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Gola Island is only 1 mile from the Gweedore mainland from the pier in Machaire Gathlán in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) region of Donegal. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, Gola Island is very peaceful and rugged with plenty of sea birds for the wildlife enthusiast.

Highlights

Gola Island Wild Walking Experience
  • Hop aboard a ferry to visit Gola Island, a peaceful and rugged Irish island with plenty of sea birds.
  • Take a guided, up-to-5-hour hike or admire the landscape and the seculded beaches of the island.
  • Visit the now-abandoned, old school house, which once housed 70 pupils at its peak.

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Gola Island Wild Walking Experience

What to expect?

Gola Island Wild Walking Experience
Walking around the whole island will take at least 5 hours. This is an activity that is suitable for families. The Ferry can be arranged for groups to be dropped off and picked up. The Island of Gabhla is about 1 square mile or about 500 acres, the highest hill on the island is 68 mts in height and is called Cnoc an Choillín, and worth the climb for the 360 degree views off the surrounding islands and mainland, where wildlife is often found. The island terrain is some small hills, bog roads and sheep paths along the coast, with some small secluded beaches on the island to cool the feet as you ramble along the coast. Here you will also have the opportunity to observe the wildlife of the island in the natural habitat. Visit the old school house, built in 1846 that had once housed about 70 pupils at its peak, and the children’s graveyard Reilig na bPáisti, the sea arch and the steep cliffs to the north of the island.

Price and optionals

Gola Island Wild Walking Experience
  •   From: € 28.00 per person

Important info

Gola Island Wild Walking Experience
  •   Duration: Full day
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Easy
  •   Languages spoken: English
  •   Minimum group size: 2
  •   Maximum group size: 12

Location

Gola Island Wild Walking Experience

Reviews

Total Reviews: 1 Votes (10/10)
Unregistered user (17/04/2017)

"The Hills of Donegal are for the most part a hidden treasure. An uplift to the soul and fuel for the tired mind. This hidden secret can be shared with you. The access to this can be found nowhere better than the service provided by the Seamus at Walking Donegal Get your boots on and begin the first step into the finest landscape in Ireland.” - Gerard Moyne

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Walking Donegal
Walking Donegal offers a variety of bespoke coastal walking tours with a professional guide, Seamus Doohan who is an expert on the local area, hidden gems and the best places to see wildlife in it's natural habitat.
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Unregistered user (17/04/2017)

"The Hills of Donegal are for the most part a hidden treasure. An uplift to the soul and fuel for the tired mind. This hidden secret can be shared with you. The access to this can be found nowhere better than the service provided by the Seamus at Walking Donegal Get your boots on and begin the first step into the finest landscape in Ireland.” - Gerard Moyne

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