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

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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

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The GAA plays a pivotal role in bringing people together not only in Ireland but worldwide.  Many people from Doengal watched Donegal win the All Ireland Final from all parts of the world with pride in September 2012.  While there are hundreds of GAA clubs abroad there are five clubs that have... 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

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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

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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.