Donegal River Bank Walk

Lower Bank Walk sign on a tree in Donegal Town, Ireland

Spring is in the air and what better way to spend time outdoors than visiting a park or going for a walk. A place I visited for the first time recently was the River Bank Walk in Donegal town.

The town was voted by TripAdvisor as one of the Best Destinations to visit in Ireland thus receiving a 2016 Travelers' Choice Award, but this walk didn't make it into the top attractions somehow.

A real treasure in the town, the walk runs along the bank of the Eske river for about 1.5km of leafy green gorgeousness and has impressive views of the Old Franciscan Friary and Donegal Bay. 

You will find the entrance to the left after crossing Boyce’s Bridge towards Mountcharles.

The entrance to the River Bank walk in Donegal Town, Ireland
A pleasant place to spend an hour or two with benches along the trail to sit awhile.

Upper Bank walk along the Eske River in Donegal Town, lined with lushes green trees
Upper Bank walk

Detail of green leaves of a tree on the River Bank walk in Donegal Town
Some of the trees have placards stating their type

A view of the Franciscan Abbey from the River Bank walk in Donegal Town, voted as a top destination in Ireland 2016 by TripAdvisor
The ruins of the old Franciscan Abbey built by the O'Donnell Chieftans in the 15th Century.

The upper and lower bank walks in Donegal Town, which received a 2016 Travellers' Choice award by TripAdvisor
The Lower and Upper Bank walks

The river bank walk in Donegal runs along the River Eske and the start of Donegal Bay

The leafy green Lower Bank walk trail in Donegal Town


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