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
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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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Image of Philip Deignan celebrating in cycling gear

Born in Letterkenny, County Donegal, 7 September 1983.  Philip is an Irish Olympian and professional road racing cyclist for UCI Professional Continental Team.  Philip first set foot on a bike in 1997 during a charity cycling event organised by Paddy Delap in Letterkenny.  Deignan has long been... Read more.

Organisation

Finn Valley Centre

Michelle McGrory (nee McArdle) works in Donegal County Council and has a long history with the Finn Valley. We invited her to tell us its history.

The Finn Valley Athletic Club was founded in 1971 by Patsy McGonagle, who went on to coach the Irish Athletics Olympic Team and remains to... 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.

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Article

Active Life in Donegal

Image of someone paragliding over Ballymastocker Bay, Donegal

The great Irish writer Oscar Wilde once said that we can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.

It’s hardly a surprise then that visitors seeking activity and adventure want to return time and time again to... 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.