8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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Ardara
— 3 nights
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Dunfanaghy
— 2 nights
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Clonmany
— 2 nights
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Ardara

Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. You've now added Maghera Beach and Caves to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Ardara side-trips: Slieve League (in Carrick), Glencolmcille Folk Village (in Glencolmcille) and Malin Beg (Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations & Silver Strand Beach). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Glengesh Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Dorlin Strand, enjoy the sand and surf at Narin Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Assaranca Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ardara road trip website.

Dublin to Ardara is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Dublin in July, you will find days in Ardara are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): walk around Ards Forest Park and then explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Tory Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Ray Church., then make a trip to Hornhead Loop, and finally view the masterpieces at The Art House Ireland Art Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunfanaghy online trip builder.

You can drive from Ardara to Dunfanaghy in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Clonmany.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Clonmany

Clonmany is a village in north-west Inishowen, in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tee off at Ballyliffin Golf Club, then steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village, and then admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Five Fingers Strand, then take some stellar pictures from Malin Head, then kick back and relax at Culdaff Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Clonmany trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Clonmany in 1.5 hours. In July in Clonmany, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clonmany

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.