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Travel to Donegal – Ireland

By Air

Getting to Donegal has never been easier. Dublin, Belfast City and Belfast International Airports are less than 3 hours and 2 hours drive respectively. Donegal Airport is located in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht and the regional airports of City of Derry and Ireland West Airport are within 30 minutes and 2 hours drive also.

By Sea

Donegal is serviced by first-class Ferry connections to Belfast and Larne with Scotland, England and the Isle of Man. New, high-speed vessels, enhanced on-board amenities, entertainment and shopping make the car ferry a very attractive way to go.

There is also ferry services available from Wales via Dublin’s two ports, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. Irish Ferries operate from Dublin Port to Holyhead, Wales and Stena Line’s HSS (High Speed Sea Service) operates from Holyhead to Dublin.

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By Bus

Express buses serve the principal towns of Donegal from Dublin, Belfast, Derry and other major cities.

Long distance bus services:Local bus services:
buseireann.ie
+353 74 9121309
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busfeda.ie
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busfeda.ie
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By Car

Donegal is linked to the major cities of Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Sligo and Galway by Motorway and excellent road infrastructure.

For Directions use: Google Route Planner

County Donegal is a largely Irish-speaking region bordering the Atlantic Ocean in northwestern Ireland. It’s known for its castles, rugged coastline and mountains such as the iconic, quartzite Mount Errigal.

Formerly a private estate, Glenveagh National Park encompasses forests, lakes and bogland in the central Derryveagh Mountains. Its 1870s manor house, the Scottish Baronial-style Glenveagh Castle, is renowned for its Victorian-era gardens.

Top 5 Reasons to visit Donegal

  • Slieve League

  • Glenveagh Castle & National Park

  • Donegal‘s Blue Flag Beaches

  • Fanad Head Lighthouse & Malin Head

  • The Bluestack Mountains & Lough Eske

Top 5 Reasons to visit Donegal

The translation of ‘Dún na nGall’ means ‘fort of the foreigners’ and it seems that Donegal is well positioned to attract and welcome record numbers of tourists this year.

I have chosen my top five reasons to visit Donegal from my favourite personal collection. It’s true to say that there could be 50 or more reasons to explore the entire county of Donegal in all its mystic beauty but I have limited my selection in terms of using Harvey’s Point as a base over a period of a five day trip.