Walks & Hikes



1 hour

Fitness Level




Age Required


Located in a dramatic location along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, this sunset walking tour will explore the fascinating history of Lough Swilly and Fort Dunree as the sun goes down.

Dunree Head is one of the best places in Donegal, and Ireland, for sunsets. And also for seeing the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights as we call them here. Join us on a fascinating journey through time from the end of the last ice age to the arrival of the first settlers, to Dunree becoming the rumoured royal seat of the McLaughlin Clan and a site of strategic and defensive importance during the Napoleonic, First, and Second World Wars. Discover the native flora and fauna of this wild and stunning location.

Don't forget to bring your camera to capture that perfect Irish sunset photo. This walking tour will share the best locations to view the sunset and you will have plenty of time to watch the sun go down. Definitely one of the best things to do in Donegal. If we’re lucky, we may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Join us for a unique opportunity to make memories along this stunning corner of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Disclaimer: Conditions for a stunning sunset are not guaranteed and are weather dependant!


From €15.00

What's included?

  • A qualified local walking guide


Group/Multiple Bookings

Yes, you can book more than one person onto a tour once you choose your preferred date, on the Cart page.

Please note that all walks and hikes apart from A Walk Through Time and Fort Dunree Sunset Walk are for over 16s.

Availability & Times
1st May- 30th September:
Tuesdays & Fridays at sunset.One hour guided walking tour prior to sunset.
1st October – 31st March:

On request. Please contact info@solasireland.com

Private Bookings: Alternative times available on request for private bookings.
Duration: 1 hour

Distance: 3km
Start Time: Sunset viewing time will vary throughout the summer season, therefore the start time for this sunset walk will change depending on the time of year.

Please contact us at info@solasieland.com to confirm the tour start time for your chosen date for this walk.

Off Season Bookings/Private Bookings

Any tours that you would like to arrange outside of the scheduled dates may be booked by contacting info@solasireland.com

Special Requirements
Comfortable shoes and a waterproof coat and a warm layer should the weather turn. Don’t forget your camera! This walk includes a path with steep steps which may be slippery in places.
Age Restrictions
Children accompanied by parents are welcome on this tour, must be 12 years or older. We would require a ratio of max 2 children per adult, to ensure proper supervision.
Fitness Level Required

A basic of fitness is required. 


This route can be altered to be disability friendly. This should be arranged in advance by contacting  info@solasireland.com.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy (for scheduled and private tours):

  • 29 days or more before the walk: no cancellation fee
  • 15-28 days before the walk: 50% cancellation fee
  • 8-14 days before the walk: 75% cancellation fee
  • 7 days or less before the walk: 100% cancellation
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