Donegal, Dún na nGall, Gaelic for the fort of the foreigners, most likely got its name from the invasion of the Danes in the 850s.
The county is one of the largest counties in Ireland to have retained its native Irish language, with over 30,000 still speaking Gaelic in their everyday lives. The countryside is moulded for the walking enthusiast and the pace of life is somewhat slower than you will find anywhere else in the country.
Almost anywhere in Donegal, you will still find small traditional family-run pubs where the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and where traditional music is in abundance, all to be enjoyed over a pint of your favourite tipple.
Prices / Dates
Price: €240 per person sharing
Single Supplement: +€112
Tour Dates: 2021 Dates Coming Soon
Tour Grade: Easy to Moderate
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Our guided group leaves the east coast at 12.00 noon for Donegal. We will stop many times on route to explore some of the towns that we pass through. Driving time from Dublin to Donegal Town is approximately 3 hours and 45 min, depending on traffic and road conditions. After arriving at our accommodation and booking into our rooms we will go for a short guided walk to explore the town.
Our guided walk today takes us on a drive further west to the spectacular sea cliffs of Slieve League, the highest and one of the finest marine sea cliffs in Europe.
The name Slieve League is derived from the Gaelic Sliabh Liag, which literally means Stone Mountain. Despite its name, the mountain is covered in a blanket of peat and heather. Our walk takes us North West along the eastern side of the mountain offering views to our right of a wonderful wilderness over a picturesque landscape made up of rolling mountains, a patchwork of green fields, gentle streams and rivers. To our left, we will have impressive views across the sea cliffs onto the wild Atlantic Ocean.
Distance: 14 km/8.75 miles, Ascent: 425 m/1275 ft.
After a hearty breakfast, we will depart for Dublin, leaving Donegal Town at 10 am.