Visiting Inishowen?

Make the most of your visit!

Take a look at what else Inishowen has to offer to you. Plan you stay and make it all the more enjoyable.

Below is just a few of the wonderful attractions Inishowen has to offer.

Urris Hill Walks

As you explore Inishowen’s spectacular trails, you’ll discover one of Ireland’s most beautiful scenic regions. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and inspiring heritage. For such a small land mass, Inishowen has an amazing variety of landscape types forged by the differing geology that characterises of the Peninsula. The trails have been designed to cater for walkers of all ages, and are planned so that, anyone should be able to walk any of them, at their own pace.

Visitors from abroad walking on Inishowen's trails are often amazed at the lack of the crowds one usually experiences on similar trails in Britain and on the European continent.

Mamore Gap

Mamore Gap was once the sole gateway between Buncrana and Urris. This steep meandering road is sheltered 700 feet on either side by the hill of Mamore on the east and on the west the hill of Craogh Carragh. To the north east Raghtin More stands 1657 feet in the distance. These hills are only a small feature of glacier deposits and formations which are abundant in this area and other local imprints of the Ice Age date back to 15000 BC.

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Ballyliffen Golf Club

Ballyliffin Golf Club, consists of two outstanding, contrasting links courses and 36 wonderful holes make up one of the finest golf resorts to be found anywhere in the world. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificent links course will not easily be forgotten.

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Dunree Military Fort and Museum

Fort Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of Inishowen’s most beautiful and peaceful locations.

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The Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village tells the story of a Donegal family and community living on the edge of Donegal and surviving from Famine times right up to the present day. A visit here also helps explain the road to peace in Northern Ireland, Ireland in the Celtic Tiger’ years and the current economic collapse. This highly recommended attraction is located a 3km from Ballyliffin in north Inishowen.

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Grianán of Aileach

The Stone Fort of Grianán of Aileach is sits on a hilltop in Inishowen County Donegal. 250m above sea level, the stone fort was probably first built on an earthen rath.

The view from Aileach is breathtaking. The glistening waters of Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly are clear, as is the form of the entire peninsula. A windy and exposed place, Grianán has been a silent witness to the history of Ireland.

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