Places to Visit
CROHEY HEAD Four miles from Dungloe, south of Maghery.
Mt Errigal Mount Errigal is undoubtedly one of the most memorable emblems of County Donegal. Nestled next to Gweedore town, the mountain towers over its vast green landscape below, standing at at 751 metres.
Errigal is the tallest mountain in Donegal, the largest in the Derryveagh family, and its piercing peak glitters in white snow during the winter months. Errigal is certainly one of the best places to visit in Donegal.
SLIABH LIAG CLIFFS (SLIEVE LEAGUE) These stunning cliffs are some of the finest marine cliffs in Europe. Accessible all year round and standing 600m tall, the sheer drop down into the crashing Atlantic swells below is quite the sight.
ARRANMORE ISLAND Located 5km of the Donegall coast. You can get the blue or Red ferry from Burtonport. Well worth a visit.
MARTELLO TOWER dating back to the Napoleonic era.
FALMORE Beside Crohey - a chasm quarter mile long and12ft wide - TALAMH BRISTE.
CLENDRA Mass rock - conspicuous relic of the penal times.
TERMON North of Maghery, site of the 7th century monastery of St. Crona.
SPANISH POINT, MULLAGHDERG Six miles north of Burtonport. Flagship of the SPANISH ARMADA - Baron D'Auburg, reputed to have gone down off this point with five tons of gold in 1588.
DOOEY, LETTERMACAWARD Ten miles south of Dungloe. Excavations by Royal Irish Academy indicate that this was a site of permanent settlement in the early centuries (A.D) - kitchen middens and cemetery site were uncovered together with some 2,000 items including flint arrowheads, utensils etc.
KERRYTOWN Three miles north of Dungloe. Here, at the 'Rock' The Blessed Virgin is reputed to have appeared for the first time on January 15th, 1939.
BURTONPORT A thriving fishing village, which, until recently, enjoyed the reputation of being the second largest 'Salmon' port in Ireland.