The Area Around Mamore Irish Cottages
Located eight miles north of Buncrana the Gap of Mamore passes between the Urris Hills at 800 feet above sea level, offering spectacular views of the Innishowen Penninsula and it's beautiful sandy beaches
The cottages are situated at the foot of the Gap of Mamore, overlooking Leenan Bay beside the 'Innishoven 100' with shops, hotels and licensed premises nearby.
For hill walkers, the cottages are a good starting point to explore the Urris Hills - "if one walk must be chosen in all Innishowen, this is it".
Beach at Leenan Bay
Just half a mile from the cottages you can find a beautiful unspoilt beach
The spectacular Glenevin Waterfall is located 2 kilometres from the village of Clonmany. The roadside entrance to the waterfall and picnic area is beside the Glen House, which in turn leads the intrepid adventurer along Glenevin valley.
This waterfall, wedge in shape, cascades fresh mountain water descending over black rock from an astounding height of 30 feet.
The walk up Glenevin valley to the waterfall takes the rambler on a safe route which is well designed and sign posted.
Ballyliffin Golf Club
Two outstanding and contrasting 18 hole 'links' courses, the world-class clubhouse, and jaw-dropping views make up Ballyliffin Golf Club.
The Old Course undulates in the glory of its natural terrain, presenting and immensely enjoyable challenge to all golfers. The world-famous Glashedy Links has already hosted a European Tour Event and the Ladies Irish Open
The expansive panoramic views of mountains and coastline, from each shot played, are never forgotten.
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park
Some 16,540 hectares (40,873 acres of mountains, lakes, glens and woods, with a herd of red deer. A Scottish style castle is surrounded by one of the finest gardens in Ireland, which contrasts with rugged surroundings. The Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and an audio-visual show.
+353 (0)74 91 37090
McGrory's of Culdaff
McCrory's of Culdaff is a lovely family run pub and restaurant on the north eastern coast of the Inishowen Peninsula, a fifteen minute drive from Ballyliffin. It is noted for its fine selection of quality food and drink, traditional Irish music, and friendly welcome. McRory's Backroom Bar is one of Ireland's top live music venues and features acts from all around the world. Nearby is Culdaff, with its Blue Flag beach and Bunagee Harbour, which is a centre for angling and water sports.
+353 (0)77 79104
Grianán Ailigh Visitors Centre & Restaurant
Housed in an old stone church, the interpretative centre tells the story of the ancient fort of Grianán Ailigh. Nearby woods and wetlands are home to Hooper swans, wild geese, and birds. Admission £1, children 75p. Full menu in restaurant specialising in fish dishes. Open daily summer months 10am-6pm. Restaurant open 10am-10pm. Otherwise open 12 noon to 6pm (times may vary). Restaurant 12 noon to 10pm. Address: Burt, Co Donegal.
+353 (0)77 68000
Doagh Famine Village & Visitor Centre
A recreation of an Irish village from 1970s back to Famine times, Doagh Visitor Centre provides a great variety of exhibitions telling the story of the Famine, Fear and Eviction. It is also a place where the customs, traditions and history of the people of Inishowen are preserved in a permanent way. A Famine village has been created allowing the visitor a first hand account of hardships endured at that time in Irish history. Between Nov 12-Dec 24 Doagh Visitor's Centre becomes Santa's Lapland! Children can visit Santa in the 'Grotto' and receive a gift, feed the reindeer, and see the toy factories. Admission: €10 (children), €5 (adults) Booking essential Admission: €5 Open Easter to October, 10am-5.30pm. Doagh Island, Inishowen, Co Donegal.
+353 (0)77 78078
The Guns of Dunree
The Guns of Dunree, near Buncrana, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, is a military museum, close to the historic Fort Dunree, displaying a sizeable collection of artefacts and artillery pieces, weapons, and military memorabilia dating back 180 years. There is also a beautiful Wildlife Exhibition in the Old Fort Hospital. Open June-Sept, Mon-Sat 10.30am-6pm. Sun 1pm-6pm. Winter opening, Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm, Sat & Sun 1.00pm-6.00pm Admission: Adults £3. Senior citizen/children £1.50. Special rates for coaches and groups.
Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium
Exhibits include different types of sailing craft, a fully rigged traditional fishing boat used along the northern Irish coast and a 19th century rocket cart used to aid survivors of wrecked ships. Open daily June-August, 1am-6pm or by arrangement rest of the year. Admission £2. Address: Greencastle, Inishowen, Co Donegal.
+353 (0) 77-81363
Leisure Land, in the Redcastle Fun Park near Moville, Co. Donegal, is Ireland's largest indoor heated fun park, catering for children of all ages. It includes a 3 level adventure active play system, circus carousels, dodgems, a small car track, a pirate ship, and a safari train. There are also shops and a fast-food restaurant. Admission is free.
+353 (0) 74 9382306
Scalp Mountain is the highest accessible point in Donegal by car (€10/car). From Burnfoot, follow the signpost and drive from sea level to 1600ft, taking in the awe inspiring scenery as you do.
Lough Foyle Ferry
Lough Foyle Ferry operates between Magilligan Point and Greencastle, Inishowen, Co. Donegal has proven to be a huge success, slashing travel time between Portrush / Portstewart and Ballyliffin by a massive 40 minutes.
The spectacular castle-crowned crag, on the famous north Antrim coast, was shaped when the sea cut deep into the rock. Dunluce Castle, originally occupied by the MacQuillan family and later the MacDonnells was besieged by the English in the 16th Century. An accord was eventually signed with the English monarch in the name of peach. Part of the castle broke off and the kitchen plunged into the sea, during a storm one night, killing all the cooks and kitchen-hands. Dunluce is thought by many to be the most picuresque and romantic of Irish Castles.
On A2 approximately 3 miles East of Portrush on the road to Bushmills
Ireland's top tourist attraction and UNESCO World Hertigage site. The world famous Giant's Causeway displays formatiions of unusual six sided basalt columns and a wealth of local and natural history. Open for walking all year round.
For centuries countless visitors have marvelled at the majesty and mystery of the Giants Causeway. At the heart of one of Europe’s most magnificent coastlines its unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of Atlantic storms. The rugged symmetry of the columns never fails to intrigue and inspire our visitors. To stroll on the Giants Causeway is to voyage back in time.
On A2 near Bushmills
Old Bushmills Distillery
The Old Busmills Distillery is the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery having received its licence to distill in 1608.
On the Castlecatt Road out of Bushmills Village.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Whether you enjoy a challenge or watching your friends' bravado, then Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is the place fory you. After walking along the beautiful coast path, you will find yourself confronted by an amazing rope bridge, which crosses a 30 metres deep and 20 metres chasm to the tiny Carrick Island.
On the B15 half-way between Bushmills and Ballycastle.