Most commonly asked questions about what to do in Donegal:
What are the best outdoor activities to do in Donegal?
Donegal is known for its stunning natural beauty, so there are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from. Some of the most popular options include hiking in the Bluestack Mountains or along the Wild Atlantic Way, surfing at Rossnowlagh or Bundoran Beach, and fishing in one of the many rivers or lakes in the area. Inishowen is surrounded by water so you can enjoy an afternoon at Moville Waterpark, Inish Adventures, which features the only inflatible waterpark in Donegal and also SUP, kayaking and loads other activities. Go private or with a guide. Fort Dunree near the hotel also offers stunning kayaking under the caves and night time kayaks.
What are some must-visit attractions in Donegal?
There are many great attractions in Donegal, but some of the most popular include the Slieve League Cliffs, Glenveagh National Park and Castle, the Inishowen Peninsula, and the Doagh Famine Village. Inishowen itself has a huge range of attractions including Grainan of Alieach, Fort Dunree, Glenevin Waterfall, Martime Museum in Greencastle and Wild Ireland animal santuary to name a few.
What are some family-friendly activities to do in Donegal?
Donegal has plenty of family-friendly activities, such as visiting the Bundoran Waterworld, exploring the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre, taking a boat trip to see the seals at Inishduff Island, or visiting the Ardnamona Gardens. Inish Adventures in Moville and Fort Dunree offer amazing family days out on the water. Wild Alpaca Way in Malin Head does family trekking with Alpacas and the rescue bears and wolves in Wild Ireland definately deserve some time to hear about their epic journey to their new home in Inishowen. All family friendly and guarantee a great afternoon of fun and adventure.
What are some cultural experiences to have in Donegal?
Donegal has a rich cultural heritage, and there are many experiences that can give you a taste of it. Some examples include visiting the Donegal Castle, attending a traditional music session at a local pub, visiting the Glencolmcille Folk Village, or taking a weaving or pottery class at a local artisan studio. Doagh Famine Village in Inishowen offers excellent, immersive tours around the village, where you can learn about how local people survived the famine years, through years of evictions and right up to the troubles. A great learning experience.
What are some unique experiences to have in Donegal?
Donegal has plenty of unique experiences to offer, such as taking a horseback ride on the beach with Donegal Equestrian Centre, visiting the Grianan of Aileach ancient hill fort, exploring the Caves of Maghera, or taking a boat trip to Tory Island to see the Puffins. When you visit Inishowen, a unique experience would be taking a night time kayak on Lough Swilly with Inish Adventures, photographing the Northern Lights out at Malin Head or An Grainan of Aileach, or driving the stunning Inishowen 100 which takes in every stunning beach location along the Inishowen coastline.