Donegal town gave its name to county Donegal and while this beautiful town, sitting at the mouth of the river Eske and Donegal bay is the perceived capital of the county, it in fact falls into second place behind Lifford, the County Town or “capital”.
This is a haven for Hen parties that adore the outdoor life, rugged scenery, imposing mountains, crystal clear rivers teeming with fish, glorious beaches, haunting history, castles, fortresses, glorious scenery, good wholesome food, lively local pubs, story telling, traditional Irish Music, Ceili dancing and down to earth locals.
Be sure to get all the hens to pack some really good thick socks, hiking boots, tin whistles, outdoor jackets and a few boxes of tissues to dry the watering eyes following hours of laughing and giggling at the day’s events.
Donegal is situated in the far North-west corner of Ireland.
Historically it has enormous history with evidence of settlements around the town dating back to prehistoric times including remains of round forts and other earth works.
Donegal town itself is famous for being the former centre of government of the dynasty of O’Donnell of tyrconnell, who played a pivotal role in Irish History.
For those Hen Parties interested in the lash of culture a visit to Donegal Castle is a must as it is steeped in history and will depict the feel of life in Ireland when the northern counties, in particular, Donegal held the sway of power.
There are other attractions in Donegal and its town, in particular for the outdoor Hen Parties.
This is a county of rugged charm where galloping over the hills, down on the beaches or just simply trekking through the hills on horseback will have the adrenalin pumping through the veins.
Horses may not of course be your thing so you have the option of sightseeing either by coach, on a bike for the more energetic or just by simply taking a walking tour.
Not too far from the Town of Donegal are some of Ireland’s most fantastic beaches, a Mecca for the surfers, riding the huge rollers that break in from the deep chilling Atlantic. If admiring the scene is enough to ring your bell, then the coastline has stunning scenery to admire as you get the sand between your toes.
When the day is done and the Hens have freshened up in one of the towns hotels, then the real culture of Donegal comes into its own.
Plenty of lively pubs with traditional music and craic, local musicians, Ceili dancing and a sense of being in another carefree world even though you’re still in the middle of Irish civilisation.
For the Hen party that just wants to suck in some clean fresh Donegal, enjoy a relaxing short break and indulge in some self-pampering experiences, nothing in the area would match the beautiful facilities at the Abbey Hotel.
Massage treatments, leisure facilities, fine dining and great social programme will put the icing on the Donegal Hen Party Experience.
There are lots of other accommodation alternatives and prices in the town and surrounding areas.