Letterkenny Attractions and Activities
Donegal County MuseumErected to collect, record, preserve, communicate and display the history of Donegal. It is located at High Street, Letterkenny and houses a fascinating range of artefacts covering all aspects of life in Donegal. The museum charts the history of the county over the last three centuries, from the Penal Laws to the Emergency. Donegal County Museum, built in 1846 is based in a fine old stone building, once part of the Letterkenny Workhouse.http://www.donegalcoco.ie/culture/countymuseum/
Glenveagh National ParkGlenveagh National Park lies along the Derryveagh Mountains. This beautiful national park is just a 20 minute drive away from Letterkenny. It includes a 14,000 hectare deer park set amongst the mountain range around Lough Veagh. There's also a visitor centre with audio-visual displays and Glenveagh Castle surrounded by one of the finest gardens in Ireland. Guided tours are also available.www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie
Newmills Corn and Flax MillsNewmills Corn and Flax Mills are on the Glenties Road out of Letterkenny and here you can see one of the largest working waterwheels in Ireland, made by the Stevenson Foundry of Strabane in 1867. There are two separate water-driven mills located at this site, one for grinding oats and barley and the other for extracting the fibres from the flax plant for use in the linen industry.
Grianan Aileach Ring Fort
Legend says it was built by the ancient gods; the ring fort was known as the Sun Palace and was held sacred. Traces of ancient earthworks, dating back to the early Iron Age, surround the fort, enclosing an area of about 5 acres (0.02 km2). The fort itself was probably built in the early centuries of the Christian era. From the 5th to the 12th century AD it served as the royal seat of the O'Neill sept of Aileach; it was destroyed by Murtogh O Brien, king of Munster in 1101.
Area 7 Entertainment Complex
Get to the Donegal's number one entertainment complex where things to do is not the problem, its having the time to do it. We have loads for kids, teenagers, adults, mums, dads, grannies, granddads, stags, hens and all under one roof. We do group packages, family packages, kid's packages and all at an affordable price.
Letterkenny Golf Club
Letterkenny Golf Club has a beautiful, 18-hole, 6,239yd, par-70, parkland championship course. It takes advantage of natural variances of elevation, with four holes wrapped around the banks of Lough Swilly and the top seven holes affording the golfer a panoramic view of the Lough, and the picturesque garland hills and wooded countryside.
Gartan Outdoor Education Centre
At Gartan we provide a whole host of outdoor, adventure and environmental education courses and holidays. Gartan Outdoor Education Centre is superbly located for its many adventure courses and events. Set on our own rambling 87 acre woodland estate, where wild things grow, we’re on the shore of beautiful Lough Gartan in the heart of Donegal, and the Colmcille Heritage area.
The most northerly Outdoor Activities Centre in Ireland, located in Letterkenny, Donegal. Our natural woodland facility with competition sites has 4 purpose built Paintball Game areas, Archery Field, Raft Building, Military Style Obstacle Course, Zip Wire and Water Slide.
Letterkenny Activity Centre
One of Ireland's largest Go-Kart Circuits at close to 900 metres. Up to 20 competitors can race on the circuit at any one time. All safety equipment is supplied, full training is given. Groups from 1 to 50 people can be catered for. Available for practice sessions, Grand Prix races, parties or corporate outings, a truely thrilling experience.
Lurgybrack Open Farm
Lurgybrack Open Farm is a special place where all the family can spend the day together seeing the animals and having fun. The centuries old farm building is home to a range of friendly farm animals that children can come face to face with. There is ample space to play safely, wander by the riverside, walk or just sit back and unwind with a tasty snack from our tea room or have your own family picnic.
Tropical World at Alcorn's Flower & Garden Centre
Situated on the outskirts of Letterkenny Town in the heart of County Donegal, you will find the North West's newest family and educational attraction "Tropical World" walk through 1,000 square metres of stunning tropical butterflies in free flight of all shapes and sizes. See the reptiles & tortoises from many different countries. Visit Snowy the Owl and Rickie the Raccoon, who’ll love to see you and will definitely go down a hoot with the kids!