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 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.
Natural Feature in Kilcar & Carrick

Slieve League

The Cliffs of Moher get more publicity, but the cliffs of Slieve League are higher. In fact, these spectacular sea cliffs are among the highest in Europe, plunging some 600m to the sea.From Teelin, a road through th…
Museum in Glencolumbcille

Father McDyer's Folk Village

A museum with a mission, this folk centre was established by the forward-thinking Father James McDyer in 1967 to freeze-frame traditional folk life for posterity. It's housed in a huddle of thatched cottages re-crea…
Museum in Killybegs

Killybegs International Carpet Making & Fishing Centre

The former factory of Donegal Carpets provides a good overview of the town's history. The fun wheelhouse simulator lets you 'steer' a fishing trawler into the harbour. Don't expect to see any carpets being made as t…
Museum in Kilcar & Carrick

Studio Donegal

Though mechanised in the 1960s, there has been a hand-weaving tweed mill here for more than a century. Visitors are often invited upstairs to see spinners and weavers in action, before browsing jackets, hats, throws…
Archaeological Site in Loughrea Peninsula

Dolmen Ecocentre

Learn about several local prehistoric sites, including the grand Kilclooney More Court Tomb, as well as a tortoise-like passage tomb a short walk up a track, to the left of the church.
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.
Beach in Glencolumbcille

Malinbeg Beach

At Malinbeg you'll find a sheltered bay bitten out of low cliffs, with 60 steps descending to a gorgeous little sandy beach. It's 6km past the folk village.
Museum in Ardara

Ardara Heritage Centre

Set in the old town courthouse, this volunteer-run centre traces the story of Donegal tweed, from sheep shearing to dye production and weaving.