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Coach Hire Donegal
Michael Friel Coaches knows Ireland better than anyone else. We have over 24 years experience and are one of the oldest coach companies in the Donegal. Our experience in coach hire and mini bus hire can be specifically applied to your situation enabling you to achieve an effortless, seamless,
professional coach hire experience, unmatched by any other operator. We can provide any amount of coaches, of any size, for almost any occasion, no matter how big or small your requirement. But more importantly, Michael Friel Coaches wants you to have a great experience. So every Michael Friel Coaches bus is driven by an experienced Coach driver, who knows an awful lot about everything Irish, and a fair bit about nothing too, making for an entertaining trip!
Be it a GAA or soccer game, a school trip or a wedding, Michael Friel Coaches is at your service to provide comfortable, reliable coach hire Donegal & throughout Ireland!!!
Our comfortable, modern, air conditioned buses will take you just about anywhere you want to go. Every bus in our fleet is fitted with large panoramic windows and oversized seats so that you can sit back, relax and let us drive while you enjoy the view. All of our buses have onboard entertainment that always promises a barrel of laughs and drama. When you travel by bus you get time to see, feel, touch, smell and taste your way across our beautiful country. We are a very competitive company.
We always do our best to beat or match any other rate, but sometimes that’s not possible. If you are looking for a comfortable modern vehicle, reliable service & professional staff we are the coach hire company for you.
***Be wary of low prices!! Remember quality of service will be remembered long after the price is forgotten***
All of our vehicles are fully sanitized on a daily basis due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. We also provide hand sanitizer at the entry/ exit doors on our vehicles. As per government advise, all passengers are requested to wear face masks while travelling on public transport.
Places to Visit in Donegal
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in stunning surrounds, or fancy an exhilarating outdoor adventure, the Northern Headlands of Donegal have it all. With breathtaking scenery, golden beaches, rugged islands and a beautiful array of wildlife, this northern – almost untouched – stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way is an absolute essential, any time of year. It’s no wonder Donegal was named the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller.
SLIABH LIAG CLIFFS (SLIEVE LEAGUE)
These stunning cliffs are some of the finest marine cliffs in Europe. Accessible all year round and standing 600m tall, the sheer drop down into the crashing Atlantic swells below is quite the sight. We advise you ditch the car and walk the few miles from the car park to the cliffs. Experienced walkers should venture beyond the viewing point onto One Man’s Pass, which loops around onto the Pilgrim’s Path. Stand on the edge and breathe in deep – guaranteed to blow away the cobwebs! If you can, take an archaeological tour too; you’ll learn about the region’s rich and interesting history. Be sure to also pay a visit to the nearby Tí Linn craft shop, where you’ll find a gorgeous selection of Irish giftware items, or grab a coffee and cake in the charming Tí Linn Café. If you fancy a maritime adventure, you can gaze up at these immense cliffs from the sea on a local boat tour – which takes you out to meet them area’s friendly dolphins.
GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK
Head north and you’ll find Glenveagh, a 16,000-hectare park nestled in the heart of the towering Derryveagh Mountains. In it, you’ll find a series of walks to suit all levels, including a particularly romantic one; the ‘Bridal Path’, so-called as local men used to use it to meet potential wives! This lush green oasis is a nature-lover’s paradise too, home to the largest herd of red deer in Ireland. There’s also a beautiful castle on the grounds, which has proven very popular in the past; Greta Garbo, Clarke Gable and Marilyn Monroe all vacationed there during the golden age of Hollywood. Glenveagh National Park is open all year round, except Christmas Week.
GRIANÁN OF ÁILEACH
This ancient Donegal site is believed to have been the seat of the ruling kings of the area, known as the ‘Kingdom of Áileach’. Eógan Mac Néill of the Uí Néill dynasty (sons of Niall) is one of the earliest recorded kings here; he died in 465AD. The site is now a National Monument, and consists of a massive stone ringfort, thought to have been built by the Uí Néills in the seventh century. The nearby remains of a well and tumulus (burial ground) are believed to be even older, possibly dating back to the neolithic age. From the top of Grianán of Áileach, you can take in a breathtaking, panoramic view of the beautiful Donegal countryside. In fact, on a clear day, it’s said that visitors can see an impressive five counties. This incredible spot is accessible all year long.
The most northerly point of the Wild Atlantic Way – and indeed the country – is Malin Head in County Donegal. It’s an unrivalled location, accessible throughout the year and boasts many attractions along the cliff edge, including a spectacular subterranean cavern known as ‘Hell’s Hole’ and a natural arch called ‘Devil’s Bridge’. On a clear day, visitors can see as far as the Scottish coastline, while Tory and Inishtrahull Islands are also visible. Who knows, you may even catch a glimpse of a basking shark! Or, hire bikes and zip around the county’s stunning landscape.
Will you make it as far as Banba’s Crown – Ireland’s most northerly tip, 16km north of Malin town? Originally built as a Martello Lookout Tower during the Napoleonic Wars, this jutting headland offers stunning views of the vast north Atlantic. History abounds at this location, it’s also home to one of Ireland’s most important weather stations. In 1870, the first weather reports were recorded and in 1902 the first wireless commercial message was sent from Malin Head to the ship S.S. Lake Ontario. This exciting development established Malin as in important post for future transatlantic communication. Whether you’re exploring these northern nooks and crannies in flowering springtime, blazing summer sunshine, cool, crisp autumn breezes or atmospheric wind-swept winters, you’re always in for an unforgettable time.
MINI BUS & COACH HIRE DONEGAL
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