We are blessed here in the Northwest to be in close proximity to some of Ireland’s most scenic sights and numerous blue flag beeches. We are also located right on the “Wild Atlantic Way” which is Ireland’s new long distance scenic driving route along the entire west coast of Ireland from north Donegal to south Cork. Donegal’s section of the route is approximately 557km and takes in Malin Head, Fanad Head and Slieve League.
Slieve League cliffs are located on the south west coast of Donegal and are said to be some the highest cliffs in Europe.The are three times higher than the Cliffs of Moher at 601meters and have terriffic views of the Atlantic ocean, Donegal Bay and Sligo Bay. Slieve League is largely unspoilt and doesn’t yet suffer from the same overcrowded experience you get at the cliffs of moher. There are various breathtaking hikes and parking is free.
Marble Arch Caves
The marble arch caves is located about 45minutes from us in Ballyshannon and is a fascinating natural underworld of rivers,waterfalls, winding passages and limestone caves. The Marble Arch caves global geopark has good parking, a souvenir shop, restaurant, exhibition area, an audio visual theatre, regular tours of the caves and are located in a national reserve area.
Glencar waterfall is a beautiful and romantic sight set at the backdrop of Benbullben mountains and is located in Glencar lough on the Sligo/Letrim border. With a drop of 50ft, it is a small but beautiful waterfall mentioned by W.B Yeats in the famous poem “The Stolen Child”.
Glencolmcille is situated on the Peninsula at the south west point of Donegal and is part of the Gealtacht area of the County. It is a place of tremendous natural beauty with it’s mountains, lakes, sea cliffs and beeches. For those who wish to take a step back in time, a visit to the folk village museum is a must.
Visitors may wander at leisure through the Village, or join one of the excellent guided tours. Take a look at how our ancestors lived, cooked, the beds they lay on, the tools they used, their means of lighting and heat. Learn how they developed rich traditions in music, dance and crafts despite the material hardships of daily life.
To visit any of these local attractions, please get in touch via our contact page or by telephone.