Donegal Day Trip

Harvey's Point

Harvey's Point is an all suite luxury hotel on the shores of Lough Eske and at the foot of the Bluestack Mountains, situated 6km from Donegal Town. This Donegal four-star hotel was cited for its stunning location, luxurious accommodation and waterside fine dining restaurant.

Killybegs

Killybegs (Irish: Na Cealla Beaga) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. It is the largest fishing port in the county and on the island of Ireland. It is located on the south coast of the county, north of Donegal Bay, near Donegal Town. The town is situated at the head of a scenic harbour and at the base of a vast mountainous tract extending northward. In the summer, there is a street festival celebrating the fish catches and incorporating the traditional "Blessing of the Boats". It has a population of 1,297.

Glencolmcille Folk Village

Glencolmcille is nestled deep in the northwest corner of the island of Ireland. It owes its name to St. Columba, one of Ireland's three patron saints, who came to this far flung glen in the 6th century. The name Glencolmcille, or "Gleann Cholm Cille" in the Irish language, literally means "The Glen of St. Columba's Church." Monuments of the early Irish Christian era are numerous: the standing stones emblazoned with Christian crosses, the ruined cells and even the place names are a reminder that the parish was a place of monastic activity perhaps as early as 450 AD.

The Folk Village Museum was the initiative of a dynamic Donegal priest, Father James McDyer. It opened in 1967 with three cottages, built and furnished in just three months through local community effort. New cottages and exhibits have been added over the years. Tucked into a rocky hillside, the Folk Village offers visitors a warm Donegal welcome and an intimate experience of a past way of life.

The Folk Village Museum offers an excellent guided tour for the visitor. In the tour you will experience life as it was in the 1700’s, 1800's and 1900’s. Our thatched cottage are exact replicas of those belonging to that era and are furnished accordingly. Take a look at how our ancestors lived, cooked, the beds they lay on, the tools they used, their means of lighting and heat. For those of you who can trace your ancestors to Ireland, this is an ideal opportunity to see rural life at first hand.

Sea Cliffs Scenic Drive

Slieve League is a mountain on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres (1,972 ft), it has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland. Although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Slieve League's cliffs reach almost three times higher. Slieve League is often photographed from a viewpoint known as Bunglass. It can be reached by means of a narrow road that departs from Teelin. The final few kilometers of this route is built along a precipice and includes several places where it turns at the crest of a rise.