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Discover Donegal

The ‘Coolest Place on the Planet’ (National Geographic Traveller, 2017), Donegal is a county like no other with its wild beauty just waiting to be discovered.  With so much to see and do, you’ll never find yourself at a loss for things to do.

Here are just a few of our favourite activities around Donegal and we’re always happy to recommend more in person during your visit!


Local Attractions

Oakfield Park

Oakfield Park is an award-winning privately-owned estate and railway with a lush landscape of parkland, lakes, mature woodlands, walled gardens and meadows. Fantastic day out exploring the gardens, with a maze, faerie tree, sculptures, playground, tea rooms and gift shop. The 4km long train journey is a delight for kids and big kids! Hosts a range of popular events such as Oakfest, Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Harry Potter Experience and the Santa Express.

Fanad Lighthouse

Explore Fanad Lighthouse, in north Donegal. Take a guided tour of the magnificent lighthouse and see the lightkeeper’s cottages, now used as self-catering accommodation.

During a guided tour, meet some of the lightkeepers who have lived at Fanad and hear of their challenges, learn about the history of this Gaeltacht area, and discover the new technology that watches the coastline today.

Climb 76 steep granite steps to the top of the lighthouse and marvel at the incredible views. Drop by the exhibition of Fanad Head treasures at the visitor centre and later you can walk along the headland and watch the roaring waves. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

Eclipse Cinemas Lifford / Strabane

Eclipse Cinemas Lifford-Strabane is a family owned, fully digital, Seven Screen cinema with American Style Rocker Seating and Homemade Popcorn.

Located just next door to us here at Lifford Old Courthouse, it’s the perfect way to round out your visit to Lifford.  With all new luxury screens available, you’ll be sure to enjoy the greatest cinema experience you’ve ever had.

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness which includes the Castle and Gardens.

At the centre of the Park on the edge of Lough Veagh is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge.

A must visit when you’re in Donegal!

Grianán of Aileach

The Stone Fort of Grianán of Aileach sits on a hilltop in Inishowen County Donegal. 250m above sea level, the stone fort was probably first built on an earthen rath.

With 360 degree views, one can observe clearly the glistening waters of Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly that form the Inishowen Peninsula. A windy and exposed place, Grianán Fort has been a silent witness to the history of Ireland.

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This project is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme.