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Ben Holmes lives in Culdaff and works mainly in oil, inspired by the land and seascape of Inishowen since moving to Donegal five years ago. His work reflects Inishowen’s ever changing environment which provides a sense of peace through its rural setting, whilst the wild Atlantic coastline offers an edgy unpredictability. Ben has exhibited in Ireland and the UK and his work is displayed in a number of venues around Inishowen, including the Butterbean restaurant in Carndonagh and Inish Fusion in Moville and Glen House in Clonmany. A selection of limited edition prints are now available to buy from http://www.benholmesart.com/
Crana Stables is a Great riding school for novice through to experienced. Catering for all ages and levels with lessons daily. Hacking and beach rides available along with pony camps over the school holidays. A truely enjoyable horse riding experience for all the family. Situated just between Buncrana and The Illies and only 20mins from Derry city The yard itself has a 50m – 30m floodlit sand arena, with a full course of jumps and 20 acres of paddock land, which is used for daily turnout for all horses. Excellent quiet roads for hacking and rides to the beach. Fun, friendly atmosphere, professionally run with qualified staff. Open 7 Days a Week
Cleenagh, Ballymagan, Buncrana
The Famine Village tells the story of a family living on the edge and surviving, from the Famine of the 1840s to the present time. Remoteness, isolation and reliance on small plots of land made this area a harsh place to live. Yet the same families have lived here for generations. Learn how these people adapted and survived in their environment. Catering for coaches, groups and families Open 7 days a week from 17th March to 31st October Opening hours are 10am to 5pm. Admission €8 for Guided Tour. Under 12s €4 and Under 4s Go Free. Admission includes Tea/Coffee in Kitty Sean’s Kitchen. Continuous tours everyday from 10:30am to 4:30pm except for Friday, when last tour is at 2pm.
Admission: Adult €7, Seniors/Children €5, Family Ticket €15. Fort Dunree is located just seven miles outside Buncrana. The underground bunkers house is a fascinating display of military memorabilia, artefacts and an array of 20th century guns. There is also a wildlife exhibition and over 3km of walkways, pier facilities and after take in the stunning views of Lough Swilly in the comfort of our new waterfront cafeteria. June – September: Monday – Saturday 10.30 am – 6.00pm, Sunday 1.00pm – 6.00pm. October – May, Monday – Friday 10.30am – 4.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 1.00pm – 6.00pm
Named by Mc Kennas Guide 2015 as one of the top 100 places to stay in Ireland, this guest house has 9 individually styled rooms and is run by Sonia Mc Gonigle. Rooms are en-suite with beautiful mountain or sea views. The Tearoom offers some home baked treats for you to enjoy. Free Wi-Fi and car parking for guests.
Inch Wildfowl Reserve is home to a fantastic walking loop around Inch Lake spanning 8km. The combination within this site of extensive feeding areas and safe resting and roosting sites makes this site one of the most important wetlands in the country for wintering waterfowl. It supports a wide diversity of wintering waterfowl, notably swans and geese, as well as gulls, waders and duck. Being on the western-most part of Europe it also attracts a fair share of unusual birds throughout the year.
Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Inch Island
Inishowen Maritime Heritage Co. is conveniently located in the old coastguard station, only 100 yards from the Lough Foyle ferry landing at Greencastle. Part of the WAW Route the museum has an extensive collection of artefacts, exhibitions and memorabilia of all things maritime. Our new full dome theatre runs 5 shows each day. As well as astronomy based shows we also offer shows on prehistoric sea monsters, our global climate and our kids favourite the Enchanted Reef! Children’s shows are suitable from 4yrs. Other amenities: Cafe– Nautical gifts & fishing tackle shop – Car/Coach Parking. Open 7 days a week from EASTER – We look forward to seeing you soon!
Old Coast Guard Station, Greencastle
The Celtic Prayer Garden is a six-acre site laid out in the shape of the island of Ireland which depicts the lives of the major saints of Ireland’s Golden Age. You can tour the garden, enjoy its wonderful peace and natural beauty and learn more about our common Celtic Christian heritage. We also have a Cafe, giftshop and an organic vegetable Farm. Also on our complex we have self-catering chalet type accommodation which is ideally for holiday breaks! Mon-Thurs-9am-5pm Fri-9am-4pm Spring/Summer months: 2pm-5pm.
