who seek...
Take a trip to Arranmore Island (Arainn Mhor)
Arainn Mhor (Arranmore)is an island of seven square miles situated just 3 miles off the coast of Donegal. The car ferry en route from the mainland port of Ailt an Chorrain (Burtonport) passes between a cluster of smaller islands on its swift, twenty-minute crossing.Some 600...
Swim or walk at Narin Beach
Narin Beach is a 3 mile stretch of fine white sand, the beach has blue-flag status again this year and is safe for swimming.At the end of the 3 mile stretch you come to some black rocks, with rock pools.When the tide is out you can walk over to the island of Inniskeel (see...
Visit ancient ringfort The Grianan of Aileach
The Grianan of Aileach, built ca. 1700BC, is one of the most remarkable and important monuments ever to be erected by the ancient Irish, being the place of the Irish Kings from the earliest age of history down to the start of the 12th century. It was a one-time residence of...
Solis Lough Eske Castle
1 Review and 804 Opinions Myself and two friends had a bottle of wine and a light Snack in the Gallery Bar. The service was...
La Bella Donna: La Bella Donna: Good Italian Food in Donegal Town
Surprisingly good Italian food for Donegal! I try and eat here for dinner whenever I'm home, the food is good, the prices are reasonable, the staff are friendly and it might well be the best place for dinner in town. The ambiance of this is place is sorta romantic modern...
La Bella Donna: Authentic Italian Cuisine
You will feel immediately transported to Italy as you enter this delightful Restaurant and are greeted with a warm welcome.The ambiance is stylish and elegantly furnished and there is a spacious bar where you can take your aperitif and study the menu which at weekends...
Nancy's Pub & Restaurant: Don't miss the fresh Seafood!
Nancy's Pub famous for a great pint of Guinness and fresh seafood. the pub is over 250 years old and owned by the same family, now in the 6th generation.The atmosphere is cozy, in winter there is an open fire to greet you, there is about 200 different cups hanging from the...
Aroma: La Aroma: Great for lunch, coffee or cake!
Good place for lunch, coffee, or cake! Make sure to try their great Orange Cake with a dollop of cream. It's very small, and at lunchtime will often be full with locals so either arrive before noontime or after 1pm. They do sandwiches, and usually have a couple of hot...
Teach Hudibeg, Bunbeg: a session at Hudibegs!
The most fantastic session is at Hudibeg's in Bunbeg...music and craic that's truly awesome! The people are so very friendly and the music is joyous! If you want to find an Irish pub where you can talk with Irishmen instead of fellow-tourists, head up to Donegal!
Four Masters Book Shop: Irish Books, Celtic-Design Jewelry
Situated at the Diamond in Donegal Town, facing the monument commemorating the Four Masters, this shop specialices in books of Irish and Donegal interest, plus Waterford Crystal, Celtic-Design Jewelry.
Donegal History BooksHandmade Celtic-Design silver JewelryWaterford...
The Four Masters Bookshop: A great book and giftshop at The Diamond
At the center of the town one can find The Four Masters Bookshop, named after the obelisk standing on The Diamond. The shop is a great place for buying all sorts of Irish "goodies", like books, CDs, Waterford Crystal, Celtic watches etc.
Ask for the booklet with a walking...
Donegal CastleDonegal castle...
Donegal CastleDonegal castle was built as a stronghold by the O'Donnells in the 15th century beside the river Eske. It is open daily from 9am-6.30pm. Last admission 5.45pm. For more info Tel 073-22405.
Kilclooney Dolmen, Ardara
Take the R261 from Ardara towards Portnoo, just before you get to Kilclooney you will see the Dolmen to your right in a field. Park your car at the Dolmen Centre (Eco-Tourism Centre, see tip) and walk over to Kilclooney Church. to the left of it, there is a path in the grass that will lead you up to...
Fintown.....is a village tucked away in the central mountain area of the Blue Stack Mts. It is remote to say the least. Sheep herding industry is concentrated here and also forest restoration. A couple of lumber mills.
Lough Finn is a lovely lake.............as also Lough Muck, which is where we...
Slieve League and Bunglass Cliffs
If you love to walk, hike or climb you must take the time to visit the Slieve League Mountain and Bunglass Cliffs. Between Teelin and Meenavean on R263, you will see a sign. You must go through a gate that you have to open and close because it is part of a shepherd's sheep...
Rathmullen & Ramelton, Lough Swilly, Donegal
This is an area that is very easy to miss, and should be concidered when planning a visit to Donegal County.It is full of history and very lovely. Set apart by distance as is Inishowen Peninsula, this area is on the Fanad Peninsula just above Letterkenny. I enjoyed it very...
Walk in Kilclooney Wood
Just a few miles outside Glenties on the road to Dungloe there is a signpost on your left for "Bonny Glen" this is also known as Kilclooney Wood. A hidden lake amidst forest. It takes about 20 minutes to walk around the lake.I you feel like a longer walk, carry on straight...
Mary From Dungloe Festival...
Mary From Dungloe Festival 200427th July to 5th August.The festival features a number of international artists playing at numerous venues throughout the town with street entertainment, dome concerts, parades, competitions and fun activities taking place daily.It is advised...
Explore Deeper into Donegal
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