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

Dave Gallaher with a Rugby Ball

Dave Gallaher was born on October 30th, 1873 in Ramelton, Co. Donegal to shopkeeper James and his wife Maria, a teacher in Ramelton, on October 30th,1873. The 7th of 14 children (3 of whom died in infancy), his birth is recorded in the parish of Tullaughnish and he was baptised in the First... 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

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

My Surfing Home

Image of Man and girl carrying a surf-board out of the water

Home-comings are the best. After months on the road I realise I’ve discovered my favourite place in the world, and I’ve left it behind...so I must go home and rediscover her. The view greeting me on the drive along the Belalt cliff-top is the best welcome home. The massive stretch of Rossnowlagh... Read more.

Project

Image of group of people at the launch of the Celtic Longboat

The Foyle Rowing Club, Moville  was set up in 2006 with the aim of preserving the Foyle Punt as a rowing boat. The club acquired and restored three punts and commissioned two new boats which were built in the traditional way by MacDonalds Boatbuilders. As the club grew, it looked to promote... Read more.