Trail Guides

Discover Inishowen; the jewel in Donegal’s Celtic Crown and the beginning or the grand finale of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Explore Inishowen by using our Trail Guides to find some of the most scenic and iconic landmarks that the peninsula has to offer.

Follow the Heritage Trail as it meanders off the beaten track, (created in collaboration with the Sliabh Sneacht Centre), revealing prehistoric burial chambers and rock art, Celtic crosses, forts and castles.

Let the Walking Trail guide you along gentle coastal paths, take a peaceful moment by Glenevin waterfall or trek the highways and byways of breathtaking mountain walks.

Pick up the Beach Trail; discover stunning stretches of golden sands, comb for natures treasure in hidden coves, swim in the crystal clear waters of the Wild Atlantic Ocean.

Let yourself be captivated by the history, heritage and landscapes of this ruggedly beautiful region.

Walking Trail

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Heritage Trail

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Beach Trail

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Arts & Crafts Trail

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Bernie Murphy Irish Designer

Arts & Crafts , Arts & Crafts Trail , See & Do , Trail Guides
'Elmhurst', Porthaw Glen, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Bernie Murphy is from Inishowen, Co. Donegal.  She grew up in a family in which traditional sewing and knitting skills [...]

Mary Crowley’s Artist Studio & Gallery

Arts & Crafts , Arts & Crafts Trail , See & Do , Trail Guides
Tir Na Sligo, Tiernasligo National School, Dunaff, Co. Donegal, Ireland

This is a working studio, where you can see Mary’s latest watercolour on the easel. The gallery houses both Original [...]

Rockwell Ornaments

Arts & Crafts , Arts & Crafts Trail , See & Do , Trail Guides
R244, Carroghill, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Rockwell Ornaments, located in Donegal’s picturesque Inishowen Peninsula, specializes in moulded interior & exterior ornamental features. A wide selection of [...]

Ballagh Studio

Arts & Crafts , Arts & Crafts Trail , See & Do , Trail Guides
Ballagh Studio, Ballagh, Malin, County Donegal, Ireland

Ros Harvey was brought up in Malin, on the wild Inishowen peninsula in Co. Donegal, Ireland.  Here she paints her [...]

Adam Rory Porter

Arts & Crafts , Arts & Crafts Trail , See & Do , Trail Guides
The Northern Light Gallery & Studio, Lower Main Street, Ardaravan, Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland

I’ve always loved the creative arts.  From entering the Texaco School art competition as a child, to studying Art, Design, [...]

Ben Holmes Art

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Ben Holmes Art, The Diamond, Gort Glebe, Carndonagh, County Donegal, Ireland

Visit Ben Holmes Art to see original paintings inspired by Inishowen, all produced by Inishowen based Ben Holmes who also [...]

Inishowen Bogwood Sculptures

Arts & Crafts , Arts & Crafts Trail , See & Do , Trail Guides
R238, Glackadrumman, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Mary Doherty has been sculpting bog wood for over 17 years and is the owner of Inishowen Bogwood Sculptures Gallery [...]

Morton God Dolmen

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
Iskaheen Park, Eskaheen, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Directions: Situated in the middle of boggy land on the a mountain road (L1891) 0.75 km past the church at [...]

Northburgh Castle

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
5, Eleven Ballyboes, The Fort, Co. Donegal, F93 T2P2, Ireland

Directions: Situated in the village of Greencastle on the Stroove Road. It can be easily viewed from the car park [...]

Cooley Cross & Skull House

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
Unnamed Road, Co. Donegal, Ireland

GPS Co-ordinates: 55.188839, -7.061632 Directions: 0.25km outside the town of Moville and well signposted road off the main Moville – [...]

Carrowmore High Cross

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
Unnamed Road, Co. Donegal, Ireland

GPS Co-ordinates: 55.256384, -7.189454 Directions: 6km from Culdaff, just off the main Carndonagh – Moville road. This site is signposted [...]

Cloncha High Cross

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
Temple of Deen, Laraghirril, County Donegal, Ireland

Directions: 3km from Culdaff, off the Culdaff -Moville road. Approximately 1.5km along this road on the left, there is easy [...]

Temple of Deen

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
R238, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Directions: 2km from Culdaff in the direction of Moville and situated on top of the low hill of Deen, which [...]

Bocan Stone Circle

Heritage Trail , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
R238, Glackadrumman, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Directions: 2km from Culdaff in the direction of Moville. Take the first left past the Parochial House. Stands atop of [...]

Wee House Of Malin

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
Unnamed Road, Ballygorman, Co. Donegal, Ireland

GPS Co-ordinates: 55.368169, -7.317768 Directions: Situated 4km from the junction at Bree, travelling from Malin on the coast road continue, [...]

Donagh Cross

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
Church Rd, Gort Glebe, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Directions: On the main Carndonagh – Ballyliffin road just outside the town centre along the roadside on your left. Beside [...]

Carrickabraghy Castle

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
Unnamed Road, Carrickabraghy, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Directions: Follow the main road to the coast. At the junction at the Famine Village turn left. The Castle is [...]

St. Columba’s Church Straid

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
Unnamed Road, Gaddyduff, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Directions: 1.5km from Clonmany on the right hand side before the Waterfall at the Glen House. Description: As well as [...]

O’Doherty’s Keep

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
30 Cahir O'Doherty Ave, Ardaravan, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, F93 WP78, Ireland

Directions: Located near the mouth of the Crana River in Swan Park. Description: The O’Dohertys were the Gaelic lords of [...]