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Best things to do in County Donegal

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“Slieve League cliffs are the tallest cliffs in Europe. Make this a day trip from Lake View Retreat (it will take over an hour to get there but it is worth the trip). ”
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Castle
“Home of the infamous founders of Tabasco sauce. Beautiful house and gardens. Well worth a visit.”
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Tourist Information Center
“One of our favourite spots for walking and hiking and bring the dogs. Bit of a trek to get to (In the middle of Donegal), but even the journey there is beautiful and well worth it alone. Great for all types of weather with appropriate attire.”
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Cemetery
“Spend a day in Derry City walking the ancient walls, guided tours available throughout the City. Greatest City I have ever visited, filled with heritage, culture, shopping, nightlife. Walking the Peace Bridge is a beautiful experience.”
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Bar
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“Award-winning Gastropub popular with locals and tourists. Family run for generations and offering a very warm welcome”
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Natural Feature
“Wonderful beaches, walking trails.... Costs E5 to park in the park itself, or park for free at Ards Friary and walk into the park.”
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Shopping Mall
“Foyleside Shopping centre has a large food court, Mc Donalds and plenty of Highstreet brands like H&M, Topshop, River Island, Next and Easons. It connected to Debenhams and has 2 multi-storey carparks.”
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History Museum
“The Tower Museum is a must see visitor attraction. Permanent exhibitions at the museum include the Story of Derry and An Armada Shipwreck - La Trinidad Valencera. The museum also boasts the only open air viewing facility in the heart of the city centre with stunning panoramic views of the city and River Foyle. Temporary exhibitions are also displayed throughout the year.”
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Establishment
“Fabulous little castle in the middle of Donegal Town -- now open 7 days a week!”
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Multiplex
“30 mins drive from moville . great spot for families Amusement's & 7 screen cinema, 10 pin bowling, casino pool tables, Bar & restaurant.”
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History Museum
“A fabulous mini museum with lovely staff, stunning scenery, great shopping and decent lunch options”
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Park
“There you can see and explore how Irish families lived (original old houses) and why and how so many Irish left Ireland to America. Great experience!”
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Castle
“A trip to Glenveagh Castle is very enjoyable. Interesting history with great walks and fantastic gardens.”
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Natural Feature
“One of Ireland highest mountains and well worth a climb. The views from the top are incredible. Tip, bring a clean pair of shoes!”
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Scenic Lookout
“Most Northernly part of Ireland. Whales/Dolphins can be spotted along the shoreline. Stunning views and pleasant pathway along edge. ”
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Bar
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“Waterloo place is filled with bars all with live music from top to bottom. You will find that Peadar O'Donnells is a small but traditional pub filled with culture and music every night.”
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