Suggested 3 Day Itinerary of Complimentary Activities 

If you are coming to Donegal, there are plenty of activities to do! Here is a 3 - 5 day itinerary, all activities are complimentary

Day One

Murder Hole Beach Downings

This is a small, isolated beach on the north coast of Donegal, Ireland. It is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful and unique beaches in both Donegal and Ireland. Murder Hole Beach is a true hidden gem along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Once done at the beach why not visit McNutts Donegal Woollen Mill. Set in the picturesque seaside village McNutts is a craft shop with a difference

Day Two

Donegal Bay Drive

Donegal Bay has many different features and routes. The wild scenery and the central highlands are a feature of this spectacular drive. Stop off at Muckross head, this is a beautiful small beach that is both safe to swim in and is the perfect tucked away gem, far from the madding crowd - The headland itself is a great rugged walk with breathtaking views of the bay and nearby Slieve League whose hulking frame resembles that of a giant quarterback. One of the true hidden gems of the county!

Day Three

Ards Forest Park Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal

The park covers approximately 480 hectares (1200 acres) and includes a variety of habitats, among them sand dunes, beaches, salt marshes, salt water lakes, rock face and, of course, coniferous and deciduous woodlands. With such a variety of landscapes, it is possible to spend many hours exploring this wonderful park.

Finish the day off by taking a drive around Horn Head. This is probably the most dramatic of the beautiful Donegal peninsulas. You get a real sense of the power of the sea and the resilience of the land on this wild peninsula. There are two splendid viewpoints, one on the north side where the cliffs dominate the scenery and the other on the south side overlooking Dunfanaghy, with the backdrop of Muckish and the Derryveagh Mountains.

Day Four

Assaranca Waterfall Ardara

This lovely waterfall is a scenic 8 km drive or cycle from Ardara. After your visit to this spectacular waterfall why not relax at Maghera Beach. The picturesque Maghera Strand is located at the foot of high mountains. At the western tip of the beach are some caves that can only be reached at low tide.

Day Five

Errigal Mountain and Mackoght Loop Walk Wild Atlantic Way

Rising from the surrounding landscape, the ERRIGAL Mountain (751m) and Mackoght Mountain Hiking Trail is a moderate to strenuous 6km (3.5 hr) loop walk to the popular, spectacular and iconic peak of Errigal Mountain, Donegals Highest mountain just to the east of Gweedore village in the Derryveagh Mountains in the north west of Ireland. If you are still feeling adventurous after your climb why not visit Dunlewy Adventure centre which is a short drive from Errigal.

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