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South Donegal Private Tour provided by Donegal Tour Guide

South Donegal Private Tour
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About
"Donegal Tour Guide", Henry Doohan is a native of County Donegal and passionate about showcasing the gems of his homeland. A South Donegal tour is a jam packed day rewarded with experiences and memories to last a lifetime. Immerse yourself in the traditional Irish culture at Glemcolmcille Folk Village and visit the heritage town of Ardara. Enjoy views of views of the Atlantic Ocean, Donegal Bay and the Sligo Mountains from over 600m high at Sliabh Liag sea cliffs. All South Donegal tours are custom built to suit the interests of the tourist, their location and timeframe available. The following is a suggestion of some of the attractions to include while on a day trip of South Donegal.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 134112P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Glencolmcille Folk Village
  • Entry/Admission - Ardara Heritage Centre
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is available from all accommodation in Co. Donegal.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Glencolmcille Folk Village
  • Entry/Admission - Ardara Heritage Centre
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is available from all accommodation in Co. Donegal.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Slieve League
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Glengesh Pass
  • 2
    Glencolmcille Folk Village
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Barbara D
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Henry the BEST Tour Guide
Sep 2021
We planned a trip to Donegal as that is where my grandmother was born. Unfortunately she died at an early age and I never met her. We saw Henry online and gave him a call. We are so glad we did! He was very knowledgeable about the history and geography of Donegal. We were looking for a cousin who lives there and Henry actually had a friend who knew him and he brought us straight to his home. It was amazing how many people he knew (many were distant relatives!)
We would certainly recommend Henry. He was talkative, but not too much. He has a good sense of humor and was a terrific guide for our trip! A tour with Henry will be one of your best experiences in Donegal. John & Barb Daly
Written October 17, 2021
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Hi John and Barbara, We had so many strokes of luck on your tour, it was incredible. It was my absolute pleasure to be a small part of your visit. Thanks for leaving a lovely review. I hope to see you again soon. All my best, Henry
Written October 21, 2021
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DaveFMS
Sheffield, UK6 contributions
Brilliant day
Aug 2021
All we can say is what a brilliant tour guide Henry is and a fantastic service that he provides. We had a brilliant day from start to finish, Henry was prompt on time and the vehicle was immaculate and so comfortable. Henry was very knowledgeable about the area and provided us with information for our youngest daughter on where to go to look for rocks/gemstones and crystals, Henry was extremely patient with my dad who has trouble walking and provided the upmost care for my dad (Grandad) and all of us. It was a great way to see places and learn more about Donegal/Inishowen. If you are in the area do yourself a favour and book Henry you really will not be disappointed. We also learned from Henry the correct way to say Sliabh Liag after many failed attempts!
Written August 29, 2021
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Hi David, It was my pleasure taking you all around South Donegal. Grandad is a gentleman and was great company, as were you all. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor and Facebook. I really appreciate it. Take care, Henry
Written August 31, 2021
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Mikee
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
South Donegal and Inishowen Tours
We are a group of 7 and spent 2 days with Henry touring us in South Donegal and Inishowen Peninsula. Hands down the best tour and Henry as the best tour guide we ever had! I was reaching out to Henry first about our trip to Donegal and was honestly so torn which tour to do best (all looks very interesting!!) given our limited time. Henry was very kindly recommending the 2 tours and on half day he wasn’t available, he recommend us to other tour with another brilliant tour guide. We really appreciate it!

South Donegal is such a gold especially we’ve visited it on a sunny day. Highly recommend going for it if you only had a day. Both South Donegal and Inishowen Peninsula drives were scenic and just so beautiful. Henry is very knowledgeable sharing histories/stories and was generally just a brilliant guy making us all feel comfortable and spoiling us like VIPs. Not to mention Henry’s car is superb and very clean and comfortable. We were also touring on his birthday giving us a good opportunity to show our gratitude for taking care of us in Donegal. Thanks again, Henry! Highly recommend his tour folks 👍🏼
Written August 7, 2021
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Hi Wander56734114386, This is a great review to find on TripAdvisor - thank you so much. It was my pleasure spending two days with you and your friends and you honestly made working on my birthday so much fun! (I'm still smiling about my birthday gift!) I hope to see you in Donegal again in the future. Stay in touch. All my best, Henry
Written August 8, 2021
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Boris Yu
1 contribution
A fascinating trip to remember for a lifetime
Jul 2021
The tour itself was a very immersive experience. The tour guide was a lovely gent who drove smoothly and explained the journey very well beforehand in which we understood and knew what was to be expected for the day. Everything was hassle-free and comfortable.

