Wild Atlantic Way
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Just little off-radar and crying out for exploration, this rugged and remote area marks the northwestern contour of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Mother Nature is the star here, from the sheer granite walls of some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs at Slieve League, to Northern Lights dancing in clear winter skies. But there’s warmth and wit to be found among the vibrant, Irish-speaking community. This is a place that will lift your spirit.
Mary From Dungloe International Festival
End of July and start of August
In 2017 it was 50 years on the go
The Mary From Dungloe International Festival has been welcoming visitors from all over the world since its inception in 1967. The festival offers a wide range of entertainment during its 10 day fun packed itinerary. Dungloe and the surrounding area’s boasts some of the country’s finest beaches and landscapes and is a great base for exploring what the North West has to offer, including golf courses, horse riding, hill walking , lake and sea angling with some of the finest scenery in the world on our doorstep.
The festival offers something for all the family, from family fun days to shows for the smaller kids, to sporting activities for those energy filled teenagers.
This walk forms part of Sli na Rossan (National Waymarked Way) but is an excellent short walk on its own. Shortly after leaving the beach/car park you are in quiet countryside with excellent views over the Rosses and out towards Aranmore Island.
The Owennamarve River
The Owennamarve River drains a dozen small loughs into the sea south of Dungloe. It gets a run of salmon and sea trout. The best of the fishing is from July to September. Access is at the bridges.
Rosses Anglers Association
The Rosses Anglers Association has fishing on over 130 lakes in West Donegal. The town of Dungloe is the centre from which the angler makes his way to fish the various Loughs. These lakes hold salmon, sea trout and brown trout and all of them are within a five mile radius of the town. Pemits to fish and boats can be arranged. A detailed angling map and guide is available.