Things To Do

Donegal is famous for its breathtaking scenery. Rolling hills, beautiful loughs, rugged mountains - so much to explore and experience

Places of  Interest – Donegal

Donegal – so much to see and do! Whether you are seeking a peaceful escape with scenic gentle walks, an active exhilarating break with challenging outdoor pursuits or a chance to explore the rich culture and history of the area, there is something for you. Come and discover Donegal, one of the least visited but most spectacular counties in Ireland. Enjoy a unique break staying in a yurt at Portsalon Luxury Camping and explore at your leisure.

  • Ballymastocker Bay
    Ballymastocker Bay
    Ballymastocker Bay Ballymastocker Bay, bedecked with an array of golden beaches was once voted as the second most beautiful beach in the World by the Observer magazine. Stop at the viewpoint for a panorama so spectacular that it is used to promote – not just Donegal – but the entire Island of Ireland. It really ...
  • Fanad Lighthouse
    Fanad Lighthouse
    Fanad Lighthouse Fanad Lighthouse is a distinctive landmark of the area and is one of the key discovery points along the driving route the Wild Atlantic Way. The lighthouse was built by George Haplin in response to the sinking of the frigate Saldannah in Lough Swilly in 1812. It was first lit on March 17, ...
  • Glenveagh National Park
    Glenveagh National Park
    Glenveagh National Park Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland and is an outstandingly beautiful spot. Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. The golden eagle was reintroduced to Donegal by the Park ...
  • Greenfort gardens
    Greenfort gardens
    Greenfort Gardens Greenfort House and Greenfort Gardens are situated approximately 3 km from Portsalon Luxury Camping. The Babington family built the first house at Greenfort in 1711, The Bartons expanded and remodelled the house in the early 1800s and then in 1965, the Perrys renovated and added to the buildings. The walled garden and mature ...
  • Doe Castle
    Doe Castle
    Doe Castle Doe Castle – ‘Caislean na dTuath’ can be found  in Sheephaven Bay near Creeslough. Built in the 16th century, it was a stronghold of Clan Suibhne. The castle sits on a small peninsula surrounded on three sides by water with a moat cut into the rock on the landward side. Irish singer Brian ...
  • Ards Forest Park
    Ards Forest Park
    Ards Forest Park Ards Forest Park is a fabulous destination for a day trip and will provide much to do on many a repeat visit. The park covers approximately 1200 acres. It includes a variety of habitats, among them sand dunes, beaches, salt marshes, salt water lakes, rock face and, of course, coniferous and deciduous ...
  • Great Pollet sea arch
    Great Pollet sea arch
    Great Pollet Sea Arch The Great Pollet Sea Arch is a real hidden gem of Fanad in County Donegal. It is a spectacular natural sea arch and a fantastic example of marine erosion. It is located on a totally unspoilt stretch of coastline and has a lovely pebble beach adjoining it. This beautiful landmark is ...
  • Sliabh Liag sea cliffs
    Sliabh Liag sea cliffs
    Sliabh Liag sea cliffs. Europe’s highest sea cliffs Sliabh Liag is one of County Donegal and North West Ireland’s most spectacular visitor attractions. Rising almost 2000 ft / 598 m from the Atlantic, one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe and twice as high as the cliffs of Moher.  At the base of the ...
  • Knockalla
    Knockalla Knockalla Mountain (Cnoc Colbha – “Hill of the ledge or edge”) also known as ‘The Devils Backbone’ is made of quartzite stone and affords stunning views of Lough Swilly and Malin Head on a clear day. It is approximately 360m in height and  can be accessed  from the village of Glenvar via the ‘Way ...
  • Donegal Islands
    Donegal Islands
    Donegal Islands The Donegal Islands are truly a trip into history and a visit to at least one of these fantastic islands is a must on any holiday to Donegal. A céad míle fáilte – a hundred thousand welcomes – to these islands in northwest Donegal, rare jewels in the blue Atlantic – Gola, Inishbofin, ...
  • Tory Island
    Tory Island
    Tory Island Oilean Toraigh, Tory Island, with a population of just 170 people, is an incredible and delightful Donegal Island. Words alone, no matter how finely woven, could ever give a true impression of the rugged beauty of Tory, the indominatable spirit of its Gaelic speaking people or their rich cultural inheritance. Tory must be ...
  • Inishowen Peninsula
    Inishowen Peninsula
    Inishowen Peninsula Inishowen (Irish: Inis Eoghain, meaning “Island of Eoghan”) is the peninsula which can be seen directly to the East of Fanad on a map on the other side of Lough Swilly. The two peninsulas are connected by a seasonal ferry running from Rathmullan to Buncrana. Check info and timetables on the Lough Swilly Ferry ...

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