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!
Image of Foyle Rowing Club
Foyle Rowing Club - Image courtesy of Brid McGinley
Image of woman on cliff top
Hillwalking - Image courtesy of Robert Meir
Beach Time - Image courtesy of Jeremy Howard
Image courtesy of Iain Miller Unique Ascent
Explore More: Active Donegal

Profile

Image of Easkey Britton (first on left) and her cousins in Rossnowlagh

Easkey Britton was born into Ireland’s first family of surf on the wild west coast of Donegal.  Aged 26, this Rossnowlagh woman is a true disciple of the blessed ocean life and lives up to her namesake wave, the famous west coast break which can be translated to 'fish' in Irish. She started... Read more.

Organisation

Image of two people in the ocean, one on a surfboard

Liquid Therapy is a not for profit organisation working with a range of young people facing various physical, mental, emotional or behavioral challenges.  The idea for Liquid Therapy began when its founder, Tom Losey, spent time volunteering with ‘Surfers Healing’ in California, a project that... Read more.

Place

John Farren with Jon Mahoney BIBA & others after a round of golf at Ballyliffen Golf Club

Donegal Diaspora Project hosted an Economic Seminar in May 2014 and Ballyliffin Golf Club established contact with with Ann Burke Vice President Economic Development Council of Western MA, Jon Mahoney Boston Irish Business Association and Tim Murray Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

... Read more.

Article

Surfing in Donegal

Surfing coach instructing student on the beach

Donegal is fast making a name for itself in international surfing, there are several surf schools, a testament to the sports rising popularity within the county. During the summer weeks many of these schools can see around  100-150 participants per week, sometimes more and upwards of 500 per... 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.