To See and Do

Some suggestions for things to do..

ArdaraIrish: “Ard an Rátha” meaning “Height of the Fort” – pronounced “Ardra”) –

  • Walks around Ardara
  • Guided walks & hikes available – check out walkonthewildside FB page
  • Beautiful local walks
  • Ownea River loop + Ownea bridge standing stone
  • Drumbarron – Woodhill – Biodiversity Lane (via Moagh for a longer walk)
  • Sheskinmore Nature Reserve – Sandfield
  • Assaranca waterfall
  • Maghera beach
  • Maghera Beach & caves via Assaranca waterfall(10 min)
  • Note: Essential to consider time tides to visit caves.  Not a swimming beach. This is a narrow country road with stunning scenery.
  • World Famous Handwoven Tweed &Knitwear– Wander around the shops of Ardara to check out at source Donegal’s famous handwoven tweeds and knitwear
  • Food / coffee / pub–Graze over food, coffee or Guinness in one of Ardara’s establishments! Ask us for more details.
  • Bikes – hire bikes to explore the local scenic routes –
  • Pitch N Putt Sandfield – (5 min)

Narin / Portnoo / Rosbeg

  • Kilclooney Dolmen (8 min) – Neolithic monument dates to between 4000-3000BC
  • Narin Blue Flag beach (12 min) – 2kms long – Beach Day / Swim / Kayak / SUP / Snorkel
  • Golf at Narin/Portnoo Golf links (12 min) – 18 hole golf course
  • Food / coffee / pub – Brews / fish & chips / G&T’s available in the locality!
  • Rosbeg via Portnoo – Drive the stunning route from Narin – Portnoo – Rosbeg – Ardara

Note:  Snorkel at Rosbeg Pier. Check out Dawros Bay House for meals. Stop at Tramore Beach for a stunning walk (not a swimming beach).  This is a narrow country route.

Sightseeing Donegal

Sliabh Liag(35 min)– Ireland’s highest sea cliffs –

Glencolmcille(30 min) – Folk village (

Silver Strand(40 min) – Stunning beach framed by horse shoe shaped cliffs (Note: 174 steps down to beach)

Glenveagh National Park (60 min)

Mount Errigal – Highest Peak in Donegal (50 min)

Gola island (50 min) – By boat or kayak (from Magheragallon)

Owey island (40 min) – By kayak (from Cruit island)

Inishbofin island (60 min) – By boat (from Magheraroarty)

Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach(50 min)

Carrickfinn Airport (50 min)

Donegal Town (25 min)

Killybegs (15 min)

Glenties (12 min)