Active Donegal

Active Donegal

Donegal caters for every active interest whether its family fun, team sports or solo adventuring. Over land, accross mountains and on the sea, the options are vast. 

Spread your wings & soar. Donegal has so much to offer.

Sam Maguire Cup returns to Donegal in 2012!
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Foyle Rowing Club - Image courtesy of Brid McGinley
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Hillwalking - Image courtesy of Robert Meir
Beach Time - Image courtesy of Jeremy Howard
Image courtesy of Iain Miller Unique Ascent
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Profile

Black and white photo of Billy Gillespie holding a football in front of the match stands

Billy Gillespie was born in Kerrykeel on the 6th August 1891, the son of a policeman. He began his football career in Derry at the age young age of just 17 and by 1910 Leeds City manager Frank Scott-Walford was persuading him to turn professional. He joined the West Yorkshire club and two years... Read more.

Organisation

Image of Donegal player jumping for joy.

The GAA plays a pivotal role in bringing people together not only in Ireland but worldwide.  Many people from Doengal watched Donegal win the All Ireland Final from all parts of the world with pride in September 2012.  While there are hundreds of GAA clubs abroad there are five clubs that have... Read more.

Place

Picture of Gartan Lake

The best in  Adventure and Environmental Education. Gartan Outdoor Education Centre works with people of all ages and abilities, providing both facilities and courses for a very wide ranging programme. On offer are great facilities, an inspirational setting, highly qualified and experienced... Read more.

Article

Donegal's cultural and sporting events go virtual and the Diaspora is invited to join in

 Presentation of Winners trophy by Mary Larkin at the 2019 Event.

 Some of Donegal and Ireland’s most iconic cultural events are going virtual in 2020, giving the diaspora a unique opportunity to get more involved. Throughout July, Earagail Arts Festival presents a fantastic free 18-day digital line-up for Donegal’s premier summer event.

Festival... Read more.

Project

Leafy lane in Ards Forest Park

Ards Forest Park

In the plantation of Ulster which followed the Flight of the Earls in 1607, Turloug Og O'Boyle was granted Ards and the surrounding area by the British, on condition of his loyalty to the Queen. They lost this area in 1641. By the year 1700 the Wray... Read more.