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Inishowen 100

Inishowen Peninsula ~ Wild Atlantic Way

The Inishowen 100 Scenic Drive, is a 100 mile or 160km driving route, that will guide you along a stunning coastline packed with unforgettable experiences. Explore an ancient landscape and immerse yourself in the culture of the region. Engage in activities from land to sea with walks, water sports, horse riding and Golf. Visit an artists studio and learn about some of the inspiration behind local crafts.

Things to See & Do Along The Inishowen 100 Scenic Drive

Beginning in Burt:

Grianán of Aileach Fort

Grianán of Aileach Fort

  • An Grianán of Aileach – An ancient ring fort on the pinnacle of Grianán hill, circa 250 mtrs [800 ft] above sea level. It is said that 7 counties can be seen from the top of the fort
  • Hotels – The An Grianán Hotel, home of the Celtic Feast and Old Church Visitor Centre

2.2km Pump House Car Park

Inch Wildfowl Reserve Along the Inishowen100

Inch Wildfowl Reserve Along the Inishowen 100

Inch Island, Inishowen 100

    • Inch Wild Fowl Reserve – An 8 km walk around Inch lake where various wild birds can be spotted
    • Inch Castle – The ruins of an O’Doherty Castle – built circa 1430

4km

Burnfoot, Inishowen 100

    • Go-Karting – Half Way Karting go-karting circuit

6km

Ancient Abbey At Fahan Inishowen ~ Inishowen 100

Ancient Abbey At Fahan Inishowen ~ Inishowen 100

Fahan, Inishowen 100

  • The Cross of St Mura – Located in the old Abbey graveyard. Here you will also find the grave of Agnes Jones who trained and worked alongside Florence Nightingale
  • Lough Swilly Marina

6km

Coastal Town Of Buncranan Along The Inishowen 100

Coastal Town Of Buncranan Along The Inishowen 100

Buncrana Town, Inishowen 100

  • Amazing Grace Country – Where John Newton is said to have penned the lyrics to the famous hymn ‘Amazing Grace’)Viewing points and a garden.
  • O’Doherty’s Keep All that remains of one of the ancient O’Doherty Castles
  • Swan Park – A charming short walk alongside the Crana river leading to a park on land dedicated to the town by Harry Percival Swan)
  • Shore Path Walk A 2.5km [1.5 miles] walk along the shore passing by the life-boat station, Ned’s Point – [a Napoleonic fort], and Fr Hegarty’s Rock – [a rock used for secret prayer meetings during the years of penal law]
  • Wain’s World – Indoor children’s play area
  • Cinema/Bingo St Mary’s Hall built in 1904
  • Golf: Buncrana Golf Club (9 hole links course) & North West Golf Club (18 hole links course)
  • Children’s Playground Festival Park playground suitable for toddlers and children up to twelve years
  • Hotels – Inishowen Gateway and The Lake of Shadows
  • Pubs – Including O’Flaherty’s with traditional music every Thursday night
  • Shops, Night Club, and Restaurants

6.4km

Linsfort, Inishowen 100

    • Quad Biking – Inishowen Quad Safari & Lazor Wars
    • Surfing – Inishowen Surf School, where ever the surf is

7.6km

Fort Dunree located along the Inishowen 100

Fort Dunree located along the Inishowen 100

Dunree, Inishowen 100

    • Dunree Museum – Big guns sit outside the museum on Inisowen’s most easterly promontory with stunning views over Lough Swilly
    • Walks – Three sign-posted walks on gravel paths

7km

    • The Gap of Mamore – Circa 250 mtrs [800 ft] above sea level, a mountain pass with stunning views

10km

Glenevin Waterfall Clonmany a stop along the Inishowen 100

Glenevin Waterfall Clonmany a stop along the Inishowen 100

Clonmany, Inishowen 100 

Sadly the Glenevin Waterfall is currently closed due to storm damage, but repair work is ongoing. Click here for updates.

