Things To Do



Donegal town is situated at the mouth of Donegal Bay, on the River Eske and is overshadowed by the beautiful Bluestack Mountains. The Town marks the gateway to the wild and striking North west coastline stretching as far as Malin Head in the Inishowen Penninsula and Slieve League in Glencolmcille on The Wild Atlantic Way. The town has been bypassed by the N15 and N56 roads. The Irish name translates as Fort of the Foreigners (Vikings).


Donegal Castle



Donegal Town is famous for being the former home to the O’Donnell Clan, who played a pivotal role in Irish history.  The town itself contains Donegal castle, on the banks of the River Eske and the remains of a Franciscan abbey which dates back to the 15th century on the Southern shore of the Bay


  • Donegal Golf Club – Murvagh
  • Donegal Bay Waterbus
  • Railway Heritage Museum
  • Donegal Craft Village
  • Old Franciscan Abbey
  • The Bank Walk
  • Children’s playground
  • Bluestack Mountains and Barnesmore Gap
  • Murvagh and Rossnowlagh Beach
  • Donegal Castle
  • Shopping in Magees of Donegal, Irish House on the Diamond , McElhinneys of Ballybofey
  • Many interesting and varied boutiques and shops in Donegal Town


  • Slieve League                                       
  • Ardara Heritage Town                   
  • Glencolmcille Folk  Village              
  • Sligo Folk Park                                  
  • Glenveagh National Park                   
  • Dunlewey Centre                               
  • Lissadel House                                   
  • Giants Causeway               

Donegal Bay