IOSAS CentreA space for visitors, tourists and pilgrims to learn about the lives of the Celtic Saints
Lenamore Road, Derryvane, Muff
Jones & Co. A book-lovers haven in the north of the Inishowen Peninsula. Born out of an almost unhealthy love of the written word. We love books of all kinds and aren’t afraid to talk about them! Second-hand wonders and beautiful covers abound here with a penchant for the odd and a fine collection of local history and Irish interest. Everything from signed first editions to the latest bestsellers rub shoulders on our shelves. Reading in the comfy chair is encouraged. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm – 6pm or by appointment.
Malin Street, Carndonagh
Where the fun begins! Leisureland is recognized as one of Ireland’s leading indoor Fun Parks. Catering for children of all ages, we offer a safe and secure environment loaded with fun. We are No.1 for school trips, youth clubs, birthday parties or any event. For booking and more information please contact as above. Opening hours: 12 noon to 6pm Sat & Sun and open 7 days in July and August.
Lurgybrack Open Farm is a special place where all the family can spend the day. With lots of animals to handle and feed, kids will have lots of fun on the barrel train and in our large adventure playground. Relax, stroll along the river, unwind in our Tea Room or bring a Family Picnic. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm April – August. Open September weekends only.
Mia’s Cottage is a restored traditional cottage situated in the north western part of the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal. It is located 5 miles from Clonmany Village on the road leading to the breathtaking Mamore Gap. There are wonderful hill views to back of the cottage with sea views over Lough Swilly towards the front. These scenic surroundings make Mia's Cottage a relaxing holiday base to explore the Inishowen Peninsula. The cottage was recently restored and now exudes old world charm combined with modern comforts including free internet for customers.. It features high pine celings, sliding sash windows and wooden floors. A solid fuel stove, central heating and high levels of insulation make it a very cosy holiday home. A private lane leads to the cottage and there is large back garden enclosed with an old stone wall. This garden is a safe play area and features a swing and a slide. The holiday home is just a few minutes drive from three of the finest beaches on the Inishowen Peninsula – Leenan beach, Tullagh Strand and Pollan Strand at nearby Ballyliffin . The latter two beaches are used by the Inishowen Surfing School for Surf lessons. Pollan […]
King Nuada and the Tuatha De Danann Clan of Grianan of Aileach Fort invite you to come and see them at their home in Burt. A fun and exciting experience awaits as you learn about this magical, mythical race, through the latest interactive multimedia installations. For more information please get in touch. P.S. I advise you come and visit, you can’t say ‘No’ to a King!
In the heart of Inishowen, the Centre sits at the base of Sliabh Sneacht, the highest mountain in Inishowen, and is the perfect base for walking and hiking trips, providing changing and showering facilities. The Centre also hosts a new permanent exhibition on Inishowen Heritage suitable for all ages providing the opportunity to plan your journey around the Inishowen Heritage Trail. The Centre also regularly hosts temporary exhibitions, food and craft fairs. Complete your trip with a visit to our tranquil tea Room with spectacular views of Sliabh Sneacht and surrounding countryside. Opening from Easter from 10am-4pm. Come and discover the wonderful heritage and beauty of Inishowen!
Astound and amaze family and friends alike in Donegal’s very own slice of the Amazon, an unmissable experience with hundreds of amazing tropical butterflies of all shapes and sizes, all in free flight. Be greeted by the sounds of lorikeets, turacos and birds from around the globe serenading you through our exotic aviaries and on to the lemurs and miniture monkeys that call Tropical World home, along with the raccoons, meerkats and more. New for 2017, step back in time by entering Jurassic Land and walk through dinosaurs in a prehistoric Tropical World, as well as their modern day descents in our brand new Bug World, the amazing world of insects live! Tropical World is 80% under cover and facilities include an indoor play area, full disabled access as well as an on-site cafe, so a great day out for all is guaranteed. 10:00am – 5:30pm (last admissions 4:30pm) Monday – Saturday, 1:00pm – 5:30 pm (last admissions 4:30) Sunday; 1st April – 30th September.
Alcorn's Flower and Garden Centre, Loughnain, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Welcome to Wildwoods! We offer scheduled courses on Bushcraft, Campcraft, Backwoods & Wilderness Living Skills as well as Outdoor Introductory Educational and Recreational Day courses for all ages. Our courses are tailored to meet the needs and capabilities of every group who attend dependent on age and experience. While keeping the emphasis on Fun, Education, Safety and More Fun you can experience everything from fire-lighting using primitive and modern day methods using natural materials, shelter building, with backwoods wild game preparation and cooking to nature trails, beach and woodland foraging, campcraft, knots and lashings and much more.
Bluebell Hill, Culdaff, Donegal, Ireland