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Top things to do in County Donegal

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Slieve League (Carrick)
Ranked #1 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Geologic Formations; Lookouts
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Ranked #2 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

On the way to Malin Head in County Donegal, take the time to detour out to Doagh Isle, to the Famine Musuem. Parking is readily available, and the admission fee is reasonable... more »

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Ranked #3 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Castles; National Parks
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Mamore Gap (Clonmany)
Ranked #4 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Scenic Drives
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Glenveagh Castle (Letterkenny)
Ranked #5 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Tropical world (Letterkenny)
Ranked #6 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Other zoos & aquariums; Zoos/Aquariums
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Lough Eske (Donegal Town)
Ranked #7 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Swan Park (Buncrana)
Ranked #9 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

Malin Head is considered to be the jewel of the North. And there's more info on getting there in the County Donegal forum. Visit their website to see and hear all you need to... more »

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Ranked #11 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #12 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Beaches
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Hornhead Loop (Dunfanaghy)
Ranked #13 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Narin Beach (Narin-Portnoo)
Ranked #14 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Beaches
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Mount Errigal (Letterkenny)
Ranked #15 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Mountains; Hiking Trails
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Ranked #16 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Specialty Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The Bookshop has served customers in Inishowen for nearly 30 years. It has been a mainstay of Inishowen life for those years,... more » Owner description: The Bookshop has served customers in Inishowen for nearly 30 years. It has been a mainstay of Inishowen life for those years, providing the widest range of books on Donegal and the North West available anywhere. As well as that we have thousands of books on every subject under the sun including anything relating to Ireland (history, politics, geography, fiction etc., an extensive thriller, romance and general fiction sections. Upstairs we have sport, cookery, music, world history, religion, travel, mind body & soul, biographies and much much more. And of course not forgetting our extensive vinyl collection. It's a must visit if you are in the area. « less
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Glengesh Pass (Ardara)
Ranked #17 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Legend says it was built by the ancient gods; the ring fort was known as the Sun Palace and was held sacred. Traces of... more » Owner description: Legend says it was built by the ancient gods; the ring fort was known as the Sun Palace and was held sacred. Traces of ancient earthworks, dating to the early Iron Age, surround the fort, enclosing an area of about 5 acres (0.02 km2). The fort itself was probably built in the early centuries of the Christian era. From the 5th to the 12th century AD it served as the royal seat of the O Neill sept of Aileach; it was destroyed by Murtogh O Brien, king of Munster in 1101. To make the demolition complete, the king ordered each of his soldiers to take away a stone from the fort. Grianan of Aileach was reconstructed by Dr Bernard of Derry in 1870, but archaeologists are doubtful about the inner restoration. Surrounding the stone fort are three concentric low walls which formed part of the original fortification of the fort. « less
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Ranked #19 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums
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Ranked #20 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: A replica of a coastal thatched cottage village that offers a glimpse at life as it was lived in Glencolmcille in past... more » Owner description: A replica of a coastal thatched cottage village that offers a glimpse at life as it was lived in Glencolmcille in past centuries.We will teach you a couple of phrases in Gaelic.Our Amenities includes 6 thatched cottages with original artifacts depicting different era's.a Craft shop which promotes a big range of local crafts.Our Tea House has a variety of Home Baked Goods,Soup,Sandwiches,Paninis,Irish Coffees etc.We are located at a beautiful beach with stunning views of the wild atlantic.We hope to re-open our much loved Nature walk at the back of The Folk Village later this year.Call in for a mug of Tae the Kettle is always on. « less
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Ranked #21 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Rory Gallagher Statue (Ballyshannon)
Ranked #22 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Nature and Parks
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Buncrana Beach (Buncrana)
Ranked #24 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Beaches

Buncrana is a small seaside town on the inishowen gateway.  Beautiful beaches and lovely river side walk "Swan Park" which takes you down to the bridge.  You can easily reach the... more »

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Donegal Castle (Donegal Town)
Ranked #25 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Castles; Landmarks

Donegal Castle is in the heart of the town and is well worth a visit. More info about the castle:  http://en.wikiped... more »

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Ranked #26 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A visitor centre with a difference: Face arrest and fingerprinting at the hands of our foul-tempered guard and mingle with... more » Owner description: A visitor centre with a difference: Face arrest and fingerprinting at the hands of our foul-tempered guard and mingle with some of Donegal's Most Wanted. Avoid solitary confinement, dodge the stocks and stay well clear of any asylum inmates you should meet along the way! Plan your escape and sneak upstairs to our bistro-style restaurant, comfortably at home in what was once the grand courtroom. Guided "Live" tours of the original prison cells are available Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm in the summer months, with the last tour departing at 3pm. Please ring in advance to confirm availability of a tour guide or to book a guided tour for outside of these times. « less
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Ranked #27 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Art gallery of professional artist Stephen Bennett. The gallery, consisting of 2 rooms, houses a large collection of... more » Owner description: Art gallery of professional artist Stephen Bennett. The gallery, consisting of 2 rooms, houses a large collection of Stephen's original paintings and also a range of limited edition prints. « less
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Poison Glen (Gweedore)
Ranked #28 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: This is a new pet farm which my husband and I discovered in Letterkenny two weeks ago while holidaying with our 2 children.... more » Owner description: This is a new pet farm which my husband and I discovered in Letterkenny two weeks ago while holidaying with our 2 children. This farm was excellent value for money and the outdoor play area for kids was fantastic. They have an indoor area for birds, rabbites, guinea pigs, chipmunks and a large outdoor area which has pigs, bores, a lama. There is also a small tea room and the staff there were very nice and came out in the rain to show my children how to use the large tyre slide. I will definetly be going back and am delighted we found this attraction as we visit Letterkenny quite often. « less
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Ranked #30 of 116 attractions in County Donegal
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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