Shore Excursion Details

Walking the Bluestack Mountains

Killybegs, Ireland

Walking the Bluestack Mountains


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Enjoy a leisurely jaunt along the Disert Circular Walk, a 2-mile trail that loops through the foothills of the gorgeous Bluestack Mountains. The scenery will be breathtaking the entire way, but especially at the vantage points that offer sweeping views of Donegal Bay. The trail encircles a national monument graveyard and holy well dating to the times of St. Colmcille, a 6th-century abbot that become one of Ireland’s three patron saints. If you’d like to visit the historical monument, you can follow a short trail spur that will also take you by a tributary of the Eany Beg Water. The Bluestack Mountains aren’t particularly high, but the range is extraordinarily beautiful. A sense of peace seems to pervade the landscape, a quality that attracted religious pilgrims centuries ago. Others came seeking cures for ailments, as certain stones supposedly had miraculous healing powers.

• Walk a circular trail through the Bluestack Mountains, taking in the gorgeous countryside.
• Follow a short trail to the national monument that lies within the Disert Circular Walk.
• Discover the history of the mountains and the reasons ancient pilgrims traveled there.

Need to Know:

This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate uphill walking/standing; There will be some inclines, steps and uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable non slip walking shoes are recommended.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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