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

Ryder Cup 2014 Captain Paul McGinley on right with other golfers

Paul McGinley (B. Dublin,1966) is a renowned golfer whose his roots lie in County Donegal.  His mother is Julia Sheridan,  from Rathmullan and his father is Mick McGinley from Dunfanaghy.  Paul McGinley is unstinting in his support to Donegal, spending many happy childhood holidays in the county... Read more.

Organisation

Image of two people in the ocean, one on a surfboard

Liquid Therapy is a not for profit organisation working with a range of young people facing various physical, mental, emotional or behavioral challenges.  The idea for Liquid Therapy began when its founder, Tom Losey, spent time volunteering with ‘Surfers Healing’ in California, a project that... 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

Surfing in Donegal

Surfing coach instructing student on the beach

Donegal is fast making a name for itself in international surfing, there are several surf schools, a testament to the sports rising popularity within the county. During the summer weeks many of these schools can see around  100-150 participants per week, sometimes more and upwards of 500 per... 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.