Donegal Holiday Cottages
These rental companies provide a good range of Donegal cottage properties and self catering holiday houses. Low season bookings are as little as £170 p/w in some cases and special offers are also provided. Check the sites for the most up-to-date information about deals and availability.
Holiday Lettings -
More than 50 Donegal holiday cottages
in places like Malin, Rathmullan, Letterkenny and Cruit Island. Their range consists largely of modern holiday homes with prices starting at around £170 p/w.
Holiday Rentals -
Over 40 Donegal cottages
and holiday homes such as bungalows, traditional Irish cottages as well as a selection of thatched properties. Many afford impressive seaside vistas and are well located near the picturesque coast.
Cottages 4 You
- About 30 Donegal self catering holiday properties such as renovated fisherman's crofts, modern holiday homes and classical stone-built cottages. Week long stays start at around £300 for low-season bookings.
- A small range of cottages in Donegal and North West Ireland. Pets are allowed for some cottages with some able to accommodate up to 10 people. Turn around days are usually on Saturdays with week-long self catering breaks starting at about £200.
Donegal is the most northerly county in Ireland. It is an unspoilt region of mountains and rugged moors which boasts a wonderful, scenic coastline with fine golden beaches and dramatic cliffs faces.
Donegal has a number of historical places of interest such as tomb monuments, ruined castles and Viking settlements. The famous pilgrimage site Lough Derg
is a major attraction as is the Donegal County Museum which houses an extensive selection of historical artifacts belonging to the region.
Donegal Town, with its Bluestack Mountain backdrop offers the visitor a number of cultural attractions which includes a Franciscan Abbey, a railway museum and 15th century castle. Glenveagh National Park
is also noteworthy and has a picturesque collection of picturesque gardens and woodland which spans over 15,000 hectacres. This is also a county rich in traditional Irish Culture, with Gaelic still spoken in towns such as Fanad Head. In summary
The people are welcoming and friendly, as are the pubs and restaurants. For more information about major Donegal visitor attractions see the information that follows. Admission prices and opening times are included where possible.
Donegal visitor attractions
Cottages holiday makers in this beautiful region in the far north west of Ireland will enjoy the spectacular cast line with its miles of cliffs and unspoiled beaches as well as the mountains and glens which offer so many opportunities for out door activities and sight seeing.
The Donegal Adventure Centre
specialises in surfing tuition but also offers many more activities, among them, cycling, orienteering and angling, body-boarding and horse riding. You can hire cycles at Church Street Cycles
and for golfers, there is a stunning 18 hole golf course near Malin on the Inishowen peninsula and an Equestrian Centre and Golf Centre at Darney.
Visiting sailors are offered a varied programme of events through out the summer months at Lough Swilly. If you would like to view one of the most scenic areas of Ireland, enjoy a trip on the Donegal Bay Water Bus
. Board the 160 foot cruiser at Donegal Pier
and take in a view of Donegal Abbey. The Fintown Narrow Gauge Railway
opens on Easter Sunday, departing at 1p.m.
Food and drink
Whether you want restaurants, pubs, bars or cafes, you will be sure to find a wide choice in Donegal. The award-winning Smugglers Creek
in Ballyshannon has a sea-faring theme and serves traditional food. Ostan Radharc Na Mara is reputed to be one of the finest sea-food restaurants in the area. The Water Melon Restaurant at Bundoran is worth a visit and has a varied menu where you can enjoy views of the hills of Donegal while enjoying your meal.
History and Culture
The remains of a holy well and a monastery can be seen on a hill overlooking Lough Akibbon and the Bronze Age Beltany Stone Circle is sited south of the village of Raphoe
. Of the original stones, 64 remain. At Letterkenny, Glenveagh National Park
is Ireland’s largest and its attractions include a 19th century castle, extensive gardens and the chance to see a herd of red deer. Open all year daily from 10.00 - 18.00.
The Inishowen Maritime Museum
is open on weekdays 10.00 - 17.00 but closed at weekends. Donegal Castle, built by the O’Donell chieftains in the 15th century is open from March to November 10.00 - 20.00 and November to March 9.30 -16.30 Group visits are welcome at ant time by prior arrangement at Fort Dunree Military Museum.