Donegal Camino Ireland - Charity Fundraising for Cancer Care West 2023

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Donegal Camino



The 2023 Donegal Camino  takes place from Sunday 3rd to Saturday 9th of September 2023. Now in its official third year, the unique 7 day walk and hike takes walkers on a myriad of stunning loop walks, coastal trails on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way Coastline while also taking in its majestic mountains, an island, its unique Gaeltacht region and of course the famous hills of Donegal.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Donegal Camino in aid of Cancer Care West.

Photo courtesy of Matt Britton

Originally founded by Inishowen business woman, Peggy Stringer who now resides in Dublin, the Donegal Camino is centered on the true ethos of a Camino and pilgrimage which brings together a network of beautiful and inspiring walking and hiking routes and of course people. Showcasing the stunning beauty and world class walking and hiking of the Northwest County along with Donegal’s hospitality, excellent food, warm and welcoming people, the Donegal Camino also raises much needed funds for Cancer Care West services across the county. So far the Donegal Camino has raised €76,500.

Peggy Stringer’s vision for the Donegal Camino brought together two of Donegal’s finest Ambassadors, TV personality and hotelier, Noel Cunningham and Businesswoman and former owner of Harvey’s Point, Deirdre McGlone. Together, with a growing committee of volunteers, the Donegal Camino is rapidly becoming the leading walking and hiking festival in Ireland.

Offering, 1, 3 and 7-day walking options, it’s easy  to Register for either option. The Donegal Camino asks each registered walker to pledge their commitment to support the services of Cancer Care West by raising a potential €100 per person for each day walked, or a sum that’s  comfortable to you.

The 2023 Itinerary features a brand new 7-day itinerary inclusive of the most breathtaking walking routes in Donegal from Inishowen’s Malin Head to Europe’s highest sea cliffs, Sliabh Liag. Check out the Itinerary and join us in growing the Donegal Camino and its support for Cancer Care West, Donegal.

Ní neart go chur le chéile agus tríd Camino Dún na nGall tá muid uilig ag siúlóid le tacaíocht a thabhairt do seirbhísí Cancer Care West – Tá géarghá leo treasna Dún na nGall.

How do I register?

What does my registration fee cover?

  • Four professional guides on each walk
  • Insurance
  • Donegal Camino T-shirt and Cap
  • Support network vehicles, first aid and supports to ensure the safety of all walkers.

What are the transport arrangements?

All walkers are responsible for making their own transport arrangements. Each walk will have the same start and finish point, unless otherwise specified. On Day 6, a bus will be organised from Ardara Church to the start of the walk at “Assaranka Waterfall”.


Walkers are responsible for booking and confirming their own accommodation. It is advised to make reservations as soon as possible. An additional listing of quality accommodation options is available on

Dinner arrangements

A venue has been selected for dinner each evening. Guests MUST book their place directly with the recommended restaurant. 

Fundraising and how can I donate to the Cancer Care West charity?

For 2023 we are once again keen to increase our donation and fundraising for Cancer Care West. In 2022 we exceeded our target of €50,000 – can YOU help US go beyond this donation in 2023?

For each registered walker, we invite you to consider raising an average of €100 per day that you walk the Donegal Camino, or suggest your donation.

Donations can be done via
Cheques can be made payable to Cancer Care West in the name of Donegal Camino.
Set up an iDonate page as part of your personal sponsorship.

How much sponsorship do I need to gather?

The primary aim of the Donegal Camino is to raise much needed funds for Cancer Care West which will make a tangible difference for cancer patients and their families in Donegal.

For 2023 we invite you to join us in potentially raising €100 per person per day that you walk. Our Registration page will have recommendations on how to achieve this. Our wonderful Donegal Camino Ambassador, Committee Member and Cancer Care West Patron, Noel Cunningham will be on hand to advise and support you with fundraising.  Together we can raise a substantial amount for such an amazing cause.

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Memories of Donegal Camino 2022

Memories of Donegal Camino 2021

Cancer Care West
Donate to Cancer Care West

Our chosen charity is Cancer Care West. Since 2021, we have raised €75,600, all of which has gone directly to the vital Cancer Care West Support Services across Donegal.  We invite you to PLEASE  help us increase our support and donation by giving what you can afford regardless of how small. Simply click the Donate button to pledge your support. All donations are processed securely.

Is mór linn do thacaíocht agus buíochas ó chroí libh uilig.


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Peggy Stringer – Deirdre McGlone – Noel Cunningham

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Thank You

Sponsorship Opportunities

Donegal Businesses, we kindly appeal for you to support the Donegal Camino in aid of Cancer Care West as we grow together. There are lots of Sponsorship Opportunities to profile your brand. Help us make the event even more special for our walkers while also putting Donegal on the map as a world class walking and hiking destination.

Ní neart go chur le chéile!

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