Bus Eireann provide services to County Donegal from Dublin, Sligo, Belfast and other counties. For further information on bus services telephone: 01 8366111 or 074 21309
Ulster Bus, in conjunction with Lough Swilly Bus Service, serves Belfast, Strabane, Enniskillen, Ballybofey, Glenties, Killybegs, Donegal Town, and Ballyshannon.
There are no rail services to County Donegal.
Sea Ireland is linked to Britain and Europe by a number of car-ferry routes. The main ports of entry are Cork, Dublin and Rosslare.
Donegal Regional Airport is situated in Carrickfinn in the north-west of the county, catering mostly for commuter-type aircraft. The airport is served by direct flights from Dublin, Glasgow and Jersey.
Car Rental Agencies
J.J. Reid Motors
Donegal Car and Van Rental
College Farm Road, Letterkenny.
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.
Bredaghglen Moville Co. Donegal
33 Dr McGinley Road , Letterkenny.
Airlink Airways (Mayo)
Ellison St. , Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Located north of Donegal Town, the mountain range contains marshy hills, lakes and waterfalls. It forms part of the Ulster Way trail.
Reaching its peak at Mount Errigal, this wild and rugged range boasts the spectacular Glenvagh National Park : The extent of the park incorporates the two highest mountains in Donegal, Errigal and Slieve Snacht, and an extensive deer reserve. The part most frequented by visitors, includes Lough Beagh, Glenveagh Castle and Gardens and the nearby Visitor Centre. The largest red deer population in Ireland is contained within this estate, which was created by George Adair in 1857.
Ards Forest Park
Near Creeslough.This park is approximately 405 hectares which includes dunes and beaches, lakes, deciduous and coniferous trees, nature trails, salt marshes, rock faces, ancient ring forts, a dolmen and scenic picnic sites. Lough Lilly is situated nearby.
This green verdant valley is a centre of pilgrimage.
Donegal has a coastline of 200 miles, with spectacular beaches, rugged islands, scenic rivers, lakes and the highest cliffs in Europe at Slieve League.This spectacular cliff range, overlooking Donegal Bay, adopts an amber glow at sunset.
This vast peninsula, between Loughs Foyle and Swilly, off the wild northern coast offers some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in the country.
Ireland ’s most northerly point has 200ft cliffs and some wild coastline walks. There is a huge ravine in the cliffs named Hell’s Hole.
Gap of Mamore
Stunning views are available from this area between Mamore and Urris Hills.
Located in the very north of the county, there are some great panoramic views from here. It gets its name from the reddish glow of the rocks at sunset. Fanad Peninsula - the Knockalla Coast Road overlooks beautiful Ballymacstocker Bay.
The much photographed Trá na Rossan is located here.
This 4 by 1 mile island is located 8 miles off the northern mainland, the ferry for the island leaves from the Magheroarty Harbour. Predominantly composed of high cliffs and huge rocks, Tory Island is difficult to reach except in fine weather. The ruins of a St. Columba monastry lie here.
This headland near Dungloe boasts over 100 tiny lakes amongst rocky land.
Reached by ferry from Burtonport, Aranmore Island has some beautiful, wild scenery with over a thousand inhabitants.
The village around this pretty lake is now deserted.
This fascinating lake contains a tiny islet covered by a fort with ruins of passages and high walls.
Famous for Station Island, its pilgrimage centre, close to the shore. The vast complex includes a basilica and makes for a remarkable sight. Catholic pilgrims spend three days on the island, fasting and praying.
Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Narin Strand, Falcarragh, Dunfanaghy, Ballyliffen.
Gola, Inishdooey, Inishbeg are situated off the north-western coast of the county.
The Finn, Swilly, Deele, Oily, Eske, Lennon, Cranna and Erne flow through Donegal.
A restored 15th century Norman Tower House situated in Donegal Town. Features include a period fireplace, turrets, Curtain Wall and Gate House.
This ancient stone fort situated in Burt in the Inishowen area, built about 1,700 BC and was at one time the residence of the kings of Ulster. From the top of Grianan one can see Lough Swilly from where the Gaelic Aristocracy fled to France in 1607. This event is known as the "Flight of the Earls".
