Places to Visit in Donegal, Ireland, Europe

Places to Visit in Donegal, Ireland, Europe

Donegal is a county in Ulster Province in North West part of Ireland and spans a total area of 4,841 square kilometers (1,869 square miles). Donegal is the 4th largest county in the country and there are 18 towns in the country surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and forest regions.

Donegal is surrounded by Killybegs, Ballyshannon, Ballybofey, Dubgloe, Bundoran and Letterkenny towns and Dublin is situated at the distance of 142 kilometers from Donegal. Coordinates of Donegal are 54.6500° N, 8.1170° W.


History of Donegal:

During the historical era, the county was called a Tirconaill, Tirconnell or Tyrconnell and county is renowned for its mighty Clann Dalaigh and until the year 1600, the region was one of the powerful and richest Gaelic regions on the island. English Crown captured the county in 1585 and the county was deeply affected by the Great Famine in 1840s and vast part of the region was destroyed.


Explore Donegal:

Slieve League:

Slieve League is situated nearly 30 kilometers from Donegal town is a mountain on the Atlantic coast at an elevation of 601 meters (1,972 feet) above the sea level and surrounded by some of the elevated sea cliffs on the island.

Glenveagh National Park:

Glenveagh National Park is situated in the middle of Donegal County is the second largest national park in the country spans an area of 170 square miles surrounded by woods and lake and delight to visit the place due to lush greenery.


Malin Head:

Malin Head is situated at tip of the north part of the county is surrounded by mountains and faces Atlantic Ocean and along the coast one can spend a leisure time.


Blue Stack Mountains:

Blue Stack Mountains is a chain of mountains in south of Donegal County and Croaghbarnes is the highest mount situated at an altitude of 674 meters and surrounded by greenery.


Other Places to Visit in Donegal:

  • Grianan of Aileach
  • Glenveagh Castle
  • Ards Forest Park
  • Donegal Railway Station
  • Finn Valley
  • Arranmore Island
  • Fanad Peninsula
  • Laggan Valley
  • Tory Island
  • Slieve League

Best time to visit Donegal:

Donegal experiences mild humid temperate type of weather with warm summers and no dry season and temperature typically varies from 2° C to 19° C and best time to visit Donegal is from June to September.


Reaching Donegal:

By Air:

Donegal Airport is located at the distance of 70 kilometers from center of the town is the only airport in the Donegal County and popularly known as Carrickfinn Airport within the province. Donegal has regular and scheduled flights to Dublin and Glasgow cities.


By Road:

Donegal is situated in North West part of Ireland and Bus Eireann is the main bus operator in Ireland that connects Donegal from other parts of the state like Dublin, Derry, Galway, Sligo, Letterkenny and other cities and towns in the country. Donegal is connected through N15 and N3 highways from other parts of the country.


Accommodation in Donegal:

Donegal is situated in the North West part of the island and county is enclosed with number of hotels, hostels, resorts and guesthouses for the cozy and sumptuous of the tourists with all the world class facilities and amenities and hospitality. Hotel rooms in Donegal are designed as per the need and luxury of the tourists and boats facilities like dry cleaning, baby sitting, valet parking, free Wi-Fi internet, internet services, fitness centre, 24-hours front desk, elevator and many more and cost from $ 30 to $ 300 and above per day. List of hotels in Donegal are as follows:

  • Mill Park Hotel
  • Murvagh Links Manor
  • Abbey Hotel Donegal
  • Dorrians Imperial Hotel
  • Clanree Hotel Conference & Leisure Centre
  • Caisleain Oir Hotel
  • Rougey Lodge Hostel
  • Maddens Bridge Bar, Restaurant & Guesthouse
  • Bank House Guesthouse
  • Solis Lough Eske Castle
  • Harvey’s Point Hotel
  • Donegal Manor & Cookery School
  • Pine View Self Catering Holiday Home

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