Top Choice Historic Building in Donegal Town

Donegal Castle

Guarding a picturesque bend of the River Eske, Donegal Castle remains an imperious monument to both Irish and English might. Dating to the 15th century, the castle was rebuilt in 1623 by Sir Basil Brooke, along with…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Dunfanaghy & Around

Horn Head

The towering headland of Horn Head has some of the Wild Atlantic Way's most spectacular scenery, with dramatic quartzite cliffs, topped with bog and heather, rearing over 180m high. The narrow road from Dunfanaghy (…
Top Choice Beach in Glencolumbcille

Doonalt Beach

This sandy beach with brisk waves is in Doonalt, immediately west of the village; access is from the car park opposite the folk museum.
Top Choice Island in Loughrea Peninsula

Iniskeel Island

You can walk out to this tiny island at low tide from the sandy tip of the Blue Flag beach between Narin and Portnoo. St Connell, a cousin of St Colmcille (Columba), founded a monastery here in the 6th century and t…
Top Choice Beach in Falcarragh & Gortahork

Magheraroarty Beach

A beautiful beach that curves for more than 3km. There are good walks along the shore and through the dunes. Even better are the views out to the islands, including Tory.
Top Choice Beach in Portsalon & Fanad Head

Ballymastocker Beach

Once named the second most beautiful beach in the world by the British newspaper the Observer, this tawny-coloured Blue Flag beach is a fine place to while away the hours.
Top Choice Historic Site in Carndonagh

Donagh Cross

The intricate 7th-century Donagh Cross stands under a shelter by an Anglican church at the west end of town. It's carved with a darling short-bodied, big-eyed figure of Jesus, smiling impishly. Flanking the cross ar…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Malin Head

Banba's Crown

On the northernmost tip of Malin Head, called Banba's Crown, stands a cumbersome 1805 clifftop tower that was built by the British admiralty and later used as a Lloyds signal station. Around it are concrete huts tha…
Top Choice Beach in Culdaff & Around

Culdaff Beach

This Blue Flag beach is good for swimming and windsurfing. You can wander its gorgeous length and get lost in the grassy sand dunes. There's a fun playground.
Gardens in Mountcharles

Salthill Gardens

Behind century-old stone walls, the contemporary garden design of Salthill Gardens bursts with perennials, roses, lilies and clematis. It's 2km southwest of the village.