    • Glenevin Waterfall – A short uphill walk to a charming little waterfall in peaceful secluded surroundings
    • St Columba’s Church – Ruins of a church built in 1772 on ancient monastery grounds
    • Horse Riding – Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre
    • Pubs – The Rusty Nail, excellent food and traditional music: McFeeleys, traditional music every Wednesday night

2km

Waves breaking along the Pollan Bay, Ballyliffin ~ Inishowen 100

Waves breaking along the Pollan Bay, Ballyliffin ~ Inishowen 100

Ballyliffin, Inishowen 100

    • Pollan Bay Strand A long beach, with children’s play area, stretching to Carrickabraghy Castle on The Isle of Doagh 
    • Golf Club – Ballyliffin Golf Club. Two courses – the old links re-designed by Nick Faldo
    • Hotels – The Ballyliffin, The Strand, The Townhouse and Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa
    • Restaurants – Nancy’s Barn, winner of the 2016 all Ireland Seafood Chowder Championships

5.5km

Isle Of Doagh Stop Along The Inishowen 100

Isle Of Doagh Stop Along The Inishowen 100

Isle of Doagh, Inishowen 100

10.5km 

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Donagh Cross In Carndonagh ~ Inishowen 100

Carndonagh, Inishowen 100

  • Donagh Cross: 7th century cross – one of the oldest standing crosses in Ireland
  • Bike Hire – Cycle Inishowen
  • Yoga
  • Bookshop – New, Used & First edition
  • Shops, Pubs, Night Club, Restaurants and a Cattle Mart

6km

Historic Malin Town along the Inishowen 100

Historic Malin Town along the Inishowen 100

Malin Town, Inishowen 100

  • Horse Riding Stables – Malin Stables
  • Inishowen Boating Company – Boats for charter for fishing or whale watching
  • Hotel Malin Hotel

5.5km

Five Fingers Strand Beach on the Inishowen 100

Five Fingers Strand Beach on the Inishowen 100

Lagg, Inishowen 100

  • Lagg Chapel – The idyllically-situated Roman Catholic church (built in 1784) was the first erected in Inishowen following the relaxation of the Penal Laws. 
  • Five Fingers Strand – A beautiful beach with geologically significant sand dunes, some of the highest in Europe. The curious name of Five Fingers is inspired by five rock pinnacles that resemble five fingers jutting out of the sea [Not safe for bathing]

6km Via the spectacular viewing point at Knockamany Bends

Irelands Most Northerly Point on the Inishowen 100

Irelands Most Northerly Point on the Inishowen 100

Malin Head, Inishowen 100

  • Banbas Crown – Most northerly point of Ireland
  • Wee House of Malin A cave where folklore has it that no matter how many enter the cave all will fit in
  • Meteorolgical Station – The very one that you hear mentioned on the shipping forecast
  • Pubs, and Restaurants

16.5km

Culdaff Beach Sunshine Inishowen

Culdaff Beach ~Inishowen 100

Culdaff, Inishowen 100

  • Bocan Stone Circle An ancient stone circle
  • Temple of Deen  A wedge-tomb
  • Cloncha High Cross  An ancient high cross
  • Culdaff beach  A beautiful beach with children’s play area
  • Hotels – McGrory’s Guesthouse, home to good food and traditional music
  • Pubs

7.5

Tremone Bay – A beautiful unspoiled hidden beach

6km

Kinnagoe Bay, Inishowen, Donegal ~Inishowen 100

Kinnagoe Bay, Inishowen, Donegal ~Inishowen 100

Kinnagoe Bay – Another stunning hidden beach. Not far from shore lies the wreck of ‘La Trinidad Valencera’, a ship which was part of the Spanish Armada Fleet 

7km

Greencastle Pier, Inishowen 100

Greencastle Pier, Inishowen 100

Greencastle, Inishowen 100

  • Maritime museum
  • Northburg Castle: An early 14th centuary Norman castle ruin
  • Greencastle Harbour – Inishowen’s largest fishing harbour
  • Golf – Greencastle Golf Club, an 18 hole links course
  • Stroove Light House – Overlooking Stroove beach less than 5km from Greencastle
  • Pubs and Restaurants

4km

Moville Shore ~ Inishowen 100

Moville Shore ~ Inishowen 100

Moville, Inishowen 100

  • Pottery – Moville Pottery
  • Watersports – Inish Adventures
  • Coastal Walk – 8 km shore path walk to Greencastle
  • Pitch & Putt – Cooley Pitch & Putt
  • Cooley Cross & Skull House – An ancient heritage site
  • Children’s Playground – Situated on the shorefront
  • Horse Riding Stables – Cooley Equestrian Centre
  • Shops, Pubs and Restaurants

7.5km

Redcastle, Inishowen 100

  • Leisureland – Indoor children’s amusements 

16km

Muff , Inishowen 100

  • Morton God Dolmen – An ancient portal tomb
  • I.O.S.A.S Centre – A religious retreat and beautiful garden dedicated to Saints
  • Horse Riding Stables – Lenamore Stables 
  • Rock Climbing – WAW Rock Climbing – instruction by Bren Whelan
  • Lisnagara Woods – Currently recognized as the largest sanctuary for the endangered Red Squirrel
  • Pubs and Restaurants