Glenveagh National Park and Gaeltacht Tour
In the northwest of Ireland, at the very edge of Europe, you'll find the Donegal Gaeltacht. A sprawling, wild and rural area, rich in history and traditions of old Ireland, where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is still spoken today. I'll show you the remote regions of the Wild Atlantic Way, exploring the places where I grew up. I'll regale you with personal stories, tall tales and Irish legends of the area. You'll visit the lavish Glenveagh Castle and gardens to learn about the deeds (good & bad) of its former owners. A journey to the mythical Poisoned Glen will leave you spellbound by its haunting beauty. Then, reflect inside the ruins of Donegal's very own 'Taj Mahal', Dunlewey Church. As you travel through the hills of Donegal, you'll see vast highlands and Atlantic bog, where our ancestors saved the turf (peat) each summer. You'll hear the story of the Bloody Foreland as you gaze out to sea to the many Gaeltacht Islands, before returning via the 'Bridge of tears'.Itinerary
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Glenveagh National Park, R251 Ireland
Glenveagh, in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains, is the second largest national park in Ireland and home to the largest herd of red deer in the country. Glenveagh Castle, a 19th century mansion, sits on the edge of Lough Veagh. A guided castle tour is highly recommended on your Donegal tour. (*Glenveagh Castle entrance not guaranteed)
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Mount Errigal, Dunlewy, Letterkenny Ireland
Mount Errigal in the Derryveagh Mountains is the tallest peak in County Donegal. Its quartzite stone often glows pink in the setting sun. The small Gaeltacht village of Dunlewey sits at the foot of Mount Errigal. Take in the view of Donegal's highest peak and its six sisters.
Duration: 15 minutesStop At:
Old Church Dunlewey, N56, Gweedore Ireland
Donegal's answer to the Taj Mahal
Duration: 20 minutesStop At:
Crolly Distillery, Killindarragh, Crolly F92 F7Y3 Ireland
Hear the process of creating single malt Irish Whiskey (optional Whiskey tasting)
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Bunbeg Wreck (Bad Eddie's Boat), Maheraclogher Beach Bunbeg, Gweedore Ireland
Learn a 'Cúpla Focail' (Few words) of Irish near the infamous shipwreck of 'Cara na Mara'
Duration: 10 minutes
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Compliant with Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
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Duración: 6 To 7 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is available from accommodation in and around Buncrana, Letterkenny and Donegal Town. If pickup is required from a different location, please get in touch for a bespoke quote.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.