5 Things to Do When You’re in Donegal

Posted / 21st March 2019

Located in the northwest of Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal is a visitor’s paradise with stunning beaches, historic sites, family-friendly venues and scenic drives just waiting to be discovered. Oakfield Park is ideally located for exploring Donegal and is just ten minutes from Letterkenny and Northern Ireland. Discover the best of what Ireland’s most northerly county has to offer this summer. Here’s 5 things to do when you’re in Donegal:

1. Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Lighthouse can be found at the top of a rocky headland on the Fanad peninsula in north Donegal. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this coastal corner and take a tour of the lighthouse and learn all about the history. The Fanad area is regularly visited by whales, porpoises and dolphins.

2. Malin Head – Star Wars

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you need to check out Malin Head which was one of the exclusive Star Wars film locations in Ireland. The northern village is rich in history, culture, flora, fauna and tangible heritage, which makes for a great day out with family and friends. The perfect place to spend #MayTheFourthBeWithYou…

3. Sliabh Liag Cliffs

If you’re in Donegal, the Sliabh Liag Cliffs are a must-see. One of the Wild Atlantic Way signature points, the Sliabh Liag Cliffs are in south Donegal and are one of the highest marine cliffs in Europe. Check out local distillery, Sliabh Liag Distillers while you’re there.

4. Ballymastocker Bay

Ballymastocker Bay is also known as Portsalon beach, running alongside championship links course, Portsalon Golf Club. This is a truly spectacular Blue Flag beach which was once voted the second most beautiful beach in the world by readers of the Observer Magazine. Its location on the western side of Lough Swilly (between Rathmullan and Fanad Head) ensures you see the breath-taking views of the Inishowen Peninsula.

5. Ballyliffin Golf Club

If you’re a golf fan, then you need to experience Ballyliffin Golf Club, which hosted the Irish Open in 2018. The two outstanding links courses make up one of the finest golf resorts to be found anywhere in the world. The expansive panoramic views of Donegal’s countryside and coastline won’t be easily forgotten.