The Donegal Camino returns for a second year, raising funds for cancer

By Fiona Frawley

July 26, 2022 at 12:02pm


A scenic September stroll spanning some of the most picturesque parts of Donegal.

By popular demand, the Donegal Camino will return for a second year from the 4th to the 10th of September with an aim to exceed the €26,000 raised in 2021 for Cancer Care West, a support centre based in Letterkenny.

As well as raising vital funds, the Camino showcases the dream-like walking and hiking landscape of Donegal from Inishowen in the north east to the Slieve League Cliffs in South west and selected Gaeltacht regions in between.

The hike caters for 70 walkers, with an option to participate in all 7 days or select a shorter chunk with packages of 1, 3 or 7 days from €30 per person per day.

The Camino offers a variety of moderate to challenging walks for whatever level you're at, and is a great way to remember a loved one who’s experienced cancer, or simply walk to reconnect with yourself.

Day 1 of the walk kicks off with the stunning Urris Hills of Inishowen followed by Day 2 in the gorgeous Rossguill Penninsula. Day 3 is the highest of the Derryveagh Mountains, Muckish which will be followed by an easy day in the middle of the week with an island mystery tour where walkers will enjoy a beach walks and the opportunity to  take a dip in the sea and enjoy some water sports too.


Following the half way mark of the Donegal Camino, moves onto the unspoilt nature reserve of Sheskinmore on day 5. The Bluestack’s are the destination for Day 6 in  the Clogher and Disert Valley with the climax on Europe’s highest sea cliffs, Slieve League, it’s Pilgrim’s Path and the infamous One Man’s Path.

The week of walking will culminate in the fishing town of Killybegs with an overnight in the Tara Hotel and celebratory dinner in Anderson’s Boat House Restaurant. Find out more and book yourself a place HERE.

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