Scenic, Celtic and Pre History Day Trips
In addition to Bundoran Beach, Tullan Strand and the local attractions below, Bundoran County Donegal is perfectly situated for day trips to some of the best places to visit in Ireland for Celtic history and heritage . . .
Or Southwards to Sligo and Leitrim . . .
- King Conall's Dolmen and Fenagh Centre
- Manorhamilton Castle, nearby Megaliths
- Carrowkeel, Carrowmore Megalithic sites
- Poet WB Yeats' grave, Glencar Waterfall
- Creevykeel Megalithic site
Top Attractions at Bundoran County Donegal
Donegal Bay viewed from Rougey Cliff Walk
A world class surfing destination, Bundoran is a magnet for international surfing enthusiasts of
all levels. Experience the exceptional
quality of the Atlantic rollers for yourself, and you'll understand why.
International competitions and summer festivals like the popular 'Sea Sessions' have arisen around the sport.
lessons are offered at various local beaches such as Tullan Strand.
In certain weather conditions, top level Irish and world surfers descend upon Donegal Bay. They take to their boards three kilometers offshore to 'carve' colossal Atlantic 'prowlers'. Certainly not for the fainthearted, these waves can reach heights of forty feet.
Deep Sea Angling, Coastal Cruising
For a different kind of adventure, charter a boat and go deep sea
angling, catch a few shark, reel in some mackerel, do a little dolphin and whale spotting, and view Donegal's impressive wild Atlantic coastline from an exciting new perspective.
Not all at once though!
Fishing from the Shore
Prefer to stay ashore? Cast a line from Bundoran's rocky
coastline, or have a go at catching the first salmon of the season in
the nearby river Drowes.
You'll have to be there on New Year's Day for
that though. Brrr!
Alternatively, catch salmon, trout and grilse
any time from Spring onwards.
Much of the popular fishing river
Drowes weaves its way along the southern Donegal and County Leitrim
border, before pouring into Donegal Bay.
Bundoran County Donegal is said to have the 'best fishing in Ireland'.
Links Golf 'Par Excellence' on the Cliffs
Bundoran County Donegal boasts a challenging 18 hole, par 70, links golf
Every stage provides commanding views along South Donegal's
stunning wild Atlantic coastline and across Donegal Bay.
For another great golfing experience, visit the championship links at Murvagh, near Donegal Town.
The dunes and
undulating terrain of Bundoran Golf Club stretch along its magnificent,
panoramic cliff top location.
has been an Ireland golf vacation destination for over a hundred
years. This historic course was established in the late 1800s.
More Attractions at Bundoran County Donegal
Bundoran beach and promenade
Other attractions include paddle boarding and sea kayaking in the
Atlantic ocean, land sailing along pristine beaches, archery, climbing
and abseiling, horse riding plus indoor and outdoor amusements.
The kids will enjoy the award
winning children's aqua adventure park and various outdoor activities
Take panoramic clifftop walks.
Oh, and try the seaweed baths . . . yes,
really. Well, you'll need to unwind after all those other activities!
course, dinner and dancing, cabaret, comedy, live concerts, traditional
Celtic music, cinema, restaurants, bars, clubs and festivals are also on the entertainments program.
Bundoran Accommodation and Getting There
Where to Stay
Accommodation is plentiful. It ranges from comfortable 4 Star hotel
accommodation to lively campsites and caravan parks.
Bundoran has one of the widest selections of hotels in Donegal County.
vacation house rentals, guest houses, popular Ireland bed and breakfast options, and hostels are available.
Large holiday homes are ideal for family holiday breaks.
Or rent an Irish cottage.
Getting to Bundoran
You'll find this top destination for Ireland vacations right at the very southern point of Donegal County.
Bundoran is about four kilometers southwest of Ballyshannon.
The resort is accessible by car from anywhere in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Bus Eireann coach company serves Bundoran via many key connections throughout Ireland.
Airlingus and other airlines provide Ireland flights to Donegal airport, Dublin and Belfast, as well as to Knock airport, Derry airport and Shannon.
Car rental is available.
Or travel by ferry via Belfast, Dunlaoghaire or Rosslaire.