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Gola Island, Donegal Town

Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Gola (Irish: Gabhla or Oileán Ghabhla) is a small island off the coast of Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland.

The island was unpopulated as recently as 1996 but in recent years people have started to return. A ferry service operates during the holiday season and on request for the remainder of the year.
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  • Got the ferry out in the morning and 10 minutes later its a different world. We walked the island paths to some wonderful views. We were able to have a cup of tea and an ice cream. On a fine day its.....  more »
  • Thank you John and Mairead at Gola Island Adventures for a lovely day of kayaking and also for our lovely picnic of nibbles and prosecco! Our first visit to Gola was fabulous from start to finish and....  more »
  • If in the area, definitely pay a visit to this island. Ferry across is great (Covid restrictions in place but only 20 minutes between them so not long to wait). Ferry takes cash only... No cards on...  more »
  • Amazing little island. Highly recommend visiting. Not much on the island however, bring everything you'd want to eat or drink.
  • This is one of best hidden gems of Donegal
  • Beautiful place!
  • Amazing place to visit, beautiful, scenic, wild and unspoilt. A must visit when coming to Gaoth Dobhair, only 10 mins in Saba's boat from Magheragallon New pier.
  • Outstanding natural beauty

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