Outdoor Activities

A small selection of outdoor and family activities.

Ards Forest Park (Creeslough)

Ards Forest Park comprises 480 hectares situated on the shores of Sheephaven Bay on the rugged Donegal coastline. Uniquely amongst Coillte’s parks it incorporates a sandy beach, rocky shoreline and a diversity of habitats. You can enjoy many forest walks, a car park and a children’s play area. It also has many features of historical and …

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Climb Errigal

Errigal is the highest of the Derryveagh Mountains at 2,466 feet (751 metres) and is the 76th highest in Ireland. It takes between 1 to 1.5 hours to hike to the top so you should normally allow between 2 to 2.5 hours for the round trip. Located just east of Dunlewey on the R251 is …

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Dunlewey Lakeside Centre (Ionad Cois Locha)

Dun Luiche, a small rural community in the Donegal Gaeltacht lies in unique scenery at the foot of Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in county Donegal. Ionad Cois Locha is situated on the shores of Dunlewey Lough in the shadow of the haunting and mysterious Poison Glen. It has many attractions and fun activities making …

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Glenveigh National Park (Churchill)

Some 16,540 hectares (40,873 acres) of mountains, lakes, glens and woods, with a herd of red deer. A Scottish style castle is surrounded by one of the finest gardens in Ireland, which contrast with the rugged surroundings. The Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and an audio-visual show and is accessible for visitors with disabilities. Glenveagh Castle …

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Poisoned Glen

At the end of Dunlewey lake, between the sweeping forests of the Guinness estate and in the wake of Errigal lies the ever so lovely, but ominously named Poisoned Glen. Poisoned Glen was originally known by the local people as Heavenly Glen. Unfortunately an error was made by an English cartographer during translation when he …

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