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County Donegal

Once you enter Co. Donegal,  you are just a few miles from Ballyshannon which claims to be the oldest town in Ireland and the estuary on which Ballyshannon sits, is where Lough Erne and the Atlantic Ocean meet via Assaroe Falls.

The town is also famous for the world famous jazz and rock music festival known as the Rory Gallagher International Festival and The Ballyshannon Fleidh.   

If you are looking for a good pint of the black stuff, visit Sean Ogs Traditional Irish Pub, The Thatch or Dicey Reillys.

The town also has the nearest swimming pool and just a few minutes walk an excellent play area for smaller children.

Bundoran is a traditional seaside town, offering you sandy beaches, slot machines and plenty of opportunity to buy an ice cream or two.  The waves at Tullan Strand are world famous with the surf community.  The Sea Sessions Music Festival is an impressive boutique music festival with a growing line up of headline acts from across the globe.

Donegal Town is a hub of activity.  You can take the Donegal Bay Waterbus from the centre of the town onto the Atlantic Ocean and if you are fortunate enough you might spot some Seals.  You can also choose from any number of restaurants and cafes to enjoy lunch or dinner or if you are seeking a little retail therapy the streets are lined with numerous independent shops.

The Blue Stack Mountains –  also called the Croaghgorms are the major mountain range in the south of County Donegal. They provide a barrier between the south of the county, such as Donegal Town and Ballyshannon, and the towns to the north and west such as Dungloe and Letterkenny. 

For serious walkers and hikers there are several routes across the Blue Stack Mountains however you if want to get a local perspective you can also book a guided walk of the Blue Stack Mountains. The Tourist Information Centre in Donegal Town will be able to provide you with the most up to date information available.  

 

County Donegal

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