Things To Do in Donegal

Would especially recommend this to landscape photographers as a base.

Central location for nature activities.

Just a short drive from Slieve League and other beautiful viewpoints.

We highly recommend the sunset at Silver Strand!

Perfect location to explore the coastline!

Prime Wild Atlantic Way Location

Located in South West Donegal, the Slieve League Peninsula boasts breathtaking cliffs, stunning beaches, and a wealth of hillwalking and water activities for you to explore.

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way passes through Kilcar Village and as you’ll see the surrounding area offers stunning landscapes and coastal drives so it really is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking a relaxed coastal escape. It’s only 5-minutes to the Muckross Head Peninsula which you must visit during your stay!

Below we have set out just a few favourites of locals and visitors and this is all within 25 minutes. There’s so, so much more which you’ll learn about in your eGuidebook.


A PDF with 40+ pages that we compiled for you that’s full of insider tips.

A GuestApp with up-to-date information.

PLUS, you’ll have access to an interactive map we created to plan your days with ease.

  • The photo gallery shows just a snippet of what there is to do and where there is to explore.
  • You’ll see that it truly is a photographer’s dream, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as those seeking a relaxing coastal escape.
  • The property is perfectly positioned for a picture postcard shot of the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way, with the vista of mountains, valley and sea and just a 5-minute stroll to Kilcar Village.
Stay Near Slieve League
Aka Sliabh Liag, or simply ‘The Cliffs’ are three times taller than the Cliffs of Moher, but access is free and they are amongst the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe.
Sandy Beaches
The local beaches are uncrowded and in many instances, you can walk or swim and see few if any people. It’s just 5 minutes to the nearest sandy beach, 6-8 minutes to another and under 10 minutes to a Blue-Flag Beach!
To really make the most of the outdoors, book your eBikes through Ireland-By-Bike, which can be delivered for your arrival.
Create even more memories by taking a family boat trip on Donegal Bay towards the Atlantic, beneath the sea cliffs of Bunglass and Slieve League. Couples and individuals can also book.
Kilcar Kayaking enables you to get out on the water at the foot of Slieve League and is a definite to add to your Donegal Staycation Itinerary!
Atlantic Way Lodge - The Stone Sculpture Map of Ireland
Get a glimpse into time’s gone by at these thatched cottages. The Folk Village even has a replica school house.
Atlantic Way Lodge - Kilcar Village in the valley below1
In the valley below, you’ll find a grocery store with a deli and freshly baked goods, a tearoom that serves all-day Irish breakfasts, a takeaway, a library, fitness suite and a playground.
Professionally ran by qualified equestrian instructors for you or your child’s lessons, whether a beginner or someone who is more confident.
A new animal sanctuary located in north east Donegal, making it an ideal addition to a day trip while on staycation or your Wild Atlantic road trip.
To see how your holiday surroundings inspired local craftspersons to design and create a wide variety of items including homeware, high end tweeds and luxurious gifts.

Studio Donegal has maintained the heritage of handweaving at the Woollen Mills in Kilcar Village.

Atlantic Way Lodge - Bundoran's Rougey Walk1

If you’d like to go surfing, renowned Irish Surfing Champion, Owen Murphy has opened his own surf school and surf board rental in Bundoran. 


Ireland’s second largest National Park is located in Donegal. Your eGuidebook will provide some more tips!

Atlantic Way Lodge - Muckross Head Kilcar Co Donegal

It’s approximately 6 minutes to this beauty spot and no stay is complete without a venture here!

Sliabh Liag Distillery
You’re just 5km from learning how Donegal’s distilling heritage has recently been reclaimed in the form of The Legendary Irish Silkie Whiskey, An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin, and Assaranca Vodka.
Atlantic Way Lodge - The Silver Strand(1)

The beautiful Silver Strand (the one with the all the stairs!) is under 25 minutes and is a must see. We bet you and your travel buddies won’t count the same number of steps!

Gaelic Castle

Built for the O’Donnell Clan in the 15th Century, you can take a short tour of this castle in Donegal Town.

Take a tour of this courthouse museum or take part in the north west’s first escape room experience set in this historical courthouse and jail.

All children love a day in Bundoran. Add a few hours at Waterworld to the itinerary for bonus points!


While the children are enjoying all Waterworld has to offer, enjoy a more unique and tranquil soak here.