Attractions and Places to Visit in Donegal

With its breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches and rugged mountains, Donegal is a sight to behold. Donegal was voted number one on The National Geographic Traveller (UK) 'cool list' for 2017, and the area's attractions include Glenveagh National Park the only official national park anywhere in the Province of Ulster. The park is a 140 km² nature reserve with scenery of mountains, raised boglands, lakes and woodlands. At its heart is Glenveagh Castle, a late Victorian 'folly' that was originally built as a summer residence. The Donegal Gaeltacht also attracts young people to County Donegal each year during the school summer holidays.

Glencolmcille Folk Village in Donegal

Glencolmcille Folk Village

This thatched-roof replica of a rural village in Ireland’s most north westerly county offers a glimpse into daily life as it was during past centuries. The Folk Village Museum is a...
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Fort Dunree in Donegal

Fort Dunree

Lough Swilly has long been of immense historical significance. The Norsemen and later the Anglo-Normans and the mercenary soldiers, the Gallowglasses used the Swilly when coming to Ireland.
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Donegal Castle  in Donegal

Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle, more correctly called O'Donnells Castle, is to be found in the town of Donegal Town and is probably the towns most popular attraction

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Tropical World in DOnegal

Tropical World

Tropical World at Alcorn’s opened its doors to the public in April 2011. It had been an ambition of founder and now director Clive Alcorn to bring a tropical butterfly house to Donegal
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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre in Donegal

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

The County Donegal Railway was the largest narrow-gauge railway system in the British Isles, although it began its existence in the form of the Irish 5’3” broad gauge. The first line to...
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Jailbreak in Donegal


Working against the clock certainly brings out the competitive side of people! Jailbreak is the North-west’s first live escape room! Set in real Dungeon Cells beneath the Old Courthouse, you and your group have been sentenced to death for a crime they didn’t commit and locked in a jail cell.

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