Donegal Craft Village is a showcase for contemporary arts and crafts in Ireland. Stop off and indulge in the award winning restaurant renowned for its freshly ground coffee,
Places to visit in Donegal
Colin Stafford-Johnson visits the tranquil setting of Sheskinmore in west Donegal and even in the height of summer, it still remains unspoiled in its beauty
Perched on a headland overlooking Lough Swilly, Fort Dunree is a military museum that incorporates a Napoleonic tower into more recent World War I defenses
Inch Island is connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway and is largely fertile on it’s eastern side while its western side has steep mountain sides and a a coastline punctuated by little harbours and a few sandy beaches.
This compact maritime museum, in the harbour home of a busy fishing fleet, is housed in the old 1857 coast-guard station. Outside are grand views of Lough Foyle above a monument to those lost while working at sea.
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 of rugged mountains and pristine lakes. The Park, over 14,000 acres in extent consists of three areas
Cruit Island is one of the main islands of the Rosses, now joined to the mainland near Kincasslagh. With some of the finest beaches in Donegal and a marvellous golf course, the island is a very popular tourism destination.
Located on Doagh Island in north Inishowen and close to the golf resort of Ballyliffin, this highly recommended visitor attraction recounts life in Ireland at the time of the famine
Fort Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of Inishowen’s most beautiful and peaceful locations
Exploring the sandy beaches and rocky shores of Donegal, Bill Heaney meets an old man by the sea who recalls hard work in the Scottish Highlands