County Donegal

Holiday Cottages in Donegal

All Self Catering Holiday Homes in Donegal

We offer an interesting variety of individual self catering cottages throughout the county. 

County Donegal presents an ever-changing spectacle of landscapes and seascapes set against a backdrop of mountains and moors, with evidence everywhere of traditional Irish culture. Donegal boasts a vast rugged coastline softened regularly by a succession of beautiful beaches with golden sand and clear fresh waters. Inland, Donegal is wild and unspoilt with winding roads leading to never-ending spectacular vistas.

North Donegal comprises an area of unsurpassed beauty.  The predominant features of an ever-changing landscape are the mountains and the jagged coastline which combine to present some of the most spectacular coastal scenery to be seen anywhere in Ireland.  There are numerous beaches of golden sands, but the majority of them are deserted even at the height of the tourist season.  Herein lies the real attraction of the area.  This quietness, combined with a variety of activities such as golf, horse riding, boating and fishing, makes North Donegal an ideal destination for those who enjoy a holiday out-of-doors.

South Donegal combines the contrasting attractions of Bundoran, one of Ireland's most popular seaside resorts and Glencolumbkille, where Irish is still the spoken tongue and many of the old crafts still flourish.  Bundoran and Ballyshannon are the gateway towns from the south and once past Donegal Town and Killybegs, the prominent features of the Slieve League guide the way to Glencolumbkille.  From there, the spectacular descent through Glengesh Pass leds to Ardara and Glenties, Narin and Portnoo.

This region has a charm all of its own.  Beautiful strands and covers life along the cliff-protected coast, backed by a hinterland of hills, moors, glens and lakes which offer a wealth of archaeological remains, sporting amenities and attractions.  The area contains the headquarters of the Donegal handloom tweed-weaving industry at Ardara and one of Ireland's most important fishing ports at Killybegs.  It is also a centre for the hand-knitting industry.

Other major attractions include Glenveagh National Park and Castle, Tory Island, Glebe House and Gallery, Colmcille Heritage Centre, Fort Dunree Military Museum and Abbey Mill Wheels. Donegal also has some interesting archaeological sites around Ballyshannon, for example, you'll find ruined castles, religious sites and celtic raths.