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Married in donegal

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Married in donegal

Hi. I'm getting married in Donegal in Sept. My family and i are coming from Australia. We're hoping to spend the day after the wedding relaxing with the family in donegal. Any suggestions for things to do, places to eat, live music would be appreciated,

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When you say you are getting married in Donegal, are you getting married in Donegal Town or somewhere else in the county?

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Mill park near donegal town but we've all rented cars

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Cars are pretty essential to get around. If your group wants to get out and about for some scenery and fresh air, you could head west via Killybegs to Glencolmcille via the Slieve League sea cliffs and return from Glencolmcille via the Glengesh Pass - all very scenic with some nice beaches for walking (Donegal beaches can be scenic be cool and windy at times - not like Australian beaches).

On the return leg, check out Ardara which usually offers music and a variety of places to eat and drink. You could also venture a bit further north to Gweedore which has a good range of musical pubs.

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We had a wonderful lunch at the Old Castle Bar and also went back from some drinks in the evening: http://www.oldecastlebar.com/ (I had the wonderful hot/cold seafood sampler and hubby had the venison stew). Stopping at Blueberry Tea Room (pretty much next to Old Castle Bar) was great as well (stopped for soup during a downpour).

We stayed at Ard na Breatha just outside of town and had dinner there twice, amazing food and service. I fell in love with the pork stuffed with blood pudding in a Bushmills and mustard sauce - YUM (still hoping I can get that recipe from Albert!)! Even if not staying there, you can certainly book dinner - which I would HIGHLY recommend.

We also had dinner at The Market House restaurant in the Abbey Hotel and it was very average at best - MEH.

If you are up to a bit of a drive and have the energy, I highly recommend visitng Glenveagh Park: http://www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie/ Stunning scenery!

Congrats and enjoy!

Edited: 27 April 2012, 19:46
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There is a lovely restaurant at Castle Murray House Hotel - gorgeous

http://www.castlemurray.com/

Also lovely dining at the Woodhill in Ardara

http://www.woodhillhouse.com/

I have eaten at both and would thoroughly recommend.

The Aroma cafe at Donegal Craft Village is also excellent for lunchtime - it can get quite crowded as it is very popular

http://www.donegalcraftvillage.com/aroma.html

Have a lovely wedding and a great stay in Donegal!

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