North West Ireland – Donegal & Sligo holidays
The rugged and beautiful wildernesses of Mayo, Sligo and Donegal form a corner of Europe that somehow the rush of the modern world overlooked.
Their rolling mountains, towering cliffs, swathes of white sandy beaches and tiny villages have been left to their own devices, today as romantically remote as they have been for generations. The town of Donegal sits where the river Eske flows into Donegal Bay. The tweed shops and cosy pubs of this bustling market town make it a perfect point from which to explore the wilder North West.
Sligo is most famous for being the home of W.B. Yeats, but more recently it has become world renowned for its superb surfing opportunities, but there is even more to explore: music filled pubs, seaweed baths and ancient mythical monuments. Westport in county Mayo is seen as an adventure hub in Ireland. With its gracious Georgian town centre, this small town boasts cheerful, multi-coloured shopfronts, jostling for attention with an attractive selection of pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants.
Smaller rural towns and villages are scattered along the coast such as Leenane, Letterfrack, Strandhill, Bundoran, Ardara or Dunfanaghy all home to great pubs and colourful characters in Ireland’s North West.
Our Trips in the North West – Donegal & Sligo
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Location: North West – Donegal & Sligo
- Explore Slieve League, some of Europe's highest sea cliffs!
- Cycle Donegal's remote landscapes - National Geographic's #1 Coolest Place on Earth
- Reach Ireland's northernmost point of Ireland, Malin Head - a Star Wars filming location
Location: North West – Donegal & Sligo
- Experience a stress-free biking escape with yoga classes tailor-made for cyclists each day
- Bike beautiful valleys and majestic coastlines idealised by Irish poet WB Yeats
- Far from major tourist routes, discover a more relaxed pace of life in the northwest of Ireland
- Enjoy an introduction to a new way of experiencing the world, a new sport and a new way to travel; sea kayaking
- Explore the coves, estuaries and lakes of Ireland's wild hidden gem, Sligo
- Hike local mountain trails and coastal routes with your expert Wilderness Ireland Guide
Classic - Staying in 3 or 4 star hotels and guesthouses you can enjoy warm hospitality along with a hot shower, great food and a comfortable bed at the end of a day.
Deluxe - Staying in 4 or 5 star hotels or country houses you can enjoy superior comfort and the finest service.
Luxury - Selected castles in locations across Ireland, each have their own character and you will be exceptionally well looked after in each of them.
Unconfirmed - This trip will be confirmed when minimum numbers are reached which are: 2 people for hiking, 3 people for biking and kayaking.
Confirmed - This trip is confirmed to run so you can arrange travel plans.
Fully Booked - Sorry this trip is fully booked please try another date.
Accommodation is usually in twin or double rooms unless stated otherwise and we request that clients who book individually share a twin room. If however, you would like a single room this may be possible subject to availability and payment of a supplement (see Trip Dossier for details). If you select single, we will determine availability and advise you shortly after you have made booking.
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Your conservation contribution will go towards supporting the vital environmental protection and conservation of wild land undertaken by our nominated charities in Ireland.
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