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Turf Bog Tours
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Family friendly
Free car parking
Pre-booking essential
Cloudy days
Enjoy a visit to a working Irish turf bog with Turf Bog Tours in County Donegal. Discover the scenery, wildlife and tranquillity of the turf bog. Learn all about turf production, its cultural and social significance and try for yourself the traditional method of cutting turf with a spade.

This half day tour is an expedition to a working turf bog on the Donegal Fermanagh border. Its location is high above the village of Belleek and in the shadow of Breesy Mountain. This is a unique experience and provides visitors with a glimpse of bygone Ireland.

Travel in a 4×4 jeep with the opportunity to try your hand at cutting turf. Enjoy a cup of tea with traditional homemade soda bread on the bog and explore hidden loughs, a WW2 plane crash site and marvel at the surrounding views. You will be able to see Lower Lough Erne and Donegal Bay from the base of Breesy Mountain.

Tours are by prior arrangement. Minimum of 2 persons per tour. Groups with their own minibus or transport are also welcome. There is an option to take the tour by bicycle with a round trip by bicycle which is approx. 20km in length. Tours can be extended to include a visit to local places of interest or crafts people.

The guided tour is an outdoor experience in Ireland and therefore it is recommended to wear strong footwear and rain gear. The tour departs from Belleek or Ballyshannon.

Why we like it
  • Visit a working Irish turf bog and enjoy the local scenery and wildlife of the turf bog.
  • Learn about turf production and the traditional method of cutting with a spade.
  • Enjoy magical views of Breesy Mountain, Keenaghan Lough and Lower Lough Erne.
  • This authentic tour experience gives you the opportunity to cut turf.
Contact details
Townparks, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1.5 to 2 hours here.

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