Our ultimate Donegal bucket list for summer 2019 1 year ago

Our ultimate Donegal bucket list for summer 2019

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If you’re heading north this summer, make sure to check out these spots


Why go abroad when you have all of this right at your front door? Donegal is made up of castles, rugged coastlines and mountains.

It’s an absolute must for anyone who fancies a break from city life and a relaxing weekend away, packed with culture, history and scenic sites.

While you’re there, take a look at these locations that some might consider the more unusual tourist destinations.

Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Head Lighthouse is situated on the northern coast of the Fanad Peninsula in North Donegal, along the Wild Atlantic Way. The 22 metre tall structure was built in the early 19th century to mark the entrance to Lough Swilly. Since 2015 the building has been used as accommodation by adventurous tourists, pretty cool right?

Well Rockshore are offering you and your mates the chance to holiday there absolutely free of charge, while trying lots of other awesome local activities. See here for more information.


Donegal Bay Waterbus

This is the perfect way to catch a Donegal sunset. The 160 seater waterbus sets sail up to three times daily, depending on the tide. It’s a purpose built vessel with comfortable cushioned seating, a fully stocked bar, viewing deck, and even a small dance floor!

Live it up while enjoying the commentary and checking out the local seal colonies. Sometimes they’ll even have a little cabaret show on during the return leg.

Slieve League


While you’re in Donegal, you might as well make the most of the amazing natural landscape. Located in the South West of the County, these hills are considered some of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe.

Don’t worry though, there’s plenty of treks throughout that beginners can take on too. Check them out!



In Donegal there are some great spots to catch a wave, and Rosnowlagh is one of them! The Finn McCool Surf School there is an absolute must see. It's a favourite amongst adventurers and adrenaline-junkies from across the country, and further overseas too. Relax afterwards with a refreshing drink in The Sandhouse on the beach.

The Fairy Bank Walk

This cute little trail is perfect to bring the kids for a Summer walk. An easy stroll along a flat trail, located beside the west bank of the River Eske and Donegal Bay. The trees are labelled, so you can learn what type they are.


Frequent benches allow you to pause and enjoy the views beneath the shade of the trees. And from where did the trail get its name? If you keep your eyes peeled, there are lots of little fairy doors in the trees, even a postbox for children to write to them!

Donegal Castle

This 15th century castle was considered to be one of the finest castles in Ireland at its time of building. In the early 1990s it was restored and opened to tourists.

It’s located on the River Eske, in the centre of Donegal town. With its long opening hours and guided tours every hour, it’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Win an awesome weekend in Donegal for you and your mates. You’ll stay in Fanad Lighthouse and experience all the awesome landscapes that the area has to offer. The fun packed weekend will include paddle boarding, BBQ and more, all thanks to Rockshore. To be in with a chance of winning enter your details here. Good luck!

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