Donegal is a town situated in the north west of Ireland. Not known so much for its excitement but very well known for being a serene place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Surrounded by idyllic wild scenery, the town dates back to prehistoric times. Most major airlines fly to Donegal, but most flights have a short stopover in Dublin. Direct flights to Dublin are very readily available from a variety of UK airports, including departures from Bristol, Leeds or Southampton. Our online flight comparison tool can help you find a cheap flight to suit your budget. Donegal is a small, tranquil town rich in history and full of cultural traditions that remain to this day. The rugged landscape that the town finds itself in has inspired many poets and musicians who still sing of its beauty even in the centre of the town which is known as The Diamond. With the Bluestack Mountains on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the town sits in a picture postcard position.
There is a bus service around the town and adjoining suburbs that is well used. There are also private buses you can hire should you need to. There is no railway station in the town, but a bus is available to Sligo, which has the nearest train station, and from here you can get connecting trains to most major cities. The town is small enough that you can walk or cycle around it with ease. There are bicycle rental shops in the centre of town. The centre of the town plays host to the ruins of Donegal Abbey and a castle. You can find many bars and restaurants in the centre part of town - the Diamond- as well as an obelisk which is a monument to four prominent Gaelic historians. The scenic bay can be viewed by waterbus which runs up and down Ireland's biggest bay. It is also a well known spot for surfing due to the funnel shape of the bay and the choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The nearby Bluestack Mountains is a mountain range that separates the north and south of the county, itt is ideal for hiking and cycling and offers magnificent views.