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Sport and the Great Outdoors

Sport plays a pivotal role in the lives of many Donegal people. It is a huge part of our identity and a source of passion and pride for Donegal people at home and further afield. 

What’s great about sport and outdoor activity in Donegal is that it’s so easy to take part and belong. Getting involved with a club is a great way to connect with your community and tap into the sense of belonging.

If you don’t want to join a club, there are lots of other ways to take part in outdoor activity. The coast is lined with surfing, sailing, canoeing and adventure sports centres. There’s a growing range of hiking and cycling trails and routes across the county if you prefer to beat your own path. There is an amazing array of unspoilt heritage sites to explore: castles, forts, stone circles and crosses, and standing stones aswell as the iconic landmarks like Sliabh Liag sea cliffs, Beltany Stone Circle, Malin Head and Grianán of Aileach.

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Active Donegal

Active Donegal

Donegal Sports Partnership was formed with a key aim, to promote and develop sport and physical activity in Donegal . Their website provides a wide range of resources and information on the local sporting scene.

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GAA Clubs

GAA Clubs

Donegal GAA is the board responsible for the promotion and administration of Gaelic Games in County Donegal. There are over 40 clubs in the county facilitating Gaelic football , hurling , camogie etc . for adults and children .

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Soccer Clubs

Soccer Clubs

With over 60 football clubs spread throughout Donegal , whether you are situated in a smaller village or a larger town , there will be be a football club at the heart of the community ready to welcome new members .

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Rugby Clubs

Rugby Clubs

The rugby scene in Donegal is growing from strength to strength with clubs like Donegal Town RFC and Letterkenny RFC leading the way for the sport in the county . Join your local club today and immerse yourself in this growing sporting sector.

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Athletics Clubs

Athletics Clubs

If you are interested in taking part in road running , track and field, cross country or racewalking there are a number of well established clubs to make your mark in . There is also a range of state of the art facilities such as Finn Valley Centre for public use .

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

If you would prefer to disconnect and explore the Donegal landscape, Donegal.ie provide information on the range of outdoor activities the county has to offer from hill walking , mountaineering , cycling etc.

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