Getting to Gleann Cholm Cille

Gleann Cholm Cille is easily accessible by both public and private transport.

Public Transport

Gleann Cholm Cille is served by Bus Éireann bus route 490, which arrives and departs Gleann Cholm Cille several times daily including weekends. This service connects in Killybegs and Donegal Town with buses from and to elsewhere including Dublin, Derry, Belfast and Galway.

Bus Éireannbuseireann.ie

McGeehan Coachesmcgeehancoaches.com

Feda Ó Dónaillfeda.ie

Ulsterbustranslink.co.uk

Driving time

from Dublin4 hours

from Galway4 hours

from Belfast3 hours

Nearby airports

Donegal Airportdonegalairport.ie
70 km (43.5 miles) away

City of Derry Airportcityofderryairport.com
130 km (85 miles) away

Belfast International Airportbelfastairport.com
200 km (130 miles) away

Belfast City Airportbelfastcityairport.com
230 km (145 miles) away

Ireland West Airport, Knockirelandwestairport.com
140 km (90 miles) away

Questions? Answers!

How easy is it to get to Gleann Cholm Cille by bus?We are very fortunate to have an excellent transport system to bring you to the Glen. There is a daily service directly from Dublin offered by Bus Éireann or Mc Geehan's Coaches, departing from Busáras (Central Bus Station) in Store St., in Dublin’s city-centre. Bus Éireann also provides a service from Galway linking you to a local bus leaving the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, each day (except Sunday) at 6.15pm. When in Busáras, ask for return ticket to Glencolmcille. The express bus goes directly to Donegal town to link with the local bus at the Abbey Hotel. If by chance, you miss connections and arrive in Donegal Town late, call us on or office line at 074 97 30248 and our after-hours cellphone is 087 956 7314.

Is it far from the bus stop to Oideas Gael?Is it far from the bus stop to Oideas Gael? Not very. The bus stops at the top of the village (near the post office, the school and Biddy's pub). From there it is a 5 minute walk to Oideas Gael along the road, but more often than not, if asked, the bus driver will drop you at the Oideas Gael building, if this is not possible then Oideas Gael staff will meet arriving buses and pick up course participants directly from there.

What about taxis?We have been concerned, in recent years, at the high prices Donegal Town taxis charge if asked to bring you to Glen (30 miles). You should negotiate fare or decide to stay in a B&B until next day. If you are arriving into Donegal Airport, let us know. The taxi fare can be expensive and we may know of others travelling here and who would share with you. If there is a larger group travelling together, it will be cheaper to organise transport from Glen to collect you.

How do I leave the Glen?We usually link people on the courses who are looking for a lift with those with a car and going their way. This usually works out if heading for Derry, Belfast, Sligo, Dublin or Galway. The buses leave everyday as well.