Donegal will start their 2016 Ulster Championship against the winner of the preliminary round game between Fermanagh and Antrim.
For just the third time in the last six years Donegal have avoided the preliminary game.
A Fermanagh win and the game will be played in Ballybofey, if the saffrons take victory Donegal will have to travel to Antrim.
A victory in the quarter final will send Rory Gallagher's side into a possible semi final against defending champions Monaghan, who meet Down in the last eight.
In the other side of the draw neighbours Derry and Tyrone will clash in the quarter finals.
Whoever comes through that game in Derry will meet Cavan or Armagh in the semi final.