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Donegal Town Guide

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Donegal Town Heritage Guide
Donegal Town Heritage Guide

Donegal Town is County Donegal's gateway town. Its name translates from the Irish Dún na nGall as 'fort of the foreigners', the foreigners here being the Vikings.

Donegal gave its name to County...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Donegal Guide
Donegal Guide

2014 update: this guide is part of the free Donegal App http://www.donegalapp.com/

For those in the know, Donegal is a word that can make the heart skip a beat. The first few notes of Paul Brady's...

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Donegal Town Bank Walk
Donegal Town Bank Walk

Donegal Town is fortunate to have a 'walk in the country' so near the middle of town in the form of the bank walk. It's the perfect early evening stroll prior to a meal - a mile to the end and a mile...

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Donegal Town Food Guide
Donegal Town Food Guide

Donegal Town been described as a 'Kinsale' of the north for dining by no less a figure than Paulo Tulli and we are delighted to share its many notable food heroes with the Donegal Town Food Guide....

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Slieve League Coastal Drive Along Donegal Bay
Slieve League Coastal Drive Along Donegal Bay

Enjoy the best sights and sounds around the magnificent Donegal bay - one of the great scenic road journeys in Ireland. With Donegal Town as our base, we weave along the coast road to make our way to...

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Donegal Town App
Donegal Town App

Donegal Town is quite simply the perfect place to base yourself for a very enjoyable, affordable and memorable holiday. Surrounded by the Bluestack mountains and at the mouth of Donegal Bay, it is an...

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Donegal's Greatest 'Shrines'
Donegal's Greatest 'Shrines'

Two of the great sacred cows of 20th century Ireland seem to be inextricably linked to Donegal, the Irish language via Gaeltacht schools and penitence via Lough Derg. They may well have cast a cloud...

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The Bluestack Way Part 1
The Bluestack Way Part 1

Opposite the Bank of Ireland on the Diamond, you'll see a sign that marks the starting point of arguably the finest walk in the north west of Ireland. No doubt you'll have studied the route of the...

The Bluestack Way Part 2
The Bluestack Way Part 2

Local poet William Allingham may well have had Lough Eske in mind when he wrote his poem, 'Four Ducks on a Pond': -

Four ducks on a pond,
A grass-bank beyond,
A blue sky of spring,
White clouds on...

Leghowney Loop Scenic Walk
Leghowney Loop Scenic Walk

The Leghowney Loop Scenic Walk starts off punishing you with little to see and a lot to climb, but perservere and you shall be richly rewarded. We have taken the shorter of the walks on this trail,...

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Donegal Bay Coastal Drive to Yeats Country
Donegal Bay Coastal Drive to Yeats Country

The Donegal Bay Coastal Drive to Yeats Country is a 50 mile drive along the picturesque southern side of Donegal bay with some wonderful off the road locations to enjoy.

We'll take you as far as...

Coole Abbey Loop - Castlelyons
Coole Abbey Loop - Castlelyons

From the Community Centre, walk toward Fermoy and then, at the Franciscan Abbey crossroads, turn left toward Kill-St-Anne Cemetery. Take the first turn right and, if you wish, visit the old cemetery,...