Historical Sites

Newmills Corn and Flax Mills: The oldest surviving building here is said to be 400 years old. Indeed, the whole complex is an interesting reminder of a stage in the industrial development of this country which has now given way to a more sophisticated, but usually far less fascinating technology. The visitor to Newmills can experience the pleasure of seeing one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland in action as it drives the machinery of the corn mill.

Find out more at www.heritageireland.ie

Flight of the Earls Heritage Centre – Rathmullan. If you are interested in retracing the "Flight of the Earls", the hasty 1607 emigration of Irish rebels Hugh O'Neill and Rory O'Donnell, this is a must-see. Maybe not necessarily worth traveling the length and breadth of Ireland for, but certainly an essential for a holiday in the North-West. Though the exhibition is low on actual artefacts, it nonetheless manages to bring the past to life.

Find out more at www.govisitdonegal.com

Ulster American Folk Park - www.nmni.com/uafp

Doagh Famine Village - www.doaghfaminevillage.com


Music and Arts

There are many traditional Irish music pubs to explore around Donegal. The county plays host to various annual festivals. With four weeks of music during June and July. Theatre, visual arts, film, literature, children’s circus and carnival entertainment at Donegal’s largest arts festival - The Earagail Arts Festival honours the true creative spirit of County Donegal.

See www.eaf.ie, for the latest information to help you plan your trip.