Glenveagh National Park
The park is the largest in Ireland and also one of its most varied. You will find mountains, marshes, lakes and forests. One can observe the abundant fauna and flora without needing to venture off the beaten paths.
Paradise for surfers, you can take tours, play golf, fish, go horseriding and surf boarding, and you can take lessons on surfing! Children and adults alike, everyone is enchanted by this dynamic town of the edge of sea.
O'Donnell's Castle was built by Hugh O'Donnell on the river bank at Eske, it was the residence of the Clan O'Donnell who reigned on Tirconaill from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century.
The Old Abbey
Is located in the meadow by the pier and has close history links with the castle. This abbey was built for the Franciscan Monks who continued to write the "Annals of the Four Masters". Dominating the town, the remainders of several sandstone forts can be seen. A document speaks about an old Danish fortress in the city which was destroyed by Murtagh MacLochlainn, Grand King of Ireland in 1159.
St Patrick's Church
Is one of most beautiful churches in Donegal. It was built in 1935 using local materials (granite extracted from Barnesmore and sand of Mountcharles). Located beside the castle, you will find the "Church of Ireland" which was built in 1828. Of Gothic style, it has a splendid clock.
The Blue Stack Mountains
Formed million years ago by the movement of the glaciers, these mountains can be climbed in an afternoon. The views from the top are spectacular.
Glencolumbkille Folk Village and Museum
It is a kind of "ecomuseum "; You can cross 300 years of history in houses furnished of the time, the school, a store and a "teahouse" and you will be able to taste scones (traditional biscuits), soup and brown bread.
On this island was founded the monastery by Colmcille in the Middle Ages it remains only in ruins, located at the east of the island.
Glenveagh National Castle and Park
At the end of the 19th century, Henry McIlhenny of Philadelphia created here one of the gardens most celebrated in Ireland. A wooded park and an Italian terrace decorated with an ancient sculpture and terracotta pots are integrated well in the wild landscape of Donegal.
Ardara Heritage Centre
This centre recalls the history of Tweed of Donegal and the shearing of sheep for weaving. The work shows how the trade functions and you will be able to study each stage of the composition of Aran knitting.
Sleave League and cliffs of Bunglass
In the area of Carrick, (Sleave League) can be found the highest cliffs of Europe (Bunglass Cliffs). Be careful, the way is steep and dangerous, especially if it is windy. But the view is splendid and very impressive!
St John's Point
A small road in the middle of Donegal Bay will lead you to St John's Point from where you will be able to admire the whole bay with a panorama of 360 degrees!