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County Donegal Gaeltacht Tour

culture walk

County Donegal Gaeltacht Tour

Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English
culture walk

County Donegal Gaeltacht Tour

culture walk

County Donegal Gaeltacht Tour

Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Irish (or Gaeilge) is the first language of the people in the Donegal Gaeltacht and the Irish cultural traditions are safeguarded. On a private tour with me, you will learn a cúpla focail (a few words) of Irish on board this Gaeltacht tour and have fun practicing with the locals throughout the day. First stop is Glenveagh National Park, in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. It is the second largest national park in Ireland and home to the largest herd of red deer in the country. Glenveagh Castle, a 19th century mansion, sits on the edge of Lough Veagh. (Open all year) Meandering on through some of the most rural roads in County Donegal, we'll pass by Mount Errigal, the tallest peak in County Donegal. Its quartzite stone often glows pink in the setting sun. The small Gaeltacht village of Dunlewey sits at the foot of Mount Errigal and is a fantastic photo opportunity. We'll then reach Leo's Tavern, a pub with great traditional Irish food, not to mention the perfect pint of Guinness and Irish Coffees. It is the family home of world famous musicians Enya, Clannad and Moya Brennan. Owner Bartley Brennan is usually on hand to tell the story of his famous family and there's often live traditional Irish music to enjoy. (Seasonal) Beidh Failte Romhat! (You will be welcome!) The route also includes perfect viewing points for Árainn Mór, Gabhla, Tory Island as well as Horn Head.

Your host

Learn more about Henry

Henry

My name is Henry Doohan and I'm first and foremost a husband and daddy of three young kids. I'm a native of the County Donegal Gaeltacht (Falcarragh). I've trained in TV and radio presenting and host a show on local community radio Finn Valley FM (when I get a chance!) My love for showing people around my home county of Donegal developed when I took up a position as tour guide with a Donegal bus tour company 6 years ago. I later joined Glenveagh National Park as a Visitor Guide and knew then that I had definitely found my calling. I am a Fáilte Ireland approved Local and Regional Tour Guide and fully compliant with all SPSV licences and insurances for transporting passengers. My private tours are relaxed and tailored to the pace of each group and their interests. Having travelled the world myself, I know there is nowhere like Donegal :)

What's included

Transportation
Transportation in an 8 seater Mercedes minivan

Where you'll be

Leo's Tavern is the family home of world famous musicians Enya, Clannad and Moya Brennan. It's a pub with live music, great food and great Guinness! Glenveagh National Park is the second largest national park in Ireland. At the centre of the park is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge. Mount Errigal in the Derryveagh Mountains is the tallest peak in County Donegal.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests of all ages can attend. Entry to Glenveagh National Park is free. Optional Adult Bus Return to the castle costs €3 and a castle tour costs €7. Lunch/refreshments/beverages etc. are not included in the price.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

This is a private tour and the rate is for a group of 1-7 guests. Please don't make more than 1 booking. As it is a private tour, the pick up and drop off location can be anywhere in County Donegal, e.g. your accommodation.

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Henry
County Donegal Gaeltacht Tour
New experience
From $492/person
New experience
From $492/person