Donegal Ferries

Greencastle to Magilligan
The Lough Foyle Ferry is one of the most popular ferry routes in Ireland as it passes between Magilligan point and Greencastle harbour. The journey is a mere 15 minutes and provides travellers with a once off travel experience as it takes in the Columbian Corridor, which had been used in the past for trade and monastic reasons meaning visitors can follow the same route used by many saints in the past. Sailing on a daily basis it is a must do for anyone with an interest in the Donegal area.

Buncrana to Rathmullan 
This ferry service is another tourist attraction loved by both locals and visitors alike. It soaks up the majestic beauty of the Inishowen Peninsula as its travels along the bewitching Lough Swilly going between the towns of Buncrana and Rathmullan which are both regarded as top destinations in the Donegal area and perfect for losing a day or two in. The ferry itself takes a mere 25 minutes and provides scenic views with upmost convenience as it cuts down what would be a much longer car journey.

Lough Swilly ferry Rathmullan to Buncrana – click to enlarge

Lough Swilly Car Ferry

Tory Island Ferry
A modern coastal cruiser known as Tormor transports visitors between the striking harbours of Bunbeg and Magheroarty to Tory Island. This service has been run by Turasmara since 1992 and is fully licensed by the Department of Marine and approved by Board Failte.

The journey takes in the scenic North West Donegal coastline and you will get the chance to discover many of Donegal’s hidden little gems such as Magheroarty Bay, Gweedore Bay, Bloody Foreland, Horn Head, Inisbofin, Gola Island, Inismeain, Inis Oithear and, of course, Tory island itself. A hot spot of Gaeltacht culture you can chat with native Irish speakers and visit Colmcille’s Round Tower, Balors Grave and Camusmore all in the friendly company of the Tory Island natives.

Aranmore Ferry
Arranmore Car & Passenger Service has been operational for over a quarter of a century. The company has become synonymous with high quality service and is a must do ferry journey for anyone who finds themselves in Donegal. The company run two boats during the summer period; they take off on an hourly basis and have a mere 15mins crossing time.
All staff are trained to comply with Irish Marine Insurance and Legal requirements as well as in First Aid and defibrillator use as well as having a keen sense of high quality service and a never ending attention to safety. The ferry can cope with any size of vehicle and can carry up to as many as 96 foot passengers. The company can also arrange fishing trips and diving expeditions for groups. Advanced booking is recommended in the summer months.

The Forts of Lough Swilly

The Forts of Lough Swilly – a necklace of 6 forts built during Napoleonic times to prevent a French invasion of the deep water harbour in north Donegal.

Mamore Gap Inishowen

Mamore Gap Inishowen – an area of outstanding beauty and is one of the most scenic parts of Donegal. It can be found on the western fringes of the Inishowen Peninsula in the North of the county.

Top 10 Pubs in Donegal

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Top 5 things to see on a day trip to Derry City

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Lighthouses Of Donegal

Lighthouses Of Donegal – prominent coastal structures dotted around the west and north coast of Ireland’s most northerly county and on 2 offshore islands.

Swimming Pools in Donegal

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Dog Friendly Donegal Cottages

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Sheskinmore Nature Reserve

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Holiday Cottages with Wifi in Donegal

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Leo’s Tavern Donegal

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