Holiday rentals in County Donegal
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- Entire rental unit
Situated in the picturesque, Lough Swilly, this apartment sits on the edge of Fahan beach, with fantastic views of the Marina and Inch Island. It possesses its very own private pathway to the beach. It is only a 5 to 10 minute walk from very famous pubs/restaurants, such as the Firebox Grill/Railway Tavern and the Red Door as well as Lisfannon Golf Course. The Inishowen Gateway Hotel is a short drive away and the apartment is located only 10 minutes drive from Derry City.
- Private room
Ensuite single room. Suitable for short stay. Bed is a sturdy pull down bed. Great for short stays such as interviews ,weddings, graduations. The room is in a quiet cul de sac with safe parking. It is perfectly situated for access to town and all amenities.However, please note there is no public transport to the house.To walk from bus station approx 35 minutes.Taxis approx cost no more than 10 euro from station.
- Entire cabin
- County Donegal
Woodcutter's Cabin is the perfect peaceful getaway at any time of the year. The cabin is finished to a high standard and is set in Gaeltacht Donegal. Located in central Donegal, this is the perfect base for exploring beautiful countryside ,heritage and the Wild Atlantic Way. The cabin is located in Stragally Co Donegal between the towns of Ballybofey and Glenties which offer many shops pubs, restaurants, traditional music etc.
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Your guide to County Donegal
All About County Donegal
The majestic power of nature is on display in County Donegal, on Ireland’s northwestern coast, where the verdant mainland meets the roar of the Atlantic Ocean. This is a region, too, that holds strong to its traditions. The Irish language is freely spoken here, and you’ll hear centuries-old folk music in many local pubs.
Many people come here to take in the natural beauty of the 2,600-kilometre Wild Atlantic Way, which winds its way around the Donegal coast. To the north, you may want to walk along the sandy beaches of Ballymastocker Bay, on the Fanad Peninsula, or take a boat ride on the dark waters of glacial fjord Lough Swilly. Powerful waves crash against Talland Beach in Bundoran, the most southerly town in County Donegal, known as the surfers’ capital of Ireland. The beating heart of the region is Glenveagh National Park, set among the untamed wilderness of the Derryveagh Mountains and home to 19th-century Glenveagh Castle, which stands on the grassy shores of Lough Barra.
How do I get around County Donegal?
If you’re flying in from abroad, the closest major international airport is across the border in Northern Ireland: Belfast International Airport (BFS), which is around two and a half hours away. Dublin Airport (DUB), the main airport in the Republic of Ireland, is just over three hours’ drive from the region but operates connecting flights to the small Donegal Airport (CFN). If you’re arriving in Ireland by ferry instead, the closest ports to Donegal are Larne and Belfast, both in Northern Ireland. County Donegal does not have a train system, so hiring a car is advisable – it will also give you access to the Wild Atlantic Way. Bus services are available between different towns and villages in the county, although some do not run on a Sunday. Be aware that some local ferry services, such as the ferry between Rathmullan and Buncrana, only operate during the high season.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in County Donegal?
Although County Donegal is regarded as a remote part of Ireland, it attracts high numbers of visitors from June to August. Summer, after all, is when the temperatures are normally at their highest, although rainfall is always a possibility. In May and September, the weather is still mild, and more Donegal cottages are typically available. From the beginning of autumn through winter, wild Atlantic weather can emerge from across the water, delivering prolonged periods of rainfall and strong winds that generate some of those dramatic waves that crash against the sea cliffs and rocky shores. December and January are among the best months of the year to witness the Northern Lights from the Inishowen Peninsula — nature’s very own light show, dancing across the night sky.
What are the top things to do in County Donegal?
The largest peninsula in Ireland, Inishowen is an untamed, rocky landscape whose windswept setting has served as a popular filming location for Hollywood movies. Malin Head is the most northerly point of the peninsula, and if you walk there as far as Banba’s Crown, a 19th-century tower, you can gaze across the dramatic cliffs and seascapes towards the Atlantic Ocean. Then head inland to visit the imposing stone fort of Grianán of Aileach, whose history dates back over one thousand years.
Rising up to around 750 metres at its pointed summit, the quartzite Mount Errigal is the tallest mountain in County Donegal. The Mount Errigal trail takes hikers right up to the top, rewarding them with commanding views across the Glenveagh National Park and as far as Slieve Snaght. The hike to the summit and back takes around three hours.
The power of Ireland’s nature is encapsulated in the breathtaking Slieve League, dramatic sea cliffs with sheer drops of up to more than 600 metres. The Pilgrim’s Path takes you on a four-kilometre trail walked by ancient pilgrims, leading you to a plateau, a strategic viewpoint looking over the rough Atlantic waves battering the dramatic cliffs.