Bluestack Centre

Bluestack Centre

Where we are
Things To Do

FOR BOOKINGS & QUERIES, PHONE: +353 (0)1 830 4555 or EMAIL:



This Donegal Activity Centre* is idyllically located at the foothills of the magnificent Bluestack Mountains in Drimarone, approximately 8km (5 miles) from the popular tourist destination of Donegal Town.

This 28-bed centre is suitable for conferences, family functions, meetings, children’s parties and is an ideal base for exploring south Donegal including the Bluestack Mountains.

The Bluestack Centre is in a tranquil setting, ideal for those looking for a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  This location is especially popular with hill walkers and hikers: See under ACTIVITIES for details on guides and walks in Donegal. Some of the best hiking in Ireland can be done here in the heart of the fabulous Bluestack Mountains, surrounded by unspoilt countryside just waiting to be explored. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as deer, pheasants and rabbits which you’ll see around the area.

The nearest towns to the Centre are Frosses village which is 4.5km (3 miles) away for the nearest village shop and Mountcharles, located 6.5km (4 miles) – approximately 10 minutes drive – which has a beautiful beach and pubs to visit.

To drive to Donegal Town takes approximately 15 minutes where you can visit Donegal Castle and the “Water Bus” – a boat which goes out into Donegal Bay with story-telling and seal-spotting and occasional live music on board too!

If you love to walk in nature or just want some down-time, we recommend you come out to stay and explore and enjoy the experience of the unspoilt natural wilderness that is ‘The Bluestack Mountains’!

Opening Dates and Times

OPENING DATES: 1 March – 31 October, open all year for groups of ten persons or more!

OPENING TIMES: 9am – 9pm

CHECK- IN: 9am – 9.30pm (unless pre-arranged)

*Bluestack Centre is registered as an Activity Centre with Fáilte Ireland

You’ll find the best cheap accommodation in Donegal in the Bluestack Centre and the best hostel for quality budget accommodation in Donegal!

failte ireland, black valley youth hostel