The Rock of Doon
This ceremonial stone is located on the site where chiefs of the O’ Donnell clan were crowned. Nearby Doon Well is an ancient pagan site and still attracts a few pilgrims.
Pre-historic and early Christian sites
• Beltany Stone Circle, Raphoe
• O'Doherty's Keep, Buncrana
• Burt Castle, near Fahan
• Carndonagh Cross & Slabs, Carndonagh
• Carrowmore High Crosses, near Culdaff
• Clonca Church and Cross, near Culdaff
• Conwal Church & Graveslabs, near Letterkenny
• Cooley Churches and Cross, near Moville
• Doe Castle, near Carrigart
• Rathmullen Friary, Rathmullen
• Pluck Standing Stone, Letterkenny
• Round Tower, Church & Crosses, Tory Island
• Fahan Cross-Slabs
• Megalithic Tombs & Early Cross-Slabs
• Greencastle Castle, Greencastle
• Stone Carvings, Raphoe
• Ray Church & Cross, Gortahork
County Museum , Letterkenny
This musuem houses a fascinating display of artefacts.
This is one of Donegal's oldest mills situated on the banks of the River Swilly just outside Letterkenny. One of the largest water wheels in action can be seen.
Glebe House & Gallery, Churchill
The art collection was given to the nation by the artist Derek Hill. They are situated in woodland gardens overlooking Gartan Lake.
An fascinating 18th century building located in Lifford.
A Scottish style castle is surrounded by gardens. The visitors centre includes displays, continuous audiovisual show and restaurant.
The Workhouse, Dunfanaghy
The workhouse opened in 1845. Part of it now houses an exhibition recalling life both inside and outside the Workhouse. There are art exhibitions, audiovisual presentation, a coffee shop, craftsand traditional music.
Lurgyvale Thatched Cottage, Kilmacrenan
This thatched cottage is 150 years old, and it has an open hearth fire on a flagged floor. Farm implements are on display, and demonstrations of traditional crafts shown.
The largest and principal town in County Donegal, located at the mouth of Lough Swilly between Fanad Peninsula and Innishowen Peninsula. Some notable sights include St. Eunan's Cathedral, the Church of Conwal and St. Eunan's College.
Situated on the border between the counties of Leitrim and Donegal, Bundoran is a popular seaside resort town set among magnificent cliffs. Stunning rock formations nearby include Puffing Hole and Fairy Bridge.
A designated Bórd Fáilte ' Heritage Town', Ardara is situated on the western coast of the county at the neck of the Loughos Peninsula. Nearby are the caves of Magheragh and Assaranca Waterfalls.There are magnificent views from Drumbaron Hill, a few minutes walk from the town centre.
Situated on the River Erne in the south of the county. The town has long narrow winding Georgian streets.
This village is a twin town separated from Stranorlar by the River Finn.
Situated in a Gaeltacht region on Donegal's western seaboard.
The principal town and resort of the Inishowen Peninsula, Buncrana is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly and boasts a 5km sandy beach. The Crana River runs through the area.
A tiny village situated at the foot of Errigal Mountain in a wooded glen. The village overlooks two lakes and there is spectacular scenery in the area.
A scenically located town, situated where two glens meet with the Bluestack Mountains to the south. The Courthouse and market house both date from the middle of the 19th century. The village has won the National Tidy Towns Award four times.
Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair)
This Gaeltacht parish is famous for its many fine angling lakes.
A picturesque town north of Letterkenny and at the mouth of the Lennon River where it enters Lough Swilly. The town is a designated Bórd Fáilte ' Heritage Town' with a Georgian theme. The ancient
stone bridge and handsome houses make this an attractive town.
Situated on the River Eske. Just west of the town are miles of open bog and tiny lakes.
This market town just below the Rosses Lakes is a popular angling centre.
This traditional village, of winding streets, has one of the busiest fishing ports in Ireland. Rotten Island lies in Killybegs Bay.