Donegal Break

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Break in Donegal

The following itinerary can be tailored to suit your specific needs. We can offer activities such as golfing, water sports, shopping, sight seeing and horse riding to name a few. The price does not include car hire.  It is also possible to book additional nights etc…

Please advise us of any requests you may have and we will endeavour to fulfil your wishes.

 Day 1:  Slieve League, Glencolumbkille,

Slieve League Cliffs (or Sliabh Liag in Gaelic), situated on the south west coast of County Donegal, are said to be the one of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe. To fully enjoy the spectacle of Sliabh League it is best to leave your car at the car park and walk the few miles to the cliffs so as not to miss the exciting scenery of the area.

There are terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay as you walk towards the terrifyingly high top of Sliabh League, where the cliff face of Bunglas rises over 600m above the raging ocean. Experienced walkers only should venture beyond the viewing point onto One Man’s Pass which loops around onto the Pilgrim’s Path.

Glencolmcille is situated on the Slieve League Peninsula at the south-west point of Donegal – an area starting to be known as the Donegal Highlands. The area is bounded on the south by the mountains of Slieve League (Sliabh Liag) and Leahan and on the north by Slieve Tooey. To the west lies the restless Atlantic Ocean.

Glencolmcille is a place of tremendous natural beauty and changing colours … mountains, lakes, sea cliffs and beaches; a place of quiet roads, stone walls and fuschia-bordered lanes. It is an ancient corner of Ireland witnessed by the sites of dwellings and the tombs of the Megalithic period and by the cross inscribed stones of early Christianity.1

Glencolmcille is a haven of peace and relaxation for those desiring a holiday in an unspoilt environment. We welcome you and hope you enjoy yourselves here and that you will come back again …. and again.

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Day 2:  Glenveagh Castle & National Park,               

Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975. With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986.

Glenveagh Castle is a 19th century castellated mansion and was built between 1867 and 1873. Its construction in a remote mountain setting was inspired by the Victorian idyll of a romantic highland retreat.

It was designed by John Townsend Trench, a cousin of its builder and first owner, John George Adair, with whom he had been raised in Co. Laois. The designer appears to have imitated the style of earlier Irish Tower-houses adding an air of antiquity to the castle. The building stone chose was granite, plentiful in Donegal but difficult to work and allowing for little detail.

The forbidding architecture of the castle is quickly forgotten amidst the varied comforts within. Henry McIlhenny, the last owner of the castle, served the Philadelphia Museum of Art as Curator of Decorative Arts and his expertise in this field is evident throughout the castle. Through time, each room acquired a different character, some roughly in keeping with the period of the house, others freely inventive.

Few of the great houses of Ireland are preserved in this condition, with their original furnishings, and in Glenveagh Castle one catches a glimpse of a lifestyle belonging to an earlier age.

Access to the castle is by guided tour which last approx 40 mins

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Day 3:   Tower Museum, City of Derry,                     

The Tower Museum hosts two major historical exhibitions – ‘the Story of Derry’ and an ‘Armada Shipwreck: La Trinidad Valencera’. The Story of Derry charts the development of the city from its early geological beginnings to the present day, using a range of display techniques such as audio-visuals and interactives. The Armada exhibition tells the story of La Trinidad Valencera, one of the largest ships in the Armada Fleet, which sank off the Donegal Coast in 1588 and was discovered by the City of Derry Sub-Aqua club in 1971. The exhibition features many of the artefacts recovered from the sunken ship on loan from the Ulster Museum. The Tower Museum offers an unrivalled visitor experience with two contrasting and complimentary exhibitions and is a unique and innovative resource for schools, locals, families and national and international visitors.

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Price includes Accommodation for 3 nights, breakfast.  Sightseeing as stated.

High season Prices:

B&B Guesthouse               from €247.00 per person sharing a twin/double room

3* Hotels                              from €334.00 per person sharing a twin/double room

4* Hotels                              from €409.00 per person sharing a twin/double room        

5* Hotels                             from €535.00 per person sharing a twin/double room

Single room rates available upon request.