3 days in County Donegal Itinerary

3 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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Carrick
— 1 night
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Letterkenny
— 1 night
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Carrick

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): Head underground at Maghera Beach and Caves, admire the sheer force of Assaranca Waterfall, and then get to know the fascinating history of Glengesh Pass. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Narin Beach, examine the collection at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Carrick trip planner.

Dublin to Carrick is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Letterkenny

— 1 night
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Newmills Corn and Flax Mill, browse the exhibits of Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Poison Glen.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Letterkenny trip planner.

You can drive from Carrick to Letterkenny in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Letterkenny are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

County Donegal travel guide

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Castles · Lookouts · Historic Sites
O'Donnell's County
Encompassing nearly a fifth of the country's coastline, County Donegal remains one of Ireland's wildest regions. Despite its large size, the county houses just over 150,000 residents spread across a landscape of low mountains and natural sea loughs. A bastion of Gaelic culture, the region maintains a distinct cultural identity and a fierce spirit of independence, exemplified by the popular saying "Up here it's different." A place of extremes, County Donegal features a rugged interior and an even rockier coastline, boasting some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, this region offers you a chance to discover a quieter side of Ireland largely untouched by commercialization and mass tourism.