Heritage walking trail of Rathmullen. Donegal. Guided.

2 hours
Take in the breath-taking scenery of Donegal’s Fanad Peninsular as your local walking guide shares the stories of captivating characters, kidnaps and shipwrecks that have shaped the history of this seaside town. Min 1 Max 20. Tues & Thurs, July-August

On this walking tour, take a journey through time with your passionate and knowledgeable local history guide as you learn about the famous legends of Lough Swilly. Hear about the story of the Flight of the Earls and the kidnap of Red Hugh O’Donnell. Rathmullan is a quiet holiday resort with a beautiful long beach on the shores of Lough Swilly. From this spot in 1607 a small ship left for Spain, on board were a group of Ireland’s noble elite who were leaving their land and people to find refuge and seek assistance for their cause in Europe. This event was called “The Flight of the Earls” and was a pivotal moment in Irish History, marking the end of the ancient Gaelic Order. This “Flight” made way for events such as the Plantation of Ulster. It was also a key event in the establishment of the Irish Diaspora around the world. Discover too, how in 1914, the people of the area people woke up to find the Grand Fleet of Great Britain anchored in the Lough. We will also visit the Friary of Rathmullan and hear the legend of Half Hanged McNaughton and much more.


Guided walking tour of Rathmullen town by an experienced local guide


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