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Festive Cheer At An Grianán Hotel, Inishowen

Entering the foyer of An Grianán Hotel, you will notice a festive transformation as Christmas decorations and lights illuminate the space, see above, instilling a sense of festive cheer. This is amplified by the local, friendly and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to provide advice in relation to what experience you would like to […]


Christmas Magic At Donegal’s Lapland, Inishowen

Donegal’s Lapland is located on the beautiful Isle of Doagh, a region situated to the North of the Inishowen Peninsula. Making your way to this magical place is in itself a journey to remember. On approach you will notice a shining star on top of a local mountain, this spectacle combined with the beacon of […]


Feeling Festive At The Malin Hotel, Inishowen

Malin Hotel is idyllically situated in the beautiful town of Malin in the Inishowen Peninsula, a short drive from the bustling town of Carndonagh, picturesque Culdaff and Ireland’s Most Northerly point, Malin Head. The hotel offers a range of accommodation to suit the needs of its visitors, providing rooms that take advantage of the serene view […]


Winter Wonders At Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Inishowen

During your visit to the Inishowen Peninsula, you will notice that we have two impressive Loughs; Lough Swilly to the West and Lough Foyle to the East, with the powerful Atlantic Ocean to the North. With this in mind Inishowen is in a great position geographically to support an abundance of wildlife. Of particular importance to […]


A Winter Walk At Swan Park, Buncrana, Inishowen

It’s the most wonderful time of year in Inishowen, as the change of season, from Autumns rustic colours, to Winters frosty touch reveal a beautiful landscape in transition. Wrapping up in your winter warmers, an area that you can embrace clean crisp air and Winter sun is the beautiful and peaceful Swan Park. Harry Percival […]


Beauty On The Doorstep At Sandrock Holiday Hostel, Inishowen

Sandrock Holiday Hostel is located at Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head, on the Inishowen Peninsula. The property overlooks Port Ronan Pier, a small fishing harbour, pictured above, and is afforded stunning views across the Atlantic where headlands and mountains in the Inishowen and Fanad Peninsula can be seen. You will notice a small beach at […]


For The Love Of Books At Jones & Co. Booksellers Inishowen

Located in the lively town of Carndonagh in Inishowen is the charming Jones&Co. Bookshop. In 2014, owner Ruth McCarthy, established Jones&Co. out of a love for literature and in recognition that there was a need, following the closure of a much beloved bookstore, for another book hub in the community. With the support of friends […]


Castles By The Sea, Carrickabraghy Castle, Inishowen

Carrickabraghy Castle, pictured above, is an impressive historic building located on the North Western Tip of the Isle of Doagh, in the Inishowen Peninsula. With commanding views towards Pollan Bay, Glashedy Island and the Atlantic this building tells the story of previous rulers and political events that shaped the landscape at the time. You will […]


Halloween Fireworks | Oíche Shamhna 2016

The yearly Halloween festival,carnival and parade took place in Derry City this weekend. Anyone visiting Inishowen, around this time of year, can enjoy the largest ‘Halloween Festival’ in Europe and the ‘Best Halloween Destination’ in the world (USA Today). For 2016, the theme was ‘Out of This World’ and the ‘City of Bones Halloween Carnival’ […]


Fairy Lore in Inishowen, Co. Donegal

In Inishowen, Co. Donegal there are numerous stories associated with the mischievous mythical race of fairies, artistically re imagined above,  with Ringforts, hawthorn bushes and certain trees found in the countryside. Fairies are described in Irish folklore as underground hosts of the Tuatha De Danann, another powerful mythical race. A Ringfort, pictured below, is an archaeological […]


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