Bundoran, Ireland

Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. The town is located near Ballyshannon, and is the most southerly town in Donegal. The town is a tourist seaside resort with lots of surfers, and tourism has been at the heart of the local economy since the 18th century.

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About Bundoran

Bundoran is a small town with a population of around 2,500. It sits in Donegal Bay along the Wild Atlantic Way in County Donegal in the north- west of Ireland. It’s all about surfing here and is known as the “Surf Capital of Ireland.”

Bundoran even appeared in the National Geographic magazine listed as one of the Top 20 Surf Towns in the world! Whether you’re a beginner or aprofessional, there are waves for all!

If you love the outdoors, you’ll never get bored here. Bundoran has surfing, sea swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddling, cliff jumping, hill walking, horse riding as well as beautiful beaches and cliffs to explore. One of the best spots in town are the “Fairy Bridges,” along the cliffs at
Tullan Strand Beach. If you’re looking for something different you can catch the latest movie in the cinema or meet up with friends in a pub for a good chat over drinks or to hear some live music. There is also a golf course with spectacular views, and indoor water park and a bowling alley.

For some extra adventure, with a short drive, you could stumble upon one of the most picturesque castles in Ireland at Mullaghmore Head or drive around the Horseshoe in the beautiful Dartry Mountains or discover Slieve League with some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe!

Bundoran is one of the original Douzelage towns. Since 1991 the Douzelage general meeting has been held in Bundoran twice, but many more Douzelage members have visited the town to celebrate St. Patrick’s
Day and even took part in the parade.

Looking to visit too? Check out the links above, and be sure to bring your sunglasses,
swimsuit and maybe a raincoat!