• Join Walking Donegal for its summer walks at the Earagail Arts Festival

I will be doing three walks for the Earagail Arts Festival this year.


These walks are:

  1. An Mhuc Dubh  Saturday 11th July 2015
    A favourite walk of the locals is the old Light Gauge Railway walk from Creeslough to Falcarragh Station. Leaving by bus from Letterkenny, we will take you to the beginning of your walk just after gatehouse number 12, with Muckish Mountain on your left. As you walk the track, try to imagine what it was like to be sitting on the old Mhuc Dubh railway, as it rattled its way westwards to its next destination. Spot the miner’s path, which is still visibly etched into the shoulder of this majestic mountain and discover Lough Agher on your right as you head towards gatehouse Number 13 and on towards Falcarragh Station. Guided by your local walking expert and guide, you will be introduced to the stunning local scenery and historical views as well as some surprising local cultural performance.This is a Grade 3 walk, suitable for walkers of moderate fitness. For bookings please visit –  http://www.eaf.ie/events/the-living-landscape-an-mhuc-dubh/


 2.      Altan Farm,  Saturday 18th July 2015 

Guided Cultural Walks in The Donegal Landscape

On one of the most beautiful walks in the North West of Donegal , local guide Seamus Doohan will take you along the South East corner of Lough Altan to a dwelling better known as Altan Farm. Built in the mid 19th century and reportedly used as a summer/ romantic residence, little is recorded in the history books about this enigmatic, castle-like structure and surrounding area. Learn about its history as you walk around the base of Errigal, Mac Uchta, and An Bheithigh to the farm on an old horse track built all the way into the Castle, where you stop for lunch on the beach of Lough Altan before returning home. This is a Grade 3 walk, mostly on track, heather and stepping stones, suitable for walkers of moderate fitness. For more information visit


For bookings please visit –http://www.eaf.ie/events/the-living-landscape-altan-farm/


3.   Carrickabraghy Castle,  Saturday 25th July 2015 

Guided Cultural Walks in The Donegal Landscape

Meeting at the car park in Doagh Famine Village, you will be guided by Seamus your Walking Donegal guide towards Pollan Bay beach.

The spectacular coastal panorama will open out in front of you as you follow north to Carrickabraghy Castle and a performance by one of Donegal’s best loved troubadours. Along the way you will see examples of Flora and Fauna as Seamus, your guide reveals the history of the local areas, continuing past the seascape views northwards. This is a Grade 3 walk, suitable for walkers of moderate fitness. For safety information, including what equipment you will require, visit www.walkingdonegal.net

For Bookings please visit –http://www.eaf.ie/events/the-living-landscape-the-isle-of-doagh/