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

Black and white photo of Billy Gillespie holding a football in front of the match stands

Billy Gillespie was born in Kerrykeel on the 6th August 1891, the son of a policeman. He began his football career in Derry at the age young age of just 17 and by 1910 Leeds City manager Frank Scott-Walford was persuading him to turn professional. He joined the West Yorkshire club and two years... Read more.

Organisation

Image of Tir Conaill Harps celebrating a win on the pitch

Tir Conaill Harps has been serving the people of Glasgow for over 20 years.  They are a community based Gaelic Athletic Club which provide opportunities for everyone in a safe, fun and an affordable environment for all ages.  The club was founded in 1994 after a breakaway from another club.  ... Read more.

Place

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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

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

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Donegal Sports Partnership is one of 33 Local Sports Partnerships established by the Irish Sports Council in Ireland under the 1999 Irish Sports Council Act. Established in 200, it has been responsible for promoting and supporting a broad range of sports development in County Donegal with a... Read more.