5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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Ballyliffin
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Carrick
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Ballyliffin

Ballyliffin is a small village located in the North Western tip of Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland.The surrounding landscape includes Pollan Strand, Binion hill and Crockaughrim hill.HistoryLocal history of the area is covered in Charles McGlinchey's publication, ‘The Last of the Name’. Your inner history buff will appreciate Doagh Famine village and Doe Castle. You'll get in some beach time at Pollan Beach and Culdaff Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Portsalon Beach in Portsalon (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: stroll through Five Fingers Strand and take in the exciting artwork at Mary Crowley Artist's Studio and Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ballyliffin tour itinerary planner.

Dublin to Ballyliffin is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Ballyliffin

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Carrick

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross Head Peninsula and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Strand Beach, and finally experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carrick trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ballyliffin to Carrick in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Carrick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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.