Dúchas Thír Chonaill

Donegal Heritage


April 2018

Oileán na Marbh Trail

A light walk around the tranquil Boat Strand fishing harbour while hearing stories of a children’s burial ground, nearby islands, a sunken forest and much much more. 

Distance: 1 km, Duration: 1 hr.


The Eviction Trail

A light walk around Bunbeg while hearing stories of Lord Hill, Evictions, War of Independence, Famine Times and Land War, Court Sessions, Coastguards and Admirals and much much more.  Distance: 1.5 km, Duration: 1.5 hr.



Thoís cois na Trá Trail

A light walk ‘thoís cois na trá’ (down at the beach) and around Cill Bhríde Cemetery while hearing stories of a giant’s grave, an ancient turas or pilgrimage, holy wells, monastic settlement, Battle of the Atlantic, refugees, tsunami and much, much more. Distance: 1 km, Duration: 1 hr.



The Poitín Trail

A light walk around Carrickfinn while hearing stories of coastguards and excise men, hedge schools and education, island life, poets, seafarers and much, much more. Distance: 2 km, Duration: 1.5hr.

The Limekiln Trail

Hear stories of old Loughanure, its lime making industry, poets and authors, schools, and dancehall,  placenames, lake, the railway and much much more. Light walk, less than 2km,  Duration:1.5 hr.

copyright Owen Boyle


The Battle of the Rosses Trail

A light walk to the 15th century battle site and stone fort at Loughanure. Hear about that battle and the place names associated with it while enjoying the view of three parishes. Distance 1.5 km. Duration: 1 hour.

15th century battle site at Loughanure, Co. Donegal



Fever and Famine Trail

A light walk around the Burtonport while hearing stories of the hungry times of the 19th century Fever Hospitals, Famine Relief and Death, Fishing and Commerce and much much more.  Distance: 1 km, Duration: 1 hr.

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The Armada Trail

A light walk on Mullaghderg’s golden beach, view the resting place of a Spanish Armada treasure ship, an early 19th century signal tower and an ancient cemetery much, much more.

A light walk, Distance: 1km, Duration: 1hr

The Spanish Rock in Mullaghderg Bay, site of the sinking of an Armada store ship in 1588

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