Private tour immersing yourself into Donegal's Past & Present
This private tour is a full day and will take you through Glengesh Pass, Glencolmcille and Malin Beg. . . we'll stand atop (almost) the highest sea cliff in Europe, or weather permitting, we'll see it from a boat that operates from one of the oldest piers in Ireland. We'll see turf being cut (seasonal) and be taken back in time with a guided tour through authentic period cottages getting a feel for how our ancestors lived 300 years ago to present and travel in an antique train as well as watching one of the oldest working weaving mills in action! Yes. . it's a 'full' day! :)
As this is a private tour, modifications may be made to suit your interests and /or schedule.
This private tour officially begins in Killybegs where we'll pass by one of the largest fishing ports in Ireland on our way to our first stop at Muckross Head & the 'talking beach'.
Next stop is the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe, Slieve League where you'll have an option to see them from on top or from the water.
From there we'll see the harvesting of turf followed by a guided tour of Glencolmcille folk village where we'll be immersed back in history over a 300 year period.
Next stop is Triona Handweavers via the scenic Glengesh Pass. Here we'll see one of the oldest weaving looms in action while the weaver creates the infamous Donegal Tweed.
We'll complete the day with a relaxing train ride along lough Finn in a period train hearing the legend of Finula and her brother and how lough Finn got it's name.
As with all of our tours, we're happy to modify any of them to suit your interests and schedule.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I'll meet you at the time and location most convenient for you such as your hotel, airport or port of call.
End location: I will drop you & your luggage at a local location most convenient for you such as your hotel, airport or port of call.
Duration: 9 hours
Fully escorted & privately chauffeured in a clean, modern, air-conditioned Skoda Octavia sedan. Upgrade available at an additional cost(please contact me for information)
Transportation in a lovely Sedan
Tolls, taxes, charges & parking,
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 EUR - For personal expenses (including food, drinks, admission fees, etc).
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