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 two bus tours are the Bus Tour of Slieve League Sea Cliffs / Donegal Bay and the Hills of Donegal Bus Tour.

The tour to Slieve League Sea Cliffs and Donegal Bay tour will operate from July 7th until August 27th enabling customers to travel through some of the most breathtaking and stunning views that Donegal has to offer.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 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 beautiful 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. Along the Donegal Bay, customers are guaranteed to see surfers expelling their talents.

Following on from this, customers can visit the Glencolmcille folk village. 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 1700’s, 1800’s and 1900’s. Glencolmcille folk village is steeped in history and customers can relive the past and experience of their ancestors.

The tour will depart from Sligo and connect with a tour bus in Bundoran at 08:45am, Bundoran Tourist Office at 09:40am, Donegal Abbey Hotel at 10:30am and Killbegs Harbour at 11:00am.  

The Hills of Donegal Bus Tour operates every Wednesday and Friday from July the 6th to August 26th. Customers are in for a real treat, visiting the Glenveagh Castle & Gardens 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 Dunlevy 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 tour will depart from Sligo and connect with a tour bus in Bundoran at 08:45am, Bundoran Tourist Office at 09:40am, Donegal Abbey Hotel at 10:30am, Ballybofey Bus Stop at 11:00am and Letterkenny Bus Stop at 11:20am.

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

Bus Éireann encourages local people to invite visitors to visit the hidden gems of Donegal. Bus Éireann would like to welcome everyone to join the summer tours and enjoy a great day out.

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 Travel Centres at Sligo on 0719160066, Letterkenny on 0749121309, Stranorlar on 0749131008 or the Donegal Tourist Office on 0749721148.

Friday, 15th July, 2011