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1. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hey Everyone

This is going to sound mighty daft considering lm from Northern Ireland, l grew up on the Northern Irish border with Donegal and my father was born in Donegal BUT anyway you know how it is when things are on your doorstep you dont necessarily apprecitate them the same as a visitor would! Also lm maybe looking to see if anyone has any different hints or ideas of things to do!

We are going to stay in Donegal in July - just a 4 day break lve booked a self catering cottage for us and the dog! We are based in Burtonport Co Donegal which is near the village of Dungloe. So has anyone been too the area before - any suggestions as to what to see or do - nothing overly strenuous just want to be able to kick back relax enjoy the scenery, have some fun, and hopefully there are few decent pubs & restaurants for us to enjoy (all suggestions welcome by the way!)

So has anyone got any experience of the area - we would perhaps like to go horse riding on one of the days anyone got any information on that kind of thing?



2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Rossnowlagh Beach! With your 25C weather (I'm convinced I bring the bad weather with me, wherever I go... ) you could enjoy the water and the sand and the scenery. There's also a lovely, but unswimmable, beach with big crashing waves that we passed on the way back to Belfast that time... Looked like a nice place to take a walk and listen to the water.

Enjoy, Heather!!!

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Its been sooo beautiful over the last week but the weather is definately cooler today than the weekend and rain is forecast for the coming weekend!!

Beaches sound lovely too me, romantic for wandering along and the dog and do as he likes - but l have a slight feeling that Paul MAY not want to see sand - just a bit of a hunch l have

4. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I have so many happy memories of Donegal. By the way, the comment in the previous Post about Rossnowlagh is so spot on. If you have a car - you can drive it right on to the beach there. There is a lovely hotel right on the seafront called The Sandhouse - and the rooms really ain't that expensive for the quality they offer. Rossnowlagh also has a lovely 9 hole golf course (links), right along the shoreline.
Dungloe is a lovely village, very close to the tiny village of Maghery - also very much worth a visit.
The mountain and cliffdrops in the region are just stunning.
If you've time, get across to Sligo and to the cliffs of Slieve League. They are amongst the highest coastal cliffs in Europe, towering to over 1,700 feet.
Another lovely town closeby is the county town of Donegal. There is an ice cream shop close to the town square - that sells the best vanilla ice cream you will ever taste (unless someone knows different!!).
That part of the whole of Ireland (North and South), is amongst the very prettiest.