100% would recommend to anyone who stays in an Airbnb or if transportation would be a problem as they offer collect and drop off services.
Written August 4, 2021
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Dear borisy954, Thanks very much for you kind feedback on your private tour of South Donegal. I really appreciate it. Take care, Henry
Written August 8, 2021
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Shane M
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Brilliant day
We spent our honeymoon in Donegal and rounded off the trip with the South Donegal Private Tour. Couldn't recommend Henry highly enough. We had a fantastic time.
I booked through the chat feature on his website and was pleasantly surprised with the prompt reply. The South Donegal tour takes in miles of perfect scenery with plenty of pitstops including Killybegs, Slieve League Cliffs, Glencolmcille Folk Village and Ardara.
We opted for the additional picnic made up of local food and drinks which I'd highly recommend particularly during restrictions in dining.
If we had travelled with Henry earlier in our stay we would probably have done another day's tour. The whole experience is very chilled out while taking in as much as possible at a really nice pace. Highly recommended.
Written July 26, 2021
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Hi Shane, Congratulations again to you both on your recent wedding. I'm glad that I could be a small part of the celebrations. Thanks for your kind words about the tour and picnic, I really appreciate it. Best wishes to you both. Henry
Written August 8, 2021
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Bromero66
Galway, Ireland29 contributions
Excellent tour! Recommended.
What a great experience! Highly recommended. Henry arrived on the minute and collected us at our hotel. His vehicle is clean, super comfortable and cool (it was a very hot day). Setting out on our tour, Henry made sure we were comfortable, asked if we had any requests and off we went. I appreciated him going off the beaten path sometimes to show us beautiful, breathtaking sights like Malin Beg. He has an excellent knowledge of Donegal, the community and the culture, and shared that throughout. Henry had arranged a great picnic lunch for us as well which we enjoyed at Sliabh Liag. We will definitely be booking a future tour with Henry. Thank you!
Written July 20, 2021
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Hi Bromero66, Thanks for choosing me to take you and your family on a South Donegal tour. The pleasure was all mine. Glad to hear you enjoyed the picnic option also. I hope to meet you again in the future. You might all relocate to Donegal yet ;) Best wishes, Henry
Written July 24, 2021
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lil
1 contribution
Incredible Experience
My parents booked this tour with Henry and it was breathtaking. The sights and locations were all so beautiful and filled with history. Henry was such an amazing tour guide. He was extremely accommodating, charismatic and informative! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to spend a day in Donegal.
Written July 20, 2021
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Hi lilliaro, Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed the day out with your family and happy to hear you did too. Hopefully I'll see you again in the not-too-distant future. Take care, Henry
Written July 24, 2021
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Linda
Bayville, NJ2 contributions
South Donegal Tour
Nov 2019
Henry took us on a private tour. We went to Donegal Castle and Slieve League Cliffs. We stopped in a local shop and the employee showed us how they make the Irish Tweed.
We also stopped along the way for photo opportunites and for lunch. I would highly recommend Henry as your tour guide. He went above and beyond to show us a good time. We never felt rushed in any of the places we visited. He is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the area. Henry even dropped us off at the Shopping Center at the end of the tour as we had time before our bus was departing. I hope our paths cross again Henry. Thank you again! Linda and Kaitlyn
Written May 14, 2020
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Dear Linda and Kaitlyn, Thanks for reminding me of the lovely day that we had in South Donegal at the end of last year. Amidst the current pandemic, it is really lovely to read this along with your 5 star rating. I really appreciate you taking the time to post here. I also hope our paths cross again. Take care and stay safe. Henry
Written June 30, 2020
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Maria P
1 contribution
The best one!
Dec 2019
Henry is one of the best guides we ever meet. Everything was fantastic! Top of the top!! very recommendable
Written February 9, 2020
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DonegalTourGuideHD
Hi Maria, Your review is very kind - thank you very much! All my best, Henry
Written February 27, 2020
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Nancy B
1 contribution
Amazing South Donegal Tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
Henry was great about making this tour for US. We saw and did things you wouldn’t do on a group your. We went into a local hand-knitters home, had tea and visited. Went to Maghera Beach, stopped at roadside stops for photos. Spent time at Slieve League and Glendesh Pass. Highly recommend doing a private tour w Henry!
Written September 19, 2019
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DonegalTourGuideHD
Hi Nancy, It was my pleasure to show you the real Donegal with some unplanned stops along the way. Thanks for taking the time to share your review. All my best, Henry
Written October 14, 2019
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About the operator

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Wedding Day Cars
Henry was absolutely fantastic! He took my bridesmaids and groomsmen for our wedding. He was great at answering que
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Airport Transfer
We hired Henry for an airport transfer from Dublin to Donegal. He was professional, personable and offered several
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The two Greencastles.
Henry was referred to me by the staff at Redcastle Hotel when I was planning my trip in 2020. He picked me up and t
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The Best Driver You Will Ever Find
Henry's stellar customer service is the best you will ever experience. My wife and I highly recommend him, without
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Best wedding car drivers we could have asked for!
We booked Henry & Joseph for our wedding cars in July'21 and we'd highly recommend. They were so accommodating, wer
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Inishowen Tour
I highly recommend booking with Henry if you want to see Donegal. We went on the Inishowen Tour and it was a full
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Three beautiful days in Donegal
We booked three tours from Henry (Inishowen, Fanad and South Donegal). During these days we saw a lot of beautiful
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the only way to see Donegal
Our family of four had one of the best experiences we've had traveling around Ireland thanks to Henry. We booked He
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Reliable, knowledgeable, and good fun
Henry took brought us from Donegal airport. He has been very efficient in communication, was full of knowledge abou
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Indispensable
Henry is a godsend to people like us who don't like to drive on holidays. With public transport almost non-existent
Meghanmcnulty
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Donegal Tour
Henry is an amazing tour guide. My mom and I had a blast. He is extrmeley knowledgable about history and the hist
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Fun, Flexible, Fantastic
Henry Doohan and other members of Donegal Tour Guide could not have been more welcoming to myself and my family dur
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Greaat Experience
We wanted to visit Ireland and see where my Wife's ancestors came from. She had done some research and had limited
Harald K
Harald K
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Fantastic Tour with Henry
I have been in September in Donegal. The Tour with Henry has been fantastic. I have seen a lot of the landscape fro
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Wonderful Two Days in County Donegal
Henry was a great tour guide and very easy to work with. He picked us up at our hotel in Donegal town and took us
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