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Irlande, Donegal, vue plongeante sur village en bord de mer
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Donegal : Michelin's recommendations


This small, attractive town is located at the mouth of the River Eske, which rises in the Blue Stack Mountains. It is an ideal departure point for excursions northwards into the mountains and glens, westwards through dramatic costal scenery or southwards to the seaside resorts on Donegal Bay.

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Tourist attractions Donegal : Things to see and do

  • Glenveagh National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    R 251 IRL - Kilmacrenan

    Glenveagh National Park (9 667ha) consists of Lough Beagh, the surrounding bog, moorland and natrual woodlands of oak and birch. The luxurious gardens around a romantic granite castle, situated on a hill near the lake, are a vivid contrast. The Visit..

  • Donegal Coast Recommended Recommended

    IRL - Donegal

    Facing the full force of Atlantic gales in winter, this remote and rugged coastline of deep sea-inlets, jagged cliffs and sandy beaches is backed by spectacular mountains and blanket bog. Its pristine landscapes are largely intact and unspoilt. On th..

  • Glengesh Pass Recommended Recommended

    R 263 IRL - Glencolumbkille

    There is a splendid view from the head of the pass across the green glaciated valley, enclosed by steep, rugged mountains. Hairpin bends carry the road down to the river.

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Hotels Donegal

  • Dorrians Imperial Hotel

    Main Street IRL - Ballyshannon

    Right in Ballyshannon’s centre, Dorrians Imperial Hotel offers home-cooked Irish cuisine, and rooms with en suite bathrooms. There is free parking and an on-site bar and restaurant. Looking out over Ballyshannon and traditionally furnished, each roo..

  • Sandhouse Hotel

    Rossnowlagh IRL - Rossnowlagh

    The 4-star Sandhouse Hotel overlooks the sandy Blue Flag Rossnowlagh Beach on Donegal Bay. It offers a luxury spa, hot tub, an award-winning restaurant and free parking. The spacious rooms at the Hotel Sandhouse all feature bathrooms with baths and ..

  • Abbey Hotel Donegal

    The Diamond IRL - Donegal

    Located on the main square of the beautiful coastal town of Donegal, the 3-star Abbey Hotel is located right next to Donegal Castle. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, free parking and a restaurant using fresh, Irish produce. Comforta..

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Restaurants Donegal

  • Tribeca Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Paddy Harte Rd IRL - Letterkenny

  • Browns on the Green Comfortable restaurant 

    Letterkenny Golf Club, Barn Hill IRL - Letterkenny

    Situated on the first floor of a golf club but with views of the mountains rather than the course. A cosy lounge leads into the intimate modern dining room. Refined dishes are modern interpretations of tried-and-tested classics.

  • Cedars Comfortable restaurant 

    IRL - Donegal

    Stylish, modern restaurant in a 17C castle close to the lough, with romantic booths to the rear and a slate terrace boasting views over the lawns and woodland. Small menu with international influences, but Donegal produce to the fore.

  • Harvey's Point Very comfortable restaurant 

    Lough Eske, Barnesmore IRL - Donegal

    A formal, traditional restaurant set within a family-owned country house hotel; its semi-circular windows afford delightful views of the lough. Classic dishes make use of local Donegal produce and are presented in a modern manner.

  • Castle Murray House Comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    St John's Point IRL - Dunkineely

    Established restaurant in a delightful coastal location, offering great castle, sea and sunset views. Start in the snug bar with its seafaring memorabilia then move to the spacious dining room, large conservatory or flagstoned terrace. The classical ..

  • Bistro Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    IRL - Bundoran

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