Donegal Town is quite simply the perfect place to base yourself for a very enjoyable, affordable and memorable holiday. Surrounded by ... more »the Bluestack mountains and at the mouth of Donegal Bay, it is an ideal location for the hillwalker, the angler, the heritage lover and the foodie.
With this bundled guide, we hope to help you locate with ease all of the great sights, sounds and tastes of the area. Make your trip just that little bit more special by locating the hidden gems, by hearing about its history and knowing what flora and fauna are around you. The bundle conveniently allows you to have access to nearly twenty guides which are listed as follows at the end of this page: -
1. Donegal Bay Coastal Drive to Yeats Country.
2. County Donegal Guide.
3. Donegal Town Bank Walk.
4. Donegal Town Food Guide.
5. Donegal Town Heritage Guide.
6. County Donegal's Greatest 'Shrines'.
7. Leghowney Loop Scenic Walk.
8. Lough Eske Nature Guide.
9. Slieve League Coastal Drive.
10. Sligo Town Heritage Guide.
11-15. The Bluestack Way App.
16. Yeats Country Drive - Day One.
17. Yeats Country Drive - Day Two.
18. Best angling sites in Donegal Bay. TBC.
19. Best attractions around Donegal Town area: see link on right hand column.
20. Best sites of Ulster: see link on right hand column.
New in 2014 is the stunning Leghowney Loop Scenic Walk with more walks from there to follow. We have also added guides to nearby Sligo with full audio clips. The epic Bluestack Way App with 100 audio clips contains a collection of five separate guides on this 51km walk to Ardara via Glenties. N.B. Each free guide will need to be individually downloaded from there, preferably in a WiFi zone. Once the Bundle is downloaded onto your device, click on the Contents section of the Bundle to see the other guides. To download each guide, simply scroll down and click on the 'Download Options' of each one.
The various guides are designed to help you find out about and enjoy what we have on offer in the area from our long history to our flora and fauna and our great selection of food that has had Donegal Town likened to Kinsale in terms of its culinary excellence. Besides the factual, we give you plenty of the anecdotal about the area. From the sublime to the mildly ridiculous, you'll hear about the area's (albeit tenuous) connections about everyone from Napoleon to Fionn McCumhaill, the Beatles to Ferris Bueller, Dickens to the Duke of Wellington via deValera, Van the Man and of course the fighting prince of Donegal. All the best places of interest are mentioned and we're fairly confident you will complete the guides with enough facts to 'wing' your way through a pub quiz on local knowledge!
These guides are of course a mere supplement; the best way of really experiencing Donegal is to get out there and to meet its exceedingly helpful and friendly folk. As the song goes, 'you're as welcome as the flowers in May to dear old Donegal' and twee and all as that tune may now seem, the tenor of it holds true (unless you're Pat Spillane!). You'll get busier places, sunnier places and more cosmopolitan places, but Donegal plays to its strengths which were handed out by Mother Nature - epic scenery and friendly locals. Have a great time and if you like what you see and hear, spread a discerning word to your friends.
2014 update: look out for i on Donegal, the weekly online publication that lets you know what's on in the town. Click on the link on the right hand column. When visiting the town, you'll find the hard copy of it in all good bars and restaurants.
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August 2011 (last updated August 2014) less «