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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 […]


Halloween Traditions In Ireland

From Samhain to Halloween The Celts were an ancient influential society made up of loosely connected tribes that shared similar cultural beliefs and artistic styles. Amongst the traditions incorporated in Ireland, was the importance of the changing seasons and a fear, but respect for the dead. The Celts divided the year into two halves; the […]


Connecting With The Past At Doagh Famine Village, Inishowen

Doagh Famine Village is an open air Museum located on the beautiful Isle of Doagh, situated to the North of the Inishowen Peninsula. On approach to the Isle of Doagh you will encounter breathtaking scenery from Pollan Bay to Trawbreaga Bay, see below. This region has a long and ancient history which is beautifully brought […]


The Red Door Experience, Inishowen

The 4* Red Door Country House Restaurant and B&B, pictured above, is nestled beside the ancient area of Fahan, on the shores of Lough Swilly and located a short drive from Buncrana, a picturesque seaside town on the Western side of the Inishowen Peninsula. On approach to the Red Door it is hard to deny the […]


Walking Along The Coast of Malin Head, Inishowen

Malin Head is Ireland’s most Northerly Point situated a short drive from Malin Town pictured above. On route to Malin Town, you will pass over an historic ten-arched bridge which leads to this bright and charming village. The word Malin itself originates from the Irish word Malainn meaning Braeface or Hillbrow, which hints at the […]


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