Things to see and do - Donegal
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Donegal Travel guide
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.
Tourist attractions Donegal : Things to see and do
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..
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..
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.
The Diamond IRL - Donegal
Located in the Diamond at the heart of Donegal Town, the Central offers varied dining, regular live entertainment and complimentary leisure facilities. Owned by the White Hotel Group, the Central Hotel Donegal sits amid the town’s 25 bars and restau..
The Mullins IRL - Donegal .
Mill Park is within a 10-minute walk from Donegal Castle and the Old Franciscan Abbey. It offers large rooms with free Wi-Fi, pool, restaurant and free parking. The spacious rooms at the Mill Park Hotel have TVs, telephones and hairdryers. Some room..
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 ..
IRL - Bundoran
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.
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 ..
Paddy Harte Rd IRL - Letterkenny
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.
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.