Visit Donegal with Seatrails! We will meet you near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, which claims to be the oldest town in Ireland, situated on the Donegal coastline along Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way. We will guide and accompany you through rural countryside passing an ancient Abbey. When we arrive at the start point of the trail, you will instantly become refreshed by sea air, nature surrounding you, seaweeds on the shore, the peaceful sound of running water over rocks and gently lapping of the water by the shore.
As we head off, views of golden sand dunes appear across the estuary and a remarkable castle stands close to the coast reminding us of times past. The Atlantic waves roll in and you are on your way along one of the most incredible coastlines in the world. Ancient fossil rock is below your feet and we will explain what it is composed of. Wild coastal flora like sea pink and pyramid orchids bloom in early summer months. You might like to stop and take a few pics and take it all in. There is no hurry.
After we reach a pier and bustle of local maritime life, we will take a break, have our sandwiches by the waters edge and then head on to visit a very important historical site, a ruined castle located right on the edge of the cliffs, which used to be the home of one of our famous manuscript scribes of the 16th Century. You will not question why Ireland is named ‘Land of Saints and Scholars’ after you’ve been here!
We will then return to the pier and you can enjoy a drink in a local hotel and soak up the gorgeous Atlantic view.Terrain:
Mostly trackway but rocky, uneven ground, mucky, grass, seaweedsDuration:
c 3.5 hrs (includes stops and lunch break)Bring:
Water, sun screen, sandwich (we can provide upon request), hat, hiking boots only, waterproof jacket, a warm fleece, a sense of adventure!
Own transport required
Price 25pp (minimum number= 6) includes tea/coffee/treats and heritage guidance
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