Visit the hidden gems of Donegal with Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann’s summer tours of Donegal are back up and running, following on from its successful run last year. 

The Slieve League Sea Cliffs and Glencolmcille tour will operate from 4 July until 22 August enabling customers to travel through some of the most breathtaking and stunning views that Donegal has to offer.

Every Thursday, visit the highest sea cliffs in Europe, with a trip to Slieve League Sea Cliffs. With spectacular views of the coast, tranquil surroundings and natural amenities, this tour promises to take your breath away.

Customers can embrace the unspoilt landscape and overwhelming views Slieve League Sea Cliffs has to offer as well as visiting Donegal Bay and the Glencolmcille folk village. Donegal Bay is Ireland’s largest bay and contains Ulster’s highest sea cliffs at Slieve League towering 1972ft above sea level.

Following on from this, customers can visit the Glencolmcille folk village and museum. Here visitors will experience life as it was in the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s. With plenty to witness and observe, one of the most fascinating things to see are the thatched cottages with exact replicas belonging to the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s. Glencolmcille folk village is steeped in history and customers can relive the past and experience of their ancestors.

The bus tour begins at Bundoran Tourist Office at 09:45, Donegal Town at 10:30 and Killybegs at 11:00.

The Hills of Donegal Bus Tour operates every Monday from 1 July to 22 August. Customers are in for a real treat, visiting the Glenveagh National Park and Dunlewey Lakeside Centre. With ancient monuments and magnificent views customers are spoilt for choice.

The Glenveagh Castle is enclosed in a remote area surrounded by beautiful wilderness of peaked mountains with dramatic views of the immaculate lakes.

Customers can enjoy a stroll around the Lakeside walk and enjoy a peaceful moment on the shores of Dunlewey Lough admiring the spectacular views of Errigal and the Derryveagh Mountains. The Dunlewey Lakeside Centre has an impressive lakeside farm museum and visitor centre, which has something for all tastes. Here you will find lots of fun for friends and family with an adventure play area for the children and a great audio-visual of Dunlewey for the adults.

The bus tour begins at Bundoran Tourist Office at 09:45, Donegal Town outside the Abbey Hotel at 10:30. Customers can also get a connecting bus from Sligo Bus Station at 08:45 and Bundoran Tourist Office at 09:40.

Tickets for Adults are €20:00 and tickets for Students and Senior Citizens cost €18:00.

Coaches are an excellent way of getting around and visiting the hidden gems that Donegal has to offer. The day tours are very popular amongst all ages and are an excellent way of meeting people.

Our professional drivers/tour guides are highly trained and provide excellent information and knowledge throughout the day.

Enjoy summer tours with Bus Éireann, your local, fast, friendly and reliable bus service.

For more information please contact our Letterkenny Bus Station on (074) 9121309 or contact Donegal Tourist Office on (074) 9721148.

Friday, 19th July, 2013