County Donegal - Maps & Guide
Welcome to the map and guide of the cities, towns or places of interest around County Donegal in Ireland. Here you will find virtual tours and guides with 360° panoramas of various destinations linked to various County Donegal maps.
Alongside each virtual tour and panorama is a Google map and some local and travel information to help you explore plan and your trip to County Donegal and Ireland. This growing guide of County Donegal uses images and information provided by independent travellers, giving you the fuller picture of the various sights, hotels and attractions in Ireland.
County Donegal - Featured Destinations
County Donegal - Travel & Information
County Donegal covers the rugged terrain in north-west Ireland, in the province of Ulster. The county consists mostly of low mountains, with a deeply indented coastline forming natural loughs. The temperate climate, natural beauty and rich history make County Donegal a popular tourist destination year round. Among the more famous loughs are Lough Swilly and Lough Foyle, and the most famous mountains in Donegal include the Derryveagh Mountains in the north and the Bluestack Mountains in the south. The main town of County Donegal is Donegal.
Donegal - Tourist Attractions
Donegal has plenty to offer tourists, from walking, hiking, water sports through to ancient castles and hill forts. Among some of the tourist attractions in the county are:
- Glenveagh National Park - 35,000 acre of parkland and nature reserve covering mountains, boglands, lakes and woodlands.
- Glenveagh Castle - Scottish Baronial style house found at the heart of Glenveagh Park, built between 1870 and 1873.
- Mount Errigal - at 751m this is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains and the tallest peak in County Donegal.
- Grianan of Aileach - massive fortifications on Grianán, parts of which date back to the Neolithic and includes a ringfort built by the Uí Néill in the sixth or seventh century.
- Castle Coole - 18th century home of the Earls of Belmore set in stunning parkland.
- Owey Island - small but beautiful island off the coast near Kinkasslagh.
- Arranmore Island (Árainn Mhór) - beautiful island accessible as a day trip by ferry from Burtonport.
- Five Finger Strand - famous beach near Knockamaney's Ben's on which lie the remains of the Twilight which sank in 1889, on route from Newfoundland to Derry.
- Colmcille Trial - popular and picturesque walking route from Milford to Loch Colmcille.
- Greencastle Maritime Museum - maritime museum occupying the former Coastguard Station at Greencastle Harbour and overlooking one of the largest fishing fleets in Ireland with magnificent views over Lough Foyle.
- The Celtic Garden - 6 acre Celtic Spirituality Garden in the town of Muff with interpretative walks.
- Old Franciscan Abbey - ruins of an ancient Franciscan monastery founded in 1474 on the mouth of the Bay in Donegal Town.