4-days in West Donegal with Culture, Heritage & Craic – Enjoy 4 days on west Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, see the Real Ireland including Europe’s Highest Sea Cliffs, Sliabh Liag, Fanad Lighthouse, Arranmore Island. Take a walk to the summit of Mount Errigal. Add Golf, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking or Rock Climbing. Accommodation included with stunning views of the Wild Atlantic Way.
€159 per person sharing.
3 nights Bed and freshly cooked breakfast in a double room, including 2 x three course dinners and welcome drink on arrival Single supplement is €75. Sea view rooms subject to availability.
Valid for bookings until 31st May, excludes bank holidays and some weekend supplements may apply. Price is based on 2 people sharing a double room. Sea view rooms subject to availability.
Suggested 4 Day Itinerary:
Day 1: TRAVEL TO DONEGAL: On your journey to Donegal why not stop and enjoy an exhilarating walk through Glenveagh National Park.The 16,000 hectares of Glenveagh includes most of the spectacular Derryveagh mountains, the Poison Glen and part of Errigal mountain and is a beautiful place to walk the hills and follow trails. Lough Inshagh walk in the Glenveagh estate has just been voted one of Ireland’s top 6 walks by the Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards, 2018. Perhaps travel out to Fanad Head and see Fanad Lighthouse and get your first views of the Wild Atlantic Way. In the evening check into the Viking House Hotel for a 3 nights stay in a double or twin room. In the evening you can take a stroll on Carrickfinn, a one mile stretch of blue flag beach? 3 course dinner is included at the hotel tonight.
Day 2: THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY AND EUROPE’S HIGHEST SEA CLIFFS: After your freshly cooked to order full Irish breakfast we suggest taking a drive southwest along the Wild Atlantic Way, travel via the town of Killybegs which is Ireland’s premier fishing port. Take the Bothar Cois Farraige west via The lovely village of Kilcar to the award winning Sliabh Liag. Here perhaps take a 90 minute boat trip aboard the Nuala Star from the picturesque Teelin harbour. Owner Paddy Byrne has 25 years of experience and all the up to date safety, navigation, fishing rods and fish finding equipment to make your trip a memorable one. Enjoy the views of Europe’s highest and finest sea cliffs from a different perspective and maybe do a bit of fishing for fresh mackerel on the Atlantic Ocean. The journey takes you along some of the most stunning coastal scenery in Ireland, along Donegal Bay, one of the most scenic routes of the Wild Atlantic Way, via Kilcar to Europe’s highest sea cliffs, Slieve League with stunning views that must be seen. There will also be time to walk and enjoy the sights from the top. Afterwards you will travel to the small village of Glencolmcille This part of Donegal is a Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) Irish is the first language. In the afternoon, you will travel via the traditional town of Ardara. Stop at Triona Design to see a hand weaving demonstration and in the mid-afternoon, maybe head to a Real Irish Pub – Nancy’s Bar for an optional pint of the black stuff (or maybe a dram of Bushmills for the passenger!) perhaps along with a selection of locally caught seafood. In late afternoon, return to the Viking House. 3 course dinner is included at the hotel tonight.
Day 3: ACTIVITIES ON THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY: Why not spend your day doing some outdoor activities such as Golf, kayaking perhaps rock climbing, there are many activities possible today is free for options. We are happy to make any arrangements required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to make your booking
Donegal Heritage: Perhaps take a walk around the local historic sights of the Rosses area with local guide, Jimmy Duffy. Jimmy has extensive experience in undertaking historical research using archives, repositories, and online sources. Whatever your necessity is for commissioning research, he has something to suit your budget. Jimmy can also help you trace your ancestors in the area and help draw up a family tree.
Cruit Island Golf Club: For the golf enthusiast there is an award winning 9 hole golf course near your hotel. is nine hole golf course and sits on the edge of the wild and rugged Atlantic ocean, next stop America! You will savour unrestricted panoramic views that will take your breath away.
Rapid Kayaking: a small family run company offering the personal touch whilst experiencing the coastal and inland waters of North-West Donegal. Let James guide and help you on your way as you explore at your leisure using his fleet of modern open top kayaks.
Unique Ascent: specialise in providing exceptional outdoor adventure holidays and outdoor activities. Guide Iain Miller is a rock climber with 25 years experience and 10 years experience as a mountain instructor. Iain offers a wide range of climbing experiences ranging from beginner to expert. We can guarantee that this will be an unforgettable experience. You can view some activities – click here.
Saoire Mara Charters: providers of charter boat hire with a qualified skipper for Deep Sea Angling and Coastal & Island Cruises
Burtonport Railway Walk: This beautiful linear walking/cycle trail, filled to the brim with spectacular scenery and woodland was originally the route taken by the train which connected Burtonport to Letterkenny between 1903 & 1940. A linear walk of ca.5.5km or ca.11km return
Arranmore Island: Arranmore Island, or Árainn Mhór is situated off the coast of County Donegal on the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way touring route where land meets sea. Wild and untamed, the island has a rich and vibrant heritage and culture and has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The Gaelic traditions are still thriving on the Arranmore Island and if you are looking for a real taste of island life, then this is definitely not to be missed on your Donegal adventure.
This evening why not try a local restaurant for dinner and enjoy some local music the area is famed for its traditional music, a visit to Leo’s tavern the Home of Enya and Clannad is a must. The hotel staff will be pleased to advise what’s on each evening during your stay
Day 4 : DEPARTURE – After your freshly prepared breakfast today you will check out of the hotel. Today we suggest travelling south via Donegal Town where you can visit Magee of Donegal famous for their tweeds and Knitwear and also perhaps visit Donegal Castle, the ancestral home of the O’Donnell Clan or Donegal Abbey and learn about Ireland’s most important historical manuscript, The Annals of the Four Masters.
For more information please call the Viking House Hotel on 074 95 43295 (international +353 7495 43295) or email email@example.com