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Discover Sligo & Donegal: A 6-Day Campervan Adventure from Dublin

Craving an epic Irish road trip adventure? Look no further than the stunning landscapes of Sligo and Donegal! Fuel your wanderlust with a campervan rental from Dublin, and embark on a 6-day journey filled with dramatic cliffs, charming towns, and unforgettable experiences. This itinerary takes you along the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way, highlighting must-see attractions, secret gems, and the best spots to park your campervan for the night.

Day 1: Dublin to Sligo – Your Adventure Begins!

Kickstart your road trip with a Dublin campervan rental from Cookies Campers, Rathcoole. Choose from our diverse fleet and hit the road, leaving the city behind you. Your first stop is Drumcliffe, the final resting place of literary legend W.B. Yeats. Soak in the poetic atmosphere, then cruise towards Sligo, a vibrant town where history and culture meet.

Campsite: Park your campervan at Sligo Caravan & Camping Park, offering stunning Sligo Bay views and easy town access.

Dinner: Treat yourself to fresh Irish Food at Eala Bhán ,  a casual experience with an authentic touch.

Day 2: Exploring Sligo & Soaring Cliffs

Immerse yourself in Sligo’s charm. Wander the quaint streets, browse local shops, and visit the magnificent Sligo Abbey. In the afternoon, head to Knocknarea, a Neolithic passage tomb perched on a hilltop. Hike or drive to the summit for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Optional Activity: Feeling adventurous? Get your adrenaline pumping with watersports at Surf World Sligo  All Cookies Campers campervans have a outdoor shower at the back of the van so you can come straight from the beach to get washed off.

Dinner: Enjoy craft beers and delicious pub fare at Hargadon’s Seafood Bar, a Sligo institution.

Day 3: Journey to Donegal & Slieve League’s Majesty

Prepare to be awestruck! Today’s highlight is the Slieve League Cliffs, Europe’s highest sea cliffs. Drive along the dramatic coastline, taking photos of the crashing waves and rugged beauty. Hike along the cliff edge for unforgettable vistas (sturdy shoes recommended!).

Campsite: Located at the foot of the Slieve League cliffs,  Sliabh Liag Camping offers the perfect beachfront setting for a cozy campervan evening.

Dinner: Savor fresh seafood and stunning sea views with a campervan dinner on your Irish road trip..

Day 4: Uncovering Donegal’s Hidden Gems

Start by exploring Glencolmcille village, with its ancient monastic ruins and stunning scenery. Then, journey to Glenveagh National Park, a wonderland of mountains, lakes, and gardens. Hike or bike through the park, explore the castle, and admire the diverse flora and fauna.

Optional Activity: Join a guided cycling tour along the Sliabh Liag Coastal Route for an invigorating adventure.

Camping: Use the park4night app to find a secret campsite close to Donegal town. Enjoy the music and dancing offered at the many pubs and restaurants.

Day 5: Malin Head & Downings – Where Land Meets Sea

Travel to Malin Head, the most northerly point in Ireland. Stand on the edge of the world, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and soak in the vast panoramas. Continue south to the lively seaside town of Downings, perfect for relaxing on the beach, trying some watersports, or simply enjoying the coastal vibe.

Activity: Embark on a dolphin-watching tour and witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Dinner: Enjoy fresh fish and chips with a local pint at The Rusty Nail Downings,  a popular spot with amazing views.

Day 6: Back to Dublin – Memories to Last a Lifetime

Sadly, it’s time to return to Dublin. Take the coastal route for one last dose of scenic beauty, stopping in Bundoran, a renowned surfing town, for a final farewell to the Wild Atlantic Way.

Optional Activity: Catch some waves (or watch the pros) at Bundoran Beach before continuing your journey.

Insider Tips:

  • Pre-book campsites as they can fill up quickly, especially during peak season.
  • Download offline maps for areas with limited mobile reception.
  • Pack for all weather conditions, as Irish weather can be unpredictable.
  • Bring good walking shoes for exploring hiking trails.
  • Invest in a good travel kettle for enjoying hot drinks in your campervan.
  • Most importantly, relax, enjoy the journey, and embrace the adventure!

Ready to embark on your unforgettable Sligo & Donegal road trip? Book your campervan rental with us today and let the Wild Atlantic Way magic begin!

Want to customize your trip? We offer a variety of campervan models and sizes to suit your needs, and our friendly team can help you tailor your itinerary based on your interests and preferences. Contact us today and let’s make your Irish dream adventure a reality.

 

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