Welcome to County Donegal

Donegal's rugged interior, with its remote mountain passes and shimmering lakes, is only marginally outdone by the long and labyrinthine coastline with windswept peninsulas and isolated pubs. In recent years the local food scene has been flourishing, and delicious fresh seafood is never far away. Proudly independent, one-third of Donegal is official Gaeltacht territory, with Irish the lingua franca.

After its northern start in Derry, the Wild Atlantic Way really begins to strut its stuff here as the county's untamed craggy coastline truly puts the wild into the way.

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Mysteries of Inishowen private day tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Grianan Of Aileach, County DonegalA ring fort built c. 1700 BC Duration: 30 minutesStop At: O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle, Buncrana, County DonegalA 15th century Norman tower house that was home to Cahir O'Doherty, the last chieftain of Inishowen and played a significant part to the history of Inishowen and Ulster as a whole. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Fort Dunree Military Museum, Buncrana, County DonegalA visit to Fort Dunree will include a video film presentation in the audio-visual theatre, access to museum displays which fully demonstrate life at Fort Dunree, showing its vital role in coastal defense, neutrality protection and a range of coastal artillery.The underground bunkers also house a collection of artifacts that give meaning and insight into the day to day operation of the Fort.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mamore Gap, Clonmany, County DonegalOne of the most scenic passes in Ireland overlooking lough Swilly, the village of Uris, Dunaff and Leenan beachDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Carrickabraghy Castle, Clonmany, County DonegalCarrickabraghy Castle stands at the north-western extremity of the Isle of Doagh, at the head of Pollan Bay.Built in the 16th century on a rocky promontory with spectacular views of the Donegal hills and headlands, this O’Doherty stronghold stands on the site of a pre-Viking settlement Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Five Fingers Strand, Malin, County DonegalFrom an upper viewing point, we'll see Pollen Bay, some of the highest sand dunes in Europe and in low tide, a ship wreck from the Spanish Armada! Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Malin Head, County DonegalAt the farthest northwest tip of the Island of Ireland, we'll see one of the most significant signal heads on the island as well as rugged coast line and natural beauty that the producers of Star Wars felt it perfect for one of their many film locations dotted throughout the country. Duration: 30 minutes