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

Image of Jim McGuinness

Jim McGuinness was born in 1972, he was the manager of the 2012 All-Ireland winners, Donegal and hails from Glenties in South Donegal.  McGuinness managed Donegal from 2010 - 2014. McGuinness began his illustrious career at an early age playing with Naomh Conaill.  A pivotal moment in his... 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

A story of incredible Irishmen and the Donegal link to their Arctic expeditions

 

Dearn Mc Clintock shares the incredible tale of the legendary vessel HMS Terror, which travelled to the frozen north and once sought refuge in Lough Swilly. 

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